Originally Posted by dohanotoha
Are you saying that HD cable looks much better on this TV than the Q8?
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Not sure if it was directly at me but yes. IMO (and from critics as well), the Extreme Processor does make a difference as far as Cable TV. I have Spectrum TV Silver package (HBO, Cinemax, Showtime) and high speed Internet. Like i said, my Cable TV broadcast is 1080i (all broadcasts at 1080i), but mine looks so much better, clearer, sharper, and just looks like it does make a difference. I have my computer hooked up and it shows 4k @ 3840 x 2160.
All i have to do is press the "jump" button on the 900f remote to switch Cable to Internet and it shows 3840 x 2160 for On Demand movies and TV shows. The live HBO movies look almost as good.
I also love the motion handling of sports on my Cable. I watch a lot of Hockey and there's no DSE and no problem with motion. I use "custom" on my TV and "graphics" on my PC. But that's just personal.
Like i said, the reason i bought the Sony 900f is because of what i watch, which is mostly live cable TV and my high speed Internet. I don't use "apps" or any of the sort, i don't need it as my PC does all that.
There are cheaper 4k TV's out there like the Vizio, TCL, etc., and they do very well with 4k sources, and the Sammy Q series as well (i had a Sammy for 10 years prior, the top of the line B 750 series) which was perfect, but for me, as someone who prefers live cable TV and Internet, with my Yamaha receiver and Polk speakers, i couldn't be happier with my home theater.
However, it may be different depending on where you live as far as Cable/Sat. I live in the city. So it's important to understand what your sources are as far as your location.
And yes, there are some things i wish were better on the Sony (like too many buttons on the remote, the position of the inputs (why oh why did they put the inputs on the right side, and you have to plug the inputs underneath instead of the normal way). But those are minor, the main thing is the engine that drives this machine is awesome.