I've been following this thread for a few months, and recently have been very close to ordering the 940E sight unseen- though decided to take the hour ride to the closest Best Buy that had it on display before making the purchase.
The "Sony area" had the 940E, Z9D, and A1E on display, all on the same 4k/HDR loop, and all looked fantastic. No noticeable motion blur, or trailing issues on the 940E that I've read about. Crisp, bright and clear. After a while of checking it out, one of the sales guys started chatting me up and asked what I usually watched for content. I told him mostly Comcast, Roku Streaming, and Xbox. At that point I was one step away from telling him to ring me up, until he took me over the the Magnolia area of the store that had a full wall of mixed high ends, showing a football game in 1080...
Unexpectedly, I didn't like what I was seeing.. Lost's of artifacts and grainy, almost looked like snow in the background. And choppy choppy choppy! Almost like stuttering, or quick pauses in between frames as they were running and throwing passes. Is this what would be considered 'Judder'? The Z9D on the same wall exhibited the same issues.
Surprisingly, the Samsung 75" (MU9000 I believe) on display directly above the 940E looked fine from the same source material.. clear and smooth. The LG's on the wall also looked fine. The sales guys (two at this point) admitted they saw the same thing, and didn't have much more to offer. They tried adjusting some of the settings, but didn't really seem like they knew what they were doing. Needless to say, I'd be pretty bummed trading out what I have now for what I saw, so I decided to pass while I do some more research.
Seeing all the positive reviews from the owners on here is leaving me confused... What am I missing here? Is there a special setting to turn on these model Sony's for standard HD that I could try at the store? I'm already set on taking a ride up again this weekend for another spin. I'm convinced that if everyone is living with what I saw there wouldn't be so many good reviews. Any help or info would be appreciated!