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alaScore 95

221 reviews

Apr, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 221 reviews of Sony BRAVIA KD-55A1. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the durability and usability are generally positive. The image quality and sound are also appreciated, but reviews are divided on the price.

design, sound, image quality, usability, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony BRAVIA KD-55A1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Steve May (

Sony A1 review: the Bravia KD-55A1 is the best OLED 4K UHD TV you can get without breaking the bank


The best 55-inch 4K OLED TV to buy, pound-for-pound, Sony's A1 combines dazzling image quality with incredible sound for such a slim panel

Superb image quality ; Amazing Acoustic Surface sound system ; Stylish, minimalist design

We're not in love with Android Smart OS ; Could be due for replacement soon…

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Sony KD-55A1 review


Sony's first 4K OLED should have even LG worried...

Beautiful, classy and unique design ; Good sound from its clever, invisible speaker system ; Deep, insightful blacks ; Spot-on skin tones and vibrant colours ; Brilliantly solid, three-dimensional images

No Dolby Vision (although it is coming via an update at some point) ; Interface isn’t as slick as that of some rivals ; LG’s OLEDs do a better job with standard-def

All of the inherent qualities of OLED combined with the picture processing smarts of Sony equals an utterly stunning television

May, 2017

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Sony KD-55A1 review


Sony's first attempt at OLED is a stunning all-rounder

Stunning picture performance ; Clever and unique design ; Really decent TV sound ; Wide viewing angles

Android TV is sluggish and uninspiring ; Design requires a wide TV rack to support it

Sony's 4K OLED debut is a stunning set with a truly outstanding picture and gorgeous design

May, 2017

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AVTech Awards 2017/2018


Let's get this out of the way now: Sony's 55in OLED TV is achingly gorgeous, thanks to its ‘One Slate' lean-back design. It's sonically innovative too, eschewing traditional speakers for an enveloping Acoustic Surface technology. And when it comes to...

Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

Sony KD-55A1 review


Sony's first attempt at OLED is a stunning all-rounder

Stunning picture performance ; Clever and unique design ; Really decent TV sound

Android TV is sluggish and uninspiring ; Design requires a wide TV rack to support it

Sony's 4K OLED debut is a stunning set with a truly outstanding picture and gorgeous design

Jul, 2017

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Sony KD-55A1 Ultra HD 4K OLED TV Preview


After months of rumours Sony finally release their A1 BRAVIA OLED TV at CES and it doesn't disappoint, with a striking design and revolutionary sound...

There's no question that Sony's announcement of the A1 is great news for TV enthusiasts, with the new OLED going models available from LG and Panasonic. The increased choice is obviously a good thing and allows Sony to being their video processing...

Expert review by : Paolo Centofanti (

Sony torna a far sognare con il Bravia OLED A1: la prova completa


Design, soluzioni innovative e soprattutto una qualità video da urlo: sono queste le principali caratteristiche del primo TV OLED di Sony, un prodotto che dimostra come questa tecnologia stia velocemente raggiungendo la maturità e mantenendo la...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Marius Eichfelder (

Test: Sony KD-55A1 (55-Zoll-UHD-TV)


Bereits der erste Blick auf den Sony KD-55A1 im Test offenbart: Hier erwartet uns etwas Besonderes. Und tatsächlich sind Bild- und Soundqualität des 55-Zoll-Fernshers so gut, dass der UHD-TV gleich zweimal einen neuen Bestwert setzen kann. Hinzu kommen...

Überragendes OLED-Panel ; Einzigartiges Sound-Konzept ; Üppige Ausstattung mit Android TV 6.0

Hoher Preis

Mar, 2017


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Sony KD-55A1 (Test)


Veredelt: Die Fernbedienung des Bravia-OLEDs wirkt dank der Rückseite aus Metall hochwertig. Das Tastenfeld könnte jedoch aufgeräumter sein; besonders im Bereich des Cursor-Elements in der Mitte.

Der Sony KD-55A1 tut es seinem größeren Bruder gleich und erklimmt geradewegs unsere Bestenliste. Kein Wunder, schließlich bietet er ein tolles Gesamtpaket aus Smart-TV, hervorragendem Klang sowie sehr guter Bildqualität, wobei die Leuchtkraft in...

Nov, 2017

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Shockingly Good


This is the biggest, brightest, sharpest, nicest, heaviest telly I have every owned. It replaced a Samsung 48HD telly, which was okay. Now I see what all the fuss was about with OLED, jeepers it is good. I have watched an episode of Star Trek on...

Sep, 2018

Product Specifications


Audio Decoders:DTS,Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Digital Pulse
Audio system:Acoustic Surface
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in subwoofer:Y
Number of loudspeakers:5
Number of Speakers:5
RMS rated power:50
Sound modes:Music, Sports, Standard




Colour of product:Black
On/off switch:Y
Panel mounting interface:400 x 200
Product colour:Black
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:400 x 200


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:139.7
Display diagonal (metric):138.8 / 139
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
Display Technology:OLED
HD type:4K Ultra HD
Motion interpolation technology:Motionflow XR
Screen shape:Flat
Supported video modes:480i,480p,720p,1080i,1080p,2160p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Management features

Electronic Programme Guide (EPG):Y
Number of OSD languages:3
On Screen Display (OSD):Y
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:English, Spanish, French
On/Off timer:Y
Sleep timer:Y
Smart modes:Animation, Custom, Game, Graphics, Photo, Standard, Theater, Vivid


Bluetooth profiles:A2DP,AVRCP,HID,HOGP,SPP
Bluetooth version:4.1
Browser supported:Opera
Ethernet LAN:Y
Web Browser:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Cables included:AC
Desktop stand:Y
Handheld remote control:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

Package Type:Box


Audio formats supported:AAC,FLAC,WAV,WMA
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI):Y
Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG):Y
Light sensor:Y
Parental control:Y
Picture processing technology:Sony Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
Processor Cores:4
Supported file systems:FAT16,FAT32,NTFS,exFAT
Teletext function:Y
USB Recording:Y

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio (L,R) out:1
Audio Return Channel (ARC):Y
Common interface (CI):N
Common interface Plus (CI+):Y
Composite Video In:1
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
RF ports quantity:1
RS-232C ports:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3


Annual energy consumption:182
Energy efficiency class:B
Power consumption (max):357
Power Consumption (Standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):357

Smart TV

Google applications:Google Play
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV):Y
Internet TV:Y
Operating system installed:Android
Screen mirroring:Y
Smart modes:Animation, Custom, Game, Graphics, Photo, Standard, Theater, Vivid
Smart TV:Y
User memory:16
Video apps:Amazon Prime Video,NetFlix,YouTube,maxdome

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Play
Light sensor:Y

TV tuner

Digital signal format system:ATSC
Supported TV bands:CATV, UHF, VHF
Tuner type:Analog & Digital
Twin Tuner:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):339
Height :711
Height (with stand):710
Package depth:196
Package height:872
Package weight:39
Package width:1364
Weight with stand:28.8
Width (with stand):1228