1-on-1 Comparison

Side-by-Side Comparison

LG OLED65R1PUA

Sony XBR-55A8H

SCORE:
95
SCORE:
93

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) OLED Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Intense Color
  • Perfect Viewing Angle
  • α9 Gen4 AI Processor 4K
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) OLED Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • TRILUMINOS™ Display
  • Perfect Viewing Angle
  • X1™ Ultimate Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing LG OLED65R1PUA to Sony XBR-55A8H to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them which will help you in making a correct decision before the purchase. Both models have the same 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and they both support HDR.

We have evaluated the TVs from available features and specifications. LG OLED65R1PUA gets higher overall score in our ranking system which is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

LG OLED65R1PUA

Sony XBR-55A8H

DISPLAY
94
VIDEO FEATURES
95
AUDIO FEATURES
97
OTHER FEATURES
98
CONNECTIVITY
94
FORMAT SUPPORT
88
OVERALL
95
DISPLAY
95
VIDEO FEATURES
95
AUDIO FEATURES
85
OTHER FEATURES
85
CONNECTIVITY
96
FORMAT SUPPORT
83
OVERALL
93

Advantage of LG OLED65R1PUA

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose LG OLED65R1PUA over Sony XBR-55A8H.

LG OLED65R1PUA vs Sony XBR-55A8H
Dolby Vision IQ vs
HGIG Compatibility vs
Filmmaker Mode vs
More Speaker Channels 4.2 Channel vs 2.2
Higher Speaker Poer Rating 100 W (WF: 40 W, 15 W per Channel) vs 10 W + 10 W + 5 W + 5 W
WiSA Ready Up to 5.1 Channel (Separate Dongle Purchase Required) vs
Newer Bluetooth Version 5.0 vs 4.2
3GPP vs
AVI vs
Flash Video vs
MPEG-4 vs
TS vs
VP9 4K@60p, 10bit vs
AAC vs
AC4 vs
aptX vs
EAC3 vs
HE-AAC vs
MP2 vs
JPS vs

Advantage of Sony XBR-55A8H

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Sony XBR-55A8H over LG OLED65R1PUA.

LG OLED65R1PUA vs Sony XBR-55A8H
IMAX Enhanced vs
4K HFR vs
VRR vs
DTS Digital Surround vs
Chromecast vs
HDCP Version 2.2 vs 2.3
USB 3.0 Ports vs 1
Composite Inputs vs 1 via A/V 3.5mm input
ASF vs
WebM vs
WMV vs
Xvid vs
M4A vs
MIDI vs
WAV vs
GIF vs
PNG vs
VESA Wall Mount vs

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

STRENGTHS
  High Resolution
  High Refresh Rate: 100 Hz/120 Hz
  Perfect Viewing Angle
  Color Depth
  HDR10
  Dolby Vision
  HLG
  Dolby Atmos
  Wi-Fi
  Wi-Fi Direct
  Bluetooth
  Works with Alexa
  New HDMI 2.1
WEAKNESSES
  No HDR10+
  No AMD Freesync™
  No NVidia G-Sync
  No 2K HFR

Selected Features

OLED displays

LG OLED65R1PUA and Sony XBR-55A8H have organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays. This is a self-emissive display which can completely turn off individual pixels leading to the ideal black levels and better contrast during HDR compared to any LCD displays. This makes them to be the best choice for dark rooms. OLED enables a simpler internal structure than conventional displays. With just a few layers, OLED TVs are very lightweight and thin. OLED displays also have better viewing angles. However, they are not able to achieve such high brightness as modern LCD displays which makes them less suitable in bright rooms.

HDR10

LG OLED65R1PUA and Sony XBR-55A8H support HDR10 which was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It is not backward compatible with SDR. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits of brightness and uses 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.

Dolby Vision

LG OLED65R1PUA and Sony XBR-55A8H also support Dolby Vision which is an update to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and supports up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.

Specifications

And in the end we display all the specifications which are present for both models.

Note: The following table shows only those details which are applicable for both models and excludes the ones that are applicable for only one model. If you want to see a full list of specs for each model please visit their individual pages here - LG OLED65R1PUA and here - Sony XBR-55A8H.

BASICS LG OLED65R1PUA Sony XBR-55A8H
BrandLGSony
SeriesR1 SignatureA8H
ModelOLED65R1PUAXBR-55A8H
Size65"55"
CountryUSAUSA
Release Year20212020
Bezel ColorBlackBlack
Smart TV
DISPLAY LG OLED65R1PUA Sony XBR-55A8H
Display TypeOLEDOLED
Actual Size (Diagonal)64.5"54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlatFlat
ContrastInfinite ContrastInfinite Contrast
ColorIntense ColorTRILUMINOS™ Display
Viewing AnglePerfect Viewing AnglePerfect Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion1.07 Billion
VIDEO LG OLED65R1PUA Sony XBR-55A8H
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision IQ
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture Processorα9 Gen4 AI Processor 4KX1™ Ultimate
Frame Interploation TechniqueTruMotion 240X-Motion Clarity
Filmmaker Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode
AUDIO LG OLED65R1PUA Sony XBR-55A8H
Speaker Channels4.2 Channel2.2
Speaker TypeFront FiringAcoustic Surface Audio+™ (Actuator x2 + Subwoofer x2)
Speaker Poer Rating100 W (WF: 40 W, 15 W per Channel)10 W + 10 W + 5 W + 5 W
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS Digital Surround
WiSA Ready Up to 5.1 Channel (Separate Dongle Purchase Required)
CONNECTIVITY LG OLED65R1PUA Sony XBR-55A8H
Ethernet Input
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11a/b/g/n/ac802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version5.04.2
Chromecast
Google Home Google Home device sold separately
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant Google Assistant
Works with Alexa Alexa Built-In
HDMI Inputs44
HDMI Version2.12.1
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC (HDMI 2) eARC
HDCP Version2.22.3
HDMI-CEC SIMPLINK BRAVIA Sync
USB Inputs33
USB 3.0 Ports1
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs11
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm input
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote1 (Mini Jack)
DLNA
OTHER LG OLED65R1PUA Sony XBR-55A8H
CPU Cores44
Operating SystemwebOSAndroid
Internet Browser Full Web BrowserVewd
Application Store LG Content Store Google Play Store
Teletext
VIDEO FORMATS LG OLED65R1PUA Sony XBR-55A8H
3GPP
AV1 4K@60p, 10bit
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9 4K@60p, 10bit
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS LG OLED65R1PUA Sony XBR-55A8H
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS LG OLED65R1PUA Sony XBR-55A8H
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER LG OLED65R1PUA Sony XBR-55A8H
Digital Tuner 1 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerNTSC-MNTSC-M
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSCATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAMClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSCPAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43
GENERAL LG OLED65R1PUA Sony XBR-55A8H
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 50/60 HzAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W0.5 W
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1592 x 1276.3 x 266 mm1,227 x 733 x 326 mm
48 3/8" x 28 7/8" x 12 7/8"
Stand Size1592 x 266 mmWidth: 1,004 mm (39 5/8")
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1750 x 750 x 420 mm1,416 x 832 x 184 mm
55 3/4" x 32 7/8" x 7 1/4"
VESA Wall Mount
Weight Without Stand64 kg16.8 kg (37.1 lbs)
Weight With Stand91 kg18.6 kg (41 lbs)
Weight of Package (Gross)109 kg25 kg (55.1 lbs)
Warranty1 Year Parts & Labor1 Year
ACCESSORIES LG OLED65R1PUA Sony XBR-55A8H
RemoteMagic Remote Control - MR21NStandard Remote Control

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