11:03pm PT by Carolyn Giardina
CES: Sony Unveils Its First Dolby Vision-Supported 4K HDR TVs
Sony unwrapped its first 4K High Dynamic Range TVs with support for Dolby Vision, Dolby’s proprietary HDR format.
The news, announced Wednesday at CES, was part of Sony's overall emphasis on a commitment to HDR. It revealed two new 4K HDR TV series — the XBR-A1E Bravia OLED and X930E/X940E series with new LED backlight driving technology — with support for Dolby Vision, as well as the open HDR10 and open Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) HDR formats.
The announcements also capped a big HDR news day for Dolby, which also saw LG extend its lineup of Dolby Vision supported TVs; TCL announced that Dolby Vision is coming to select models of its Roku TVs; and Lionsgate, Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures confirmed that they would release content mastered in Dolby Vision for Ultra HD Blu-ray.
During its press conference, Sony revealed that its first Ultra HD Blu-ray player will be available in the spring, and it highlighted Ultra HD HDR-mastered content from Sony Pictures, including Sausage Party, Ghostbusters and The Angry Birds Movie.
It reported that 53.4 million Sony PlayStation 4 systems (which also support HDR) have now been sold. And the company asserted that its PlayStation VR (which was released last fall) is not just about gaming; Sony also plans to bring virtual reality experiences to “movies, music, TV and more.”