Originally Posted by Radvlad
Any chance you can post some A/B pics of similar content on both sets?
I don't own either, but I've spent about an hour each at two different Best Buys recently comparing the two, so I'll chime in -
First off, it feels like Best Buy deliberately makes it difficult to do A/B comparisons of certain TVs on the same content. The Vizio P75 is locked into Vizio-demo mode, the LG OLEDs are off on an LG display showing LG provided content, and the 940D is set up in a different area with some home theater seating showing a Sony provided demo (though strangely it was two different Sony demos at the different stores, one was using the new one with the sushi, camping people, and Vegas, the other was using footage of cityscapes from Rome, Hong Kong, and a few others, but it also had Sony logos).
They tried to hook the P75 into the same feed as the rest of the wall, but to no avail, all they managed to do was lock it out of the Vizio-demo so that it only displayed a black screen. Since the Vizio reps have come by and locked the tablets into lucite coffins for display, there's no way to really play with the settings or adjust anything on that display.
After a side excursion where the Best Buy guy tried really hard to sell me on an X850D (him: "If you're looking in that price range, I have one that's a lot better than that Vizio, come see!" me: OK *leads me over to the 850D* him:"Check this out" *loads video game footage of some new Star Wars game* me:"Isn't this edge lit? I know the Vizio and the 940D are full array, I really want that" him: "This has Reality Creation, which means it has great black levels so you don't need full array, plus it covers 95% of the visual spectrum!" me:"Sorry, I'm not really interested in this one").
He did have a great idea though - since we couldn't get the Sony and the Vizio to show the general store loop, we could put a USB stick with the Vizio demo on the Sony. Since I'd already seen the Vizio loop many times I had a strong idea of how it looked. On the 940D it looked damn good, with the Lego Movie scene in particular looking better on the Sony than the Vizio (which is confusing for me, as the Vizio does Dolby Vision, the Sony doesn't, and I'm pretty sure that's a Dolby Vision clip, unless the one on his USB stick was just a SDR version). The Lego Movie clip in the demo reel on the Vizio is muted and lacks much pop, on the Sony the lights on the lego-car were brighter, the colors more intense, and overall it just looked better. I will say there was more detail in the flames and bullets on the Vizio though, perhaps the DV version is just set with a lower overall brightness to bring those details out?
I'm pretty sure the Sony was in Vivid torch mode, but they couldn't find a Sony TV remote, so I was using a Sony Receiver remote, which worked for the most part, but lacked any button that I could find to bring up the picture settings.
The two are pretty damn close in terms of picture quality from what I've seen. The Sony is a bit brighter, and seems to have more color pop, but since there's no way to adjust the settings (or even see what the settings are) on either of the P75s I've seen, that could easily just be how they've been set. I get that Vizio probably doesn't want people messing with the settings and leaving them all goofy, possibly ruining the experience for others, but they could program in a full-demo mode like LG does on their OLEDs - where you have full control over adjusting everything as long as you're playing with it, but the TV reverts back to its presets after a few minutes when you walk away.
From the photos I've seen in the P75 thread, the Vizio should be capable of some awesome color reproduction, and at home outside of store lights it should look plenty bright.
Neither was hooked up to the store regular TV feed, so no way to test motion or upscaling on regular content.