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Sony OLED AG9 55" Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR OLED TV £1949 @ Currys PC World
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Sony OLED AG9 55" Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR OLED TV £1949 @ Currys PC World

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Posted 25th Dec 2019
So this is a killer OLED, the slickest blacks, colour range and contrast. It has got better motion and detail than the LG E9. The screen is a booming speaker, it vibrates the sound and has crunchy base. Saves you space with a tasteful ultra-thin bezel and looks slick wall mounted. It's got android OS which is so fast and fluid on these new models. The X1 ultimate processor is very strong and is considered the best one out of all the brands. It is a absolute bargain at this price! 🎁🎄🔥
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Crunchy base?
Better motion but dimmer picture compared to the LGs. Android OS is great in principle but poorly optimised and updated by Sony. Web OS is slick and probably more user friendly for the majority of consumers.

Also lacks eARC and the new HDMI standard so not as good a choice for hamers. LG also has Gync support
Minstadave25/12/2019 17:22

Crunchy base?


It's got subwoofers built into the screen that make the sound really booming and cool. I've tested it on the Cybertron attack scene in Bumblebee in 4K. It was epic!
JontyMick25/12/2019 17:30

Better motion but dimmer picture compared to the LGs. Android OS is great …Better motion but dimmer picture compared to the LGs. Android OS is great in principle but poorly optimised and updated by Sony. Web OS is slick and probably more user friendly for the majority of consumers.Also lacks eARC and the new HDMI standard so not as good a choice for hamers. LG also has Gync support


LG is also £800 cheaper!
JontyMick25/12/2019 17:30

Better motion but dimmer picture compared to the LGs. Android OS is great …Better motion but dimmer picture compared to the LGs. Android OS is great in principle but poorly optimised and updated by Sony. Web OS is slick and probably more user friendly for the majority of consumers.Also lacks eARC and the new HDMI standard so not as good a choice for hamers. LG also has Gync support


I don't find it dimmer at all mate, it's actually brighter than the LGs, when I've optimised it. It has pixel contrast booster which makes it one of the brightest OLEDs I've used. WebOS is dope. I like it, this new Oreo interface is really smooth and better than previous generations. There is a crispness and detail that other OLEDs lack other than the Pro level Panasonics. This is a master display for a reason.

Also it does have eArc as standard. Because the ZF9 soundbar works with it and produces dolby atmos.

Latency is excellent for consoles. I use ps4 pro and xbone. I wouldn't use it for a PC rig. The lack of 2.1 is one of it's weaknesses. But still it's a cracking set.

I love all the brands and each has it's strengths and weaknesses. When buying a TV, the picture is the most important thing for me. This has a crispness and perfect blacks. The colour range is brilliant. So sick for movies. 😃 🏼
Rey-Janjua25/12/2019 17:48

I don't find it dimmer at all mate, it's actually brighter than the LGs, …I don't find it dimmer at all mate, it's actually brighter than the LGs, when I've optimised it. It has pixel contrast booster which makes it one of the brightest OLEDs I've used. WebOS is dope. I like it, this new Oreo interface is really smooth and better than previous generations. There is a crispness and detail that other OLEDs lack other than the Pro level Panasonics. This is a master display for a reason.Also it does have eArc as standard. Because the ZF9 soundbar works with it and produces dolby atmos.Latency is excellent for consoles. I use ps4 pro and xbone. I wouldn't use it for a PC rig. The lack of 2.1 is one of it's weaknesses. But still it's a cracking set.I love all the brands and each has it's strengths and weaknesses. When buying a TV, the picture is the most important thing for me. This has a crispness and perfect blacks. The colour range is brilliant. So sick for movies. 😃 🏼


Mate it sounds like you are loving the TV which is awesome. You really can't go back after a good OLED.

Technically though it can't be brighter compared to LG. It has less peak brightness capability in both SDR and HDR tests. This is standard on all tests that the pros have done.
Have Sony sorted out burn in issues? Is it covered by warranty
JontyMick25/12/2019 17:52

Mate it sounds like you are loving the TV which is awesome. You really …Mate it sounds like you are loving the TV which is awesome. You really can't go back after a good OLED. Technically though it can't be brighter compared to LG. It has less peak brightness capability in both SDR and HDR tests. This is standard on all tests that the pros have done.


It's strange because I've seen this the Panasonic and the E9 in action. This looked brighter in real tests I did in store on SD content and HDR, Only the Panasonic seems the brightest out of the three. This E9 is dope, but this is really good too. There is such sharpness in the detail in the image. 🏼
tempt25/12/2019 17:54

Have Sony sorted out burn in issues? Is it covered by warranty


It's a third-generation OLED, so it takes steps to avoid 'Burn in' at all costs. No OLED is immune. This has pixel refresher and checks itself when it's on standby. Burn in is very overhyped and they make you worry about it alot. You have to keep it on a static image for ages, days and days for it to get damaged. The tv detects a still image and vibrates at the millisecond to avoid burn it.

No manufacturer will cover the warranty for screen burn. But don't let that scare you away from buying OLED. If you ever experience any burn in it will years and years down the line. If anything happens early, then is a flaw in the panel when it was made. The brands will take care of you and usually swap it out.

Also Samsung have a burn in guarantee on their QLEDs because they are just LEDS. Different technology. So be careful when listening to all these brands and the stiff you read online.
AG8 OR AG9.....
That is the question.
Can't see why the difference in price is so dramatic.
Look around the same to me apart from the price. 😁
alwayslfc25/12/2019 18:30

AG8 OR AG9.....That is the question. Can't see why the difference in price …AG8 OR AG9.....That is the question. Can't see why the difference in price is so dramatic. Look around the same to me apart from the price. 😁


The AG9 has a better processor that allows you to use Netflix calibrated mode. It enhances the colors and high dynamic range. It also is the only two tvs I know that can view 4K UHD IMAX versions of movies via Rakuten tv. It has a superior audio system that allows you to use it as the central speaker in your surround system. It also has more base with dedicated subwoofers. The tvs has got microphones built in for handsfree use and a silver bluetooth silm remote.
tempt25/12/2019 17:54

Have Sony sorted out burn in issues? Is it covered by warranty


You know the answer to this tempt. Haven't you gotten bored of trolling OLED deals by now. We get it, you love Samsung's. That's great. Just stop spreading burn nonsense
Rey-Janjua25/12/2019 18:13

It's a third-generation OLED, so it takes steps to avoid 'Burn in' at all …It's a third-generation OLED, so it takes steps to avoid 'Burn in' at all costs. No OLED is immune. This has pixel refresher and checks itself when it's on standby. Burn in is very overhyped and they make you worry about it alot. You have to keep it on a static image for ages, days and days for it to get damaged. The tv detects a still image and vibrates at the millisecond to avoid burn it.No manufacturer will cover the warranty for screen burn. But don't let that scare you away from buying OLED. If you ever experience any burn in it will years and years down the line. If anything happens early, then is a flaw in the panel when it was made. The brands will take care of you and usually swap it out.Also Samsung have a burn in guarantee on their QLEDs because they are just LEDS. Different technology. So be careful when listening to all these brands and the stiff you read online.


Don't put any effort into replying to tempt. Baits people constantly with his anti OLED bias.
JontyMick25/12/2019 19:08

Don't put any effort into replying to tempt. Baits people constantly with …Don't put any effort into replying to tempt. Baits people constantly with his anti OLED bias.

Oh, okay mate. Samsungs QLEDs are okay. But not the best. They still badly gray and don't produce a true black. They ghost on motion. I also find the processor stutters on motion too. 😃 🏼
droitwichdosser25/12/2019 19:32

Cheaper at John Lewis …Cheaper at John Lewis https://www.johnlewis.com/sony-bravia-kd55ag9-2019-oled-hdr-4k-ultra-hd-smart-android-tv-55-inch-with-freeview-hd-youview-acoustic-surface-audio-black/p4129202


That's cool, currys do price match as well. So it will be the same price then. 🏼
Rey-Janjua25/12/2019 19:36

That's cool, currys do price match as well. So it will be the same price …That's cool, currys do price match as well. So it will be the same price then. 🏼



Might be worth checking richer sounds and their 5 year warranty
droitwichdosser25/12/2019 19:40

Might be worth checking richer sounds and their 5 year warranty


Curry offer a five year with this mate too. 🏼
Rey-Janjua25/12/2019 19:02

The AG9 has a better processor that allows you to use Netflix calibrated …The AG9 has a better processor that allows you to use Netflix calibrated mode. It enhances the colors and high dynamic range. It also is the only two tvs I know that can view 4K UHD IMAX versions of movies via Rakuten tv. It has a superior audio system that allows you to use it as the central speaker in your surround system. It also has more base with dedicated subwoofers. The tvs has got microphones built in for handsfree use and a silver bluetooth silm remote.


Is it worth the £800 more ? AG8 seems more reasonable fir the features and price
Law of diminishing returns. LG C9 65" at £1800 was worth it but I wouldn't pay this much for a 55" due to slightly better motion. Yet people pay £10,000+ for slightly better sound, so each to their own budget. If money was no object, sony 77" OLED would be my choice.
Not worth it ... better buy LG C9 65 inch
The_Big_Rock26/12/2019 01:02

Not worth it ... better buy LG C9 65 inch


C9 is a lower class display to this. It's good, but not the best. 🏼
alwayslfc25/12/2019 18:30

AG8 OR AG9.....That is the question. Can't see why the difference in price …AG8 OR AG9.....That is the question. Can't see why the difference in price is so dramatic. Look around the same to me apart from the price. 😁


C9 all day
This is false. It's great you like your A9 but don't make up rubbish about the ""class" of the display compared to others.
JontyMick26/12/2019 11:20

This is false. It's great you like your A9 but don't make up rubbish about …This is false. It's great you like your A9 but don't make up rubbish about the ""class" of the display compared to others.


The AG9 is higher class OLED. So I don't get what you mean. The C9 is a lower rank display?
Edited by: "Rey-Janjua" 26th Dec 2019
Rey-Janjua26/12/2019 12:20

The AG9 is higher class OLED. So I don't get what you mean. The C9 is a …The AG9 is higher class OLED. So I don't get what you mean. The C9 is a lower rank display?


It's not a higher class OLED. The panel will be identical to the LG range
JontyMick26/12/2019 12:34

It's not a higher class OLED. The panel will be identical to the LG range


Not all OLED panels which come out of an LG assembly line are the same. There are gradings and the best ones are sold at a premium to Sony and Panasonic.

avforums.com/thr…00/
Edited by: "tempt" 26th Dec 2019
JontyMick26/12/2019 12:34

It's not a higher class OLED. The panel will be identical to the LG range


The panel is provided by LG displays they are a separate company to LG TVS and supply the displays to the brands that are part of the OLED pact. It's like providing flour to bakers. The best bakers, bake the best bread. So when Sony make an OLED it's far more better than an LG, the Sony and Panasonic OLEDs are at the top. LG are good. But I'd get the E9 over a C9. 🏼
tempt26/12/2019 12:37

Not all OLED panels which come out of an LG assembly line are the same. …Not all OLED panels which come out of an LG assembly line are the same. There are gradings and the best ones are sold at a premium to Sony and Panasonic.


Go back to Samsung threads tempt.
Very oversimplified analogy that the Sony and Panasonic marketing team would be proud of. The widespreading statements like they are much better is inaccurate. For disclosure I own a 65 C9 & 55 Panasonic gz2000 . They have also both been professionally calibrated.

Difference between the two is very minimal. This is consistent with the majority of reviews down online. Where you get differences is mainly due to processing done by the manufacturer including calibrations on peak brightness etc.

The panel grading mainly concerns uniformity and allows manufacturers to justify their Inflated pricing on their "top end " models.
Rey-Janjua26/12/2019 12:38

The panel is provided by LG displays they are a separate company to LG TVS …The panel is provided by LG displays they are a separate company to LG TVS and supply the displays to the brands that are part of the OLED pact. It's like providing flour to bakers. The best bakers, bake the best bread. So when Sony make an OLED it's far more better than an LG, the Sony and Panasonic OLEDs are at the top. LG are good. But I'd get the E9 over a C9. 🏼


Utter rhubarb.
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