Could this finally be the OLED TV we all been waiting for?

jake blackstone Jan 5, 2017

  1. Jason Myres

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    Not many details yet, but...
    http://www.techradar.com/reviews/sony-bravia-a1e

    So, it looks like the A1E is basically a Z9d with an OLED panel. Word is the initial panel order is very large by OLED standards; hundreds of thousands as opposed to a few thousand. With that sort of volume, if Sony get's it right, the A1E could turn out to be a DolbyVision capable, UHD OLED, with a good color backend, that small shops and owner operators can readily afford.

    Assuming they're shipping by summer, you might see a really appealing street price on them by late fall or Christmas time.
     
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  2. I'm about to head into the office to run a session (not Hollywood content, mind) on one of these which apparently had Mr Sowa's stamp of approval. Maybe we'll be getting a big LG box in the mail soon...
     
  3. Contrast: ULTIMATE CONTRAST
    Colour space: STUDIO MASTER COLOUR

    Allllllllrighty then...
     
  4. Jason Myres

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    The CZ950 is a nice monitor. It has a beautiful overall image, that tracks well, and can hit a very pure, clean white. It's weakness is in black detail where the panel struggles to track consistently from 10% to 0. If you see a blotchy or pluggy low blacks, that's a panel issue, and not your material. There is no easy way to resolve it other than to have a monitor with good black level control nearby to compare it to. What we often do is have a CZ950 and a VT60 in the room, using the CZ as the main reference, and then the VT to double check shadow detail is doing what we expect it to.
     
  5. one hopes this can be bypassed on the Sony;

    "Sony says that the X1 can focus on pockets on color on an image-by-image basis and color correct on the fly.

    Sony calls the technology "object-based HDR remastering" and what it's capable of is if it sees a blue sky, for example, it will know to make that a richer more vibrant blue based on the data it's getting from the signal."
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  6. This sounds even worse than a badly calibrated tv to me.
     
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  7. It's like a badly calibrated TV that keeps on badly calibrating depending on the footage.
     
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    Dermot Shane and Pepijn Klijs like this.

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