Originally Posted by New_to_4K
I don’t care at all on the back of this tv. It will probably be king of the tv this year. A9F back is not cheap looking at all. I think people mixed up the cheap plastic A9G with the premium glass back A9F.
Meant to say the A9G there yes (royal pita to keep thinking of US/international naming vs European: AG9 pronounces a lot easier than A9G, A9F, etc
Originally Posted by Menarini
I was commenting about a9g's looks relative to the a9f, not panasonic. both a9g and a9f have the master series designation from sony right? but clearly the materials used on the a9g dont look as high end as the a9f despite the master label.They have to cut costs somewhere when they are aiming for a lower price point at launch for the a9g compared to what a9f launched for. The cheaper looking plastic on the back , one less actuator seem to be some of the cost cutting measures on a9g.
As for panasonic and gz2000, i think its backside looks just alright. panasonic hasn't been about great looks/physical design with their oleds, many of their plasma tv designs werent eye pleasing either.
From what I recall it sounded more like a rant about the A9G on it's own. Plastic from Malaysia or something, based on the pictures (when it simply shares a design style with the Z9G though more pronounced on the latter), but when it comes to Panasonic it doesn't matter because they were never about design?
Criticism and mockery about how the A1E and A9F stick out from the wall when wall mounted (by the critics of course) so now they've come up with this which will only stick out 5cm with their own wall mount (5-6 kg weight difference as well); the GZ2000 is practically as fat as the A1E/A9F only across the whole of the back.
The A8F looks pretty cheap in the pictures but looks pretty sleak with it's slim design irl. Should be the same for the A9G on it's stand and anywhere close to a wall where you're not staring at the back half of the time. Seems to me you have two options right now: A9F for looks and A9G for wall mounting, there really is no point in waiting for the A9G over the A9F, only the new remote perhaps.
But everyone has different taste, some didn't like the LG G series (which I still think looked great), some liked the E8 (which I think is hideous), etc.
Master Series is about picture quality, not looks (there were complaints about the AF9 being/looking cheap compared to the A1E already)
Maybe they should have 'designed' a cover for the back again and instantly transform it into a premium look. I mean that is the only difference in the plastic quality vs an A9F: it's visible. The A9F bezel apart from the colour doesn't look any different from the one on the A8F. A9G bezel seems to look more like the A1E again with a more brushed look ...