Originally Posted by skyform
Well said, couldn't agree more, it really depends on the content you are watching and the scene. It's not like OLED is better in everything, not even close. Btw how does A8G compare to GZ1000 and X950G. I'm interested in the new A8H which could be a mix of X950G and GZ950 but if Sony has a too strong black crush, near-black chrominance overshoot issue and has a too dark picture overall, especially in HDR and DV then it's a no go for me. GZ950 has almost identical sometimes a little better shadow detail as X950G in all content which I was really surprised by as most OLED's have worse shadow detail and HDR and DV can be almost as bright.
I just can't get along with GZ950 OS and bad remote, it's killing me while I love android, setting menus and remote on X950G. If A8H could match the picture of GZ950 that would be awesome but I don't think it will, Panasonic is clearly ahead compared to other brands in OLED's, no black crush or problems with blacks at all, no banding, my panel is really clean and really good HDR and DV which is bright enaugh.
For a comparison between the A9G and GZ950 watch this from HDTVtest:
The A8G is almost identical to the A9G, it just has the X1 Extreme instead of X1 ultimate, has darker DV, and it has a slightly lower color volume. In person they look identical, however the A9G has better motion interpolation. When I compared the A8G and GZ1000, I noticed that the Panasonic had more saturated colors that looked more accurate to my eye, however the picture was more fuzzy and had less detail than the A8G. The Panasonic had better motion interpolation of course, and it's near black performance was much better. The GZ1000 was also much brighter in both HDR and DV. But even though the Sony was much dimmer, it seemed to have slightly better image processing and tone mapping which almost made up for the dimmer picture.
I think for overall PQ the Panasonic would win for most people, however I personally preferred the image processing on the Sony slightly more. Be warned though, the A8G is the dimmest OLED I've ever seen, and DV is almost unwatchable unless your in a completely dark room.
Compared to X950G, the A8G was about half as bright, had a much slower user interface, but was otherwise somewhat similar. Motion handling without interpolation was better on the A8G, however the overall image processing was better on the X950G due to it's X1 Ultimate chip. The X950G seemed to have a sharper more detailed image, with more natural looking colors. In a brighter room the X950G looks much better than the A8G, but in a dark room the A8G looks slightly better overall imo. Although once I lowered the brightness on the X950G and added bias lighting, it was tough to decide a winner between the two in a dark room. Blooming on the X950G was certainly very distracting, but so was the near-black chrominance overshoot and ABL on the A8G (especially so since it's already dim to begin with).
I think the A8H will close the gap in motion interpolation between the Panasonic OLEDs, but I don't think they'll have a proper solution to the near-black chrominance overshoot issue. It will also probably still be dimmer than your GZ950, and unless they add additional hardware to process DV like Panasonic and LG it will still have mediocre DV performance.