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55" Sony Master Series BRAVIA XBR55A9G 4K Ultra HD Smart TV (2019 Model) EXPIRED

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  • Smart Platform: Android TV
  • Works with: Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant
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Sony 55" Class A9G MASTER Series OLED 4K UHD Smart Android TV XBR55A9G -

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55C1 same price and way better
In before "no HDMI 2.1" lol
And in before "this is a 2019 model"

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In before "no HDMI 2.1" lol
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And in before "this is a 2019 model"
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No HDMI 2.1
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55C1 same price and way better
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It's kind of like high end audio. Tube amplifiers vs Solid State. I own TWO LG's, because I'm cheap. (High end audio, another story).

Sony's are WAY, WAY, WAY better at motion handling. Forget stats and 2.1. No LG 2021 model can compete with this TV. NONE. It's magic...yet alone this year's set.
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Quote from VincentT7118 :
It's kind of like high end audio. Tube amplifiers vs Solid State. I own TWO LG's, because I'm cheap. (High end audio, another story).

Sony's are WAY, WAY, WAY better at motion handling. Forget stats and 2.1. No LG 2021 model can compete with this TV. NONE. It's magic...yet alone this year's set.
Here you go in case anyone was curious.

https://www.rtings.com/tv/tools/c...shold=0.10
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Quote from VincentT7118 :
It's kind of like high end audio. Tube amplifiers vs Solid State. I own TWO LG's, because I'm cheap. (High end audio, another story).

Sony's are WAY, WAY, WAY better at motion handling. Forget stats and 2.1. No LG 2021 model can compete with this TV. NONE. It's magic...yet alone this year's set.
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55" A80J - $100 more and way better than both the A9G and C1

LG C1 is only a good buy if you are a PC/Xbox Series X gamer - for anyone else (PS5/Switch/non gamers) or for those that value streaming > gaming, the A80J is the top mid-range OLED of 2021

A80J offers better picture quality (without professional calibration), sharper details, far superior upscaling of SDR content (cable TV / Nintendo Switch games), and much better motion processing.

LG C1 is vastly overhyped by shills all over the internet - dont fall for this common trap
Where you guys coming up with these? Do you even have a source or just making up random stuff?

Here is a proper review from people who have been comparing TVs for years:
https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/sony/a9g-oled
https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/sony/a80j-oled

LG C1 OLED
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The Sony A80J OLED and the LG C1 OLED are amazing TVs capable of turning pixels off individually to produce deep inky blacks with a near-infinite contrast ratio. You can't go wrong with either, but they do have some differences. The LG offers a bit more for gamers, with two more HDMI 2.1 ports than the Sony and VRR and ALLM support. The Sony is supposed to receive it in a future update. The Sony, however, has better out-of-the-box accuracy, although this can vary from unit to unit.


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Quote from mrgreed18 :
55" A80J - $100 more and way better than both the A9G and C1

LG C1 is only a good buy if you are a PC/Xbox Series X gamer - for anyone else (PS5/Switch/non gamers) or for those that value streaming > gaming, the A80J is the top mid-range OLED of 2021

A80J offers better picture quality (without professional calibration), sharper details, far superior upscaling of SDR content (cable TV / Nintendo Switch games), and much better motion processing.

LG C1 is vastly overhyped by shills all over the internet - dont fall for this common trap
I don't see a80j for 100 more post link ?
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So you post Rtings reviews but dont bother offering comparisons?

I clearly stated the the LG C1 was made for people who prioritize gaming over streaming content / watching cable TV.

Specifically gamers with PC/Series X who could take advantage of VRR, FreeSync, and G-Sync.

But for those with PS5, Nintendo Switch, or older gen consoles - the LG C1 will not provide any additional benefits than the A80J.

Multiple highly respected professional calibrators on AVSForums and on Youtube, the best being HDTVtest's Vincet Teoh, echo the same things I am saying:

LG C1 = better for gaming, worse upscaling (important for last gen/Switch/Cable TV viewers)

Sony A80J = worse for gaming (if you dont have a PS5/last gen), better color accuracy out of the box, better motion processing, sharper details.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1K4KN-HIn0

Rtings is equivalent to Consumer Reports or Tom's Hardware - it's not meant to be taken as gospel

Their suggested custom settings for 2021 TVs are a joke compared to what calibrators are putting out there.

Professional calibration runs between $400-600+. Most, if not all, professional calibrators agree that the LG C1 can match the Sony A80J AFTER calibration but NOT out of the box.

Ill trust a professional calibrator and 100s of users, many of whom have both sets (one for PC gaming and one for streaming) before i trust Rtings lol
You sound like someone who watches slides on their tv all day. You two are saying the upscaling and motion handling are far superior on the Sony but I bet if you did a blind test with your average user almost none would be able to see "far superior" of either. It's far easier to see and benefit from the additional features of the LG.
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Quote from mrgreed18 :
So you post Rtings reviews but dont bother offering comparisons?

I clearly stated the the LG C1 was made for people who prioritize gaming over streaming content / watching cable TV.

Specifically gamers with PC/Series X who could take advantage of VRR, FreeSync, and G-Sync.

But for those with PS5, Nintendo Switch, or older gen consoles - the LG C1 will not provide any additional benefits than the A80J.

Multiple highly respected professional calibrators on AVSForums and on Youtube, the best being HDTVtest's Vincet Teoh, echo the same things I am saying:

LG C1 = better for gaming, worse upscaling (important for last gen/Switch/Cable TV viewers)

Sony A80J = worse for gaming (if you dont have a PS5/last gen), better color accuracy out of the box, better motion processing, sharper details.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1K4KN-HIn0

Rtings is equivalent to Consumer Reports or Tom's Hardware - it's not meant to be taken as gospel

Their suggested custom settings for 2021 TVs are a joke compared to what calibrators are putting out there.

Professional calibration runs between $400-600+. Most, if not all, professional calibrators agree that the LG C1 can match the Sony A80J AFTER calibration but NOT out of the box.

Ill trust a professional calibrator and 100s of users, many of whom have both sets (one for PC gaming and one for streaming) before i trust Rtings lol
Man, You know that LG makes the OLED panels for others right? By saying "worse" you are indicating that it is somehow a night and day difference. There is always some variance even between the same OLED models like banding and OOB color accuracy.

And the video review you linked is titled "OLED Twins" lol
Did you even watch that? "For most people, the differences are minor", says right in the video. Jesus man
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This is a 2019 TV, now almost 3 years old. Why do retailers like BestBuy still have these in stock? Or did someone stash these somewhere in a warehouse and was waiting for this Christmas. Seems odd.
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