Originally Posted by Marco Giubin
Great to hear from a Kuro owner. Looking to do the same upgrade.... Just waiting for this display model to go on sale. Coming from the Kuro, are you happy with black levels and motion? Does the viewing angle bother you at all?
I think the "real" black level on the Z9D is actually better than the Kuro, The picture on the Z9D has as much 3 dimensionality as the Kuro. And it exhibits it in a well lit room.
My wife and I sit in directly in front of the TV. Side seats are for guests. There is a definite drop off in angle of view when compared to the Kuro (or even the Z9F for that matter). However, even at the extreme angle, the picture is watchable, it just not "wow".
One surprise. The Kuro is less reflective than the Z9D, but the brightness of the Z9D overcomes this.
Now for motion.
Out of the box, I had the crushing feeling that I had just made a huge mistake. The motion was stuttery enough to make me really distressed. In addition, even DolbyVision and HDR had massive soap opera effect.
However, with schwok5's spreadsheet, I was able to quickly improve each of the input types.
This solved most of the issues, but still a little too much motion stuttering for me. Once I took almost all of the motion control to off (except for sports mode). This solved both the motion and soap opera effect issues for me.