Finally Pulled The Trigger - Sony XBR-75X940D
After weeks and weeks of deliberation and studying everything I could get my hands on, I finally pulled the trigger and purchased a Sony XBR-75X940D. I previously had a 58" Plasma that was 10 years old. I was concerned about making sure that the upgrade was truly worthy, with a significant improvement in my TV viewing experience. MISSION SUCCESS is all I can say.
This TV is even better than I had hoped for. I went back and forth on whether to go with the 75" XBR, or to go with a 65" LG OLED. After seeing them both at numerous big box stores and after reading reviews from every forum and magazine on the planet, it ultimately came down to finding a store that displayed the 2 screens side by side, in immediately adjacent, side by side setup. This setup allowed me to determine that (for me) SIZE was more important than the slightly better picture image QUALITY on the OLED. To me, there's nothing better than being totally immersed in a 75" screen size (especially when the picture quality is as good as the XBR's!). I posted several different questions on several different forums asking people which they liked more, but in the end it all came down to seeing them sitting side by side. When I saw this, I was amazed at how much larger the 75" screen is than the 65".
I love my new TV, it's an absolute BEAST, with a fantastic picture. I was concerned about the picture being comparable to my old plasma. Ha! That issue is no issue.
After installing the 75" XBR, I found that I really needed to also upgrade my sound system as well, so I also purchased a new Surround System, a new 4K Blu Ray player, and 3 new front speakers too. I thought that my wife might eventually object to the endless upgrades but she has loved every one of the upgrades and she is ecstatic with the results too.
Last but not least, those considering a similar upgrade should allocate some time for programming, and several wiring iterations to ensure the system is 100% easy to use. It took me about two days to get to this point with my system, but I can now say that my system is easier to use than it was with my old tv and surround, and it also has 5X the ability!
I hope this review helps someone else who might also be on the fence with similar issues.
I am 1000% happy and satisfied.
McIntosh 6700 Receiver / Amp, Martin Logan Source ESL Floor Loud Speakers, Martin Logan ESL Center Channel, Polk PSW1000 Subwoofer, Inwall Rear Speakers, Yamaha RX-V667 Surround Processor, Project Debut Carbon DC Turntable, Sony 5 Disc CD Player.
Last edited by bikerneil; 12-01-2016 at 07:08 AM.