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XH81 | 4K Ultra HD | High Dynamic Range (HDR) | Smart TV (Android TV)

XH8196 Series
Picture of XH81 | 4K Ultra HD | High Dynamic Range (HDR) | Smart TV (Android TV)

139 cm (55")

KD-55XH8196

RRP

€949.00

(incl. VAT and WEEE)

164 cm (65")

KD-65XH8196

RRP

€1,249.00

(incl. VAT and WEEE)
XH81 BRAVIA Television front
XH81 BRAVIA Television front angled
XH81 BRAVIA Television rear angled
XH81 BRAVIA Television bezel
XH81 BRAVIA Television stand
XH81 BRAVIA Television rear view with cables

Features

TRILUMINOS Colours

Reproduces a wider, more precise range of colours

By widening the colour spectrum, TRILUMINOS powered by our X1 processors reproduces more colours than a conventional television. It analyses and processes data in every image to make colours even more natural and precise so pictures are closer than ever to real life.

4K HDR Processor X1

Super resolution, whatever you’re watching

See glorious 4K pictures, rich with real world detail and texture, exclusively powered by our 4K HDR processor X1™. Images filmed in 2K and even Full HD are upscaled close to 4K resolution by 4K X-Reality™ PRO using a unique 4K database.  

Motionflow technology

Less blur, even in fast scenes

On some screens, sports and fast action scenes go by in a blur. Our Motionflow technology keeps movement smooth and clear by creating extra images between images and black segments between scenes. The result? Less blur and afterimage, more flowing motion. 

Object-based HDR remaster

Object-based HDR remaster

With Object-based HDR remaster, the colour in individual objects on screen is analysed and the contrast adjusted, unlike most TVs where contrast is only adjusted along one black-to-white contrast curve. Because objects are remastered individually, this TV can reproduce greater depth, textures and more realistic pictures.

X-Balanced Speaker

Hear high quality sound 

Designed to complement the sound quality and slimness of the TV with its unique new shape, our X-Balanced Speaker drives movies and music with clear sound. This feature is available on TVs larger than 55".

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Supreme pictures and sound, whatever the environment

Sit back and enjoy the best possible viewing experience. Sony's unique ambient optimisation technology automatically adjusts picture and sound to your environment.

Narrow bezel design

Beautifully designed

Designed with a narrow bezel, this TV looks luxurious and refined. Keeps you focused on the picture, not the television.

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Say what you want to watch

Find your favourite content faster than ever using the power of your voice. With Voice Search, there’s no more complicated navigation or tiresome typing – you just have to ask.

Android smart TV

Just talk, a fun way to explore new worlds

Find all the entertainment you can dream of, as fast as you can talk. With advanced voice control, this Android smart TV lets you enjoy movies and shows from apps or broadcast in an instant.

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Over 5000 apps, more than any other smart TV

Sony' s Smart Android TV has an unbeatable number of apps. Choose the ones that make your life more fun and entertaining.

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No more waiting

Apps start fast and there’s no more waiting when you switch between apps—Netflix starts 3x faster than before.

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Our Android TVs are recommended by Netflix

Netflix have created an easy way for you to identify TVs with better performance, easier app access, and new features that make for a better smart TV. Netflix recommended TVs help you enjoy popular shows and movies with a dedicated button and voice control.

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Control your TV and smart devices with your voice

You can ask your TV with the Google Assistant to connect and communicate with your smart devices including security cameras and appliances. It’s truly effortless and offers the ultimate experience.

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Connect with your Alexa

Connect your Alexa enabled devices for seamless hands-free control of a Sony TV. With Alexa, you can power up your TV, change channels, control volume and more.

Google Home

Works with Google Home

Connect Google Home for seamless hands-free control of a Sony TV. With Google Home, you can find and cast your favourite videos to your Sony TV, without lifting a finger.

Phone connected to TV with Apple AirPlay

Works with Apple AirPlay / Apple HomeKit

With Apple AirPlay, you can stream video and audio to your television right from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Watch movies and shows from Apple TV app, your favourite apps, or even Safari. Share your photos with everyone in the room.

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Send to a bigger, better screen with Chromecast

Chromecast lets you cast your favourite videos, games and apps from your mobile device, in full quality, to your Chromecast built in TV. Just one tap of the Cast button on your Android or iOS screen is all you need to supersize the things you love. Cast your content then continue browsing on your phone or tablet.

Television remote

Beautifully designed

Our premium design remote in brushed aluminium with  hairline finish feels good in the hand and harmonises with your living room. Control your TV even if there are objects in the way with Bluetooth connectivity and use a variety of simple one push buttons to easily manage key functions.

Smart remote connected to multiple devices

Easy control with smart remote

Connect set top boxes and other devices via HDMI to your TV and control them all using one smart commander. A slimmer, more rounded design with built-in voice control microphone and enhanced button layout makes it really easy to use too.

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Google Play™: A world of content and apps

Discover movies and TV shows, games and much more from Google Play™. Enjoy a huge and ever-growing choice of apps on your TV in a brand new way.

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Clear Phase for smooth, balanced frequencies

BRAVIA™ uses a powerful computer model to analyse and compensate for inaccuracies in speaker response. It does this by ‘sampling’ the speaker frequency with higher precision. This information is fed back to cancel out any peaks or dips in the speaker’s natural response – resulting in pure, natural audio with smooth, even reproduction of all frequencies.

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YouView: the best of catch-up and on-demand TV

With YouView built-in, you can scroll back up to seven days to watch shows from BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, Channel 5 and Pop Fun. You can also access an extensive library of on-demand content. Simply connect your BRAVIA™ to an aerial and broadband connection to get started with YouView.

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Embrace the thrills of the cinema

Enjoy cinematic thrills at home. Dolby Vision™ brings scenes vividly to life for authentic viewing, while Dolby Atmos™ fills the room with immersive surround sound.

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Preserving the passion of the creators

To address colour variations from the production process, this TV is ready to use Portrait Displays’ high-performance Calman auto-calibration software. This allows an unprecedented level of calibration and the ability to fine tune adjustments simply not possible through conventional picture settings. It delivers high-fidelity colour reproduction that's true to the original TV signal and can even adapt to the subtlest changes in colour that may occur over time. This TV is Calman Ready, allowing customers to benefit from software used by visual creators in post-production, quality-control workflows, further demonstrating our commitment to deliver pictures with professional-grade colour calibrated accuracy in the home.

Specifications

Designed with the environment in mind

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ENVIRONMENTAL FEATURES IN THIS PRODUCT

  • Dynamic Backlight Control, or pixel-level lighting control, help improve energy efficiency by adjusting display brightness as picture content changes

  • Power Saving Mode helps save energy by adjusting the display brightness

  • Display Off Mode helps save energy by turning the picture display off without needing to put the TV into full stand-by mode, so audio can still be enjoyed

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