Originally Posted by steve1971
Great, great review on the 900f but I went to my local BB a few week's ago and took one look at it I said no thank's. Maybe that's partly because I already own the excellent 900e I dont know. But I took one look at those "Feet" and that was one big turn off. Now I know it should have nothing to do with the stand it should come down to PQ but those "Feet" are just ugly. I also looked at the PQ and to be honest it didnt look that much better then my 900e and my wife said she couldnt tell the difference at all. The 900f is a nice tv that has the upgraded Extreme Processor and will be DV ready but it aint enough for me to dump my 900e. HOWEVER.....if I would have missed out on the 900e, which thank god I didnt because I love the tv, the 900f would have been bought by me no matter how laughable the stand looks to me because again it's a great tv and a worthy successor to the 900e. So for those who missed out on the 900e they will be pleased I believe with the 900f. That being said if I had my choice between either the 900e or the 900f it would be the 900e by a mile with me but maybe I'm being biased lol. But again great great review.
For those basing your decision on viewing the 900f at Best Buy, please do not be discouraged! I did extensive research and came to the conclusion that this TV would be better in my situation than a 77" LG OLED C8. Now that I have the 85" 900F I am EXTREMELY pleased with my decision. I also looked at all the TV's at best buy and frankly the 900F appeared to have the worst picture of all of them, even worse than a couple of years old Vizio models! It has something to do with the way they calibrate the TV's for retail display. In fact, there is a "Retail" setting on the tv config menu and I suspect this has something to do with it. I even made Best Buy change the disc to a better quality 4K source and yet the image remained overly saturated, extremely grainy, and just lacked impressiveness overall.
HOWEVER, now that I have the 85" 900f installed at home I could not be happier! Everything I read about this set or imagined is leaps and bounds beyond what I could have hoped for. Seriously, when I am sitting at home watching this TV, it is extremely difficult to imagine a better image quality! I am sure if I had an LD OLED next to it, the difference would be noticeable, but by how much, I am not sure. The colors and vivid imagery are absolutely insane! I noticed no lag whatsoever when playing PS4 games nor did I notice any judder or degradation resulting from motion. Sure the on screen menus are not the most strategically efficient and the remote is a bit clunky but who cares?!?! I am enjoying a 85" display that is amongst the best picture quality available in the world today. Seriously folks, this is one amazing piece of technology.
Zones schmones, with the x1 processor and all the other features, the last thing most of us would be thinking about when enjoying this beautiful display is how many zones we are looking at. I didn't experience any problematic deterioration from off-center viewing as well.
So glad I didn't go with the OLED77C8PUA. That one is coming out at $10K, but even if it were priced the same as the 85" 900F, it would still be a difficult decision. The image quality is superb and to see it so accurately displayed on the 85" size screen is simply breathtaking.
Main: Sony X900F 85" LED, Denon AVRX7200WA, Klipsh RC64II, RF7II (x2), CDT5650 C II (x8), PSA 15V Sub, RSL Speedwoofer 10S Sub
Home Gym: AVR3312CI, RC62II , RF62 II (x2), Polk RC80i (x2), R112SW Sub, Panasonic 65" Plasma
Zone #2 (Lanai): Denon HEOS Amp, Polk RC80i (x2), LG 43" LED DJ Studio: Event PS8's