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2 New Sony “Crystal LED” Modular Direct View Display Systems

C- and B-Series MicroLED Options Provide Powerful Processor “X1TM for Crystal LED” and Flexible Installation for a Range of Applications


22 January 2021

Sony Electronics unveils the latest innovation in premium direct view LED – the modular Crystal LED C-series (ZRD-C12A/C15A) with high contrast and B-series (ZRD-B12A/B15A) with high brightness. Both new displays are available in two pixel pitch sizes (P1.26mm and P1.58mm) to suit different installation needs and expand the line-up of Sony’s Crystal LED for various applications including corporate showrooms, lobbies and productions. They combine impressive image quality, flexibility and scalability in installation, with lower total cost of ownership, and leverage Sony’s expertise in providing dynamic visual experiences that faithfully and accurately showcase content as the creator intended.


Both series are equipped with the “X1 for Crystal LED”, high-performance image quality processor. It fully incorporates the LED control technology developed for Sony’s pioneering Crystal LED and the signal processing technology praised in Sony’s BRAVIA TV series. Additionally, the displays enable image accuracy inspired by the industry leading master monitors, providing realistic large scale imagery that maintains image integrity close-up and at a distance.

The new displays provide enhanced content that is upscaled while maintaining high-resolution (“Reality Creation”), smooth and artifact-free pictures without motion blur (“Motionflow”) and showcase impressive gradation expression (“22bit Super Bit Mapping”). Highlights also include a wide viewing angle and wide colour gamut, as well as a various input signals, including HDR, HFR (120fps) and 3D.

The displays are designed to be flexible, long-lasting and easy-to-install. Each display is comprised of modular, seamless and bezel-free tiles that can scale to accommodate a range of sizes, layouts and resolutions. Due to the display’s light weight and streamlined design, it can be installed in various configurations including wall-mounted or in a curved arrangement.

The Crystal LED C-series provides high contrast of 1,000,000:1. This series features a deep black coating optimised for a range of applications including use in corporate showrooms, lobbies, and customer experience centres, among others.

The Crystal LED B-series offers high brightness (1,800 cd/m2) ideal for bright environments while still showcasing astonishingly realistic images with a wide colour gamut. This series has an anti-reflection coating with a matte finish that is especially ideal for creators, designers and production applications including virtual sets and studio backdrops. B-series was developed in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment to reflect the creator’s needs.

With lower power consumption and convenient, user-friendly front accessibility, the new displays reduce the total cost of ownership including maintenance, after purchase. In addition, the Crystal LED C- and B- series are both fanless, ensuring quiet operation and feature a 100-240V AC power supply, providing customers with enhanced usability.

Crystal LED C-series and B-series are planned to be available from July 2021 onwards. For more information about these new displays or Sony’s lineup of large display solutions, please visit Alternatively, do look out for the video for these new displays, which will be introduced at CES 2021 and on Sony’s new digital event platform “Sony Square” from 17:00 (ET) on Jan 11.

Key Highlights:

  • Sony’s newly developed unique high-picture quality processor “X1 for Crystal LED” to provide optimal image expression with Reality Creation, Motionflow and 22bit Super Bit Mapping
  • A wide viewing angle and wide colour gamut
  • Supports a wide range of input signals including HDR, HFR (120fps) and 3D
  • High contrast of 1,000,000:1, medium-high brightness of 800 cd/m2
  • High brightness of 1,800 cd/m2 1 and wide colour gamut
  • Modular configuration and bezel-free lightweight design to enhance flexible installation



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