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900 or 940e.
I had both in my house at the same time. The 900 black levels are not nearly as good and the viewing angle is much more narrow. I felt 940 was significantly better than the 900 and I wouldn't have been happy with it. Just my $0.02.
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I think you need to test different devices outputting video if it is mainly happening on cable, it could be the feed....... Way back when, like 20 years ago, I had my coax cable going thru a surge unit, had random issues, it was the surge unit in the end.
It happens on everything, just seems to be worse (more noticeable) on cable but it may be because we watch a lot of HDTV and they're always showing houses with light colored walls. On movies, it's mainly with shots of the sky. Usually not noticeable, maybe 2 or 3 scenes per movie. I am planning to find some scenes then adjust the settings to see if I can make it better or worse.

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My 940e has gnarly vertical bands on cable but zero on Blu and UHD. I can live with it.

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Watched Ghost in the Shell UHD tonight and actually found, in a pitch black room and viewing dark scenes, they looked better with the led bias light off. These things really do well in a dark room with HDR.
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Watched Ghost in the Shell UHD tonight and actually found, in a pitch black room and viewing dark scenes, they looked better with the led bias light off. These things really do well in a dark room with HDR.
So, now that you have had the new TV for a hot sec, do you miss OLED at all?

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My 940e has gnarly vertical bands on cable but zero on Blu and UHD. I can live with it.
From an angled view or straight on?
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So, now that you have had the new TV for a hot sec, do you miss OLED at all?
No.

I watched the OLED last night, and quickly noticed it's near black and compressed sources issues that do not present with the 940E processing, and then there are the motion artifiacts.

For me, simply, if you need wide view angle or contrast ratio is the only thing you care about, get the OLED. Granted some of that contrast ratio advantage is an issue with lower than perfect sources near black. If those two aren't a deal breaker, 940E is a better choice.

The 940E's dark room performance is damn good, the size is great, and the video processing is obviously better. I am still surprised how good it can show specular highlights during HDR in dark scenes, and still maintain black in areas, but that is where the zone count comes in. Also a benefit of my seating arrangement and being able to sit dead on horizontally and vertically. If I get up and go to the kitchen, you can see some uglies when you start moving too far off center, especially in HDR torch mode.

I get folks focus on contrast ratio, and it is important, but on certain scenes its just not a big deal, where as motion, video processing and screen size factor all the time.

I enjoyed the 930C, just being sidelit and have flashlighting on the letterbox corners was obnoxious, dont have those problems here.
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From an angled view or straight on?
Straight on (this is talking about vertical banding on cable TV shows). I lowered the contrast to 85 and gamma to -2 last night and it seemed to help. I'm going to use my calibration disc today to try and perfect things. Since Best Buy just dropped the price $500 and I'm within my return window, I'll be happy if I can get banding mostly gone since the price is pretty good for a 75".

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Watched King Arthur UHD tonight, there is a scene about 2/3 of the way thru where people are moving thru dark areas and then light areas, and then back thru dark, while they escape the city. You basically seem them moving from a sunlight shot to a dark area, and then back a couple of times. In a pitch black room I never once saw their faces transitioning in the dark area as it got bright and then went dark, real testament to the local dimming ability.
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Watched King Arthur UHD tonight, there is a scene about 2/3 of the way thru where people are moving thru dark areas and then light areas, and then back thru dark, while they escape the city. You basically seem them moving from a sunlight shot to a dark area, and then back a couple of times. In a pitch black room I never once saw their faces transitioning in the dark area as it got bright and then went dark, real testament to the local dimming ability.
Indeed! I have Prometheus 4k and Alien Covenant 4k due to arrive on Teus. I'm a sucker for scifi and deep blacks and the 940e struts its stuff big time with excellent shadow detail and leaves me completely unaware of any distractions from its killer processing it really gives the feel of watching film and the brightness is just as good.

Glad to have bet on the right horse
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UK 2017 TV Shootout

Held at the Harefield Academy in Uxbridge (London, England), Sunday August 13

Spoiler!


Participating TVs (all 65"):

• LG B7 OLED TV (OLED65B7V)

• Panasonic EZ1002 OLED TV (TX-65EZ1002)

• Sony A1 OLED TV (KD-65A1)

• Samsung Q9 QLED TV (QE65Q9F)

• Sony ZD9 LED LCD TV (KD-65ZD9)


Reference/Mastering Monitor:

30" Sony BVM-X300 4K HDR OLED ($30K)


Note: The TVs were all calibrated to 200 nits by "HDTVTest’s" Editor and calibrator Vincent Teoh with assistance from Tyler Pruitt (Portrait Displays) and compared to the Sony reference studio monitor.


Results/Winners:


Best HDR TV: LG B7 OLED

Best Gaming TV: LG B7 OLED

Best Living Room TV: Sony A1 OLED

Best Home Theater TV: Panasonic EZ1002 OLED

Best Overall TV of 2017: Panasonic EZ1002 OLED

Winner!: OLED TVs (Sorry LCD TVs )


Scoring:

Spoiler!


Individual Category Scores:

Spoiler!


Overall Award Scores:

Spoiler!


LINK to the Flat Panel HD Article:

>OLED took home all awards at HDTVTest's annual TV shootout<




LINK to the AVS Shootout Thread:

>UK 2017 HDTVtest TV Shootout<


LINK to Mark's Article (& Thread):

>HDTVtest 2017 TV Shootout: Panasonic EZ1002 OLED Takes Top Prize<


Here are 2 great posts from one of the attendees @RobertR1

[POST #1 l POST #2]

And here's one from another attendee @ARROW-AV [LINK]


Keeping Things in Perspective

Spoiler!


Shootout Pics:

Spoiler!


YouTube Videos:



Special thanks to "HDTVtest"; retailer "Crampton & Moore"; "Vincent Teoh"; @WiFi-Spy ; @ARROW-AV ; @RobertR1 ; and all other participants, judges, and attendees.


Note: The Sony TVs did win the "Video Processing" and "Motion" categories.


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UK 2017 HDTVtest TV Shootout Results

(Held in London Sunday August 13.)


Participating TVs (all 65"):

• LG B7 OLED TV (OLED65B7V)

• Panasonic EZ1002 OLED TV (TX-65EZ1002)

• Sony A1 OLED TV (KD-65A1)

• Samsung Q9 QLED TV (QE65Q9F)

• Sony ZD9 LED LCD TV (KD-65ZD9)


Reference/Mastering Monitor:

30" Sony BVM-X300 4K HDR OLED ($30K)


Results/Winners:


Best HDR TV: LG B7 OLED

Best Gaming TV: LG B7 OLED

Best Living Room TV: Sony A1 OLED

Best Home Theater TV: Panasonic EZ1002 OLED

Best Overall TV of 2017: Panasonic EZ1002 OLED

Winner!: OLED TVs (Sorry LCD TVs )




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Who cares... They are all 65" and it has nothing to do with this thread....
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Ive said it before, if I had unlimited cash Id get the 77" OLED, but, I don't. Owning both a 940E and E6 gives me some perspective, and I don't miss the E6 in my main room. I still find it odd the LG OLED's win best HDR tv each time, but it could be the pop factor. Being able to easily light a flashlight for instance just in the needed area and keep everything else zero black trumps even 650 zones.
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*OFFICIAL* 2017 Sony XBR-X940E - Owner's Thread (No Price Talk)

Anyone who had the 940d and now 940e are the mounting points identically located on the back of both? I have my 940d mounted above fireplace and it took a few bolt position changes on the mount to get the right height. Can I use the same bolt locations on the mount (third from the bottom, etc) to get the same height on the 940e coming this weekend?


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Participating TVs (all 65"):

.... our thoughts exactly
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Just got notified Chad B will be in town 9/13-9/23, so I am set for SDR and HDR cal.

Also got this in today:



Read the stick backing on it wasn't so hot, and I did not want to stick all the way across with the removable panels, so I used these




I like that is adjustable and has a remote, will try and find a good setting tonight, but 20% looks nice.

I got one of these, though not this brand, and found out the USB is always powered. How are you going to turn it on and off?

Does the remote do that?
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Yeah, sucks the USB is always live. I used the remote, but I am finding I prefer watching with it off, so it may be moot.
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Yeah, sucks the USB is always live. I used the remote, but I am finding I prefer watching with it off, so it may be moot.
I 've been using bias lighting for years but its mostly regulated to regular Tv viewing and late night anime otherwise the lights are all off in my dark room and the 940e virtually vanishes
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I 've been using bias lighting for years but its mostly regulated to regular Tv viewing and late night anime otherwise the lights are all off in my dark room and the 940e virtually vanishes
I found that with HDR content and dark scenes, the image looked worse to me with the light on. Didn't expect that, so I doubt Ill be using it.
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From an angled view or straight on?
I sit slightly off axis but it is visible straight on. Jeopardy is the worst offender because it is so bright.

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Glad to hear about the test results and appreciate the post but having the chance to buy any of the displays in said contest and even if I had to do it all again I'd still be going home with the 940e, note the comment on Axis viewing of HDR content (not sure about you guys but the only reason why I paid the $ I did for this set) was the Z9D I don't setup my audio past the single row of seating (sorry wing seats) and as long as my wife can get a good picture then the 940e ticks all my boxes then some, not to mention 75" of prime real estate

P.S I sit in the sweetspot
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Anyone who had the 940d and now 940e are the mounting points identically located on the back of both? I have my 940d mounted above fireplace and it took a few bolt position changes on the mount to get the right height. Can I use the same bolt locations on the mount (third from the bottom, etc) to get the same height on the 940e coming this weekend?

Unfortunately the mounting holes are in a completely different location. The holes on a 940D are on the bottom half. On a 940E the holes are more centered and beyond the adjustments of my mount so I had to move the whole mount 6" higher on the wall.
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I found that with HDR content and dark scenes, the image looked worse to me with the light on. Didn't expect that, so I doubt Ill be using it.
That's the part of display tech that's been missing for years! Brightness! its the balance and are true contrast of deep blacks and we've finally struck that balance. I for one thought this would be a distraction but as I've posted before and have done a complete 180 in my thinking the cinematic emotion of sunlight or the dynamics of lightning etc.. can be a powerful experience and I'm glad I didn't compromise my main display on that with OLED tech. No matter how you try to put it " due to OLED's infinite blacks its makes the contrast and brights brighter" its a handicap point blank and as DV and HDR movies continue to push the envelope of current home video releases the balance of the 940e will further shine

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Just got notified Chad B will be in town 9/13-9/23, so I am set for SDR and HDR cal.

Also got this in today:



Read the stick backing on it wasn't so hot, and I did not want to stick all the way across with the removable panels, so I used these




I like that is adjustable and has a remote, will try and find a good setting tonight, but 20% looks nice.
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I 've been using bias lighting for years but its mostly regulated to regular Tv viewing and late night anime otherwise the lights are all off in my dark room and the 940e virtually vanishes
I used a bias lighting kit on my js9500 and I must say I wish I had not just stuck it on the back if the tv, using the attachments is a very smart idea. I do think with this tv having a bezel that is truly well designed, we may not need the bias lighting... on the js9500 the good looking chrome bezel was really stylish... when the tv was off... during viewing you had to have bias lighting or else the bezel was too distracting. Either way, I couldnt take my bias lighting kit off when I sold it as it was stuck directly to it lol



On another note, one of the movies my js9500 always had trouble with was Martian (4k blu ray). I was always able to pick up some noise during a few specific scenes. Now, with keeping all other equipment the same, using the 940e last night, the movie was perfect, no noise to speak of. The 9500 was extremely bright during HDR, but now that I have tested a few movies with the 940e I am realizing the 9500 did not do a very good job with contrast during hdr viewing. The entire screen was very bright with hdr slightly brighter on the 9500... the 940e does a very good job of showing how much better it handles hdr material in the way that it is able to contrast details of dark areas very close to hdr highlights.

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I sit slightly off axis but it is visible straight on. Jeopardy is the worst offender because it is so bright.
Then that is not normal. Why don't you take pictures to show the issue and send them to Sony. See what they say. If you insist on an exchange and actually have the banding issues straight on, they will change your set! I had it done with mine 2 months back and the new one only has slight banding from really off axis viewing of TV material. Just a thought.
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Question Still can't get over vertical bands

I need the help of the forum. I am coming from a 740c. If you have been following my posts, my 740e has light and dark vertical bands. They are behind the picture and don't change. I only see them with light/white backgrounds (mainly on HDTV house hunter since they're always showing houses with light colored walls but also on shots of the sky). My 740c had them also but I never noticed them until I got the 740e since they are so much more pronounced. I went to Best Buy over the weekend and tried to look at the 740es they have on display there, but the loops they show don't show them well. I tried to adjust the settings, but they had no effect (I initially thought they did, but I was wrong). The bands appear to be a product of whatever methods used in the TVs construction.

I don't know if all LCD TVs are manufactured the same way and all have this to some extent or another? I don't want an OLED, I prefer the look of LCD. I want an FALD. I prefer Sony TVs, but would consider another brand. I don't know if the Z9D is made the same way or not, I'm going to go to BB today and take some demo material to look at it. Thanks.

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Mounting

How offset is the Vesa mount from center on the back of the TV? I have a Peerless PT660 right in the center of my viewing area, and I was trying to determine if that was going to work or if I had to use the Sony mount?

It looks like the Sony mount is quite a ways above center and would be mounted higher than the Peerless mount?
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I need the help of the forum. I am coming from a 740c. If you have been following my posts, my 740e has light and dark vertical bands. They are behind the picture and don't change. I only see them with light/white backgrounds (mainly on HDTV house hunter since they're always showing houses with light colored walls but also on shots of the sky). My 740c had them also but I never noticed them until I got the 740e since they are so much more pronounced. I went to Best Buy over the weekend and tried to look at the 740es they have on display there, but the loops they show don't show them well. I tried to adjust the settings, but they had no effect (I initially thought they did, but I was wrong). The bands appear to be a product of whatever methods used in the TVs construction.

I don't know if all LCD TVs are manufactured the same way and all have this to some extent or another? I don't want an OLED, I prefer the look of LCD. I want an FALD. I prefer Sony TVs, but would consider another brand. I don't know if the Z9D is made the same way or not, I'm going to go to BB today and take some demo material to look at it. Thanks.
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another motion question

I continue to look at the owner reviews on the 940e, with regard to motion, then I refer back to the rtings review and the scary score they gave this set, and in my opinion there is a huge disconnect between owner comments on the rtings review. Obviously, I tend to put more stock into what actual owners say, but nevertheless, I still have reservations, which causes me to go back yet again and consider the 900e, which has good owner comments and rtings reviews. How much stock do you really have in the rtings reviews and scoring. Is it really accurate?

The 940e really seems to have a lot going for it, as I tend to try to hold on to a TV 5 years or so. This one has the a lot of the "future proofing", beyond what the 900e offers, and the differential now is only about 1k.

I am really trying to get away from paralyses by analysis, but I am really hung up on that one issue.(motion) This set looks great in the store, brighter than the 900e, looks as good as OLED next to it on the BB display, and future proofed with Dolby Vision (hopefully)

For me it is all about watching sports, and any kind of motion just kills it for me. Just need to hear from anyone who hasn't already chimed in that has this set with regard to your experiences to this point.

I really do appreciate the feedback I have gotten to this point from other threads I have posted. Just wanted to ask one more time
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