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Sony Bravia TVs in 2024, differences between series explained

Until 2024, understanding Sony’s TV series was quite confusing, particularly with the Bravia XR series, which included various models of differing classes. However, in 2024, Sony introduced a significant change by revamping their model numbering system and introducing a new series concept. Now, all Sony TVs from 2024 onwards fall under the Bravia 2-9 series. Although it implies there are nine series, in practice, there are only eight, with Bravia 2 being the entry-level series. This new classification makes it much easier to understand the type of TV you’re purchasing. Here’s how the Sony Bravia TV series are positioned from 2024 onwards:

List of Sony Bravia TV Series

Sony Bravia 2: This is the budget-friendly S25 series, the model number of the Bravia 2 is K-55S25. These TVs use displays manufactured on outdated production lines and have a thickness of more than 3 inches (80mm). They also feature processors from previous generations. These models are primarily offered in India and are likely produced by an OEM manufacturer under the Sony brand.

Sony Bravia 3: Also part of the budget segment, this is the S30 series (K-55S30). These TVs are available in many countries, including the US and Canada. The main difference is the use of LED technology with direct backlighting, albeit in the budget segment. They are equipped with the 4K HDR Processor X1, first introduced in 2017 and subsequently upgraded. Although the processor has HDR in its name, the HDR performance on these TVs is limited to about 30% due to the display quality. Nevertheless, these TVs support WiFi 6 and HDMI 2.1 ports, offering decent hardware despite the mediocre display.

Sony Bravia 4, 5, 6: As of the time of writing, these TV series are not yet available.

Sony Bravia 7: These QLED TVs feature advanced LED displays made with new materials (quantum dots) and mini-LED backlighting. Powered by the high-speed XR processor, the 7 Series TVs deliver superior picture correction and 4K resolution. Using the previous generation of QLED displays, these TVs feature 10-bit color depth and 120Hz refresh rate. The model number of the Bravia 7 Series TVs is K-55XR70.

Sony Bravia 8: The K-XR6580 series comprises OLED TVs with 4K resolution. Along with OLED technology, these TVs boast features similar to the 7 Series, including the high-speed XR processor and advanced image correction capabilities specific to OLED displays. Additionally, this series has enhanced audio with a built-in subwoofer alongside standard speakers.

Sony Bravia 9: These TVs represent the pinnacle of functionality. They feature the latest generation of QLED displays with mini-LED backlighting, an improved 2.2.2 audio system, and a premium remote control. The model number format for this series is K-65XR90.

Sony 2024 TV series and model number table

Series Braviamodel number
Bravia 9K-65XR90: … K-65XR99
Bravia 8K-65XR80: … K-65XR89
Bravia 7K-65XR70: … K-65XR79
Bravia 6
Bravia 5
Bravia 4
Bravia 3K-65S30: … K-65S35
Bravia 2K-65S25: … K-65S29
Bravia 1

Brief description of the Bravia TV series

Despite the wide range of Bravia TVs, they can be roughly divided into three main groups:

Budget series: This includes the Bravia 2 and 3 series equipped with LED screens. These models have the necessary functionality and are suitable for frugal consumers.

OLED Series: Introduced by the Bravia 8 Series, these OLED TVs are by far the most advanced in picture quality, offering high contrast and color accuracy.

Advanced LED Series: Bravia 7 and 9 series TVs fall into this category. They utilize advanced technologies, including QLED materials and mini-LED backlighting, to provide good picture quality and performance, but worse than OLED.



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