Originally Posted by PSV
believe me.. you will see that Wow! upgrade
.. with any tv you mentioned. I do not want to offend you, but comparing the x850c with x900e is like comparing a rotten banana with a shiny fresh exotic apple.
a few months ago I went to a visit to buy a second hand 55" x850c for like $800 and the first thing I noticed when checking out the x850c were the blurry spots across the black screen (heavy duty DSE) upon turning the tv on..and i didnt liked the picture quality at all in game mode and inputlag was high, the seller also had a PS4 Pro like me so i took Battlefield1 with me and test that game out.. this game looks beautifull on my 6yr old plasma but upon testing it on the x850c i was shocked how ugly and blurry it looked! looked like upscaled from 720p or even lower and the colors looked dull and greyish, drove 300km for nothing.
normal 4k image video and TV channels will be undoubtedly good but technically gamingwise it was a disaster
Thanks much I am wondering if the move up to an X900E from a lucky good panel
X850C outside of gaming is plausible for the wow factor
or maybe the X930E or 9ZD instead on the LCD side .
I never game on X850C in this office /study/bdrm we have a dedicated DIY custom 1080p ultra game PC on a 1080p Sony Bravia here and the 64f8500 plasma out front but the X850C is *my primary TV .
Decent 4K gaming on a PC at playable frame rates is spendy .
Upscaled 1080i/1080p and 720p and DVD /BD looks real decent on * this X850C with a decent panel so does 4K HDR and some 4K HDR which can look real good or like rubbish on any given HDR production .
The latest 2 (Oct-Dec 2016) firmware upgrades significantly upgraded the X850C all in all including HDR processing and more brightness by about 100 NIT more and it shows .
I got a very good panel in mine so it may that your visited
X850C panel is not that good and or the owner had it way out of a decent calibration /white balance /settings aside from what sounds like a lousy panel I don't have .You have to know how to use an X850C in BT 2020 color space not the BT709 pre sets
and BFI motion >clearness must be OFF
or it looks grey and dull even at 1
. A lot of
X850C had bad panels or barely passable panels and looked like it thats why aside from Q4 pricing I waited for a late production X850C model when all that was getting better instead of an arguably better and more spendy Samsung JS8500 I might like better ,there were some of those X850 I wouldent touch with a 10 ft. pole or traded back in straight away for the Samsung JS
OTOH the X900E
would have likely be my choice if it was my first 4K HDR TV or around at Q4 2015 it has basically the same decent X1 processing as mine and a different and brighter FALD back light so all that is a legitimate set of upgrades over the X850C .
I would like more than 900-1000 NIT peaks on an LCD which agin leads me to the X930E X1 xtreme or 9ZD X1 extreme or maybe instead the Sony 9ZD at whatever brightness peak it has but I will certainly look at the X900E it may be a sleeper .