Sony XR-55A84K is a very curious high-end model but without huge pretensions that can look good in any room thanks to its design and that, at the same time, is totally functional; find out why!
Technical characteristics of the Sony XR-55A84K
|Make model||Sony XR-55A84K – Sony XR55A84KAEP –|
|Size||55″ (139cm), flat|
|Resolution||Ultra HD (3840 x 2160p)|
|Frequency||100Hz 800MXR (up to 120)|
|SmartTV||Yes, AndroidTV 11|
|Integrated Wi-Fi||Yes, dual 802.11a/b/g/n/ac|
|Sound||50W (3.2ch) RMS|
|Dimensions without stand (Height x Width x Depth)||712 x 1227 x 53mm|
|Dimensions with stand (Height x Width x Depth)||738 x 1227 x 330mm|
|Weight (Without / With stand)||17.9kg / 19.5kg|
|VESA compatibility||Yes, 300 x 300mm|
|HDMI ports||4 2 2.0 and 2 2.1|
|IC+ Integrated||Yes, v1.4|
|Energy Class||Category F|
|Content / Accessories||
Design and connectivity
Like its model siblings, the TV is made of shiny titanium black plastic to embrace the panel, plain black with a symmetrical design on the back and metallized legs, thin, with an original wedge shape and of very good quality.
Sony XR-55A84K the bezel does not touch the panel , it is not in front, it only surrounds it to keep it attached to the case, so we consider it a model without three edges. These edges are rounded , leaving more options when introducing it in spaces of different styles.
We love its support because it consists of two legs that can be adjusted both in width and height . And it is that they have three positions, the normal one, the narrow one and the special high one to place a sound bar underneath.
With the legs the model will measure 738 x 1227 x 330 mm or 780 x 1227 x 330 if you increase the height. His full weight is 19.5 kg .
If you decide to keep only the panel to hang it, you need a VESA 30 x 30. It will weigh 17.9 kilograms, although that does not matter, because the device supports it amply, and it will measure 712 x 1227 x 53 mm .
Tuning and connectivity
Sony XR55A84KAEP does not surprise us in this aspect, really.
It has certified dual WiFI of 2.4 and 5 GHz, of course, so that we can do everything on the TV without the need for cables. The other wireless option is bluetooth, which comes in 4.2 .
The cable issue comes with options like a logical plug for Ethernet , if you don’t want or can’t use WiFI, quad HDMI, being 2.0 and 2.1 two by two . This allows that, in addition to the conventional support that we all already have clear, eARC, ARC and CEC as well as HDCP (which is given in 2.3), we can also enjoy options such as ALLM or VRR. Two USB ports have also been added , although we do not know which version, but for the rest of the specifications, I would bet that they are 2.0. What we do have is a recorder in one of them. Finally, we find an optical output for digital audio .
For tuning, it includes CI+1.4, B/G, D/K, I , DVB-C/S2/T2 and HbbTV without update knowledge.
To enable such tuning, the television includes a dual satellite, composite video (input sharing), RF and CI+ slot .
Image quality and general functions
With an outstanding image, we have a lot to say.
First and foremost, the panel has a 139cm diagonal made by LG Display. It is an OLED UHD (with 80 ppi) whose matrix is 30 bits and the color depth is 10 real .
The frequency with which it is provided is not the maximum, it remains at the native 100 Hz . Of course, the movement is improved thanks to the inclusion of OLED XR Motion , which avoids blurring of very fast images by introducing extra frames after a work of detection and analysis of the elements.
To enjoy HDR content you have lossless HDR HLG, HDR 10 and Dolby Vision support . This point is also improved in the Sony XR-55A84K with XR HDR Remastered, which works down to the most secondary values to adjust the quality of the images in a complete way.
Working to bring you 1.073 billion vivid, sharp, vibrant and detailed colors comes with XR Smoothing, Live Color Technology, Rich Color Enhancement and XR TRILUMINOS PRO .
For clarity in the model, XR Super Resolution, Dual database processing and typical 4K XR conversion technologies have been coupled .
For contrast, OLED XR Contrast PRO, XR HDR Remastered, Pixel Contrast Booster, and Dynamic Contrast Enhancement .
To work on contrast, the model has conventional dynamic contrast enhancement, OLED XR Contrast Pro, Pixel Contrast Booster and the aforementioned XR HDR Remaster .
Finally, with the auto mode and with XR OLED Motion we get a motion enhancement that helps those 100 Hz to make everything go great at full speed.
The automatic gender image mode will take care of switching to Game mode so that the values that condition the gameplay are balanced. In addition to this, we have the modes, Vivid, IMAX, Cinema, Graphics, Photography and some others.
For the sound we also have very good news, starting with compatibility with both Atmos and DTS Digital Surround to simulate 3D Surround as well as a power of 50 W given in five speakers and 3.2 channels .
With six sound modes and synchronization to turn the TV into an acoustic center, you have a guaranteed experience.
In addition, Sony XR55A84KAEP has acoustic calibration via room compensation and user detection and Voice Zoom 2 to make dialogues sound clearer.
Additional technologies and improvements are Voice Zoom 2 , which clarifies the dialogues, acoustic calibration , which occurs with the room compensation system and with the user’s position, a simulated surround by converting to Surround 3D…
Sony Bravia XR-55A84K software/smartTV review
Google gets its hands on this television and does so including Android TV 11 as an OS covered by Google TV, its application and content stores, Chromecast to see your little things from other devices on TV and its voice assistant to help you perform simple actions related with the TV and devices that you can successfully link to the model.
In addition, you have a browser, Vewd, which has been with Sony for many years, and with which you can do all kinds of searches and get into the websites of sites that do not yet have an application for TV,
With this model you will be able to use two services that only Sony offers. The first is the free BRAVIA Core catalog of channels. The second, BRAVIA CAM , which offers compatibility for you to put on a web cam and make calls, actions through gestures, etc.
Ah, although we are talking about Google, if you have things from Apple, know that you also have support for AirPlay , and that you also have another voice assistant to choose from, Alexa , from Amazon.
Sony XR-55A84K TV: Pros and Cons
- adjustable base
- Android version 11
- HDCP 2.3
- Dolby Atmos
- BRAVIA Core free
- energy class
- Unknown USB Version