Sony 75 Z9D SDR picture quality
Ordered from one of the sony authorized online vendors (BB didn't have in stock). Coming from a 57' Panny Plasma. First set (manufacture date Sept 2018) arrived with a ceacked panel right down the middle. Requested a replacement set. Just arrived a couple of days ago. Manufacture date April 2017. Box looks actually a bit beat up more than the first set (it's older), but no obvious damage on TV/panel. HDMI from input 3 to Marantz SR5010 reciever. All my sources are connected by HDMI to the Marantz (Roku, DIRECTV, bluray). 4K/HDR content, especially through the TV apps, but even from Roku, look great. cleaner, brighter, than my plasma image I'm used to. SDR content, especially from the DTV box, doesn't look good, worse than what im used to. fuzzy, artifacts, not sharp, pixelation. It's not 480p bad, but I guess I was expecting the upscaling to work better, or teh SDR to look at least as good as the plasma image. same resolution, although I know its a larger screen.
Am I expecting too much? Is it possible the Marantz is affecting the video processing? I'm hoping this panel doesn't have a defect also, but before going that route, I wanted to make sure my expecations were reasonable.