I totally agree, and although I'll probably keep my XE9305 I feel Sony should in some way compensate us for their very misleading advertising.I purchased the Sony A1 on the basis of its announcement at CES LAST year that it would support Dolby Vision. Otherwise, I would have purchased an LG OLED. I feel that I have been misled. We have now had another CES and the situation is no clearer and the promised Dolby Vision support has not appeared. I feel that Sony should be sued for this. Manufacturers should not be allowed to promise things as part of their marketing when solutions are not forthcoming in a realistic timescale.
I totally agree, and although I'll probably keep my XE9305 I feel Sony should in some way compensate us for their very misleading advertising.
EDIT: I wonder if the 2018 AF8 and XF90 get this half-baked DV too? Prospective buyers beware!!!
Goes to show how far ahead of the curve LG were.
I was contemplating getting a ZD9, but no longer.... I have the Oppo, Apple TV 4K, and a Dolby Vision compatible AVR, so Dolby Vision now plays a big part in my Home Cinema.
Its a real shame as I really like Sony's motion processing, but when manufacturers pull this kind of stunt it engages my stubborn 'play fair or lose anyway' streak.
They demonstrated DV working on zd9 or was it A1 with the new sony x700 player at CES a few days ago, I am sure they will get it to work again...
Sounds to me more like Oppo have implemented Dolby Vision the proper way, and Sony have asked Dolby to 'fudge it' for them.I have a 75" zd9 and its the excellent tv' and I will buy the x700 player when it gets awailanble to replace the samsung 4k player, I read somewhere that the oppo use older version of DV and that is why it dont work, when you get the new players with newest DV it will work.
It will work with Sony's own X700 in due course but the point is it probably won't ever work with any other branded device. Sony probably sold a lot of TVs based on this promise but who can prove that. I feel sorry for people who have invested in Apple TV 4k or similar devices who will likely never see the benefit of DV.
You don’t have to go that far back, how about the recent debacle with their Android app not supporting BBC iPlayer HLG, still no word on when (if) that’s going to be fixed.This is all very sad to read, reminds me of the BBC HD fault Sony had a few years ago.
BBC HD quietly begins broadcasting in 1080p, but not all Sony HDTVs can handle it