Originally Posted by turnbowm
The statement "Unlike the HX853 series, the W9 doesn't have an S-PVA panel. Instead, it uses a PSA panel made by Samsung." is as shown in the 2D Image Quality section of the link below...
As for Sony severing their relationship with Samsung, that was true for their joint SLCD panel manufacturing facility, but that was a cost-cutting measure to stem the flow of red ink. Not sure that eliminated Samsung as a panel supplier...
Not exactly a superlative review!
This is now the third review I have read that says Triluminous has no effect on source material within the Rec 709 color gamut, ie. you need "mastered for 4K", From the review above:
"But the most eye-catching feature is the Triluminos display, a technology Sony began integrating in its TVs last year that provides a wider range of colours to improve tone shading and make pictures look more realistic. But in order to make any use of Triluminos, you need source material that's been optimised for it—of which there is none."
Here's another one: http://www.flatpanelshd.com/review.php?subaction=showfull&id=1373877495#7
"One of the new imaging technologies in W9 is Triluminos, also found in Sony's X9 4K TVs. The Triluminos brand is not new, as Sony has used it before, but in 2013 it means something else. We explained a bit about Triluminos in this article. It is important to understand that Triluminos can expand the color gamut on a TV, but only if the content is encoded in the large color gamut. Right now you need one of Sony's new "Mastered in 4K" Blu-ray discs that are encoded in the x.v.color gamut that enables Sony to reproduce more vivid reds, greens and blues. This also means that unless you buy or own "Mastered in 4K" you will see no benefit from the Triluminos technology. During the W9 review we had no "Mastered in 4K" discs but we will dig deeper and tell you much more about it in the upcoming Sony X9 (4K) review."
Whereas CNET's Ty Pendlebury (not a big LCD fan) stated in a review of the "Sony KDL-55W900A""Quantum Dots make compelling argument"
"The Sony's Triluminos system helps boost color performance, with hues that were the equal of the ST60 plasma. Of the LCDs we compared the W900A had the best colors, and the most saturated blues and skin tones in particular." "olor accuracy: The W900A had the most saturated colors of the collected LCDs -- especially blue-- and this is likely due to the work of the Triluminous crystals. The W900's color looked very close to that of the Panasonic ST60, particularly in its portrayals of Dr. Manhattan in "Watchmen." The character has brilliant blue skin and he casts a purple-blue light on others around him, and the only TVs that could convey this without resorting to banding or missing subtle variations in color were the W900A and the ST60. Given this excellent performance, perhaps there is some merit to Sony's claims of Quantum Dots' efficacy."
And on a specfic article on Triluminous before the W900A review, CNET wrote:"How dots can help TV color
Sony claims its new backlight technology allows for a wider color gamut compared to LCD TVs using "white" LEDs, as in more potential colors. Since all modern TVs are fully capable of reproducing every color in all current HDTV content, this is a bit of marketing hyperbole. However, the benefits of this could go beyond cool, futuristic tech and WowNeeto-based marketing. When I've reviewed LED-lit projectors, I've found that the color possible from RGB LEDs looks more realistic than the same Rec. 709-calibrated colors created by color filters (DLP) or dichromatic mirrors (LCD/LCOS) as lit by UHP lamps. One TV engineer I asked about this phenomenon replied "LEDs are like painting with purer paint."
Many, including myself, have observed that even with live color turned off, the colors on the W900A are jawdropping. I plan on contacting QD Vision and seeing what they have to say.