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Sony's 2015 TV line-up - full overview

31 Mar 2015 | Rasmus Larsen |

Sony will release a range of new TVs in 2015. The big themes are Ultra HD and Android TV that will replace Sony’s current Smart TV platform. Sony’s high-end TV will also support HDR (high dynamic range), which will make movies brighter and more spectacular. Here is a full overview of Sony’s 2015 TV line-up.

Updated 10.10.2015: Sony X80C and S80C added to the overview
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Sony's 2015 TV line-up

There are still no OLED TVs from Sony in the 2015 line-up, but Ultra HD will be available in more TVs than ever. Sony will continue to offer high-end TVs with powerful sound systems integrated but besides that the overall design theme is minimalism; slim bezels and thin frames.

The most impressive-looking of the new TVs is arguably the X90C, which is one of the thinnest TVs ever made. The higher-end models will have a refined version of the Wedge design that Sony introduced last year. Called X93C and X94C, the TVd are thinner than last year, but the Wedge design still makes room for powerful speakers in the bottom of the cabinet.

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The other big theme for Sony in 2015 is Android TV, which is a new TV platform built – and operated - by Google. Sony has acknowledged that it needs help so it has abandoned its old platform in favor of one controlled solely by Google. Philips and Sharp will also integrated Android TV in its TVs, and Asus, Nvidia, and Razer have announced media streamer boxes built on the platform. This could be big; potentially the first universal TV platform.

X90 is one of the thinnest TVs ever made


Android TV will offer apps such as Netflix, HBO, and YouTube, as well as games such The Walking Dead and Badland. All apps are presented in a simple and visual user interface, consisting of logical rows. You can obviously control everything with the standard remote control, but you can also opt to use your phone as a remote. For search you can use your voice and the goal is to make the search function able to pull results from all streaming services. The top row will recommend new content based on your viewing patterns.

For gaming, you can connect a bluetooth game controller that is bought separately, or even the Dualshock 4 controller from a PlayStation 4, if you own one.

Sony 2015 TV line-up


That is not all. Sony’s Android TVs will also support PlayStation Now, a subscription service that lets you stream PlayStation 3 games without the actual game console. A sort of Netflix for games. Several companies are trying to make game streaming work and Sony is at the forefront of this trend.

Android TV comes with Google Cast built in
But the best part of Android TV is probably that is comes with Google Cast built in. This is the protocol that Chromecast is using, meaning that you can push video, photos, and music from our Android or Apple iOS device wirelessly onto the big living room screen for everyone to enjoy.

It is a great system and now you can use it without the dongle.

Ultra HD is the next step after HD and as you might have heard it is about more than just resolution. It is about “better pixels”, too, and later in 2015 Sony will start offering high dynamic range (HDR) for brighter whites and deeper blacks – in essence more spectacular pictures.

The top-of-the-line X94C will fully support HDR with its “X-tended Dynamic Range Pro” system, and both the X94C and X93C will support Hi-Res (24-bit / 96 kHz) audio with the powerful side-mounted speaker - a first for TVs, claims Sony. In addition to HDR, some of Sony’s 2015 TVs will also be able to reproduce a wider color gamut with the Triluminos system for more vibrant and accurate colors. Soon you living room TV will match the picture quality of cinemas – just a bit smaller.

Sony 2015 TV line-up

Sony will have a total of six Ultra HD TV ranges in 2015, including one curved TV called S85C that will be released only in Europe. The Japanese company still sees a future for regular HD, too, and will offer six Full HD TV ranges, most with built-in Android TV.

Sony will include twin tuners in all of its 4K models (only in select European countries). A twin tuner lets you record one TV channel while watching another, and even enables you to pause live broadcasts and schedule future recordings while the TV is off.

3D is forgotten but not gone. Many of the TVs will still be able to reproduce pictures in three dimensions, but not in 4K. HD is the highest resolution for 3D right now. Most of Sony’s TVs use the active 3D technology, but X90C offers passive 3D that relies on the inexpensive polarized glasses that movie theatres use. Passive 3D combined with a 4K panel gives you the full 3D experience without the flickering and headaches.

Sony will continue to offer 4K streaming from Netflix and Amazon - just like last year - but there is also a new major addition to the content portfolio. 4K streaming from YouTube is now supported on Sony’s 2015 TVs for the first time ever on a TV. This is possible because Sony’s Ultra HD TVs with Android TV incorporate VP9 decoding, which is used by YouTube to stream 4K. Netflix and Amazon both use HEVC, also supported by Sony’s TVs. There is already a lot of 4K content on YouTube; obviously not Hollywood movies and TV series, but some pretty amazing time-lapse and nature documentaries, amongst other things.




Sony’s new TVs will be available in sizes up to 75 inches in the US and Europe, starting in April. We are still awaiting pricing details. The article will be updated as soon as we hear back.


Sony X94C

Sony X94C (4K)

Sony’s flagship for 2015 is the X94C, which moves beyond 4K resolution and incorporates HDR and better colors. It also comes complete with powerful sound and Android TV. It will only be available in 75”.

  • Wedge design
  • 4K Ultra HD
  • 4K Processor X1
  • Triluminos
  • Local dimming
  • Full HDR support (X-tended Dynamic Range PRO)
  • 10-bit colors
  • Android TV
  • Google Cast
  • Twin tuner (only in Europe)
  • PlayStation Now
  • HEVC
  • VP9
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Hi-Res Audio
  • Magnetic Fluid speakers

    US prices
  • 75” Sony 75X940C

    EU prices
  • 75” Sony 75X9405C


  • Sony X93C

    Sony X93C (4K)

    X93C is the other flagship TV but it no longer has full HDR support. Besides that, it is more or less identical to the X94C. It still has powerful sound and Android TV.

  • Wedge design
  • 4K Ultra HD
  • 4K Processor X1
  • Triluminos
  • Limited HDR support (X-tended Dynamic Range)
  • Android TV
  • Google Cast
  • Twin tuner (only in Europe)
  • PlayStation Now
  • HEVC
  • VP9
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Hi-Res Audio
  • Magnetic Fluid speakers

    US prices
  • 65” Sony 65X930C

    EU prices
  • 55” Sony 55X9305C
  • 65” Sony 65X9305C


  • Sony X90C

    Sony X90C (4K)

    X90C is one of the thinnest TV ever made - just 4.9 mm at its thinnest point - and is Sony’s design statement for 2015. It comes fully equipped with Ultra HD and Android TV, but cannot reproduce HDR. A X91C will also be available in the US in 75”.

  • Ultra slim design (4.9 mm at thinnest point)
  • 4K Ultra HD
  • 4K Processor X1
  • Triluminos
  • Android TV
  • Google Cast
  • Twin tuner (only in Europe)
  • PlayStation Now
  • HEVC
  • VP9
  • HDMI 2.0

    US prices
  • 55” Sony 55X900C
  • 65” Sony 65X900C
  • 75” Sony 75X910C

    EU prices
  • 55” Sony 55X9005C
  • 65” Sony 65X9005C


  • Sony S85C

    Sony S85C (4K)

    S85C is a curved TV and the only curved model in Sony’s line-up. It will be available in select markets and is a capable Ultra HD TV with Android TV.

  • Curved
  • 4K Ultra HD
  • 4K Processor X1
  • Triluminos
  • Android TV
  • Google Cast
  • Twin tuner (only in Europe)
  • PlayStation Now
  • HEVC
  • VP9
  • HDMI 2.0

    USA: No

    EU prices
  • 55” Sony 55S8505C
  • 65” Sony 65S8505C


  • Sony X85C

    Sony X85C (4K)

    X85C is the flat variant of the S85C. Because it uses a flat cabinet Sony has been able to fit in its “long duct” speaker technology, which improves sound over typical TV speakers.

  • 4K Ultra HD
  • 4K Processor X1
  • Triluminos
  • Android TV
  • Google Cast
  • Twin tuner (only in Europe)
  • PlayStation Now
  • HEVC
  • VP9
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Long Duct speakers (not 55”)

    US prices
  • 55” Sony 55X850C
  • 65” Sony 65X850C
  • 75” Sony 75X850C

    EU prices
  • 55” Sony 55X8505C
  • 65” Sony 65X8505C
  • 75” Sony 75X8505C


  • Sony X83C

    Sony X83C (4K)

    X83C is Sony’s most affordable Ultra HD TV for 2015. It will only be available in small sizes, but still offers the full Android TV experience.

  • 4K Ultra HD
  • 4K Processor X1
  • Android TV
  • Google Cast
  • Twin tuner (only in Europe)
  • PlayStation Now
  • HEVC
  • VP9
  • HDMI 2.0

    US prices
  • 43” Sony 43X830C
  • 49” Sony 49X830C

    EU prices
  • 43” Sony 43X8305C
  • 49” Sony 49X8305C


  • Sony X80C

    Sony X80C / X81C (4K)

    X80C (Europe) / X81C (USA) is a new affordable 4K TV that was added in autumn 2015. It is a flat TV with Android TV.

  • 4K Ultra HD
  • 4K Processor X1
  • Android TV
  • Google Cast
  • HEVC
  • VP9
  • HDMI 2.0

    USA
  • 55" Sony 55X810C
  • 65" Sony 65X810C


    EU prices
  • 49” Sony 49X8005C
  • 55” Sony 55X8005C


  • Sony S80C

    Sony S80C (4K)

    S80C is another affordable 4K model that was added in autumn 2015. It is a curved TV.

  • Curved
  • 4K Ultra HD
  • 4K Processor X1
  • Android TV
  • Google Cast
  • HEVC
  • VP9
  • HDMI 2.0

    USA: No

    EU prices
  • 55” Sony 55S8005C
  • 65” Sony 65S8005C


  • Sony W85C

    Sony W85C

    W85C is Sony’s largest and most advanced Full HD TV in 2015. It has the long duct speaker system and Android TV.

  • Full HD
  • X-Reality Pro
  • Android TV
  • Google Cast
  • PlayStation Now
  • Long Duct speaker

    US prices
  • 65” Sony 65W850C
  • 75” Sony 75W850C

    EU prices:
  • 65” Sony 65W855C
  • 75” Sony 75W855C


  • Sony W80C

    Sony W80C

    W80C is the step-down model from W85C. The long duct speakers are gone but Android TV is still there.

  • Full HD
  • X-Reality Pro
  • Android TV
  • Google Cast
  • PlayStation Now

    US prices
  • 50” Sony 50W800C
  • 55” Sony 55W800C

    EU prices
  • 43” Sony 43W805C
  • 50” Sony 50W805C
  • 55” Sony 55W805C


  • Sony W75C

    Sony W75C

    W75C is Sony’s cheapest TV with Android TV. It is a mid-range Full HD TV with an elegant design.

  • Full HD
  • X-Reality Pro
  • Android TV
  • Google Cast
  • PlayStation Now

    USA: No

    EU prices
  • 43” Sony 43W755C
  • 50” Sony 50W755C
  • 55” Sony 55W755C


  • Sony W70C

    Sony W70C

    W70C is a mid-range TV. It offers some basic “smart TV” features, but not the Android TV experience.

  • Full HD
  • X-Reality Pro
  • ”Smart TV”

    USA: No

    EU prices
  • 32” Sony 32W705C
  • 40” Sony 40W705C
  • 48” Sony 48W705C


  • Sony R5C

    Sony R5C & R4C

    Lastly, Sony will sell two low-end TVs in Europe called R5C and R4C. These are very basic models and R4C comes with none of the bell of whistles – it’s just a TV screen.

  • Full HD
  • X-Reality
  • ”Smart TV” (in R5C)

    USA: No

    EU prices
  • 32” Sony 32R403C
  • 40” Sony 40R453C
  • 32” Sony 32R503C
  • 40” Sony 40R553C
  • 48” Sony 48R553C






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