Product code: 82451006
- What Hi-Fi 5 star award
- HDTV test - Highly Recommended
Experience the brilliant realism of a beautiful OLED picture harmonised with Sony’s Acoustic Surface Audio tech for exceptionally accurate sound. The A8's elegantly thin OLED panel is enriched by the authentic colour of a TRILUMINOS display, while Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos sound combine to immerse you in a cinematic experience. The Android platform opens up an enormous range of online content, you can control it by voice with the Google Assistant, and its One Slate design is super sleek.
4K OLED Screen
The Organic LED display doesn't have a backlight, meaning that each pixel is self-illuminating. Every speck of light controls its own luminescence for true depth and colour gradation. With 8 million of these pixels, this 4K OLED set produces impeccably deep blacks, bright whites, and scintillating colour, within a blur-free image that is just as stunning from any angle.
HDR with Dolby Vision
High Dynamic Range deepens your view and shows shades previously unseen in home entertainment. Expanding light, dark and every colour in between to extraordinary new levels, this model's picture gets closer to real life. This set supports multiple HDR formats including Dolby Vision.
4K Ultra High Definition
This 55” screen has four times the number of pixels than 1080p HD TVs, delivering stunning realism, natural motion and incredible detail.
Acoustic Surface Audio: Two specially-designed actuators in the back panel utilise the entire screen as an acoustic surface. The screen is the speaker. Sounds emanate accurately from their point of origin within the image and an integrated subwoofer delivers powerful bass. It harmonises audio with visual, and enables super thin screen design.
X1 Ultimate Picture Processor: Sony’s flagship processor enhances the detail and colour of every object on screen, providing clarity, depth and natural texture to everything you watch.
X-Motion Clarity: Fast moving pictures are smooth and realistic. It delivers a blur-free image without losing brightness; ideal for sport, action and gaming.
Pixel Contrast Booster: Enhanced colour contrast in high luminance. Everything you watch comes to life with fine detail and vivid colour.
TRILUMINOS Display: Accurately reproduces a wide spectrum of shades and colours. Coupled with Sony’s Precision Colour Mapping technology, the result is breathtaking, yet realistic imagery.
Dolby Atmos Sound: Surround sound fills the room for immersive audio realism. Combined with Dolby Vision, it produces a richly cinematic experience.
Netflix Calibrated Mode: Specially tailored to ensure Netflix content is delivered at the visual quality the studio intended.
Android TV with Voice Remote and Google Assistant built-in
This Sony smart TV allows you to talk to the remote to find films and TV series, switch apps, answer questions, and control other compatible smart home devices. You can access streaming services in an instant, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play Movies and Disney+.* And you can display content from your smartphone, tablet or other devices with Chromecast built in. It also works with Alexa-enabled devices, Apple Airplay and Apple HomeKit.
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, All 4 and My5.** 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
With super-slim design, this OLED TV is remarkably thin and elegant. A narrow metal bezel keeps you focused on the picture, while cable management features keep connecting wires hidden from view to complete the seamless look. The flexible Metal Blade stand can also be adjusted to accommodate a sound bar.
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.
Take a look at our full range of soundbars.
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, broadband speed and aerial required. Terms and conditions apply.
A Smart TV is a platform that can run 3rd party Apps. 3rd party content providers may remove Apps from the Smart TV platform or stop supporting them at any time, and we cannot guarantee an App’s availability. When new Smart TV products are launched, there may also be a delay before certain Apps become available. Availability of Apps is not included within the terms of the manufacturer’s warranty, or the John Lewis 2-year Guarantee for audio visual products, or the 5-year Guarantee for TVs.
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.
- Accessories Included
- Voice Remote Control, Batteries, Manual
- Audio Details
Different manufacturers use different sound systems to improve your audio experience
- Acoustic Surface Audio, Dolby Atmos
- Bluetooth Enabled
Bluetooth is a wireless way of transferring data between electronic devices over short distances
- Yes - 4.2
- Cable length (m)
- Connectivity Type
The Types of connectivity available on the device.
- Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
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
- H71.2 x W122.7 x D5.2cm
- Dimensions With Stand
- H73.3 x W122.7 x D32.6cm
- Energy Consumption in High Dynamic Range per 1000h (kWh)
Energy Consumption in High Dynamic Range per 1000h (kWh)
Indicates the Energy Consumption in kWh per 1000 hours of use as displayed on the Energy Label in HDR mode
- 120 kWh
- Energy Consumption in Standard Dynamic Range per 1000h (kWh)
Energy Consumption in Standard Dynamic Range per 1000h (kWh)
Indicates the Energy Consumption in kWh per 1000 hours of use as displayed on the Energy Label in SDR mode
- 131 kWh
- Energy Rating - HDR
Energy Rating - HDR
Indicates the Energy Rating for the product as reflected on the Energy Label in HDR-mode. Ratings are from A-G, with A being for the most energy-efficient devices
- Energy Rating - Overall
- Fitting Method
- Freestanding, Wall Mounted
- 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
- Indoor or Outdoor
- 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 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
- Android TV
- Operating System Version
Operating System Version
Determines the interface you see on screen and the types of programmes you can run.
- Android TV
- Packaged Dimensions
- H83.2 x W136.2 x D18.4cm
- Picture Or Video Resolution
Picture Or Video 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
- 3 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x HDMI 2.1, 2 x USB 2.0 (Type A), 1 x USB 3.1 (Type A), 1 x Digital Audio, 1 x Composite, 1 x Ethernet
- 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, manufacturers may use their own measurements for refresh rate, so these may not always be comparable.
- X-Motion Clarity
- Remote Control
- Remote Control Included
- 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
- 300mm x 300mm
- 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)
- Vision Features
- Freeview Included, Smart, Voice Activated, Gaming
Unpackaged weight of the product
- With stand: 18.6kg. Without stand: 16.8kg