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First off, in your opinion what is the best TV lineup of 2018? I personally like the new Sony A8F series because of the extreme processor and acoustic surface. The A8F supposed to be a lot brighter than the A1E. I also like the A8F model over last year's A1E because of the traditional stand compared to the awkward picture frame stand from last year's. Do you notice if the A8F is tilted like the A1E? I can't tell but it is tilted again? If so, can you adjust it? This is a big concern for me. I prefer the TV to stand up straight. Also, how is the LG OLED lineup and Samsung's new MicroLED lineup this year compared to Sony's TV lineup? I'm really edging towards getting the A8F this spring but there could be a better TV coming from LG or Samsung. What do you think? Am I making a good choice?
 

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Oh ok, so that leaves me between getting the Sony A8F or the LG E8 which both come in 55 inch, exactly the size I want.


Which one is the better TV? Or is it too early to tell? Which has the better processor? LG's A9 processor or Sony's X1™ Extreme processor?


I'm torn between the A8F and the E8 :S
 

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First off, in your opinion what is the best TV lineup of 2018? I personally like the new Sony A8F series because of the extreme processor and acoustic surface. The A8F supposed to be a lot brighter than the A1E. I also like the A8F model over last year's A1E because of the traditional stand compared to the awkward picture frame stand from last year's. Do you notice if the A8F is tilted like the A1E? I can't tell but it is tilted again? If so, can you adjust it? This is a big concern for me. I prefer the TV to stand up straight. Also, how is the LG OLED lineup and Samsung's new MicroLED lineup this year compared to Sony's TV lineup? I'm really edging towards getting the A8F this spring but there could be a better TV coming from LG or Samsung. What do you think? Am I making a good choice?
Wherever did you hear anything claiming the A8F has any difference in brightness than the A1E?

The only part of the Sony presentation talking about more brightness was talking about a future LCD product with 8k resolution and the new X1 Ultimate processor, which sounds like a replacement for the Z9D.
 

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Wherever did you hear anything claiming the A8F has any difference in brightness than the A1E?

The only part of the Sony presentation talking about more brightness was talking about a future LCD product with 8k resolution and the new X1 Ultimate processor, which sounds like a replacement for the Z9D.
I must of been misinformed about the improved peak brightness for the Sony A8F.

In your opinion, what is the better TV? The Sony A8F or the LG E8? Is there enough information at the moment to conclude which TV is better? Both come in 55 inches which is the size I want.
 

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I must of been misinformed about the improved peak brightness for the Sony A8F.

In your opinion, what is the better TV? The Sony A8F or the LG E8? Is there enough information at the moment to conclude which TV is better? Both come in 55 inches which is the size I want.
I have no way to know at this time. We will need to wait for the reviews in a few months.

I am not regretting getting my A1E at all.
 

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I have no way to know at this time. We will need to wait for the reviews in a few months.

I am not regretting getting my A1E at all.

Is LG's new a9 processor any better than Sony's X1 Extreme Processor?

I think LG is desperate and want to compete with Sony. I think that the Sony A1E was last year's best TV. This year is a different story though. LG can win this time..
 

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Is LG's new a9 processor any better than Sony's X1 Extreme Processor?

I think LG is desperate and want to compete with Sony. I think that the Sony A1E was last year's best TV. This year is a different story though. LG can win this time..
We have no idea. All we know is that it is faster than what they had in the 2017 models.
 

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IMHO at this stage image scaling and processing is of critical importance. It's hard to even get a store to allow you to watch Directv HD or cable HD content on TVs. I local Magnolia area manager told me that the manufacturers pay them to put the displays on the floor and they are contractually prevented from displaying anything but the 4K loops provided by the manufacturer. This is critical as they all look pretty awesome with a perfect 4K sample. How they handle low bit rate Directv or Cable content is critical at this stage because there is so little 4K content. IMHO Sony has historically in their premium TVs had superior processing. I intended to buy an LG OLED 65" early last year until I got a local independent dealer to hook up Directv to it. They had on ESPN and it was nearly unwatchable. The posterization of the skin tones on the news reader's face was nearly unwatchable. They then connected to Sony's top LCD and the picture was pretty darn good. WAY better than the LG. Their issues with posterization is either that the panels can't resolve 8 bits of color or their processor can't scale a full 8 bits of color at 4K. I'm hopeful that their new processor is way better, they certainly have a long way to go. I am personally just watching developments this year. We are building a new house and I will be getting several new TVs spring 2019. An 80-85" and a 65" premium and a couple other 55" thin ones.
 

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We have no idea. All we know is that it is faster than what they had in the 2017 models.

As much as I prefer Sony over LG, you would think that the LG E8 will be better than the Sony A8F because the A8F has the same exact picture quality as last year's A1E. The whole LG OLED lineup this year may have the advantage since the picture quality will be better than last year's models. Unless the A1E was so good that it's still better than a 2018 LG OLED TV. It will be a tough choice for me unless I know for sure which is the better OLED TV..
 

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The delta between the A1E and LG 7 series wasn't that great (1080p upscaling being nearly identical), unless you were viewing lower quality sources, in which case the A1E is your daddy.
 

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I think LG has the best OLED offering for 2018. The C8 looks to be the sweet spot. Panasonic would be a strong #2 assuming they make it to America. The back of the Sony A8F looks like a 90's TV. Not that you look at the back often, but in certain environments, it's an eyesore.

In my opinion CES 2018 has been a bust so far for customer displays. Still no agreement on an HDR standard, no HDMI 2.1, no significant panel improvements and MicroLED is a way off for the masses. The only positive might be the Samsung QLED displays finally live up to the promise of last years hype. We'll see once production models hit the reviewers like Rtings.com.
 

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just saw a video on the Sony Europe youtube page and the guy said the A1E is still the flagship and the A8F was just below it

He didnt go into detail but I'd wait to see what the A1E has over the A8F first.Also have to wait to see how the E8 looks with the new processor
 

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I think LG has the best OLED offering for 2018. The C8 looks to be the sweet spot. Panasonic would be a strong #2 assuming they make it to America. The back of the Sony A8F looks like a 90's TV. Not that you look at the back often, but in certain environments, it's an eyesore.

In my opinion CES 2018 has been a bust so far for customer displays. Still no agreement on an HDR standard, no HDMI 2.1, no significant panel improvements and MicroLED is a way off for the masses. The only positive might be the Samsung QLED displays finally live up to the promise of last years hype. We'll see once production models hit the reviewers like Rtings.com.

The 2018 LG OLED lineup may win this year in terms of OLED technology. If so, I'm getting the E8 because it's the best 55 inch LG OLED TV available in 2018.

I like the A8F because of the upright design but the back looks like total ****. It's also more or less the same picture quality as the A1E. What's sad it the A1E is considered Sony's flagship OLED, not the A8F.

I'm getting an OLED TV for sure this Spring because I want it in time for Red Dead Redemption 2 which is also coming this Spring but I may regret it with HDMI 2.1 and Sony's X1 Ultimate Prototype coming next year. I don't want to wait another year :/
 

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Is LG's new a9 processor any better than Sony's X1 Extreme Processor?

I think LG is desperate and want to compete with Sony. I think that the Sony A1E was last year's best TV. This year is a different story though. LG can win this time..
Lg is claiming their new a9 processor is better than sony's, since sony's is a year or two old now. Lg won the shootout, last year, could very well happen again since Sony is using the same processor on the new Sony. Either way you can't go wrong with either. Time will tell how good 2018 oleds will be.
 

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I think LG is desperate and want to compete with Sony. I think that the Sony A1E was last year's best TV. This year is a different story though. LG can win this time..
From every information we have available it seems you have no idea what you are talking about. LG desperate? Yeah, right after cornering the higher margin market segment I'm sure they're desperate. After another CES where everybody showed prototypes not available for consumers or are sourcing their panels from them, it seems pretty much the opposite of desperate, to me.
 
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