Probably not. I mean unless you're an absolute baller then I suspect the 984 didn't sell all too good. Mind you it's dropped in price significantly as of late but I couldn't get past the terrible remote that comes with it.
I am such a sucker for an all in one though and with the new improved premium remote I could well be swayed. Yes the details count
Not sure where what philips is aiming at, but considering audiophiles tend to have their own kit see it as pointless waste since it wont have any useful functions as sonos etc...
It would be better to be as an option.
Rather than spending value on sound they could actually look into improving hardware as already mentioned hdmi 2.1, improving connectivity gigabit lan, wifi, ram, cpu/gpu chip and android platform! finally hire some decent developers to polish up firmware and get rid of bugs.
With smart tv's emerging so fast fluid gui and user experience is vital especially in top range kit!
Had hopes that 9435 would have improvements to platform against 2019 models, but looks like they use same hardware just different panel so minimal reason to upgrade