Just like with Full Array, Mini LED TVs control areas of the backlight so both dark and bright subjects are presented clearly. But LEDs of Mini LED backlight are much smaller and denser, so they need far more precise control. Our Mini LED TVs have highly accurate backlight control that's unique to Sony - XR Backlight Master Drive. This is why you'll see the best and most accurate contrast possible, without flare.
 Conventional Full Array LED  Mini LED
 Conventional Mini LED  BRAVIA XR Mini LED
Our unique XR Backlight Master Drive technology uses a Sony-developed local dimming algorithm to control thousands of tiny, high-dense LEDs with absolute precision and independence. This is how they can display unprecedented dynamic range with incredibly deep blacks and dazzling lights.
Cinematic contrast with accurate deep blacks and bright highlights.
Sony BRAVIA® TVs featuring Full Array LED technology – such as the new 4K HDR Full Array LED TV, the XG95 – help take your viewing experience even further, giving you beautiful contrast with rich dark and vibrant bright colours, maximising highlights and lowlights on your TV.
The real benefits of Full Array LED with local dimming is that you get more realistic peaks of brightness, more accurate shadow detail and deeper, inkier blacks. A good example of this would be seeing the moon in the night sky. On an Edge-lit or Direct-lit TV, you would sacrifice the brightness of the moon for a blacker night sky (or vice-versa) and the blacks would still likely stray into blue or grey. On a Full Array LED TV with local dimming (like the XG95) you get a beautiful, natural picture, with a clear, bright moon and a dark, authentic night sky.
Edge-lit & Direct-lit
Many LED TVs are ‘Edge-lit’, this means the light source comes from a strip of LEDs either at the bottom or on either side of the panel. While this is good for making slim, affordable TVs, it’s not as good at displaying scenes with amazingly bright and deep dark areas at the same time. Bright areas aren’t as bright as they could be, and black areas can look more grey or blueish.
Direct-lit TVs can also suffer from this issue. Instead of the strip of LEDs being positioned at the edge, it is placed directly behind the panel to send light directly through the screen. While this can give you stronger brightness it can also result in distracting ‘halos’ of light around bright objects on a dark background, less accurate colour in those dark areas and it will mean the TV is thicker.