Sony has unveiled its flagship lineup of BRAVIA OLED A1 series TVs at an event in Delhi today, expanding its BRAVIA line-up of products in the country. In addition to 4K resolution and HDR capabilities, the new A1 series of Sony BRAVIA TVs feature Sony’s Acoustic Surface Technology which enables the TV to produce sound directly from the screen itself, doing away with conventional speakers.
Sony Bravia A1 OLED TV: India Price
Available in 65-inch and 55-inch variants, the new A1 series of TVs is slated to hit the markets starting from the 4th of August this year. The company is also running pre-booking offers for the Sony OLED TV from the 1st to the 15th of August 2017 from select dealers, and customers are entitled to get a PlayStation 4 as part of the deal. Sweet, isn’t it? The company didn’t mention which variant of PS4, though. While the 55-inch variant is priced at ₹3,64,900, the 65-inch variant costs ₹4,64,900.
Sony Bravia A1 OLED TV: Image Gallery
Sony Bravia A1 OLED TV: Features & Software
In addition to the Acoustic Surface Technology (which includes two actuators that make the screen vibrate to produce sound), Sony has integrated a subwoofer inside the TV’s stand. Sony says that it offers improved visual experience, with better blacks, and improved colour reproduction when compared to conventional LCD-based TVs. The A1 series uses LG’s OLED panel, but Sony adds its own chipset – 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme – which the company claims to offer 40% more real-time image processing capabilities compared to last year’s X1. The A1 additionally supports Dolby Vision, the HDR format from Dolby Laboratories. The TV has four HDMI ports, three USB ports, and one RF input in case you’re still stuck in the cable TV world from the 90s.
The new A1 series runs the latest version of Android TV – 7.0 (Nougat) – with Sony’s exclusive user interface that lets users explore more movies, music, photos, games, search, apps and more. The built-in Chromecast feature enables viewing content from your compatible smartphone or tablet to the TV. Voice search is another unique feature that allows users to interact with the TV in 42 languages. Sony also specifically states that the TV recognises English spoken with an Indian accent to cater to the Indian market.
What do you think? Would you spend so much on a TV? A lot of consumers don’t, but if you’re an AV enthusiast, this TV surely offers a lot of features that other TV don’t in such an attractive-looking package.