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Sony announces new A1 4K OLED TV with Dolby Vision

Discussion in 'OLED TVs' started by Stuart Wright, Jan 5, 2017.


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      There was no mention of any 3D capabilities, does anyone know if it actually is 3D too?
       
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      there was and no it doesn't have 3D

      from the article "The A1 also includes Android TV but no 3D which, along with every other manufacturer, Sony appeared to have dropped this year."
       
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      Does this make Samsung the only major brand not offering an OLED display?
       
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      It's the past 24 hours that have made me 10000% more happy with my E6...looks great (on or off), sounds great and that amazing 3D is now priceless to me.
       
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      Yes it does, but they are offering a Super Dooper Quad Ultra Mega LED TV :p
       
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      I'm going to get the Sony 55 A1 OLED tv. Just don't price it above €2500 euro Sony.
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      Not sure what the point of the Acoustic Surface technology is. If I'm going to spend £2,000 plus on a panel, I'm not going to listen to it through TV speakers!
       
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      Great ...about time someone other than lg brought one out....decent brand at last! Does it have bfi?
       
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      I assume that the HDMI, USB and other ports will be in the kickstand?
       
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      That's an interesting question. One would assume that it'll have the usual quota of MotionFlow modes, which would include BFI. If so, it'll be the first on the market with that implemented, as far as I'm aware.

      The (sample and hold) motion was so good on the ZD9 that I didn't feel the need to use it personally, so it'll be interesting to see how Sony's sample and hold processing holds up in and of itself on the OLED panel.
       
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      I like the look of this tv! A large screen with a small bezel and no speaker; as the sound emits from the screen itself. In reality I would be unlikely to use the sound from the tv as would have separate 5.1 spkrs & amp. However, it would be perfect for my kitchen where the current 32" crappy LCD (we inherited with the house) sits on a 5m long wall so plenty of space for a 55" tv as thin as this one. In this instance the integrated speaker would be used and would make a large tv a little more discrete.

      Is it me, or will all TVs start to look the same once the bezel dissaperas and only the screen is visible? A little like how most mobile phones are starting to look identical.
       
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      Umm... considering this is the range topper for them and their current flagship ZD9 (albeit a 65" screen) goes for £4,000 I suspect you're out of luck on price.

      See this is my problem with OLED at the moment, everyone is bringing it in so far up the range it's effectively useless to the vast majority of customers. While Panasonic and Sony may be offering an OLED set they're only using the technology to fill a hole in their product line. Ideally the point of a 'Halo' product like this is to attract customers and have a range of similar but cheaper and less feature rich products to sell at a range of price points. LG kinda have this but even then the B spec is still too expensive to really push OLED as a viable LCD replacement.

      For it to become a mainstream tech it needs to be... what, around £800 to £1,000 for a 55" panel? That's certainly when 2016 models like the Samsung KS7000 seemed to find wider acceptance. Right now OLED is carrying something like a grand markup over decent HDR LCD tech and that's just too big a jump for most. Problem is with only one manufacturer it's hard to see that cost coming down through market pressures so we're reliant on LG to decide when that drop will happen.
       
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      No sticking a soundbar in front of that then.
       
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      Things are getting very interesting with screen sizes growing the borders between tv and true home cinema (120" plus) are beginning to blur .. I am hoping within 5 years there will be oled options available at 120" even if it's 4 off 65" edge to edge displays (hmm 16k !!) Transporting them and installation is another problem...
       
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      I know I sound quite negative about lg but I hate their OS and the fact that they have had a monopoly recently on the oled tech.... I think if we all had the choice of oled from Samsung or Sony lg probably wouldn't be our first brand choice...
       
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      You'd need a new house dude haha you must be loaded ...!
       
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      Where is great to finally see truly flat TV's that can be wall mounted almost completely flush, no 3D means none of these will be on my shopping list.
       
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      I also used to think like this especially coming from 2 Kuros but my E6 has been fantastic. I got a wonderful uniform set, no vignetting etc and I LOVE the OS, motion has also been perfect for me which I had also been worried about. Genuinely nothing but praise for me across the board however 2-3 years ago I would NEVER even look at an LG for a TV.

      I had been keeping my eye on Sony and Panasonic for this year to replace my other Kuro but lack of 3D has killed that for me because I have been absolutely spoiled with the 3D on my E6. I also don't like the OS on the Sony when I have been at friend's places...webOS kills it in that department.
       
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      Wow - that looks stylish :cool:
       
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      Imagine when TVs become flexible and light enough they can be easily moved room to room. Now Imagine the bezels are so small as to be imperceptible from an average seating position. You could have 4 65" TVs spread through the house, but for special events you could combine the 4 TVs to make one 130" jumbo screen. Attached to the wall via hidden magnets and the sound, picture (and power?) all wireless. In a similar way that you can have your Sonos speakers playing seperate music or all the same. In this way you could allocate each screen a quadrant of the 130" screen. The 4 panels would be easier to transport and produce and the cost of a 130" screen massively cheaper to the consumer with far less risk to the manufacturer.
       
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      It's certainly a very stylish tv.

      I do worry though that with TVs getting ever-thinner, they might become more fragile.
      I know many of these will be professionally installed and never moved, but I'd be frightened of even dusting around something so delicate looking.
       
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      Ha ha certainly not loaded but lucky enough to have a dedicated cinema room with a
      130" screen .. it's not as mad as you think .. people are paying 20k plus for true 4k projectors ..now what's a 65" OLED ? 2.5k ?? So 4 is 10k .. yes not edge to edge but that will come .. how you would run them together is another matter ..
       
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      One advantage of a thin and light tv is that it should be easy to have it fit flush will the wall, making it less likely to get knocked on the corners where it will be most vulnerable to damage.
       
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      You beat me to it !!
       
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      4 HDMIs/leads coming from a box that splits the picture into 4 quadrants. For an 4K picture you'd only need 4 1080p screens: How cheap could they be!
       
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      I don't think so. The thing is, LG doesn't produce those OLED panels, it's LG display who are making them. A completely different company. With that being said, the cost to produce OLED panels depends on the quantities. And every year it's getting cheaper. Not only LG are buying them, but also Panasonic and Sony, which means a higher mass production. If you just look at the LG B6, you can get the 55 inch now for just 1500 pounds. Just a few months after release. Also the price which you had to pay was below the 3000 pound from the beginning. It's easily possible to set this TV with a starting price of €2500-3000 euro's. And within a year it will cost much lesser, I think around €1900 euro.
       
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      How confident can we be that the Sony OLED will have black frame insertion (BFI)?

      It's been thought that we haven't seen BFI on an OLED before now because of the extra brightness required to offset the effect of inserted black frames.

      Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see it... But unless there's been some announcement of this feature that I'm not aware of then I just wouldn't bank on it being there.

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      If you look at the back of the screen, in the shadow of the stand, you can see it comes out, they will have a cable management setup in their, so it wont sit a flush as you think against a wall.
       
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      WebOS vs android? No way dude....I'm sorry....plus sample and hold vs bfi again I'd pick a non sample and hold set i.e. None of the current lg sets .... I'm sorry
       

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