TRANSCEND REALITY

The true beauty of 4K in every picture

Not just 4K, this is Sony 4K

With Sony televisions, everything you watch is sharpened and refined with the latest detail enhancement and noise reduction technology for amazingly realistic pictures.

Not just 4K, this is Sony 4K
CONVENTIONAL
Not just 4K, this is Sony 4K
4K PROCESSOR X1™/4K HDR PROCESSOR X1 / 4K PROCESSOR X1™ EXTREME

Discover the power behind every scene

Driving the detail in our 4K HDR televisions are powerful processors. Using advanced algorithms to cut noise and boost clarity, these processors produce pictures that are sharp, clear and incredibly lifelike.

More power, more performance, more beauty

4K HDR Processor X1™ Extreme 

Our newly developed 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme has 40% more real-time image processing than our renowned 4K Processor X1™. It takes everything you watch and upscales it to near 4K HDR quality.

One chip, incredibly real

4K HDR Processor X1™

With Object-based HDR remaster and Super Bit Mapping™ 4K HDR technology, our new 4K HDR Processor X1 reproduces more depth, textures and natural colours than the 4K Processor X1™. You’ll see pure colours at higher brightness levels for exceptionally realistic pictures.

See what makes our processors extraordinary

4K HDR Processor X1™ Extreme

4K HDR Processor X1™ Extreme (New)

Features included:

Object-based HDR remaster
Super Bit Mapping™ 4K HDR
Dual database processing
Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
Precision colour mapping

4K HDR Processor X1

4K HDR Processor X1™ (New)

Features included:

Object-based HDR remaster
Super Bit Mapping™ 4K HDR
Dynamic Contrast Enhancer

4K Processor X1™

4K Processor X1™

Features included:

Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
Precision colour mapping

As close to reality as you can get

Object-based HDR remaster 

Now you can watch everything close to the beauty of 4K HDR. You’ll see contours on mountains, hidden textures on flowers, depth in clouds and wildlife has the contrast and colour of nature, for a more natural and realistic picture on screen.

Conventional
With Object-based HDR remaster
With Object-based HDR remaster
Without Object-based HDR remaster

Making colour and contrast more real

With Object-based HDR remaster (1), the colour in individual objects on screen is analysed and the contrast adjusted, unlike most TVs where contrast is only adjusted along one black to white contrast curve (2). Because objects are remastered individually, this TV can reproduce greater depth, textures and more real pictures. 

  • Object based HDR remaster
  • Conventional

Less banding for a smoother picture

Super Bit Mapping™ 4K HDR 

There are thousands of tones, shades and gradations of light in a sunset. Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR reveals them all. It creates a smooth, natural picture as you watch, without the “banding” that can occur on other TVs.

Without Super bit mapping 4K HDR
8 BIT SOURCE
With Super bit mapping 4K HDR
AFTER 14 BIT PROCESSING

64 times more levels of colour in every scene

14-bit signal processing breaks up the solid bands of colour, effectively smoothing out the gradation between shades – displaying a 14-bit equivalent gradation, even from an 8-bit source, showing 64 times the colour levels of a conventional display.

Process 8 bit source to 14 bit equivalent

See more detail with databases for noise reduction and upscaling

Dual database processing

One database is used to clean the picture, reducing on-screen noise. The other is used to upscale the resolution, improving clarity. These two powerful image improvement databases work together, dynamically improving pixels in real time. Each database has tens of thousands of references, amassed from our experience creating content for TV and movies over the years.

Without dual database processing
CONVENTIONAL 
With dual database processing
WITH DUAL DATABASE PROCESSING

1. Noise reduction database

Compressed noise is identified by the database which includes "before and after” data on what a picture should look like and removes the compressed picture noise.

2. Upscaling database

The upscaling database also includes "before and after" data which is used to upscale the signal and create a more realistic picture.

Any picture, upscaled beautifully

Unique 4K X-Reality™ PRO and X-Reality™ PRO picture processing technology upscales every pixel for remarkable clarity. Advanced noise reduction techniques and a special pattern database ensure every scene is full of lifelike detail.

Redefining realism

A variety of noise reduction techniques are used by 4K X-Reality™ PRO and X-Reality™ PRO to sharpen and refine images. See how scenes become clearer, smoother and more natural.

Bringing every pixel to life

With 4K X-Reality™ PRO and X-Reality™ PRO , patterns in images are compared with patterns stored in a unique database to find the best hue, saturation and brightness for each pixel. We use the knowledge gained from developing and filming blockbuster movies and TV shows to deliver supremely lifelike detail in everything you watch.