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NEWS: Sony update brings AirPlay 2 and Dolby Atmos support to select TVs

clydebest

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May be being thick .. as a AF9 owner the Atmos update will allow the IN-BUILT speakers to output Atmos.. or you will get Atmos from compliant devices connected to the AF9.. if the first great as the on board speakers are excellent.
 

Palexr

Active Member
Yep, downloaded and applied. Since then the tv actually switches itself off after a few hours of standby. So instead of switching on immediately it now takes a couple of minutes to go through the whole android startup process to come life if you don't turn it on every hour so. Obviously this process is accompanied by a pee taking commentary from the other half... Well done Sony!
 
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AL0012

Standard Member
Just connected my 75" XG9505 and spent hours trying to figure out how to get the built in Netflix app to play atmos :facepalm:
I guess now I understand why I was only seeing the 5.1 icon on the info

I can't believe it's taking Sony this long.
 

sblasl

Novice Member
I can't believe that Sony is not considering the XBR55A8G for this update.
Hey Sony, why not the XBR55A8G?
 

Zagga

Standard Member
I’m not seeing any updates on my compatible TV for Android 9.0 - where are people getting this update from?
 

zAndy1

Distinguished Member
I’m not seeing any updates on my compatible TV for Android 9.0 - where are people getting this update from?
It's not our here yet, just been released in the States, hopefully sometime this month for us
 

kinggo

Member
so......first they use 3 years old SoC in a high end TV and than that 3k TV is not on a list for update.
Knowing SONYs "upadates" that also might be very positive thing if TV works as it should. But that's rarely the case this days.
On the other hand, AndroidTV is the only OS that gets upgraded at all.
 

wezzywebb

Distinguished Member
so......first they use 3 years old SoC in a high end TV and than that 3k TV is not on a list for update.
Knowing SONYs "upadates" that also might be very positive thing if TV works as it should. But that's rarely the case this days.
On the other hand, AndroidTV is the only OS that gets upgraded at all.
What tv are you talking about?
 

kinggo

Member
which leads us to that if TV works as it should. I've been with android TV since the beginning and sadly, not much has change for the better since than. w75C had numerous updates any many things from the list on sony forum were never fixed. It's just easier to declare EOL
 

TheJarv

Active Member
May be being thick .. as a AF9 owner the Atmos update will allow the IN-BUILT speakers to output Atmos.. or you will get Atmos from compliant devices connected to the AF9.. if the first great as the on board speakers are excellent.
Yes I wondered the same thing
 

kinggo

Member
All the SoCs they used sinc C series are equally crappy. But all are capable of running pie if only mediacrap would actually support their crappy 5$ products.
 

STwan

Member
Since the Z9F US version is in the update list, EU version ZF9 and the rest of the world should get Pie as well. Of course unless they discover something unusual from the US market. They are like our test bed 'guinea pigs' :)


System on Chip or SoCMediaTek MT5893
CPUARM Cortex-A73
CPU Cores4
CPU Frequency1500
GPUARM Mali-G71
RAM Memory Size4
Internal Storage16
Interestingly they have the same SoC as A9G but Z9F have 4GB Ram while A9G only 2.5GB.


A9G was taken out of Pie update. Infact, OLED models are taken out.

 
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manonabox

Active Member
Since the Z9F US version is in the update list, EU version ZF9 and the rest of the world should get Pie as well. Of course unless they discover something unusual from the US market. They are like our test bed 'guinea pigs' :)


System on Chip or SoCMediaTek MT5893
CPUARM Cortex-A73
CPU Cores4
CPU Frequency1500
GPUARM Mali-G71
RAM Memory Size4
Internal Storage16
Interestingly they have the same SoC as A9G but Z9F have 4GB Ram while A9G only 2.5GB.



A9G was taken out of Pie update. Infact, OLED models are taken out.

Hooray finally its official. The new firmware has been released as of today.
 

manonabox

Active Member
Drat! Just spotted this comment:

In a first phase, this update will be released directly to eligible LCD models (ZF9, ZG9, XG85/XG87 and XG95 series). Our BRAVIA OLED Master Series models (AF9 and AG9 series) will receive this update in the second stage, in early 2020.

Still, at least the AF9 is on the list to get Pie and the benefits it brings.
Will just have to be patient.
 

STwan

Member
Drat! Just spotted this comment:

In a first phase, this update will be released directly to eligible LCD models (ZF9, ZG9, XG85/XG87 and XG95 series). Our BRAVIA OLED Master Series models (AF9 and AG9 series) will receive this update in the second stage, in early 2020.

Still, at least the AF9 is on the list to get Pie and the benefits it brings.
Will just have to be patient.
Woot! my A9G (AG9) is back in. I hope this is not like the 1st notification as in the US.
Few days later, they removed the OLED series. :)

So, it is not the (outdated and slow) SOC issue for the 2018/2019 OLED (as some have reported) ?
Could it be just some default settings that was accidentally set in the wrong mode such as Pixel Shift?
 
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kinggo

Member
AFAIK, they used different SoCs in AF8 and AF9. The same goes for AG8 and AG9. Ax8 is EOL apparently. It's discounted for some 700€ over here.
They list all the marketing BS on the box but important technical specs are nowhere to be found.
 

Palexr

Active Member
I think it is related to the SOC as the XG90 is excluded from the list as well and it has the older version.
 

STwan

Member
sorry i was not clear with my earlier question.
For the A9G (AG9) Master Series Oled - it was pulled out in the US.
In Europe it was included. So this could not be SoC issue but something else, like the reported default setting for Pixel Shift was set to Off position.
 

kinggo

Member
Maybe it was fixed in a meantime. Anyhow, Ax9 should get pie since they are based on UR1/2 platform.
SONY made utter mess with their 2019 lineup. But that's so SONY. 55XG95 was and still is cheaper than 55AG8 and somehow it has newer platform than OLED which is more expensive. On the other hand, if they put that in AG8 than AG9 would not have any reason to exist.
To many more or less the same products that just makes support a whole lot harder without any actual benefit for anyone.
 

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