Product code: 82450230
- What Hi-Fi? Awards 2016
- Tech Radar Great Value 2014
The A1 is a stunning step forward in home entertainment. An astonishingly thin OLED panel, pin-sharp 4K UHD resolution, and a glorious HDR colour-scape combine for a simply awe-inspiring picture, boosted by Sony's TRILUMINOS display. A genuine innovation, Sony's Acousic Surface technology uses the screen itself as the speaker to achieve perfect unity between sound and vision. Sony's suite of Smart features on the Android platform opens up a wealth of extraordinary online content, and its One Slate design assures a 'floating' look that allows you to bask, distraction-free, in the splendour of this amazing-looking and remarkable-sounding screen.
Impeccable 4K OLED Screen
At the forefront of modern audio-visual technology, the Organic LED display has broken new ground in picture detail. Unlike regular LED screens, this doesn’t have a backlight, meaning that each pixel is self-illuminating. This allows every speck of light to control its own luminescence for true depth and colour gradation. So, you’ll experience blacker blacks, whiter whites, and a more lustrous display. With 8 million of these pixels, this 4K OLED set is a majesty to behold, achieving impeccable deep blacks, dark shadows and scintillating colours, all within a blur-free image that looks just as stunning from any angle.
Game-changing OLED HDR
Sony are one of the forerunners of colour-boosting High Dynamic Range (HDR). As members of the UHD Alliance, they've delivered top-shelf HDR with a staggering 14-bit colour depth. This means that there are over a billion individual colours to deepen your view and show shades you’ve never seen in home entertainment before. Usually, studios are forced to dilute the colour of their shows and films to fit on our TVs. Now, HDR screens like the A1 can channel content from studio-to-living room with the same precision and utterly otherworldly hues. Super Bit Mapping™ technology delivers up to 64 times more levels of colour for beautifully smooth tone gradation (based on an 8 bit signal capable of 256 levels of colour and a 14 bit signal capable of 16,384 levels of colour). With such exceptional HDR, this model almost matches real-life, bringing you closer to your shows than ever before.
Rich, Ravishing 4K
To respond to screens getting bigger, brands have packed their screens with more pixels. This 55” screen has four times the number of pixels than 1080p HD TVs, delivering stunning realism, natural motion and incredible detail.
Up-Scaling 4K X-Reality PRO
Enhance everything you watch on your Sony Bravia TV with 4K X-Reality PRO and the X1 Extreme 4K HDR processor. Thanks to these unique technologies from Sony, you can get closer to reality. After analysing each pixel and comparing patterns, the system restores detail lost in compression and transmission. The system also reduces noise and reproduces optimum contrast, colour and sharpness. The result is that you experience stunning picture quality with better clarity, for anything you watch. The X1 Extreme Processor drives the detail of a stunning 4K HDR picture. It has 40% more real-time image processing than the renowned X1, for a sensational level of clarity, and a realism that will take your breath away.
Delightful TRILUMINOS Display
Sony’s TRILUMINOS Display Technology expands the range of colours of that you see on more conventional LED displays, injecting images with more lustre. The eye-popping picture is treated with deeper reds, more natural greens and sharper blues, giving your shows and films a richer palate. Combined with image-deepening HDR, this tech will make your viewing simply extraordinary.
A genuine innovation in home entertainment, the A1 completely re-imagines the delivery of sound. Four specially-designed actuators in the back panel utilise the entire screen as an acoustic surface. The screen is the speaker. This means sounds emanate accurately from their point of origin within the image, while the lack of speaker tech cuts down on bulk within the frame, enabling the sleekest, most minimal design. An integrated subwoofer hidden in the back panel delivers powerful bass for stimulating realism. This radical redesign of TV audio achieves stunning sound quality, perfectly harmonising sound and visuals.
Your Smart TV has just got smarter with Android. Developed by Google, you'll be able to enjoy seamless entertainment, intelligent search and the latest apps from the likes of Google Play, Netflix, Amazon Prime and Youtube. All the personalisation, intelligence and entertainment of your Smartphone or tablet can be easily viewed on the Sony TV too, taking your viewing experience to the next level. Enjoy built-in Chromecast, letting you beam content from your smartphone straight to the big screen, Voice Search and the hundreds of apps. This latest version has been refined for even easier, intuitive interaction with your favourite content, and allows you to expand app storage space onto a USB device (sold separately).*
In addition to a wealth of online entertainment, this set comes with built-in YouView. The seven day scroll back TV guide brings together catch up TV from across BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, 4oD and Demand 5**. You can also enjoy over 70 live TV channels and radio stations for free, such as BBC 1 & 2, ITV, Channel 4, E4, Channel 5, 5 USA, ITV 2 and Dave.
One Slate Design
The A1 is as beautifully designed as its picture's stunning visuals. One Slate design means image without distraction. A 'stand-less' body and the lack of conventional speakers means nothing distracts you from the amazing on-screen visuals, while a super-slim bezel maximises the viewing area, and cables are neatly hidden from view in the back cover. The result is a screen that appears to 'float', leaving only the magnificence of the picture.
With TVs getting slimmer and built-in speakers getting smaller, choosing the right sound system is more important than ever. Soundbars enhance your TV’s sound quality and add that extra audio punch to all your movies, games and TV programmes. More affordable and easier to set up than a full size speaker system, they don’t compromise on quality either.
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If you want to connect your TV to a blu-ray player, games console, soundbar or soundbase then you'll need a HDMI cable.
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**User interface may differ. Limited ITV content in Scotland and NI. Suitable coverage, broadland speed and aerial required. Terms and conditions apply.
Google Play Special Offer: Terms and conditions apply. Open to participants in UK only until December 31, 2018. Requires Google account. Spider-Man: Homecoming will be available to redeem from 3/11/17. See sony.co.uk for full terms and conditions. Sony and their logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Sony Corporation. All other logos are trademarks of their respective owners. © 2017 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. and LSC Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. | MARVEL and all related character names: © & ™ 2017 MARVEL.
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Delivery information:If you buy a sound bar or DVD/Blu-ray player along with this TV, please note that they'll be delivered separately.
- 3D Ready
- 3D Technology Type
3D Technology Type
Active 3D works from battery-powered glasses. Passive 3D works with an on-screen filter and regular glasses
- Accessories Included
- Voice Remote Control, Batteries, AC Power Cord, Operating Instructions, Table Top Stand, Quick Set-up Guide
- Audio Details
Different manufacturers use different sound systems to improve your audio experience
- Dolby Digital+
- Bluetooth Enabled
Bluetooth is a wireless way of transferring data between electronic devices over short distances
Delivers edge-to-edge viewing and reduced screen glare
Digital Living Network Alliance compatible - lets you build a digital network around the home with other DLNA devices
- Digital tuner
Built-in digital tuners let you receive channels through an aerial with Freeview or through a satellite dish with freesat
- Freeview HD/Youview
- H71.1 x W122.8 x D8.6cm
- Dimensions With Stand
- H71 x W122.8 x D33.9cm
- Energy Rating
Graded on performance, from A+++ to G, with A+++ being the highest rating. Higher ratings mean better energy efficiency
- Exclusive to John Lewis
- Freesat built in
Expanding contrast ratio and colour palettes, this product’s High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatibility gives greater glow and visual depth than regular HD content.
- Hard drive
Stores files like videos and images, and programmes such as games. A portion of this may already be allocated to data like your operating system
- Headphone socket
- Internet Ready
Internet enabled devices allow you access to a wealth of online content through Wi-Fi, dongle or Ethernet connection.
- Yes - Built-in Wi-Fi
- Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
- Model name / number
- NFC enabled
Devices with NFC (Near Field Connection) can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
- Number of tuners
Number of tuners
These are built-in the TV to access digital television channels, radio stations or even HD channels at no extra cost
- Operating system
Determines the interface you see on screen and the types of programmes you can run.
- Android TV
- Packaged Dimensions
- H87.2 x W136.4 x D19.6cm
- Picture Resolution
The number of pixels that make up the image. A higher picture resolution makes for greater clarity, depth and detail in the image. Higher resolutions screens also make it harder to distinguish individual pixels from a close distance
- 4K Ultra HD
Ports used to connect other devices, for example USB to connect peripherals or HDMI to connect to a high definition display. There may be different types of ports, eg. some USB ports can charge a plugged in device while the unit is in sleep mode
- 4 x HDMI, 3 x USB, 1 x Composite
- Power Consumption - Annual
Power Consumption - Annual
Estimated energy use for a full year's use, based on EU regulations
- 187 kWh
- Power Consumption - On Mode
Power Consumption - On Mode
The average daily power consumption based on EU measures. Rated power consumption based on maximum continuous use may differ.
- Power Consumption - Stand By
Power Consumption - Stand By
Amount used when on standby, based on EU regulations
- Recording Capacity (hours)
- Refresh Rate
The number of times the screen is refreshed per second - a higher number can result in a smoother image. Please note, manufacturersmay use their own measurements for refresh rate, so these may not always be comparable.
- 100 Hz
- Remote Control
- Screen Resolution
Picture quality defined by the number of individual dots (pixels) used to create an image. The higher the number of pixels, the higher the image quality.
- 3840 x 2160 pixels
- Screen Type
LED screens are backlit, with multiple light-emitting diodes; OLEDs use individual organic light-emitting diodes with no backlight; QLEDs use Quantum Dot technology to provide excellent levels of contrast, colour reproduction and energy efficiency
- Screen size
The size of the device's screen, usually measured diagonally in inches
- Smart TV
Connects to the home Wi-Fi to access apps including BBC iPlayer, stream from services such as Netflix and browse websites
- Speaker output
The total output measured in watts. The higher the number, the louder the sound.
- Table Top Stand
- VESA Wall Mount Dimensions
- 400mm x 200mm
- Viewing angle (horizontal / vertical)
Viewing angle (horizontal / vertical)
The angle from which the display is clearly visible with no loss of image quality. Higher figure will ensure more people seated around the display will be able to view it clearly
- 178 degrees
- Visible Screen Size (measured diagonally)
Unpackaged weight of the product
- With stand: 28.8kg. Without stand: 25kg
OLED | Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) has self-lighting pixels which turn on and off to deliver wider viewing angles, higher contrast, faster refresh rates and a more energy efficient TV. This delivers one of the best picture qualities imaginable
4K Ultra HD | also referred to as 4K and UHD, delivers four times the pixels of a Full HD screen to display unprecedented picture clarity and detail, even close up
High Dynamic Range (HDR) | Expanding contrast ratio and colour palettes, High Dynamic Range (HDR) gives greater glow and visual depth than regular HD content
UHD Alliance| A band of TV brands, broadcasters and film producers that set Ultra HD standards. Their ‘UHD Premium’ sticker certifies the top-quality of a set’s 4K High Dynamic Range. Members include LG, Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, Netflix, Disney, Warner Bros and Technicolor
Smart TV | streams online content through your home network to bring you access to digital content such as On Demand, and streaming services from the internet such as apps
Android TV | an interface which has been developed by Google to offer entertainment, intelligent search and the latest apps from the likes of Google Play, Google Cast and Netflix
Refresh rate | the higher the rate, the smoother the picture. A quick response time is also required to justify this feature
Freeview HD | 70 digital television channels , 25 radio stations plus 15 HD channels all for free
Youview | 70 digital TV channels, 7-day catch-up and a massive on-demand library
Wi-Fi | allows TVs, smartphones, computers and other devices to connect to the internet and communicate wirelessly
DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) | comprises consumer electronics manufacturers who have created an industry-wide standard to enable devices to share media, such as videos and photos, over a home networkMore from Sony