Sony’s A75L is its most affordable 4K OLED TV so far
Sony has announced that it is about to start taking pre-orders for its 2023 Bravia A75L 4K OLED TV – a model that shares all the same premium picture quality technologies found in the company’s Bravia A80L, but costs much less. The A75L is available in 55-inch and 65-inch screen sizes, for $1,600 and $2,000, respectively. That’s up to $500 less than the same sizes of the A80L. Sony expects pre-orders to begin in early October.
The A75L definitely puts Sony’s OLED TV’s incredible picture quality within reach of more people, but if you’re in the market to buy a new TV right now, you’ll want to maybe check Sony or Amazon for their current market prices. Bravia A80L: theis $1,600 (the same as the A75L) and the costs just $1,800 ($200 less than the A75L).
Wondering what the main differences are between these two Sony OLED models? It comes down to sound quality, design and Google Assistant.
The A80L’s audio system is based on Sony’s Acoustic Surface Audio+, which uses three actuators on the OLED panel. plus two integrated downfiring subwoofers. The A75L uses Acoustic Surface Audio (no plus sign), which results in two OLED panel actuators, as well as two full-range bass reflex speakers. In other words, the A80L will offer better bass and a more precise and fuller sound on the rest of the frequencies than the A75L. On the other hand, we really hope that if you care enough about picture quality to buy a Sony OLED, you’ll also care enough about sound quality to buy a great soundbar or AV receiver.
The A80L also uses a three-way adjustable stand that can raise or lower the height of the TV depending on whether or not you want to place a speaker in front of the screen. The A75L is more of a universal approach with a fixed set of blade-shaped legs.
Finally, with the A80L, you get Google TV with Google Assistant built-in. When you want to talk to Google Assistant, all you have to do is speak – saying “Hey, Google” will be picked up by the TV’s internal mics. Or you can use the included remote control. The A75L isn’t for lazy viewers: if you want to talk to Google, you’ll have to use the remote. Sorry.
Aside from these differences, the A75L and A80L are essentially identical. Both offer excellent support for all the major video features expected in 2023, including Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG, Dolby Atmos, DTS, HDMI ARC/eARC, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Auto Low Latency Mode ( ALLM), native 120Hz refresh rate, and four HDMI 2.1 ports (two of which can handle the full 48Gbps bandwidth promised by HDMI 2.1).
Wondering how good these TVs really are? We haven’t tested either, but we did review the Sony 2022 Bravia A80J – the A80L’s immediate predecessor, and we were blown away. Given that the A80L and A75L are probably still slightly better in some respects, we have no hesitation in saying that these TVs should be amazing.