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The true beauty of 4K in every picture

Not just 4K, this is Sony 4K

With Sony televisions, everything you watch is sharpened and refined with the latest detail enhancement and noise reduction technology for amazingly realistic pictures.

K Processor X1™/4K Processor X1™ Extreme
4K Processor X1™/4K Processor X1™ Extreme

More power, more performance, more beauty

4K HDR Processor X1™ Extreme 

Our newly developed 4K HDR Processor X1™ Extreme has 40% more real-time image processing than our renowned 4K Processor X1™. It takes everything you watch and upscales it to near 4K HDR quality.

As close to reality as you can get

Object-based HDR remaster 

Now you can watch everything close to the beauty of 4K HDR. You'll see contours on mountains, hidden textures on flowers, depth in clouds, and wildlife has the contrast and color of nature, for a more natural and realistic picture on screen.

With Object-based HDR remaster
With Object-based HDR remaster
Without Object-based HDR remaster

Making color and contrast more real

With Object-based HDR remaster (1), the color in individual objects on screen is analyzed and the contrast adjusted, unlike most TVs where contrast is only adjusted along one black-to-white contrast curve (2). Because objects are remastered individually, this TV can reproduce greater depth, textures, and more real pictures. 

  • Object-based HDR remaster
  • Conventional

See more detail with databases for noise reduction and upscaling

Dual database processing

One database is used to clean the picture, reducing on-screen noise. The other is used to upscale the resolution, improving clarity. These two powerful image improvement databases work together, dynamically improving pixels in real time. Each database has tens of thousands of references, amassed from our experience creating content for TV and movies over the years.

Without dual database processing
With dual database processing

1. Noise reduction database

Compressed noise is identified by the database, which includes "before and after" data on what a picture should look like and removes the compressed picture noise.

2. Upscaling database

The upscaling database also includes "before and after" data, which is used to upscale the signal and create a more realistic picture.

Less banding for a smoother picture

Super Bit Mapping™ 4K HDR

There are thousands of tones, shades, and gradations of light in a sunset. Super Bit Mapping™ 4K HDR reveals them all. It creates a smooth, natural picture as you watch, without the "banding" that can occur on other TVs.

Without Super bit mapping 4K HDR
With Super bit mapping 4K HDR

64 times more levels of color in every scene

14-bit signal processing breaks up the solid bands of color, effectively smoothing out the gradation between shades — displaying a 14-bit equivalent gradation, even from an 8-bit source, showing 64 times the color levels of a conventional display.

Process 8-bit source to 14-bit equivalent

One chip changes everything

4K Processor X1™

The 4K Processor X1™ is an innovative technology that uses advanced algorithms to cut noise and boost detail. It works with 4K X-Reality PRO™ to produce pictures that are sharp, clear, and incredibly lifelike.

Take every picture closer to 4K

Unique to Sony, 4K X-Reality PRO picture processing upscales every pixel for remarkable clarity. Pixels across multiple frames are analyzed and images sharpened and refined in real time.

X-Reality PRO

Redefining realism

A variety of noise reduction techniques are used by 4K X-Reality PRO to sharpen and refine images. See how scenes become clearer, smoother, and more natural.

Bringing every pixel to life

With 4K X-Reality PRO, patterns in images are compared with patterns stored in a unique database to find the best hue, saturation, and brightness for each pixel. We use the knowledge gained from developing and filming blockbuster movies and TV shows to deliver supremely lifelike detail in everything you watch.

  • HD signal enters TV
  • Analyzed, converted, and evaluated
  • Upscaled to near 4K