Originally Posted by imagic
I'm glad you found the right TV to suit your needs and to match your user name,
Not sure what you are trying to insinuate, by mentioning my screen name
, but full disclosure, I ditched my C6 OLED and picked up a Z9D. For my needs, the Z9D is a better overall display than 2016 LG OLED. The Z9D may only be, let's say, oh, about 85% as good with blacks as the LG OLED, but the advantage in black levels on the LG is erased by artifacts/noise in above black, and crushing of shadow detail.
So, 2016 LG OLED clearly wins in blacks, and the Z9D clearly wins in above blacks, with a very clean noise-free presentation with appropriate shadow detail. So, basically a wash. Colors? I would judge that also mostly a wash, since both can be dialed in to the point that most everyone will be happy with the colors on both.
So, then we come to things like motion, HDR performance, processing, 3D (for those who care), bright room performance, viewing angles and such. The Z9D does better motion, better HDR, has much better processing of all sources, including lower-quality compressed sources, better bright room performance. The OLED has better passive 3D, but I consider good HDR (the future) more important than good 3D (the past).
Sure, the OLED has much better viewing angles, but then again, the Z9D does better in a sun-drenched room, and has the added versatility of no image retention issues or risk of uneven aging, so its well-suited to computer monitor usage, and hard-core gaming sessions.
So overall, even though my screen name implies OLED fanboy, my pick for the current overall best display on the market is an LCD. At least for another week or so, until the Sony OLED is released. It will likely dethrone the aging Z9D as the best overall display of 2017, that is, if one can live without 3D.
My point still stands. You should see plenty of light seepage into the black bars of the Q9 on scenes like the example of Harry Potter I gave above. I expect that you should at least mention this in your review.
No way the letterbox bars on the Q9 look completely pitch black like OLED black bars. There is always some seepage.