- 08 Jun 2019, 11:02
PrzemysławMazurek wrote:But what would be your choice if gaming is of no matter? Mostly movies and sport are our main activities.
Absolutely, without question, I would choose the Sony A9G for the following reasons: (1) trust the process: yes, I am cynical and feel that Sony "did nothing" to improve the set this year, however, that said, I still have to assume that any changes were made to improve the image, no matter how negligible. (2) forward thinking compatibility: product engineering being what it is, firmware upgrades are very hardware specific, and I don't want to risk firmware obsolescence if future firmware updates are only compatible with A9G but not the A9F. (3) Thinner/lighter than A9F: not a big deal, but I plan to mount it on the wall with the arm extended between 16" and 20" more often than not - so for me, a lighter product reduces the risk of mount failure. (4) Objectively the "best" image quality: after exhaustively reading reviews and measurements wherever I can find them, my conclusion is that the A9G is more likely than not, the best consumer level image quality you can buy. Consequently, "consumer focused" reviews downgrade the A9G as not being "worth" the price premium for these negligible qualities because they are helping you make a value judgement. As a matter of fact, I was seriously considering the 8K Samsung until early reviews revealed it to have inferior image quality notwithstanding the higher resolution.
All this said, I have both the 65" A9G (movies) and 65" Samsung Q90R (gaming and sports) ordered because I have mutually exclusive viewing environments. The A9G is in a darkened room to highlight the most minute improvements in HDR and color accuracy, whereas the Q90R is in the brightly lit mixed use entertainment room which best balances its hyperbolic color saturation, peak brightness and limited contrast ratio.