- eARC (enhanced audio return channel) on one HDMI 2.0b port
- Three x HDMI 2.0 ports
- Two x USB-A 2.0 x 5V/.5A
- One USB-A 3.1 x 5V/.9A
- Optical Out
- Video in (3.5mm to RCA)
- LAN (10/100)
- Wi-Fi AC dual-band (for 4K streaming)
- BT 4.2
- Antenna (for Digital TV)
- 3.5mm headphone
- Centre speaker In (wired from the Sony AV receiver)
Please note that USB recording is no longer available. USB playback is fine.
There has been some criticism that the HDMI 2.0 ports are not the new 2.1 standards. This is patently rubbish as [email protected] does not need that – it is happy with 1.4 standards. HDMI 2.1 is more about 8K TV and perhaps [email protected], neither of which this TV is capable of.
Sony A9G price (as these are new models there are no street prices yet)
GadgetGuy’s take – The Sony A9G Master series is one of the best
This is a TV that videophiles would be happy with. While Sony calls it a Master Series, we cannot say it is the best OLED – but its damned good. Its video and audio performance are very close to last year’s A9F with just a few subtle refinements.
The other competitor in this space is LG. It has a top of the range ‘wall’ 65W9 at $9999 or the 65E9 (stand or wall) at $6529 or the entry-level 65C9 (stand) at $5829. Thomas Bartlett gave the 65C9 4.7-out-of-10. Feature for feature the Sony and LG 65C9 (not its more expensive E/W9) are almost identical, but the LG edges slightly ahead. Our score is 4.5 – same as last year’s A9F.
Who is the king of OLED? Well, perhaps Sony is a king in waiting because the other king is still tightly clutching the crown.