55" X8500E 4K HDR TV with TRILUMINOS Display
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- Remarkable realism of 4K HDR Processor X1
- Wide colour gamut with TRILUMINOS Display
- Android TV for movies, games and connectivity
Recommended by Netflix
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Freeview Plus is a television service accessed through the broadcast signal and delivered via broadband that makes content search and discovery easy and seamless by providing access to live and catch up TV from free-to-air broadcasters with the simple press of a button.
Learn about FreeviewPlus
Now you can access all of the available Catch Up TV programs in one place on your TV. Go backwards in the program guide to find available Catch Up programs or go straight to the network's Catch Up service.
Find out what's on Freeview over the next 7 days and go backwards to see what's available on Catch Up TV. Freeview Plus lets you keep watching while you browse other channels and shows.
Looking for a specific show or movie? Feel like comedy? BROWSE by genre or SEARCH by the program's title. Freeview Plus makes it easy to find your favourite programs and discover new ones!
KEEP all your favourites listed in one place and access them with a simple press of a button. This way you'll know when your favourite show is on again and when it is about to expire in Catch Up.
If there's a program you don't want to miss, simply SET a reminder. Freeview Plus will let you know when your program is about to start. That way, you won't miss a thing!
Not sure what's on TV? "Featured" can help. It highlights the best of what's on today, in the next 7 days and on Catch Up TV. It's a great snapshot of the best of what's on across Freeview.
How do I use Freeview Plus?
Once you've connected your Freeview Plus product to the aerial and internet, just press the green button on the remote control to launch Freeview Plus.
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Object-based HDR remaster
By analysing the objects in each scene individually, Object-based HDR remaster optimises and enhances colour and contrast. It brings everything you watch closer to the quality of HDR. Dark elements get darker, bright elements brighter and everything in between is more accurately lit, for realism in every scene never-before-possible on our TVs.
Keep wires out of sight. All of your cables can be neatly arranged across the back of the TV and channelled into the stand, so everything looks tidy.
Hide all your cables from set-top boxes or Blu-ray players within the unique stand.
Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR
Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR creates a smoother, more natural picture by minimising its colour banding. With 14-bit powerful signal processing, it breaks up the solid bands of colour of an 8-bit or 10-bit source, up-converting to 14-bit equivalent gradation, with 64 times more colour levels. It delivers graceful reproduction of faces, sunsets and other areas of subtle colour gradation.
Say what you want to see with voice search
Spend less time browsing, and more time watching. Voice search on Android TV provides you with the power of Google search, allowing you to find content across different services without the hassle of time-consuming text entry. You can also get recommendations; asking for "romantic comedies" for example, brings up a list of suitable options.
4K HDR Processor X1: More detail, more natural, more real
The 4K HDR Processor X1 with Object-based HDR remaster and Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR technology gives pure colours at higher brightness levels for truly natural pictures. See everything you watch come to life with greater depth, detail and texture.
Content Bar: find everything fast
The unobtrusive content bar quickly lets you find the movie, TV show or video you're looking for. Call up the Content bar and you can keep watching, while you scan through live TV, videos on demand, downloaded TV shows and much more. You can even customise the content bar to show you the content you go to most often first.
Chromecast built-in: Plays nice with your other devices
BRAVIA is Chromecast built-in ready so you can easily cast your favourite entertainment like YouTube or Netflix from your personal device on to the stunning BRAVIA screen. You can cast from Android, iOS, or your laptop.
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.
Rediscover every detail with 4K X-Reality PRO
Discover a thrilling world of extraordinary clarity with every single pixel enhanced beautifully. Individual parts of each scene are analysed and matched with a special image database that independently addresses texture, contrast, colour and edges. The difference is clear with supremely lifelike detail, whatever you're watching.
Explore new worlds with Android TV
Your smart TV just got smarter. Enjoy many of your favourite smartphone and tablet experiences on a big, beautiful BRAVIA screen. Android TV with advanced voice control lets you connect and access content, from movies and TV shows to thousands of apps, simply by talking.
This TV is recommended by Netflix
Get a better streaming experience with a Netflix Recommended TV. A Netflix Recommended TV is chosen for its high performance, cutting edge smart features and easy app access. And also, you can watch Marco Polo in 4K HDR today, with a premium Netflix subscription. Members will be able to enjoy more HDR content in the coming months.
Narrow aluminium frame
The narrow aluminium frame helps the TV look slim and attractive, while focusing the eye on the screen for maximum entertainment.
Motionflow XR keeps the action smooth
Enjoy smooth and sharp details even in fast-moving sequences with Motionflow XR. This innovative technology creates and inserts extra frames between the original ones. It compares key visual factors on successive frames, then calculates the split second of missing action in the sequences. Some models also include black-frame insertion for a blur-free and truly cinematic look.
Made to listen: ClearAudio+
Make your listening as lifelike as your viewing. ClearAudio+ fine-tunes TV sound for an immersive experience that seems to surround you. Hear music, dialogue and surround effects with greater clarity and separation, whatever you're watching.
DSEE restores detail to your digital music
Low-resolution Internet video, catch-up TV and other heavily compressed audio files don't always sound so great. A large amount of information gets thrown away when digital audio is compressed. With Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) technology, lost frequency components (especially high frequencies) are restored for natural sound with a more spacious feel.
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.
Cinematic S-Force Front Surround
Enjoy an immersive soundstage that pulls you into the heart of the action. S-Force Front Surround mimics the way the brain correlates sound sources to create proper volume, time lag, and sound wave spectrum - using only left and right speaker channels. By naturally emulating three-dimensional sound fields, you'll enjoy rich, high-fidelity audio across a wider listening area.
Turn your TV into a digital recorder: USB HDD REC
Store your favourite TV shows on an external USB hard disk drive to enjoy whenever you want. USB HDD REC allows one-touch and timer recording of a digital broadcast onto any USB HDD device up to 2TB in capacity. While viewing the show, simply press REC to start recording, which will automatically stop at the end of the programme.
Enrich your viewing with the TV SideView app
Find, record and talk about your favourite TV shows using the TV SideView app. Use your tablet or smartphone (Android or iOS) to see the latest TV schedule as well as view the most popular TV programs currently trending. Once you've found what you want to watch, you can set an alarm so you never miss the shows you love. Live tweet your reactions and see what other viewers are saying.
Enjoy HDR gaming with PlayStation
Sony's 4K HDR televisions are perfect partners for PlayStation4 and PlayStation4 Pro consoles. Immerse yourself in a responsive, fun-filled gaming experience with vivid textures and intensely vibrant colours. See your favourite games come to life with the incredible picture quality.
TRILUMINOS Display: Extra colours, extra brilliance
More colours means more realism. A TRILUMINOS Display with its specially-developed backlight selectively maps colours across a wider gamut, ensuring subtle colours do not become oversaturated and unnatural. You'll enjoy vivid, authentic images that evoke the emotion in every scene.
Uncover the detail with 4K HDR
A High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatible TV will change the way you look at TV. Combined with 4K Ultra HD resolution, HDR video content delivers exceptional detail, colour and contrast, with a far wider range of brightness than other video formats. The result is the most lifelike picture our TVs have ever been able to create, with brilliant highlights and fine detail.
- Screen Size (cm, measured diagonally) 138.8 cm (55)
- Screen Size (cm, measured diagonally) 138.8 cm (55)
- Display resolution (H x V, pixels) 3840x2160
- Backlight type Edge LED
- Internet Browser Opera
- Wi-Fi Standard Wi-Fi Certified 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
- USB playback codecs MPEG1:MPEG1/MPEG2PS:MPEG2/MPEG2TS(HDV,AVCHD):MPEG2,AVC/MP4(XAVC S):AVC,MPEG4,HEVC/AVI:Xvid,MotionJpeg/ASF(WMV):VC1/MOV:AVC,MPEG4,MotionJpeg/MKV:Xvid,AVC,MPEG4,VP8.HEVC/WEBM:VP8/3GPP:MPEG4,AVC/MP3/ASF(WMA)/WAV/MP4AAC/FLAC/JPEG
- USB drive format support FAT16/FAT32/exFAT/NTFS
- Smartphone connectivity Screen mirroring(Miracast)Chromecast built-inVideo & TV SideView (iOS/Android)Photo Sharing Plus
- MHL No
- IF (Satellite) Connection Input(s) No
- HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) Yes
- HDCP HDCP2.2(for HDMI1/2/3/4)
- Bluetooth profile support Version 4.1;HID (mouse/keyboard connectivity)/HOGP (Low Energy device connectivity)/SPP(Serial Port Profile)/A2DP (stereo audio) /AVRCP (AV remote control)
- 3D capability No
- TV System (Digital Terrestrial) DVB-T/T2
- TV System (Digital Cable) -
- CI+ -
- Stand design Silver U Slate
- USB ports 3 (Side)
- RF (Terrestrial/Cable) Connection Input(s) 1(Side)
- HDMI inputs total 4(3Side/1Rear)
- Ethernet inputs 1 (Side)
- Digital Audio Output(s) 1 (Rear)
- Composite Video Input(s) 2 (1Side Analog Conversion/1Rear Hybrid with Component)
- Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Input(s) 1 (Rear Hybrid withComposite)
- Audio/Headphone Output(s) 1 (Side/Hybrid with Headphone and Subwoofer Out)
Picture and Audio Features
- Sound modes Standard,Dialog,Cinema,Music,Sports
- Picture modes Vivid,Standard,Custom,Cinema Pro,Cinema Home,Sports,Animation,Photo-Vivid,Photo-Standard,Photo-Custom,Game,Graphics
- Motion enhancer Motionflow XR 800
- HDR (High Dynamic Range) compatibility Yes
- USB HDD Recording Yes
- Twin Picture No
- On/Off Timer Yes
- Electronic Program Guide (EPG) Yes
- HDMI-CEC Yes
- Remote RMFTX300A
Eco and energy saving
- Power Saving Mode / Back Light Off Mode Yes
- Power Consumption (in standby) 0.5W
- Power Consumption (in operation) 159W
- Power Consumption (Networked Standby Mode) – Terminals -
- Peak luminance ratio for EU -
- Mercury content(mg) -
- Presence of lead No
- Annual Power Consumption* 374 kWh/Year
Dimensions and Weight
- Weight of TV with Floor Stand -
- Weight of Package Carton (Gross) Approx. 26 kg
- VESA® Hole Pitch(W x H) 200x200 mm
- Screen Size (inch, measured diagonally) 138.8 cm (55)
- Dimension of TV with Floor Stand (W x H x D) -
- Weight of TV without Stand Approx. 18.6 Kg
- Weight of TV with Stand Approx. 19.5 Kg
- Stand Width Approx. 519 mm
- Released 2018
- Discontinued 2017
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