Deep OLED Blacks, Pure Sound Harmony - KD55A8H
The processor that brings the best out of OLED's beauty
The same powerful processor used to drive our 8K TVs precisely analyses image data to bring out the intense contrast of OLED with pure blacks, peak brightness and truly realistic pictures.
Sound and picture in harmony - the screen is the speaker
By having the screen act as the speaker, sound and picture work perfectly together with sound coming from the right place on the screen for a more cinematic experience.
One slate design concept, incredibly thin
With our super slim one slate design, the screen meets the edge of the TV, immersing you in the picture without distraction.
Sound flows around you with Dolby Atmos
Be surrounded by sound as if you are right there in the scene. With Dolby Atmos, sound comes from above as well as from the sides so you can hear objects moving overhead with more realism for a truly multi-dimensional experience.
Enjoy multidimensional sound with S-Force Front Surround
Hear sound as you would from a separate multi surround speaker. By upconverting inputs, S-Force Front Surround virtually reproduces a multi surround speaker system within your TV so you can enjoy all the thrills of more immersive sound.
Experience content as the creator intended
Digitally compressing pictures from film to TV compromises quality and your experience. Unique features let you enjoy studio-quality entertainment in your own home, just as the director intended.
Reproduces a wider, more precise range of colours
By widening the colour spectrum, TRILUMINOS powered by Sony X1 processors reproduces more colours than a conventional television. It analyses and processes data in every image to make colours even more natural and precise so pictures are closer than ever to real life.
Supreme resolution, whatever you’re watching
Any kind of content can be upconverted to lifelike 4K resolution with Sony’s unique features. Our X1 Ultimate, twice as fast as the X1 Extreme, precisely analyses and processes data to enrich 4K pictures with real world detail and texture. Even images filmed in 2K and Full HD are upscaled close to 4K by 4K X-Reality PRO using a unique 4K database. Resolution of each subject is then optimised by Object-based Super Resolution to reproduce virtually real world textures.
Boosting colour and contrast for extra depth and realism
See real-world colours, discover the detail in deep shadow and bright highlights. With Pixel Contrast Booster, colour and contrast are enhanced in bright areas so you can enjoy scenes full of lifelike shades and hues, more depth, fine texture and the pure black contrast that only OLED can deliver.
Beautiful colours from any angle
Watching TV from the sides is now as satisfying as from the centre. Our self-illuminating OLED panel keeps colours consistent and true, wherever you’re watching.
Super Bit Mapping HDR
There are thousands of tones, shades and gradations of light in a sunset. Super Bit Mapping HDR reveals them. It creates smooth, natural 4K TV picture quality as you watch, without the “banding” that can occur on other TVs.
Making fast-moving scenes bright and clear
With pictures created by millions of individually controlled pixels, everything is sharp and clear on OLED. And with our X-Motion Clarity technology, even fast action stays smooth and clear. Moving images are precisely controlled to minimise blur so that pictures remain true with less loss in brightness during high speed scenes.
Making colour and contrast more real with Object-based HDR remaster
With Object-based HDR remaster, the colour in individual objects on screen is analysed and the contrast adjusted, unlike most TVs where contrast is only adjusted along one black-to-white contrast curve. Because objects are remastered individually, this TV can reproduce greater depth, textures and more realistic pictures.
Sound from the screen, incredibly immersive
Sound on conventional TVs with a speaker located below the screen is often out of sync with the picture. With our Acoustic Surface Audio, the screen is the speaker. An innovative actuator vibrates discreetly to create sound so what you hear comes from the place in the scene where the action is happening – dialogue from characters, engine noise from a car – rather than from speakers at the sides.
Dual database processing
One database is used to clean the picture, reducing on-screen noise. The other is used to upscale the resolution, improving clarity. These two powerful image improvement databases work together, dynamically improving pixels in real time. Each database has tens of thousands of references, amassed from our experience creating content for TV and movies over the years.
Power your soundtracks
With a subwoofer integrated into the rear of the TV, you’ll hear more dynamic, bass-heavy sound – ideal for action movies and music.
Clearly hear voices
With Voice Zoom, you can hear human speech clearly without having to turn up the volume – ideal for news bulletins and documentaries.
Supreme pictures and sound, whatever the environment
Sit back and enjoy the best possible viewing experience. Sony's unique ambient optimisation technology automatically adjusts picture and sound to your environment.
Narrow metal bezel
Keeps you focused on the picture, not the television.
One slate design concept
Our slim and simple one slate design keeps you focused on the screen while blending harmoniously in any room environment.
Cable clutter minimised
Cable holders keep wires neatly hidden so your television stays free of clutter and looks good from the front, the sides and the back.
Say what you want to watch
Find your favourite content faster than ever using the power of your voice. With Voice Search, there’s no more complicated navigation or tiresome typing – you just have to ask.
Flexible Metal Blade Stand, sound bar ready
The direction of this versatile stand can be adjusted so your TV display won't disturb your viewing, even when used with a sound bar.
Just talk, a fun way to explore new worlds
Find all the entertainment you can dream of, as fast as you can talk. With advanced voice control, this Android smart TV lets you enjoy movies and shows from apps or broadcast in an instant.
No more waiting
Apps start fast and there's no more waiting when you switch between apps-Netflix starts 3x faster than before.
Over 5000 apps, more than any other smart TV
Sony's Smart Android TV has an unbeatable number of apps. Choose the ones that make your life more fun and entertaining.
Our Android TVs are recommended by Netflix
Netflix have created an easy way for you to identify TVs with better performance, easier app access, and new features that make for a better smart TV. Netflix recommended TVs help you enjoy popular shows and movies with a dedicated button and voice control.
Connect with your Alexa
Connect your Alexa enabled devices for seamless hands-free control of a Sony TV. With Alexa, you can power up your TV, change channels, control volume and more.
Control your TV and smart devices with your voice
You can ask your TV with the Google Assistant to connect and communicate with your smart devices including security cameras and appliances. It's truly effortless and offers the ultimate experience.
Send to a bigger, better screen with Chromecast
Chromecast lets you cast your favourite videos, games and apps from your mobile device, in full quality, to your Chromecast built in TV. Just one tap of the Cast button on your Android or iOS screen is all you need to supersize the things you love. Cast your content then continue browsing on your phone or tablet.
Works with Google Home
Connect Google Home for seamless hands-free control of a Sony TV. With Google Home, you can find and cast your favourite videos to your Sony TV, without lifting a finger.
Works with Apple AirPlay / Apple HomeKit
With Apple AirPlay, you can stream video and audio to your television right from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Watch movies and shows from the Apple TV app, your favourite apps, or even Safari. Share your photos with everyone in the room.
Clear Phase for smooth, balanced frequencies
BRAVIA uses a powerful computer model to analyse and compensate for inaccuracies in speaker response. It does this by 'sampling' the speaker frequency with higher precision. This information is fed back to cancel out any peaks or dips in the speaker's natural response - resulting in pure, natural audio with smooth, even reproduction of all frequencies.
Easy control with smart remote
Connect set top boxes and other devices via HDMI to your TV and control them all using one smart commander. A slimmer, more rounded design with built-in voice control microphone and enhanced button layout makes it really easy to use too.
Google Play: A world of content and apps
Discover movies and TV shows, games and much more from Google Play. Enjoy a huge and ever-growing choice of apps on your TV in a brand new way.
Embrace the thrills of the cinema
Enjoy cinematic thrills at home. Dolby Vision brings scenes vividly to life for authentic viewing, while Dolby Atmos fills the room with immersive surround sound.
Connect BLUETOOTH compatible devices to your TV for easy wire free entertainment. Pair your Bluetooth headphones or earphones with BRAVIA and enjoy TV shows and music in your favourite place - without any disturbances or interruptions.
Enjoy studio quality with Netflix Calibrated Mode
This mode was specially developed to enjoy Netflix originals and reproduce the same picture quality on a TV as on a studio evaluation master. With Netflix Calibrated Mode, the creator's vision and intent is faithfully preserved.
Preserving the passion of the creators
To address colour variations from the production process, this TV is ready to use Portrait Displays’ high-performance Calman auto-calibration software. This allows an unprecedented level of calibration and the ability to fine tune adjustments simply not possible through conventional picture settings. It delivers high-fidelity colour reproduction that's true to the original TV signal and can even adapt to the subtlest changes in colour that may occur over time. This TV is Calman Ready, allowing customers to benefit from software used by visual creators in post-production, quality-control workflows, further demonstrating our commitment to deliver pictures with professional-grade colour calibrated accuracy in the home.
Brightness refined for your room
On conventional TVs, brightness stays the same regardless of light in a room, resulting in pictures that are too dark or bright. This 4K OLED TV includes an embedded light sensor that optimises picture brightness to room conditions, boosting brightness in light rooms and reducing it in dark ones, so you get the perfect view.
Sound tailored to your environment
Sound experience can change depending on your room environment. Curtains, for example, absorb sound while objects in front of the TV can disturb the passage of sound, compromising the quality of what you hear. This 4K Ultra HD TV detects objects and reproduces sound that’s enhanced and optimised to your room.
Easy access, easy living
With easy access to all your favourite content, services and devices, our Android Smart TVs make life simpler.
Open the door to unlimited entertainment
Choose from a wide variety of movies, shows, music, games, sport and more with Android TV, simply by talking to your BRAVIA. Chromecast built-in lets you enjoy mobile apps on your TV and with Google Assistant and smart speakers, you can control TV and smart devices with your voice.
Release Year: 2020
Screen Size: 55"
Screen Resolution: 4K UHD Ultra High Definition
Display Resolution: 3840 x 2160
Motion Enhancer: X-Motion Clarity, Auto mode
Dynamic Backlight Control: Yes
Smart TV: Android TV
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) : Yes (eARC/ARC)
HDMI Input: 4
USB Input: 3
Voice Search: Yes
Voice Zoom: Yes
Chromecast Built-in: Yes
Works with: Google Home, Google Assistant, Apple Homekit, Apple Airplay, Alexa
Stand Type: 2-way position (Standard and Soundbar)
Dimensions of TV without Stand: Width (mm): 1227, Height (mm): 712, Depth (mm): 52
Dimensions of TV with Stand: Width (mm): 1227, Height (mm): 733, Depth (mm): 326
Screen Size (measured diagonally) : 1390 mm (55")
Stand Width: Approx. 1075 mm (Soundbar position 1004mm)
Wi-Fi Standard: Wi-Fi Certified 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Ethernet Inputs: 1 (Bottom)
Composite Video Input(s): 1 (Side)
USB Playback: Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
VESA Wall Mount Size (mm): 300x300
Video Streaming Apps: Netflix, Stan, Youtube, Disney, Amazon Prime, Foxtel, Kayo, Optus Sport and more
Netflix Calibrated Mode: Yes
HDR (High Dynamic Range) Compatibility: Yes (HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision)
HDR Format: 4K HDR
Picture Processor: Picture Processor X1 Ultimate
Clarity Enhancement: 4K X-Reality PRO, Dual database processing, Object-based Super Resolution
Colour Enhancement: Live Colour Technology, Precision Colour Mapping, Super bit mapping HDR, TRILUMINOS Display
Contrast Enhancement: Dynamic Contrast Enhancer, Object-based HDR remaster, Pixel Contrast Booster
Picture Modes: Vivid, Standard, Cinema, Game, Graphics, Photo, Custom, Dolby Vision Bright, Dolby Vision Dark, Netflix calibrated
Speaker Type: Acoustic Surface Audio
Speaker Configuration: Actuator x 2, Subwoofer x 2
Dolby audio format support: Dolby Audio, Dolby Atmos
DTS audio format support: DTS Digital Surround
Acoustic Auto Calibration: Yes
Weight with stand (without stand): 18.6 Kg (16.8)
Manufacturer's Warranty: 12 Months