Originally Posted by xitman
I could care less about the Smart features IMO. Although there is plenty of apps on this TV, but you cannot adjust any picture settings in them. Use your PS3 instead.
W900 > F8000 any day IMO. Superior input lag and great picture quality out of the box wins in my book.
I have the Samsung 55F7100, I also have the Sony 52 HX909. I went to PC Richard two days ago to check out the 55W900A out.
I have had alot of tvs, some include the SOny 34XBR800, 30XBR910, LG Oled 15el9000, Samsung 32D5000, Sony 24FW900, Pioneer Elite Pro 1150, Pioneer Elite Pro 110 and the 9th gen variant of the Pioneer Elite 50 aswell, and the Sony 52HX909.
I now have the Samsung 55F7100 ( has the Samsung Panel TD01). I am VERY picky about tv's and I have had some very nice ones and varying tech (lcd, led, Oled, Plasma, DLP etc). Uniformity and input lag are TOPS for me, I mainly game on my tv's when I use them. So if there is banding or dirty screen effect it takes me out of the experience. The inpu lag destroys the gaming feel, so that has to be low aswell.
I really LOVE the Samsung 55F7100. It uniformity is the best I have seen on a flat panel and I know people will say that the Pioneer's should have been better and they would have if they didn't all suffer from DSE...
So getting back on topic to the Sony 55W900A, I went to see it to verify if it is better then the Samsung. I tried it out in Game mode, PS3 hooked up. This tv has banding on it, it is not nearly as bad as say my HX909 Sony I still have but its noticable in panning left to right in shooters or my torture test for flat panels GT5. Grey colors seem to show banding more then anything and GT5 has plenty of low level grey colors for the road and the W900a sadly has noticable Banding.
The input lag going from the F7100 in PC mode is a difference of one frame, per the Leo Badner tests, the Sony is 18ms and the F7100 is 38ms. I could not tell a difference between one frame of lag versus two. I play plenty of SF3 Third strike, everyone that plays that game knows that frame counting is needed to be consistent in reversals, on both tv's it just wasn't an issue.
Overall, I was expecting that is IF the Sony W900 was better then the Samsung , I would have bought the Sony and kept the Samsung for tv watching in the bedroom, but to my dissapointment the Sony still suffered from banding and to me that is one thing the Samsung really improved upon this year on the 55F7100. Beware that not all F7100 are Samsung panels.
If the F7100 didnt exist I would highly recommend the SOny for gaming but the uniformity (vertical banding) was just distracting to me.