Sony X95L: 65'', 77'' and 85'' Mini LED TV, Bravia Core, Google TV, Quantum Dots…

After our news on the brand's 2023 Oled TV series, the Sony A95L and Sony A80L, it's time for the LED series with, to begin with, the Sony X95L based on a Mini LED backlight system.

The Japanese brand's Mini LED 2023 offer is therefore made up of the Ultra HD 8K Sony Z9K series and the three Ultra HD 4K Sony XR-65X95L (65'', 165 cm), Sony XR-67X95L (75' ', 191cm) and Sony XR-85X95L (65'', 216cm).

TV Mini LED Sony X95L, X-Wide Angle and X-Anti Reflection

Among the advantages of the Sony X95L Mini LED TVs, we can mention a very wide viewing angle via the X-Wide Angle process. Thus the off-axis vision of the TV does not lead to color fading. Similarly, Sony X95L TVs have X-Anti Reflection coating to prevent annoying reflections.

XR Cognitive Processor 2023, XR Clear Image

Sony announces the new XR Clear Image feature for its XR Cognitive Processor 2023 chip (see our news Sony XR Processor 2023: new XR Clear Image feature for more information). For the rest, we find the developments offered by the XR Cognitive Processor Phase 2 chip vintage 2022, namely an excellent display of colors with a multitude of new shades thanks to an adjustment not only of luminance but also of saturation. Thanks to Quantum Dots technology (XR Triluminos Pro label). The relief of the images is also improved through finer management of the objects present in the foreground which concentrate most of the video processing (accuracy, color, etc.) unlike those in the background managed with a subtle bokeh effect again very sophisticated for greater overall realism and similar to human vision.

Sony X95L: XR Motion Clarity, XR Backlight Master Drive, XR Upscaling 4K and XR Contrast Booster 20

For the rest of the specifications, we find of course within these two broadcasters a native 10-bit 100 hertz panel and a Mini LED backlighting system associated with the XR Backlight Master Drive process that appeared on the Sony ZD9 TV series in 2016 (click on the reference Sony KD-65ZD9 to discover the complete test of the product by the editorial staff of

The XR Backlight Master Drive backlight system is able to display all the details of an image by perfectly modulating the brightness of each of the diodes. Thus all the shades of black of the body of a suitable dog, also on a black background, can be transcribed on the screen. But the XR Backlight Master Drive vintage 2023 equipped with a greater number of zones (+20%) also makes it possible to drastically reduce the Blooming phenomenon still present around luminous objects or white letters on a black background which affects TVs, for example. X95L, without lowering the overall image brightness. This by modulating very finely the quantity of energy sent to the diodes of the backlighting zones which adjoin those which display these shiny objects or letters in order to display a less strong luminosity for a perfect transition of their outline with the rest of the image. Of course, this ability to perfectly distribute the energy to the targeted diodes also allows for a higher light peak for incredibly scintillating specular lights.

The capabilities offered by the XR Cognitive Processor 2023 vintage have enabled Japanese engineers to refine the XR Upscaling 4K technology. This new algorithm, associated with a third image database dedicated to textures, detects and analyzes each object composing an image. These are individually optimized to display a sharper texture, greater depth with the aim of increased naturalness and reality. Of course, the XR Smoothing process to greatly reduce (or even eliminate) the posterization phenomenon is still on the menu. Sony X95K TVs also feature XR Motion Clarity motion compensation and the aforementioned exclusive XR Triluminos Pro feature for even richer and more accurate colors, all within an expanded color space.

Finally, we note the XR Contrast Booster 20 function (for a light peak up 30% compared to the X95K specimens) for superior quality images with extreme brightness in the gloss and black areas from an abyssal depth. Of course, Sony X95L TVs are compatible with HDR10, HDR HLG and HDR Dolby Vision.

Sony X95L: Smart Google TV

We find on the Sony 2023 Smart TVs the Google TV operating system which gives pride of place to content. Like Android TV, Google TV consolidates and organizes all your apps and streaming subscriptions in one place. But, while with Android TV, the applications are at the top of the menus, here it is the content that takes precedence, displayed next to each other by theme. More than 6,500 applications are concerned, including Disney+, Netflix, Canal+, France TV or YouTube and more than 700,000 films and episodes of series. And no more juggling from one service to another to find what you want to watch: the hundreds of thousands of films and series are organized and searchable by genre, whatever their origin.

Precisely, the XR Cognitive Processor 2023 is of course also used for the Smart TV functionality, for improved ergonomics via almost immediate fluidity and responsiveness. Finally, Sony X95L TVs immediately integrate the Google Assistant function via Chromecast certification (integrated) and a double microphone, one on the remote control and the other on the TV. It will then be possible to exchange vocally directly with the screen without using the remote control. Works with Alexa certification (need for an Amazon Echo type connected speaker) is also included, as well as for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit.

Sony X95L: Bravia Cam feature

If Google Meet is in the game, the same goes for the “Find the remote control” function and the smaller backlit remote control with far fewer buttons that appeared in 2022, the camera is only optional on the Sony X95L. Of course, once installed, gesture control is a must.

But the Bravia Cam function has many other features. In addition to gesture control, the camera triggers the display of an automatic reverse message and an audible alert if the person looks at the television too closely (very useful for children), allows energy savings by automatically lowering the brightness of the TV if the viewer leaves the room and optimizes sound processing according to the position of the viewer in front of the TV. Last precision, it is possible to completely turn off (via a switch) the camera and no private data is stored on it or the television.

Sony X95L: Bravia Core OTT service

Like all Sony Bravia XR televisions, the Sony X95L offers the exclusive Bravia Core (for Center of Real Entertainment) streaming platform. This one, mainly animated by Sony Pictures productions, offers for the purchase of a TV Bravia XR Sony A95L, A80L, X95L or X90L the possibility of watching a selection of 10 films from the studio's greatest films free of charge for 24 months. Hollywood and the largest collection of feature films bearing the Imax Enhanced label, to choose from a catalog that is regularly enriched. The purchase of a Sony X85L, X80L, X75WL TV also allows you to benefit from the Bravia Core service but for 12 months for a selection of 5 films. For example, in 2023, the Bravia Core film library should be enriched with feature films The Son, Equalizer 3, Gran Turismo, Insidious Chapter 5, Living, The Pope's Exorcist, Kravan The Hunter, Missing... And this, with extreme quality, i.e. a speed of up to 80 Mbps for consumers with an adequate subscription.

Sony X95L: Acoustic Multi Audio+ and Haas effect

The 2.2 sound section of the Sony X95L series is still called Multi Surface Audio+. It uses two tweeters placed at the rear and at the ends of the slab, approximately one third from the top, supported by two boomers for a total power of 40 W (2 x 10 + 2 x 10). Support for Dolby Atmos remains of course. The same goes for the Acoustic Center Sync function. The latter offers to leave the TV sound system active if (exclusively) a Sony soundbar is connected to widen the sound stage.

Also note an extensive sound interaction within the framework of a combination of a Sony television equipped with the XR Cognitive Processor 2023 chip, either from the Sony X95L, X90L, A95L or A80L series, and a bar its Sony HT-A7000, HT-A5000, HT-A3000 or the Sony HT-A9 speaker pack. In this configuration, the use of the Hass effect (also known as the precedence effect) is required to slightly enhance the soundstage and give the viewer the impression that the sound is coming from the center of the screen. .

Sony X95L: Perfect for PlayStation 5 and Game Menu

Perfect for PlayStation 5 certification with its two features Auto HDR Tone Mapping and Auto Genre Picture Mode is also on the program. As a reminder, Sony X95L Bravia XR TVs automatically switch to Game or Standard mode depending on the nature of the signal sent by the PS5 console.


But the big novelty of Sony 2023 TVs concerns the presence of a Game Menu allowing very simple and quick access to game settings: VRR, motion blur reduction (Motion Blur), Black Equalizer function (for clear areas of the image and flush out an enemy or a bonus) or even the tiller of the displayed image (to reduce it on the screen).



Too bad, support for HDR Dolby Vision Gaming is up to 120 Hz and Multiview mode to display two images side by side on the screen to, for example, play a PS5 title and watch a tutorial on YouTube , are the prerogative of the only A95L televisions. None of this on the X95L.


Netflix Adaptive Calibrated Mode and Bravia Core Calibrated Mode functions

Among the other advantages of Sony X95L TVs, in addition to Netflix Adaptive Calibrated Mode certifications (to enjoy series, documentaries, films, etc. on your TV with the same quality as that of Netflix post-production studios regardless of the environment, dark or bright) and Imax Enhanced, we find in 2023 the Bravia Core Calibrated Mode. The TV adapts its settings perfectly to those of Bravia Core content for maximum picture quality.


Otherwise, still in terms of features, the Calman Ready function (for fine calibration of the TV with the tools of the same name), and Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth compatibility are still part of the panoply of Sony X95L TVs. Namely, Sony X95L TVs still have only two HDMI 2.1 inputs with management of VRR, ALLM, eARC and 4K/120 functions via a bandwidth of 48 gigabits. There are also two other HDMI 2.0 connectors (18 Gbps bandwidth).

Last precision, Sony X95L TVs can adopt four different positions: no stand if the TV is fixed to the wall, placed on a double stand whose supports are located at both ends of the screen, placed on a double stand whose raised supports are located at both ends of the screen to accommodate a sound bar or placed on a double central foot to place the TV on a reduced-width piece of furniture.


Availability announced for the month of May. Indicative prices still unknown.

Reminder of the key characteristics of Sony X95L TVs:

• 10-bit panel

• LCD panel

• Ultra HD/4K panel

• 120 Hz panel

• Processor: XR Cognitive Processor 2023

• Wide Color Gamut function

• UPnP (DLNA) multimedia gateway function

• Screen Mirroring function

• eARC function

• VRR function

• ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) function

• 4K HFR 120 function

• X-Wide Angle function

• Ambient Optimization function

• XR Motion Clarity function

• XR Upscaling 4K function

• XR Smoothing function

• Calman Ready function

• Acoustic Center Sync function

• 3D Surround Upscaling function

• Bravia Core function

• X-Anti Reflection function

• XR Triluminos Pro function

• Perfect for PlayStation 5 function

• XR Clear Image function

• Acoustic Multi-Audio+ function

• XR Contrast Booster 20 function

• HDR10 and HDR HLG compatibility

• Bluetooth compatibility

• Chromecast compatibility, Google Home, Google Assistant

• NTFS compatibility (via USB)

• Miracast compatibility

• HDR Dolby Vision compatibility

• Wi-Fi ac compatibility

• HEVC compatibility

• NFC compatibility

• Dolby Atmos compatibility

• DTS compatibility

• HDCP 2.3 compatibility

• Imax Enhanced certification

• Netflix Calibrated Mode certification

• Bravia Core Calibrated Mode certification

• Inputs: 2 HDMI 2.1, 2 HDMI 2.0

• Multimedia AirPlay 2

• Multimedia HomeKit

• Multimedia Works with Alexa

• Multimedia Works with Google Assistant

• Google TV multimedia

• Ok Google multimedia

• Backlight Master Drive backlight system

• Mini LED Local Dimming backlight system

• Dual tuner DVB-T2

• DVB-C double tuner

• DVB-S2 double tuner

• Sound section: 2.2

• Power: 40 W (2 x 10 + 2 x 10)

• Other: Bravia Cam optional