Here Are All the Sony 2016 TVs

Sony continues pushing into premium UHD territory

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When it comes to dishing out big, juicy TVs, Sony doesn't mess around. But this year, the company looks a little modest next to the flashy output from Samsung and LG. You won't find any curved TVs or OLED models in Sony's 2016 lineup, and there's been much less hubbub about HDR and Dolby Vision, too.

Fortunately, the company is still delivering high-quality, HDR-ready 4K flat-screens. Most of the members of Sony's 2016 lineup are spiritual successors of some of last year's best-looking 4K/UHD TVs, so we're not complaining about the "if it ain't broke" approach. At least one thing's changed: Sony finally dropped those controversial side-mounted speakers.

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Outside of the company's biggest and best 4K TVs, however, Sony is tight-lipped concerning forays into more affordable territory (like Full HD), and has yet to announce any zany 8K sets or curved screens.

4K/UHD TVs

X940D Series (XBR-75X940D)

The biggest, baddest TV in Sony's lineup is the flagship X940D: a full-array LED LCD that achieves HDR compatibility via Sony's hardware local dimming (FALD) schema, called X-tended Dynamic Range Pro. There's also a new backlight design this year, which Sony calls Slim Backlight Drive, and Sony's Triluminos color system, a quantum-dot based, side-mounted color enhancement system.

KEY SPECS:
• Price: $7,999
• 4K/UHD resolution
• Triluminos (quantum dot) enhancement
• Full-array backlight with local dimming
• Android TV & 4K Processor X1

X930D Series (XBR-55X930D & XBR-65X930D)

Technically sharing flagship status with the X940D, the 55- and 65-inch X930D TVs are actually quite similar to Sony's largest offering. They both boast 4K/UHD resolution, Sony's X1 upscaled, Triluminos color, and the Android TV smart platform. However, the X930D sets use a slimmer LED backlight than the X940D, allowing them to utilize full-array local dimming while maintaining a slim side profile.

Read our review of the Sony X930D.

KEY SPECS:
• MSRP: $4,999 (XBR-65X930D); $3,299 (XBR-55X930D)
• 4K/UHD resolution
• Triluminos (quantum dot) enhancement
• Slim backlight drive local dimming
• Android TV & 4K Processor X1

X850D Series

The X850D Series has a larger offering of sizes and price points compared to the flagship X940D/X930D series, including 55-, 65-, 75-, and 85-inch models. The four X850D TVs boast similar specs to Sony's higher-end options, including 4K resolution, X1 upscaling, the Android TV operating system, and HDR compatibility.

KEY SPECS:
• MSRP: $9,999 (XBR-85X850D); $4,999 (XBR-75X850D); $3,499 (XBR-65X850D); $2,499 (XBR-55X850D)
• 4K/UHD resolution
• Triluminos (quantum dot) enhancement
• Android TV & 4K Processor X1

X800D Series

The X800D was recently announced as an addition to the X940, X930, and X850 series. It's available in smaller 43- and 49-inch sizes starting at $1,299, and offers HDR (High Dynamic Range) playback, 4K resolution, Sony's proprietary Triluminos color, and the Android TV operating system.

KEY SPECS:
• MSRP: $1,499 (XBR-49X800D); $1,299 (XBR-43X800D)
• 4K/UHD resolution
• Triluminos color enhancement
• Android TV smart platform
• High Dynamic Range compatible

X750D Series

One more rung down the ladder, the X750D series—which is available only in a 65-inch size right now—offers a good size-to-price ratio, delivering 4K resolution and the Android TV smart platform for $2,299. Eventually, the X750D will be upgraded to be compatible with High Dynamic Range.

KEY SPECS:
• MSRP: $2,299 (XBR-65X750D)
• 4K/UHD resolution
• Android TV smart platform
• High Dynamic Range upgrade incoming

X700D Series

Technically sharing a space with the 65-inch X750D in terms of features, the X700D series brings two more 4K/UHD and Android TVs in smaller, more affordable sizes. These sets will also be receiving an upgrade to allow them to play High Dynamic Range content in the future.

KEY SPECS:
• MSRP: $1,499 (XBR-55X700D); $999 (XBR-49X700D)
• 4K/UHD resolution
• Android TV smart platform
• High Dynamic Range upgrade incoming

W650D/W600D Series

The W650D/W600D Sony TVs are the company's full-HD/1080p options for 2016. The R500/R510C from 2015 are also carried over, but the W6 series is Sony's "premium" non-4K option for this year, including a focus on svelte design and built-in smart features.

KEY SPECS:
• KDL-32W600D (32-inch, $349)
• KDL-40W650D (40-inch, $599)
• KDL-48W650D (48-inch, $699)
• full-HD smart TVs, X-reality Pro engine

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