Sony NZ Confirms 2021 TV Range

Sony NZ today confirmed which TV models unveiled at CES it would release in New Zealand, including its largest OLED display yet, the 77-inch A80J.

“Sony’s key objective is to offer customers an incredibly immersive viewing experience by utilising evolving technologies and premium large screens to perfectly delivering the creator’s true intent,” Aki Hosoda, Head of TV, Sony ANZ, says .

“The new Bravia XR TVs take big screen home entertainment to new heights with the introduction of the most advanced processing technology we have ever created.”

Pricing and availability have still to be confirmed but expect a mid-year roll-out.

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7 Responses to “Sony NZ Confirms 2021 TV Range”

  1. Warning: preg_replace(): Unknown modifier '/' in /home/customer/www/ on line 66
    January 11, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    Is anyone else excited about WandaVision starting on Disney+ on Friday? It’s a double episode as well. I love how they go through the years with sitcoms and then it turns into a MCU action movie. Very clever 🙂

  2. What’s the MCU snoozeverse got to do with new Sony TVs? A friend bought a new A8H last year, should have waited ? ?

  3. Just about every TV brand improves from one year to the next, thx1138, although often the changes are incremental. I’m currently testing an A8H and your friend shouldn’t regret buying it. It’s fantastic in virtually all respects, with only a couple of niggles that don’t impact on the stunning picture quality. Will the 2021 range outperform it? Undoubtedly but unless you can afford to upgrade from one year to the next, that’s the nature of consumer tech.

  4. Yes, hence the ? It wouldn’t be a Sony without niggles lol

  5. Hello Phil. Just assessing options for a replacement TV. Have had Sony TV’s previously and they do last (currently running a Samsung 65″ curved TV – non QLED), but now focussing on a Sony OLED – my Samsung is dying. Do you have any experience or thoughts on what the difference is between a A80J and a A90J, apart from a significant jump in price – is the price increase merited? Keen to hear your thoughts between the two units. I did read the reviews above comparing the two (but forgive me) nothing jumped out to push one model head and shoulders above the other?

  6. … also very keen to hear if you have any alternative suggestions you would recommend? Probably just a 4K OLED, not sure I can justify 8K … YET!

  7. Hey, Rosco. You can’t go wrong with any of the major OLED brands. Differences are largely incremental. Essentially, LG C1 if you want the best value for money with the most features, especially if you’re into gaming. PQ and motion-wise, though, I think both Panasonic and Sony have the edge (based on my experience with previous years’ models, not 2021’s — but I would expect the fundamentals to be the same and overseas reviews support this). I think Panasonic’s led the way with colour accuracy, the build quality’s excellent, it’s very price competitive and it’s the only brand that supports HDR10+ and Dolby Vision. But its OS platform and apps aren’t as strong. I currently have Sony’s A8H OLED from last year and am amazed at how good it is for a step-down model from the flagship. The motion is excellent, the colours rich without being saturated, and the Google TV OS offers a great choice of apps and much more stability than previous generations. Sony didn’t release an A9H but this year offers both the A90J and A80J. Unless you opt for the mega screens, I doubt you would see much difference in the 65- or 55-inch options. The A90J should eke out just slightly more refinement with the advantages of better brightness and audio (and the option to use the screen as a centre speaker in a home theatre set-up). But if the A80J builds on the strengths of the A8H, it should be the AV sweet spot between outstanding PQ/decent audio and value for money (at least by Sony’s standards if not the market’s). In short, you won’t be disappointed with any of these OLED TVs but if you’re a long-time Sony customer, stick with the brand that’s already served you well as these should offer you your best viewing experience yet. I’m sorry I can’t give you a hands-on assessment of the 2021 models because of time constraints (you may have noticed the site isn’t being updated as regularly) and COVID complications hampering the opportunity to review models. However, I will shortly post (?) a review of Samsung’s 65-inch Neo QLED, which is an AMAZING TV, but with different advantages and disadvantages.

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