Sony Master Series A9F OLED TV 2023 Review & Buying Guide

The Sony Master Series A9F OLED TV is one of the best OLED TVs on the field and blows away the competition with its excellent picture quality, creative sound system, and enhanced Android TV variant. The screen features the widest range of colors we’ve ever seen, and the per-pixel backlight generates some of the best possible contrast.

The enhanced Acoustic Surface Audio+ from Sony provides sound right from the display and is nice enough that no soundbar is needed. It’s the best Sony TV we’ve ever seen and one of the market’s best TVs.

As Sony’s Bravia lineup’s second generation of OLED, it’s not just a main competitor premium TV, it’s a study of how well small improvements in feature sets and display panels and sound can combine to make an excellent TV. If you can afford it, it’s one of the greatest TVs you can purchase.

Sony Master Series A9F OLED TV

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Design

The Master Series A9F is the latest from Sony, which was launched in mid-2018 as part of the Master Series line. But it has a system that borrows strongly from a favorite in 2017, the Sony Bravia A1E, given its newness.

As the Sony A1E, instead of traditionally attached feet, the Master Series A9F uses an easel-style kickstand to support the TV. The outcome is a screen that lies parallel with whatever panel or item of furniture it is placed on, but it also implies the panel is leaning away from a little, placing the display at an angle.

The front view of the TV is nearly all screen, with a 0.3-inch bezel around the top and sides of the display panel, and a slightly thicker 0.5-inch bottom bezel that also serves as the foot of the TV. The bezels are trimmed in black brushed metal, and the only branding on the almost bezel-less design is a single, subtle Sony badge in the bottom left corner.

There’s not just the angled kickstand in the back to support the screen. It also houses a fair amount of TV hardware, from a covered connector panel to a built-in subwoofer. The back stack adds significantly to the set’s general thickness, bringing the A9F to a significant 12.6 inches at the widest when fully stretched. Compared to most 65-inch TVs, the result is a relatively large footprint.

The A9F measures 57.1 x 32.9 x 3.4 inches without the stand being extended. It can not be separated from the platform itself, but it does have a weighted foot used in kickstand fashion, but it should be withdrawn for any wall-mounted setup. The A9F can accommodate a VESA mounting bracket of 400 mm x 200 mm, but it can not be installed directly against the wall owing to the thickness of the connected kickstand.

Specifications

Price: $4,499.99
Screen Size: 65 inches
Resolution: 3840*2160
HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10, IMAX enhanced
Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
Ports: 4 HDMI, 3 USB
Audio: Account surface auido+(3.2 channel)
Smart Tv Software: Android TV 8.0
Size:  57.1*32.9*3.4 inches
Weight: 60 Pounds

Conclusion

The A9F OLED Sony Master Series represents and shows the litter pick from Sony’s 2018 roster. Without losing design or quality, the excellent OLED screen provides bright colors and deep black levels. The built-in audio is great, providing room-filling quantity 3.2 noise without a soundbar. Finally, moving to Android TV 8.0 allows everything a stronger experience for smart TV.

The A9F OLED Sony Master Series still has its flaws, ranging from the clunky remote control design to a lean-back stand that may not work in some living rooms. But overall, the Sony Master Series A9F OLED is a worthy successor to the Sony Bravia OLED XBR-65A1E as our favorite Sony TV, offering a great alternative to the 65-inch Q9FN QLED TV from Samsung.

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