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Sony- 65" Class BRAVIA XR A80J Series OLED 4K UHD Smart Google TV

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by audiomixer, Sep 25, 2021.

  1. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles Thread Starter

    From what I’ve read, it will be more expensive than current models.
     
  2. Stereosound

    Stereosound Forum Resident

    Location:
    USA
    Of course it will be even though it’s not seemingly a huge upgrade for what it is. Maybe in a few more years when they can get the OLED’s out of the equation and just go with Quantum Dots then they may have something more worthwhile. These corporations are greedy and they keep testing the consumer to see how much they can get away with charging. So far they get away with murder as I’m seeing it. Sony just keeps resting on it’s laurels and the majority aren’t seeing it. Sony is slowly digging itself a grave though if they keep it up by not competing harder.
     
  3. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles Thread Starter

    I don’t think the industry is the same anymore. Cheap, big sized televisions seem to what the majority of the people want; quality comes in a distant second.
     
  4. JohnG

    JohnG PROG Nation!

    I for one is absolutely thrilled with my cheap big TCL tv. Yes I see the OLED’s at Costco for over $1k but with HDR and Dolby Vision (and Roku built in), you just can’t beat that deal (in my case $499).
     
  5. GregM

    GregM The expanding man

    Location:
    Daddyland, CA
    The new innovations in OLED screens from LG continue to impress. Now they have these new rollable screens that emerge from a plinth on the floor. Amazing.

    LG Rollable OLED TV R | LG SIGNATURE

    The Sony OLEDs are just rebadged LGs, as I'm sure has been said above.
     
  6. bresna

    bresna Senior Member

    Location:
    York, Maine
    I knew these were coming someday and that TV is very cool... but $100K? Really?? Not that cool! :)
     
  7. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles Thread Starter

    I'll admit, that's a deal! However, this Sony's upscaling and processing are literally to die for. I've never seen anything like it!
     
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  8. GregM

    GregM The expanding man

    Location:
    Daddyland, CA
    I know! But prices come down pretty fast on LG models. My 77" OLED is now far cheaper than what I paid for it; you can by an 83" 4K model for that price. The 88" 8K model that originally listed for $35,000 can now be had for $25,000. Every year the technology and innovations get better and the prices come down.
     
  9. bresna

    bresna Senior Member

    Location:
    York, Maine
    When OLED was first announced, the story was that eventually, you would be able to be a portable 65" OLED TV that you could carry a tube and unroll it when you visit someone and tack it to the wall. This roll out TV is getting there but not quite. :)
     
  10. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits, Abbie & Mitzi: Best Dogs Ever

    Location:
    Alexandria VA
    And only $100,000! I'll buy 3! :laugh:
     
  11. GregM

    GregM The expanding man

    Location:
    Daddyland, CA
    We joke, but here in the bay area all kinds of people with unlimited resources are building their dream homes and wouldn't blink at putting one of these in multiple bedrooms. Then LG takes that money and more of its own to invest in the manufacturing process. Before you know it, rollable OLEDs are affordable and everyone is buying one. Bet they'll also have a ceiling-mounted model that looks like a cornice and descends like a projection screen.
     
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  12. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles Thread Starter

    Has anyone else jumped on one of these yet?
     
  13. Alan G.

    Alan G. Forum Resident

    Location:
    NW Montana
    The only hiccup I’ve had since setting up the A80J is concerning CEC, the non-standard, unregulated, whatever-the-corporation-thinks control program. I have a six year old Marantz receiver controlled by the Sony (with ARC, not eARC). A couple of times a week, five minutes after turning off the TV (which turns off the AVR), the Marantz will turn back on. Forty seconds later, it turns back off. The TV never turns back on, but it appears it’s looking for something. Odd, but totally manageable.

    Otherwise, this TV is absolutely stunning.
     
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  14. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles Thread Starter

    I'm constantly in awe of its picture quality with 4K material & upscaled 1080p.
     
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  15. JimW

    JimW In the Process of Becoming

    Location:
    Charlottesville VA
    When the 65" came down to $1800 at costco w/ a 5 year warranty included, I had to bite. That's a lot more than I'd want to pay for a set, but after having reliability issues with other brands, I decided it was worth it. I was looking at the LG C1 for that price, but when the A80 dropped $400 to the same price as the C1, I jumped. Best TV I've ever had for sure.
     
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  16. Steve Baker

    Steve Baker Forum Resident

    Location:
    Columbia, Maryland
    You won't regret it.
     
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