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# 262207 10-Jan-2020 09:26
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Looks like Sony NZ have some 2018 stock still kicking around to get rid of, as they have this guy for $2499. For comparison, the 2019 A9g, which is largely quite similar, is $5499.95 RRP.

 

The A9 Master series is Sony's higher range OLED, so it gets all the goodies like the X1 Ultimate Processor, eARC, and HDCP 2.3 compliant HDMI ports, which makes it a good buy even in 2020 if you can handle the older OS. RTINGS review here


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  # 2389509 10-Jan-2020 09:47
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Edit.... opps... you are talking about the A9F (2018) not A9G (2019) as I mentioned below.   I must go invest in some glasses!  That's still cheap for a very good quality OLED though.

 

 

 

I paid $2755 for the A8G 55" on Black Friday.  At that time the A9G was about $3500 on sale. I would have bought one but I couldn't rationalise the price difference with a comparison.  





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  # 2389516 10-Jan-2020 09:51
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For comparison this is currently being sold retail for $4299-4399

 

 

 

 





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  # 2389597 10-Jan-2020 11:24
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ShinyChrome:

Looks like Sony NZ have some 2018 stock still kicking around to get rid of, as they have this guy for $2499. For comparison, the 2019 A9g, which is largely quite similar, is $5499.95 RRP.


The A9 Master series is Sony's higher range OLED, so it gets all the goodies like the X1 Ultimate Processor, eARC, and HDCP 2.3 compliant HDMI ports, which makes it a good buy even in 2020 if you can handle the older OS. RTINGS review here



All Sony TVs use the same firmware so OS wise it will be the same as a9g. I would suspect a9h will be the same as well since there is no major hardware change. Sony support their Android TVs for quite a long time (more than other manufacturers where they basically abondon their TVs as soon as new models come out)

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  # 2389638 10-Jan-2020 13:24
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I guess with Harvey Norman not selling Sony any longer they've probably lost a lot of TV market share in NZ.

 

 


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  # 2389685 10-Jan-2020 15:02
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I so miss my Sony A1. Cries. 


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  # 2389715 10-Jan-2020 16:06
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What happened with HN and Sony?

 

 


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  # 2392572 15-Jan-2020 13:34
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What happened with HN and Sony?

 

 

 

 

$$$ store credit for the full purchase price. They then offered me the Panny TH-65GZ2000U at a very impressive best price discount. I had money left over could spend on anything. Overall while I still would have preferred to stick with Sony glad the issues are behind me and can just enjoy watching a nice picture again.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2392575 15-Jan-2020 13:44
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Quinny:

networkn:


What happened with HN and Sony?



 


$$$ store credit for the full purchase price. They then offered me the Panny TH-65GZ2000U at a very impressive best price discount. I had money left over could spend on anything. Overall while I still would have preferred to stick with Sony glad the issues are behind me and can just enjoy watching a nice picture again.



I think he's asking why HN no longer sells Sony TVs

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  # 2392579 15-Jan-2020 13:55
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zyo: 

 

networkn:

 

What happened with HN and Sony?

 

 

I think he's asking why HN no longer sells Sony TVs

 

I got the feeling HN decided it was pointless stocking TVs that would be price matched and sold directly from the Sony stores (is there two left?). It didn't appear to impact the HN AU branches.




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  # 2398885 16-Jan-2020 11:55
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Looks like the deal is still going; if I weren't so shackled to a minimum requirement of 65", I would pick one up myself.

 

I spoke to someone at HN, they are definitely parting ways with Sony. No specified reason from HN HO, but they suspected that Sony's relationship with HN had soured a bit as Sony had been apparently slipping on customer service and support.

 

Looks like they have picked up Konka and Phillips though, so since both those brands are doing OLEDs now, might be a few more players in the market.


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