Sony XBR-48A9S : a television of 47.6 inches

What is the new Sony XBR-48A9S worth ?

Recently Sony has released information about its new model of television . It is the XBR-48A9S.
Classified in the mid-range category. we thought we had to have a closer look at it in order to check whether the constructor had done a good job or not.
First of all, regarding the size of the screen, we are facing a 47.6 inches.
It is a small model. It will be more complicated for you to watch films or matches with all tour friends around.
This television is delivered with a  Ultra HD 4K resolution.  Attractive, user friendly, minimum bulk , quality image and sound, everything has been carefully finalized in this television, in order to make a nearly perfect product.
Why can we consider this XBR-48A9S as convincing in spite of its mid-range position ? This is what we are going to discover in this article.

TV design presentation Sony XBR-48A9S

The Sony XBR-48A9S appears as a real masterstroke of the brand regarding both its interior and exterior design.
A product that is correct in view of its price. A sleek but effective design. It has the potential to compete with other TV sets on the market.
In conclusion, Sony has worked seriously on the design of this TV set. It’s efficient and it will allow you with this XBR-48A9S to have a beautiful object in your living room.

The screen of the Sony XBR-48A9S

The display of this XBR-48A9S is handled with care. This will allow connoisseurs to enjoy a quality rendering in home theater mode. The colours are faithful and deep black.

The Sony television set displays a Ultra HD 4K resolution. Sony presents this XBR-48A9S with a screen of 47.6 inches; this television is positioned in the range of small models.Beyond its size, we are still in front of a beautiful quality screen.
Finally, Sony has chosen to put advanced technology on this TV, which makes it possible to have an Ultra HD 4K image quality .
In conclusion on the display, with the XBR-48A9S Sony makes the choice of the mid-range. No more.

The sound of the Sony XBR-48A9S

It is the custom to say that a good sound comes from a device with a lot of watts, however Sony has managed to combine average audio system power with very good sound quality.
In terms of sound equipment, the TV is equipped with several speakers and a power output of 10 W.

In short, the ultimate in sound gathered in this XBR-48A9S Sony. The quality of manufacture allows you to immerse yourself in the best of home theater sound.

The sound quality of this TV is average. Don’t push the volume too hard, you’d be disappointed.

XBR-48A9S from Sony – Embedded intelligence

For the software part, the XBR-48A9S Sony has an 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-48A9S 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-48A9S

This television Sony XBR-48A9S offers a rather classical connectivity : mixed inputs HDMI, the ports as well as the audio are available on this model.
In this TV range, the XBR-48A9S’s offers are among the widest choice of connectors. This TV has more than most of its competitors.

This model has a total of 9 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:
3 USB ports, 4 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 1 component plug (Video)

Presentation of the technical features of the Sony XBR-48A9S

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

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 58
Screen size in inches 47.6
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Sound power 10
Wifi Yes
Tuners available
Number of tuners 0
Number of USB ports 3
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

XBR-48A9S from Sony – The conclusion

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.
This 4K TV can also boast near-perfect picture quality, as well as clear, aesthetic and powerful sound reproduction.

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 sound power, the depth of the colours.

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