FWIW.... I have a 3 week old KS9800 that is going back next week for the Sony. And to save a GRAND on the swap is a win-win in my book.
Truth be told, when the Magnolia rep first told me he'd swap the 9800 for the Z9D he said it'd be an even swap. Of course 3 weeks ago they didn't even HAVE pricing on them, much less a delivery date.
Mine is coming in next Thursday, (and a Yamaha MX-A5000 will be in Wed
). Already have the RX-A3060, and waiting on a ship date for the pair of SVS Ultra PB13's. (I had to be different and order mine in black oak so it's taken WEEKS to get them
You can find my comments on the problems with the 9800 over in that thread. Rather serious vertical banding every 14 inches, 4 times across the screen. Or... at least the MOST noticeable ones are there, but there are actually much less noticeable ones to the left of the first one, and the right of the last one, making it 5 of the 'lesser' bands. Simply not an option for a $10,000 TV. That and the other two on display in the store also have it. Albeit not as bad as mine, but there none the less.
Really getting excited to see this new "OLED Killer".
Now to get my alarm company guy to send a couple of his guys out to climb around in my attic to run me a new 500' roll of 12ga speaker wire so I can get the full 9.2.4 experience going on up in here. LOL
Later guys.... I'll SURELY check in here once the Z9D shows up.