- Panel Type: OLED
- Display Size: 65-inch
- Image Processor: Picture Processor X1 Ultimate
- Resolution: 3840 x 2160
- Others: Netflix Calibrated Mode, TRILUMINOS Display, Acoustic Surface Audio+
- Dimensions: 1449 x 835 x 86mm
- Weight: 27.2kg
- Picture quality
- Incredibly thin
- Android TV
Deeper Than The Night Sky
Media is now dominant on the digital platform, and display units are found everywhere. On TVs, monitors, smartphones, pagers, tablets – they’re just about everywhere and on everything. With displays being everywhere, what sets them apart from each other, other than size? It’s quality, colours, contrast, and the technologies used like LCD, LED, OLED, IPS, or VA.
This time around in our test lab we have Sony’s latest flagship OLED TV, the Sony Master A9F. The A9F is a 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart OLED TV, a mouthful but it means a lot of things. With a 4K Ultra HD resolution you get more details and you can sit closer to the TV before noticing any pixels. And on the A9F you have to be really close to the TV to start noticing the pixels. The higher resolution also means you’ll also need larger TVs with a 50 or 55-inch minimum.
Next is HDR, which stands for High Dynamic Range. In layman terms this means better contrast, brightness levels, and a wider colour palette. HDR increases picture quality greatly when you
have the supported content. By adding HDR to an OLED display like the A9F, you can enjoy incredible colour vibrancy and deep detailed contrasts. When compared to other TV’s during our review we could tell the silhouette of trees in the background had better detail. The contrast is amazing at displaying incredible levels of deep black, while maintaining an ample amount of brightness to keep colours vibrant.
OLED isn’t something new, but it has taken awhile to get things going, and now it’s probably the best display technology on the market. Thanks to OLED technology, TV’s can have incredible picture quality while staying as slim as possible, and the thinness is no joke once you get your hands on the A9F, you’d find it hard to believe images of that quality can appear on something so thin.
The A9F uses Acoustic Surface Audio+ technology for audio, which means that sound flows through the display, dispersing the sound uniformly towards the listener, instead of outputting through normal loudspeakers.
CHIP CONCLUDE: Probably one of the best, if not the best OLED TV on the market right now. We have no complaints at all, and are jealous of all A9F owners in the world.
(to be published in issue December 2018)