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Originally Posted by roach9
Received my 75" 900F tonight, coming from 3 defective Vizio PX75s that all had serious banding issues.
Very, very disappointed that my X900f has a 3 inch area in the middle of the screen that has spots (for lack of a better word). At first I thought it was just smudge from the factory, so I used my microfiber cloth to try and buff it out, but it was indeed behind the screen. Basically, it's about 40-60 pixels that are noticeably darker than the rest. Nothing I did resolved the issue.
****. It's been 4 months of television hell, and now this.
I have the benefit of owning both a PX75 and an X900F for the time being (until Costco picks up my PX75). I will say that the Vizio produces the more stunning picture in terms of clarity, brightness, and lack of blooming. Unfortunately, they're plagued by banding. The X900F has great uniformity from what I can see but suffers from quite poor blooming issues. I would actually live with the subpar quality image and blooming over the banding because I watch hockey mostly.
Anyway. Onwards... more calls with Costco. This will be ****ing fun.
***Sorry to hear you got a bum set. It happens. What's interesting to me is that the Vizio PX75-G1 "Specs" (I assume the same TV and listed below) have this model as a "Full Array LED." That should lessen the probability of banding as opposed to an "Edge Lit" LCD set.
This tells me that the processing (upscaling & motion handling) and dimming capabilities are extremely important in minimizing or eliminating banding - - the number one "picture killer," IMHO. And it's not necessarily how many "dimming zones" you have - - it's the technology behind how it is implemented.
I watch a ton of hockey from multiple sources on my Sony 75" 900F and Sony 49" 900E. Cable, OTA, Streaming - - they all look fantastic with no banding and superb motion handling to follow the puck. Costco is a very reputable company. They've handled returns of mine in the past with no hassle. One of the reasons I wanted to go with a Sony Authorized Dealer is that they delivered and setup the TV without me having to lug the sucker down my basement. Back when I bought - - credit cards were providing "low price" guarantees. Not anymore - - at least from what I can see.
**Let us know how the return process went and how the new TV is working out for hockey.
VIZIO PX75-G1 Key Specs
- Class Size75"
- Screen Size (Diag.)74.50" / 1892.30 mm
- Smart PlatformVIZIO SmartCast™ with Chromecast built-in
- High Dynamic RangeDolby Vision, HDR10, HLG
- Wide Color GamutQuantum Color Spectrum
- ResolutionUltra HD - 3840 x 2160
- UHD Upscale Engine - Spatial Scaling Engine
- Display Processor - Octa-Core Processor
- Backlight Type - Full Array LED
- Cinemawide® Black Bar DetectionYes
- Local Dimming Zones - Yes with Active LED Zones® x480
- Clear Action™960
- Built-in Wi-Fi802.11ac Dual Band
- UHD Codec SupportVP9 and HEVC (H.265)
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)