Originally Posted by IMWhizzle
I have the possibility to buy a brand new unit (65 inch) for a bargain at a retail store. Since this model is 3 year old already I am in doubt to pull the trigger. At the moment I have a LG OLED B6 model.
What I am looking for is maximum HDR impact with Dolby Vision and HDR10 content. On the B6 it looks good, but I know HDR can be more impactful. What worries me is giving up the black level if I choose for the ZD9. Also I’ve read that DV content on this tv looks dim compared to the B6. So how much nits are we talking about exactly?
For content I only watch Netflix (DV) and UHD Blu-ray Discs. I also have a PS4 Pro with FIFA 19 and Red Dead Redemption.
Other choices would be a LG C9, but the picture quality doesn’t look that much better than my current B6.
Hoping to get some advise before I decide.
Amazing that there are still a few brand new ones still out there! I think I can shed a bit of insight on this TV and how it compares to an OLED. I own both a 65” Z9D and an LG 55” C6 (have in different bedrooms). Initially I wasn’t expecting the Sony Z9D to hold a candle to the LG C6, but boy was I wrong! Yes, the C6 does have perfect blacks, but I was surprised to see just how black the Z9D gets. I mean IMHO it gets so close to OLED blacks that once you factor in the stellar HDR this TV delivers, I would say overall the Z9D is the superior TV.
I still use (and love) my C6, but I actually find myself watching the Z9D more often than the C6 due to just how amazing the HDR is on this TV! If HDR impact is what you’re after (along with excellent black levels) this TV delivers in spades! The Z9D is without a doubt the best looking TV I own period! I also own the Sony 940E, so I have some top TVs in the house. When it comes to HDR, the Z9D is in a league all it’s own. I can’t remember right off the exact nits, but I believe it’s around 1,800, so it gets plenty bright!
Now I can’t comment on the DV capabilities as I have never updated the firmware since I purchased the TV a year ago. But with HDR10 content, be it Netflix or 4K Blu-ray, the images this TV produces is simply jaw dropping. I really cannot brag enough on this TV.
I just wish that Sony had made an 85” version of the Z9D, as that would have been my dream TV for my main theater room.
Ultimately the decision is yours, but I know I am extremely happy and a very proud owner of what has to be the finest LCD TV made to date.
Hope this helps.