Sony BRAVIA KD55A8BU 55 inch OLED 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart Android TV YouView

Sony BRAVIA KD55A8BU

55 inch OLED 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart Android TV YouView

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”The A8 is Sony’s best OLED yet, and that’s really saying something.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ – 5 Star review.

BRAVIA OLED panel for the finest picture around

Backlighting technology is a thing of the past with OLED. Instead of using various arrays of LEDs to light an LCD display, OLED uses over eight million self-illuminating pixels for sensational image quality. With self-illuminating pixels, you get outstanding contrast. Blacks are far deeper than LED displays and corresponding whites much brighter. For the ultimate in realism, OLED is where it’s at.

X1 Ultimate with Pixel Contrast Booster maximises the potential of OLED
To extract the maximum potential for the OLED panel, this Sony 55 inch TV uses Sony’s most powerful processor – X1 Ultimate. This processor intelligently enhances the brightness of hundreds of different picture elements, giving incredibly realistic and detailed images. Pixel Contrast Booster maximises the potential of each pixel, getting the most lifelike and vibrant colour.

The smoothest images with X-Motion Clarity
Sony’s X-Motion Clarity is Sony’s flagship motion processor and takes OLED to the next level. By controlling the backlighting with greater precision this Sony 55” TV offers enhanced realism, especially with fast-moving sports and action movies.

IMAX Enhanced brings the cinema home
Take the next step-up in picture quality by switching to IMAX Enhanced. Used with IMAX certified 4K HDR content, IMAX Enhanced uses their proprietary digital remastering technology (DMR) to deliver ultra-vivid images. If you want to recreate the look of the movie at the cinema, IMAX Enhanced gets you closer than ever.

Get the best out of Netflix, with Netflix Calibrated Mode
If you’re a movie fan and use Netflix, you’ll love Netflix Calibrated Mode. This setting bypasses many of the TVs processors, giving you a picture that’s much closer to how the filmmaker’s originally intended.

Sharpen up the sound with Acoustic Surface Audio
Sony’s unique Acoustic Surface Audio speaker system enhances the sync between what you see and what you hear. By placing two, sound-positioning speakers at the back of the TV, the sound precisely tracks the image. Independent amp control ensures absolute precision of sound, making the audio more life-like than with conventional TV speaker systems.

HDR support, including Dolby Vision
HDR maximises picture quality, bringing detail to the darkest areas of the picture as well as making the overall image look more life-like than ever. As well as HDR10 and HLG formats, this Sony is also compatible with Dolby Vision. Dolby Vision optimises the HDR format to give quite simply the sharpest, most accurate images possible. Very much an industry standard, Dolby Vision continually adjusts the picture for the most remarkable realism.

Smart Android TV
Bringing together photos, music, movies, Internet and apps, the Sony Android system makes accessing a huge range of entertainment easy. The Android platform brings more apps than any other smart TV platform, meaning you’ve got the widest choice of smart TV possible.

Voice control your TV
Featuring Google Assistant built-in, this Sony TV effortlessly becomes part of your Google/Android home network. If you prefer to use a different platform, the Sony is compatible, too. Apple AirPlay and Homekit compatibility makes it possible to integrate with your Apple system. Support for Amazon Alexa devices also means you can voice control via your existing Alexa device.

Adjustable stand suits your soundbar
If you’re placing your TV on a cabinet or table, low-profile feet give it a sleek, ground-hugging appearance. Adding a soundbar would usually obstruct the image, which is why this Sony features rotating feet that raise the TV’s height, giving the best of all worlds – with or without a soundbar.

Sleek, Sony style
With its slim, black bezel, this Sony TV looks every bit as sleek and timeless as you’d expect from a BRAVIA design. The elegant legs not only provide adjustable support but also have handy cable management built-in.

Make the most of OLED’s potential, with the Sony BRAVIA KD-55A8BU.

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Spread the cost over 6 or 10 months on this TV, available from your local store or our Telesales team. 10% deposit required up-front, pay the balance in full before the end of the period and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Click here for more info.
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”The A8 is Sony’s best OLED yet, and that’s really saying something.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ – 5 Star review.

BRAVIA OLED panel for the finest picture around

Backlighting technology is a thing of the past with OLED. Instead of using various arrays of LEDs to light an LCD display, OLED uses over eight million self-illuminating pixels for sensational image quality. With self-illuminating pixels, you get outstanding contrast. Blacks are far deeper than LED displays and corresponding whites much brighter. For the ultimate in realism, OLED is where it’s at.

X1 Ultimate with Pixel Contrast Booster maximises the potential of OLED
To extract the maximum potential for the OLED panel, this Sony 55 inch TV uses Sony’s most powerful processor – X1 Ultimate. This processor intelligently enhances the brightness of hundreds of different picture elements, giving incredibly realistic and detailed images. Pixel Contrast Booster maximises the potential of each pixel, getting the most lifelike and vibrant colour.

The smoothest images with X-Motion Clarity
Sony’s X-Motion Clarity is Sony’s flagship motion processor and takes OLED to the next level. By controlling the backlighting with greater precision this Sony 55” TV offers enhanced realism, especially with fast-moving sports and action movies.

IMAX Enhanced brings the cinema home
Take the next step-up in picture quality by switching to IMAX Enhanced. Used with IMAX certified 4K HDR content, IMAX Enhanced uses their proprietary digital remastering technology (DMR) to deliver ultra-vivid images. If you want to recreate the look of the movie at the cinema, IMAX Enhanced gets you closer than ever.

Get the best out of Netflix, with Netflix Calibrated Mode
If you’re a movie fan and use Netflix, you’ll love Netflix Calibrated Mode. This setting bypasses many of the TVs processors, giving you a picture that’s much closer to how the filmmaker’s originally intended.

Sharpen up the sound with Acoustic Surface Audio
Sony’s unique Acoustic Surface Audio speaker system enhances the sync between what you see and what you hear. By placing two, sound-positioning speakers at the back of the TV, the sound precisely tracks the image. Independent amp control ensures absolute precision of sound, making the audio more life-like than with conventional TV speaker systems.

HDR support, including Dolby Vision
HDR maximises picture quality, bringing detail to the darkest areas of the picture as well as making the overall image look more life-like than ever. As well as HDR10 and HLG formats, this Sony is also compatible with Dolby Vision. Dolby Vision optimises the HDR format to give quite simply the sharpest, most accurate images possible. Very much an industry standard, Dolby Vision continually adjusts the picture for the most remarkable realism.

Smart Android TV
Bringing together photos, music, movies, Internet and apps, the Sony Android system makes accessing a huge range of entertainment easy. The Android platform brings more apps than any other smart TV platform, meaning you’ve got the widest choice of smart TV possible.

Voice control your TV
Featuring Google Assistant built-in, this Sony TV effortlessly becomes part of your Google/Android home network. If you prefer to use a different platform, the Sony is compatible, too. Apple AirPlay and Homekit compatibility makes it possible to integrate with your Apple system. Support for Amazon Alexa devices also means you can voice control via your existing Alexa device.

Adjustable stand suits your soundbar
If you’re placing your TV on a cabinet or table, low-profile feet give it a sleek, ground-hugging appearance. Adding a soundbar would usually obstruct the image, which is why this Sony features rotating feet that raise the TV’s height, giving the best of all worlds – with or without a soundbar.

Sleek, Sony style
With its slim, black bezel, this Sony TV looks every bit as sleek and timeless as you’d expect from a BRAVIA design. The elegant legs not only provide adjustable support but also have handy cable management built-in.

Make the most of OLED’s potential, with the Sony BRAVIA KD-55A8BU.
Brand Sony
OLED Yes
4K Ultra HD Yes
HDR Yes
BBC iPlayer Yes
Pixel Resolution 3840 x 2160
Scart Sockets No
Speakers Yes
Packaging Dimensions WxHxD 1362 x 832 x 184
Netflix 4K Streaming Yes
Dimensions excluding stand WxHxD (mm) 1227 x 712 x 52
Dimensions including stand WxHxD (mm) 1227 x 733/784 x 326/323 (Lowered/Raised)
Screen Size (measured diagonally in inches) 55
Motion Processing X-Motion Clarity
LED Backlight OLED
Power Consumption- Normal Use 131
Stand Yes - 2-position
Wall Mount Required VESA - 300 x 300
Energy Efficiency Rating B
Local Dimming Yes - OLED
Camera No
Gesture Control No
Power Consumption - Annual 182
Maximum Stand Width (mm) 1004/1075 (Lowered/Raised)
Panel Bit Depth 10 bit
HDR Format Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG
Analogue Tuner Yes
USB Video Playback Yes
USB Recording Yes
Headphone Socket Yes
Wireless Connection Yes
Full Web Browser Yes
Power Consumption - Standby 0.5
ARC - Audio Return Channel Yes - eARC
Touch Screen No
Voice Activated TV Yes
Quad Core Processor Yes
Twin Tuners Yes
HDMI 2.0 Yes
Screen Resolution 4k_ultra_hd
Panel Frequency (Hz) 100Hz
Digital Audio Output Yes - Optical
USB 3
Weight (KG) 16.8/18.6 (Without/With Stand)
Component No
Remote Control yes
Smartphone control Yes
HDMI 4_HDCP2_2_4
DLNA Compliant Yes
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tv Loving our first smart TVs easy to use with excellent pictures and sound
Date published: 2020-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sony tv Great tv good sound and picture easy to install.....
Date published: 2020-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb picture I bought this several weeks ago after extensive research and reading reviews, both by professionals and owners. I most certainly have not been disappointed. Excellent picture and expansive sound combine to provide an excellent viewing experience. More than happy with my choice ☺
Date published: 2020-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely blown away The TV is stunning! I was expecting the viewing experience to be better moving from a Panasonic 55" Plasma to a 65" OLED. However I did not expect the resolution enhancement of the TV to be this good, I was blown away by it. The sound quality is definitely better than others I compared. The TV is now part of my Google Home Hub and works seamlessly with the rest of the Google devices. The quality is worth the money you put on it.
Date published: 2020-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful TV We have had our new Sony TV for a few weeks now and the picture quality is fantastic!!
Date published: 2020-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great OLED TV with perfect sound This is a great TV that gives you a natural and authentic picture with superb motion handling, involving excellent sound experience. I have one recommendation for Sony going forward...the HDMIs are slightly disappointing in terms of spec, only one 2.1-certified, out of 4. All 4 should be 2.1 full spec instead.
Date published: 2020-11-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from New TV Picture not as vivid as that displayed in showroom. Requires many passwords and log ins to access applications. Personally would like a hard copy of instructions as still trial and error on hand set.
Date published: 2020-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Picture is superb Had this a few weeks and the TV is brilliant especially the picture quality. The remote control is great as it controls the Sky Q box so I have got rid of Harmony control. The feature where the TV tells me Sky box not turned on and say OK and it turns on Sky is great.
Date published: 2020-11-20
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Sony BRAVIA KD55A8BU is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 188.
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