Daniel from RTINGS here. We've had a lot of great feedback on our A9 review, so I'd like to clarify a few things here as well as gather suggestions for what we can improve in the future. Feel free to send me a PM (or email us) if you'd like to talk more directly!
Originally Posted by Burrens
The lower color gamut numbers as compared to the A9F are surprising, as are the pre-calibration measurements. I never know how much weight to give the Rtings reviews though.
We were surprised by this too! We confirmed the color gamut side-by-side with the A9F, sending the same Rec. 2020 signal via a splitter to both TVs. We don't know why this is, but would love to see other color gamut readings from other sets.
The pre-calbiration is also a bit surprising. We bought the A8G and are testing it now - it has similar pre-calibration results with the same settings. Once a few more people test the A9 it will be interesting to see how much this varies between units.
Originally Posted by box4m
kinda funny how A9G got worse score then C9 in Stutter
(higher score means its better right
If this is something you care about, then unfortunately the C9 isn't any better! This is the case with all OLED TVs that have almost instantaneous response time. This lack of motion blur results in stutter, especially when watching panning shots of low frame rate content. If you don't mind the soap opera effect, then this can remove the stutter.
Originally Posted by enricoclaudio
To be honest, I always take Rtings reviews with a Lb. of salt. They have been declaring LG OLEDs as the best OLEDs in the market for a few years already, while others like VE Shootout which is an OPEN to the public event and streamed, declared the Sony OLED as the best TV. Which source do you trust more?
It really depends what you care about. For gamers, the low input lag and variable refresh rate support of the C9 is great, but if you only watch movies then this doesn't matter at all. In this case, Sonys tend to have the most customization options and their smooth gradation feature works really well to clear up banding.
Originally Posted by sd13
Normally I would agree but look at the variance in their numbers between the c8 and e8. Going by that comparison one would think the c8 is much brighter than the e8.
This is definitely a great point. We don't have the resources to buy and test multiple of each TV, so we really don't know how much variation there is between units. We'll try to make this more clear in the future.
We're always looking for ways to improve our testing, so please do let me know if you've got any questions about this TV or suggestions for how we can improve our tests in the future!