2020 OLED TVs - LG CX & Sony A8H, how do they compare

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Thanks for your help. I currently have the last edition of the Pioneer Elite 50" and 60" plasmas, and they do give a wonderful picture. When I buy, my intent is to keep the items for a long time. Do you think then it would be worth it to wait for the upgrade to the A9G comes out or even an A9H?

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Hard to say as we don't have any information on next years models. We do see improvements every year, some years more than others, but we're at least 13 months away from seeing the 2021 Sony Master Series OLED TVs.
 

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Thanks for your help. I currently have the last edition of the Pioneer Elite 50" and 60" plasmas, and they do give a wonderful picture. When I buy, my intent is to keep the items for a long time. Do you think then it would be worth it to wait for the upgrade to the A9G comes out or even an A9H?

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Gary,

Just my opinion here as a reviewer and enthusiast who is very familar with your TV and OLED models as I've owned both. The A8H would be an absolutely massive upgrade from your Kuro Plasma. As good as Kuros were, they don't come close to an OLED picture. None of the new models this year are groundbreaking improvements over last year's, and I expect the same to be true next year - we're down to software features more than anything now. These displays already calibrate to near perfection. The price on the A8H via Robert will be very fair, and you'll have a display that will last you many many years. I'd pull the trigger on it now instead of waiting, if I were in your shoes.
 
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All 100% true ^ I just did not want to come off as a salesman. We've come to the point that all we can expect are incremental upgrades each year. Why not enjoy the start-of-the-art these new premium 4K OLED TVs deliver now as we can just keep waiting for the next best thing and miss out on enjoying the best in home entrainment available today.
 

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rRobert,
Thanks so much for your advice. I live in Los Angeles, so do you ship to LA? Also what are the prices for both sets at 65"?
Were those some pictures of Riverdale and the Henry Hudson highway when signing in?
I can personally vouch for Robert's excellent service and delivery to CA residents! I just received my Samsung Q900TS 65" 8K TV fully calibrated - I strongly suggest you consider opting for Value Electronic's break-in and calibration service as this will ensure that your TV has no defects and uniformity issues plus you don't have to worry about "in home" calibration appointments which will be obviously challenging during this pandemic.
 

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Thanks all for your input and advice. It's nice to hear such accolades for Robert and Value Electronics. We're in the middle of a remodel and may not be able to purchase and install for 4-6 months. Feature for feature how does the comparison look between the A9G and the A8H? Don't mind spending the extra $ if there is a step up in features and performance, although spending less is nice too.
 
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Within 4-6 months we'll know more about the A9G's potential upgrade that will hopefully include the A8H's selectable Clearness, aka BFI and new algorithms to drive the low luminance areas of the image to deliver the best possible details and greatly improve screen uniformity.
 

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Here's my friend Caleb Dennison of Digital Trends video of the unboxing, settings and his first opinions.

Very accurate and informative review that confirms everything you heard it first on HTF.
 
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Here's my friend Caleb Dennison of Digital Trends video of the unboxing, settings and his first opinions.

Very accurate and informative review that confirms everything you heard it first on HTF.
Love Caleb! He keeps it real and has become more and more discriminating of TV performance, calling it as he sees it - has become one of my favorite reviewers.
 

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Love your YourTube chanel reviews too! You say it how it is even when you hoped your findings would turn out differently. I like your style and honestly.
 

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I saw the video and noticed he has the tv laying on the floor to put the stand on. Is that safe and ok for the tv to have the screen facing the floor?
 
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I saw the video and noticed he has the tv laying on the floor to put the stand on. Is that safe and ok for the tv to have the screen facing the floor?
The directions on the manual often requires you to have the TV face down in order to properly install the stands. As long as you have proper cushioning on a stable flat surface below the screen and you leave the screen protection layer on, it should be OK. The last 3 TVs I've unboxed/reviewed have all directed me to install the stand with the TV face down.
 

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The directions on the manual often requires you to have the TV face down in order to properly install the stands. As long as you have proper cushioning on a stable flat surface below the screen and you leave the screen protection layer on, it should be OK. The last 3 TVs I've unboxed/reviewed have all directed me to install the stand with the TV face down.
Thanks for the info....:thumbs-up-smiley:
 

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The directions on the manual often requires you to have the TV face down in order to properly install the stands. As long as you have proper cushioning on a stable flat surface below the screen and you leave the screen protection layer on, it should be OK. The last 3 TVs I've unboxed/reviewed have all directed me to install the stand with the TV face down.
Yes, this was in the instructions for the 65CX when we installed my buddy's.
 

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Robert, I just got the firmware update on my Sony A9G yesterday - would this be "the" update regarding luminance and BFI you were talking about in previous posts?
 
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I have not seen the update yet as Sony roles them out slowly, but I don't think it would be out this fast. I'll check my a9G when it get the update and get back here.
 

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