Originally Posted by Ben Larkins
Thank you. I think this might be the deciding factor. After thinking it over today, I can live with some slightly worse off angle viewing/blooming. I know that both can be mitigated, either by viewing straight on or adding bias lighting. I know, as you pointed out however, that if I can't look past the motion, I'd have to return it. And I'm pretty sure my wife would kill me if I tried to return this after going through everything to get it, considering it's size (75 inch). I think I'll move forward with buying the 900F then.
If you plan to watch Netflix and have the Ultra HD package where you get Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision with a home theater system you will be disappointed. I bought the 75x900F just over a month ago and I bought it primarily to watch Netflix and listen to Atmos in my 7.2.6 home theater. I was busy with other projects and didn't test it extensively until after the 30 day period to return the TV lapsed. I did however test it to make sure I could stream Atmos and it worked fine. I did notice that DV seemed quite dark but wasn't too concerned at the time.
Come to find out, it's all over the Internet and forums that it's a known issue that streaming Netflix with DV is a big problem. It's WAY to dark. Here's a little test you can do: If you select a DV movie on Netflix (requires the Ultra HD Netflix package, you'll see Dolby Vision on the preview page at the top). Then watch the preview. You'll see that Netflix does not stream the preview in DV because the picture is bright and very good. Then when you select the movie and start watching it, all of a sudden it goes dark, big time. I've watched at least 6 DV movies on Netflix with my new 75X900F. Every one of them is so dark it's really not hardly worth watching.
As another test I ran, I have another home theater system in my basement with a Sony 65 inch 900E that I bought 6 months ago. That TV is a 2017 model and not DV compatible. I watched Bird Box (Atmos and DV on Netflix) with my 75X900F this evening. It was so dark in DV I almost turned it off. When the show was over I went to my basement and watched it on the 900E enough to do an objective comparison. It was like watching a whole new show. I was seeing details and colors that I did not imagine existed when watching it on the 900F. As I was watching the show I was searching the web reading all the horror posts about how disgraceful the DV problem is with Netflix. I've seen the apologists say "it is supposed to be that way, it's how the directors wanted it to look" and others urged the complainer to adjust their dimming, etc. But there were way more victims like me that were so deeply disappointed with the dark picture. In some ways I was relieved to find out it's not just me and my TV, that Sony and Netflix are well aware of this. But it's been going on for so long now that I am seriously doubting a firmware fix is even possible.
This is really upsetting to me because even though I can likely fix the picture by streaming through a 4k dvd player that does not support DV to the 900F, I will lose my Atmos. Does anyone know if you can turn off Dolby Vision in any of the 900F settings? Perhaps Sony can at least do this in a firmware upgrade if you can't turn it off currently.