Thank you! (y)
The only A9 available this year is the 48". The real AG9 successor is delayed until next year apparently. If you want a larger screen, there seems to be very little reason to get the more expensive AG9 over the newer A8. The A8 has inherited all the picture and processing technology and has added improved BFI (X-Motion Clarity). The AG9 has a slightly better in-built speaker theoretically and the option to use it as a center speaker in a surround system, but that's the only advantage I can think of.
I've checked, since I am interested in the tv, the japanase sony site and it said that it's coming out on the 25th this month, but is it a global release I am not sure, but even if it's not shouldn't be much later. I suggest to you to wait for the 48 inch A9 since it is going to have better motion x-motion clarity, A9G does not support it and the new one will support the new 4k broadcasting standart.
All TV purchases are subjective. You go for a tech, a brand, a screen size and a budget.... And then you compromise on one of the four (lol) The AG8 is a great 2019 TV, but cheapening out on the X1 processor variant was a deal breaker for *me* as it meant the AG9 got the Android TV upgrade, but the AG8 didn't. Lots of people wouldn't care. I also need a 65" (on demand of the OH to replace the 2015 Bravia KD558509 we have) so OLED is a ~50% price jump (1200 vs 1800 ish). I always say the the release of the new years TVs is a great time to get a stonking deal on the previous years model ;)
Any idea when A9 is available? Or (in your opinion) should I take the jump and get AG9 now if a decent promotion is available? TIA