Product code: 82450101
Take your viewing to the next level with the superb 4K HDR picture of the XG81 from Sony. It unites crisp detail, beautiful colour and smooth motion for exceptional viewing. The TRILUMINOS display delivers authentic, natural-looking colours, while Clear Audio + ensures immersive audio. The Android platform opens up a wealth of online content, you can control it by voice with the Google Assistant, and its minimalist design is supremely elegant.
HDR with HDR10
HDR 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 TV supports multiple HDR formats including HDR10.
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.
4K X-Reality Pro: upscales non-4K content to reveal extra detail. It analyses every pixel and improves contrast, colour and sharpness for increased clarity.
TRILUMINOS Display: expands the colour range beyond conventional LED displays for a richer, more lustrous image.
Clear Audio + : fine tunes the audio for a more immersive experience of rich sound and clear dialogue, no matter what you're watching.
Motionflow XR 400: every image on the screen refreshes at a higher rate than normal for noticeably smoother motion. Perfect for fast action movies and sports.
Super-Smart Android Platform
Developed by Google, you'll be able to enjoy seamless entertainment, intelligent search and the latest apps from the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Youtube and Google Play.* This TV features a special Netflix Calibrated Mode for studio quality content, and it’s also compatible with Alexa devices.
Android TV with Google Assistant
With the Google Assistant built-in, you can use your voice to find your favourite programmes, apps, videos or music, as well as search for information and more. You can also control connected smart devices in your home (smart device control depends on compatibility). Chromecast built-in casts your videos, photos and apps to the TV straight from your smartphone or tablet (Android or iOS) via Wi-Fi. There are also hundreds of apps and games available for you to explore in the Google Play store.
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.
The design of the XG81 keeps you focused on the picture. Cable management features keep connecting wires hidden from view in the Dark Silver stand, and a narrow black bezel maximises the viewing area.
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.
View our collection of cables & connections
**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.
- 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, Manual, IR Blaster
- Audio Details
Different manufacturers use different sound systems to improve your audio experience
- Dolby Audio (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus)
- 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
- H72.1 x W124.1 x D7.9cm
- Dimensions With Stand
- H78.4 x W124.1 x D33.7cm
- Energy Rating
Graded on performance, from A+++ to G, with A+++ being the highest rating. Higher ratings mean better energy efficiency
- 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 Version
Operating System Version
Determines the interface you see on screen and the types of programmes you can run.
- Android TV
- Packaged Dimensions
- H83.3 x W139.7 x D16cm
- 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 Digital Audio, 1 x Composite, 1 x Ethernet
- Power Consumption - Annual
Power Consumption - Annual
Estimated energy use for a full year's use, based on EU regulations
- 160 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, manufacturers may use their own measurements for refresh rate, so these may not always be comparable.
- Motionflow XR 400
- 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
- 200mm 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: 17.33kg. Without stand: 16.1kg