The biggest football event is just around the corner, once every four years, people all around the world gather to support their country in hopes they will be crowned FIFA World Champions. Whether it’s rain or shine, day or night, you can be sure to see supporters and lovers of the sport gather in front of the big screen cheering their country to victory. Sony has taken the initiative to release the Bravia OLED A8F 55-inch and 65-inch, which comes with the best visual and audio experience. What makes their TVs perfect for the World Cup? Let’s take a look at what they have in store to give us the best FIFA viewing experience.
Most of us know the capabilities of OLED displays, it offers excellent colour reproduction and the blackest black possible. This makes for great visuals especially if you are streaming a match in 4K UHD quality. You might not think colour can play a big factor when watching a game like football, but colour quality always helps when it comes to immersion and with a game as intense as football, watching on an OLED panel will definitely keep you at the edge of your seat from minute 1 all the way to minute 90 of a match. Lastly, OLED panels offer one of the best viewing angles, perfect if you are going to have friends and family crowding around the TV, everyone will definitely get a slice of the action.
Acoustic Surface™ technology
Regular TVs have obvious speakers either on the sides, below or at the back of the TV, this makes the TV slightly bigger in size and sometimes, loses the elegance in design. To combat size and design issues, Sony has implemented the Acoustic Surface technology to bring audio to life. They have designed the surface of the screen to act as the sound source by using actuators at the back of the panel to vibrate the screen. This allows the sound to move from side to side within the screen and it can even isolate sound to certain objects. For example, when watching a football match, cheers of the crowd could sound like it far off in the distance, while the commentator’s voices will be more prominent, taking up the full focus of the sound emitted. Kicks and passes performed by the players will be more obvious and the sound would feel like it was coming exactly from the player’s foot when it comes into contact with the ball. If you have the time, you can try the Acoustic Surface audio experience for yourself at a Sony official store around Malaysia.
Implementing an OLED panel for great colours and viewing angle would seem like it a more than enough step to offer the best colours, but Sony wanted to go even further by adding in a Triluminos Display which is unique to Sony’s TVs. Triluminos Displays do a great job in producing the best reds, greens, and blues, colours that most TV manufacturers have problems with. You will be seeing beautiful shades of greens on the grass, colours of a player’s jersey will definitely pop out and finally, the FIFA opening ceremony will look marvellous with its colours from the OLED panel and sound thanks to the Acoustic Surface. If you think an OLED panel is good enough for colour, wait until you see the combination of an OLED panel with a Triluminos Display.
Support for Android TV
Most people generally watch football matches on our national TV stations. However, there are some of us that have their own prefered source to watch the game, may it be on a website or through live channels that stream the game for you. With the Sony TVs, you will be able to cast the content on your phone to the TV, giving you a much larger screen to watch matches.
Convinced? Well, Sony is having a promotion for their Bravia OLED A8F TVs, customers have the chance to win one autographed jersey from Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar or Eden Hazard with any purchase of the mentioned TVs. All you need to do is follow these steps:
- Register product warranty at sony.com.my
- Fill the slogan, “I like to watch football on Bravia OLED because…”
- The most creative slogan will stand a chance to win their favourite jersey
There is also a free limited edition Bravia OLED jersey with any purchase, but this promotion will end on 15 June 2018 so be sure to act fast. The 55-inch variant of the Sony Bravia OLED A8F TV cost RM10,999 and the 65-inch variant comes with a price tag of RM15,999. These TVs are available at all official Sony stores nationwide.