Hello folks, long time reader, first time poster. Received my 65X900F a few days ago and am debating exchanging it, but I thought I would get a few opinions here first. I watch a ton of hockey. Previous TV was a Vizio M60-C3 which suffered from horrible DSE. In buying the X900F, I thought DSE would be a thing of the past.
Unfortunately, that was not meant to be. I have noticed that the X900F (mine at least) is not perfectly uniform. Granted, it is night and day better than the Vizio, but I still see it a fair bit and it irritates me. I HATE DSE and perceive it quite easily on that white sheet of ice. Hockey always seems to make it much more obvious.
I'm wondering if maybe the TV was mishandled during delivery as there was a hole in the box. After a quick inspection, everything looked good, but I'm wondering if maybe the mishandling of the TV may have caused some of the issues I am seeing (i.e. TV fell over).
1) Is it normal to see some DSE on this panel?
2) Do any of you have perfectly uniform (grey uniformity) panels with no DSE?
3) Should I return it and try my luck at the panel lottery?
The TV is otherwise fantastic and am quite happy with every other aspect. Just curious on your opinions.
This TV is great but no TV can make miracles when the signal is crap. I watch a lot of hockey and depending on games, sources, etc, the quality varies. It depends on so many variables but most of the time, they are outside of this TV control. There is no way around it, for sports, if you have a large 4K TV, unless the broadcasting is in 4K, you will not get perfect results and this has nothing to do with LED, QLED or OLED. It's all about upscalling and from the information we habe, This TV has one of the best on the market right now so let you TV do the upscalling and you can tweak a few settings but it won't don't expect miracles. I come from a HD, 46" where I thought my HD broadcasting was great and when I bought this TV, thought it looked horrible. A few tweaks later, it's acceptable but I know it's not the TV's fault. The Rest is amazing (gaming, movies, netflix, etc) so clearly, content is key here.
Regarding DSE, I have not notice any on my 65". I did watch a few hockey games and it has not caught my attention. I ran the youtube DSE test (the one with a hockey player drawn and moving on screen) and didn't notice any in there but I looked at this video for 1 minute top.
Only thing I notice on my TV, but this is common on FALD, is that my corners are a little darker but it's noticeable only on very bright, full color screens (typically, the end of a TV commercial where they have a full single color on screen with there logo, etc). In real content, I don't notice it so I can live with that very easily.