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Amazon has the Sony 48" A9S OLED UHD TV for $1298. There is 6% cashback if you have the prime card and an extra year of warranty(?)
https://www.amazon.com/Sony-XBR48...B08BZXPKFY

Its the lowest I have seen it. Sadly I just bought the LG CX with 5 year warranty and 5% discover cashback for $1250 at Costco. The LG has HDMI 2.1 and VRR support, but the Sony has better picture and sound quality.

Sigh. Is it worth the hassle of returning my LG CX for the Sony A9S?
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Sony does not have "better pq". All the panels are made by LG, there are differences due to panel variance and image processing but usually they are not major.

Still with the CX since it has HDMI 2.1 which is useful for consoles and gaming pcs.
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Sony does not have "better pq". All the panels are made by LG, there are differences due to panel variance and image processing but usually they are not major.

Still with the CX since it has HDMI 2.1 which is useful for consoles and gaming pcs.
WRONG.

This is just patently false information.

The processing that's used to display the image is literally EVERYTHING

You think Vizio oled's are comparable? Because guess what, they also used LG display panels.

You don't know what you're talking about.

Regarding the two tv's OP is comparing, I personally do not know the difference so I can't say whether one is better or not. I, however, at least have the integrity to admit that I don't know. You would be best doing research through reputable sources like Rtings and HDTVtest.

"The Sony A9S Master Series OLED is an excellent TV that delivers stunning picture quality in almost every type of content. Like all OLEDs, it can produce inky blacks for a great dark room viewing experience. It has a nearly instantaneous response time and an optional Black Frame Insertion feature, resulting in clear motion in fast-moving scenes. Input lag is significantly improved over its predecessor, the Sony A9G OLED, but it still lacks variable refresh rate support. Also, it doesn't have any HDMI 2.1 ports and can't display a 4k @ 120Hz signal, which might disappoint those looking for a TV to go with their PS5 or Xbox Series X. As is the case with all OLEDs, there are risks of permanent burn-in; however, we don't expect it to be an issue for most people who watch varied content. "


I'd stick with the LG for gaming, even if the PQ is better on the Sony.
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WRONG.

This is just patently false information.

The processing that's used to display the image is literally EVERYTHING

You think Vizio oled's are comparable? Because guess what, they also used LG display panels.

You don't know what you're talking about.

Regarding the two tv's OP is comparing, I personally do not know the difference so I can't say whether one is better or not. I, however, at least have the integrity to admit that I don't know. You would be best doing research through reputable sources like Rtings and HDTVtest instead of asking people that know less than nothing but know enough to form sentences.
I am just going off of youtube video reviews. So dont trust me on that.

But from what I gathered the Sony has more detail and is more color accurate out of the box. The Sony also has a slightly thicker/sturdier screen edge. The CX has the HDMI 2.1 for 4k@120 and VRR.

I am probably going to keep my CX due to the 5 year warranty, and the hassle of returning it. Since I use this screen every day for hours, I think the 5 year warranty my be useful.
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WRONG.

This is just patently false information.

The processing that's used to display the image is literally EVERYTHING

You think Vizio oled's are comparable? Because guess what, they also used LG display panels.

You don't know what you're talking about.

Regarding the two tv's OP is comparing, I personally do not know the difference so I can't say whether one is better or not. I, however, at least have the integrity to admit that I don't know. You would be best doing research through reputable sources like Rtings and HDTVtest.

"The Sony A9S Master Series OLED is an excellent TV that delivers stunning picture quality in almost every type of content. Like all OLEDs, it can produce inky blacks for a great dark room viewing experience. It has a nearly instantaneous response time and an optional Black Frame Insertion feature, resulting in clear motion in fast-moving scenes. Input lag is significantly improved over its predecessor, the Sony A9G OLED, but it still lacks variable refresh rate support. Also, it doesn't have any HDMI 2.1 ports and can't display a 4k @ 120Hz signal, which might disappoint those looking for a TV to go with their PS5 or Xbox Series X. As is the case with all OLEDs, there are risks of permanent burn-in; however, we don't expect it to be an issue for most people who watch varied content. "

I'd stick with the LG for gaming, even if the PQ is better on the Sony.
Did you even read your own quote?

From Rtings.com:
The LG CX OLED and the Sony A9S OLED are very much alike, but the LG is a bit better, mainly due to its advanced gaming features. It can display a 4k @ 120Hz signal, and it has lower input lag and VRR support. The Sony's viewing angles are slightly wider, making it a better choice for wide seating areas. It has better gray uniformity as well; however, this varies between units.

Read the whole damn thing before commenting and confusing others.
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I am just going off of youtube video reviews. So dont trust me on that.

But from what I gathered the Sony has more detail and is more color accurate out of the box. The Sony also has a slightly thicker/sturdier screen edge. The CX has the HDMI 2.1 for 4k@120 and VRR.

I am probably going to keep my CX due to the 5 year warranty, and the hassle of returning it. Since I use this screen every day for hours, I think the 5 year warranty my be useful.
Costco warranty doesn't cover burn in, just FYI
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Did you even read your own quote?

From Rtings.com:
The LG CX OLED and the Sony A9S OLED are very much alike, but the LG is a bit better, mainly due to its advanced gaming features. It can display a 4k @ 120Hz signal, and it has lower input lag and VRR support. The Sony's viewing angles are slightly wider, making it a better choice for wide seating areas. It has better gray uniformity as well; however, this varies between units.

Read the whole damn thing before commenting and confusing others.
"Sony does not have "better pq". All the panels are made by LG, there are differences due to panel variance and image processing but usually they are not major."

Your own words.
It's not just the panel that makes the difference. It's how the image is processed.

"Read the whole damn thing before commenting and confusing others." SuplexCity, 2021
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"Sony does not have "better pq". All the panels are made by LG, there are differences due to panel variance and image processing but usually they are not major."

Your own words.
It's not just the panel that makes the difference. It's how the image is processed.

"Read the whole damn thing before commenting and confusing others." SuplexCity, 2021
Thats my point lol

Image processing makes a different but it is not always major and its usually something like BFI, general upscaling and motion handling. Its not going to make the TV have better viewing angles, better contrast, better brightness etc, Even color accuracy can be tuned without depending on the processing.
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Costco warranty doesn't cover burn in, just FYI
I know, thanks for the reminder though.

I just figure, since I will be using this for 10+ hours a day, every day... its better to have a long warranty.

My Last Samsung 43" 4k developed purple spots in 2.5 years(common problem apparently), which lead me to this OLED.
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WRONG.

This is just patently false information.

The processing that's used to display the image is literally EVERYTHING

You think Vizio oled's are comparable? Because guess what, they also used LG display panels.

You don't know what you're talking about.

Regarding the two tv's OP is comparing, I personally do not know the difference so I can't say whether one is better or not. I, however, at least have the integrity to admit that I don't know. You would be best doing research through reputable sources like Rtings and HDTVtest.

"The Sony A9S Master Series OLED is an excellent TV that delivers stunning picture quality in almost every type of content. Like all OLEDs, it can produce inky blacks for a great dark room viewing experience. It has a nearly instantaneous response time and an optional Black Frame Insertion feature, resulting in clear motion in fast-moving scenes. Input lag is significantly improved over its predecessor, the Sony A9G OLED, but it still lacks variable refresh rate support. Also, it doesn't have any HDMI 2.1 ports and can't display a 4k @ 120Hz signal, which might disappoint those looking for a TV to go with their PS5 or Xbox Series X. As is the case with all OLEDs, there are risks of permanent burn-in; however, we don't expect it to be an issue for most people who watch varied content. "


I'd stick with the LG for gaming, even if the PQ is better on the Sony.
Wow.. someone woke up on the wrong side of their parents basement this morning
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WRONG.

This is just patently false information.

The processing that's used to display the image is literally EVERYTHING

You think Vizio oled's are comparable? Because guess what, they also used LG display panels.

You don't know what you're talking about.

Regarding the two tv's OP is comparing, I personally do not know the difference so I can't say whether one is better or not. I, however, at least have the integrity to admit that I don't know. You would be best doing research through reputable sources like Rtings and HDTVtest.

"The Sony A9S Master Series OLED is an excellent TV that delivers stunning picture quality in almost every type of content. Like all OLEDs, it can produce inky blacks for a great dark room viewing experience. It has a nearly instantaneous response time and an optional Black Frame Insertion feature, resulting in clear motion in fast-moving scenes. Input lag is significantly improved over its predecessor, the Sony A9G OLED, but it still lacks variable refresh rate support. Also, it doesn't have any HDMI 2.1 ports and can't display a 4k @ 120Hz signal, which might disappoint those looking for a TV to go with their PS5 or Xbox Series X. As is the case with all OLEDs, there are risks of permanent burn-in; however, we don't expect it to be an issue for most people who watch varied content. "


I'd stick with the LG for gaming, even if the PQ is better on the Sony.
My first Oled was the Vizio 55". Wife hogged it so got myself a lg c1. Way better for gaming but movies and shows almost idential.

Every oled is amazing. Its amazing tech. Makes everything else feel ancient.
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Sony does not have "better pq". All the panels are made by LG, there are differences due to panel variance and image processing but usually they are not major.

Still with the CX since it has HDMI 2.1 which is useful for consoles and gaming pcs.
I like the colors more on the Sony than LG...I got the LG CX though....price and warranty were too good to pass up at Costco

Also Sony OLED doesn't have the frequency of burn-in like LG if you look at history.
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I like the colors more on the Sony than LG...I got the LG CX though....price and warranty were too good to pass up at Costco

Also Sony OLED doesn't have the frequency of burn-in like LG if you look at history.
Yeah, but the price of the Sony is now $1298, only $50 more than Costco. If you have Amazons visa, then you get 6% back and 2 year total of warranty. Would you still get the LG over to Sony?

If I didnt already buy the LG, I would have picked up this Sony. But now I dont feel like go through the hassle of unmounting my LG and returning it.
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I like the colors more on the Sony than LG...I got the LG CX though....price and warranty were too good to pass up at Costco

Also Sony OLED doesn't have the frequency of burn-in like LG if you look at history.
Probably more aggressive with autodimming or ABL to prevent burn in my guess. Was actually thinking of getting this to use as PC monitor but like 2nd review on Amazon guy goes into detail why he returning it because the ABL feature so annoying to use for coding or PC.
"But the MAJOR FLAW I discovered through the course of a day or two:
If the monitor detects that it is not being used for some period of time (somewhere between five and ten minutes), it will automatically dim slightly. Shake a window around, or switch desktops, and it will brighten again. Auto-dimming when the monitor is not being used ("Monitor Idle," is what Sony calls it) is not the worst idea. The problem is that the monitor dims frequently while you are using it ... it's dim right now, since I've been typing this review. (Okay, I moved a window, now the screen is bright again.) Word processing, and even web browsing, don't seem to "count" as using the monitor, as far as Sony is concerned. Same with coding, for the most part. Sony's "Smart AI" blabbity-blah whatever will decide "oh, you must not want the monitor to be bright right now, so I'll turn it down." https://www.amazon.com/review/R1M...B08BZXPKFY
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