Sony has just unveiled two new 4K HDR – high dynamic range – TVs in Malaysia: the X93D and X85D. These two products are essentially the first few HDR-enabled TVs in Malaysia, and those who are looking to get a new television set should give these two products a thought or two.
HDR TVs are superior to conventional TVs in the sense that the former offer a wider range of colours, superior contrast, as well as better brightness. However, these benefits are only truly realised with HDR contents, which are still pretty limited right now. Then again, it goes without saying that HDR TVs will not be obsolete in the near future.
For the Malaysian market, Sony is bringing in the X93D and X85D 4K HDR TVs. Oddly enough, the company did not mention if the X94D will be offered here as well. Regardless, the former two TVs feature Android TV, a Sony X1 4K processor, a Triluminous Display, as well as very minimal bezels, giving them a minimalistic appearance; the cable management system has an equally clean design as well.
What differentiates the X93D and the X85D TVs is a feature called X-tended Dynamic Range Pro, which is only present on the former. According to Sony, this technology allows even deeper blacks and more vibrant colours than what standard HDR TVs can already achieve, which is rather impressive.
Looking at Sony’s Bravia TV lineup in Malaysia, we noticed that the W800C and W850C Full HD Android TVs were not refreshed. When we reached out to Sony regarding this, the company mentioned that it wanted to offer affordable Android TVs to Malaysian consumers. This makes sense, as the W800C series retails from RM2,499.
The Sony X85D 4K HDR TV retails at RM7,400 for the 55-inch model, while the bigger 65-inch variant is set to go for RM10,999; these two models are now available for purchase. As for the Sony X93D series, Sony did not reveal its retail prices yet, but the company did mention that the lineup will arrive in Malaysia sometime in June 2016.