Reality mastered

Designing televisions that faithfully convey the creator's intent is our passion. MASTER Series TVs meet the strict criteria of our top engineers and makes beautiful images a reality. For the first time, creators can explore their imagination and see their vision reproduced in the home. 

Discover why film makers are so excited by MASTER Series

See how amazed the director and producers of Jumanji: The Next Level were with MASTER Series A9G when they saw how faithfully it reproduced the pictures and sound of their movie.

Jake Kasdan
"Absolutely spectacular. When I saw what the image looks like, I was blown away."

Jake Kasdan

Matt Tolmach
"It’s so precise and vibrant! And the sound emanates out from the screen."

Matt Tolmach

Hiram Garcia
"The first consumer product that was able to recreate what we intended the audience to see."

Hiram Garcia

Inspiring the creators with extraordinary pictures

See how MASTER Series enables gamers to enjoy the truly lifelike world of Gran Turismo® by reproducing subtle nuances of colour, light and gradation, just as the creators intended.  

True flagship quality through factory calibration 

Discover how the hard work and dedication of our production team in the factory ensures every MASTER Series television reproduces incredibly lifelike pictures in the home.

Mikichika Sakata, Deputy General Manager, Panel Design
"It is truly touching, to see the picture quality of our prototype. It is our wish to deliver and share the same emotions to as many customers as possible."

Mikichika Sakata
Deputy General Manager, Product Design Dept

Jun Moritsugu, Production Engineer
"The MASTER Series are products packed with the engineers' passion and enthusiasm. Our mission is to manufacture products without disregarding a single bit of their enthusiasm."

Jun Moritsugu
Assistant Manager, Production Engineering Dept

Tamio Haruyama, Senior Manager
"This process is the opposite of the usual idea of manufacturing efficiency. However, we deliberately pursue this to achieve the ultimate quality befitting the flagship model."

Tamio Haruyama
Senior Manager, Production Dept

See SPIDER-VERSE as creators see in the studio

Discover the passion that the creators put into the award-winning movie SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE and how MASTER Series reproduces their work as they have approved it in the studio.

Rodney Rothman
“The Sony television that we just saw is really the first consumer product I’ve ever seen that captures almost all of the thought and passion that went into what we’re doing, every nuance of it.” 

Rodney Rothman
Director & Co-Writer

Bob Persichetti
“After seeing the Sony BRAVIA MASTER Series, it feels like this was created for the studio, not the house, in the sense of the quality of what we're seeing, in the fidelity of the picture and the image.”

Bob Persichetti

Peter Ramsay
“Seeing the demo of the Sony BRAVIA MASTER Series today really makes you feel like your work’s in good hands.”

Peter Ramsay

Picture Processor X1™ Ultimate

Every original thought, authentically reproduced

Moving from film to TV requires content to be digitally compressed, which affects picture quality. In developing MASTER Series TVs, we wanted to recapture the creator’s perfectly finished image as a digital signal while minimizing deterioration. This was a tough challenge requiring a supreme new processor. 

The challenge of conversion

What the creator sees during shooting is encoded before transmission to the television, then decoded and converted so it can be displayed on the panel. Our Picture Processor X1™ Ultimate minimizes image deterioration during this process.

Processing signals at ultra-high bit rates

While developing Picture Processor X1™ Ultimate, we followed a ‘not one bit lost’ philosophy. Signals are processed at ultra-high bit rates, then restored to their original quality. 

Fine-tuning signals for specific panels

The Picture Processor X1™ Ultimate recognizes differences in characteristics between panels and types of panels, then adjusts the signal accordingly - our most advanced fine-tuning ever. 

Incorporating the finest components

High precision components in the signal processor help preserve detail across the whole image for TV ultimate realism and visual expression. 

Our professionals, from lens to living room

Back in 2000, our TV team began collaborating with Sony Pictures Entertainment on Cinema Mode, the first TV picture quality feature developed for a home theater experience. Since then, we've been working together to standardize new formats such as 4K and HDR, taking movies in the home closer than ever to the creator’s intent.

Industry professionals speak highly of the MASTER Series

See how well-received the MASTER Series is by leading film and TV professionals.

Toward home-viewing innovation.
The Sony ecosystem and Netflix.

With the advances in technology in recent years, the power of television to  express the visions and inspirations of creators is better than ever. As a result, viewers can experience a vast array of entertainment filled with excitement and compelling imagery in their own homes. For many years, Sony and Netflix have been pioneering the industry and shaping the future of television, working directly with creators to bring their stories to entertainment lovers around the world. By delivering cutting edge technology like 4K and HDR, consumers can now get a cinema quality experience in the comfort of their living rooms.

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In addition, Netflix has been actively investing in the production of original programming using the latest video image standards, and has developed Netflix Calibrated Mode in conjunction with Sony to ensure picture quality preservation. This mode was specially developed to reproduce the same picture quality as a studio evaluation master for television in order to preserve the filmmaker’s vision and intent.

True partnership

See how Netflix and Sony have mastered colour, contrast and motion in the living room with Netflix Calibrated Mode so you can enjoy entertainment the way the creators intended.

Entertainment as it was meant to be

Netflix Calibrated Mode ensures the viewer has the option to watch series, films, documentaries and other types of stories in the way it was originally created and intended to be seen.

Studio standard TV 

Promising picture quality approaching that of a master monitor used for standard reference in motion picture production studios, MASTER Series is capable of presenting TV-first entertainment in its ideal state. 

Cinema thrills at home

Entertainment enthusiasts can now enjoy this experience right at home as MASTER Series, together with Netflix Calibrated Mode, faithfully reproduces the visuals that bring storytelling to vivid life.

Mastering calibration, the key to flawless colors

What attracts people to a motion picture? There are many elements that go into the creative process such as scripts, scene blocking, editing and color grading. The creator’s story comes to life when these elements are faithfully reproduced on a TV screen for an immersive, emotional visual experience. Precise color reproduction is the key, revealing the facial features of actors veiled in shadow, subtle details in a spontaneous flash, and fine gradations from dark to light. The MASTER Series is precisely calibrated at the factory for white balance and uniformity to meet the needs of professional creators and ensure consistently high performance.

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Preserving the passion of the creators

To address colour variations from the production process, the MASTER Series is ready to use Portrait Displays’ high-performance Calman auto-calibration software. This allows an unprecedented level of calibration and the ability to fine tune adjustments simply not possible through conventional picture settings. It delivers high-fidelity colour reproduction that's true to the original TV signal and can even adapt to the subtlest changes in colour that may occur over time. The MASTER Series is Calman Ready, allowing customers to benefit from software used by visual creators in post-production, quality-control workflows, further demonstrating our commitment to deliver pictures with professional-grade colour calibrated accuracy in the home.

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