Originally Posted by helvetica bold
Can you explain a little further. Vincent just reviewed the C9 and gave it a best in class award. Curious why you prefer the A9G over the C9?
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The LG C9 that I had was a bit brighter, but that's about it. It's possible that the C9 that I had was a lemon, but there were several issues that I wasn't able to figure out. The motion was bad with blur, shakiness and there even seemed to be a kind of white light brightness with the motion as well (scenes with fire or rays of sunlight looked pretty artificial). With trumotion turned off, the picture was far too choppy. There was also lots of "noise." Not sure if that's the correct term, but blu ray content often looked similar to cable with facial skin pores looking like they were moving and looking very staticky. Colors on my C9 also tended to have a kind of dull matte look to them. Netflix looked pretty good on the C9 when using the built in app, but did not look as good when accessing Netflix from Apple TV or from my Panasonic UB820 via my Denon receiver. I switched out HDMI cables and bypassed my receiver, but the results were the same. I'm not having that issue with the A9G.
I'm far from a TV expert. Quite the opposite, but I did play with the settings on the C9 for about a month and just couldn't get the picture that I wanted. I found myself having to reset to the default settings every other day and starting over. I still have to figure out the best settings for this A9G, but so far, out of the box, the default settings are far better than the default settings of the C9 and don't have most of the flaws that the C9 had even after playing with the C9's settings.
Overall the biggest difference that I've noticed between the two tv's is that the A9G has much better motion that's easier on the eyes and deeper, bolder colors. Generally speaking, the picture looks more realistic and natural on the A9G. With the C9, I just felt like I could literally see the TV trying to process the picture. I've followed reviews of the C9 pretty carefully and I'm fully aware that most praise the TV and so it is quite possible that I had somewhat of a lemon. Not sure if that was the case or not, but I can say that I haven't touched the picture settings on the A9G yet and it looks better than the C9 that I had. I know that I have a long way to go before I get the best picture out of this A9G and I'll be following this thread closely for recommendations, but so far I actually feel a sense of relief after making this exchange.