Sony TV model numbers by year 2012-2020 explained


Sony TV models Number

Sony TVs have a model number that contains information about the series and type of TV. The series is indicated by the letter after the screen size, the year of development of the TV is indicated by the letter at the end of the name or in the middle of the labeling. Sony 2020 TVs will have a model number with the letter H.

The TV model class determines the letter after the screen size.

Class model defines the beginning of the letter designation R- TVs lower price segment and functional. W – mid-range TVs optimal parameters. S, X-  televisions average premium level. The numbers after the letters refer to the TV series.

Sony TV models type

  • R – TVs of the lower price segment and functionality.
  • W – mid-range televisions.
  • S, X – TVs premium level.
  • Z – until 2017, this letter meant support for 3D images, but since 2019 this letter means 8K screen resolution.

Sony TV model number Europe since 2016.

Sony TV model number example Europe
Sony TV model number example Europe

Decoding Sony TV models number, Europe

  • KD – means that this product is a TV, recently missed in the designation.
  • 55 – screen size in inches, can also be omitted in the TV model designation
  • X, R, W, S, A, Z – Class of the TV

How to find out what year Sony TV

what year is my tv? Find out what year your TV is quite simple, the year when the production of the TV began can be identified by the letter in the model number. Sony collects TVs of a certain model for one year from Q2 to Q2 of the next year. For example, the TV model KD-55XG9505 (this is the model of the year 2109) was produced from the 2nd quarter of 2019 to the 2nd quarter of 2020. The letter G means that this 2019 TV model.

  • F – year of development model
    • A – 2013
    • B – 2014
    • C – 2015
    • D – 2016
    • E – 2017
    • F – 2018
    • G – 2019
    • H – 2020
  • 9 – TV series, not available in OLED TVs.
  • 0 – model in the series
  • 05 – design.

Sony TV models number 2013-2020  North America and old model number Europe 2013-2015 years.

In the designation of the TV model, the basic parameters of the TV set are laid, which helps a knowledgeable buyer to buy such a TV that will satisfy all desires.

Explain what the Sony Bravia TV model number means.

  • 65 – at the beginning of the notation as usual the size of the TV screen in inches, although in the title of the series the size of the screen is missed.
  • S, R, X, W, A, Z – letters denoting the class of the TV, originally there were 3 classes of TV sets, but then they were put into a separate line of 3D TVs and OLED TVs, now there are 5 classes of TV sets.
  • 8 – TV series
  • 0 – model in the series
  • 05 – at the end of the designation stands the identifier of the TV design, it can be either one or two digits.
  • A, B, C, D, E, F – year of development of the TV model.


2019 Sony, like other TV manufacturers, released a TV with 8K resolution support. Otherwise minor software improvements.


Sony decided to continue experiments with OLED TVs, purchasing screen matrices from LG, in 2018 a new model OLED TV set A8F, with a screen size of 55 and 65 inches.


In 2017, SONY does not invent over-fashion innovations compared to Korean manufacturers. Production of TVs in SONY on the verge of liquidity and for a long time does not bring a significant income. Hence, not the desire to spend on promotion of advertising companies. The TVs differ with a fairly good image quality, support for HDR, 4K and the operating system based on Android.


In 2016 the labeling of TVs changed for Europe, the letter designating the year of development and the beginning of sales were transferred from the very end of the marking to the middle. TVs differ in HDR support, as well as other manufacturers of TVs.


Issued the following models:

R40C R50C W70C W75C W80C / W85C X83C X85C X90C X93C X94C


models available R4, W600, W7, W8, W85, W95


models available.

S9, Х9, W9, W85, W8, W6, R5, R4 (R47, R42)


In 2012, the user is prompted with TVs in the name of the letter E, B, C, N, HX

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  1. Sony 2021 models use the letter “J” (KD-43X80J, XR-55A90J,…)
    I’d guess Sony skipped “I” (after “G” in 2020) because “I” is graphically too close to “1” and this could be confusing during a call between the customer and support.

  2. Hi I just bought the Sony 85 inch x900h model. This model supports IMAX Enhanced. Does that mean in the near future this model can update to IMAX Enhanced?? Please explain what IMAX Enhanced Supported Model means X900H??

  3. Hi…Great posting. Thank you! You wouldn’t happen to have another post or a link sharing knowledge of each series and what key or special or ideal features and components would be offered in those series’?

    Oh and if this reply is a general public reply kindly delete it. I have no desire to become a trolls focus.

    Would you consider replying back or do you have the time to?

    Question…. Some tv’s have model no.s like KD-43X750FKD. What do these mean to us consumers? Thanks.

    Why I ask…So I thought I wanted the XBR43X850G or 750G or….Because Sony detailed the specs in such a way I lit up. And I didn’t want anything bigger given the small space I had planned it to go. It’s sale price was also around 549.00 CAD and to me that seemed like a great deal for a Sony and what it was offering. Now it’s around 650.00. AND because of my locale I cannot buy it unless through AND their 30 day replacement or return window is disappointing and I know zero about the separate offers for extended warranties or the company’s handling them, or can they be trusted… Plus I definitely will never want to ship a tv or any other device for repair! So I feel I should buy locally for those reasons alone. But back to what I started. I only just learned that the 43 inch XBR G year/ series….heck I am mixing it all up already! These tv’s have 7.0 Android TV…Booooo. And no ability to upgrade…BOOOOOOO! Okay but really I thought for such little money the model I found online could have been a pretty decent tv. What do you think? So now I am frustrated again by what I just learned of the 43″. I still want a Sony….but which one….there are too many to go through when I don’t even know what those differences between all the different series’ they have. Do I wait to see if the H year/ series 43″ will have Android 10.0…do I need 10.0? Do I go for the 49 inch G series which is upgradeable at some point I read. and priced around 699.00 CAD…again at 4maz0n. Is it going to be a good tv for me? I think it maybe it could be. What do you think? I don’t want to invest a ton of money especially when a more expensive model may just be loaded with unnecessary bells and whistles or just more options than I would really ever need. I only need a smallish but no less than 43″, I believe I am stuck with yet reluctant towards LCD/LED…no Oleds or plasma…so what other choice is there…none as far as I know.
    Personally my under 5 year LG went black screen on me and with flashlight can barely make out the images. Truly not happy as you might imagine. Never dropped, no road trips after its arrival, never even ran it 20K hours and this is why I will not invest big in a tv. My 30 year old Hitachi CRT tv is perfect aside from it occasionally won’t turn on and it weighs about as much as a car…slight exaggeration there. It collects dust and not been plugged in for a couple of years now. I actually managed to carry it outside to my front stoop the other day…just have to muster up the strength now to get it out to the curb. Sorry, got off track there. I still would like a decent little tv, not an outrageously extreme tech with a high price tag tv. One with lots of colour, a decent panel of setting options around colour/visual preferences in the settings, definitive visuals, smart os upgradeability, Ethernet port, dual band modem 5G and the other one 3G…if that is even an option for tv’s? IDEALLY it would be good to have at least 2 each of the HDMI and USB ports, all the regular sets of av/ and S cable and jack inputs…not that I have ever used the S jack input….it would also be nice if placement of ports etc were on the back and the side, a sensible and user friendly UI…A customizable UI would be lovey for sure, Parental Controls, Voice controlled…am I going overboard now? Miracast ready, conveniently responsive, crash-less/ smooth running…processor speed more than fair to better or best…I honestly don’t know what I would require or if there choices in tv processors. This will be another trip to the Goggle. Safe, secure and Hassle-free browsing, downloading/ and or streaming capability, Browser choice…yes please? Decent speakers for a tv and optimal speaker placement is important too…NO sound bars, they just amplify bass to me and are noise makers in my experience. I like to hear audio, I don’t appreciate it when it pierces my skull. Lol, but seriously that is how sound bars have affected me so a for sure hard pass. Thanks again for reading along. I think that about covers it. Aside from the locale and the inability to upgrade I thought the 43″ would have been a good choice but now I need to look at what else is similar and available to me. I am curious to hear back from you, if you would be so kind. If I knew that I would be “OKAY” using a modified Kodi run streaming box, and which of those boxes would be most reliable I could go that way also. So much to browse online and one group or site says one thing but then to find conflicting information elsewhere forces one to reassess to where the researcher then finds other possibilities to which requires additional research, and after taking it all in it inevitably has left the researcher or “me” confused and undecided, and no closer to a decision. I have spoken to sales people, goggled (intentional misspell) and read posting and chart after posting and chart and ….Over hundreds of hours and still undecided. Unable to get to that point of contentment or confidence in my choice. Life also gets in the way and I go offline, and when I finally get back to it I have to basically review it all or start again because I wasn’t able to retain it, where I left off or even make sense of much of it. I wish I were different in that way. To be honest I have been playing around with the idea of cord cutting for more than 5 years. Ah well. If you managed to read through my ramblings and you’re up for it, I would love it if you had some suggestions for me to go off of. If not I can understand. Thank you either way.

    Warm Regards,



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