Sony XBR-55A1E 55" Bravia OLED 4K UHD HDR TV (Black)

Model: XBR-55A1E UPC: 027242906808 Item: 168102


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Precise Contrast. Absolute Blacks.

True reality comes to life with perfect black and color. Sony's OLED TV creates exquisite, unprecedented contrast with over 8 million precisely and individually controlled self-illuminating pixels. Immerse yourself completely in the entertainment with sound that comes from the entire screen, with the world’s first Acoustic Surface.


  • OLED TV with perfect black and color.
  • 8 million self-illuminating pixels controlled by the X1 Extreme processor
  • The dramatic contrast, color, and detail of 4K HDR
  • Pictures and sound in perfect harmony with world’s first Acoustic Surface
  • Enjoy smooth and vibrant colors with TRILUMINOS Display and 4K HDR Super Bit Mapping
  • The stand and speakers disappear, leaving only a brilliant picture
  • Android TV with Google Home compatibility gives you a genius TV
  • 4K X-Reality PRO & Dual Database Processing provides life-like detail and clarity
  • Live TV streaming, no annual contract with PlayStation Vue
  • Life-like motion with Motionflow XR technology

Exquisite Contrast, Perfect Blacks

Sony’s OLED TV is like nothing you’ve ever seen before with truly exceptional black, shadow, and color. Over 8 million self-illuminating pixels are precisely and individually controlled by the X1 Extreme processor creating exquisite, unprecedented contrast. 

Pure Black, Perfect Vision

Sony's OLED pixels work individually and can be turned off completely to deliver absolute black. This level of supreme contrast reveals detail, depth, textures, and colors for a view that is stunningly real. 

Uncover the Detail with 4K HDR

High Dynamic Range (HDR) will change the way you look at TV. Combined with 4K Ultra HD resolution, HDR video content delivers exceptional detail, color, and contrast, with a far wider range of brightness than other video formats. The result is the most life-like picture TVs have ever been able to create, with brilliant highlights and fine detail. 

Everything Should Look Like 4K HDR

Sony's newly developed 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme outperforms their conventional 4K Processor X1 with 40% more real-time image processing power. It takes everything you watch and improves it to near 4K HDR quality. Object-based HDR Remaster technology can detect, analyze and optimize each object in the picture individually to adjust the overall contrast for a more natural and realistic picture on screen. 

A Revolution in TV Sound

Unlike most TV speakers, sound comes to you from the entire screen, immersing you in exciting new entertainment experiences.

Vibrant Colors, Smooth Gradations

Only when surrounded by true black do colors seem really vibrant. Colors are as rich and vivid as nature’s own, thanks to the TRILUMINOS Display with more shades of red, green, and blue than ever before. You’ll enjoy rich, authentic images that evoke the emotion in every scene. And, 4K HDR Super Bit Mapping reveals thousands of shades and gradations of light, for sunsets as bright and clear as real life. 

360 Degrees of Sophistication

No distractions. This OLED TV is more than just beautiful. It's designed so that the stand and speakers virtually disappear—appearing as if it's floating—leaving only the brilliance of its picture. The screen is edged with a slim 4-side frame that maximizes the viewing area. 

A Genius TV, A Smarter Home

Find all the entertainment you can dream of, faster than ever. From movies and TV shows to thousands of apps, Sony’s Android TV brings you everything in an instant. Cast your favorite apps with Google Cast, and Voice Search helps you find the entertainment you want. And with Google Home compatibility, simply voice-control your TV and ask it to do things, like play your favorite YouTube videos. 

Upscale to a More Natural Picture

The difference is clear. You’ll see life-like detail and stunning clarity, no matter what you're watching. Two powerful image improvement databases work together, dynamically improving images in real time. 4K X-Reality PRO upscales images to near 4K clarity, while a second database cleans the picture and reduces on-screen noise. Every single pixel is enhanced beautifully by the powerful 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme. 

Live TV, No Annual Contract

PlayStation Vue now available on Android TV. Enjoy live TV streaming with no annual contract and no surprise fees. Experience premium content, including sports, news, and more from your favorite networks. 

Motionflow Keeps the Action Smooth

TV that keeps up with real life. Sony’s refresh rate technology enhances the OLED’s unique panel speed to allow fast moving action sequences in sports and movies to be seen with life-like clarity. 

Maximize the Viewing Area

The screen is edged with a slim 4-sided frame that maximizes the viewing area. 

Just Say What You Want

Spend less time browsing, and more time watching. Voice search on Android TV provides you with the power of Google search in 42 languages, allowing you to find content across different services without the hassle of time-consuming text entry. 

Send to a Bigger, Better Screen with Google Cast

Send movies and music from your smartphone to your TV with Google Cast. Use your phone as a remote control.

Your Favorite Apps, on Your TV

Enjoy a huge range of apps from Google Play, including YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu, Pandora, and more. Also, play your favorite Android games on the big screen. 

Clean Rear Look

Keep wires out of sight, thanks to a hidden cable panel structure, for a clean look. 




  • Screen size (diagonal): 55"
  • Dimensions of TV without stand: 48 3/8" x 28" x 3 1/2"
  • Dimensions of TV with stand (W x H x D): 48 3/8" x 28" x 13 3/8"
  • Weight (with stand): 63.5 lbs.
  • Weight (without stand): 55.1 lbs.


  • Audio power output: 5 x 10W
  • Bass/Treble/Balance: Balance
  • Speaker configuration: 2.1ch, actuator (25mm) x 4, woofer (80mm) x 1
  • Speaker position: Black
  • Speaker type: Acoustic surface (Actuator+Subwoofer)
  • ARC output format: Two channel linear PCM: 48kHz 16bits, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS
  • Advanced auto volume: Yes
  • Alternate audio (Digital): Yes
  • Audio out: Fixed / Variable
  • Auto mute (on no signal): Yes
  • Auto surround: Yes
  • Clear audio+: Yes
  • Clear phase: Yes
  • DTS audio format support: DTS Digital Surround
  • Digital audio out (Optical) format: Two channel linear PCM: 48kHz 16bits, Dolby Digital, DTS
  • Dolby audio format support: Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse
  • HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
  • HDMI input audio format: 5.1 channel linear PCM: 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192kHz, 16, 20, 24bits, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS
  • Headphone/speaker link: Yes
  • S-Master: S-Master Digital Amplifier
  • Simulated surround sound: S-Force front surround
  • Sound modes: Standard, Cinema, Live Football, Music

Convenience Features

  • Application store: Yes (Google Play Store)
  • Auto picture mode: Yes
  • Auto shut-off: Yes
  • Channel block (with password): Analog & Digital
  • Chromecast built-in: Yes
  • HDMI-CEC: Yes
  • Multiple language display: English, Spanish, French
  • On-screen clock: Yes
  • On/Off timer: Yes
  • Parental control: Yes
  • Show/Hide channels: Yes (Digital & Analog)
  • Sleep timer: Yes
  • Text input language: BUL / CAT / HRV / CES / DAN / DUT / ENG / EST / FIN / FRA / GER / GRK / HUN / ITA / LAV / LIT / NOR / POL / POR / RON / RUS / SLK / SLV / SPA / SWE / TUR / UKR / THA / VIE / ARA / FAS / JPN
  • USB drive format support: Yes (Supported File System: FAT16/FAT32/exFAT/NTFS)
  • Voice search: Yes
  • i-Manual: Yes

Customizing Capability

  • RS-232C control: Yes

Design Features

  • Cable management: Yes
  • Frame color: Black
  • Illumination LED: Yes


  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Display resolution: QFHD
  • Display resolution (H x V, pixels): 3840 x 2160
  • Screen size (inch, measured diagonally): 55" (54.6")
  • Viewing angle (Right/Left): 178 (89/89) degree
  • Viewing angle (Up/Down): 178 (89/89) degree

Display Features

  • Display type: OLED
  • TRILUMINOS display: Yes

Energy Saving & Efficiency

  • Power saving modes: Yes

General Features

  • Closed Captions (CC): Analog
  • Closed Captions (CC): Digital
  • Demo Mode: Yes (only pre-installed 4k demo video)
  • Hotel Mode Menu: Yes

General Features

  • Closed captions (CC): Analog
  • Closed captions (CC): Digital
  • Demo mode: Yes (only pre-installed 4k demo video)
  • Hotel mode menu: Yes

Inputs and Outputs

  • 4K 60P high-quality formats: Up to 18Gbps: 4K 60p 4:4:4(8bit), 4:2:2(8,10,12bit), 4:2:0(8,10bit) HDR included for HDMI 2/3
  • AC power input: 1 (Bottom)
  • Analog audio input(s) (Total): 1 (1 Bottom analogcConversion)
  • Audio / headphone output(s): 1 (Bottom / Hybrid w/HP and Subwoofer Out)
  • Bluetooth profile support: Version 4.1 HID / HOGP / SPP / A2DP (via firmware update) / AVRCP (via firmware update)
  • Composite video input(s): 1 (Bottom analog conversion)
  • Digital audio output(s): 1 (Bottom)
  • Ethernet connection(s): 1 (Bottom)
  • HDCP: HDCP2.2 (for HDMI1/2/3/4)
  • HDMI PC input format: 640 x 480@60Hz
  • HDMI PC input format: 800 x 600@60Hz
  • HDMI PC input format: 1024 x 768@60Hz
  • HDMI PC input format: 1280 x 1024@60Hz
  • HDMI PC input format: 1600 x 900@60Hz
  • HDMI PC input format: 1152 x 864@75Hz
  • HDMI PC input format: 1680 x 1050@60Hz
  • HDMI PC input format: 1920 x 1080@60Hz
  • HDMI signal: 4096x2160p(24, 60Hz), 3840x2160p (24, 30, 60Hz), 1080p (30, 60Hz), 1080/24p, 1080i (60Hz), 720p (30, 60Hz), 720/24p, 480p, 480i
  • HDMI inputs total: 4 (Bottom4)
  • Headphone output(s): 1 (Bottom / Hybrid w/ audio out and subwoofer out)
  • RF connection Input(s): 1 (Bottom) (Terrestrial/Cable)
  • RS-232C input(s): 1 (Bottom / Mini Jack)
  • Subwoofer out: 1 (Bottom / Hybrid w/HP and audio out)
  • USB port(s): 1 (Side), 2 (Bottom)

Network Features

  • Featured (Content Bar): Yes
  • Home network feature: Home network client / Home network renderer
  • Internet browser: Opera (not pre-installed)
  • Live football mode: Yes
  • Photo Sharing Plus / Photo Share: Yes
  • Screen mirroring (Miracast): Yes
  • Social viewing: Yes
  • TV SideView: Yes
  • Trending on Twitter: Yes (only US)
  • Wi-Fi certified: Yes
  • Wi-Fi direct: Yes
  • Wi-Fi frequency: 2.4GHz/5GHz
  • Wi-Fi standard: a/b/g/n/ac
  • Wireless LAN: Integrated


  • Annual power consumption: 182kWh/year
  • Power consumption (in operation): 357W
  • Power consumption (in standby): 0.5W
  • Power requirements (frequency): 60Hz for UL cUL 50/60Hz for other
  • Power requirements (voltage): AC 120V for UL cUL AC 110-240V for other

Regulation and Standards Compliance

  • VESA hole pitch: 15 3/4" x 7 7/8" (400mm x 200mm)
  • VESA hole spacing compatible: Yes

Sensing Features

  • LightSensor technology: Yes

TV System

  • Channel coverage (Analog): VHF: 2-13/UHF: 14-69/CATV: 1-135
  • Color space: sRGB/BT709, BT2020, AdobeRGB, DCI
  • Color system: NTSC
  • Number of tuners (Terrestrial/Cable): 1 (Digital / Analog)
  • OS: Android 6.0, Marshmallow
  • On-board storage (GB): 16GB
  • TV system (Analog): M
  • TV system (Digital Cable): Clear QAM
  • TV system (Digital Terrestrial): ATSC
  • Tuner channel coverage (Digital Cable): CATV: 1-135
  • Tuner channel coverage (Digital Terrestrial): VHF: 2-13/UHF: 14-69

Video Features

  • CineMotion/Film Mode/Cinema Drive: Yes
  • 24p True Cinema: Yes
  • 4:3 default: Yes
  • 4K processor: X1 Extreme
  • Auto wide: Yes
  • Blinking type: Frame blinking
  • Dual database processing: Yes
  • Dynamic contrast enhancer: Yes
  • Face area detection: Yes
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) compatiblity: Yes
  • Live Color technology: Yes
  • Mastered in 4K: Yes
  • Motionflow XR Technology: Motionflow XR
  • Object-based HDR remaster: Yes
  • Panel refresh rate (Native Hertz): 120Hz
  • PhotoTV HD: Yes
  • Picture modes: Vivid, Standard, Custom, Cinema Pro, Cinema Home, Sports, Animation, Photo-Vivid, Photo-Standard, Photo-Custom, Game, Graphics
  • Precision color mapping: Yes
  • Super bit mapping 4K HDR: Yes
  • Video processing: 4K X-Reality PRO
  • Wide mode: Wide / Normal / Full / Zoom
  • Wide mode: Normal / Full1 / Full2 for PC

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • XBR-55A1E 55" Bravia OLED 4K UHD HDR TV
  • Voice remote control
  • Batteries
  • AC power cord
  • IR blaster
  • Operating instructions
  • Quick setup guide
  • Tabletop stand


Customer Reviews for Sony XBR-55A1E 55" Bravia OLED 4K UHD HDR TV (Black)

4.5 / 5.0
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Had TV about a week. In a word AWESOME! Did some research prior to purchasing very pleased thus far!
May 11, 2017
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Incredible combination of features
Had seen this at CES. Bought it right when it was ready for omship. Only complaint is that the Android Dreamscape screen save
May 6, 2017
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Best TV on the Market
Waited a year for this TV to be available. Best picture and sound quality of all the 2017 models I compared it to.
June 17, 2017
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Incredible for expensive!
The picture is by far the most amazing I've seen. I replaced a 2 year old Sony with my new AE1 and I'm not sorry.
September 4, 2017
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Potentially the best tv if it gets Dolby Vision
I bought this XBR-55A1E because it was OLED , because the superior video processing for upgrading vintage resolutions 1080i and because Sony promised to bring Dolby Vision as a firmware upgrade before the end of 2017
The first two features are a big success. No I hope Sony will keep its promise
September 27, 2017
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Love it!
All that I read and heard about picture quality and color were spot on.
October 7, 2017
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Incredible picture Terrible Android software
So I bought this TV as it was supposed to be the mature OLED after coming from the Kuro plasma. Having had the LG last year and returning it, I was pleased that the Sony’s motion processing had corrected all the soap opera fact that was in the LG.

For some reason Sony elected to use android TV as it software and it’s a nightmare. There is this thing called Samba interactive TV, which you cannot turn off as if you force shut it, a warning will appear on your screen every 10 seconds so I actually had to turn on to get rid of the notifications. This is the sort of thing that really p iss es me off having no control of your device and being forced to run junk software that is collecting information from me.
October 19, 2017
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Incredibly life-like picture.
After a careful study of all the reviews about this product, I definitely find it the best OLED TV in the market today. Better than LG OLED TV's combined.
August 27, 2017
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Best TV I've ever owned
After spending some time with this TV, any misgivings I had with spending the money on it have been alleviated. I've had a chance to play games, watch 4K Uhd blu-rays, stream Uhd content, and watch my favorite sports teams. All have been exceptional. With the 'true' HDR and insanely deep black levels, the picture quality is a sight to behold. Highly recommended.
November 28, 2017
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Incredible picture and sound.
I bought this TV a week ago. Picture and sound is unbelievable. The level of detail and color transitions of each picture make me very satisfied with the purchase. TV is not even warm after 8 hours of operation and it's power consumption is less than prior 42 incher had. The sound is very soothing, without "tin can" effect and makes listening enjoyable rether than painful for ears at higer volumes. The look is very clean, there are almost no edges on the screen and tv is very thin. The tv has chromecast and miracast built in, there is also picture in picture, which i still have to discover how to use. Tv tuner is excellent, it is pulling all scheduled programming into a summary guide for channels found. Smart TV features are very responsive and internet content loads without delay (tv does have wifi ac). TV is completely quit - no fans, screen or other parts pitching noises. Highly recommend.
October 4, 2017
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