I installed the update via USB with no problems. Right off the back I can say I like that the menus are black now with white lettering. But one possible bug Im seeing is when I play a dolbyvision title on the native netflix app or on the ATV netflix app the dolbyvision logo no long appears. When I go into the picture settings menu I can see that dolbyvision is indeed working though. I also played some of the titles where dolbyvision is still working on the ATV+ app and not seeing the dolbyvision logo their either. Can anyone else confirm this?
I remember that in the previous menus, you could go in there and turn the logo on/off. I haven't played around with the settings on this set yet but maybe it's buried in a menu somewhere. I liked the logo lol
However, if DV is as good as in the 6.2550 I’ll luckily live without it in return for a properly working internal DV Playback on Netflix.
I wish Sony would have added more information to its Display graphic other than the bare minimum of "3840x2160p 4K". I think the LG displays have much more information available in their on-screen info graphic.About this download
Benefits and Improvements from the latest update
- Fixes an issue where Netflix does not play UHD 4K or Dolby Vision content properly when AD2P headphones are connected
- Upgrades the operating system to Android™ 9 Pie and adds the following features:
- Support for Apple AirPlay® and Apple Homekit™
- Integrates Dolby ATMOS support with the TV speakers
- Support for HEVC 100/120Hz format for USB video playback
- Combines the Video, Album and Music apps into the Media Player app
- Redesigns the Setting and Quick Settings menus
- Allows you to customize the Input menu
- Redesigns the Restart menu
- Redesigns the TV menu
- Redesigns the Guide screen to display the current channel in a small window within the screen
- Adds a Timer icon to the Home screen
- For models that have an IR Blaster, the IR Blaster setup function is renamed to Cable/Satellite box setup
- Redesigns the LED illumination behavior when using OK Google
- Provides additional menu, interface, and icon enhancements
I'm not aware of any display that allows for native frame rate playback from its embedded apps, it's always at 60 Hz.What do you mean by properly working internal DV playback? I've had these weird white blocks of noise on DV content when I use the netflix app on the Apple TV, but not when I use the built in app. I just figured it was something netflix was doing wrong, or the Apple TV itself. Is this what you're referring to or is there another bug specific to the built in android netflix player?
By the way, I tried playing something with the built in netflix app, and it still doesn't switch framerates like it does on the Apple TV.
I'm not aware of any display that allows for native frame rate playback from its embedded apps, it's always at 60 Hz.
The lack of the Dolby Vision logo popup is interesting as I thought that was some sort of licensing requirement from Dolby. Maybe complaints about it prompted Dolby to change their position on the logo display.
I wish Sony would have added more information to its Display graphic other than the bare minimum of "3840x2160p 4K". I think the LG displays have much more information available in their on-screen info graphic.
Anyone use Bias lighting with Sony AF9?
I used an Ideal-Lume many years ago myself. Another excellent solution is the offering from MediaLight 6500K Bias Lighting System.I've used CinemaQuest Ideal-Lume for years. Started with my Pioneer Kuro and now I use it with my A9F. Have it mounted on a wall behind the Sony, which sits on a cabinet. I know some say you don't need it with an OLED, but I like it given my room is dark when viewing. CimemaQuest has updated their lamp to LED, which is way better than the previous fluorescent lamp.
I tried leaving Pixel Shift engaged when I first got my A9F out of paranoia, but when watching any material without overscan (4K or upscaled 1080i/1080p), there's an obvious black border that appears on one side of the screen and visibly changes position regularly—which is the whole point I suppose, but super annoying during critical viewing.With the new firmware, Sony left the Pixel Shift Off as the default when it used to be ON. Not sure if this was intentional or an error with the build.
I‘m mainly referring to the raise brightness/APL compared to before and near black-details. Before the update, internal DV was considerably darker than via my fire tv stick 4K. With 6.2550 (Which is still Oreo) it’s easily as bright as the fire tv stick and it finally has a correct near-black gradation. Before, there was terrible posterization in darker regions and parts that now show detail were just black blobs. Even raising black level just raised the black level of those blobs rather that revealing any detail. This problem is gone now as well.What do you mean by properly working internal DV playback? I've had these weird white blocks of noise on DV content when I use the netflix app on the Apple TV, but not when I use the built in app. I just figured it was something netflix was doing wrong, or the Apple TV itself. Is this what you're referring to or is there another bug specific to the built in android netflix player?