The Best OLED on the Market?! - Sony A9G Review

  • Published: 10 August 2019
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    Sony’s Master Series of TVs launched in 2018 with the A9F and Z9F. Now, the company has updated the lineup with new flagships including the OLED Bravia A9G. It’s got the Google Assistant and a quicker Android Oreo interface… but can it compete with cheaper offerings like LG's C9?

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    • Robert Kelly
      Robert Kelly  3 days back

      It is the best OLED on the market it makes LG C9 look like a game console compared to a PC.

      • Lisa Murphy
        Lisa Murphy  2 weeks back

        I had the 77" version of this. The glass is very fragile and cracks very easily and after having it for a year mine was struck with a dog toy and the tv was ruined. As to the sound it is okay but not at all amazing. I prefer the sound of my good quality speakers hooked up to my tv. I didn't find very many blu rays that looked great on it and the tv broadcasts were always subpar. The picture on my 43" 4k tv is better.

        • Robert Bailey -tsgspartan-

          So i am torn, love my 12 yeat old plasma tv. But been thinking of taking the plunge and buy this or the LG. And i just dont know which to get.
          Cos my plasma still looks good.

          • skiba Skiba
            skiba Skiba  2 weeks back

            God i love sony

            • Chris Goree
              Chris Goree  3 weeks back

              Its ridiculous that there's so much latency on new Android TV's. When I owned an X900C a few years ago it was amazingly snappy (but the panel was too thin and bent when people try to set it up) and now I have an X900F and I have to run it with all the apps in their factory mode and built in YouTube has issues with the image not displaying and leaving huge boxes but the current version has issues with cast and still the image issue so I just leave it as is. Pretty embarrassing for a Bravia.

              • Cameron Strickland
                Cameron Strickland  1 months back

                Why is he yelling at me?

                • Idtelos
                  Idtelos  1 months back

                  Forgot to mention that although Sony sources their OLED panels from LG, they only use A class panels. So no dead pixels, lines, etc. Similarly, from my experience, owning both an LG OLED and SONY OLED, SONY's QC is much better. I got rid of the LG OLED for different issues and I still have that SONY OLED. Looking to get the 65" version of this tv once it's around $2.5k. I've found it at the time of this posting for around $3k. With Black Friday coming up, if this set goes up for my price range, you bet I'll be getting one.

                  • Robert Kelly
                    Robert Kelly  1 months back

                    Sony Sony Sony better than LH Samsung Panasonic Vizo Hisense and Crapple.

                    • Never a Dull Moment
                      Never a Dull Moment  1 months back

                      You should have talked more about the X1 Ultimate processor. This tv doesn't just have the same quality as an LG with better sound, there are clear advances in color accuracy, upscaling and super bit mapping. This technology analyzes individual elements on the screen, compares them to a database and retrieves detail, while adding dynamic contrast that serves the same function as higher quality video content. All of that means that the content you will be watching the most, like sports, youtube videos and content that isn't Dolby Vision will look far superior than on a tv without such an advanced processor.

                      Yes, its a premium product and a premium price, but it's aimed at those that want the best image quality in an all-in-one package. There are certainly buyers out there who will value that more than a cheaper alternative from LG.

                    • Shadows Of The Paranormal

                      No no no no.... Sony tv is far superior than LG even though it's the same panel because of sony's processing power. Don't buy any other brand Sony is the number 1 for TV colour and perfection

                      • Aki
                        Aki  2 months back

                        I have an older version, the KJ-55A1 that has the same vibrating screen speakers, and I'm still very happy with it! This one tho, is very cool. I use a dolby atmos sony overkill sound bar tho :p

                        • Good Sound
                          Good Sound  3 months back

                          Due to favorable reviews I’ve bought an A9G and I’m disappointed. The picture is nervous and seems to be only 60 Hz, so it’s not yet flickering but let’s say „pulsating“ and due to this headache inducing. Earlier TVs had 100Hz, 200 Hz or even more Hz for a smooth picture. I can’t believe this is Sony’s best picture, what a bummer. No reviewer seems to criticise this...

                          • Furious Phoenix
                            Furious Phoenix  3 months back

                            Why no lights on these Sony tv controller. I hate that shit that I have to turn on my lights to see the fucking functions on the buttons. Such an expensive tv .....lights on the remote should be at least considered.

                            • Furious Phoenix
                              Furious Phoenix  3 months back

                              It better be fucking loud for $3800 plus tax

                              • Tweadle AO
                                Tweadle AO  3 months back

                                I got this tv about a month ago the 55 inch version and that speaker it’s terrible compared to my center speaker on my home cinema.. sounded like everything was being played in to a tin can... but apart from that the tv is pretty awesome

                                • Joe Maldonado
                                  Joe Maldonado  3 months back

                                  3 deal breakers with this TV: 1) The sound is OK for casual listening but no way good for watching movies. 2) You can actually SEE the vibration, which blurs the image finest details especially in 4K material . 3) Light output is only about 650 nits. Oh... and price of course is the result of LG's profit on top of Sony's profit on the panel.

                                  • Chris Christoforos
                                    Chris Christoforos  3 months back

                                    I see your Shuri reference, James, and I hit "like".

                                    • Zach Michaelis
                                      Zach Michaelis  3 months back

                                      i had a tv in the 90s that had speaker jacks like that that's nothing new

                                      • Tommy BRO
                                        Tommy BRO  3 months back

                                        No one fucking cares where you had a tv in the 90s. This is 2019.

                                    • Bits of Pulp
                                      Bits of Pulp  3 months back

                                      I'm sitting here like, "All this shit sounds the same."

                                      • pleappleappleap
                                        pleappleappleap  4 months back

                                        They make a 77" version of this too.

                                        • Dohregard
                                          Dohregard  4 months back

                                          "yeah just don't buy this" XD

                                          • Mccninja
                                            Mccninja  4 months back

                                            Sony wtf clam this video now

                                            • SevenDeMagnus
                                              SevenDeMagnus  4 months back


                                              • Brad Miller
                                                Brad Miller  4 months back

                                                did you calibrate the tv as a center channel with the reciever? it will cross the bass over to the sub and equal the volume levels.

                                                • pulchrat
                                                  pulchrat  4 months back

                                                  With user consent it will recognize voice commands and record your private conversations!
                                                  Without user consent it will record your private conversations anyway!

                                                • Derek Hague
                                                  Derek Hague  4 months back


                                                  • Chris W
                                                    Chris W  4 months back

                                                    I'm concerned (and surprised you didn't mention it) about the longevity of the screen when you vibrate it long term at audio frequencies, peaks and resonances and all. And it pretty much has to have at least two frequencies it resonates at in the 20-20 kHz range. They'd need notch filters to keep it from sounding 'peaky'.. I'd like to see the audio response graph.

                                                    • DatBoi786
                                                      DatBoi786  4 months back

                                                      Fuckin scared me with the LTT underwear ad 😂

                                                      • jezusmylord
                                                        jezusmylord  4 months back

                                                        almost naked Linus is something i never wanted to see.

                                                        • RiU_XD
                                                          RiU_XD  4 months back

                                                          jon is back. Lol

                                                          • Dustin Rodriguez
                                                            Dustin Rodriguez  4 months back

                                                            Interesting idea, but I like the approach of my LG set more. Instead of putting speakers in the screen, it just causes me to vibrate and produce the sound.

                                                            • Zwiemon :D
                                                              Zwiemon :D  4 months back

                                                              I love the design of the a9f

                                                              • WB
                                                                WB  4 months back

                                                                Show me *any* transducer that doesn't vibrate in order to make sound and color me impressed. . .

                                                                • Sc0ttishGamer88
                                                                  Sc0ttishGamer88  4 months back

                                                                  oled and google! that's a big nope from me, what a way to unsell a tv sony.

                                                                  • Chris Romberg
                                                                    Chris Romberg  4 months back

                                                                    I buy the 77 AG9 for a really good price. Its a beast...i love it.

                                                                    • Omar F. Rodriguez Morales

                                                                      Would you review the JBL Link Bar? It has AndroidTV built-in

                                                                      • Scooters Videos
                                                                        Scooters Videos  4 months back

                                                                        Who else is here in 2020?

                                                                        • Zain Alabdly
                                                                          Zain Alabdly  4 months back

                                                                          you guys are getting weirder and weirder ... i love it

                                                                          • Haldrie
                                                                            Haldrie  4 months back

                                                                            You lost me when you started "bragging" about all the "Smart" TV features which is one of the main reasons I do not want to buy a new TV because I HATE that stuff. If a TV has the ability to connect to the internet (or many other devices in the IoT range these days especially if they require a phone app to use) I want no part of it and I hate that there is no option not to have those features so it leaves people like me looking for old, used devices instead because people like me are not being catered to at all in the current market and have to miss out on some of this awesome tech because we value our privacy (and not making us easy to hack because IoT security is a joke) more then just having cool stuff. Without the IoT nature of the TV you had me sold but seeing as how ALL 4K TVs are "Smart" TVs I guess I should have seen that coming. I really miss the days when a TV was just a box you plugged stuff in to and you just had to choose what input you wanted to use.

                                                                            • OG KingFox
                                                                              OG KingFox  4 months back

                                                                              would it shatter if you played a specific sound and a specific volume using the TV's "speaker"? (resonance frequency?)

                                                                              • ProjectNightingaleForResponsibleMedicine
                                                                                ProjectNightingaleForResponsibleMedicine  4 months back

                                                                                plastic and other materials absorb any resonance before it gets dangerous for the relatively flexible thin panel, but if you mod it to crank it up and put the speakers at the anti-nodes, who knows. there might be a life expectancy change for the panel if you play a lot of music with the center channel tech.

                                                                            • Tony Solar
                                                                              Tony Solar  4 months back

                                                                              Having Alexa built-in killed the deal for me.

                                                                              • Good Sound
                                                                                Good Sound  3 months back

                                                                                You can deactivate that, but there are other things that are deal breaking.

                                                                            • parallax
                                                                              parallax  4 months back

                                                                              Fuck Sony, give us spiderman

                                                                              • Junaid Arif
                                                                                Junaid Arif  4 months back

                                                                                Poor dumb title 😕

                                                                                • Pye Ltd.
                                                                                  Pye Ltd.  4 months back

                                                                                  they should have them screen speakers in the Apple Mac Pro Monitor

                                                                                  • George Perakis
                                                                                    George Perakis  4 months back

                                                                                    Don't let this distract you from the fact that Sony is pulling Spiderman out of the MCU.

                                                                                    • Retro Plus
                                                                                      Retro Plus  4 months back

                                                                                      So the TV is the speaker basically?

                                                                                      • Darth Memeious
                                                                                        Darth Memeious  4 months back

                                                                                        ...yeah the vibration totally wont destroy the mounts on your wall

                                                                                        • Ayyy
                                                                                          Ayyy  4 months back

                                                                                          There are different kinds? They only give me the one with the spicy red disks on it

                                                                                        • Darth Memeious
                                                                                          Darth Memeious  4 months back

                                                                                          what kind do you want?

                                                                                        • Ayyy
                                                                                          Ayyy  4 months back

                                                                                          Pls bring þą 👽

                                                                                        • Darth Memeious
                                                                                          Darth Memeious  4 months back

                                                                                          oh, right... you're an alien, see you at the raid (i'll be the guy with the kukri)

                                                                                        • Ayyy
                                                                                          Ayyy  4 months back

                                                                                          Yes, just like every normal speaker VIBRATES to make sound. The diaphragm is just made of a different material (glass), it's otherwise fundamentally the same.