Originally Posted by kluken
The Vizio is a great value set if you get it on sale (which I did). For my basement where I work out I had my other Panny VT60 and after upgrading my main TV to the LG C7 I could nto watch the Panny VT60 any more, it seemed so dim and while it had great blacks the OLED made the Plasma feel washed out and soft (I know it was not, but having the OLED made it feel that way). And my VT60 was calibrated by Chad B 4 years ago. I went to replace the basement TV and stumbled across the Vizio, sure it is not in the same league as the X900E, but it was like $500 less and for a work out TV that gets used 4-5 hours a week I did not want to spend too much. It did dial in quickly and looks very good. Also has DV which was important to me until Vudu started embracing HDR10 now. For average NetFlix viewing it is actually surprisingly good. Specular highlights are not even close to the Sony, but you still see them. That said the Vizio has some issues and I am swapping it for another one and if that one has issues I will likely do the 65X900E in the basement if they get this low in price around Super Bowl week.
I plan on spending a few more hours tweaking the Sony and if I can get it dialed in nicely I may just skip the Vizio swap and get another Sony.
If anyone has a decent set of settings to start out with I would love a link, right now I am custom picture mode then High Black Detail, Low Contrast enhancer, high Dimming and low Extended setting. That seems to have me in a ballpark.
I misread your intentions and for that, I apologize. We get some folks who like to troll on this forum and extol the virtues of OLED while slamming the Sony 900E. 95% of thread is filled with great posts, positive, negative and in between - - and mostly truthful about their experiences with this set.
We're all trying to get the most out of the Sony 900E and while it's not perfect (no TV is) - - it sure has ticked off many boxes for enthusiastic buyers.
I'd suggest my settings to you but mine are atypical (in an earlier spreadsheet post) in that I use "Standard" with almost all the processing off. I have a great Sony distributor that mounted my TV to perfection and they like "Cinema Pro." It's really close to what I have (looks like) but I prefer more of a razor sharp picture (my continual reference to seeing the teeny hairs on CNN's Wolf Blitzer's face) and lots of detail. Can the PQ be over saturated? Sometimes (not often) and not with most of the content I watch.
I also believe your cable or satellite "source" has a lot to do with variances in one's preferred Sony 900E settings. I have a strong Comcast Xfinity signal (they retrenched the line back to the main connection point) and even then, it's "boosted" with an amplifier in my man cave (from Comcast). I'm sure this has to do with the internal cabling inside my house which was done many moons ago. And, we have three TV's with one main Comcast box in my man cave.
DV sounds promising but honestly, I've never seen it, so I can't comment on whether it's great or not. Netflix provides my best 4K/HDR viewing and upscaled Bluray discs from my OPPO 103 comes in second place. I'm a big believer in HLG but it will never be implemented in the good ol' USA.
All in all and especially for a large panel (75") - - I couldn't find anything that matched the price performance of the Sony 900E. And I discovered it by mistake - - I gave away my 4K (non HDR Vizio) set to my girlfriend's sister and bought the 49" Sony 900E to see what HDR was all about. I didn't think it would make much of a difference but boy, was I wrong. Add a full array design and after watching my Sony 49" 900E for a month or so, I couldn't wait to upgrade my man cave with the Sony 75" TV. Best decision I've made in a long time! Happy viewing & Happy Holidays - Rico.