Sony has launched their new OLED TV series for the year at an event in the capital today. This includes two series in the Bravia range: A8G and A9G.
Billed as the successor to A9F from last year, Sony A9G is powered by the latest X1 Ultimate picture processor from the company. The chip controls 8 million self-illuminating pixels that can be dimmed and brightened individually for deeper blacks as well as more vibrant colours. The 4K OLED panels have a native resolution of 3840×2160 pixels coming with HDR10 and Dolby Vision support for HDR content. There is also a Netflix Calibrated mode that shows the colours of Netflix original shows as intended by the creators.
Coming to audio, A9G uses Acoustic Audio Surface+ that makes the screen vibrate to produce sound. This 2.2 channel setup features 20W+20W speakers plus 10W+10W subwoofers that produce very loud yet clear sound. It can also be paired with a home theater system making it act as the centre speaker. They also come with Dolby Atmos and DTS Digital sound. There are plenty of ports on the left side like eARC HDMI to connect the latest audio devices but they are positioned in a slightly inconvenient area.
Running on Android TV OS, Chromecast is built-in for casting from smartphones and Google Play Store can be accessed to download various apps or games. It can work with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Apple Airplay 2 and Homekit. Voicing AI commands doesn’t require the smart remote to be in the hand which can also control all the HDMI-connected devices. Bundled inside is a Flush Wall mount that makes the TV stick to the wall like a poster but it can also be extended and moved a bit to the side to adjust the viewing angle.
The A9G series is priced at Rs.2,69,900 for 55″ and Rs.3,69,900 for 65″ while A8G costs Rs.2,19,900 for 55″ and Rs.3,19,900 for 65″. A8G is currently being sold at all Sony retail stores, online and offline partners but A9G will be sold from 1 August 2019. Screen sizes larger than 65″ are slated to be coming soon.