When comparing Sony X690E 70" (KD70X690E) vs Sony A1E OLED 77" (XBR77A1E), the Slant community recommends Sony X690E 70" (KD70X690E) for most people. In the question“What are the best TVs?” Sony X690E 70" (KD70X690E) is ranked 113rd while Sony A1E OLED 77" (XBR77A1E) is ranked 190th. The most important reason people chose Sony X690E 70" (KD70X690E) is:
While hooked-up with a current-generation gaming console, the Sony X690E offers a smooth and fluid gaming experience thanks to its excellent motion handling capabilities and low input lag. The motion looks smooth and isn't blurry because of the TV's fast response time. It takes roughly 14 milliseconds for the TV's pixels to change their color which eliminates a lot of the unwanted motion blur effect. The X690E offers exceptional responsiveness thanks to its low input lag. While in the 'Gaming' mode the TV's input lag drops to roughly 20 milliseconds, which means that you will not feel the delay between pressing a controller's button and seeing the actual thing happening on the screen.
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Pro Good for gaming
While hooked-up with a current-generation gaming console, the Sony X690E offers a smooth and fluid gaming experience thanks to its excellent motion handling capabilities and low input lag.
The motion looks smooth and isn't blurry because of the TV's fast response time. It takes roughly 14 milliseconds for the TV's pixels to change their color which eliminates a lot of the unwanted motion blur effect.
The X690E offers exceptional responsiveness thanks to its low input lag. While in the 'Gaming' mode the TV's input lag drops to roughly 20 milliseconds, which means that you will not feel the delay between pressing a controller's button and seeing the actual thing happening on the screen.
Pro Deals with the low-resolution content very well
The Sony X690E can upscale the low-resolution 480p/720p/1080p content quite well, without introducing any artifacts which makes it an excellent option for those who want to watch over-the-air broadcasts, old DVDs or Blu-rays.
Pro Perfect TV for movies and HDR content
The Sony A1E is a 4K OLED TV with perfectly uniform blacks and infinite contrast ratio, achieved by its ability to manipulate pixels individually. This, along with its color uniformity and wide color gamut, gives it exceptional picture quality and makes it the perfect choice for movies. It also has no issues with brightness levels as the panel can reach up to ~650 nits of brightness when playing HDR content, and it handles reflections very well.
Pro Great performance in bright environments
The Sony A1E has a practical peak brightness of ~650nits for both SDR and HDR content — it can sustain this level of brightness when playing content. While the number here isn't imposing compared to some other high-end TVs, the panel of this TV offsets this by being an OLED. It can handle reflections very well and will not have any issues with fighting light in bright environments.
Pro Interface is ads-free
The user interface of modern smart TVs can include some advertisements similar to those on the internet or in a mobile app. The Sony A1E does not include any, and it also has a feature for limiting ads in third-party applications.
Pro Virtually no reflections
The Sony A1E's panel has a glossy finish that handles reflections exceptionally well.
Pro Great ecosystem of third-party apps
The Sony A1E runs on Android TV — normal Android apps from the Google Play Store (or other app stores) will work on it.
Pro Extremely low motion blur
As the Sony A1E has an OLED panel, it has near-perfect pixel response time; the motion blur is virtually non-existent at sub-1ms, which means this TV will have no issues with displaying extremely fast-moving objects — they will look smooth without any blur or lag.
Pro Excellent for dark rooms
The Sony A1E performs exceptionally well in dark environments. Its ability to produce absolute and perfect blacks means the reproduction of dark highlights and scenes in movies will look great — this is further improved when there's no light around the TV as it allows the blacks to stand out more. This makes it great for watching all sorts of movies in a cinema-like setting, particularly movies with many black highlights/scenes where this is immediately noticeable even to undiscerning viewers (e.g. Interstellar).
Pro Decent sound quality
The sound quality of the Sony A1E is surprisingly good for a TV (which isn't known for having excellent sound). The speakers can get really loud without much distortion happening, and its frequency response is perhaps one of the best measured in a TV's speakers. While an external audio set-up will be better, the built-in speakers should suffice for most users that don't wish to spend additional money on an audio set-up.
Pro Dark scenes are perfectly reproduced
The Sony A1E can handle dark scenes very well thanks to its OLED panel which gives it infinite contrast ratios — it can reproduce dark scenes perfectly because of this.
Pro Wide viewing angle
The picture quality of the Sony A1E does not suffer from much deterioration when viewed from other angles. The brightness will decrease with deviations in viewing angles, but the black levels seem to be maintained perfectly.
Pro Decent for gaming
Input lag is one of the most important factors when considering a TV for gaming — it's representative of how fast the TV can display the image after receiving the input. The Sony A1E has ~30-40ms of input lag, which is decent enough for most gamers, but competitive gamers might find this lacking.
Pro Excellent for watching sports
The Sony A1E's versatility is top-notch. The motion blur along with great overall color uniformity makes it an excellent choice for sports.
Pro Great color reproduction
The color gamut of a TV refers to the range of colors the display can reproduce — the wider the color gamut, the more colors it can display, and the better the overall picture quality will be. This is extremely important for HDR content because it requires a much broader color gamut than SDR content. The Sony A1E has no issues with accurately reproducing the colors necessary for true HDR.
Con Can't fight glare
The Sony X690E is not the best TV to place in a bright room with lots of windows because it's not bright enough to fight glare. Its peak brightness is only 250 nits, which is noticeably less compared to what the other TVs in its price range offer.
Con Suffers from image retention issues
The main drawback of OLED panels are image retention issues with static images — pixels on the panel gets burned in when the picture doesn't change for extended periods of time. Noteworthily, the static image doesn't have to be whole like a full wallpaper on the TV; it can happen with content that has a static image anywhere on the screen.
As the Sony A1E has an OLED panel, it, unfortunately, suffers from this problem. There might be some retainment of artifacts for ~10 minutes when this happens, and it usually goes away after watching other content without static images. It's worth noting that while this issue is present, the Sony A1E reportedly handles this pretty well — most users report the artifacts going away only ~5minutes of playing traditional content.
Con Might be hard to access inputs when mounted to a wall
The Sony A1E is extremely thin, and it has a reflective finish on the back. After mounting it to a wall, the inputs might be hard to access, and because of the reflective finish, it can pick up fingerprints/smudges when attempting to access the inputs (which also becomes hard to clean because of how thin it is).
Con Lacks support for Dolby Vision
The Sony A1E can currently only play HDR10 content. It does not support Dolby Vision.