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Sony XBR-55A1E (USA version)

SCORE:
92
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Highlights

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

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Overview

Sony XBR-55A1E was introduced in 2017. It has a OLED screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 100 Hz/120 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible and can reach 700 nits of peak brightness. It supports HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG and IMAX Enhanced. Its powerful X1™ Extreme picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give Sony XBR-55A1E TV 92 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
93
VIDEO FEATURES
94
AUDIO FEATURES
81
OTHER FEATURES
85
CONNECTIVITY
95
FORMAT SUPPORT
83
OVERALL
92

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Sony XBR-55A1E.

PROS
  High Resolution
  High Refresh Rate: 100 Hz/120 Hz
  Perfect Viewing Angle
  Color Depth
  HDR10
  Dolby Vision
  HLG
  IMAX Enhanced
  DSEE
  Clear Phase
  DTS Digital Surround
  Wi-Fi
  Bluetooth
  Works with Alexa
CONS
  No HDR10+
  No AMD Freesync™
  No NVidia G-Sync
  No 4K HFR
  No 2K HFR
  No VRR
  No Dolby Atmos
  No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)

Selected Features

OLED Display

Sony XBR-55A1E has an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display. 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

Sony XBR-55A1E supports 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

This TV also supports 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 maximum brightness on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and support up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.

Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for Sony XBR-55A1E.

BASICS
BrandSony
SeriesA1E
ModelXBR-55A1E
Size55"
CountryUSA
Release Year2017
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Display TypeOLED
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6" (138.8 cm)
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
ContrastInfinite Contrast
ColorTRILUMINOS™ Display
Viewing AnglePerfect Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
Rec.2020 Color Space Coverage75%
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage100%
Brightness400 nits
Peak Brightness700 nits
Contrast Ratio
Input Lag30 ms
VIDEO
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 ProcessorX1™ Extreme
Frame Interploation TechniqueMotionflow™ XR
Black Frame Insertion
Filmmaker Mode
X-Reality™ PRO 4K
Dual database processing
Object-based Super Resolution
Live Color™ Tech0logy
Precision Color Mapping
Super bit mapping™ 4K HDR
Contrast Enhancement Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
Object-based HDR remaster
Pixel Contrast Booster
Auto Low Latency Mode
AUDIO
Speaker TypeAcoustic Surface Audio+™ (Actuator+Subwoofer)
Speaker Poer Rating10 W + 10 W + 10 W + 10 W + 10 W
DSEE
Sound ProcessingClearAudio+
Clear Phase
Simulated Surround SoundS-Force Front Surround
TV Center Speaker Mode
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Pulse
Dolby AC-4
DTS Digital Surround
WiSA Ready
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Input
Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version4.1
Smartphone ConnectivityChromecast built-in
Screen mirroring (Miracast™)
Video & TV SideView (iOS/Android)
Chromecast
Google Home
Virtual Assistant
Works with Alexa
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.0
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CEC BRAVIA Sync
USB Inputs3
USB 3.0 Ports1
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
IF (Satellite) Inputs
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs1
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote1
DLNA
OTHER
SoCMediaTek MT5891
CPUARM Cortex-A53
CPU Cores4
CPU Frequency1100 MHz
GPUARM Mali-T860 MP2
RAM2 GB
Storage16 GB
Operating SystemAndroid
Internet BrowserVewd
Content Bar
Voice Command
Light Sensor
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
Application Store Google Play Store
Teletext
Picture-In-Picture
Closed Captions(Analog) Closed Caption
(Digital) Closed Caption
PVR Function
USB HDD Recording
USB Drive Format SupportFAT16 / FAT32 / exFAT / NTFS
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPP
AV1
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER
Digital Tuner 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerNTSC-M
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43
FM Radio
GENERAL
Energy EfficiencyB
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)357 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1228 mm x 711 mm x 86 mm
48-3/8" x 28" x 3-1/2"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1228 mm x 710 mm x 339 mm
48-3/8" x 28" x 13-3/8"
Stand SizeWidth: 468 mm (18-1/2")
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1364 mm x 872 mm x 196 mm
53-3/4" x 34-3/8" x 7-3/4"
One Connect Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)400 mm x 200 mm
15-3/4" x 7-7/8"
Weight Without Stand25.0 kg (55.1 lbs)
Weight With Stand28.8 kg (63.5 lbs)
Weight of Package (Gross)39 kg (86 lbs)
Warranty1 Year

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