The AF8 presents perfect harmony between supreme visuals and sound. Sony's innovative Acousic Surface technology uses the screen itself as the speaker, for exceptionally accurate sound delivery. An astonishingly thin OLED panel, pin-sharp 4K UHD resolution, and a glorious HDR colour-scape combine for a simply awe-inspiring picture, boosted by Sony's TRILUMINOS display and MotionFlow XR processing. Sony's suite of Smart features on the Android platform opens up a wealth of extraordinary online content, and its One Slate design assures a 'floating' look that allows you to bask, distraction-free, in the splendour of this amazing-looking and remarkable-sounding screen.
Impeccable 4K OLED Screen
At the forefront of modern audio-visual technology, the Organic LED display doesn't have a backlight, meaning that each pixel is self-illuminating. Every speck of light controls its own luminescence for true depth and colour gradation. With 8 million of these pixels, this 4K OLED set is a majesty to behold, with impeccably deep blacks, whiter whites, and scintillating colours. And all within a blur-free image that looks just as stunning from any angle.
Game Changing HDR Premium
Sony are one of the forerunners of contrast and colour-boosting High Dynamic Range (HDR). As members of the UHD Alliance, they've delivered top-shelf HDR to deepen your view and show shades previously unseen in home entertainment. Expanding light, dark and every colour in between to extraordinary new levels, this model's picture gets closer to real life. This set supports multiple HDR formats so you'll get the full, glorious HDR treatment with pin-point accuracy.
Rich, Ravishing 4K
To respond to screens getting bigger, brands have packed their screens with more pixels. This 55” screen has four times the number of pixels than 1080p HD TVs, delivering stunning realism, natural motion and incredible detail.
Acoustic Surface: A genuine innovation in home entertainment, two specially-designed actuators in the back panel utilise the entire screen as an acoustic surface. The screen is the speaker. Sounds emanate accurately from their point of origin within the image and an integrated subwoofer delivers powerful bass. Enabling the sleekest, most minimal design, such a radical reinvention of TV audio perfectly harmonises exemplary sound and visuals.
X1 Extreme 4K HDR processor: Powering the display is Sony's supremely mighty processor for an image of utterly outstanding accuracy and realism, with 40% more processing power than the original X1 processor.
Motionflow XR: By analysing and inserting extra frames, even the fastest sequences are beautifully smooth and sharp. Revel in every detail of fast action movies or the thrilling spectacle of live sport.
TRILUMINOS Display: Expands the colour range way beyond conventional LED displays for a more lustrous image. This richer colour palate gets closer to real-life to make your viewing extraordinary.
4K X-Reality Pro: Upscales non-4K content to reveal remarkable extra detail. It analyses every single pixel and improves contrast, colour and sharpness for increased clarity no matter what you're watching.
Super-Smart Android Platform
Your Smart TV has just got smarter with Android. Developed by Google, you'll be able to enjoy seamless entertainment, intelligent search and the latest apps from the likes of Netflix, Amazon Video, Youtube and Google Play. Enjoy Chromecast built-in, letting you beam content from your smart phone straight to the big screen, Voice Search and explore hundreds of apps. This latest version has been refined for even easier, intuitive interaction with your favourite content, and allows you to expand app storage space onto a USB device (sold separately).*
Android TV with Google Assistant
With the Google Assistant built-in, you can use your voice to find your favourite programmes, apps, videos or music, as well as search for information and more. You can also control connected smart devices in your home (smart device control depends on compatibility). Chromecast built-in casts your videos, photos and apps to the TV straight from your smartphone or tablet (Android or iOS) via Wi-Fi.
There are also hundreds of apps and games available for you to explore in the Google Play store.
In addition to a wealth of online entertainment, this set comes with built-in YouView. The seven day scroll back TV guide brings together catch up TV from across BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4 and Demand 5**. You can also enjoy over 70 live TV channels and radio stations for free, such as BBC 1 & 2, ITV, Channel 4, E4, Channel 5, 5 USA, ITV 2 and Dave.
One Slate Design
Experience a flawless image without distraction. A 'stand-less' body and the lack of conventional speakers means nothing distracts you from the amazing on-screen visuals, while a super-slim bezel maximises the viewing area, and cables are neatly hidden from view in the back cover. The result is a screen that appears to 'float', leaving only the magnificence of the picture.