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Originally Posted by versicolor
Hey guys. I'm a new x900f owner as of a couple days ago. I originally bought a samsung 65inch nu8500 and exchanged it for this Sony. Not because I had any problems with the Samsung. It is actually a very nice TV with a great picture. But I really wanted to see the difference that Full array makes and I just couldn't settle into a comfortable place with the picture adjustments so back it went. I have to admit I was initially underwhelmed and disappointed with the 900f out of the box. It looked very washed out, not as vibrant and bright as the Samsung. After spending some time with picture settings I was able to get it looking pretty good. Still seems to be on the dark end of the spectrum for some material. Mostly Netflix and Amazon content. That's to be expected though. With the right source and material it's absolutely spectacular. YouTube 4k 60fps videos are like nothing I've ever seen before. Simply breathtaking. But if you want to see what this TV is truly capable of then I highly recommend checking out rogers Waters the wall concert Bluray. This is a 1080p transfer shot with a "red one" camera and I have never experienced anything so visually striking as this particular Blu-ray on this TV. Seriously guys, do yourself a favor and get this Blu-ray and watch it on the x900f if you are serious about seeing what this TV is capable of producing. I have specific settings for all of my concert Blu-rays that are much different than what I use for movies so you have to adjust the picture accordingly, but once you have it dialed in for live concert footage this is a sight to behold. If anyone thinks that the 900f does not get bright be prepared to be blown away because it is actually capable of blinding brightness with the right content. Blacks are as deep and inky as anything I've seen, even comparable to what I have seen on oled. Colors are vivid and vibrant, contrast is crisp and clear. On the song comfortably numb, about 3/4 of the way through, the wall crumbles away to every color of the rainbow as the sun rises behind the bricks that are falling and it is so bright that I actually have to squint. I was honestly contemplating exchanging this TV and trying my luck with a vizio P or even going back to the Samsung because I simply wasn't feeling like it was a $400 improvement. But after seeing what this TV is capable of with the proper picture settings coupled with seriously high quality source material I'm pretty sure I'm gonna keep it. I'm not sure anything can touch this set in this mid range bracket for this price. Let me know if anyone wants to know what settings I have in place for this particular Blu-ray to get the eye popping results I'm experiencing. I'm not at home at the moment but I would be happy to post my settings later if needed. Check out this Blu-ray if you can and see what this TV can really do.
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Home Theater Setup
SONY 75X900F & 49X900E, BenQ W1080ST, Denon X5200 & Emotiva XPA-3
AudioSource 100VS, OPPO 103 & Samsung K8500, 9.1.4 Setup - Speakers - Studio 60's,
V.2 (FL/FR), CC-690 (C), V.5, ADP 590 V.5 (SS), MilleniaOne 2.0 (BS) - Velodyne 810 Sub,
Cornered Audio (FH/RH), Definitive Technology (Front Wides)