Televisions were one of the most talked about tech categories at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, with many leading manufacturers introducing new flagship ranges or showcasing new features. One of the stand-out products on display at the show was Sony’s first 4K OLED television, the 4K Sony Bravia OLED A1E. We took a look at this top entertainment gadget with this 4K Sony Bravia OLED A1E review, based on the television’s CES 2017 showing – and also the hands-on reviews and views of experts and beta users across the industry.
Introducing the 4K Sony Bravia OLED A1E
Sony has good reason to be proud of the latest television in its extended family. The Sony Bravia 4K OLED A1E, or the ‘A1’, is actually the company’s first 4K OLED TV on the market. Despite being among the market leaders in smart technology and in 4k graphics, the A1 has been a long time coming. So, was it worth the wait?
Early indications are that it was. The response to the television at CES 2017 was amazing, and there has been lots of buzz surrounding the product since. So what makes the Sony Bravia 4K OLED A1E TV so special? We took a look at what is going on inside the machine, and at what is powering those incredible Ultra HD graphics.
From the side: the Bravia A1’s thin screen and sturdy stand
Stats and specifications for the Bravia A1 from Sony
- Three screen sizes: 55 inches; 65 inches; 77 inches
- OLED technology
- 4K Ultra HD resolution
- Smart TV with Android
We don’t know as much about the Bravia as we do about the LG Signature OLED 4K W, and we will need to wait a little longer for a definite release date, but it seems LG finally have some real competition in the OLED stakes. Early previews of this high-end television show that the 4K resolution and intense backlight certainly provide the right levels of colour and contrast while viewing. What is more, the screen copes well at a range of angles without distortion, and it has a superb refresh rate that can handle intense action comfortably. Gamers and movie fans alike will love this brilliant TV.
Another plus for the Bravia A1 is the design of the case. The screen is extremely thin at a little over 5mm, which is not a record-breaker like its near rival, but comes fairly close indeed. The standout feature of the screen’s outer case is the folding stand at the back, which can be used to stand the television upright or removed to allow easy wall mounting. With three size choices, the A1 is suitable for any room – bear in mind that the 77 inch version might overpower a smaller room. In a suitable sized space, it is perfect for a home cinema or a gaming rig.
With hype already building for this OLED effort from Sony, we are looking forward to hearing about a release date and getting to see the consumer model in action. Watch this space for an updated review when the A1 launches!
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