5 Reasons You’ll Want to Upgrade to the Sony A8H Series TV
Sony Continues the March to OLED Perfection
If you follow TV technology at all or happen to have a friend with an OLED TV, you know that OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) technology generates picture quality that is hard to beat. When it comes to movies, OLED has the best black level performance for top-quality high-contrast and dark scenes. Beyond that, the self-lighting pixels - similar to the way yesterday’s plasma technology worked - has accuracy advantages over even the best full-array LED-backlit sets.
While Sony introduced OLED to the world way back in 2007, they initially did not focus on it as LCD/LED technology still had a long ramp of innovation ahead of it. Sony has refocused on OLED in the past few years, offering it as a high-end alternative that vies with its best LED sets – and the best available from any manufacturer.
For 2020, the new Sony A8H Series OLED TVs continue the company’s quest for ultimate picture quality. Read on to see if the A8H is the right upgrade for your next TV in your Austin, TX home.
Top of the Line Processor
In digital video and photography, the name of today’s game is processing power. Those marvelous pictures you take on your smartphone that rival cameras with expensive optics are due to the incredible processing power and sophisticated software packed in high-end handsets. Sony's experience in these areas, as well as their world-class camera sensors, gives them an edge on processing.
The A8H Series packs the same processor that Sony uses in its 8K TVs. The processor brings out the best in OLED technology, with inky blacks, superb brightness and contrast, and incredibly realistic images.
Sound and Picture in Harmony
Flat-panel TVs are not known for sound quality, but Sony has innovated here too in these incredibly thin sets. Acoustic Surface Audio uses an actuator behind the screen to create sound from the spot on the screen where it emanates. The result is a unique, realistic, surround effect without additional speakers. Dolby Atmos processing, S-Force Surround, and Voice Zoom round out other sound enhancements to make these flat panels sound better than you would ever expect.
One Slate Design
OLED sets are known for being incredibly thin. Sony’s beautiful, minimalistic design lets you immerse yourself in the picture with the near bezel-less screen. Conveniently mounted ports, minimal backs for nearly flush mounting, and cable management complete the intelligent design.
How about a TV that knows something about where it sits? Sony’s Ambient Optimization tunes both picture and sound to your room. An ambient light sensor adjusts brightness and contrast for different amounts of light, so the A8H looks perfect for well-lit daytime viewing as well as a dark setting for a movie. Audio processing detects sound reflection from objects in the room like drapes and adjusts the sound accordingly.
Netflix, IMAX, Airplay, and More
If you need more reasons to pull the trigger on Sony OLED, consider these. Netflix Calibrated Mode lets you enjoy Netflix Originals with the picture settings that match what the directors review on studio monitors. IMAX Enhanced certification assures that Sony meets or exceeds the highest standards for cinematic-quality picture and sound. Airplay, Apple’s screen mirroring and casting technology, now comes to Sony sets as a boon to any Apple device users. With Airplay2, you can cast 4K and surround sound content to the TV, and even control it from your smartphone through Siri.
The Sony A8H series is available in 55 and 65-inch panels, making perfect sizes for a bedroom or media room. For the best prices and model selection, call us at (512) 454-4534 or contact us here. Also, our showroom is now reopened as we continue to practice social distancing and take extra cleaning precautions! We look forward to hearing from you.