Sony A8H OLED TV Review

8.56 Mixed Usages
8.2 TV Shows:
8.9 HDR Movies:
8.7 HDR Gaming:
8.6 Sports( Considering Day Light)
8.4 PC Monitor ():
Release year: 2020 Rating: 4.7
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Screen Size Variation 55-65 Inches inch
Features: Smart TV , HDR , High Definition , CEC Enabled , Anti-glare , With Energy Saving Mode
Display Type: OLED
Screen Design Flat Tv
Connectivity: HDMI , WiFi , USB , Ethernet , Bluetooth , Optical Audio , RF
Number Of HDMI Ports: 4
HDR HDR10 , Dolby Vision , HLG
Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
Next Gen. Gaming Feature: VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) , ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) , eARC
TV Type Indoor
Special Feature: TRILUMINOS Display Technology; X-Motion Clarity Technology; Ambient Optimization Technology; HDR, IMAX Enhanced, and Netflix Calibrated Mode, Picture Processor X1 Ultimate
Supported Internet Services: Netflix, Disney Plus, Prime Video, Hulu, HBO Max, Airplay 2, Peacock, Apple TV


Screen Size: 55 inches
Display Type OLED
Aspect Ratio 16;9
Screen Resolution (pixels): 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD)
Screen Refresh Rate: 120Hz
Viewing Angle 178 degree
Backlight Type: N/A
Quantum Dot Color: N/A
Video Processing Technology: X1 Ultimate
HDR (High Dynamic Range): HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG


Contrast: Native Contrast Inf : 1 Contrast with local dimming N/A
Brightness: Peak 643 cd/m²
Local Dimming: N/A
Gray & Black Uniformity: 50% Std. Dev. 1.434%, 50% DSE 0.116% & Black Uniformity Native Std. Dev. 0.290%, Std. Dev. w/ L.D. N/A
Viewing Angle: 178 degree
Reflections: Screen Finish Glossy, Total Reflections 1.5%, Indirect Reflections 0.1%
Calibration: Pre White Balance dE 1.84, Color dE 1.42, Gamma 2.23, Color Temperature 6,742 K
Pixels & Motion: X-Motion Clarity & Millions of individual pixels are supercharged for more vibrant colors.
Input Handling (480p and 720p): Upscaling of 480p content like DVDs looks good, and there are no visible artifacts
Input Handling (1080p): The Sony A8H upscales 1080p content nearly as well as native 4k content, so Blu-rays look fantastic.
Input Handling (4k): Native 4k content is displayed perfectly
Color Gamut: Wide Color Gamut Yes, DCI P3 xy 97.13%, DCI P3 uv 97.20%
Color Volume: : Normalized DCI P3 Coverage ITP 88.1% 10,000 cd/m², DCI P3 Coverage ITP 41.0%
Gradient & Response Time: Color Depth 10 Bit, Red (Std. Dev.) 0.066, Green (Std. Dev.) 0.078, Blue (Std. Dev.) 0.060 & Response time 2.3 ms
Supported Resolutions: 480p, 720p, 1080p, 4K
Interface: Android TV


Numbers of HDMI: 4
HDMI Version 2.0
Audio Return Channel 1
Optical Digital Audio Output: 1
Component Video Inputs: 0
Composite Video Inputs: 0
3.5mm Composite A/V Inputs: 1
RF Inputs: 1
USB Ports: 3
Analog Audio/Headphone Output: 1


HDR10: Yes
HDR10+ : N/A
Dolby Vision: Yes
HLG : Yes
HDMI 2.0 : Yes (HDMI 1,2,3,4)
HDMI 2.1 : No
CEC Enabled: Yes
HDCP 2.2: Yes (HDMI 1,2,3,4)
ATSC Tuner: 1.0
USB 3.0 : Yes
Variable Analog Audio Out: Yes
Wi-Fi : es (802.11ac)


eARC: Dolby Atmos Over Dolby Digital Plus : Yes
eARC: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 : Yes
eARC: LPCM 7.1 Over Dolby MAT: Yes
eARC: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 :
eARC: DTS:X Over DTS-HD Master Audio: Yes
eARC: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1: Yes
eARC: LPCM Channels (Bitstream) : 7.1
ARC: Dolby Digital 5.1 Yes
ARC: DTS 5.1 Yes
Optical: Dolby Digital 5.1: Yes
Optical: DTS 5.1 : Yes


Built-in Speakers: X-Balanced speakers
Voice Clarity: May struggle with clarity at very high volumes or in complex scenes with a lot of background noise.
Distortion: Weighted THD @ 80 0.060, Weighted THD @ Max 6.834, IMD @ 80 0.85%
Frequency Response: Low-Frequency Extension 63.50 Hz
Bass: Average
Soundstage: Limited stereo separation due to speaker placement on the TV's bottom.
Immersion: Not ideal for surround sound experiences.
Dolby Atmos Support: Yes The TV can decode and process Dolby Atmos signals.
Audio Passthrough: Dolby Atmos, DTS Digital Surround, Speakers: Acoustic Surface Audio, Output Power: 30W (10W + 10W + 5W + 5W)
Recommendation: Built-in speakers are suitable for casual viewing but lack power and fullness for an immersive experience, especially for Dolby Atmos content. A soundbar is highly recommended for a more well-rounded audio experience


Cast Capable Yes
USB Drive Playback Yes
USB Drive HDR Playback Yes
HDR in Netflix Yes
HDR in YouTube Yes
Apps Navigation Average


Operating System Android TV
CPU / Processor X1 Ultimate
Graphic Processor / GPU N/A
RAM 2.5 GB
Storage 16 GB
Chromecast Supported
Alexa Supported


PS5 Compatibility: Yes
Xbox Series X |S Compatibility Yes
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM): Yes
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR): Yes
Input Lag: 18.7 ms
HDR: Yes
High Frame Rate (HFR): Up to 120Hz
Additional Features: Game Mode


Voice Control Yes
Universal Remote Support for HDMI Device N/A
Universal Remote Support for non-HDMI Device N/A
Remote App Android TV


Dimensions 48.3 x 28.6 x 12.8 inch with Stand
Style The Sony A8H has a sleek design. It's simple, the bezels are extremely thin on all sides
Back & Borders: Wall Mount VESA 300x300 & Borders 0.31 inch
Thickness: Max Thickness 2.17 inch
Build Quality: The Sony XBR-A8H has a fantastic build quality with a mix of metal and plastic.
Longevity: N/A
Stand: Footprint of the 55" stand: 12.8" x 41.3" (higher position) or 39.6" (lower position)
Included Components: Table top stand, AC power cord, voice remote control, batteries, quick setup guide, operating instructions


TV Shows: 8.2
HDR Movies: 8.9
HDR Gaming: 8.7
Sports( Considering Day Light) 8.6
PC Monitor (): 8.4
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