i just don’t get it. I’m in the market looking for an amazing TV to replace my ageing reliable Sony 40” KDL40W2000 LCD Tv. It’s not a smart Tv so after about 12 years of reliable service I want to treat myself to an upgrade. Naturally I have looked at another Sony. The A1 and AF8 picture looks incredible however I have heard nothing but bad reviews that all come to the same conclusion which is “really amazing picture but rubbish flaky unreliable Android operating system with a budget designed remote”. Reviews going back almost three years say the same thing! I had my doubts about just how bad the Android system was so decided to visit a shop for a hands on demonstration and see for my self. The picture is fantastic, the sound is good as well considering it’s coming from the screen! And then it happened..the wait for a response from a button press. the frustratingly cheap overcrowded remote had stopped being able to change anything on screen. The flagship Sony A1 had crashed, frozen up. The shop sales man had no choice but to power off the tv and switch it on again. I have read too many reviews all condemning the Sony’s choice of Android and there rubbish designed remote control. Now I have had a chance to experience this issue first hand I have frankly been put off completely from buying any Sony OLED until Sony add the missing quality features that justify its price tag. The Sony A1 doesn’t even have the oomph to properly bring out the best in Sony’s own PS4 Pro which has to be a further embarrassment. So why the heck is Sony still insisting on using the flaky messy Android system with such a rubbish remote and slower response times for its own PS4 Pro compared to the competitors? Based on much review reading and hands on experience of the issues with Android and Sonys cumbersome plastic overcrowded remote Sony has lost me for now.