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Dang, that is one hell of a bezel on that monitor. Did it come like that?
It's not really a bezel. It's a hand made wood frame that's made specifically for Samsung "The Frame".

The idea is that when the monitor isn't in use, it looks just like framed art instead of a black plastic box.

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Sony’s motion processing is second to none. LG has gotten better. Just not at Sony’s level. Go for the A9G and call it a day.


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Hi Jeff, unfortunately the store I was at does not carry the Sony A9G, so I bought an LG OLED C9. It was a 2019 model so I got it for 1,350 below MSRP. It was by far the best picture in the store that I could see. I got the 65 inch, it will be delivered on July 7th.This is a review of the one I am getting.😀

https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwjknNv7xZ3qAhWbG80KHY5FCjwQFjAXegQIBxAB&url=https://www.whathifi.com/us/reviews/lg-oled65c9pla&usg=AOvVaw1lASgebq9o53HsXDWbZyng
 

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The C9 is a very good TV. Good way to save money to buy last years. The improvements year to year have been pretty minor. Who knows when LGD actually releases a new panel.
 

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Hi Jeff, unfortunately the store I was at does not carry the Sony A9G, so I bought an LG OLED C9. It was a 2019 model so I got it for 1,350 below MSRP. It was by far the best picture in the store that I could see. I got the 65 inch, it will be delivered on July 7th.This is a review of the one I am getting.😀

https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwjknNv7xZ3qAhWbG80KHY5FCjwQFjAXegQIBxAB&url=https://www.whathifi.com/us/reviews/lg-oled65c9pla&usg=AOvVaw1lASgebq9o53HsXDWbZyng
Very good display.... LG has made improvements over my panel C7, good news they improve every year and prices are still dropping.. I still might do a fixed panel in basement and put in a drop down screen, so I might be looking at TVs again. The 8K route is just odd right now, as the industry has barely caught up with current TVs. Enjoy it, pretty Eye popping and I love LG GUI interface, best I have seen yet.

On the Dynaudio note, should have Special 25s tomorrow.... Just hoping they show up like the pictures he took!
 

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It's not really a bezel. It's a hand made wood frame that's made specifically for Samsung "The Frame".

The idea is that when the monitor isn't in use, it looks just like framed art instead of a black plastic box.

Deco TV Frames
Gotcha, definitely different. I myself always want the least amount of border around my displays. LG has patented completely bezel-less tech for their OLEDs that might happen down the line.
 

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Hi Jeff, unfortunately the store I was at does not carry the Sony A9G, so I bought an LG OLED C9. It was a 2019 model so I got it for 1,350 below MSRP. It was by far the best picture in the store that I could see. I got the 65 inch, it will be delivered on July 7th.This is a review of the one I am getting.

https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwjknNv7xZ3qAhWbG80KHY5FCjwQFjAXegQIBxAB&url=https://www.whathifi.com/us/reviews/lg-oled65c9pla&usg=AOvVaw1lASgebq9o53HsXDWbZyng

Nothing wrong with that. Last LG set I had was in 2016. They have made great strides from when I had it. Enjoy the picture. OLED is the best thing since plasma. I was looking at the 77GX to replace my 65A1E. Just not ready yet. May wait until 2022 when the new panel fab plant is supposed to open.


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Nothing wrong with that. Last LG set I had was in 2016. They have made great strides from when I had it. Enjoy the picture. OLED is the best thing since plasma. I was looking at the 77GX to replace my 65A1E. Just not ready yet. May wait until 2022 when the new panel fab plant is supposed to open.


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The plasma will be going in my bedroom now, a little big, but hey, my eyes are not what they used to be.
Can’t wait to see 4k porn, lol.
 

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I bought a new TV last fall, upgrading from a 60" Pioneer Kuro to a 65" Sony A8G.

I was able to compare the A8G with the 65" LG C9 on the same wall on the inside of a Magnolia store (in BB), and after some coaxing I got the sales guy to play a 1080p Blu-Ray of my choice (from what they had under the counter anyway) and we set the two TVs to their best movie modes. They were very close. I thought the Sony was a tiny bit better on the demo loop, because in some scenes the LG's color saturation and contrast was slightly too much, and I sometimes thought I saw more frame judder on the LG, but it wasn't consistent when I looked back and forth. With the Blu-Ray, they were nearly indistinguishable. The material wasn't a good test of motion, not like sports, so I didn't notice any significant differences in that area. Based on picture quality alone, I could have flipped a coin. The A8G was a tiny bit gimped with just two HDMI inputs that could handle 4K HDR up to 60 Hz (the other two limited to 30 Hz at that resolution and bit depth). But that wasn't a concern in my setup. The LG also had eARC and would have been better for low latency gaming. Those were two more don't cares for me. I went with the Sony because I was more familiar with the Android TV interface and it was $100 cheaper.

My family watches a lot of OTA broadcast TV, both SD and HD, as well as DVD rips, Blu-Rays, and online content. The A8G is definitely a major step up from the Kuro on 1080i HDTV, and a huge step up on Blu-Rays. 4K HDR Blu-Rays are stunning of course, but 4K HDR content makes up only a few percent of our viewing hours. I was very pleasantly surprised how well it upscales SD content from ripped DVDs and SD broadcasts. They look just as good as on the old Kuro, but with better contrast. The only advantage the old Kuro had was on sports broadcasts. Fast camera pans to follow the action were a little smoother on the Kuro, and I sometimes see some judder that I don't remember seeing on the Kuro. But with some tweaking of the motion settings, it's almost as good. I was also fortunate in the "panel lottery" to get one that shows negligible banding on a 5% gray background pattern.

It was $2200 (IIRC) back when I bought it, which was way less than we've spent on either of our previous two plasma sets, and I'm completely impressed with the picture quality. The Android UI is super laggy sometimes, especially when using the TV guide, and that's my only complaint. I heard the A9G doesn't have this problem because it has a faster processor, and I hope that addressed in the A8H. But I only have to live with it until I upgrade my pre/pro to handle full bandwidth HMDI.
 
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****SIGH****

You guys talking about TV's has me looking now too...

WTF is up with the price difference from the 55" to 77" A9G though??? I saw the price of the 55 and was like screw it lets do this, pulled up the 77 and it's almost $3k more!

Guess I'll wait, I don't really care about the picture as much as the sound anyway. Plus I'd rather spend the $$$ on S40's!
 

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****SIGH****

You guys talking about TV's has me looking now too...

WTF is up with the price difference from the 55" to 77" A9G though??? I saw the price of the 55 and was like screw it lets do this, pulled up the 77 and it's almost $3k more!

Guess I'll wait, I don't really care about the picture as much as the sound anyway. Plus I'd rather spend the $$$ on S40's!
It is the same huge jump in price on the LG’s when you go from 65-77 inches, no thanks. Mine is a 2019 model, so they had 1,350 discounted on it. He said the new models are about to hit, so they are clearing out old stock. He mentioned they were getting in a Sony (I think) 8k set, but there is nothing to play on it, and will not be for a while, prices are outrageous too. They were playing true 4k material, and it was stunning, it came on a thumb drive with the TV I guess. What I liked too, was he said for standard over air antenna (1080p) content, like channel 2,4,7,62 CBC, etc...it upscales it to 4k, and is a really nice picture. Same with 1080 p bluerays I guess. I might try Netflix 4k, see how that goes. I am not sure if I should buy a player or not for physical media, or will that be outdated when I leave the store with it? I hear PlayStation and Xbox are releasing new consoles soon, so maybe I will look into one of those. Funny too, he said the Newscasters on the big three channels are against broadcasting in 4K, because it shows up all their “flaws”.
 

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It is the same huge jump in price on the LG’s when you go from 65-77 inches, no thanks. Mine is a 2019 model, so they had 1,350 discounted on it. He said the new models are about to hit, so they are clearing out old stock. He mentioned they were getting in a Sony (I think) 8k set, but there is nothing to play on it, and will not be for a while, prices are outrageous too. They were playing true 4k material, and it was stunning, it came on a thumb drive with the TV I guess. What I liked too, was he said for standard over air antenna (1080p) content, like channel 2,4,7,62 CBC, etc...it upscales it to 4k, and is a really nice picture. Same with 1080 p bluerays I guess. I might try Netflix 4k, see how that goes. I am not sure if I should buy a player or not for physical media, or will that be outdated when I leave the store with it? I hear PlayStation and Xbox are releasing new consoles soon, so maybe I will look into one of those. Funny too, he said the Newscasters on the big three channels are against broadcasting in 4K, because it shows up all their “flaws”.
I'm not in a hurry to change my TV anyway, so I'll wait until the 77's are more reasonable, I don't care about 8K and won't buy one of those for at least a couple generations. When I bought my 4K it was the last generation before HDR and I really wish I had waited, but my 46" just wasn't cutting it in my new living room when I was sitting 14 feet away.

Yeah, most players can upscale these days. My Oppo 105D would, but they came out with the 205 which is a 4K player, so I upgraded to one of those. Now that I've sold my NIB spare and how much I got for it, I'm really thinking about selling the 205 that I use for a media center and just use the PC I just built for iRacing to play movies and as a source...

The PS5 is supposed to be released for Christmas, we'll see if it makes it. IF they have Gran Turismo as a release title I'll have to buy 3 instead of the normal 2 that I end up flipping for twice as much once they are all gone...
 

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no quarter: Playstation is being released November, looks pretty cool. Not sure on the specs, but I might buy it and get back into gaming since we are all on the Covid merry go round! 8K are around the corner, but gaming will still be true 4K with optical drive option for the PS5. It's been awhile sine my Playstation 4 seen some action, my oldest has taken over those duties for now. It will be nice to hear gaming via Dynaudio again. The high end TV Market is mostly LG/Sony and Samsung... Some good inexpensive sets, like TCL and Vizo etc.. have some remarkable pictures that are inexpensive..
 

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I have got a ton of Blu-Ray concerts that I hope can be upscaled to 4K, DTS surround was good, but I am down to 2.0 now, I don’t need 7 speakers in my apartment. I have an Xbox 360, I did not even jump on the Xbox one, so maybe I will see about the next generation players...no rush though. In reality, I watch a lot more TV than listen to music, so that is why I decided to upgrade to a 4K set. Hope we have live sports soon, which always is broadcast well.
 

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no quarter: I am with you on live sports! Lately though, I have been more about music than movies, on anything on TV, the news blows and they refuse to report good, which is happening a lot more than people could ever realize, because panic and fear sell, sooner or later people are going to stop watching live news or news in general.

On a much lighter note, Special 25's hopefully will be here tomorrow...
 
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****SIGH****

You guys talking about TV's has me looking now too...

WTF is up with the price difference from the 55" to 77" A9G though??? I saw the price of the 55 and was like screw it lets do this, pulled up the 77 and it's almost $3k more!

Guess I'll wait, I don't really care about the picture as much as the sound anyway. Plus I'd rather spend the $$$ on S40's!
I'm with you. I'm still using the same 1080p TV's I bought 10 years ago. It's probably time to upgrade though. The content takes FOREVER to catch up to what TV's are capable of so I wait to upgrade until around every 10 years, and then buy the best at that time. TV's are huge depreciating assets so trying to keep up with technology that isn't even being taken advantage of with the content seems like a stupid thing to do. It will probably be another 10+ years before normal content will approach 4K.
 

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Never been much of a videophile, the technical aspects of screens and video devices does seem interesting. I have a visio I bought on sale at walmart for 500$ when i went in to buy motor oil and happened to notice the sale.

Good enough for the girls I go out with as they say. I often think about my apathy for video when other music lovers tell me they don't really care about sound quality. Seems weird to me until I remember that I love movies but am fine with lofi video.
 

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You guys say that, but have you seen a full 4k video in person on a good set? I suspect you may change your mind when you do. I brushed off upgrading for years, I think I bought my Plasma around 2013, and as great as it is, it is nowhere near what the new sets can do.
 

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You guys say that, but have you seen a full 4k video in person on a good set? I suspect you may change your mind when you do. I brushed off upgrading for years, I think I bought my Plasma around 2013, and as great as it is, it is nowhere near what the new sets can do.
 

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You guys say that, but have you seen a full 4k video in person on a good set? I suspect you may change your mind when you do. I brushed off upgrading for years, I think I bought my Plasma around 2013, and as great as it is, it is nowhere near what the new sets can do.
Of course I've seen 4k material on a 4k TV. 4k technology isn't new at this point. I think you are missing the point. When 90% of what you watch on that TV is no where near 4k, then rushing out to upgrade isn't really a priority. I'm sure you'd agree that playing MP3's through a $50,000 system would be pointless, right? Even if there was a claimed up conversion. I'll upgrade in the next few years, but I haven't once looked at my TV's and thought that I need to. It seems that the older I get, the less I want to sit inside and watch TV anyhow.
 

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Is it just me, or is AVS doing some weird crap, it takes forever to post sometimes, that is why I had a double post earlier, now my edit option is gone?
Make em dance, I get where you are coming from, that is a big concern of mine...is there any 4K material to watch on a regular basis...
 
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