Originally Posted by *UFO*
Mark, please, PLEASE, do not justify the Q9's edge-lit short comings by saying it does better at noise reduction and edge enhancement. Remember, the 65" Q9 will be priced at or MORE than the 65" Z9D, fully array set. Lets not forget the 65" ks9800 is priced LESS than even the 65" Q7. The Q9 and KS9800 shouldn't even be in the same sentence at this point. If Samsung wants the Q9 to compete with the ks9800 it should price it, and the rest of the lineup, accordingly. How about you put a Z9D next to that Q9?
Hey, Not only are those two TVs in the same sentence, there in the same room. Side-by-side. Any comparisons I make are real world, not speculative. I need some more time, but so far their performance has been so close that aside from the curved screen it would be tough to tell them apart a lot of the time.
But hey, I'm sure there will be moments when FALD benefits the KS9800 when rendering certain dark scenes with bright objects—that's inevitable. Just like there are going to be moments when the Q9's 100% DCI/P3 color volume in the highlights and 2000-nit peak luminance help it look better. Indeed, my first impression is that this latter capacity is of greater importance when quantifying differences between the two TVs. And that has nothing to do with edge enhancement or noise reduction.
Better processing is a plus, like it or not. Sure, I'd like to see lower prices, wouldn't we all?
Anyone who has a Z9D, that wants to bring it over, is welcome to do so.