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Sony Bravia A8H Review

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The Sony Bravia A8H OLED TV is fantastic, thanks to its excellent black levels, best-in-class contrast, wide viewing angles, and fast response time. However, watch out for the lack of HDMI 2.1 and the risk of burn-in.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Sony Bravia A8H OLED TV was Sony’s entry-level OLED 4K HDR TV released in 2020. Thanks to its individually controlled pixels, it can deliver better blacks and contrast than LCD, Quantum Dot, and even mini LED TVs.

In addition, it has a near-instantaneous response time. Furthermore, Sony’s Triluminos display technology provides fantastic color accuracy out of the box.

It also boasts Android TV 9.0 UI for a fluid experience. As a result, the A8H OLED is exceptionally well-positioned for all film buffs alike.

If you want to learn more about reviewers’ opinions, continue reading our Sony Bravia A8H OLED TV review below. And also, check out the highest-rated TVs available today.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Sony Bravia A8H OLED TV is a great choice for dark rooms. It’s perfect for streaming movies and TV shows, with its organic LED panel providing excellent black levels, top-notch contrast ratio, wide viewing angles, and fast response time.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t have HDMI 2.1, so gamers may want to look elsewhere. And if you’re worried about image burn-in, this TV may not be for you.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Deep inky blacks
  • Best in class contrast ratio
  • Fantastic response time
  • Excellent viewing angles
  • Judder removal ability from all source
  • Low input lag
  • Good out of the box color accuracy
  • Excellent wide color gamut
  • Native 10-bit panel

Reason to Avoid

  • No HDMI 2.1
  • It doesn’t have VRR, ALLM, or eARC
  • Slight risk of permanent screen burn-in
  • No HDR 10+ support
  • Low peak brightness
  • Some distortion at max volume
  • Lack of low and sub-bass

Sony Bravia A8H Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeNo
Display TypeOLED
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI TypeHDMI TypeHDMI 2.1
HDR FormatYes
HomeKit CompatibleHomeKit CompatibleYes
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Number of Audio ChannelsNumber of Audio Channelsn/a
Panel TypePanel TypeOLED
Refresh Rate120 Hz
Screen size48", 55", 65"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformAndroid TV
Speaker OutputSpeaker Output30 Watts
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync, G-Sync
VRRVRRYes

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Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)0
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)0
Color Gamut % (sRGB)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 709)108.94
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB)0
Color Gamut % (BT.709)0
Contrast Ratio (x:1)0
SDR Brightness (nits)0
HDR Brightness (nits)640
Input Lag (ms)18
Response Time (ms)0
Color Washout (Degrees)0
Color Shift (Degrees)0
Brightness Loss (Degrees)0
Reflections (%)0
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)0
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db0
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db0
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0
Intermodulation Distortion @80db0
EOTF (600 nit delta)0
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0

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Expert Scores

  • Tom’s Guide
    77.8

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The Sony Bravia A8H OLED TV’s beautiful 4K picture, impressive motion smoothing and abundant smart… Read More

    By:

    Kate Kozuch
  • Techradar
    56.6

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    By combining Sony’s premium OLED picture performance with a powerful and direct sound system, the… Read More

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    John Archer

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