Sony BRAVIA XR42A90KU is rated out of 5 by 6.
Sony BRAVIA XR42A90KU
42 inch OLED 4K Ultra HD HDR Google TV Freeview Freesat HD
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- 42" Inch
- 4K Ultra HD
- Full Specifications
£1,699 Our price history: £1,799 from 25/05/22 to 06/07/22
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OLED for smaller rooms and desktop gaming
For the first time, this OLED TV features a new, smaller screen. This Sony 42 inch TV makes the technology suitable for smaller rooms, or even as a desktop monitor. Thanks to OLED’s class-leading picture quality, a smaller screen no longer means compromising on picture quality.
4K 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.
Sony’s Cognitive Processor XR just keeps getting better
Sony’s Cognitive Processor XR marries AI to cognitive intelligence for a picture balance that’s best suited to humans rather than just algorithms. The processor analyses every element of the picture to give a sharper image with greater depth and realism. The latest processor features Depth Control and Flexible Colour Contrast Control for even greater depth and colour vibrancy.
XR Triluminos Pro and OLED Contrast Pro for ultimate colour
XR Triluminos Pro combines with XR Colour to deliver the truest and most natural colour. For the highest levels of contrast and detail, XR OLED Contrast Pro adjusts the brightness to give brighter peaks and more detail within darker areas.
The smoothest images with XR OLED Motion and 4K XR Smoothing
Keeping the millions of pixels in check, Sony’s XR OLED Motion technology keeps the action flowing smoothly. Minimising blur, the powerful processing strikes the perfect balance between ultimate detail and the smoothest motion. 4K XR Smoothing reduces picture banding, giving a more lifelike and natural flow to images.
Picture quality as the creator intended – NCM, Dolby Vision and Calman Ready
Compatible with a wide range of technologies, the XR-42A90KU reproduces visuals, just as the creator intended. If you’re a movie fan, you’ll love NCM (Netflix Calibrated Mode). NCM bypasses many of the TV’s processors, giving you a picture that’s much closer to how the filmmaker intended. Calman Ready, this TV is also ideal for those who wish to calibrate their TV to truly professional levels.
Acoustic Surface Audio+ for perfect sound to picture sync
Sony’s unique Acoustic Surface Audio+ speaker system enhances the sync between what you see and what you hear. Vibrating actuators positioned behind the screen pinpoint the sound to the action, heightening the sense of connection and realism. With a centre subwoofer fitted, Acoustic Surface Audio+ gives a bottom-end boost, too.
XR Surround with 3D Surround Upscaling for enveloping sound
Part of the Cognitive Processor XR, XR Surround with 3D Surround Upscaling takes a regular audio signal and creates a virtual surround sound effect – making you feel more immersed in the action.
Works with BRAVIA CAM*
The optional BRAVIA CAM (extra cost option), is the innovative new camera that does so much more than video calls. BRAVIA CAM recognises where viewers are sitting and optimises the picture and sound to suit. It also facilitates the use of gesture control. All this plus it still functions with your TV to make it the ultimate device for video calls.
*Gesture control and auto optimisation function due later in 2022
Using Google’s world-class interface, Google TV makes accessing this Sony TV’s smart features a breeze. Customise your home screen with the apps you use the most, enjoy recommendations, curate your movie nights and even add to your watchlist via your smartphone – Google TV makes sense of Smart TV. You can also access the Sony’s picture, sound and other TV settings – keeping all you need under one ‘roof’.
**This Sony BRAVIA TV features the Youview catch-up TV service, which includes BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All4 & My5.
Hands-free voice control your TV
Featuring Google Assistant built-in, this Sony TV effortlessly becomes part of your Google/Android home network. The built-in mic lets you search, hands-free. 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.
New, premium quality remote control
Pared back and premium, the new aluminium remote control is a joy to use. Simplified buttons and a backlight make it easy to use, day or night. It’s also easy to find. With Function Finder, simply ask the TV to find the remote and remote sends an alert signal – perfect for when it’s dropped behind a cushion!
The perfect partner for your PS5
Combine this BRAVIA XR TV with your PS5 and get a fully optimised experience. Whether you’re gaming or watching a movie on your PS5, the TV automatically adjusts to optimise the picture and settings. Auto HDR Tone Mapping and Auto Genre Picture Mode mean your PS5 is served better than ever by this Sony TV.
Supplied with a multi-position stand, the XR-42A90KU is ideal for use, with or without a soundbar. Dedicated settings offer a higher position for soundbar in place or the standard, low profile position for a sleeker style. The adjustable stand also makes the TV suitable as a desktop gaming display.
See the beauty of OLED, in compact form, with the Sony BRAVIA XR-42A90KU.
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
XR OLED Motion
3840 x 2160
Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG
Panel Bit Depth
Panel Bit Depth
4K Ultra HD
BRAVIA CAM - Optional
Full Web Browser
Netflix 4K Streaming
Quad Core Processor
Amazon Alexa, Google
TV Catch Up
Voice Activated TV
ARC - Audio Return Channel
Yes - eARC/ARC
Digital Audio Output
Yes - Optical
4 (HDCP 2.2 - 4)
Yes (HDMI 2.1 x 2)
Wi-Fi Built In
USB Video Playback
Energy Efficiency Rating
Power Consumption - Annual
Power Consumption - Standby
Energy - kWh/1000h
Energy - HDR rating
Energy - HDR kWh/1000h
Energy - Label Rating
Dimensions excluding stand WxHxD
933 x 546 x 57
Dimensions including stand WxHxD
933 x 551 x 225
Maximum Stand Width (mm)
Outer Box Dimensions WxHxD
1052 x 688 x 170
200 x 200
Wall Mount Required
VESA - 200 x 200
13.3/16.4 (Without/With Stand)
Yes - 2 Position
Rated 5 out of 5 by greedo from Gorgeous picture, surprisingly good sound I waited ages for an OLED small enough for my living room, and I'm so glad I did. I love the picture quality - it's stunning. Everything you expect from Sony - clean and natural and effortless. Sound is surprisingly good - we haven't connected our Sky soundbar.
Date published: 2022-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by Drew2 from Good entry to Smart 4k viewing [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Looked forward to experiencing a smart oled tv. Tv assembly easy and adjustable height allowed a sound bar to sit underneath the screen. The printed manual was effectively only 3 pages, the rest on the tv, and the manual had no mention of having 2 remotes, which was confusing, in fact led to difficulty in set up. Very lengthy and complex set up being a google smart tv, it would have been helpful to know what you couldn't do if refusing some permissions, so temptation was to say yes to all just in case. Connection to my tv box was very troublesome, one remote gave only one option of input choice, the other more. Eventually with some help from Sony support got connected. Limited 4k programming at the moment, although found one or two and picture was good. Picture on standard terrestial/streaming services only okay. The sound was good. Also eventually found deep in settings options for picture and sound, although how best to set those not really clear. So in summary, if I was a gamer or had a lot of access to 4k quality programming no doubt this would be a very good and safe choice now, otherwise i think it should be taken as an investment for the future.
Date published: 2022-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tele1934 from Great features I bought this item 2 weeks ago. Been working so far.
Date published: 2022-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by Speysider from Picture and sound excellent,easy setup, worth cost [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This Tv is an excellent piece of kit. Picture is fantastic, sound quality is very good and it is very easy to set up for the first time. You need to have a Google account to get the internet based apps to work but most of us have that anyway. If you don’t it’s a dawdle to set one up. Straight out of the box the picture and sound are very good, but you can go into settings to adjust but I have never felt the need. I watch mostly sci-fi and nature/documentaries and to be honest it’s probably one of the best picture qualities I have seen. This is a 42” and replaces a 43” and I can’t see the difference The pictures I have included are to show the quality but I would go to the Sony Centre and check it out for real as I can’t do it justice with photos. The screen has a very small surround meaning the picture looks full size However my only real complaint is that there are 2 remotes!! Really? Come on Sony, if you can design this tv with all its features then you can build a single remote to work it. The remotes do the same stuff except one gives access to google assistant, which is really good and quick to respond. That said the remotes are the only issue I have only used this tv via the internet and I have logged on easily to iPlayer, itvhub and Netflix. I have downloaded paramount plus as an extra and it was easy to do via google play I haven’t used it for gaming but my son has his eye on it , so once he has a test run then I will update. All in all, an excellent tv with fantastic picture quality and sound. Expensive but quality is there.
Date published: 2022-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by FreeFred from Premium Sony This is again a premium product delivered by Sony. What a great TV with endless opportunity to set this up for your own viewing experience. The display is fantastic with vibrant colours and deep blacks. Set up is so simple, with guiding through a series of steps and set up of streaming accounts.
Date published: 2022-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fredrik from Awesome image quality [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I have just set up the new 2022 Sony Master Series A90K42KU Google TV. It is the 42" model and after 15 mins of adding the stand it was super easy to go through the set up process and log into my streaming accounts. The 4K screen is awesome and has a truly unique depth of colour and the black levels gives an excellent definition and contrast. It really blew me away. This is my first Google TV and I am enjoying the ability to download apps for viewing content online, including some foreign channels that I have previously only been able to view on my phone. I don't have a soundbar but have connected the TV to the Sony SRS-RA5000 360 Audio speaker. The connection via Bluetooth was quick and deliver extra depth to the built in speakers. Most of the time however, I find the TV deliver good enough sound through the built in speakers. The TV is slim and looks premium. I can't say that there are any features missing as this product is stacked with connectivity options from streaming, screen mirroring, cable ports etc. The back plates hiding rear cable connections is a nice touch as is the back lit Bluetooth connected remote with Google Voice assistant which I use to launch Netflix, search and more. Software wise everything has worked flawlessly so far and there has been one system firmware update. I'd recommend this product any day but maybe go for the 48" if you have the space.
Date published: 2022-07-25