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2020 Sony Bravia A8H OLED Owner's Thread (No Price Talk)

It’s that time Impressions, settings etc are coming soon.




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Sony Bravia XBR-A8H SDR Settings (@100 nits)



Picture Mode: Custom

Brightness Menu
Brightness: 40
Contrast: 90
Gamma: 0
Black Level: 50
Black ADJ: Off
Adv. Contrast Enhancer: Off
Peak Luminance: Off

Color Menu
Color: 48
Color Temp: Expert 1
Live Color: Off

Clarity Menu
Reality Creation: Manual
Resolution: 4
Smooth Gradation: Low

Motion Menu
Motionflow: Custom
Smoothness: Min
Clearness: 1
CineMotion: Auto

ADV Color Temperature Menu

ADV Color Temperature Basic
R-Gain: -2
G-Gain: Max
B-Gain: -3
R-Bias: 0
G-Bias: 0
B-Bias: 0


ADV Color Temperature Multi Point (10p)
Point 1
-2
-8
-10

Point 2
-2
-1
-4

Point 3
-2
-1
-2

Point 4
-1
-2
-3

Point 5
0
0
-3

Point 6
1
0
-1

Point 7
1
0
-1

Point 8
1
1
-1

Point 9
1
1
0

Point 10
0
0
0

Per Color Adjustment:
Red:
Hue: 0
Saturation: -1
Lightness: -1

Magenta:
Hue: -1
Saturation: -1
Lightness: -1

Blue:
Hue: 0
Saturation: 0
Lightness: -1

Cyan:
Hue: -3
Saturation: -2
Lightness: 0

Green:
Hue: -2
Saturation: -2
Lightness: 0

Yellow:
Hue: -1
Saturation: -2
Lightness: 1



Sony Bravia XBR-A8H HDR Settings



Picture Mode: Custom

Brightness Menu
Brightness: Max
Contrast: 90
Gamma: 0
Black Level: 50
Black ADJ: Off
Adv. Contrast Enhancer: Off
Peak Luminance: High

Color Menu
Color: 50
Color Temp: Expert 1
Live Color: Off

Clarity Menu
Reality Creation: Off
Smooth Gradation: Low

Motion Menu
Motionflow: Off
CineMotion: Auto

ADV Color Temperature Menu

ADV Color Temperature Basic
R-Gain: -2
G-Gain: Max
B-Gain: -3
R-Bias: 0
G-Bias: 0
B-Bias: 0


ADV Color Temperature Multi Point (10p)
Point 1
-2
-8
-10

Point 2
-2
-1
-4

Point 3
-2
-1
-2

Point 4
-1
-2
-3

Point 5
0
0
-3

Point 6
1
0
-1

Point 7
1
0
-1

Point 8
1
1
-1

Point 9
1
1
0

Point 10
0
0
0

Per Color Adjustment:
Red:
Hue: 0
Saturation: -1
Lightness: -1

Magenta:
Hue: -1
Saturation: -1
Lightness: -1

Blue:
Hue: 0
Saturation: 0
Lightness: -1

Cyan:
Hue: -3
Saturation: -2
Lightness: 0

Green:
Hue: -2
Saturation: -2
Lightness: 0

Yellow:
Hue: -1
Saturation: -2
Lightness: 1



Sony Bravia XBR-A8H Dolby Vision Settings



Picture Mode: Dolby Bright

Brightness Menu
Brightness: Max
Contrast: Max
Gamma: 0
Black Level: 50
Black ADJ: Off
Adv. Contrast Enhancer: Off
Peak Luminance: High

Color Menu
Color: 50
Color Temp: Expert 1
Live Color: Off

Clarity Menu
Reality Creation: Off
Smooth Gradation: Off

Motion Menu
Motionflow: Off
CineMotion: Auto

ADV Color Temperature Menu

ADV Color Temperature Basic
R-Gain: -2
G-Gain: Max
B-Gain: -3
R-Bias: 0
G-Bias: 0
B-Bias: 0


ADV Color Temperature Multi Point (10p)
Point 1
-2
-8
-10

Point 2
-2
-1
-4

Point 3
-2
-1
-2

Point 4
-1
-2
-3

Point 5
0
0
-3

Point 6
1
0
-1

Point 7
1
0
-1

Point 8
1
1
-1

Point 9
1
1
0

Point 10
0
0
0

Per Color Adjustment:
Red:
Hue: 0
Saturation: -1
Lightness: -1

Magenta:
Hue: -1
Saturation: -1
Lightness: -1

Blue:
Hue: 0
Saturation: 0
Lightness: -1

Cyan:
Hue: -3
Saturation: -2
Lightness: 0

Green:
Hue: -2
Saturation: -2
Lightness: 0

Yellow:
Hue: -1
Saturation: -2
Lightness: 1
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It’s that time Impressions, settings etc are coming soon.
You are such a tease. Looking forward to your impressions. Thank you for all the work you do to help us make informed decisions.
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Getting the popcorn ready! 😁
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You are such a tease. Looking forward to your impressions. Thank you for all the work you do to help us make informed decisions.
I have one. Just waiting to complete the panel aging before I do measurements and post settings.
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Excited for this one.
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I'm excited for this one too! It has most of the PQ attributes of the A9G and I'm very interested in how X-Motion Clarity is implemented with OLED technology.
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I'm excited for this one too! It has most of the PQ attributes of the A9G and I'm very interested in how X-Motion Clarity is implemented with OLED technology.
Min - High. Min = No BFI, Low through High are different levels of BFI.
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I have one. Just waiting to complete the panel aging before I do measurements and post settings.
Any early thoughts on this one compared to the A9G? Robert has an A9G on order for me.
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Any early thoughts on this one compared to the A9G? Robert has an A9G on order for me.
It is currently in breakin mode so no comparisons right now.
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I must say via eyeballing, this is the cleanest 65” WRGB OLED I have ever seen. WOW! From 0.5%-100% is bliss. Very thin bands do exist between 0.5% and 3% stimuli but no better or worse than the 55” models from Sony and LG. I’m very impressed with this sample’s uniformity.
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Min - High. Min = No BFI, Low through High are different levels of BFI.
How many different levels of BFI are there?

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How many different levels of BFI are there?
Low, Med, High— so 3. There is also Auto, which I do not include in the count.
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It would be interesting if auto would switch between low mid and high but that is not going to happen is it?
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Just curious if anyone knows the recommended break-in period before professional calibration should be done.
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100-200 hours
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It'll be interesting to see how the A8H compares to the A9G and the LG CX in PQ, brightness, and features. I expect that gamers might still want the additional HDMI 2.1 features of the CX, but the A8H and A9G may have a small advantage in picture quality. Plus the Sony tvs still support DTS.
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It'll be interesting to see how the A8H compares to the A9G and the LG CX in PQ, brightness, and features. I expect that gamers might still want the additional HDMI 2.1 features of the CX, but the A8H and A9G may have a small advantage in picture quality. Plus the Sony tvs still support DTS.
Depends on what you read...
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Depends on what you read...
I'm not a gamer, but I'm aware of the 48/40 brouhaha with LG's CX. However, the CX also has other HDMI 2.1 features such as VRR that the Sony's don't.
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Since the A9G and A8H already have hardware to support VRR, Sony may enable the feature late this year after the PS5 launch.
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Can someone explain Sony’s OLED Model Numbers this year for me?

I know that the A8H is a new 2020 model OLED.

The A9S is a new 2020 model OLED for the 48” but are they also releasing a 55”, 65”, etc. In the A9S series?

Or at the 55”, 65” models still the A9G series? If so have they made any improvements from 2019 with them?

Thanks!
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Can someone explain Sony’s OLED Model Numbers this year for me?

I know that the A8H is a new 2020 model OLED.

The A9S is a new 2020 model OLED for the 48” but are they also releasing a 55”, 65”, etc. In the A9S series?

Or at the 55”, 65” models still the A9G series? If so have they made any improvements from 2019 with them?

Thanks!
Found this link from 4 days ago: https://www.techradar.com/news/sony-...ed-at-ces-2020
It does not appear at this time that there are plans for a replacement for the A9G.
However, time will tell.
I am watching this thread to see how the A8H 65inch will compare to the A9G 65inch
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From what I've been told the A8H is expected to have some improvement in screen uniformity by the new new firmware that will have better pixel driving algorithms to deliver a more stable illumination across the entire screen.
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Regarding what he said about the new X1 Ultimate firmware I can't say I remember everything correctly as Robert speaks kind of fast and uses a lot of technical terms. But the gist of what I remember is that when they implemented the new Clearness features they had to modify the code in the X1 Ultimate processor and will be also upgrading how the voltages are regulated across the screen that reduces uneven illumination at low luminance levels. I believe they are also going to change how the processor operates with the HDR specular highlights. Some of this may be finalized after launch as they have a lot of testing to do.

He also said the new Android Pie and eARC will be setup at the factory so no update will be necessary for those new features.

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I must say via eyeballing, this is the cleanest 65” WRGB OLED I have ever seen. WOW! From 0.5%-100% is bliss. Very thin bands do exist between 0.5% and 3% stimuli but no better or worse than the 55” models from Sony and LG. I’m very impressed with this sample’s uniformity.

This is what Robert from Value Electronics told on May 1st, see my two quotes above from the other thread "Is the Sony A8H much better than the A8G?".

Have you tried the eARC on the A8H yet?
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Can someone explain Sony’s OLED Model Numbers this year for me?



I know that the A8H is a new 2020 model OLED.



The A9S is a new 2020 model OLED for the 48” but are they also releasing a 55”, 65”, etc. In the A9S series?



Or at the 55”, 65” models still the A9G series? If so have they made any improvements from 2019 with them?



Thanks!
I suppose they presented it in August, with af8 and af9 they did that, in August they presented af9

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