Sony introduces ‘Perfect for PS5’ TVs, a year after introducing ‘Ready for PS5’ ones
The new Bravia XR models will include two new PS5-based features
Sony has announced that its new line of Bravia XR televisions will be branded ‘Perfect for PlayStation 5‘.
This comes a year after the company started branding other Bravia televisions as ‘Ready for PlayStation 5’.
According to a press release, the change from ‘ready’ to ‘perfect’ lies in two new features exclusive to the Bravia XR televisions – Auto HDR Tone Mapping and Auto Genre Picture Mode.
Auto HDR Tone Mapping means that while performing the initial setup on a PS5, the console will detect the TV and automatically configure the best HDR settings.
Auto Genre Picture Mode, meanwhile, can detect whether the user is playing a game or watching media, and will switch the picture mode accordingly. When starting a game, the TV will automatically switch to Game Mode.
Both features will be added to the PS5 in a system update by the end of 2021.
The new televisions will also include HDMI 2.1 support, allowing for frame rates up to 120fps at 4K resolution. Customers who purchase one in the UK before November 30, 2021 will receive £100 of PlayStation Store credit.
The news may irritate some users who purchased new televisions last year which were branded as ‘Ready for PlayStation 5’.
According to the marketing at the time, the then-new ZH8 and XH90/92 BRAVIA televisions allow PlayStation 5 to run at 4K/120fps and display images up to 8K resolution via a future firmware update.
The Bravia televisions also include an ultra-low latency Game Mode and allow users to turn on the television and console at the same time using the PS5’s DualSense controller.