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.

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.

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Next working day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
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We offer 6 month interest free options. Call your local store or our Telesales team for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months 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. Find out more

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All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
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OFFER 1
Today ONLY: Get an extra £100 off this TV. Only £1199 using voucher code DOTD100. Offer available from all stores by phone & video call, from our telesales team and online, ends 09:00, 18.01.21. Offer excludes Clearance, Refurbished and Open Box products. Not in conjunction with any other offer.


OFFER 2
Claim a FREE NOW TV Sky sports one-month pass, worth £33.99, via redemption.
For further Ts&Cs and to make a claim please click here. Offer available from the vast majority of stores by appointment, all stores by phone, or telesales. Offer excludes Clearance, Refurbished and Open Box products. Not in conjunction with any other offer, ends 02.02.21, while stocks last.


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Spread the cost over 6 or 10 months on this TV. Available from the vast majority of our stores by appointment, all stores by phone & video call, or from telesales. 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.
Offer excludes Clearance, Refurbished and Open Box products.


”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.

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.
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 picture This Oled 4K Sony Tv has a great picture, the sound is not bad either. All in all it’s quality as you would expect from Sony.
Date published: 2021-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent clarity and features I have bought this TV in replacing it with old Sony LCD Tv and the picture quality difference is amazing to watch and with quality sound
Date published: 2021-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great TV Fantastic picture, I have an LG oled and this one has a slightly better picture. Only downside is the sound, it’s no replacement for a soundbar, using the screen as a speaker gives a very harsh sound. But who buys a tv like this and uses the tv speakers anyway?
Date published: 2021-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Great product good features and good build quality
Date published: 2021-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very impressed with the quality of the TV I purchased this TV for my parents a few weeks ago. Overall they are really happy with the TV. In particular the sound quality and image! This tv was purchased via phone call to Richer Sounds Reading. The staff member was very knowledgeable and very helpful and the process to purchase the tv very simple. Delivery was next day and I was able to keep track of the delivery via my phone!
Date published: 2021-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic picture quality I have never bought a Sony product before and it was the staff in the shop that steered me towards this TV as it is OLED rather than the type we had previously and the screen went twice! I am so pleased with my bed TV- watching wildlife programmes on this product is outstanding and I would recommend to anyone.
Date published: 2021-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning I bought this to complement my stereo, so two channel main focus. I also wasn't particularly interested in the additional "smart" features - but they're great, and easy to use. I primarily wanted a really clear picture and have been delighted with the quality, depth and colour. I've since bought a Sony 4k player to make the most of the screen too
Date published: 2021-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Picture but software needs some work Picture and sound quality is fantastic. Biggest issue is navigating around the software and initial set-up is not so straighforward. Have had two issues now when used with a Humax Freesat. Would work fine for 3 days and then suddenly exactly every 1 minute the picture would disappear but the sound carried on as normal. Touching a button on the remote would bring the picture back for another minute. After going through all the settings, could only get rid of it first time with a factory reset and second time by just doing a Soft Restart. Waiting to see if it comes back again.
Date published: 2021-01-13
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Sony BRAVIA KD55A8BU is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 525.
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Next working day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

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We offer 6 month interest free options. Call your local store or our Telesales team for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months 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. Find out more

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