Originally Posted by Nillaz
You know...I never knew it was mislabeled. My cal was done with Chromapure and I don't think I ever noticed this was a thing. Even still, I'm glad I asked for clarification or I would have given you some whackjob figures lol. I'll still track down the report and get you my numbers.
I haven't had a ton of time with the Q90 yet beyond some gaming at night. And it's good but not definitely better than the Q9. Overall so far...it's a little underwhelming given my usage scenario. I don't care about the enhanced viewing angles, which to Samsung's credit are significantly better. The new gaming "features" are essentially useless, and it's got some weird quirks that I wasn't expecting...like today I found out it's not a 30 x 16 full array grid like the other sizes, it's actually 40 x 12. I told Ray earlier that I will check out some movies tonight to see how this affects blooming with letterbox bars.
Originally Posted by Damar1979
Well at least you have better viewing angles as advertised. But it's also good to know that it's not significantly better than the Q9. Personally very happy with the Q9FN. But definitely keep us posted as to how 4K HDR movie viewing is if you can please?
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Originally Posted by wmoss35
I think as an industry we are approaching the best of what lcd technology can offer at this point. That's why these manufacturers are starting to push 8k, albeit slowly. The q90r vs the q9fn there really isnt much difference, minus the viewing angles, and that appears to be at a loss of contrast even though the blacks from all accounts seem to hold up decent. Other than that, the q9fn has the same peak brightness measurements and a wider color gamut with hdr. The q90 has the lowest color gamut measurement since they started with quantum dots back in 2015 which is what i find the most alarming. Even Sony seems to have tapped out on the technology, OLED seems stagnant as well regarding big breakthroughs. For the first time in 5 years i feel like buying a new tv right now is a total waste of my hard earned money. I feel like all these manufacturers are just putting out new tvs every year because they feel they have to, I'm convinced something massive is coming in the next 3 years. 100% color gamut? Microled? 4000 nits?
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I think this year is more of a "tock" year than a "tick", last year was the "tick". Next year will also be a tick. if you follow that
the improvements seem to be incremental, and more of a refinement rather than revelations. Seems the big improvements this year are viewing angles and panel uniformity. The uniformity on the 65s last year was consistently terrible, this year it seems to be consistently improved by quite a margin. the improvements in shadow detail and color accuracy seems to be small improvements but nothing mind blowing but noticeable.
Viewing angles can be tricky. If you sit dead center, they wont be noticeable on a 65". but as you go up in sizes, the difference should be noticeable because the corners of a the screen on an 80" tv with a regular VA panel will lose contrast. For example, on my 75Q9FN my eyes are about level with the very bottom of the screen literally which means im looking up at the tv, and my very top widescreen bar shows more grays and bleed because with the bad vertical viewing angles, while my bottom bar stays a lot blacker. I would image at this same angle, the 82Q90R without the new viewing angle tech would probably be a mess with the top 15" of the screen. So from your seating position dead center, the new viewing angle would allow you to have the 82 or even 98" tv without any loss of contrast from your seat
im still pretty happy with my Q9FN using the Panny UB824 fed into my Oppo 203. but the possibility of being upgraded to a Q90R seems to be favored with an upcoming warranty claim that i am in the process of.