Get the bigger picture with the Sony A85 OLED TV
A power combo of clever tech, vibrant colour and pinpoint sound make for an amazing TV!
01 Sep 2020
OLED is transforming the way we watch, browse and play. From pocket-sized phones all the way up to giant, wallpaper-thin TVs.
Where traditional LED screens rely on a backlight that shines onto colour filters to recreate images, OLED pixels emit their own light and can produce any colour. So, no backlight. That means TVs are getting thinner and the picture ever closer to studio quality.
Without the limitations of LED, Sony have been able to get creative with their new A85 OLED range. Let’s take a closer look:
One slate design
Not every big picture needs a big frame around it. While the lack of backlighting allows the TV to be super-thin, the A85’s ultra-narrow bezels keep you fully engrossed in the picture – without distraction. The screen goes right to the edges, offering a much bigger display in a smaller frame. Whether you place it on the wall or on a TV unit, it’ll fit right in with your decor - thanks to its compact, subtle style.
The screen is the speaker
Imagine a big movie finale or tension-fuelled derby game. The visual action takes place right the way across the screen, so why doesn’t the sound match it?
Until now, backlighting has meant that TVs have been forced to place the speaker unit below the screen or to the sides. That’s all changing though, as Sony’s new Acoustic Surface Audio technology matches picture with sound in a way we’ve never seen before.
The A85’s screen discreetly vibrates to create sound that matches what’s happening on screen, exactly where it happens. Racing fan? Then you’ll love the roar of F1 cars zooming around corners, because the sound comes straight from the source.
But it’s not just about the big moments. Even plot-driving dialogue scenes sound as if you’re sitting right there with the characters. It’s a real game-changer.
Bundles of detail
If multi-dimensional sound isn’t enough, the picture will blow you away.
At the heart of the A85 is the powerful X1 Ultimate processor. While OLED pixels deliver the most accurate colours and deep blacks, the processor adds another layer of realism to all your content. It pixel-boosting skills bring every picture to life. And there’s some very clever tech that boosts depth and texture by analysing the colour of each object on the screen as they appear. Put simply? Movie nights have never looked better.
No need to fiddle with the brightness settings once you’ve drawn the curtains. The A85’s light sensor recognises how bright or dark the room is and adjusts the screen brightness for the perfect picture. Just switch it on, pick your show, and get watching.
When it comes to fast-paced sports and frenetic action, the X1 keeps every player, character and movement razor sharp and bursting with detail. X-Motion Clarity controls moving images in real time, so they don’t disappear in a blur. Track the movement of that rocket free kick as it flies into the top corner, or stay focused on the heroes as the battle rages all around.
And it’s not only about new shows and movies. The X1 Ultimate can upscale almost any picture, no matter what resolution. So, dig out those classics and experience every little detail like never before.
It takes the hassle out of finding online content too. Using the Android platform, the A85 is as easy and intuitive to use as your phone or tablet. You’ll find almost any show, film, vlog or streaming service you’re looking for in seconds.
With Google Chromecast built-in, it’s easy to find that critically acclaimed box set on your phone and cast it straight to your TV. Or, if you’ve got a Google Home or Amazon Echo, connect it to your TV and cut out the middleman. Just ask your speaker to play anything you want on your TV thanks to your handy voice assistant. Now that’s clever.
And just like your phone, there’s a huge choice of apps available to make your TV your own. Over 5,000, actually. So, you can always head to the Google Play Store and download new and exciting apps, games and streaming services to unlock new worlds of content.