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Sony X900E 75" - $3300 8 72.73%
Samsung MU8000 75" - $2800 1 9.09%
Samsung MU8000 82" - $3800 2 18.18%
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Help: Samsung 82" MU8000 Vs Sony 75" X900E Vs 75" MU8000

Hi Everyone,

I'm seeking some advice with buying a new big screen TV. Throwing out some points.
  • The TV will be affixed to a wall which measures 14' W x 10' H.
  • The viewing distance is about 16' away.
  • The room is open to one side (open concept).
  • The room can get lots of light from the other sides.

I have a projector already setup and an electric projector screen which drops in front of the TV. This question is specific to a television for day-to-day usage.

In my independent research I've found the X900E to be a very good all round LCD TV with good levels of brightness and image quality. The MU8000 seems like an OK set with decent levels of picture quality and ample brightness. The MU8000 is $400 cheaper at the 75" size and $500 more expensive comparing an 82" MU8000 to a 75" X900E.

Which will you recommend?
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Sony X900E 75
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82" Sammy. No substitute for size, and 16' seating distance is pretty far.
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The 82 inch easily, I have one and it's amazing.

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Sony 75" X900E no question it spanks that Samsung by a mile.

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I just installed the Sammy 75" myself the other day and it's incredible. If budget isn't an issue, go with the Sony, but with 16' viewing distance, you may want the 82' as you will loose the 4K view going further back. I'm at 11' viewing distance and I'm just at the edge of not seeing the value of 4K at my distance.

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I can't believe i just found this poll, i was just debating over the same 2 TV's. (82" sammy and 75" sony)

Tough call, i can't decide if the extra size is worth the lack of ratings, I am a big fan of size.

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I got some input from my wife, she's non-technical but when I broke down the dilemma to her she provided some interesting input. I expressed to her that I'm basically trying to weight up size vs quality at a $500 cost. I compared the quality of the MU8000 to that of a JS8500 or a KS8000 both of which are owned by family members. We also have two OLED televisions from LG a 55" EG9100 and a 65" E6 which I used as reference for top end quality, I described the X900E as between the E6 and the KS8000. For the size I used a tape measure to get a feel for the size.

She remarked that she can notice the difference in quality between OLED TV's and other TV's even if it's good models like the KS/JS. Since buying the 77" OLED is not an option and quality matters her vote is for the X900E. I am of course leading towards that option myself but I'll hold off until IRMA passes before I place the order since I'm shipping to Florida.

More input is still welcomed.
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I got some input from my wife, she's non-technical but when I broke down the dilemma to her she provided some interesting input. I expressed to her that I'm basically trying to weight up size vs quality at a $500 cost. I compared the quality of the MU8000 to that of a JS8500 or a KS8000 both of which are owned by family members. We also have two OLED televisions from LG a 55" EG9100 and a 65" E6 which I used as reference for top end quality, I described the X900E as between the E6 and the KS8000. For the size I used a tape measure to get a feel for the size.

She remarked that she can notice the difference in quality between OLED TV's and other TV's even if it's good models like the KS/JS. Since buying the 77" OLED is not an option and quality matters her vote is for the X900E. I am of course leading towards that option myself but I'll hold off until IRMA passes before I place the order since I'm shipping to Florida.

More input is still welcomed.
Good call by your wife. I second that.
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I think at that distance, he'll always be regretting not getting the bigger size, the "quality" difference isn't big enough imo.

I recently weighed up between the sony 75 and samsung 82, I chose the larger size and I'm so glad I went the bigger TV.
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^^^^^^^^
This, the distance is too great not to get the 82". If reconfiguring the room and bringing the seating closer is an option, then l'd 100% get the X900E.


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With the new price of the XBR-85X850D, I would throw that in the mix........
So the $6,000 Sony 85" XBR-85X850D has an edge-lit VA panel, no local dimming, pretty similar specs to the $3,800 Samsung UN82MU8000 edge-lit VA panel set with mediocre local dimming. Even with the XBR-85X850D price reduction, for $2,200 less, I'd consider the UN82MU8000 a no brainer at only 3 inches smaller.

While I've seen the MU8000, the only 850Ds I've seen are the smaller IPS panel sets.
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This is the decision I'm going through right now too but I have a thing through work where I can get the samsung for a bit less. Would everyone still recommend the Sony over the Samsungs if the Samsungs were an additional 25% off?
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The Sony 85 is not a very bright panel, tops out at 400nits and has lots of input lag if you plan to game. My auntie bought this set, the first thing she commented about my Samsung was how much brighter it was.
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I made the decision to purchase the X900E, the image quality of the 900E was the big selling point for me, thanks for all the feedback.

The 850D was considered but as others commented comparing the cost and features the 82" MU8000 was the better buy between the two.
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I was in the same exact dilemma a week ago. I purchased a 75" 900e but on my wall it looked a bit small sitting from 13 feet. Looked into the 82" MU8000 and drooled over the size so I purchased that as well to compare. There is no doubt the 82" is a sizable difference from the 75", but after using the 900e picture quality was absolutely no comparison. I just could not get over the difference in picture quality between the two sets. The Sony's X1 processor does really make a difference. I had both running the same movie/show and the difference was visibly clear. If I had never seen the 900e I probably would have been OK with the picture quality of the 82" but now I couldn't go back. The Samsung is being returned.
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I also thought about the 85" Sony as I wanted to pair it with my ST-5000, but the price was out of reach at 6k. Doesn't sound like people are happy with the 85" set though.
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There is no doubt the 82" is a sizable difference from the 75", but after using the 900e picture quality was absolutely no comparison. I just could not get over the difference in picture quality between the two sets. The Sony's X1 processor does really make a difference. I had both running the same movie/show and the difference was visibly clear. If I had never seen the 900e I probably would have been OK with the picture quality of the 82" but now I couldn't go back.
Could you please give some detail as to the differences you saw in the picture quality? Thanks!
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82" Sammy. No substitute for size, and 16' seating distance is pretty far.
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Sony 75" X900E no question it spanks that Samsung by a mile.
I don't know its the same old same old. Quality VS quantity. I will say the 900E price you have listed is high, you get to the street price and you have a pretty big gap there in price. The 82" is 19.5% larger but you loose a bunch of picture quality as it is not FALD. The 75MU8000 would not even be a consideration in my book.....
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There has since been a price drop on the Sony 75" X900E, it now sells for $2,998.00 shipped. I'm trying to get a refund/price match or something from the retailer I purchased it from since I haven't yet received the item.
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There has since been a price drop on the Sony 75" X900E, it now sells for $2,998.00 shipped. I'm trying to get a refund/price match or something from the retailer I purchased it from since I haven't yet received the item.
I was successful in getting the item at the new price via a refund of the difference. I'm even more happy with the choice of buying the 75" X900E
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So the $6,000 Sony 85" XBR-85X850D has an edge-lit VA panel, no local dimming, pretty similar specs to the $3,800 Samsung UN82MU8000 edge-lit VA panel set with mediocre local dimming. Even with the XBR-85X850D price reduction, for $2,200 less, I'd consider the UN82MU8000 a no brainer at only 3 inches smaller.

While I've seen the MU8000, the only 850Ds I've seen are the smaller IPS panel sets.
You need to get the street price on the XBR-85X850D, not retail........its staggering right now......
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You need to get the street price on the XBR-85X850D, not retail........its staggering right now......
How does one obtain the street cost of an item
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You need to get the street price on the XBR-85X850D, not retail........its staggering right now......
How does one obtain the street cost of an item
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Wow. I am in the same boat. 75" 900E or Samsung 82". I was looking at the Sony 85" at Best Buy but it's a little dim to really make those colors and images pop IMO. Maybe I am wrong. I too would be interested in the street price for it. And any street price on the 900E and Samsung? Thanks! I am looking to buy soon as I've been without a TV in the man cave for 5 months. Returned the 75" 850C back to Sony due to panel issues and have been waiting patiently for prices to come down.

I haven't seen any summer block busters in theaters either and with my work slowing down soon, will be a good time to catch up.

One thing though: I can patiently wait till BF if these prices will be dropping $300-$500 by then (or on the day). What's the rumor/road map for the prices ?

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I'm ready to take the jump with either the 82" MU8000, or the 75" 900E.....

Tough choice... I sit about 9-13 feet away..... so the bigger screen would be very immersive.....

Is it that far less with picture quality than the 900E ?

When asked for advice, I always said get the biggest set you can afford, and fit......

Not sure when the BB sale ends, so am ready to purchase tomorrow.....

Thanks for any input...

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I'm ready to take the jump with either the 82" MU8000, or the 75" 900E.....

Tough choice... I sit about 9-13 feet away..... so the bigger screen would be very immersive.....

Is it that far less with picture quality than the 900E ?

When asked for advice, I always said get the biggest set you can afford, and fit......

Not sure when the BB sale ends, so am ready to purchase tomorrow.....

Thanks for any input...

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Although the 82 is huge...so is the 75, I would go with fald everyday.
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You need to get the street price on the XBR-85X850D, not retail........its staggering right now......
Prices are indeed coming down, maybe it will soon be time to upgrade that 70LE732 I bought from you 6 years ago.
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You need to get the street price on the XBR-85X850D, not retail........its staggering right now......
I would like you to tell me the street price of the XBR-85X850D also can you p.m. me Thanks. Robert
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