Sony A80K (OLED)

Sony A80K (77" OLED)

Sony A80K (OLED)

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BEST RATING
Movies & TV shows:
4.8
PICTURE QUALITY: Very Good8.6/10
MOVIES & TV: Excellent9.1/10
GAMING: Very Good8.8/10
SPORTS: Excellent9.2/10
CARTOONS & ANIMATION: Very Good8.5/10
NEWS & TALK: Very Good8.9/10
BRIGHT ROOM: Good7.0/10

The Sony A80K OLED TV is at a premium price and is known for its very good to excellent scores across various content types, making it a versatile choice. It shines in dark rooms due to its perfect black uniformity and has an excellent contrast. However, for bright rooms, its performance is good, not the best, which means it may not be the most suitable for well-lit environments. It supports gaming at 4K with very good input lag performance and excellent motion processing, ideal for gamers. The sound quality is also very good with great speakers and options including Dolby Atmos. Its color accuracy out of the box is very good, so it should display vibrant colors from the get-go. This TV comes with features such as Dolby Vision and HLG support but does not support HDR10+. The Sony A80K also offers flexibility with stand positioning to accommodate different spaces and the inclusion of a soundbar if needed. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Excellent dark room performance
  • Very good for sports content
  • Good sound quality with great speakers
  • Multiple stand positions including soundbar accommodation
  • Wide viewing angles, suitable for group watching
Cons
  • Fair HDR brightness may affect HDR performance
  • Not best for very bright rooms
  • Local dimming feature lacking
  • Gray uniformity could be better

Ratings by Category

Movies & TV shows:
4.8
The Sony A80K excels in providing a top-notch contrast and black uniformity, ensuring deep blacks and high contrast for a vivid movie and cinematic TV experience. Additionally, the television delivers very good color accuracy out of the box and wide viewing angles, which means that colors remain true at various angles, enhancing group viewing experiences.
Sports:
4.8
PerfectRec’s sports score prioritizes response time and refresh rate as the most important factors to ensure clear images of fast-moving scenes. In addition, we consider gray uniformity, which ensures that the turf looks the same across the whole screen, reflections, to avoid distracting ambient light from the action, and viewing angles and brightness, to avoid color distortion and washed-out images, especially when not seated directly in front of the TV.
News, Talk & Reality TV:
4.7
The Sony A80K television is adept at upscaling lower resolution content, which is common with news and TV programs, ensuring a clear picture even when the source quality isn't high. Additionally, it delivers accurate colors right out of the box, meaning you will experience natural and consistent colors without the need for professional calibration.
Gaming:
4.6
PerfectRec’s gaming score measures a TV's performance when it comes to playing video games. It is based on several factors that can significantly impact the quality of the gaming experience, including screen response time, input lag, and refresh rate. Screen response time is a critical factor that determines how quickly the TV can transition from one color to the next, while input lag measures the delay between the gaming console output and the TV display. Refresh rate refers to the number of times per second that the TV displays a new frame, which can impact the smoothness of the gaming experience. The gaming score also takes into account two other features: local dimming in gaming mode, which can enhance contrast and picture quality, and black frame insertion, which can reduce screen brightness and create a smoother gaming experience.
Cartoons & Animaton:
4.6
The Sony A80K offers excellent colors out of the box and a very good color gamut, making cartoons and animation vibrant and true to the creators' intent. Its good color volume, along with outstanding contrast and gray uniformity, ensures a consistent and rich viewing experience across various scenes and backgrounds typical in animated content.
Overall Picture:
4.6
The Sony A80K boasts perfect contrast and black uniformity, contributing to striking deep blacks and a strong sense of depth in the image, which is especially noticeable in dark scenes. Additionally, the colors out of the box are rated very good, and the television has a very good color gamut, ensuring that images are vibrant and true to life across a wide range of hues.
Bright Room:
4.0
The Sony A80K (OLED) is good for bright rooms because it offers good SDR and fair HDR brightness levels, and it handles reflections very well, minimizing the impact of ambient light on the screen. While the contrast and color aspects like color volume and gamut are important for picture quality, they don't directly impact the brightness and reflections which are critical for viewing in well-lit environments.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$2,499
Brand
Sony
Release Date
June 3, 2022
Full name
XR-77A80K
Screen Size
77"
Screen Resolution
4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Android TV
Sound Quality Score
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8.9/10
NextGen Ready
Yes
HDMI Ports
4
Coax Ports
1

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
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8.7/10
Bright Room Score
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7.1/10
Gaming Score
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8.8/10
Movies & TV Score
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9.1/10
Sports Score
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9.2/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
39.3" x 67.8" x 2.1"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
40.3" x 67.8"
Weight without Stand
76.7 lbs
VESA Mount
300 x 300

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
Yes
Auto Low Latency Mode
Yes
Contrast
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10/10
Local Dimming
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10/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
3.2
Speaker Power
50 W
Dolby Atmos
Yes
DTS:X
Up to DTS Digital Surround, Bypass only

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USA Today

Michael Desjardin | December 2022
"It’s a high-end TV through and through something that becomes clear the moment you glance at its stunning picture. The A80K’s surgically precise contrast control is likely the first thing you’ll notice about its picture ... every piece of content looks better when this amount of precision is available. Color accuracy is another strong suit; the A80K features fantastic out-of-the-box color accuracy in the Custom picture mode."

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