Sony never fails to amaze us with something new every single year. Remember our previous post about their Android television which got a “Netflix Recommended TV” status in 2016? There’s another one worth considering if you’re on the lookout for a space-saving TV that has high quality. We recently got the chance to watch movies and play games using the latest 4K OLED Ultra HD television – the Sony BRAVIA OLED A1, another one that is definitely a bang for your buck.
But first, let me share what OLED stands for. It simply means “organic light-emitting diode”, similar to LED screens, but better. OLED technology produces a better picture quality, uses less energy, weighs lighter, and looks thinner. It’s just a bit more expensive than the normal LED TV.
Your resident millennial was invited to join Movie Day, hosted by Sony at the Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences – a stylish boutique hotel in Makati City.
We watched Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, which was released back in 2005. With the latest technology, it honestly feels close to how it looks like on an IMAX screen. You can see every detail, including Yoda’s wrinkles and every strand of Chewbacca’s fur. We also tried playing games just to see how it performs. This television definitely gives you more reasons to be startled when an opponent starts attacking you from nowhere, thanks to the awesome visuals and sounds.
“It’s best to watch 4K HDR materials on a TV like this one and in terms of the sound, I think I was pretty much sold with just this. Nothing else,” explains Manuel Chavez, Sony’s Marketing Officer for Home Entertainment, while showing the features of the OLED TV. “And the fact that the sound comes out of the screen – that says something else. Everything else is just wonderful. It fits perfectly in this kind of setting – it’s very homey, it looks elegant, it looks classy. It’s a great piece to have at home.”
Why use an Acoustic Sound Surface?
The A1E series, which is available in 65” and 55” class models, is the world’s first large screen TV which can emit its great sound from the screen itself. Taking advantage of the OLED’s backlight-less structure, Sony developed a new Acoustic Surface™ technology which can emanate sound directly from the screen itself. This allows a perfect unification of picture and sound unattainable by conventional TVs. It produces a wide sound and image synchronization even off to the sides. Together with OLED’s exceptionally wide viewing angle, the A1E series offers unmatched visual and aural experience regardless of viewing position.
What sets it apart from other televisions in the market?
“What sets it apart is not really the individual components, but how the different components meshed together – the processor, the panel, the sound, and the design of the TV. With that, you get the entire experience just using the OLED TV,” says Jonas Gonzales, Sony’s Marketing Officer for TV. According to him, this is the company’s first commercial take on the OLED experience.
What is special about this?
“It’s 4K HDR, the processor it’s using is our latest processor – the X1 Extreme processor. It better cleans the images so you get more noise-free images (cleans edges and background of the picture). It makes better use of our triluminous display which makes colors more realistic and more life-like. Our intention is to ensure that customers get a realistic viewing experience,” he adds.
Picture, sound, and design aesthetics—when you bring those three components together into a unified whole, you’ve got all you need. It’s the purest One Slate experience possible.
Ultimately, Sony continues to bring excitement to customers through the enrichment of visual expression by incorporating a powerful mix of display device technologies with its own image processing technology.
Will it fit the aesthetic of your home?
For us, it’s a big yes! As TV can also be a work of art in the living-space context, Sony has brought that idea to fruition with a new, innovative TV design for the A1E series that inhabits the space with an artistic ambience. As Sony started formulating concepts for a simple, minimalist aesthetic in the One Slate mold, the OLED display technology has put all the different functions within the screen itself—and that would eliminate the need for distinct elements like speakers, a bezel, or a stand.
“Sony is always at the forefront of innovation and we lead the future of television by bringing the new range of 4K HDR TVs, especially the Sony BRAVIA OLED TV. We want to elevate TV viewing experience and bring reality right in the comfort of your own home, with enhanced brightness and contrast features. The colors are more vivid and the sounds are clearer than ever before. Your TV experience with Sony will be unbelievable, and it will change the way you view TV,” said Nobuyoshi Otake, President and Managing Director, Sony Philippines.
The verdict? We’d like one at home, please!