Originally Posted by goksucats
I'm so glad to read your take on this. I can't swing a 75 inch TV in my room as I only sit about 6 feet away. But was wanting to be fully immersed and wanted to go from my 42 inch Plasma to a 65 incher. And with 4K and upscaling as it is today, sitting 6 feet away from a 65 inch TV insn't a big deal anymore. I had purchased a Samsung UN65JS8500 and had problems with it from the beginning (the first TV simply had ripples in the screen) and Samsung replaced. But then I had horrible backlighting issues (see the photos below) with so much material. Whatever local dimming algorithms Samsung uses are just awful, or whatever material they use to diffuse the light across from the edges is just awful. Whatever it is, the picture was just awful for darkened scenes. My dealer swapped for a new set as I was hoping it was just my TV, but the replacement set displayed these exact same issues. I then returned and decided I was going to get the Vizio P65-C1. But the salesperson in the Magnolia store who I have dealt with before and is one of the few Best Buy guys who seems to know his stuff told me they had a Sony XBR65X930C they were clearancing out for the same price as the Vizio and he recommended I take it home. I told him he was full of it and was just trying to push Sony since he knew I was at the point I wasn't about to purchase a damn Samsung product for at least a few years. But he pressed forward and I relented knowing I had a month to exchange. I took it home.. and oh my goodness I love my X930C. And I'm so glad I went with it over the P65-C1 , even in my darkened room where I watch. I know perhaps the P65 had somewhat better black levels, but everything else the Sony does is so amazing. And the picture is so superior in every way (motion, color ( particularly skin tones), local dimming, then the Samsung that the Sammy engineers should be ashamed of themselves as technically both sets were edge lit with local dimming. I haven't regretted my decision to snatch up the X930C, and based on what you have stated having both a P75 and an X940C in your home, I shouldn't have any regrets either. (I'll again reference the photos below of three different films that show horrible edge light bleeding from two different Samsung UN65JS8500's) . On the Sony X930C the edges remain generally nice and black. Is it OLED black? Certainly not. But I think it's very nearly as good as the Plasma it replaced.
Glad to help and I think you made a great choice! Since getting my replacement 940, I can look back at my original comparison to the P75 and walk back the local dimming statement a bit. This 940 does a better job with dimming and closes that gap quite a bit.
Overall the new P series is very nice but the Sony fixes the little gripes I had with the P and is just a more noticibly refined presentation. I LOVE Reality Creation and XDR.
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