Sony Master Series A9F has been replaced by Sony Master Series A9G.
- Master Series A9F
Super expensive and not without faults.
I bought this TV with my heart and not my head. It's quite expensive and includes a huge amount of functionality most of us probably will never use. This is a "super smart TV" - meaning it has a complex Android computer built-in. It includes built-in WiFi and Chromecast and with Google Assistant active, you can speak commands into the mic on the remote control. Trouble is, while watching programs, the mic picks up sounds from the speakers and activates the Google Assistant window. Not just occasionally. At least twice every hour. I turne...d stupid Google Assistant off. That means I have to do searches and enter commands manually. That is VERY tedious on this TV. Setup is relatively easy but there is a very complex menu to change stuff. And good luck with that. It's very complicated. More bad stuff: Unless it's wall-mounted, the TV screen rests backward slightly on it's electronics backing board which also contains speakers. So what? Well it means the screen collects more dust. And it's not an easy screen to clean. Sony say to use a dry microfibre cloth. That doesn't work. They recommend NOT using any conventional cleaners on the OLED screen lest you damage it...but don't have any damp product to collect the dust. I took my life in my hands by cleaning it with a conventional silicone based spectacle spray. It worked well. More bad stuff: The speakers are [Word Removed]. You'll need a good soundbar. More bad stuff: If you connect the TV to the Internet via an ethernet cable like I did, the downloads are way faster, streaming is no problem, but you lose a lot of functions that you get on WiFi. For example: you can't cast from your tablet to the TV. I'm thinking WiFi might be a better option after all (Google Assistant turned off) - but the jury's still out on that. More bad stuff: the sound turns off for no reason (to the soundbar via ARC cable) and won't turn on unless you reboot the android computer TV by holding the on button down for 6 seconds (not in instructions). It occasionally won't load Netflix for no particular reason. No other internet function is lost, just Netflix. Sigh...reboot again to fix...sort of. Good stuff: Plenty of functions for tech-heads. Plenty of connectivity. Most importantly, the picture is magnificent - the best I've seen, especially in 4K. Am I glad I bought it? No. I should have bought a cheaper smart 4k TV. And I would if I had my time over - but not an LG. I don't trust their build-quality or their backup.
Purchased in April 2019 at Harvey Norman.
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|Category||4K Ultra HD TVs||4K Ultra HD TVs|
|Type of TV||HDR Compatible and Smart TV||HDR Compatible and Smart TV|
|Wireless Options||Bluetooth and Wi-Fi||Bluetooth and Wi-Fi|
|Number of HDMI Ports||4||4|
|Number of USB Ports||3||3|
|Weight||23.8 kg||27.2 kg|
|Operating System||Android TV||Android TV|
|Dimensions (without stand)||711 x 1228 x 86 mm||835 x 1449 x 86 mm|
|Dimensions (with stand)||709 x 1228 x 320 mm||832 x 1449 x 320 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)||1 year(s)|
|Replaced by||Sony Master Series A9G||Sony Master Series A9G|
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