Sony A95L, QD Oled TV 55'', 65'' and 77'': updated indicative prices

The indicative prices of the Sony A95L Ultra HD 4K televisions, which cover the Japanese manufacturer's 2023 TV range, based on QD Oled technology are now known.

The QD Oled 2023 offer from the Japanese brand therefore consists of the three references Sony XR-55A95L (55'', 140 cm), Sony '', 196 cm). This year again, Sony therefore considers its QD Oled A95L TVs as the premium models in its range, except for the Sony Z9K Ultra HD 8K TV series.

TV QD Oled Sony A95L, amplified viewing angle and magnified anti-reflective coating

Among the first advantages of QD Oled TVs, we find a very wide viewing angle, even more so than White Oled TVs. Already excellent, this is significantly greater thanks to the absence of color filters (unlike White Oled technology) which have the effect of fading off-axis colors and stifling brightness. In the presence of Quantum Dots, light is absorbed by the nanocrystals to be converted into red or green color emitted in all directions with the same intensity, and retaining all their light energy.

XR Cognitive Processor 2023, XR Clear Image

Sony announces the new XR Clear image functionality for its XR Cognitive Processor 2023 chip (see our news Sony XR Processor2023: new XR Clear Image function to find out more). For the rest, we find the developments offered by the 2022 model year XR Cognitive Processor Phase 2 chip, namely an excellent display of colors with a multitude of new shades thanks to an adjustment not only of luminance but also of saturation. 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 (precision, 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 A95L: integrated heat dissipation plate and XR Oled Contrast Pro

If no value is given on the light peak of televisions Sony A95L announces a light peak up to 200% for specular lights. For its implementation, among other things, a heat dissipation plate is present behind the panel (like on the Sony A95K vintage 2022) to evenly diffuse the heat and avoid burning out the diodes, therefore marking the screen. This plate constitutes the main element of the XR Oled Contrast Pro process exclusive to Sony.

Sony A95L: XR Oled Motion and XR Triluminos Max

For the rest of the specifications, we of course find within these two broadcasters a native 10-bit 100 hertz panel. The capabilities offered by the 2023 model year XR Cognitive Processor 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 making up an image. These are individually optimized to display sharper texture, greater depth for greater naturalness and reality. Of course, the XR Smoothing process to greatly reduce (or even eliminate) the posterization phenomenon is still on the menu.

Sony A95L TVs also integrate XR Oled Motion motion compensation and the exclusive XR Triluminos Max function for even richer, brighter and more precise colors thanks to the significantly larger Color Volume offered by QD Oled technology compared to White Oled. All within an extended color space. Of course, Sony A95L TVs are compatible with HDR10, HDR HLG and HDR Dolby Vision.

Sony A95L: Smart Google TV

We find on Sony 2023 Smart TVs the Google TV operating system which gives pride of place to content. Like Android TV, Google TV brings together 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 affected, including Disney+, Netflix, Canal+, France TV or YouTube and more than 700,000 films and series episodes. And no more need to juggle from one service to another to find what you want to watch: hundreds of thousands of films and series are organized and viewable by genre, whatever their origin.

Precision, 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 A95L TVs immediately integrate the Google Assistant function via Chromecast certification (integrated) and a dual microphone, one on the remote control and the other on the TV. It will then be possible to communicate by voice directly with the screen without using the remote control. The Works with Alexa certification (requires an Amazon Echo type connected speaker) is also included, the same for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit.

Sony A95L: Bravia Cam function

Google Meet is included (camera provided), the same goes for the “Search remote control” function and the reduced-size backlit remote control with many fewer buttons appearing in 2022. So it is possible to order the search out loud of the remote control if it is lost, the latter will then appear. Clever. And of course, via the camera integrated into the box, gesture control is back.

But the Bravia Cam function has many other features. In addition to gesture control, the camera triggers the display of an automatic reversing 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 the sound processing according to the viewer's position in front of the TV. Last clarification, it is possible to completely turn off (via a switch) the camera and no private data is stored on it or the television.

Sony A95L: Bravia Core OTT service

Like all Sony Bravia XR televisions, the Sony A95L offer the exclusive Bravia Core streaming platform (for Center of Real Entertainment). This, mainly run by Sony Pictures productions, offers for the purchase of a Bravia XR Sony A95L, A80L, X95L or 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 appropriate subscription.

Sony A95L: Acoustic Surface Audio+ and Haas effect

The 2.2 sound section of the Sony A95L series is still called Acoustic Surface Audio+. It uses two exciters placed behind the panel (called Actuators) with a power of 20 W each. These make the surface of the panel vibrate to transmit sound information. Precision, the Sony A95L benefits from two subwoofers (10 W each) for a total power output of 60 W (2 x 20 + 2 x 10). Support for Dolby Atmos is of course still required. The same goes for the Acoustic Center Sync function. The latter suggests leaving the television sound system active if (exclusively) a Sony soundbar is connected to widen the soundstage.

Also note an advanced sound interaction as part 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 of 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 A95L: Perfect for layStation 5 and Game Menu

The 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, Bravia XR Sony A95L TVs automatically switch to Game or Standard mode depending on the nature of the signal sent by the PS5 console.


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



Other new features in 2023, support for HDR Dolby Vision Gaming, up to 120 Hz, and Multiview mode to display two images side by side on the screen for, for example, playing a PS5 title and watch a tutorial on YouTube.


Netflix Adaptive Calibrated Mode and Bravia Core Calibrated Mode functions

Among the other advantages of Sony A95L TVs, in addition to Netflix Adaptive Calibrated Mode certifications (to enjoy series, documentaries, films, etc. on your television with the same quality as that of Netflix post-production studios regardless of the environment, dark or bright) and Imax Enhanced, in 2023 we find the Bravia Core Calibrated Mode. The television perfectly adapts its settings to those of Bravia Core content for maximum image 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 6 compatibility (Wi-Fi on other Sony 2023 TV series) and Bluetooth are still part of the range of Sony A95L TVs. Namely, the Sony A95L 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 clarification, Sony A95L 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 stand to place the TV on a piece of reduced width furniture.


Immediate availability. Indicative prices: €3,499 for the Sony XR-55A95L, €4,499 for the Sony XR-65A95L and €6,499 for the Sony

Reminder of the key characteristics of the Sony A95L TVs:

• 10-bit panel

• 120 Hz panel

• Ultra HD/4K panel

• QD Oled panel

• 120 Hz panel

• Processor: • Screen Mirroring function

• eARC function

• VRR function

• ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) function

• 4K HFR 120 function

• XR Upscaling 4K function

• XR Smoothing function

• Calman Ready function

• Acoustic Center Sync function

• 3D Surround Upscaling function

• Core

• Ambient Optimization Pro function

• XR Oled Motion function

• XR Triluminos Max function

• 4K XR Super Resolution function

• XR Clear Image function

• ;• Miracast compatibility

• Dolby Vision HDR compatibility

• HEVC compatibility

• Dolby Atmos compatibility

• DTS compatibility

• VP9 compatibility

• HDCP 2.3 compatibility

• Wi-Fi 6 compatibility

• Dolby Vision Gaming HDR compatibility (120 Hz)

• Imax Enhanced certification

• Netflix Calibrated Mode certification

• Bravia Core Calibrated certification Mode

• Inputs: 2 HDMI 2.1, 2 HDMI 2.0

• AirPlay 2 multimedia

• HomeKit multimedia

• Works with Alexa multimedia

• Google TV multimedia

• Multimedia Ok Google

• Multiview 2 screens

• Bright peak: 2,000 nits

• Doube DVB-T2 tuner

• Doube DVB-C tuner

• Doube DVB-S2 tuner

• Sound section: 2.2

• Power: 60 W (2 x 20 W + 2 x 10 W)

• Other: Bravia Cam camera supplied