Originally Posted by kluken
Locate my posts open the A9G threads. I am not sure what you mean by “blur”. I had 2 side by side for a few weeks. I kept the C9. Does the Sony upscale better, maybe, with my sources it was not visible to me. Does the Sony handle motion better, yeah when I ran torture Spears and Munson tests, but again under normal viewing I could not see a difference and I ran several motion handling challenged scenes on both TVs. Yeah at very close inspection at various motions setting I could eck out maybe a hair better on the Sony, but under normal viewing with my standard motion settings on each, no difference. With some HDR the LG pulled ahead for me because of how the Sony dims scenes to adjust for peak brightness. Also the LG just has a tad more peak brightness. LG and Sony approach HDR a little differently, but again under normal conditions these 2 TVs are real close. I love the A9G stand, but the LG UI and OS is just that much better. The LG is easier to calibrate with Calman as the pattern generator is built in. Either TV will treat you great.
I also had both sets side by side for a few weeks also went with LG. Really happy!
Yes, the motion is very close on both tvs. I probalby noticed a bit more difference with this than you. But not much. Like I said, there is a difference between noticing something and being bothered by it. I wasn't bothered in the slightest. The better upscaling, like you said, was minimal. I could see others making a bigger deal about it, but I didn't.
The main difference for me, something that I have heard from others too with these A9Gs, is the peak window brightness. But I confess I didn't do much comparing with HDR and I have read that the Sony is a bit lackluster with this regard -reflecting your conclusion here. So my observations below are more or less restricted to SDR performance. Here is the ONLY area where the Sony (at least for me), strongly pulled ahead of the LG.
Headlights of cars, street lights, literally glowed much more than on the LG. The Sony literally made SDR look HDR with regard to the glow. I also remember things like watching Lord of the Rings with the evil dark guys on horses leaving some massive gated fortress at night. When the doors opened, the LG showed the bright light as they left the citadel and rode their horses toward and past the camera. But on the Sony, that window- where the doors opened, it was brighter and literally "glowed". This is something that was a common reoccurrence with this set. The difference with car headlights alone was unmistakable. Very defined looking too.
I also was originally concerned about the Sony not being as bright as the LG which it isn't. But I found someone on youtube talking about if you leave out Sony's processing with regard the peak window brightness, you don't get the whole story. I completely agree. (I also thought that this superior peak window brightness was actually measured in reviews) If it is actually the result of "dimming" to create this look, it works VERY well. But again, HDR performance might be a different thing. But owning 900 non-HDR blu-rays made it a tempting tv. Having SDR look like HDR without the characteristic HDR dimness was a real plus. (Don't have to update my 900 SD blu-rays!)
So why didn't I keep it then? The LG is an awesome tv and value. It just had too many great things going for it to pass it up!
You were able to move on without even slightly looking back. But for me, I had to say my "goodbyes" to that aspect of the Sony A9G. But good to know that HDR performance wouldn't have been the same good experience I got from SDR.