Sony Bravia KD55A8 (2020) OLED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart Android TV, 55 inch with Freeview HD, Youview, Dolby Atmos - £1619.10 @ Currys PC World
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Sony Bravia KD55A8 (2020) OLED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart Android TV, 55 inch with Freeview HD, Youview, Dolby Atmos - £1619.10 @ Currys PC World

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Posted 1st Jun
Been looking for Sony 55AG9, but this A8 2020 model seems much better than 2019 AG9.

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 TRILUMINOUS 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.

Features:

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 and Google Play Movies.* 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.

Youview Catch-Up
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.
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Starting with the good discounts so soon? The future is bright!
Watched Vincent's & Digital trends in boxings,liking what I see 🔥
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.



I have both on my TV they are awesome.


Not fussed about sound as I use an AV Receiver.
HDMI 2.1?
Much better than the AG9 is a stretch. From the sounds of it, picture performance will basically be identical, however the A8 does have better BFI implementation to improve motion and it's a fair bit cheaper. Unfortunately BFI is unusable in HDR mode, as it dims the picture too much, though that isn't a big issue for 24p content.

Saying that, I will most likely get one of these when the reviews are in.
KemCol01/06/2020 09:37

HDMI 2.1 x 1


No, four HDMI 2.0 enhanced ports. The only HDMI 2.1 feature is eARC.
Edited by: "Metalex" 1st Jun
It's better than the AG8, not the AG9 (that's the A9 which is on the way)
Metalex01/06/2020 09:38

No, four HDMI 2.0 enhanced ports. The only HDMI 2.1 feature is eARC.


No go for next gen consoles then...
mark07701/06/2020 10:19

No go for next gen consoles then...


If HDMI 2.1 was a requirement for next gen consoles, that would be true, but it won't be, as the vast majority will not have HDMI 2.1 TVs. I suspect a lot of games will be capped at 60fps as always, or at least for those without TVs that can do 120Hz or VRR. Even then, are next gen consoles really going to be able to do 4K 120fps without sacrificing graphical quality? If VRR has to kick in constantly because it can't do 120fps, then it might not really be be much better than a solid 60fps.

HDMI 2.1 will be no more a requirement for console gaming than G-sync/FreeSync gaming monitors are a requirement for PC gaming.
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sniperpenguin01/06/2020 09:53

It's better than the AG8, not the AG9 (that's the A9 which is on the way)


Can't wait for the 48 inch A9 oled!
sniperpenguin01/06/2020 09:53

It's better than the AG8, not the AG9 (that's the A9 which is on the way)


Any idea when A9 is available?
Or (in your opinion) should I take the jump and get AG9 now if a decent promotion is available?
TIA
Gazsterchief01/06/2020 12:13

Any idea when A9 is available?Or (in your opinion) should I take the jump …Any idea when A9 is available?Or (in your opinion) should I take the jump and get AG9 now if a decent promotion is available?TIA


All TV purchases are subjective. You go for a tech, a brand, a screen size and a budget.... And then you compromise on one of the four

The AG8 is a great 2019 TV, but cheapening out on the X1 processor variant was a deal breaker for *me* as it meant the AG9 got the Android TV upgrade, but the AG8 didn't. Lots of people wouldn't care.

I also need a 65" (on demand of the OH to replace the 2015 Bravia KD558509 we have) so OLED is a ~50% price jump (1200 vs 1800 ish).

I always say the the release of the new years TVs is a great time to get a stonking deal on the previous years model
Gazsterchief01/06/2020 12:13

Any idea when A9 is available?Or (in your opinion) should I take the jump …Any idea when A9 is available?Or (in your opinion) should I take the jump and get AG9 now if a decent promotion is available?TIA


I've checked, since I am interested in the tv, the japanase sony site and it said that it's coming out on the 25th this month, but is it a global release I am not sure, but even if it's not shouldn't be much later. I suggest to you to wait for the 48 inch A9 since it is going to have better motion x-motion clarity, A9G does not support it and the new one will support the new 4k broadcasting standart.
Gazsterchief01/06/2020 12:13

Any idea when A9 is available?Or (in your opinion) should I take the jump …Any idea when A9 is available?Or (in your opinion) should I take the jump and get AG9 now if a decent promotion is available?TIA


The only A9 available this year is the 48". The real AG9 successor is delayed until next year apparently.

If you want a larger screen, there seems to be very little reason to get the more expensive AG9 over the newer A8. The A8 has inherited all the picture and processing technology and has added improved BFI (X-Motion Clarity). The AG9 has a slightly better in-built speaker theoretically and the option to use it as a center speaker in a surround system, but that's the only advantage I can think of.
Metalex01/06/2020 12:53

The only A9 available this year is the 48". The real AG9 successor is …The only A9 available this year is the 48". The real AG9 successor is delayed until next year apparently.If you want a larger screen, there seems to be very little reason to get the more expensive AG9 over the newer A8. The A8 has inherited all the picture and processing technology and has added improved BFI (X-Motion Clarity). The AG9 has a slightly better in-built speaker theoretically and the option to use it as a center speaker in a surround system, but that's the only advantage I can think of.


Thank you!
also available from Richer Sounds for the same price + £50 voucher (or £25 less from total price) with 6 year warranty.
Metalex01/06/2020 12:53

The only A9 available this year is the 48". The real AG9 successor is …The only A9 available this year is the 48". The real AG9 successor is delayed until next year apparently.If you want a larger screen, there seems to be very little reason to get the more expensive AG9 over the newer A8. The A8 has inherited all the picture and processing technology and has added improved BFI (X-Motion Clarity). The AG9 has a slightly better in-built speaker theoretically and the option to use it as a center speaker in a surround system, but that's the only advantage I can think of.


Thank you!
Op did you buy this? what are your thoughts? Was about to go for the ag9. Also you might like the AG9 remote it is here uk.eetgroup.com/i/1…00E
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