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Sony BRAVIA KE55A8BU

55 inch OLED 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart Android TV YouView
£1,249
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Combine OLED and Sony’s top processing and you get stunning clarity – with the Sony BRAVIA KE-55A8BU.

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 KE-55A8BU.

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.
Screen
OLED
Yes
Screen Size
55"
Screen Technology
OLED
Picture Quality
LED Backlight
OLED
Local Dimming
Yes - OLED
Motion Processing
X-Motion Clarity
Pixel Resolution
3840 x 2160
HDR
Yes
HDR Formats
Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG
Panel Bit Depth
10 bit
Panel Bit Depth
10
Panel Frequency
100Hz
Panel Frequency
100Hz
Display
Screen Resolution
4K Ultra HD
Smart Features
Apple AirPlay
Yes
BBC iPlayer
Yes
Full Web Browser
Yes
Netflix 4K Streaming
Yes
Processor
Quad Core Processor
Quad Core Processor
Yes
Smartphone control
Yes
TV Catch Up
Youview
Voice Activated TV
Yes
Connectivity
ARC - Audio Return Channel
Yes - eARC
Digital Audio Output
Yes - Optical
DLNA Compliant
Yes
HDMI
4 (HDCP 2.2 - 4)
HDMI 2.0
Yes
Headphone Socket
Yes
USB
3
Wi-Fi
Yes
Tuner
Analogue Tuner
Yes
TV Tuner
Freeview
Twin Tuners
Yes
Audio
Speakers
Yes
Features
USB Recording
Yes (Not compatible with YouView)
USB Video Playback
Yes
Energy Consumption
Energy - kWh/1000h
111
Energy - HDR rating
G
Energy - HDR kWh/1000h
116
Dimensions
Dimensions excluding stand WxHxD
1227 x 712 x 52
Dimensions including stand WxHxD
1227 x 733/784 x 326/323 (Lowered/Raised)
Maximum Stand Width (mm)
1004/1075 (Lowered/Raised)
Outer Box Dimensions WxHxD
1362 x 832 x 184
Wall Mount Required
VESA - 300 x 300
Weight
Weight (KG)
16.8/18.6 (Without/With Stand)
Accessories
Remote Control
Yes
Stand
Yes - 2-position
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb This is as my retirement present to myself. Absolutely love it. Superb picture and feature rich. No downsides at all
Date published: 2022-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant product Absolutely amazing product, sound and picture quality out of this world
Date published: 2022-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great TV Had this a few weeks now and still watching HD demos just to revel in the clarity. Wanted to get rid of the need for additional sound systems and this has done that. Not cheap but hopeful this will last many years. Controller could be more ergonomic but did pair with my virgin box after a few turn off and on sessions. Takes two to mount and remove fron packaging safely . Overall very happy .
Date published: 2022-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding First Sony TV and the picture is jaw dropping. Love it
Date published: 2022-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tv picture quality awesome I brought this tv 2 weeks ago its an amazing tv just wish it had hdmi 2.1 not sure if they can but would be the ultimate tv for movies and games
Date published: 2022-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Minimal design, great images and sound Two weeks of use, the things I like the most are the quality of the images (definition, contrast and colors) and the sound, that is very impressive coming from the front of the scenes (even a good deep of the bass). Reactive the usage of the Apps (Netflix, Disey +, Prime Video, TIM Vision). I wished at this level a better remote (looks cheap) whith illumination. At the current price is the best choice in the market!
Date published: 2022-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality for the price. I bought this two weeks ago, and omg I'll rewatch all my fav movies on it, casting on it is so easy, love every minute with this beautiful piece of tech from Sony
Date published: 2022-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning piece of kit Stunning picture quality, impressive acoustic surface audio & excellent build quality & connectivity
Date published: 2022-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant picture quality. Did a bit of research online to compare tv's. Decided on this Sony. Very easy to set up, has everything you need. Brilliant picture quality. Just think it's on the expensive side.
Date published: 2021-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good tv but held back by a couple of issues This is a great tv, could be fantastic but for a couple of things. Firstly, youview is great but not integrated to the tv features, so for example can’t record or even pause live tv even when usb recording is set up, so need to use native TV guide if this is required or a separate PVR. I have therefore installed a Freeview pvr which is well integrated using the Sony remote, but I shouldn’t have to, and of course this means missing out on youview and resorting to Freeview. Android tv is ok but I fear it won’t stay up to date. Later models use Google tv, I would have thought it would make sense for Sony to keep all tvs on the latest platform to simplify things. I’m very pleased with the sound and don’t feel I need to use my Sonos play bar with this tv.
Date published: 2021-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features Absolutely stunning. Easy to set up and simple to use. Should have bought this sooner. What a difference from my old television. OLED, the way to go!
Date published: 2021-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great tv fantastic picture with great sound We have had this tv for a couple of weeks now . It was straight forward to connect and set up with both freesat and freeview ,the latest software is much improved from the earlier versions. Picture and sound quality is first class, very happy with this set.
Date published: 2021-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything I expected from an OLED screen Everything I expected from an OLED screen, stunning colours, plus the sound is clear with extra base as standard. This TV is definitely a huge jump in viewing pleasure from our previous 4 year old Sony TV which we then thought, and still do think excellent. There can only be 8K TV to improve on this fine display, and so easy to set up, highly recommended.
Date published: 2021-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything I need I bought this a couple weeks ago. Very happy so far.
Date published: 2021-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tele Just bought another Sony t.v. upgraded to this model brilliant picture quality great features would totally recommend this produvt
Date published: 2021-12-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing. Limited catch up programs and too complicated to operate. Sony service no help.
Date published: 2021-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Goodbye Sound Bar I bought this a month plus ago and really couldn’t be happier, crystal clear picture with an incredible sound deliver, so much so the sound bar is now redundant, fantastic purchase.
Date published: 2021-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great TV - fantastic picture quality We are really happy with this TV - it is well worth the money!
Date published: 2021-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous Really pleased with this product - always purchased SONY who have never let me down. Fabulous!
Date published: 2021-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic picture and sound Have had the TV for nearly three months now and am still very pleased about my choice. I have always found Sony picture quality to be above the rest - it might be a bit pricier than leading brand, but ... I still use an old 27" as kitchen TV and always impressed by the picture quality when I turn it on. Also 10 year old 45" Sony was only demoted to bedroom because of the lack of connectivity and processing power; as a TV it is. The sound is impressive as are the other features (although I don't think I have explored them to the full extent). Great apps mean that I do not need to beam from tablet to the TV, or need another box - TV does all I need it to do!
Date published: 2021-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Picture, but a few irritations! Picture quality is great. Sound is a lot better than some TV's thanks to the 'Acoustic Surface Audio' but a sound bar/cinema sound system would definitely improve it. This is our first smart TV, and takes a bit more time to get used to using compared with a 'dumb' TV. And now for some irritations: the mute on the remote is not easy to get to - far more awkward to use than any other TV we have owned. Using 'on demand', particularly BBC iPlayer, the TV often restarts a few minutes after loading. When we remember, we have taken to force it to restart before using 'on demand' services. We have linked a hard drive to the TV, and have recorded a number of programs. However, the timer leaves a lot to be desired, and a big negative is that having recorded a program, there is no way of finding out anything about it, unlike a dedicated pvr where you can click the info button and get some basic information. We thought we would be able to retire our pvr and have less clutter around the TV - no way! Our pvr is still the main way we record programs. Despite the irritations, it really is a great TV.
Date published: 2021-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great picture quality and easy to use interface Great picture quality and easy to use interface…..
Date published: 2021-10-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful Got it around a month ago lovely tv got it as a gift
Date published: 2021-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I bought it for a week now and I can not be more satisfied. Yes it's oled but I think it's way better other oleds like LG
Date published: 2021-10-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Impressive 4K OLED television We recently had to replace our old Panasonic television which was damaged in a move. I could've opted for a cheaper television but as this was to be our main set I decided to choose a higher spec OLED model. The Sony set is very easy to set up and quite intuitive to customize. The picture is great, especially viewing 4K source material, and there are a lot of options to tweak the colour, contrast and sharpness. The television also comes pre-installed with Netflix, Amazon Prime, Google Play. Various other apps are available for subsequent download such as Plex which works very well. The EPG guide works well for both Freeview and YouView channels. So far, I've been impressed. A good television with a great picture, good sound and an interface which is easy to navigate.
Date published: 2021-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb TV, picture and sound surpassed my last TV Richer Sounds price match delivered an even better value buy than anticipated. The Sony Bravia picture is stunning and the sound through the existing sound bar and surround speakers is incredible! 100% improvement in replacement of a two year old Samsung that had developed a shadowing fault. Peace of mind as well with a superb 6 Year warranty!! What’s not to like!
Date published: 2021-10-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great picture and sound Bought this a few months ago and am delighted with the quality. Only niggle is that without warning it occasionally powers down. Went to shop for advice and told to turn eco settings off. Tried to find this function but could not find it.
Date published: 2021-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Gooood After my old plasma tv gave up I bought a Sony led but returned it very soon as I couldn't settle with night viewing with poor blacks, so went with this oled, tick all the boxes for me, superb picture and sound, very happy customer now.
Date published: 2021-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great TV. Shame about the cable! Telly great. Love it. But a real issue is the cable from the TV to socket. Very very short especially if your tv is on the wall. Too short to have channelled in and too short to reach the socket needed an extension cable. Do you do a longer cable really need one!!
Date published: 2021-10-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good sound, shame about the picture. I've had this TV since the end of 2020. I'm still very happy with the sound for such a thin unit, but obviously I bought it for the well-reviewed picture quality and this has, in practice, been a very disappointing experience. The images are fine when viewing 4K, but the TV really struggles with HD and standard definition, where colours can be washed out and shadow areas lack detail with the worse blocky pixelation that I've seen on an OLED - unfortunately my own fault for not testing it thoroughly enough before buying and trusting reviews that described these areas as being excellent. Lesson learnt. I can only hope for more 4K transmissions in future as any HD content with dark areas is poorly resolved and almost unwatchable, which actually makes me long for my broken old Panasonic plasma. Well, unless I get so fed up with it that I buy something else, as I now know there are other OLEDs that don't suffer from this problem.
Date published: 2021-10-02
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