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Sony Announces QD-OLED TVs at CES 2022

Sony Announces QD-OLED TVs at CES 2022

Sony surprised us at CES 2022 by announcing what we expected Samsung to announce! Sony is introducing quantum dot organic light-emitting diode (QD-OLED) televisions this year.

Those extra letters in front of OLED aren’t just hiding some new marketing gimmick or another level of video processing. QD-OLED is the next major step in OLED technology. It’s a big deal and should help hold us over until Micro LED TVs come down to reasonable prices. While OLED TVs produce some of the highest quality pictures available in consumer televisions, they still lag behind LED TVs in terms of brightness.

Without getting into all of the science behind it, quantum dot technology will make OLED TVs brighter. They should also improve the lifespan of the displays. And quantum dot technology can produce brighter images without sacrificing the deep blacks that we love so much!

Sony surprised us by being the first company to announce a QD-OLED TV.
The Sony Bravia XR A95K has a base with built-in cable management.

So, remember how we said that we expected Samsung to be the first to announce a QD-OLED TV? Guess who is making the panel for Sony. Yep, Samsung is making them! As weird as that is, perhaps it’s only because Samsung’s big event is at the end of the day.

The other good news out of Sony is that all of their 2022 OLED TVs will be getting some features that will please the gamers out there. They will support 4k at 120Hz refresh rate, auto-HDR, variable refresh rate (VRR), and auto low-latency mode. We have to wonder if this means the Sony PlayStation 5 will finally support these features this year.

If you’re reaching for your wallet to buy one of these new TVs, you can hold off a little while. The 65” and 55” Bravia XR A95K QD-OLED will be released by Sony this spring, but Sony hasn’t announced pricing for them yet.

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Josh has been writing software since his parents brought home their first computer. His love for gadgets and technology eventually spurred a passion for home theater technology. After starting the DMZ, he received Microsoft’s MVP award for Windows Media Center. Even though the beloved home theater PC platform is all but dead he continues to tinker with consumer entertainment technology. He’s a life-long gamer and DIY smart home enthusiast. He co-hosts the Entertainment 2.0 podcast with Richard Gunther and the DMZ’s gaming podcast, Story Players, with Joe DeStazio.