Imagine Being Happy to Overpay… - Sony A90J
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OLED’s are the current champion when it comes to TV’s, but which one is right for you? Sony’s bringing the heat with their latest generation OLED - but is it worth the price?

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0:00 Intro
1:11 Exterior
1:40 HDMI
2:19 Display
3:20 Image Processing
6:41 Sound
7:39 Pew Pew
8:08 Remote
8:37 Software
9:06 Summary

  • Sky Walkies
    Sky Walkies

    The LG G1 Evo is 1.99cm thick. This one is fat.



  • Noah Lach
    Noah Lach

    Imagine spending this much on a TV and pairing it with a sound bar lol

  • Viraj 9575
    Viraj 9575

    What about oled burn-in?

  • justin K
    justin K

    Does this have picture in picture option ?

  • reviewfor thetube
    reviewfor thetube

    I mena guys vrr still has issues especially with the image Sony won't release something that isn't polished so I knew they would wait vrr is very buggy still imo so I completely understand they want it working very well doesn't bother me at all waiting on my a90j and my ps5 as it alresyd looks stunning and works the way I want it to even without vrr so I can't imagine it working well with vrr it's gonna be awesome tbh

  • Rueagon Vyceratops
    Rueagon Vyceratops

    one thing that can help out in tv sound too for internal speakers is havbe a wireless sub woofer out put for them , so you can get anu over the shelf wireless sub and pair it to the tv . so we wont need to be looking for a external sound bar optien or system for audio when buying a tv . in todays tech.

  • sey 30 Spyderco
    sey 30 Spyderco

    SONY 👑 💎 👑 👑 👑 👑 👑

  • xsys

    Can it download the VLC app?

  • Living at home at 16
    Living at home at 16


  • Peightun

    Is this the same guy who thinks the 3080ti is good? Asking for a friend

  • R Garcia
    R Garcia

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  • ThirdLife86

    Too expensive for what it is. 3400 in Switzerland, a 65CX is 1399 right now, a Panasonic HZ1000 is 1299. I'd rather have one of these now and get another one in three years an still have spare cash for a third one in another three years or an extra vacation. Its just not great enough to justify x3 the price (for me).

  • grey

    anyone else find this video really jittery?

  • Javier

    All sony’s tvs are great but overpriced

  • ThrowAway

    Why does every TV review sound the same unless you pay exhausting amount of focus to the video.

  • Mario Lambertz
    Mario Lambertz

    First time Linus being sponsored by a relatively unknown brand I already use a product of. Just bought 2 ESR halolock car chargers. And DAMN these things got grip! My iPhone 12 in a case with its own magnets will NEVER fall down ever again! This thing could hold a phone to a moon rover climbing the Everest in high speeds while also charging it perfectly fine - even with 15W MagSafe (sufficient power supply with at least 20W on 9V required) best charger holder combo ever bought!

  • ArthropodSpidey

    Sony has been making TVs for decades. Can't beat them.

  • Char

    Sony can go to hell. Fix the blur in the X900H and give us our promised features.

  • Rob Sch
    Rob Sch

    6 months from now. Might have a good Black Friday 2021 price.

  • David Summers
    David Summers

    I want the Panasonic JZ1500 OLED instead.

  • Dpao

    You guys should give the a80j a look on the second channel. It seems to have the evo panel but no heat sink, and many people (myself included) find the difference in peak brightness on HDR content far too small to justify the $1000 price hike of the a90j

  • GoWFAN

    1300 nits only in vivid mode with colors completly off. Set it to accurate movie mode and you are at around 850 nits which is not worth that price at all. Hell my C9 does around 700 nits after calibration and it cost me less than half of the price of this overpriced junk

  • v1m30

    Again, Sony, no VRR. Hard pass.

  • Incognito

    And you certainly happy when you overpay Apple but nobody force you to buy the A90J go buy a LG G1 if you want

  • Justin

    I’ll say it, if you have a 3090 or any beefy system, VRR just isn’t all it’s hyped up to be, I buy these for gaming and it’s all still very smooth

  • Tony Hatch
    Tony Hatch

    Achilles Heel: this TV (and the A80J) only has a 100 Mbps ethernet port. Excited about Bravia CORE & PureStream? Here's a quote from the PureStream FAQ: "To enjoy at the highest speed of 80 Mbps, you need an internet speed of 115 Mbps or faster. Ethernet (wired LAN) connections are limited to 100 Mbps due to the TV's product specifications. Therefore, to enjoy 80 Mbps with the Pure Stream™ functionality, you need to connect to a Wi-Fi router that supports IEEE 802.11 ac/n (wireless LAN)." Also, it can't do wired and wireless at the same time, so you'll need to unplug your ethernet in order for wifi to connect properly. Other than that, these TVs look great. Bravia CORE movies look and sound great @ 80 Mbps. There are currently ~100 movies available for 'unlimited streaming', and 12 are in 4k--the rest are HD. There are over 600 movies available to "redeem"--but after you redeem your 5 or 10 movies, you can't rent or buy any of the other movies. I'm sure that will change at some point.

  • 08 Vtec
    08 Vtec

    Lg g1 evo laughed at the gaming performance

  • Erwick D'Souza
    Erwick D'Souza

    Cinematography is on point.

  • Simon Song
    Simon Song

    影视飓风 太草了

  • chicho

    No VRR in 2021 and charging over 3.5k? only some fanboys would buy this overpriced junk.

  • Alan greg Inëz
    Alan greg Inëz

    Thanks brother 🙏💙❤🙌💯

  • MEUProductions

    Tbh, Google OS in the A90J is worth the extra money for me over the LG G1 for probably the dumbest reason. With the A90J, I don’t need a cable box or stream box. My niche cable provider has a Google app, but they don’t have Web OS app. That frees up a precious HDMI port. The cable boxes my provider gives me are bad TiVo skinned Google boxes made by Arris. The OS is actually amazing, but they are so slow. For some reason, turning them on is a huge pain and often takes some fiddling around too. The Google app uses the same interface as my cable box. They only difference is that the app removes the app launcher that is featured on the TiVo box since Google OS obviously launches the apps now. The alternatives are fire cubes and chromecasts, but then I am still using an HDMI port. I have a cheap 4K insignia fire tv that has the cable app, and that is great. I don’t care about HDMI 2.1 except for my PS5. My other devices are old consoles that I have running through upscaling devices that don’t need it. This TV is perfect for me. Will probably pick one up in a month or two

  • einsteinpi

    Surprised Bravia Core wasn't briefly discussed. Unique offering on these TVs.

  • AresMars

    So Apple in a nutshell.

  • Carrotsalesman

    Laugh in Linus' latest Nvidia release video... where he seems more than happy to overpay...?

  • supersimon126

    "Buy based on current features rather than promised coming soon features" the PS5 was a good example and possibly the vest example being that it's also Sony but another good example has to be the whole RTX 2000 lineup with its showpiece being a feature that was about useless at launch.

  • hu ascend
    hu ascend

    I come from Bilibili.Mediastorm and Linus. Awesome

  • IronManGaming

    Talks about overpay when he overpays for graphic cards.

  • Nick Nikes
    Nick Nikes

    My dad's always wanted a TV like this too bad it cost as much as a car

  • retrovideogamejunkie

    Down here, I feel people still have the need to feel special with a exclusivity for money ....

  • Erikgasm

    Love a good sony

  • M. V. Shooting
    M. V. Shooting

    MediaTek?! On MY TV?!

  • sb

    It's the same every time: Sony TVs get overhyped. Some time ago I replaced an LG C7 OLED with an Sony A9F OLED. Usage is horrible. Crashes often. Puts out garbage over ARC. Has horrible A/V sync. Has smeary temporal noise reduction. It's the most problematic TV I ever had. Haven had any of these issues with the LG OLED. The LG just worked fine. Even the LG's image processing seemed much better to me, than the implementation of Sony.

  • michigan1777

    I paid that much for a tv and it's seriously the best tv I've ever seen. I'm more than happy! Waiting for the vrr update though. Really the only down side to the tv.

  • Jordan Edwards
    Jordan Edwards

    I'd like to report a hate crime. I've never felt so personally attacked! My house was built in 1939 and the only place to put a TV is above the fire place. I'd have to completely renovate my heating system and remove my radiant heat to be able to put a TV anywhere else. So I personally am happy that manufactures make the lower viewing angle a priority.

  • satte

    imagine being happy

  • carlcat

    I'm hearing the A80J is a better buy in that it's close to the brightness of the A90J and 1,300 less in the 65". Plus, I hear the brighter A90J is only brighter than the 80 in HDR and specular highlights. Also the auto brightness limiter Abl kicks in to limit brightness in many scenes like sports. Also the A90J gets so hot it'll warm your room. According to one reviewer in some scenes where it's very dark, the darks can turn to grays in the A90J. For that kind of money I want something a little more perfect. Not a gamer but if I were I'd pick the LG C1, Sony is notorious for not keeping promises. Just saying........................

  • Sean Toh
    Sean Toh

    Thank you so much Dr okouromi the herbal medicine you sent me worked perfectly well now I'm free from Cancer...

  • Sith Hunter
    Sith Hunter

    Still the c1 is the better tv for gaming with current gen consoles. This looks like a possible lounge tv for me and my lg in gaming room.

  • Macauly Brown
    Macauly Brown

    Man I'm so poor I can't even smile when I underpay

  • Janne Huotari
    Janne Huotari

    Don't have to imagine. Iam happy with my Sony A90J 65'' and it's happy with my PS5.

  • Dominik Gastreich
    Dominik Gastreich

    Those 1300 nit number is like the 1ms response time on monitors. Only achievable with settings that are horrible otherwise. Yes, the A90J is brighter than conventional OLEDs and in real content it also pushes highlights very nicely but not it‘s not even close to achieving twice the brightness of previous OLEDs which your statements might make some people believe. Despite this being a sponsored video you could‘ve done a better job of clarifying that.

  • Anar Sosoroo
    Anar Sosoroo

    5:50 how to train your dragon xD

  • Bert Berto
    Bert Berto

    It's not like he's using his money, it's your money for all those over priced plastic bottles ;)

  • Da Mammoth
    Da Mammoth

    Apple Users:

  • JernauGurgeh

    Imagine having the money to buy a new TV…

  • Alex Saraceno
    Alex Saraceno

    Linus, you just LIED to 793K viewers. And I've called out Vincent Teoh, FOMO, and Caleb Denison. And I even mentioned this to B the Installer. Listen, we the viewers are having trouble keeping you guys honest in 2021. All of you saw this Asian girl somewhere in China who sent out a photo with the meter of the A90J displaying 1300 Nits. That 1300 Nits, is only a FRACTION OF A SECOND. Literally a fraction of second. Not even worth mentioning. was in VIVID MODE. NOBODY CARES about vivid mode. But for some reason, you guys just ran with it. They all backed down and walked it back lately. The TV CANNOT do 1300 Nits. Don't do that dude. Don't lie. Have integrity in what ever you do in life. I didn't hit Subscribe because you actually went there. I don't what it is about your (and the other LVdownrs) obsession with this Asian girl and that photo. STOP. Like I told them to cut it out. Don't lie to your viewers man. C'mon, keep things honest.

  • Aaron Turner
    Aaron Turner

    Anyone know the film in the video with Lennie James and Ryan Reynolds?

  • Victor the Kid
    Victor the Kid

    Me watching this vid through my PS3 on my Samsung LCD, with no plans to ever buy anything HDR capable 🤡

  • Terence Grant
    Terence Grant

    First time I’ve ever paid attention to an ad in any of the LVdownrs videos I follow, and man, this car mount is NICE.

  • Robert Kelly
    Robert Kelly

    LG G1 isn't worth it for gamers it inferior A90J Master Series for movies and TV you be better off buying A80J or C1 for fanning or if really cheap A1.

  • Robert Kelly
    Robert Kelly

    LG G1 OLED is sane brightness as GX CX and C9.

  • Robert Kelly
    Robert Kelly

    Sony Bravia A90J OLED TV Master Series best 4K OLED on market for colour accuracy motion processing upscaling picture quality and sound quality.

  • Jo Llama
    Jo Llama

    Uhh Samsung doesn’t offer HDMI 2.1 on all ports in their US models

  • Zian Yang
    Zian Yang

    6:30 my boy Vincent!

  • Hexui

    I have a 42" plasma tv from 2011 xD

  • Barra Radiansyah
    Barra Radiansyah

    3:34 this sounds like he had a gun pointed to his head while saying this line

  • Barra Radiansyah
    Barra Radiansyah

    5:47 Out of thousands of movies that exists out there, and he chose this one

  • 4Heed Indeed
    4Heed Indeed

    This definitely seems to be targeted for whoever wants the absolute best 4K OLED watching experience for movies, TV etc. LG are have much better TV's for gaming

  • Alex Gelinas
    Alex Gelinas

    FWIW, and not to be pedantic, but "timbre" is pronounced like "tamber" rather than "timber"

  • M.C. Turnt House of Tech
    M.C. Turnt House of Tech

    All these small innovations are getting....tedious. We need someone to make an affordable holographic display already!

  • mydecember1985

    5:30 ..... But that's the LG OLED on display.

  • Justine Dildeau
    Justine Dildeau

    The only good thing that has come of Covid-19 and all the bs surrounding it is that I have lost all interest in materialism and I couldn't care less about crap like this.

  • Phreakwar PC Custom Builds
    Phreakwar PC Custom Builds

    I actually have the 55" version of the A90J, use it as a gaming monitor in the basement for the kids. Also doubles as our home theater monitor in the basement even though we have a 65" upstairs. Reason being, the image quality on it is simple the GOAT. So yeah, both movies and gaming, this monitor rocks.

  • John Smith
    John Smith

    A80J is better.


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  • The Game Bench
    The Game Bench

    If the previous models are anything to go by for VRR... don't plan on it anytime soon. And Sony hates 1440p, so it's kinda' a PITA to get working and of you do, 120Hz will mess with the vertical resolution and make it look terrible. Hopefully they've fixed that with the new ones.

  • xguy9

    TVs should have a plan like smartphones, in which you can upgrade every year 😂 I just got the A8H. But it’s calibrated and it’s look gorgeous

  • Øystein

    Dual subs🤣 Yeah.. Hate when manufactures does this. When they don't go subsonic they should not be called subs but woofers😝

  • Xander Zion
    Xander Zion

    hi Linus could you help me with my laptop dell latitude e7450, the problem is application has been block from accessing graphic hardware. I have been having this problem almost a mouth for me i been factory reset a few time and up date the windows version to get the latest version and been searching online for almost a mouth and its dont solve the problem yet. this is my working and gaming its run around like 100fps fortnite on low setting and 100fps on apex legend on low setting. but seen the last few week i cant play any game, I been watching you seen 2016 but on differences acc #im not gonna stop comment utill you make a video to help low spec gamer.

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    old flag


  • davidw101

    Already had my mind up that I wanted this month's ago and based on this review I am still going to get it!

  • Sameer Sharma
    Sameer Sharma

    With that kind of brightness on an OLED and the lack of warranty coverage for image-retention, can't wait to see what happens...

  • Family Den
    Family Den

    Watched this video on my SONY A1, it's still a great TV after years!

  • arikelvara

    So basically... This is an Amazing but expensive tv, but later it would be the best.

  • Justin

    I just want a 65” LG CX

  • Gvnady

    _Custom mech keyboards hobby has joined the chat_

  • Wafflelover

    Gaming review, and does it have a matte display? Thanks!

  • dax connell
    dax connell

    absolutely love my 49" Nano 85 UNA $1000 with after tax for monitor and tv

  • EvoStar

    Who can't take their eyes off the Lian Li Case?

  • Jorge Alarcon
    Jorge Alarcon

    Imagine someone praising the 1300 nits that only triggers in Vivid Mode, in a TV which is supposedly to deliver accurate picture and color reproduction

  • Michael G
    Michael G

    Intro was fucking dope props to the editor

  • TurtleSauceGaming

    that's a nice remote. God I hate modern smart tv remotes. So annoying. LG's really drives me up a wall. You can tilt you can scroll or you can press buttons. Sounds nice to have the option but god is it annoying.

  • Anh Tran
    Anh Tran

    My Sony led TV was 5 years old at the time I bought oled samsung. The Samsun has dead pixels and light bleed after 4 months the Sony didn’t after 5 years

  • bob dylan
    bob dylan

    ps5 doesnt need vrr. its frame rate stabkle unline the xbox.

  • bob dylan
    bob dylan

    didnt sony also promise vrr on a previous set...

  • jjcoolaus

    You get what you pay for, I'd buy Sony over TCL any day of the week. Their image processing is amazing, a lot of people can't notice the difference between 1080p and 4k the up scaling is that good, even 720p looks great

  • Alaskan Malamute
    Alaskan Malamute

    3:03 Interstellar, i hated the ending to that film lol..

  • Dahcrazychicken