Sony BRAVIA XR Series A80J 55" Class HDR 4K UHD Smart OLED TV

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Sony BRAVIA XR Series A80J 55" Class HDR 4K UHD Smart OLED TV
Key Features
  • 4K UHD 3840 x 2160 OLED Panel
  • HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision Compatibility
  • XR Motion Clarity Technology
  • Built-In Wi-Fi & Ethernet Connectivity
Enjoy compatible movies and online content with enhanced black levels at four times the resolution of 1080p with the Sony BRAVIA XR Series A80J 55" Class HDR 4K UHD Smart OLED TV. It has a 54.6" OLED display and incorporates Sony's XR Motion Clarity technology to digitally enhance fast-moving images to reduce blur. HDR10, HLG, and Dolby Vision compatibility offer a wide color gamut and enhanced brightness and contrast to provide vibrant, lifelike images for compatible content.
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Sony A80J Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2TV with Cognitive Intelligence
  • 3Billions of Accurate Colors and Precise Textures
  • 4More Depth and Texture with Pure Blacks and Stunning Highlights
  • 5The Entertainment You Love with Help from Google
  • 6Bring the Cinematic Experience Home with BRAVIA CORE
  • 7Engineered for Next-Gen Gaming
  • 8Intelligent Motion Processing for Fast-Moving, Blur-Free Scenes
  • 9XR 4K Upscaling
  • 10Acoustic Surface Audio+
  • 11HDR Compatibility
  • 12Watch What You Love and Control It with Your Voice
  • 13All Your Favorite Streaming Apps in One Place
  • 14Works with AirPlay 2
  • 15One Slate Design to Complement Your Unique Viewing Experience
  • 16Mount the TV Like a Work of Art
  • 17Additional Features

Enjoy compatible movies and online content with enhanced black levels at four times the resolution of 1080p with the Sony BRAVIA XR Series A80J 55" Class HDR 4K UHD Smart OLED TV. It has a 54.6" OLED display and incorporates Sony's XR Motion Clarity technology to digitally enhance fast-moving images to reduce blur. HDR10, HLG, and Dolby Vision compatibility offer a wide color gamut and enhanced brightness and contrast to provide vibrant, lifelike images for compatible content.

The BRAVIA XR Series A80J has built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity to allow access to the Google Play store, your favorite apps, and internet-based content via its Android operating system, plus content sharing and screen mirroring via Apple AirPlay and Chromecast built-in with your other compatible smart devices such as your smartphone or tablet. The Vewd web browser is also available for download through the Google Play store and enables access to standard websites. With four HDMI inputs, there are multiple options for connecting high-definition video sources, such as a Blu-ray Disc player, cable/satellite box, gaming console, and more. Three USB ports are also onboard for connecting compatible multimedia peripherals like flash drives, enabling computer-free multimedia playback.

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TV with Cognitive Intelligence
Enjoy breathtaking OLED picture quality that feels deep, natural, and real, powered by Sony's all new Cognitive Processor XR. Revolutionary TV processing technology delivers intense contrast with pure blacks and natural colors. Hundreds of thousands of individual on-screen elements are processed and remastered in the blink of an eye, boosting color, contrast, and clarity, bringing astounding realism to your content.
Billions of Accurate Colors and Precise Textures
See colors that are natural and beautiful to the human eye. The Cognitive Processor XR enables Sony BRAVIA XR TVs to access billions of accurate colors and reproduce each shade with the subtle differences seen in the real world. XR TRILUMINOS Pro further enhances the range of hues and saturation, allowing for extremely precise details within textures and ensuring skin tones look completely natural, as seen with the same accuracy as the human eye.
More Depth and Texture with Pure Blacks and Stunning Highlights
Feel the beauty of OLED contrast with pure blacks and lifelike brightness. XR OLED Contrast technology, powered by the Cognitive Processor XR, analyzes and enhances the picture in the same way the human eye focuses for immersive depth and realism resulting in ultra-detailed shadows and crisp, clean peak highlights – no more details overwhelmed by shadow or lost in blown-out highlights.
The Entertainment You Love with Help from Google
See over 700,000 movies and TV episodes, plus live TV, all in one place. Google TV brings your favorite content from across your apps and subscriptions and organizes them just for you. Searching is easy – just ask Google. Press the Google Assistant button on your remote and try saying "find action movies" to search across your favorite apps.
Bring the Cinematic Experience Home with BRAVIA CORE
With BRAVIA CORE, you can enjoy the latest Sony Picture Entertainment (SPE) titles and the largest IMAX Enhanced collection. Use the included BRAVIA CORE credits to choose from hundreds of movies to redeem. In addition, you are subscribed to an amazing selection of movies to stream anytime and as many times as you like. BRAVIA CORE is the first in the industry to feature Pure Stream technology, achieving near lossless 4K UHD Blu-ray equivalent quality with streaming up to 80 Mb/s, delivering stunning visuals and expressive sound quality.
Engineered for Next-Gen Gaming
Take your gaming to the next level with BRAVIA XR HDMI 2.1-enabled TVs and feel the action all around you with responsive and blur-free picture quality. With 4K / 120 Hz, you'll achieve increased frame rate significantly benefiting high-performance 4K gaming. And the dedicated BRAVIA Game Mode enables reduced input lag and optimized performance in every frame. Get the ultimate next-gen gaming experience with Sony BRAVIA XR TVs.
Intelligent Motion Processing for Fast-Moving, Blur-Free Scenes
Watching sports and action-packed movies just got a whole lot better. The Cognitive Processor XR with XR Motion Clarity cross-analyzes and precisely controls the action in every scene to ensure pictures quality stays smooth, bright, and clear with no blur.
XR 4K Upscaling
Whatever the content or source, you'll enjoy entertainment close to 4K resolution with XR 4K Upscaling. Powered by the Cognitive Processor XR, XR 4K Upscaling accesses a vast amount of data, intelligently recreating lost textures and detail for a real-world picture. See the life-like features in people's faces, identify every blade of grass, and marvel in the precise texture of buildings and scenery.
Acoustic Surface Audio+
With Acoustic Surface Audio+, the screen is the speaker. This advanced screen-speaker technology microscopically vibrates the TV panel to produce sound from the entire screen, which creates acoustics that are perfectly in sync with the picture. With sound and picture in perfect harmony, you'll hear more realistic sound and exceptionally clear dialog. Dual built-in 2.36" woofers provide powerful bass for immersive cinematic sound.
HDR Compatibility
High Dynamic Range (HDR) picture is the way TV was always meant to be watched. Ultra-high resolution and HDR video content combine to bring dazzling detail, color, and contrast to everything you watch, while keeping a far wider range of brightness. Dolby Vision brings scenes to life with striking highlights, deeper blacks, and vibrant colors. IMAX Enhanced content brings the immersive entertainment experience into the home and is digitally remastered to provide sharper images and more powerful sound-just as the creator intended. Netflix Calibrated Mode was specially developed to enjoy Netflix original content and reproduce picture quality as brilliant as the studio evaluation monitor, faithfully reproducing the creator's intent and vision. Whichever format, Sony TVs deliver picture-perfect reality, creating an immersive and engaging cinematic experience.
Watch What You Love and Control It with Your Voice
Your TV is now more helpful than ever. Use your voice to find movies, stream apps, play music, and control the TV. Ask Google to find a specific title, search by genre, or get personalized recommendations on what to watch by saying, "what should I watch?" Even get answers on-screen, control smart home devices, and more. Press the Google Assistant button the remote to get started.
All Your Favorite Streaming Apps in One Place
Sony TVs with Google TV give you access to all your favorite streaming apps in one place, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, YouTube, the Apple TV app, and many more. Get access to all your favorite movies and TV shows in a simple, easy-to-navigate interface and use the Google Assistant to quickly find new content to watch.
Works with AirPlay 2
With Apple AirPlay 2, you can share pictures, video or audio to your television right from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Watch movies and shows from your favorite apps and the Apple TV app or Safari. Share your photos with everyone in the room.
One Slate Design to Complement Your Unique Viewing Experience
The minimalist One Slate design with seamless edge bezel elegantly embraces the screen in a single pane of glass that keeps you focused on the big picture. The premium 3-way multi-position stand gives you the flexibility of a low-profile immersive setting that focuses you on the picture, a narrow setting for smaller furniture, or a raised setting for ideal positioning of your soundbar. Integrated cable management keeps wires neatly hidden, so your furniture stays free of clutter and looks great from all sides.
Mount the TV Like a Work of Art
Make the most of your living space. The optional SU-WL855 ultra slim wall-mount bracket is designed to hang select Sony BRAVIA OLED and LED TVs flush to the wall, just like any other work of art. Pull out your TV and swivel it left to right to adjust the screen angle for optimal viewing.
Additional Features
  • sRGB, BT.709, BT.2020, Adobe RGB, and DCI color space support
  • 16 GB onboard storage
  • Pixel Contrast Booster
  • XR Super Resolution
  • Face Area Detection
  • Precision Color Mapping built into XR TRILUMINOS Pro technology
  • Vivid, Standard, Cinema, IMAX Enhanced, Game, Graphics, Photo, Custom, Dolby Vision Bright, Dolby Vision Dark, and Netflix Calibrated picture modes
  • Auto Wide
  • Wide Zoom, Normal, Full, Zoom, Full1, and Full2 wide modes
  • 4:3 Default
  • 24p True Cinema
  • Live Color technology
  • PhotoTV HD
  • CineMotion / Film Mode / Cinema Drive
  • Dual database processing
  • Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
  • Front-firing speaker design
  • Audio balance control
  • 2-channel linear PCM with 48 kHz, 16-bit support for Dolby Audio and DTS
  • Vertical Surround Engine
  • Room & user position auto sound compensation
  • Clear Phase technology
  • Auto Surround
  • Standard, Dialog, Cinema, Music, Sports, and Dolby Audio sound modes
  • S-Master Digital Amplifier
  • S-Force Front Surround simulated surround sound technology
  • Dolby Atmos & Dolby Audio support
  • Voice Zoom 2
  • Advanced Auto Volume
  • Auto Mute on no signal
  • HDMI input supports 5.1-channel linear PCM inputs up to 192 kHz, 24-bit Dolby Audio, Dolby Atmos, and DTS
  • 2-channel linear PCM output up to 48 kHz, 16-bit for Dolby Audio, Dolby Atmos, and DTS via ARC
  • Apple HomeKit support
  • Home Network Client & Home Network Renderer
  • Wi-Fi Direct (2.4 GHz only)
  • Wi-Fi Certified
  • Screen mirroring via Miracast for B2B purposes
  • Video & TV SideView for iOS & Android
  • Related Info
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi
  • Compatible with the Vewd web browser
  • TalkBack
  • X-Protection PRO with lightning, surge, and humidity protection
  • EPG (electronic program guide)
  • Built-in mic
  • Screen reader
  • Audio description
  • Text magnification
  • Accessibility shortcut
  • Switch access
  • Auto Picture Mode
  • i-Manual
  • Parental control
  • Analog & digital channel block (with password)
  • Analog & digital show/hide channels
  • On-screen clock
  • Sleep & on/off timer
  • Supports FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, and NTFS file systems
  • Auto shut-off
  • Light sensor
  • Dynamic backlight control
  • Power Saving Mode / Backlight Off Mode
  • Auto calibration with Calman
  • Tencent Calibrated Mode
  • Analog closed captions
  • Digital closed captions (10 credits / 24 months)
  • Integrated cable management
  • Bluetooth HID, HOGP, SPP, A2DP, and AVRCP support
  • Variable Refresh Rate via HDMI 3 & 4 via a future firmware update

Sony A80J Reviews

This TV is Trash

By jandrlove
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-25

I bought this TV 14 months ago and the panel went out. A blue verticle line has appeared from the top to the bottom of the panel. A product carrying the Sony Bravia Name and price tag should last longer than 14 months. I would stay away from this product.

High Quality OLED With Unexpected Audio Experience

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-14

I opted for this over the LG-C2 because it has similar performance (the C2 has slightly brighter scenes at times and slightly deeper colors), and it was about $350 less. Wow, am I so glad I went with this! Not only is the picture exceptional, the sound is amazing as well -- rendering my $100 Yamaha sound bar completely useless. I'm a guy who appreciates the dark blacks of OLED TV's, and the only knock on this TV in my view is that the black levels can be affected/raised by ambient lighting shining directly onto the screen (in my case by a lamp behind me and off to the side causes the left 1/4 of the screen to be affected slightly). The screen has a magenta/purple hue to it when it's not in use, and that's what you see very slightly when ambient light hits the screen at different angles -- it doesn't ruin the experience, but it's there. HDR is superb -- especially with material that pushes its use. Clarity and motion are also superb. I watched Return Of The Jedi in 4K, and I would describe the experience as transformational. Sony's interface experience is pure bliss. No, this isn't the Samsung S95B or even the LG C2, but when you have it at home by itself, it's very enjoyable. I think this TV would be usable for many years because most content isn't even made yet to take full advantage of this TV's technology.

Excellent picture quality

By Kikoman
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-13

Very good features, been satisfied with the performance

Great picture, great color, great light

By Matthew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-11

I have never spent quite this much on a TV, and I know it's on the low side, but I have never put much stock in the smart TVs or 4k nonsense. But I had a little extra cash and decide to jump in and help my PS5 look its best. This is absolutely worth the price. It runs cooler than my previous HDTV, the glare is reduced so it can go on any wall in the house and it has a marvelous picture. I couldn't be happier with the purchase.

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By Manuel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-09

It is good

The best TV I ever purchased

By Braviaman
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-09

I have been waiting to purchase this TV for several months and finally made the plunge.

Excellent Value

By Roy Bermea
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-22

The Bravia A80J has turned out to be an amazing value. Perfect picture quality, great sound (with added HT-A5000 System), and a great price!

Great Picture Quality at a Bargain Price for OLED

By apccpa
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-15

I bought this a few weeks ago on a deep discount sale since last year's model. Some reviews actually think that the picture is better than the newer model. Picture quality is great and TV works fine for the most part, except for random green screen, or other issues, that require a restart. Blacks are really great, as you would expect of an OLED, but the colors also seem more vivid and dynamic without any "boosting." Viewing angles are also very good compared to non-OLED TV's, especially since most TV manufacturers have moved away from IPS panels on their LCD models. My only concern, as someone that leaves the TV on all day, and usually on one news channel, is how the TV will hold up over time. One for wearing out the OLED's that loses brightness over time and for burn-in. From what I can see, LG may have more burn in mitigation than Sony does, so I would hope that this is something that Sony improves. But Sony does support Dolby Vision, that Samsung doesn't and the Google TV software has the most extensive library of Apps available on a Smart TV, something that LG falls short on.

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Can this be connected to a Samsung HW_Q900A ...

Can this be connected to a Samsung HW_Q900A soundbar?
Asked by: Ralph
Hi Ralph, Thank you for your inquiry. You may connect an Audio system to the A80J TV with the following connection: HDMI eARC/ARC connection, Digital optical cable connection and Bluetooth connection(A2DP Bluetooth profile compatible devices. Please refer to your soundbar manual for available terminals and features. For reference: https://helpguide.sony.net/tv/iusltn1/v1/en-003/04-04_01.html. Hope this information helps. - Kris
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2021-11-07

What is the difference between Sony 55" Bravia ...

What is the difference between Sony 55" Bravia A90J And A80J besides price ???
Asked by: Gail
Hi Gail, Thank you for inquiring about the differences between A90J & A80J! A few key differences between the A90J and the A80J are that the A90J has a backlit remote control, and XR OLED Contrast Pro vs XR OLED Contrast (non-pro) for A80J. A90J is also MASTER Series and that label has specific features, here are a few: 1. A90J uses a heat sink behind the panel to dynamically dissipate heat from the panel to push the panel to a higher peak brightness. 2. The acoustic audio + does have 30 more watts of power. 3. A90J can be used with a stand alone receiver for center channel compatibilities where the A80J has to be paired with one of our new sound bars for 2021 to be used as a center channel. For more details, please check the TV model at our support website (http://www.sony.com/esupport) for product specifications and features. Hope this helps, -Ralph
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2021-12-16

Would I be able to set a 48" soundbar in front of ...

Would I be able to set a 48" soundbar in front of the TV (both on a table) or will the TV stand (feet) be in the way?
Asked by: Ralph
Hi Ralph, thanks for your inquiry. The A80J is capable of adjusting to three different TV stand position (Standard, Narrow, and Soundbar). Below are the TV measurement with the stand installed in different position. - DIMENSION OF TV WITH STAND (STANDARD POSITION) (W X H X D): 48.38 x 29 x 13 in (1,227 x 735 x 330 mm) - DIMENSION OF TV WITH STAND (NARROW POSITION) (W X H X D): 48.38 x 29 x 13 in (1,227 x 735 x 330 mm) - DIMENSION OF TV WITH STAND (SOUNDBAR POSITION) (W X H X D): 48.38 x 30.88 x 13 in (1,227 x 784 x 330 mm) Considering these measurements, your 48" soundbar can be set in front of the TV. I hope this helps. Erin
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2021-11-08

Is there a way to integrate the Sony XR55A80J ...

Is there a way to integrate the Sony XR55A80J with a Marantz SR9200, which has component video, S-Video and composite video output with the 1/8 RCA input or an adapter?
Asked by: Mark
Yes, you can integrate the Sony XR55A80J wih the Marantz SR200 AV receiver, using a converter, such as the StarTech CPNTA2HDMI Component to HDMI Video Converter with Audio (Black), BH #STCPNTA2HDMI. But, I would suggest connecting HDMI from the source, such as a cable box, Bluray player or streaming device with a HDMI connector directly to the TV . You can then come out of the television's optical audio to the Maarntz receiver, through the optical output. This will allow you yo take advantage of the highest quality picture and audio of current media, and get the most out of the Sony XR55A80J.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2021-11-12

What is the Brightness Nits in this Model ?

What is the Brightness Nits in this Model ?
Asked by: J
Hi J, Thank you for your inquiry with the A80J TV. Unfortunately, this is not a public specification that we disclose at this time. Thank you kindly for your understanding. Regards, Kris
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2022-05-23

What's the depth of the TV with it's stand on?

What's the depth of the TV with it's stand on?
Asked by: Fabien
Hi Fabien, Thanks for your inquiry. The depth of the stand measures 14 1/2 inches (367 mm). -Ralph
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2021-06-01

What is the purpose of the S-Center input on the ...

What is the purpose of the S-Center input on the back of the 77" A8OJ? How does this differ from the center channel input on the A90J? While I'm here, does the A90J backlit remote work with the A80J?
Asked by: Fabien
Hi Fabien, thank you so much for your inquiry! The S-Center input on both the A80J and A90J has the same function for Audio System with the S-CENTER OUT terminal. This allows you to use the TV as Part of the Audio System. To use the TV speakers as the center speaker, please reference the link below: https://helpguide.sony.net/tv/iusltn1/v1/en-003/04-04_05.html For the remote control, unfortunately, no. The remote control for the A90J will not work with the A80J. We recommend using only the bundle remote control of our XR77A80J to avoid any issues. I hope this helps! Thanks! - Romeo
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2021-06-28

is the sony a80j worth the extra cost over the ...

is the sony a80j worth the extra cost over the a8h?
Asked by: Bill
In the longer term, yes. HDMI 2.1 provide better hd video and gaming quality - other peripheral will pick up in 1 year or so, enjoy.
Answered by: Yi
Date published: 2021-05-30
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