The XR-55A95K is a 55 inch 4K TV from Sony. It was launched in 2022. It features a True 10-bit QD-OLED panel.
The max. resolution it can achieve is 3840 x 2160 with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a pixel density of 80 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the next important spec of a display that defines picture quality is its Color Gamut.
This TV doesn't come with a color gamut specification, so we have to take a guess.Now, since it features an OLED panel, there is no need to worry about color accuracy. Because Any OLED panel will always come with over 100% sRGB coverage.
Understanding the Color Gamut Specification
Color gamut specification of a TV is a measure of the range of colors that it can display.
A panel with poor color reproduction will produce undersaturated/washed out colors that will spoil your immersive experience.
It is specified in different units - sRGB,sRGB (standard RGB), NTSC 1953, DCI P3 to name a few. It is upto the manufacturer which one they choose.
But you don't need to worry about that, below is a chart that you can use to choose a TV with good color accuracy.
Other than color accuracy, the static contrast of a TV also impacts its picture quality.
Understanding the static contrast ratio
There are 2 types of contrast specifications for a TV. Static and Dynamic. We are interested in static contrast ratio. Dynamic doesn't matter much.
This specification defines the intensity of black levels. That is, a TV with static contrast ratio less than 1000:1 will produce black images something like this:
Note that, such TVs are also prone backlight bleeds that will impact your experience — as shown below.The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
Note that, static contrast ratio and resolution go hand in hand when it comes to details. To put it into perspective, a TV with low contrast ratio will show both dark gray and black as black, thus lesser detail overall.
If given a choice, always prefer a FHD TV with high contrast ratio over a 4K TV with low contrast ratio.
This TV comes with a static contrast ratio of Infinity:1. That's a plus for OLED TVs. So no need to worry about this at all.
Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) are also supported on this TV.
As for brightness, it can go as bright as 250 nits.
If you are planning to use your TV solely for content consumption, you can ignore these specs. But if you are also going to use the TV for gaming or use it as a PC monitor, make sure to get a TV that features the lowest input lag and response time.
The input lag on this TV is 8.5 ms and its minimum response time is 1 ms. So its a go-to TV if you are interested in gaming.
What is Input Lag and Why it matters ?
This lag is the latency at which device inputs changes the content of the screen. Though, this won't matter much if you aren't into competitive/FPS games like call of duty.
Although for better experience, get a TV that features an input lag and response time of < 20ms.
Ergonomics and Dimensions
Now, coming to ergonomics — VESA mount is supported on this TV with an interface size of 300 x 300 mm. The unit doesn't come with Swivel, Tilt or Pivot support.
The vertical and horizontal measurements of this TV are 48.23 inches and 28.66 inches respectively. In terms of thickness, it is 1.69 inches thick. It weighs around 21.2 KGs.
Hardware and Audio
Speaking of OS, the Sony XR-55A95K runs Android 10 Operating System.
For display connectivity, there are two HDMI 2.0 ports, two HDMI 2.1 ports and one AV Composite In 3.5 mm jack port on this TV.
To connect USB devices, you will have two USB 2.0 ports. Other connectivity ports include — 1x RS232 (C), 1x Cable/Antenna In (F-type female) and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
For connecting to this TV wirelessly, the manufacturer has provided a 5Ghz Wi-Fi, 2.5 Ghz Wi-Fi, Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA.
For audio, Sony has provided 2 x 20W built-in speakers on the XR-55A95K. It also comes with a built-in sub-woofer. So you may not have to invest on any external sound system.
Now, coming to power consumption, on average, this TV uses around 84 Watts and on standby, it uses 0.5 Watts.
For powering this unit, you will require either a 110V or 220V outlet @ 50Hz-60Hz.