Originally Posted by jinj
120 Hz isn't needed.
Films are 24 Hz.
The thing with the TV that has any OS of any kind, it requires manual upkeep. The Sony TV's processors are under powered from day one.
Because 24 does not go into 60 evenly but does 120 is specifically WHY you need 120Hz when nearly all 60Hz TV's will not adjust down to 24Hz... So it ends up displayed at 60Hz with annoying judder, which some people simply think is normal to the point that when Blu Ray or streaming content is actually played smoothly at the proper refresh,(either a TV that can adjust down to 24Hz or duplicated 5 times to fit in at 120Hz) think it's the Soap Opera Effect, which most people think is the reason to buy 120Hz, ironically it's for the opposite reason that most people think... this is actually a very basic concept for enthusiasts where the average person thinks they have to have 120Hz for smooth playback, but little do they know the reason why...
Every TV that worth buying has some kind of processor for scaling, smart features, etc and unless you have personally tested the 2017 Sony models like Rtings, then your opinion is just plain wrong or based on old models... They give the smart features an 8 out of 10 due to some navigation issues inherent to Android but zero problems with speed mentioned, because that would be plain stupid to have a slow system in a modern 4k HDR set... And with most people buying at this level, they will probably already have a favorite streaming device anyway, and ChromeCast is built-in as well to Vizio and Sony, and that's if you just really still can't stand Android TV, which has limited apps but works great on my Shield.. The Sony will obviously be at least somewhat slower, but got no complaints on speed from the Rtings review.
I am not a fan-boi of any brand, I do a lot of research before recommending anything and with Sony, Samsung, and Vizio all very solid these days, I know I'm going to get a solid product and buy/recommend based on a combination of budget, value and actual professional review performance.