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Ok, I need some help picking a new TV. My ZT60 plasma went out and I need to replace it. I really want a good TV that has good black levels, I know I could go to OLED, but with my kids gaming, its just something I don't want to worry about.

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I'm wanting a 65", 70" or 75".
Viewing distance is 14ft.
Good Black levels.


I have been looking at the 75" Sony Z9F and the 75" Sony X950G, just no store has them in stock to look at. The ZF9 master is $200.00 more than the X950G but I don't know if one is better then the other, or if there is another TV I should be looking at.



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Ok, I need some help picking a new TV. My ZT60 plasma went out and I need to replace it. I really want a good TV that has good black levels, I know I could go to OLED, but with my kids gaming, its just something I don't want to worry about.

The info.
I'm wanting a 65", 70" or 75".
Viewing distance is 14ft.
Good Black levels.


I have been looking at the 75" Sony Z9F and the 75" Sony X950G, just no store has them in stock to look at. The ZF9 master is $200.00 more than the X950G but I don't know if one is better then the other, or if there is another TV I should be looking at.



Thanks everyone.
The Z9F is better than the X950G but neither has exceptional black levels. Look at the Samsung Q80R which has deeper blacks, with wide angle viewing and supports VRR for gaming.
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The Z9F is better than the X950G but neither has exceptional black levels. Look at the Samsung Q80R which has deeper blacks, with wide angle viewing and supports VRR for gaming.
If I'm looking at the correct TV (https://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung...?skuId=6331769 ) that would be 300 cheaper then the Z9F, and my local store has one in stock and on display.

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If I'm looking at the correct TV (https://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung...?skuId=6331769 ) that would be 300 cheaper then the Z9F, and my local store has one in stock and on display.

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Just to be clear, the Sony Z9F is a great TV for a bright family room. But for a dark room, the black levels are just not deep enough IMO.
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I'm in the market for a new LCD/LED tv.


Budget: under 1000, but cheaper the better


Size: at least 65 inches


My biggest pet-peeves is judder/stutter. I currently have an aging Visio E601i-A3; and while it does 24FPS correctly on most sources (though occasionally struggles with movies from my nvidia shield), it has noticeable "stutter" (appearance of the same object on screen being visible on multiple frames at once)


I've looked at the following TVs on RTings



https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/hisense/h9f
https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/hisense/h8f
https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/tc...ries-r625-2019


The H9f looks promising in that it has a native 120HZ panel and gets a perfect 10 on 24P. However, it gets a lower score on stutter.

The H8f has a 60HZ panel and scores poorly on 24P for non-native 60Hz sources, but all my sources can either output 24P or I'd use the native app (for Netflix/Prime). It gets a better score for stutter.


The TCL has a 60HZ panel, gets a perfect score on 24P, but gets a lower score on stutter. It also does not use Android TV so I'd have no capability of side loading Kodi.


I'm currently leaning towards the H8f since its cheaper and gets a good stutter score. Any other suggestions? Anything I'm missing?
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I'm in the market for a new LCD/LED tv.
Budget: under 1000, but cheaper the better
Size: at least 65 inches
Sony X900F 65", $998 at B&H Photo, may be cheaper elsewhere.

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Sony X900F 65", $998 at B&H Photo, may be cheaper elsewhere.

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https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/sony/x900f

Interesting! My only concern is the older version of Android; on the PQ side it looks better than all three that I had been looking at.
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Hi,

I have a dedicated theater room currently with a SonyXBR65x900a. I’ve been a Sony TV guy for 25 years.

My main complaints about the Sony are:

1. It's not big enough.
2. Bloom on dark screens (especially title screens, credits, or space scenes) is bad.
3. Horizontal motion (on pans) can be jerky.
4. No HDR

Use of the TV will mainly be movies or tv streaming - 4K discs, Blu-ray discs, Netflix, Amazon, iTunes streaming. No OTA. The TV does see about 5-10 hours a week of video games from a Nintendo Switch as well.

I don't use TV sound or built in apps. Streaming video comes through an Apple TV.

Room is very dark. (see pictures below) Typically watch with just one small ambient light in the corner, reflections are not an issue.

Budget is $3-$5k.

I have been looking at the Sony 900H in 85", Samsung Q80 or Q90 82" or LG OLED C9 77".

Greatly appreciate any thoughts. Could buy now, or wait until 2020 models are available.

Thanks!
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Interesting! My only concern is the older version of Android; on the PQ side it looks better than all three that I had been looking at.
Sony is the safest choice if motion performance is your priority. The Android O/S in the 900F is older out of the box but is upgradeable via firmware. Also you can do some settings tweaks to speed it up.
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Hi,

I have a dedicated theater room currently with a SonyXBR65x900a. I’ve been a Sony TV guy for 25 years.

My main complaints about the Sony are:

1. It's not big enough.
2. Bloom on dark screens (especially title screens, credits, or space scenes) is bad.
3. Horizontal motion (on pans) can be jerky.
4. No HDR

Use of the TV will mainly be movies or tv streaming - 4K discs, Blu-ray discs, Netflix, Amazon, iTunes streaming. No OTA. The TV does see about 5-10 hours a week of video games from a Nintendo Switch as well.

I don't use TV sound or built in apps. Streaming video comes through an Apple TV.

Room is very dark. (see pictures below) Typically watch with just one small ambient light in the corner, reflections are not an issue.

Budget is $3-$5k.

I have been looking at the Sony 900H in 85", Samsung Q80 or Q90 82" or LG OLED C9 77".

Greatly appreciate any thoughts. Could buy now, or wait until 2020 models are available.

Thanks!
There's always something cheaper and better coming down the road, except for this year in the Sony/Samsung lineup. The 2019 models are as good and have lower street pricing. If you can find a 85 inch Sony 900F that would be a good choice (although you might still see blooming).
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Hi,

I have a dedicated theater room currently with a SonyXBR65x900a. I’ve been a Sony TV guy for 25 years.

My main complaints about the Sony are:

1. It's not big enough.
2. Bloom on dark screens (especially title screens, credits, or space scenes) is bad.
3. Horizontal motion (on pans) can be jerky.
4. No HDR

Use of the TV will mainly be movies or tv streaming - 4K discs, Blu-ray discs, Netflix, Amazon, iTunes streaming. No OTA. The TV does see about 5-10 hours a week of video games from a Nintendo Switch as well.

I don't use TV sound or built in apps. Streaming video comes through an Apple TV.

Room is very dark. (see pictures below) Typically watch with just one small ambient light in the corner, reflections are not an issue.

Budget is $3-$5k.

I have been looking at the Sony 900H in 85", Samsung Q80 or Q90 82" or LG OLED C9 77".

Greatly appreciate any thoughts. Could buy now, or wait until 2020 models are available.

Thanks!
From your pictures, the chair on the right could use extended viewing angles. The Samsung Q80R, Q90R and of course the LG OLED have this feature. From my review of the Sony X900H features on the Sony site, the X900H does not. Both Samsung "QLEDs" do better with blooming than Sonys at the expense of some black crush, they also have deeper blacks than Sony. They also have more FALD zones for better HDR granularity. But for the ultimate blacks, with zero blooming, pixel level dimming, and widest viewing angles you want the LG OLED.
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Ok, I need some help picking a new TV. My ZT60 plasma went out and I need to replace it. I really want a good TV that has good black levels, I know I could go to OLED, but with my kids gaming, its just something I don't want to worry about.

The info.
I'm wanting a 65", 70" or 75".
Viewing distance is 14ft.
Good Black levels.


I have been looking at the 75" Sony Z9F and the 75" Sony X950G, just no store has them in stock to look at. The ZF9 master is $200.00 more than the X950G but I don't know if one is better then the other, or if there is another TV I should be looking at.

If you want good black levels, go for the Sony X900F, the TCL R625 (or wait for the 2020 6 series with mini-LED), the Hisense H9F or the Samsung Q80R or Q90R. Sony has completely dropped the ball on their LED black levels for 2019 and seem to be continuing the trend for 2020.


Their Flagship FALD LED set, the Z9F only has a native contrast ratio of 1300:1 and with local dimming at maximum has about a 3500:1. The TCL R625 for 2019 has a native contrast ratio of 4700:1 and with local dimming at maximum, a contrast ratio of over 8000:1(!!!) and the Hisense H9F has a native CR of 6000:1 and a CR of 8700:1 with local dimming at max. Both of these sets have a higher contrast than the SONY Z9D (yes, THAT Z9D) and both of these have 65" models under $1000.


What the Sony models will have over the TCL or Hisense are uniformity, motion, and native 120hz panel. Color should be a wash. The Sony model might have better HDR but with the elevated black levels, you would have to compare them side by side to tell. Both the TCL and Hisense are 800 to 1000 nit displays and with their very dark contrast, should look spectacular with HDR. So if you are looking for pure picture quality for movies, you will probably be better served by the TCL or Hisense. Definitely by a Samsung Q80R or better. For sports and fast motion, the Sony might serve you better.

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i am looking for 75" tv as pc monitor with internet, movies and games
i thought about q70r, but rtings say



"The Q70R uses PWM dimming to dim the backlight. Although flicker is always present, it's unlikely that you'll notice it since the flicker frequency is very high at 960Hz.
When the TV is in 'Movie' mode and Auto Motion Plus is disabled, the TV has a flicker frequency of 960Hz. However, the flicker frequency changes to 120Hz as soon as you set Auto Motion Plus to 'Custom' or 'Auto,' even if you remain in 'Movie' mode. Also, in 'Standard' and in 'Game' modes the flicker is always at 120Hz."


better with Flicker on the market is sony x800g (KD-75XG8096)


so do you see flicker on your tv with 120 ?
what do you think to buy samsung or sony ?
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i am looking for 75" tv as pc monitor with internet, movies and games
i thought about q70r, but rtings say



"The Q70R uses PWM dimming to dim the backlight. Although flicker is always present, it's unlikely that you'll notice it since the flicker frequency is very high at 960Hz.
When the TV is in 'Movie' mode and Auto Motion Plus is disabled, the TV has a flicker frequency of 960Hz. However, the flicker frequency changes to 120Hz as soon as you set Auto Motion Plus to 'Custom' or 'Auto,' even if you remain in 'Movie' mode. Also, in 'Standard' and in 'Game' modes the flicker is always at 120Hz."


better with Flicker on the market is sony x800g (KD-75XG8096)


so do you see flicker on your tv with 120 ?
what do you think to buy samsung or sony ?
The Sony X800G is a low end IPS panel TV without FALD. It is far inferior to the Samsung Q70R with low contrast for grayish blacks, poor black uniformity and poor HDR. For a Sony that compares to the Samsung Q70R, look at the Sony X900F or X950G which are both FLAD VA panel TVs. Rtings rates the Q70R at 9.9 out 10 for flicker so I doubt you'll notice it. Most LED backlit LCDs, including the Sony X900F or X950G, use PWM to dim the backlight. Rtings rates the Sonys at 9.5 for flicker, so again, its unlikely you would notice it.
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i am looking for 75" tv as pc monitor with internet, movies and games
i thought about q70r, but rtings say



"The Q70R uses PWM dimming to dim the backlight. Although flicker is always present, it's unlikely that you'll notice it since the flicker frequency is very high at 960Hz.
When the TV is in 'Movie' mode and Auto Motion Plus is disabled, the TV has a flicker frequency of 960Hz. However, the flicker frequency changes to 120Hz as soon as you set Auto Motion Plus to 'Custom' or 'Auto,' even if you remain in 'Movie' mode. Also, in 'Standard' and in 'Game' modes the flicker is always at 120Hz."


better with Flicker on the market is sony x800g (KD-75XG8096)


so do you see flicker on your tv with 120 ?
what do you think to buy samsung or sony ?

The VAST majority of people have no issues with the 120Hz PWM flicker that the Samsung TVs use, that said, if you are sensitive you can get headaches from the slower flicker rates. The only way to know if you are sensitive is to spend time with a TV that uses the 120Hz PWM. As @VA_DaveB said the Q70R is a much better TV than the Sony X800G you compare it to.

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Found a small local shop clearing out the 65x900f for $699 new in box.

Good deal or wait for the H version, Vizio OLED competition?

I've been holding going 4k for years because most of my viewing is still 1080p sources with an occasional 4k rental from Google Play.

Currently viewing a 42" plasma.
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Found a small local shop clearing out the 65x900f for $699 new in box.

Good deal or wait for the H version, Vizio OLED competition?

I've been holding going 4k for years because most of my viewing is still 1080p sources with an occasional 4k rental from Google Play.

Currently viewing a 42" plasma.
That's a great deal, I would grab that if I were in the market for a 65
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After an additional 13 days, the replacement finally arrived today. All I've had time to do is unpack it, hook up an ethernet connection, and plug it in to test it a bit.

Initial impression is dang this thing is big!

I tried a 4k video on youtube. It was impressive.

The magic remote is handy.

Next steps, in no particular order:
Move the 65" tv to its new location.
Get the new one up on the wall.
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Perform additional setup including picture settings, streaming accounts, local OTA channels, google assistant integration, etc.

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Been awhile since I've been here, but hoping you all could help me decide on a big tv for a remodeled basement. Formerly had a 100 in screen with a projector. Dark basement with no lights on. Will be used primarily for movies, sports and gaming. Edited to add that my budget is around $2k.

Between these three (and open to suggestions):

Samsung 82" QLED Q60R - QN82Q60RAFXZA

LG - 86" Class - LED - UM8070PUA

Sony - 85" Class - LED - X850G Series

I was leaning toward the LG because of the size, price ($400 cheaper than the Sony) viewing angle and Dolby vision (which the Samsung doesn't have, I don't think) but worried about motion.

Any thoughts?

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Been awhile since I've been here, but hoping you all could help me decide on a big tv for a remodeled basement. Formerly had a 100 in screen with a projector. Dark basement with no lights on. Will be used primarily for movies, sports and gaming. Edited to add that my budget is around $2k.

Between these three (and open to suggestions):

Samsung 82" QLED Q60R - QN82Q60RAFXZA

LG - 86" Class - LED - UM8070PUA

Sony - 85" Class - LED - X850G Series

I was leaning toward the LG because of the size, price ($400 cheaper than the Sony) viewing angle and Dolby vision (which the Samsung doesn't have, I don't think) but worried about motion.

Any thoughts?

Thanks!
The LG will have grey blacks, especially in a dark room. None of these will be great for contrast.

What's your viewing distance going to be? To get decent picture quality you would need to increase your budget or drop down to 75". At 75", the Sony 900F is a great deal these days.
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The LG will have grey blacks, especially in a dark room. None of these will be great for contrast.

What's your viewing distance going to be? To get decent picture quality you would need to increase your budget or drop down to 75". At 75", the Sony 900F is a great deal these days.
Viewing distance will be 10-15 feet. Couch at 10 and seats at a bar behind the couch going back to 14-15. Really wanted to get a big ass tv. Have a 65 in LG OLED upstairs that I love and will be my primary tv, but wanted to get as big a tv as possible for the basement where it will be primarily watching sports with friends or kids watching movies/playing video games.

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Viewing distance will be 10-15 feet. Couch at 10 and seats at a bar behind the couch going back to 14-15. Really wanted to get a big ass tv. Have a 65 in LG OLED upstairs that I love and will be my primary tv, but wanted to get as big a tv as possible for the basement where it will be primarily watching sports with friends or kids watching movies/playing video games.
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Been awhile since I've been here, but hoping you all could help me decide on a big tv for a remodeled basement. Formerly had a 100 in screen with a projector. Dark basement with no lights on. Will be used primarily for movies, sports and gaming. Edited to add that my budget is around $2k.

Between these three (and open to suggestions):

Samsung 82" QLED Q60R - QN82Q60RAFXZA

LG - 86" Class - LED - UM8070PUA

Sony - 85" Class - LED - X850G Series

I was leaning toward the LG because of the size, price ($400 cheaper than the Sony) viewing angle and Dolby vision (which the Samsung doesn't have, I don't think) but worried about motion.

Any thoughts?

Thanks!
At your price point there will be trade-offs. Consider what things are highest on your list. I also had a $2k price cap and viewing angle was more important than having the darkest blacks. I was able to see the Sony and Samsung on your list and was not happy with the drop in picture quality as I moved off to the side. I had the same issue with the 82" LG 8070. If viewing angle wasn't important, I probably would have gotten the Sony, the picture looked great. In the end, I went with the 86" LG 8070. It arrived yesterday and I'm happy with the initial performance. Sam's and Best Buy both have it for under $1900 right now.
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I'm new to TVs. I've had just projectors for 20+ years. Personally, I wouldn't buy a set that didn't have HDMI 2.1 in 2020. I'm just an old guy (71) who wants the pop and the blacks the projectors that I can afford (3-4k) don't have. I was in Best Buy for the first time in over 15 years the other day, and I was STUNNED at the blacks and the pop on a set that I looked at (model 90 something). Does anyone have a list of the brands that will have HDMI 2.1 on their 75+ inch sets for 2020? Thanks in advance. Dick
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