The A80J also benefits from XR Triluminos Pro colour thanks to the processor which means that the TV should be able to cover the DCI-P3 wide colour space well with good saturation tracking and brightness. Sony TVs usually have excellent colour reproduction thanks to the company’s rich heritage in producing some of the best professional grading monitors for the film and TV industry and this translates to accurate colours on its consumer models.
The A80J also features the same video processing as the flagship, with XR 4K Upscaling and XR Motion so the OLED displays the best possible scaled image as well as presenting motion correctly for 24fps film and 50Hz broadcast content. Sony has a reputation for its excellent image processing and the A80J with the Cognitive Processor XR keeps that tradition going with some of the best motion and upscaling on the market.
The Sony A80J supports Dolby Vision, HDR10 and Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) HDR formats and includes IMAX Enhanced certification along with a Netflix Calibrated Mode but no Filmmaker Mode. It is a shame that Sony never takes part in industry-wide initiatives like Filmmaker Mode, preferring to do its own thing, like its Custom mode. Audio-wise there is support for Dolby Atmos, plus calibration using the Acoustic Auto Calibration system.
The Cognitive Processor XR can also analyse the sound position in the signal so the sound matches precisely with the action on the screen. In addition, it upconverts any sound to 3D surround, to deliver an immersive soundscape. And being a Sony OLED, the screen is the speaker thanks to the excellent Acoustic Surface Audio+.