With the A1, Sony has elevated OLED to flagship status in its display roster. Available in both 55-inch (KD-55A1) and 65-inch screen guises (the latter reviewed here), this screen effectively pushes the boundaries in both 4K image quality, industrial design and acoustic engineering. If you’re looking for a premium TV experience, it delivers on all counts.
Sony KD-65A1 OLED 4K HDR TV: Design and specification The A1’s one-slate design is minimalist in the extreme. At first glance there appears to be nothing to it but panel, but this simplicity belies the A1’s conceptual ingenuity.
There's no traditional pedestal stand. Instead the OLED panel leans back on an angled support, braced for rigidity, which accommodates electronics, input board, subwoofer and cable management. It creates the impression that the set is resting casually on its micro-thin bezel. In point of fact, the lean-back stand arrangement is incredibly fiddly to implement, but once done is very solid.