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By PrzemysławMazurek
#17010
Rasmus Larsen wrote:
PrzemysławMazurek wrote:I have been waiting 4 years now, hoping that each year both (Sony and LG) will take thair TV’s to the next level. But it seams that thay are improving in some areas but downgrading in the others.

So without taking into account the price, what would be your recommendation. Going for A9G vs A9F (that might be better in some areas) or maybe C9?


I think it depends on your needs. If you are a gamer and if you are planning to invest in PS5 or Xbox Two (?) I would say go for HDMI 2.1, or in other words LG's models. My only caveat here would be if HDMI 2.1 is limited in some form on LG's 2019 models. That's hard to say at this time. Another option would be to wait another year.

If you are not a gamer HDMI 2.0 should satisfy your needs. And then you can pick freely from all of them. The current OLED TVs are very similar besides the TV OS, speakers and such. Much of this comes down to personal preference, I think. Some of them have better pre-configured picture modes than others but overall they are more similar than different in my opinion.


But os it possible that Sony would come with a software update for A9G later this or next yeat to upgrade HDMI to 2.1 version or is it simply imposible without hardware upgrade?
By IanJ
#17012 The online What HiFi review claims the Sony's HDMI meet the spec for 2.1 and will be certified as such later. I'm no expert, does this seem plausible?
By john martin
#17015 The comment in the AG9 OLED review saying HDR 'quality' was preferred kind of leaped the frog. The ZG9 is an unknown quantity as yet with Dolby Vision dynamic tone mapping feature possibly to be implemented on the 8ktv.
Also the brightness ability is supposedly on par with the Dolby Pulsar monitor.
If Sony can keep a reasonable uniform brightness on the ZG9 I reckon it could be capable of HDR not seen on a consumer TV to date,
One good DV/HDR title on say a 4k blu-ray could change everything in the coming 2-3 years.
Its a rich mans TV, just like the Koreans 8k big screens though so that is the catch comparing it to affordable TVs...
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By Rasmus Larsen
#17024
PrzemysławMazurek wrote:But os it possible that Sony would come with a software update for A9G later this or next yeat to upgrade HDMI to 2.1 version or is it simply imposible without hardware upgrade?


I think that's very unlikely. Even the Sony 8K flagship (Z9G) has only one HDMI 2.1 port so it seems clear to me that Sony's hardware platform is not ready to move to full HDMI 2.1 capabilities yet.
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By Rasmus Larsen
#17025
IanJ wrote:The online What HiFi review claims the Sony's HDMI meet the spec for 2.1 and will be certified as such later. I'm no expert, does this seem plausible?


Not according to the answers that we have received from Sony.
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By Rasmus Larsen
#17026
john martin wrote:The comment in the AG9 OLED review saying HDR 'quality' was preferred kind of leaped the frog. The ZG9 is an unknown quantity as yet with Dolby Vision dynamic tone mapping feature possibly to be implemented on the 8ktv.


We have published our Sony Z9G review here: https://www.flatpanelshd.com/review.php ... 1559201058

Dolby Vision will not solve the inherent limitations in any zone dimming system. Z9G simply has far too few dimming zones to deliver on the promise of 4000 nits in actual use. It's something that can be achieved with theoretical test patterns and in very specific sequences but never when it matters most (small bright objects in the picture).