Sony BRAVIA KE48A9BU is rated out of 5 by 925.
Sony BRAVIA KE48A9BU
48 inch OLED 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart Android TV YouView
- 48" Inch
- 4K Ultra HD
- Full Specifications
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48 inch OLED – big tech made compact
Widely regarded as one of the finest screen technologies, OLED sets the standard for contrast and black levels that’s hard to beat. The only real downside has been a lack of smaller screens. Until now. With the Sony BRAVIA KE-48A9BU it’s now possible to get a 48 inch version of the award-winning BRAVIA OLED technology. This means you get all the OLED benefits, but now in a TV that fits your room.
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 48 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 48” 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 Multi-Audio and Dolby Atmos
Sony’s unique Acoustic Multi-Audio speaker system enhances the sync between what you see and what you hear. By placing two, sound positioning actuator speakers at the back of the TV, the sound precisely tracks the image. You get precision of sound, making the audio more life-like than ever. The speaker system is also compatible with Dolby Atmos – giving a more enveloping sound with Atmos recordings.
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’s 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.
Super-slim, One Slate Concept design
Featuring a flush surface bezel design, the Sony KE-48A9BU has premium style to match its performance. With no visible speakers, this Sony OLED is as discreet as possible and makes the most of its compact dimensions. The aluminium pedestal stand complements the design and has cable management built-in – keeping the design as tidy as possible.
Enjoy the best in OLED TV, in any room, with the compact and stylish Sony BRAVIA KE-48A9BU.
Please note, this Smart TV features third party Apps. These Apps may be modified or withdrawn at any time. There may also be a delay in launching some of the featured Apps. Catch-up TV Apps may vary by region. The function and availability of apps is not covered by the manufacturer’s or Richer Sounds’ guarantee.
Please note: This TV does not feature the Freeview Play catch-up service.
Yes - OLED
3840 x 2160
Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG
Panel Bit Depth
Panel Bit Depth
4K Ultra HD
Full Web Browser
Netflix 4K Streaming
Quad Core Processor
Quad Core Processor
TV Catch Up
Voice Activated TV
ARC - Audio Return Channel
Yes - eARC
Digital Audio Output
Yes - Optical
4 (HDCP 2.2 - 4)
Yes (Not compatible with YouView)
USB Video Playback
Energy - kWh/1000h
Energy - HDR rating
Energy - HDR kWh/1000h
Dimensions excluding stand WxHxD
1069 x 624 x 58
Dimensions including stand WxHxD
1069 x 629 x 255
Maximum Stand Width (mm)
Outer Box Dimensions WxHxD
1188 x 741 x 188
Wall Mount Required
VESA - 300 x 300
13.9/17.6 (Without/With Stand)
Yes - Fixed
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mrhappy101 from Great TV - Perfect coming from a Plasma I did a lot of research and anything but Oled was no goo after being so used to true black and fast refresh rate from my Plasma. This Oled is top notch and delivers on everything, (I had tried the NeoQled but was no good).....It also has real life quality picture - We were watching a TV program where someone was spoking a pip, (which had been left below screen out of shot). My wife and I though the carpet was on fire and was smoking!!!! It was that real looking.....its just amazing!
Date published: 2022-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jack 90 from Excellent pictures and sound Happy with looks, performance,quality, pictures and sound.
Date published: 2022-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by Reta 96 from High quality picture and sound This TV is ideal for the hard of hearing due to the clarity of the sound. The picture quality is also superb and helps those with compromised vision.
Date published: 2022-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by Young Bob from Superb colour I bought this tv over a month ago, the sound is reasonable, however the colour is superb, I wouldn’t put anyone off buying it.
Date published: 2022-06-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by steve190 from Confusing software This is the second of this type of TV we have bought. It has the same brilliant picture as well as the annoying message, that can't be switched off, about turning off. This new one now has an annoying software issue whereby it keeps rebooting and won't switch on when the sky box is switched on, unlike the first one we have.
Date published: 2022-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by SUPERBIKE from Great tv Great picture all round good tv just one fault no tele text for the amount of .money paid I would expect that to work.
Date published: 2022-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by Den08 from Super Sony! I absolutely love my new Sony TV. Great features, fantastic sound quality and a sharp picture. Easy to navigate for someone like me who struggles with tech’. The installation was easy to follow and a couple of clicks I was set up in no time.
Date published: 2022-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by bj1949 from Brilliant TV The picture quality and sound is exemplary. I am so pleased that I bought this model.
Date published: 2022-05-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by Doog54 from Excellent picture but ….. Very good picture quality. The sound is ok but struggles with dialogue, to be fair a lot of television do but as this was sold on the acoustic sound feature, it is a tad disappointing. The real problem is Google Play and the Android features which are not intuitive and look outdated. Apple headphones do not seem to work with this tv despite many attempts to pair them. Ok if you are just seeking a good picture.
Date published: 2022-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by Clive Elleforde from Transformed our viewing We have purchased this 2 weeks ago and have been reluctant to go to a 48” screen, having been used to a 36” screen for many years. This transformed our viewing experience in so many ways as we also purchased a sound bar too. We hadbt appreciated the definition and quality of later models and as we watch films more than other programmes it has made a big difference in our whole viewing experience
Date published: 2022-05-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by JnHR from Good pics, shame about the WIFI Happy with the tv features, but the WIFI connectability is rubbish. it will not find connection, despite my phone and computer in the same room being happily connected
Date published: 2022-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Great tv very happy with it. The tv is brilliant and the service was excellent ,rang the shop to order it Tuesday lunch time and it arrived here Wednesday morning. .
Date published: 2022-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stu90 from First Oled tv The set was highly recommended by a trusted source and has exceeded our expectations in the picture quality and there are features yet to be explored. It was so easy to set up even though our existing soundbar was another maker.
Date published: 2022-05-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by Peter 82 from great tv disapointed I can't use Dolby Atmos (I don't have Sky), but otherwise a great tv.
Date published: 2022-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gard1 from Brilliant Beyond expectations the picture is just brilliant and the sound is remarkable. It was easy to set up and has some great features.
Date published: 2022-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by Biker 1 from Excellent We have had tv around a month now brilliant picture quality and sound.
Date published: 2022-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by Briller from Top TV Had our new tv about 2 weeks,,great picture quality and fantastic sound
Date published: 2022-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dave 121 from Sony at its best Been over a year since I purchased this TV and I could not be happier with it. Incredible picture quality, sound is fantastic and adjustable in many ways. Screen is as slim as it could be and no wasted space with visible speakers. Personally I can not see any possible reason to add a sound bar unless you want to sit in another room. Would I buy this machine again, yes I certainly would.
Date published: 2022-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by Clarkyda from Top marks Excellent picture and sound well made really happy! Love the remote control only thing is I’m trying to find the red standby light as you never know if it’s on or not?
Date published: 2022-05-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jograh from Lovely Picture Bouth this TV a few weeks ago and like all the functions, sound quality and the design. Only downside at the moment is we were told to connect a USB HDD hard drive for recording TV programmes. I bought a new USB HDD drive and have spent hours trying to get it to work. Its formatted but still says its not connected....
Date published: 2022-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by Smart1960 from Best quality TV I’ve had the tv for two weeks now. Fantastic picture and sound. Watching wildlife programmes is an utter pleasure. It is so well built. Excellent quality. Just remember that most programmes will look the same as on your previous tv. You’ll only notice the difference when viewing in HD or UHD. I would recommend this tv to anyone but remember it’s three times tge price of a UHD tv so tge choice is yours. Definitely go to Curry’s and look at the OLED screen next to UHD.
Date published: 2022-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dor4 from Outstanding quality I am delighted with the TV. It has exceptional picture and sound quality and great features. I have always bought Sony Bravia TVs but this one is outstanding. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Date published: 2022-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elbmal from Amazing TV amazing picture quality straight out the box..haven't had to change any settings on the picture. Great how it adjusts to Dolby vision content and my PS4.
Date published: 2022-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by Paul Stacey from Superb quality; superb service! I've only had this tv a couple of weeks but I'm already blown away by the improvement in picture quality from my old TV. I used to own a sony xf90 (also purchased from Richer Sounds) and, whilst it was a class leading tv, it cannot hold a torch to the Sony A9. Pictures are cleaner, clearer, and the colours more natural without being oversaturated. I calibrated this set myself with Calman for Bravia and an x-rite pro plus. It was already pretty accurate out of the box, but the calibration just helped dial down the slight excess of blue in the grayscale ( a common thing I find with most Sony tvs). Typically the most accurate out of the box Sony picture setting is Cinema/pro, but this is no longer the case. Custom was the most accurate, with an average grayscale Delta Error of 3.8 compared to 5.2 in Cinema (DE's of 3 or below are generally considered undetectable imperceptible to the human eye). Also, if you download the Calman for Bravia app from Google Play it unlocks two further picture presets: Custom Pro 1 and Custom Pro 2. These are are ideal if you want one set of picture settings for SDR and another for HDR, allowing you to flick beween then when the respective content is being shown. Or else you may choose to have daytime and night-time picture presets, with a slightly brighter picture for daytime and lower brightness for evening. Sound wise the Sony A9 is OK, perhaps better than most. But like most modern TVs it is crying out for a soundbar or AV system. I have a JBL Atmos soundbar and sub and it makes a huge difference to clarity of sound, depth and soundstage, and bass. However, should you choose to persevere with the internal speakers you are presented with sound that is both clear and detailed, if rather lacking in depth and 'oomph'. The service from Richer Sounds was first class. From the moment of order to the time of delivery, Richer Sounds kept me updated with everything: I even got a phone call from the onboard courier to update me on their progress. In short, I cannot recommend this TV and Richer Sounds highly enough - a winning combination!!!
Date published: 2022-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by Richienic from Superb picture and sound Excellent TV crystal clear picture and sound. Would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2022-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shepstwo from WOW!!! Have had my Sony A9 a couple of weeks now ,what superb set ,both picture and sound are fantastic.I thought my old Sony was good till I saw the A9 WOW, With my old set I had surround sound no need for it with the new set.
Date published: 2022-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rambling rose from Great picture Bought and very happy with service would certainly buy another one
Date published: 2022-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by WayneH from Great picture quality Brought the tv for the 2nd room because we had a Sony 2 years ago. This one is some much better, the picture quality is incredibly
Date published: 2022-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by Swilks from Great smart TV Most OLED TV's have great pictures, due to OLED display technology being the ultimate solution. However, sound is often compromised by the lack of volume in such thin display screens. What sets this TV apart from the rest is the innovative use of the screen as the cone of the 'loudspeaker'. The sound is so good that a sound bar is unnecessary except for the most discerning audiophile. The picture is perfect, but the sound quality gives this TV the edge over the competition.
Date published: 2022-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by APS4 from Very pleased with this TV Superb picture and one of the few TVs available with proper sound quality without a sound bar. Set up is fairly easy, although menu system a little over-complicated, with duplicated functions eg Youview app and native digital tuner doing the same thing. Overall an excellent performing TV and worth the extra outlay over cheaper models. Great service from Richer Sounds with free next day delivery.
Date published: 2022-04-22