I gave up! After months of complaining, Sony would not replace my A1E, so I decided to call Best Buy and explain the situation. I bought my A1E in January and even though it had been six months, Best Buy agreed to take it back for a full store credit. With my credit, instead of replacing with another A1E or A8F, I decided to get the Samsung Q8F FALD QLED. I admit that I am sacrificing PQ by staying away from OLED, but the Q8F has been a much more enjoyable experience than the A1E was. I can't say that I'll never buy a Sony again, but it would take A LOT for me to do it again after the extremely poor A1E experience. Personally, I'm glad it's no longer an issue for me.
Sony A1E OLED 4K Ultra HD