Has anyone here been able to do a direct comparison between the 900e and a Vizio P Series? Specifically the 55". I bought a P series 55" last week as a (big) upgrade to my 2011 Philips 40" TV, and I do really love it, but for HDR gaming, the input lag is 43 ms vs the 900e's 34 ms. Testing out games like Mass Effect with that 43 ms has been ok so far, I think I can notice it slightly but it doesn't really bother me. However, I haven't tried playing any FPS games yet like Halo, so it might be more noticeable in that kind of game.
Aside from the input lag difference, the thing I really love about the P series is the FALD. But I'm still having second thoughts about the TV gaming-wise with the KS8000 and this 900e having better input lag. I'm kind of turned off from the KS8000 because of the lack of FALD, although everyone always says it has better colors and gets a lot brighter. Now I've also been reading that motion handling is not good on the KS8000, so that turns me off further. Finally, the KS8000 can't do 1080p 120hz, while the P series and 900e can, and that's nice for when I want to play my PC games on the big screen (via long HDMI cable).
Now one thing about the P series...The tablet remote is cool, but really I'd rather just have the apps on the TV itself. AFAIK
, the 900e and KS8000 still have Google Cast capability built-in, so I can still cast whatever I want from my phone whenever I feel like it, but with Tizen or Android I won't have to rely only
on casting from another device. So that's definitely a downside of the P series, but not a big enough one on its own to make me return it.
All of the above is deliberation purely on the specs and features though. When price comes into account, it makes me more indecisive. I got the P series 55" at Costco for $980 plus tax. I really would prefer to buy my TV from Costco, because I have the Costco Citi card so if I use that then I get 4 years of warranty, plus their 90 day return period. However, the KS8000 55" is $1279 at Costco. And the 60" is $1179 for some reason...but 60" might actually be too big. Also, Costco sells Samsung TVs with slightly different model numbers than the standard (KS800D, not KS8000), which means that my Citi card's Price Rewind probably wouldn't work if I saw a KS8000 for a lower price somewhere else, since that's not technically the same model. I frequently see open-box KS8000 and KS8500 TVs on Amazon for great prices, but then I lose that 4 year warranty and the ability to return it for free if necessary. And now with the 900e...Costco doesn't sell Sony TVs at all
So then it's basically either Amazon or Best Buy, and the 49" 900e is $1199, so I'd be going down in screen size and also paying more than what I paid for the p55. But with nearly-as-good FALD (according to Rtings), apps on the actual TV, fantastic motion handling (from what I've read at least), and 9 ms better input lag, as well as keeping the [email protected]
I'm sorry this is so long. Someone please help me somehow. I do have 90 days to deliberate on this after all, so maybe there will be a sale or something that will help me change my mind and get a Samsung or Sony. But I'm just thinking about it constantly and I can't figure it out. I could always return the p55 and go ahead and buy the Samsung from Costco and try it out, and if I notice the poor motion handling and/or blooming issues I could return it again and go back to the p55. That seems a bit ridiculous though. Blah.