Bryston SP4

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gbaby

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Re: Bryston SP4
« Reply #480 on: 7 Apr 2021, 06:18 pm »

The Sony A9G, that's a prior year OLED isn't it? If so it's 4k, not 8k and the gaming features on it are gimped to say the least with it not being HDMI 2.1 so for you at the moment HDMI 2.1 is irrelevant. Even the new Sony's this year are a joke for HDMI 2.1 implementation as they only have 2 inputs, one of which is eArc so any gamer having more than 1 gaming source has to manually unplug one gaming device and plug in another if they are taking advantage of eArch for any streaming services built into the tv. Also Sony has yet to implement VRR. But again, coming back to the Bryston situation, Sony, unlike LG and Samsung do not make their own HDMI boards and are at the mercy of the features built into the boards they do purchase, for Sony I believe it's mediatek and there is no guarantee Mediatek will ever be able to iron out the VR issues.

The A9G is a 2019 model that I purchased the August 2020. I could have purchased a Sony OLED 2.1 television, but I opted for the A9G for its aesthetics alone in that its stand is flush to the table its on. Plus, I don't plan on getting an 8k TV anytime soon as this is what HDMI 2.1 was designed for primarily. Also, even if I was into gaming, the A9G is fine with its HDMI 2.0b as the PS-5 was designed so that 4k @ 60fps can play through it and the Sony A9G can play 4k@60fps but not @120 fps which I don't think there are any videos for that frame rate.

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Re: Bryston SP4
« Reply #481 on: 7 Apr 2021, 07:01 pm »
As you are a non gamer and even if you were a casual gamer you made a good purchase. Only the discerning more hard core gamers would be after 4k120, VRR, etc. There are many games that support 4k120, particularly on PC. The Xbox Series X and PS5 although offer 120Hz on some games, the graphics take a hit knocking what would be a 4k120 game to 1440@120 or less in order to hit 120fps.

gbaby

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Re: Bryston SP4
« Reply #482 on: 8 Apr 2021, 02:41 pm »
As you are a non gamer and even if you were a casual gamer you made a good purchase. Only the discerning more hard core gamers would be after 4k120, VRR, etc. There are many games that support 4k120, particularly on PC. The Xbox Series X and PS5 although offer 120Hz on some games, the graphics take a hit knocking what would be a 4k120 game to 1440@120 or less in order to hit 120fps.

Thanks Rod. I hate to admit it but I have been watching more television, especially youTube, than listening to music since I purchased the 65A9G.  :oops: