I actually heard about it from a reviewer for the first time today browsing YouTube. Me trying hard to find reasons why I should go back to my beloved Sony lol. Anyway, Vincent aka HDTVTest did an E9 vs A9G comparison and he pointed out the exact issue I was having with my panel. The flashing and all. He’s the only person I’ve seen point it out.Someone else also posted: Iâ€™️ve read from numerous sources and Iâ€™️ve heard that LG has vastly improved on Shadow detail and flashing/macroblocking so Iâ€™️m giving it a try. If itâ€™️s the same issue with the GX Iâ€™️ll be using my final exchange and going back to the A9G.77â€GX arrived from Best Buy. Letâ€™️s see how this goes. First LG OLED. Iâ€™️ve been a Sony only guy for YEARS. Recently purchased an A9G. Beautiful picture as always from Sony, but had lots of annoying issues. Mainly audio dropout and loss CONSTANTLY over eARC to my sound bar. HDMI inputs mot recognizing my cable box. Macroblocking and flashing in dark scenes. Mainly the audio issue pushed me over the edge having to constantly reboot the TV set. So I decided to give LG a try and see how it goes. I hear the macroblocking And flashing is almost nonexistent on the new LGs and near black detail is improved so we will see.
MY THOUGHTS REGARDING BOTH POSTS:
I had this A9G for a while, but no one told me and I never read about this macroblocking and flashing.
I believe Vincent had a review about the LG B9 vs C9 that had some of this, and he reported that LG darkened the gamma on the B9 to "mask" it. (I noticed this darker gamma look at Best Buy when comparing it to the LG C9 below it). Vincent said this was corrected on the C9.
Anyway, up to now, I always felt from my direct observations between the two tvs(C9 vs A9G), that the LG "held it's own" against the Sony with the Sony edging out the LG in a couple of areas - but not by a lot. But it is refreshing to read about the "relief" from someone who just got free of Sony "issues" by coming over to LG.
Unless your experience with your A9G is unique, I find it very interesting that even from my favorite panel reviewers, they "elect" to hold this information about the "latest and greatest" from an inquiring public.
Perhaps they don't want to "spoil" the "all around good feeling" from their review./forum/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif