XBR-55A8H from Sony : Test and analysis

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XBR-55A8H from Sony – Presentation of this Ultra HD 4K

The firm Sony is deciding today to launch a new mid-range model with its XBR-55A8H.
A quick glimpse at the specification sheet : 54.6 inches.
Neither too small, neither too large. In short, an average unremarkable model.
Beside, this television is equipped with a Ultra HD 4K resolution.  Even if it is in a mid-range position, it offers interesting specifications, partly justifying its price.
Has the Sony succeeded in the challenge of an efficient television set. This is what we are going to see just after .

TV design presentation Sony XBR-55A8H

The Sony XBR-55A8H with its simple design is an interesting alternative for anyone who wants an elegant television set in the mid-range segment.
A good overall score for this TV; it corresponds to design in the spirit of the times. A quality of materials and a visual aspect that does not make you insensitive.
This TV could simply be one of the best in terms of design for mid-range. It has nothing to envy from its competitors. Even when it’s off, you won’t get tired of looking at it; only happiness!

The screen of the Sony XBR-55A8H

The designers of Sony have made this new TV set XBR-55A8H. A new mid-range model with the characteristics of its time, a well calibrated image, and a high-performance processing.

The Sony XBR-55A8H is available in the Ultra HD 4K resolution. And with his 54.6 inches, he’s in a series of TVs that is positioned in the range of models, in the average.Whatever the characteristics, it is still a beautiful screen. On this point, don’t worry.
Sony chooses a frequency of 100 Hz, this makes this TV set better positioned than its competitors. A perfectly synchronized image that will delight you for your home cinema.
In addition, Sony has decided to use its mastery of advanced technology on this device, which allows it to benefit from a high quality Ultra HD 4K image resolution.
In conclusion on the display, with the XBR-55A8H Sony makes the choice of the mid-range. No more.

TV sound presentation Sony XBR-55A8H

A brief listening allows us to see that it does not work miracles. The sound is far from exceptional. That’s enough for TV shows, but not for home theater showings.
For the sound part, the television set is equipped with several speakers for a sound power of 10 W.

In short, the ultimate in sound gathered in this XBR-55A8H Sony. The quality of manufacture allows you to immerse yourself in the best of home theater sound.

Finally, if we have to summarize the sound of the XBR-55A8H Sony, it is the word correct that comes out.

Presentation of the Smart TV part of the TV set Sony XBR-55A8H

It has almost become a habit for Sony, this XBR-55A8H has its operating system Android 9.0 Pie installed; it allows you to explore a whole universe of entertainment.
You will also be able to access the Internet, either through your Wi-Fi connection, or for the most geek among you via the LAN; you will then be able to download a whole bunch of applications and movies.
This software environment innovates on the Sony XBR-55A8H with a new feature: control the television set with voice. Indeed, thanks to the voice control function, it is possible to change channels, TV sources, turn the TV volume up or down just by talking to it. Isn’t that convenient?

Presentation of the connection technology of Sony XBR-55A8H

As for the connectivity aspect on Sony XBR-55A8H, it provides you with sufficient elements.
Thanks to its above-average number of connections, this TV is very generous.

This model has a total of 13 connections, not too bad. The Sony XBR-55A8H allows you not to choose between the different devices to be connected. You can connect everything to this TV; the box, game console, multimedia server, DVD or Blu-ray player, etc…

In the end, this TV provides you with the following features:
2 USB ports, 4 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 5 antenna inputs, 1 component plug (Video)

Technical characteristics of the Sony XBR-55A8H

Here is a summary chart of the technical features of the TV:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 52
Screen size in inches 54.6
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display frequency 100
Sound power 10
Wifi Yes
Tuners available
Number of tuners 0
Number of USB ports 2
Number of HDMI ports 4
Number of audio outputs 1
Composite Input (Video) Yes
HDR Compatible Yes
HDR Dolby Vision Compatible Yes
DTS Sound Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet Yes

To conclude on the Sony XBR-55A8H

The overall feeling about the product is satisfactory, it is not the best on the market, but it still allows to have an efficient television set.
With its 4K display technology, this TV offers you an image quality close to perfection, and a sound quality above the others; Enhanced with an aesthetics that stands out, you have the ingredients of a device that you want to own.

Finally, we will note all the positive points that are to be added to the credit of this television set. Here are 3 that I find interesting:
the screen size, the display frequency, the sound power.

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