Originally Posted by Lonnie1892
How does the JS8500 compare to the upcoming 2015 Sony X900C? In terms of colors/blacks, picture quality?
Lonnie1892, I'd like to chime in here, if I may.
First of all, at least as far as I'm aware the Sony 900c hasn't been released to the public yet, so a comparison to the JS8500 isn't possible right now. I may be wrong on that, though, and my information may be out of date. However, there's something else I'd like to make you aware of.
I recently decided to go the budget route for my first 4k TV and bought the Sony 850b for $2,300 USD. The TV performed well enough right up until I used the passive-shutter 3D, and then it flopped. The 3D was extremely bad, with soft imaging, ghosting and a warbling effect during fast-motion scenes. A check on the internet revealed a mass of similar complaints. So I called Sony tech and was told that this is a hardware issue that cannot be fixed, and if I wanted to keep the TV I would have to accept the defect, or swap it for another model and hope for the best, or just get a refund.
The TV goes back to Best Buy tomorrow. I am done with Sony. Yes, Sony might have given me a better model, but I'm getting the uncomfortable feeling that the company isn't really giving its best efforts anymore with TV development. Whether the Samsung SUHD series of models will be as good as, or better than, the forthcoming 900c I can't say, but it sure looks like Samsung is pulling out the stops to make the best 4k LED models it can. I honestly don't think I can say that about Sony anymore.