Originally Posted by audeophyle
Hi Keithan, I see you are still wrestling with the same discussion. I have been enjoying the 85" X900F for over two weeks now and I realize all these little worries of sacrifices I was going to have to make vs. OLED, etc. were simply cases of me over-obsessing and being paranoid lol. The PQ is so amazing on this TV, it is virtually impossible to imagine anything better when you are watching it. I know the OLED sets are better quality, but honestly, without a side by side comparison, you would be none the wiser for sure. I went and saw all the top of the line OLED tv's before my 900F arrived and sure in the store they all popped and destroyed the 900F in picture quality. I was regretting putting in my order. But now that I have this set at home, the PQ most certainly rivals that of the finest displays I have seen in person. I too have a bright room like you and the anti-glare surface is absolutely superb. And the brightness! ..it is so bright, if I am watching at night with lights off, the screen is so bright it makes me blink/squint when there are explosions, etc.
My cable signal leaves something to be desired but the upscaling is phenomenal otherwise. It is difficult to tell the different between 4K and 1080p when streaming from the 900F's internal Netflix or HBO Go 1080p content via Ethernet connection. When watching true 4K HDR sources, the colors, motion clarity, image detail, everything is simply breathtaking. I know you were waiting for my review and I have been too busy thoroughly enjoying my new TV since it arrived to have time to get back on here!
lol where were you when I needed you. Yes, I had been waiting, you were one of a handful of folks that I was very curious about, and i'm happy for you that you found a winner. My situation unfortunately is more complicated because of my interaction with a friend of a friend who works at Best Buy and not in sales. He traveled an hour a way to allow me to purchase the Q9FN at a 30% discount..but it had to be done in his name, with him as the billing address and me as the shipping. Since he had bad credit, I had to pay for that (and 3 LG Appliances I also wanted lol) in store with cash handing it to the salewoman with him present. If I want to exchange, or get a refund, or return, I probably have to get him back over here just to handle the interaction with the sales department not to mention get another friend's truck to fit the TV to return it. Coordinating all of that at a specific time is a pain. That's the pain for so much of a crazy discount. So I had to make a choice and based on reviews from Mark, Consumer Reports, Rtings, Forbes, Steve Withers, Trusted Reviews, Digital Trends, Moderwize etc and not discounting what FlatPanelHD stated and now Vincent (as one should look at the bad, not just the good we want to agree with) and based on the tilt from a couple of owners from the Q9FN thread, I chose the Q9FN. Toughest choice I've made in years lol. If I get the 900F, I'll regret I didn't try the Q9FN. If I got the Q9FN, I'll regret as I am now not trying the 900F or waiting for the Z9F.....so with that...I have to stick with what I chose and then I PROMISE if I don't like it or its a weird panel, I will try the 900F 85" lol. My situation with the Best Buy employee makes it too difficult to want to exchange for the same panel if I don't like the one I have and I'll probably irritate the Best Buy employee friend of a friend if I keep going back and forth..so I feel like I have one or two chances to get this right :-)