In this article, we’re going to look at the Top 4 Best Sony TVs Of 2022. We made this list based on our own opinion, research, and customer reviews. We’ve considered their quality, features, and values when narrowing down the best choices possible.
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So, here are the Top 4 Best Sony TVs Of 2022.
#1. Sony A90J OLED
The best Sony 4k TV for watching movies that we’ve tested is the Sony A90J OLED. It’s the premium 4k OLED from their 2021 lineup, sitting above the Sony A80J OLED. Like all OLED displays, it has a nearly infinite contrast ratio without the need for a local dimming feature, resulting in deep, uniform blacks with no noticeable blooming in dark scenes. They also have incredibly wide viewing angles, making them a great choice for a wide seating arrangement. Like most Sony TVs we’ve tested, it has excellent out-of-the-box color accuracy, and it doesn’t have any issues upscaling lower-resolution content.
Sadly, like most older Sony TVs, it’s a bit limited for gamers, as it doesn’t currently support any advanced gaming features like variable refresh rate technology (VRR). It’s advertised to receive these features in a future firmware update, but there’s still no sign of it. Still, it has low input lag and a near-instantaneous response time for gaming. Its peak brightness is only okay in SDR, but its brightness in HDR is better than most OLEDs, so it delivers an exceptional HDR experience. Like all OLEDs, there’s a slight risk of permanent burn-in, but this isn’t an issue for most users. Overall, this is one of the best Sony TVs we’ve tested.
#2. Sony X95J
The best Sony TV for watching TV shows in a bright room is the Sony X95J. LED TVs have an advantage over OLEDs because they’re much brighter, and combined with their excellent reflection handling, visibility isn’t an issue in even the brightest of environments. Another advantage is that LED TVs like this one appear to be immune to the risk of permanent burn-in, so you can leave it on your favorite news channel all day and not have to worry about damaging the screen. It’s also great for watching TV shows from streaming apps and cable boxes because it doesn’t have any trouble upscaling lower-resolution content. Despite having a VA panel, the viewing angles aren’t bad, thanks to Sony’s ‘X-Wide Angle’ technology.
Unfortunately, its native contrast ratio is lower than most VA panel TVs because of the viewing angle technology that comes at the cost of a lower contrast ratio. Blacks look gray without the local dimming, so it’s best to enable it. HDR content also looks great because it has amazing peak brightness in HDR, and even though it doesn’t display a wide color gamut according to our testing standards, it’s still good. It has two inputs that support HDMI 2.1 bandwidth and a 120Hz panel, but like other Sony TVs, it doesn’t have VRR support, but that’s supposed to be added in a future firmware update. Overall, it’s a premium TV that delivers great performance, and the X95J is the best Sony TV for watching shows in a bright room.
#3. Sony X90J
The best Sony TV for gaming we’ve tested is the Sony X90J. It’s a bit like the Sony X95J in terms of features and performance, but it’s better for dark rooms because it doesn’t have wide viewing angle technology, allowing it to display deeper blacks. It’s an impressive gaming TV that comes with two inputs that support HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, both of which support 4k games at up to 120 fps from the PS5 and Xbox Series X. Although it lacks an Auto Low Latency Mode that switches the TV into Game Mode when you play a game from a compatible device, like the Xbox Series X, it still has an Auto Picture Mode that works with the PS5 and PS4, so it switches into Game Mode when you play a game from those consoles.
Unfortunately, it has yet to receive the VRR update that Sony is starting to roll out with the Sony X85J and older models like the Sony X900H, but it should get it in a future firmware update. Its input lag is a bit higher than some other TVs, but it’s still good enough for gaming. It doesn’t display a wide color gamut for HDR content according to our testing standards because it has limited Rec. 2020 color space coverage, but it’s still good, and it delivers a great HDR gaming experience thanks to its very good HDR peak brightness. Besides these issues, if you need something for gaming, this is the best Sony TV we’ve tested.
#4. Sony X80J
If you prefer something to use as a PC monitor, check out the Sony X80J. It’s their entry-level model in the 2021 lineup, and although it’s too expensive to be considered a budget model, it still offers great performance as a PC monitor. Its IPS-like panel provides wide viewing angles, so the image remains accurate no matter where you sit. It displays proper chroma 4:4:4 with 4k and 1080p signals at 60Hz, which is important for reading clear text, but it can’t do it with 1440p signals. It also has low input lag for a responsive desktop experience.
Unfortunately, it might be best to avoid using it in a well-lit room because its reflection handling and SDR peak brightness are just decent, meaning glare is an issue in really bright rooms. Despite displaying a wide color gamut, it’s not a good choice for watching HDR content either because it has low HDR brightness, a low contrast ratio that makes blacks look gray, and lacks a local dimming feature. However, this shouldn’t be an issue if you’re using it as a PC monitor, and the gray uniformity is good. It’s available in many sizes, including a small 43 inch model, but keep in mind the 50 inch variant has a VA panel, so it performs differently than the 55 inch model we tested. If you want something small and don’t need wide viewing angles, the Sony X85J has HDMI 2.1 inputs. Overall, the X80J is the best Sony TV we’ve tested for PCs.