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Best 49" 2017 4K TV with 10-Bit Panel?

Hi everyone, I'm looking to purchase a high end 49" 2017 4k tv with a 120hz 10-bit panel. My list of contenders are as follows from 1st to last:

1.)Samsung 49MU8000 or 49MU9000 (not sure if either one will have a 10-bit panel?)

2.)Sony XBR-49X900E (same story as above)

3.)LG 49UJ7700 (pretty sure it'll have a 10-bit panel, not sure if this size is coming to north america?)

4.Samsung 49Q7F (guaranteed 10-bit panel but it'll be expensive as hell, hence why it's my last choice)

If anyone can provide any additional details on the first 3 choices, then please post any links showing that information.

Thanks in advance for any reply!

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Sony has FALD. The rest are lowly edgelits and the LG is probably fake 4k.
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Hi everyone, I'm looking to purchase a high end 49" 2017 4k tv with a 120hz 10-bit panel. My list of contenders are as follows from 1st to last:

1.)Samsung 49MU8000 or 49MU9000 (not sure if either one will have a 10-bit panel?)

2.)Sony 49X90E (same story as above)

3.)LG 49UJ7700 (pretty sure it'll have a 10-bit panel, not sure if this size is coming to north america?)

4.Samsung 49Q7F (guaranteed 10-bit panel but it'll be expensive as hell, hence why it's my last choice)

If anyone can provide any additional details on the first 3 choices, then please post any links showing that information.

Thanks in advance for any reply!
You might want to keep your eye out for the Sony XBR49X900E. I might be interested in that set myself being that it's full array backlit. I have a Samsung JS8500 at the moment.
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this website is very helpful, not only in reviews but also does comparisons and quantifies the results of attributes. But 10 bit panels may be to new to show up yet.

www.rtings.com/

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Thanks for the replies everyone. By the way Maddog510, it was the XBR-49X900E I meant to have that listed above but i wasn't sure of the model number so thank you for the added info (i've edited the original post to reflect this new information). By way now that now know that the XBR-49X900E now has a FALD backlight system, I just might change my mind and just get the Sony model instead of the Samsung mid-range tv's!
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Thanks for the replies everyone. By the way Maddog510, it was the XBR-49X900E I meant to have that listed above but i wasn't sure of the model number so thank you for the added info (i've edited the original post to reflect this new information). By way now that now know that the XBR-49X900E now has a FALD backlight system, I just might change my mind and just get the Sony model instead of the Samsung mid-range tv's!
No FALD on the cheaper XBR49X800E though, right?
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The Sony 49 inch will be interesting.. we need more choice in bedroom tvs falds and maybe it will be a hit. Sooner or later more people will want to have high quality displays i the bedroom as well.
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That's right Michael, there's no fald backlight on the X800E series.
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Well life became a little more complicated for me when I found about this new model from Sony. I was pretty well set on the 2016 49X800D, especially if it came up again in a couple of months at the same price it was during Black Friday ($650). But I would really like to have a set with FALD, and if the 800D were to stay stubbornly stuck at $750-$800 for the rest of it's selling cycle, I could maybe see me willing to pay $1500 (Best Buy pre-order price) for the X900E. What to do...what to do. Sigh.
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Well life became a little more complicated for me when I found about this new model from Sony. I was pretty well set on the 2016 49X800D, especially if it came up again in a couple of months at the same price it was during Black Friday ($650). But I would really like to have a set with FALD, and if the 800D were to stay stubbornly stuck at $750-$800 for the rest of it's selling cycle, I could maybe see me willing to pay $1500 (Best Buy pre-order price) for the X900E. What to do...what to do. Sigh.
If you have the money, go for the E, and you won't ever look back.
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If you have the money, go for the E, and you won't ever look back.
What I may do is hold out to see how quickly the price tumbles once it's released, and indeed what Black Friday brings this year. I'm not really in any hurry to purchase, the only reason I've been looking at all is that my trusty LG 42CS570 has been having a hard time getting going from cold (once it warms up it's fine), and it would be nice to get a 49" in the same space that I could only fit the 42" until recently (because of the thicker bezels on older TVs).
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Im also looking at this tv serie, but can someone say if the 49 inch has a VA or IPS panel? (because sony uses different panels in the exact same models in different inches)
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Im also looking at this tv serie, but can someone say if the 49 inch has a VA or IPS panel? (because sony uses different panels in the exact same models in different inches)
Sorry forgot to say which tv, I mean the Sony XBR-49X900E. So has this tv a VA or IPSpanel?

Thanks in advance
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I received this TV on Tuesday. I am pretty floored on how awesome it is from upscaling to 4k videos. Have it in my living room which is our brightest room.
Was going to purchase through Best Buy (Amazon is out of stock for 1-2 months) but saw Crutchfield and Abt had it. Negotiated with Abt for the following:
SUBTOTAL: $ 1,198.00
TAX: $ 83.86
TOTAL SALES: $ 1,281.86
(Paid) $ -1,206.86
E Transfer $ -75.00

Let me know if you have any specific questions.
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this website is very helpful, not only in reviews but also does comparisons and quantifies the results of attributes. But 10 bit panels may be to new to show up yet.

www.rtings.com/
That site is ONLY useful if they are doing an exact model review of what you're interested in. The 800D series Sony, for example, is reviewed at the 43" model size, and there are differences between it and the 49" size in terms of the panel. They don't give you any details on that.

I've also generally found their reviews to be self-conflicting at times. They say one thing in the beginning but provide supporting evidence to the contrary.

I'm not a fan.

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No FALD on the cheaper XBR49X800E though, right?
Why do you think it's cheaper? lol

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Well life became a little more complicated for me when I found about this new model from Sony. I was pretty well set on the 2016 49X800D, especially if it came up again in a couple of months at the same price it was during Black Friday ($650). But I would really like to have a set with FALD, and if the 800D were to stay stubbornly stuck at $750-$800 for the rest of it's selling cycle, I could maybe see me willing to pay $1500 (Best Buy pre-order price) for the X900E. What to do...what to do. Sigh.
I have the 800D. I'm going to swap it for the 900E version. I have a 940D, and the PQ on the 800D (even with the significantly smaller screen size) is just lacking. You -might- see s dip in the price of the 800D. But the 900E is on sale right now so the price difference is smaller.
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Hi everyone, I'm looking to purchase a high end 49" 2017 4k tv with a 120hz 10-bit panel. My list of contenders are as follows from 1st to last:

1.)Samsung 49MU8000 or 49MU9000 (not sure if either one will have a 10-bit panel?)

2.)Sony XBR-49X900E (same story as above)

3.)LG 49UJ7700 (pretty sure it'll have a 10-bit panel, not sure if this size is coming to north america?)

4.Samsung 49Q7F (guaranteed 10-bit panel but it'll be expensive as hell, hence why it's my last choice)

If anyone can provide any additional details on the first 3 choices, then please post any links showing that information.

Thanks in advance for any reply!
Samsung MU line is not SUHD. Regardless you should be more concerned with nits output. IMO unless OLED 1000 Nits should be your baseline for any TV since 1000 nits is what HDR should require to be displayed properly.

Samsung Q line or KS line. All of the new 2017 Sony should hit 1000 nits.

Spoiler!
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