Sony KD-55A8 : the other TV set from Sony

Presentation of the Sony KD-55A8

Sony unveils a new model equipped with all the current expected sophistications, the KD-55A8.
First, the size : 54.6 inches on this device.
Its size is quite a good representation of the average screen : we are face to a standard screen.
This television is delivered with a  Ultra HD 4K resolution.  It could be said that this model gathers all the expected characteristics. Whether we consider its aesthetics or its size, the engineers of Sony have developed a television admittedly a middle-range one, but a quality one anyway.
Should we let ourselves be convinced by this KD-55A8 Sony ? All answer elements just after.

The design of the Sony KD-55A8

Sober but in line with current trends. Sony has asked its design office to make a product that tends towards the top range, but remains affordable.
The shapes are balanced and the overall rendering is beautiful to look at. A successful mid-range model.
A mid-range television set that relies heavily on its design and the quality of its materials; arguments that Sony has been promoting for some time now on these products. All this for a price that stays contained.

The screen of the Sony KD-55A8

The designers of Sony have made this new TV set KD-55A8. A new mid-range model with the characteristics of its time, a well calibrated image, and a high-performance processing.

The Sony television set displays a Ultra HD 4K resolution. And with his 54.6 inches, he’s in a series of TVs that belongs to the series of standard models in its range.In the end, it is interesting to note that beyond the size, the screen is well made. A point to add when choosing between this model and other competitors.
Designed with a frequency of 100 Hz, the television’s fluidity is at the top of its range.
Even better, thanks to its advanced technology, the screen of this television provides a Ultra HD 4K quality resolution.
My opinion to conclude on the display part. It’s in the range, without flourish or excess. An additional choice in the mid-range.

The sound of the Sony KD-55A8

The Sony KD-55A8 is not satisfied with displaying stunning image quality. Indeed, it also pleasantly surprised us with its well-made audio performance.
For the sound part, the television set is equipped with several loudspeakers for a sound power of 10 W.

Finally, if we have to summarize the sound of the KD-55A8 up, it is the word perfection that stands out.

In short, the sound is enough to cover your everyday needs. The KD-55A8 Sony is not designed for home cinema. That’s not what we are expecting.

Presentation of the Smart TV part of the TV set Sony KD-55A8

It has almost become a habit for Sony, this KD-55A8 has its operating system Android 9.0 Pie. You have the opportunity to explore the world of entertainment.
This TV’s Internet access is possible either via Wi-Fi or via a LAN local network and you have the possibility to download a wide variety of applications and movies.
This software environment innovates on the Sony KD-55A8 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?

KD-55A8 from Sony – Its connectivity

As for the connectivity aspect on Sony KD-55A8, it provides you with sufficient elements.
In this TV range, the KD-55A8’s offers are among the widest choice of connectors. This TV has more than most of its competitors.

This model has a total of 13 connections, not too bad. Almost all the devices in your home can be connected: the box, the game console, a multimedia server, and many other devices, in addition to your DVD or Blu-ray player.

In detail here are the available connections:
2 USB ports, 4 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 5 antenna inputs, 1 component plug (Video)

Technical characteristics of the Sony KD-55A8

Here is a summary of the technical characteristics of the television set:

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 DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 5
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
Power consumption 131 W

To conclude on the Sony KD-55A8

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.
For the display technology we are in 4K; you have a very good quality image, and an impressive sound quality; with its well thought out aesthetics, the result gives you a device that you want to buy.

From this new Sony we can retain 3 positive points:
the screen size, the display frequency, the sound power.