Originally Posted by WarpSpeed2013
That's what I was hoping, but I couldn't find any evidence anywhere that they were indeed using a different 65-inch panel in the X930E vs the Z9D. Someone on the Z9D forum thought the 930E/Z9D used the same panel and had the same response time.
I assume you run your Xbox One X in game mode? So there is no motion interpolation potentially hiding motion blur?
The 65” X930E and 65” Z9D definitely do not use the same panel, as the pixel response specs are quite different (to the benefit of the X930E). From what I have seen, the X930E and the X900E seem to be the 2017 Sony TVs with the fastest pixel response, with the Z9D and X940E being significantly slower (except, apparently, for the Z9D in sizes larger than 65”). I don’t know why Sony would have such variation between models, with no apparent rhyme or reason.
I do run the TV in game mode when using the Xbox, but I sometimes forget to switch to game mode and haven’t noticed any difference, other than the natural difference in input lag. Visually, both modes (Cinema Home and Game) look great with no detectable blurring.
For what it’s worth, this is my first LED/LCD TV after having owned one of Samsung’s 2007 LED light engine-based DLP TVs for several years. As one of DLP’s strengths is its extremely fast pixel response, I was concerned that I would notice motion blur on the X930E by comparison. After now having owned the X930E since October, I don’t think I can make out any significant difference. The X930E (as for any LED/LCD) does have to be slower responding than my DLP, just because of the difference in technology, but I think Sony’s processing covers for it so well that it’s not noticeable.
I’m very picky when it comes to picture defects or performance issues and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the 65” X930E.