TVs are evolving at such a rapid rate, it can be hard to keep up with the new technology. Just when you’ve switched your focus from 4K to Mini-LED and QLED, 8K is right around the corner. That’s why brushing up on the latest TVs and TV processors for 2021 can help make your choice easier than you thought possible.
Here’s a quick recap of the latest big brand TV processors for 2021, how they enhance the TV, and on what types of TVs you can expect to see them.
Sony Cognitive Processor XR
I have never been disappointed with the picture quality of a Sony TV, so I can’t wait to lay my eyes on the latest Sony BRAVIA XR TVs. They stand apart from other TVs thanks to the Sony Cognitive Processor XR. This processor is able to cross analyze information simultaneously, picking and choosing the most important elements of whatever you’re watching in real-time.
It’s hard to believe a TV can mimic how a human brain processes information, but Sony has created the world’s first TV with cognitive intelligence. With this processor on board, Sony BRAVIA XR Tvs have a realism that can’t be matched as well as completely natural colour, contrast, and clarity. You can read more about the Sony Cognitive Processor XR in my post about it, and check out the overview of Sony BRAVIA XR TVs.
Samsung’s Neo Quantum Processor
With the Samsung Neo Quantum Processor, the feature that’s going to blow your doors off is upscaling. TVs with the Neo Quantum Processor have a backlight with Quantum Mini LEDs. They are 1/40 the height of a conventional LED and are placed in ultra-thin layers to allow for thousands and thousands of lights. The LEDs are powered by Quantum Matrix Technology to prevent blooming and boost colour volume to 100%.
Upscaling on Samsung Neo QLED TVs is taken care of by the Neo Quantum processor. It uses 16 neural networks like function just like your brain, tapping into an advanced algorithm that optimizes each image you see so it looks the best it possibly can. It does this in real-time, so there is no lag or delay, and it uses AI deep learning to analyze everything you watch. 1080p can be upscaled as close to 4K as possible, and if you have a Samsung 8K TV, 4K can be upscaled to as close to 8K as possible.
You can read more about Samsung’s Neo Quantum Processor on my post about it, and take a look at the overview of Samsung Neo QLED TVs.
LG a9 Gen 4 AI processor
Every TV brand I’ve mentioned has its own take on AI and its own algorithm to offer the best picture quality. After the popularity of the LG CX OLED you might be wondering how the company could improve upon their picture quality, but the LG a9 Gen 4 AI processor promises picture quality and sound quality that’s even more spectacular.
LG’s a9 Gen 4 AI processor uses millions of data sets that have been gathered from real-world content. It takes that data and analyzes it to enhance the image quality and sound quality so it’s the best it can be. LG AI Picture Pro can recognize and enhance face, body, and objects so they appear as real to life as possible. Scene enhancement can recognize and upscale scenery, night scenes, and buildings so they have vivid detail and colour.
At the same time, AI Sound Pro enhances your audio so your audio mimics what it’s like to have a soundbar installed. Enhancements like Virtual 5.1.2 up-mix and Clear Voice will allow you to hear the sound effects, conversations, and other vivid details of your favourite movies or TV shows.
Which TV will you choose for 2021?
With the three new processors on the latest TVs, it’s going to be really hard to choose which to hang in your living room or home theatre. Take a look at all TVs available on Best Buy right now and choose the best TV for you.