Originally Posted by avdoc
I love the picture on my 940e, but in scenes with bright light-colored backgrounds I get some vertical banding. I don't see it with the 5% grey slides, mainly on broadcast TV with bright white backgrounds but also see it on blu-rays. I have been looking at trying to improve it, and some have recommended reducing contrast (mine is currently at 90). Do you guys have any tips on this? I don't want to have to go to the trouble of exchanging it if I don't have to, as everything else is good. Thanks.
I think every tv of this size will have some kind of banding. You can swap it out for a new one but i guess that one will also have some banding maybe less and at a different location.
I have some minor vertical bands way less then my X850C so im fine with those. But i also noticed some horizontal bands that are more pronounced. It depends on the panning if they are visible. I can only see them when they do a vertical panning shot.
Lately i have bin watching Jessica Jones, Luke cage, Dare devil and now Iron fist. They use a lot of these shots. Overall you see more horizontal panning shots.
Im now contemplating to get it swapped. But i might wait untill next year to maybe sway/upgrade to a new 2018 F screen.
For the rest i really love this set! it has bin nothing but awesome especially in HDR titles like the series i mention above. Fire and explosions are really impressive!
Originally Posted by twssas
900 or 940e. I posted this earlier today in the 900e owners thread, and wanted to also post here and get the opinions of the 940 owners.
This is a real struggle making a decision. Both sets look great, and reviews from owners support this. I would like to pick one today, and move on
Currently have a Samsung 65hu8550 with evolution kit. great picture, zero problems. I'm ready for a 75" set, as I set 10-11 away with nearly straight on viewing angle.
Yesterday took wife (who like many of you holds veto rights) to Best Buy for a review. This was my 3d trip. I had a thumb drive with me with some 4K photos I had taken on vacation to look at on he TV's. Best Buy had the TV's mounted on their wall, with a 75" 850e bottom lower right, and 65" 900e above it (with some light glare ), and on the bottom to the left the 75" 940e. I put the thumbdrive in the 850, then the 900, then the 940. The 940 would actually blow you away, with how my photos were displayed. The 850 were ok, but could not really get a good feel for the 900, because of the positioning of the set on the wall, and the glare from all the store lights.
The 940 certainly "popped", but in looking at all the reviews (and I'm still going through them), the biggest ding on the 940 is the motion (from rtings, anyway), and the lowest score on the 900 was local dimming. Most other categories, seemed to be within reasonable range of each other with SDR peak brightness being nearly equal between both sets, and the 940 having a somewhat higher score on the HDR peak brightness test. And the lack of Dolby Vision on the 900. Dont really know if that will be a big deal or not.
Tests are one thing, but you guys and your experiences are the real deals. For those of you with the 940e, , are you satisfied with the "wow" factor, being the brightness of the display, and any other factors, especially MOTION/BLUR. (football coming up) I say that because, after I got back home yesterday after looking at the photos on the Sony's, I put the thumb drive back in my Samsung, and even my wife (who says she would be satisfied with just a 32 inch tv) could tell that it wasnt near a bright. Now that was a first!
Anyway, appreciate any thoughts you may have.
The motion blur of my 940E is way better then my old X850C. I can sometimes see something and most of the time im not even sure what i saw so thats a good thing if you ask me. The local dimming of the 940E is one of the best there is! for only 288 zones its really impressive and it has a immense amount of contrast for a LCD TV. You wont get that with a 900E. HDR titles are so awesome on this set. Even with the fake HDR non hdr movies look awesome. And there is minimal blooming for a LCD. With the 900E you will see quite a bit of blooming. For me that would not be acceptable after seeing the 940E in action.
If the higher price is not a big issue for you i would say go for the 940E. That one will also get Dolby Vision. The 900 will not.