And that trend continued into 2020 when the company unveiled a series of new 8K and 4K smart TVs at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show back in January (which feels like forever ago now). There are a lot of TVs in Sony’s new lineup this year, ranging from 8K LED models to 4K OLED panels, to your “standard” 4K LED options as well. And, as you might expect, prices cover the gamut from low to high, so if you’re a fan of Sony-branded TVs there might be an option here worth considering.
Today, Sony announced that its 2020 lineup of smart TVs are starting to roll out. Some models you can buy right now from retailers like Best Buy and Amazon, while others are just available to pre-order. Sony’s 8K HDR LED range is launching this summer, according to the company, so orders aren’t available just yet for those models.
But, just for fun, those TVs will cost $9,999.99 and $6,999.99 for the 85- and 75-inch models respectively when they do launch.
It’s worth noting that Sony’s 85- and 55-inch X900H 4K HDR smart TVs will be going up for sale in the summertime as well.
If you want a full breakdown of all the specifications for each of the new TV models, I’ve linked to each just below:
- Sony A8H OLED 4K TV specs
- Sony X950H LED 4K TV specs
- Sony X900H LED 4K TV specs
- Sony X800H LED 4K TV specs
- Sony Z8H LED 8K TV specs
I’ve separated the models you can pre-order and the models you can buy right now below.
- Sony A8H 65-inch OLED 4K HDR: $3,099.99
- Sony A8H 55-inch OLED 4K HDR: $2,299.99
- Sony X950H 55-inch LED 4K HDR: $1,399.99
- Sony X950H 65-inch LED 4K HDR: $1,999.99
- Sony X950H 75-inch LED 4K HDR: $3,499.99
- Sony X900H 65-inch LED 4K HDR: $1,599.99
- Sony X900H 75-inch LED 4K HDR: $2,499.99
- Sony X950H 85-inch LED 4K HDR: $4,489.99
- Sony X950H 49-inch LED 4K HDR: $999.99
- Sony X800H 85-inch LED 4K HDR: $2,298.00
- Sony X800H 75-inch LED 4K HDR: $1,398.00
- Sony X800H 65-inch LED 4K HDR: $898.00
- Sony X800H 55-inch LED 4K HDR: $748.00
- Sony X800H 49-inch LED 4K HDR: $648.00
- Sony X800H 43-inch LED 4K HDR: $598.00
So, like I said earlier, there are a lot of TVs to choose from right out of the gate. But the good news is that Sony seems to be keeping the prices pretty competitive, and Sony’s displays are usually top of the line for image quality. Of course, Samsung and Vizio and LG also put up their own great options, and each of those companies area also supporting AirPlay 2 and HomeKit.
As for Apple’s baked-in features, with AirPlay 2, the new Sony-branded smart TVs will be able to communicate with other AirPlay 2-equipped devices like the HomePod. And with HomeKit integration, the smart TVs can react to voice commands doled out to Siri, which means you can do things like change the volume.
If you’re in the market for a new smart TV with AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support, will you be checking out Sony’s new options for this year? Or have you already got your eyes set on a different model? Let us know in the comments!