Originally Posted by vipergts2207
Most people probably wouldn't disagree with that, however they look at the price realize it doesn't look that good. There seems to be absolutely zero value proposition with the Q9, or the rest of the QLED lineup for that matter. None. Equivalent or better TV's can be had elsewhere for significantly less money. I think some observers hit the nail on the head when they said Samsung priced and named these to fool ignorant consumers (most of the public) that these are those 'fancy new OLED TVs' they've been hearing about. If people want to pay through the nose for these TV's though, that's their prerogative.
I wouldn't say zero value if you are a gamer. From everything I am reading, gaming on this if you were gaming on a similar size in 1080P is quite the jump up with excellent response times compared to most recent TVs. Do I think that is worth 10K alone, no. However, I could say the same thing about 77" OLEDs. The price jump from 65" is absurd, just like the price is absurd for the Q9. The question one has to ask which I am asking myself is if I want to be absurd, which I might, or wait another year to see what happens. I have two choices, game in 4K on an unbelievable 27" Gsync monitor 2 feet from the screen with an Nvidia 1080TI Card, or suck it up and game at 75" in 4K from my couch. As a gamer who overspends on everything including an Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset with an extremely powerful desktop, I tend to overpay for the latest and greatest :-). Someone else might say there are plenty of 2015 and 2016 sets that might give you the same benefit. However, if I'm already going to upgrade for gaming, I want something pleasing to the eye for TV watching....and the Q9 so far to me without spending a few thousand more for the A1E and worrying about image burn or retention on the screen is the best choice available. I'll confirm this when I go to the store today or Sunday to connect my desktop to the Q9 to see if the gaming lives up to the hype.
I do have one question for anybody here since i need to run back to the store. Is there a particular DIrectTV broadcast, mode or setting that I can tell the salesperson to put the TV on to easily see the color banding? Someone above made it sound like it was so horrible, but when I was in the store I didn't see color banding either watching 4K, watching HBO, or any of the 4 DIrectTV channels I watched. Then again, I wasn't looking for it. Maybe I'll see it in my gaming test.