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#236237 24-May-2018 19:35
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New Sony ad, shot in Queenstown:

 

 

 

Sony has launched a new global TVC to promote the Sony BRAVIA OLED range that arrives in New Zealand stores this month. The commercial, "Window into daytime", was shot in Queenstown, New Zealand and features the region’s stunning natural beauty which is illuminated when seen through a BRAVIA OLED television screen.

 

Sony New Zealand General Manager, Sam Duncan, says “We’re pleased to announce the arrival of Sony’s 2018 television range with a locally shot television commercial. We’re also confident that New Zealanders will love BRAVIA OLED in their living rooms - after all we’ve taken Sony’s 10 years’-worth of OLED expertise in the professional broadcast industry to deliver an exceptional in-home experience.”

 

Sony’s new BRAVIA OLED televisions deliver a superior 4K viewing experience. With over eight million self-illuminated pixels, the A8F series offers intense detail and stunning picture quality, providing more than four times the detail of Full HD. Acoustic Surface technology delivers sound from the whole screen to enhance the immersive viewing experience. The 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme will change the way you look at TV, showing images and tones as they truly are by delivering exceptional colour, contrast and clarity. With advanced voice control and Android TV operating system there’s instant access to movies, TV shows, apps and games. TV lovers can enjoy hit shows and movies on Google Play Movies & TV, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Lightbox, YouTube, and others.

 

To make choosing a new TV straightforward, Sony has also produced a helpful at-a-glance comparison of the entire BRAVIA range so consumers can easily see a breakdown of the key features including picture and sound, design and Smart TV options that comprise Sony’s outstanding offering.

 

BRAVIA OLED TVs start from $5999.95 for a 55” screen size.

 

LED models start from $1599.95 and Full Array LED models from $3499.95.

 

 

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  #2022069 24-May-2018 19:44
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What I am baffled about is why the 65 inch A1 is 10 grand while the A8F 65 inch is 8K, according to the spec sheet above they are identical other then the A1 having a slimmer frame??


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  #2022085 24-May-2018 20:23
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Clearly CES isn't the best place to judge things but the improved acoustic surface particularly on the A8F sounded amazing!

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2022086 24-May-2018 20:26
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Even the sound on the Sony A1 is really, really good. Incredible clarity.





 

 

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  #2022131 24-May-2018 21:40
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Don't both the A1 and A8F have Acoustic Surface sound?





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  #2022158 24-May-2018 22:37
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Yes, they do.





 

 

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  #2022175 25-May-2018 01:37
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freitasm:

 

New Sony ad, shot in Queenstown:

 

 

 

The ad looks great on my iMac 5K :)

 

 


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  #2022202 25-May-2018 07:49
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sonyxperiageek:

 

Don't both the A1 and A8F have Acoustic Surface sound?

 

 

Yes. It's really just a case of the 2018 models being a lot better than the 2017 models.

 

Sony talked about audio levels and clarity being significantly better.

 

I didn't get to have a good play with the TV there, but it would be very interesting to play with the two side by side. Despite being a fan of the TV, I'm not a fan of Android TV and the fact it can be incredibly sluggish at times on all Sony products. WebOS on the other hand on the LG quite simply just works.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2022243 25-May-2018 08:48
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It's a bit hard to tell from the media blurb, but will the A8F sit closer to the wall than the A1 (if wall mounted)? I concede that the audio setup includes a sub as well as the drivers for the screen acoustics but on the A1 it adds significantly to the mounted depth. Since I use 5.1 setups the audio side of things isnt important but would like to mount the TV close to the wall and not have it sit out as far as my current plasma does.




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  #2022646 25-May-2018 21:54
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Yes - 85mm to 55mm.

So 30mm closer to wall.




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  #2023140 26-May-2018 21:29
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The screen and processor are the same.
Reviews of a8f vs a1 were similar.

Harvey Normans, Noel lemmings and jbhifi were all selling a1 65inch for 6k which is what I went for.

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thinner for wall mounting but I'm replacing a 2009 bravia so chunky side look not bother me.

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  #2023160 27-May-2018 00:32
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afe66: 

Harvey Normans, Noel lemmings and jbhifi were all selling a1 65inch for 6k which is what I went for.

 

Hmm, all I could find online was the A8F 55 inch @ $5,879 at Harvey Norman. 

 

Noel Leeming only had what I assume is the A1 (KD55A1) as a 55 inch @ $3,947

 

JB HI-FI didn't have any Sony OLEDs.

 

Did you see the A1 in store? Or was it removed since you saw it online?


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  #2023239 27-May-2018 09:38
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jarledb:

 

Noel Leeming only had what I assume is the A1 (KD55A1) as a 55 inch @ $3,947

 

 

This is a good price. Will have to check if parents-in-law credit card have price guarantee and ask for the $300 or so difference from last month.





 

 

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  #2023304 27-May-2018 11:22
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jarledb:

 

afe66: 

Harvey Normans, Noel lemmings and jbhifi were all selling a1 65inch for 6k which is what I went for.

 

Hmm, all I could find online was the A8F 55 inch @ $5,879 at Harvey Norman. 

 

Noel Leeming only had what I assume is the A1 (KD55A1) as a 55 inch @ $3,947

 

JB HI-FI didn't have any Sony OLEDs.

 

Did you see the A1 in store? Or was it removed since you saw it online?

 

 

 

 

(Dunedin stores)

 

Harvey Norman had one "in the back" and one shop model.

 

JB HiFi said they had one in chch and could get it for me if I wanted.

 

Noel Lemming had at least one on the shop floor when I was there.

 

 

 

I bought the unopened one from HN because they gave air points last thursday.

 

 

 

Impressive picture.

 

 

 

(although discovering the joys of bands at 5% grey which apparently is an issue with all OLED technology. Blade runner 2 on blue ray last night

 

why the 4k50-60Hz is on HDMI 2-3 but not input 1 seems strange. I would have thought input one would be the one will all the bells and whistles)

 

 


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Noel Leeming had KD55A1 (55" OLED A1) model for under $3200 yesterday online, but it's now in store only.

 

Great price I think.


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Still in love with my A1 65 inch. Worth every cent. Don't regret spending the money on it. Sound and picture incredible. Hate watching my Panny VTs now and that says something.


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