Originally Posted by JMaltman
How's that 900F working out? Worth the extra?
I'd have to say the X900F does have a better picture quality overall. The black levels are noticeably better likely due to the full array back lit. This is most noticeable in dark room viewing though, so if you watch mostly in a brightly lit room may not be as noticeable.
While colors aren't as saturated as on the Samsung, I will say that after watching the past few days I've come to appreciate the more realistic color tones. I didn't think I'd like it as much because I really liked how vibrant the Samsung was. Interestingly, I think this set handles blues better but the Samsung has better reds.
The real winner is the motion handling and 4k upconversion. For motion, action scenes just look cleaner/smoother and of course no more ghosting that I had with the 82" Samsung! The picture quality on non 4k content (720p/1080p) is amazing. I watched a couple of 4K movies on VUDU and switched between UHD and HDX, and i was amazed at how good the HDX looked by comparison. Its hard to believe, but the upconverted video is almost as good as the 4K, with maybe just a slight edge going to 4k, but you really have to watch for it. And what the upconversion does for my cable set top box is simply amazing and far superior than what the Samsung produced. If you watch alot of cable, the picture quality difference is definitely worth the cost of admission!
Other notables: I do appreciate the extra 3". I know it's not much, but it does just give it just a tad bit more in your face. I got lucky on panel lottery, no DSE whatsoever!
Where Samsung has a leg up is in the smart features. The "driving experience" is just better with Samsung. Better remote. better interface. Snappier feel, overall going to the Sony is a step back in this department. It's not horrible, but coming from the Samsung for the past year it's hard not to appreciate what Samsung has done to make their TVs more user friendly.
I was worried that the extra input lag on the Sony would be noticeable, but it's really not (at least not on Xbox One X @ 4K resolution). And while I lost variable refresh rate support, honestly I never even noticed what that does on Xbox. Its one of those things that knowing it's there is nice, but in reality not a big deal. Who knows, maybe for future consoles it becomes more of a big deal, or for PC games (which I don't do anyway).
One more thing to remember, every TV has it's pros/cons. One thing I have noticed on the Sony is that it does have a tendency for blooming. It's annoying at first, but I've gotten over it. Maybe I'm just finally given up on finding a "perfect" TV so my expectations are lower this time around. I have heard others complaining about the blooming and they can't get over it. It's definitely a side effect of this TV that owners will have to learn to live with.
Also they just did an OS update to Android Oreo. I have been reading about some of the bugs so I've chosen not to install the update yet until they work through some of that. I guess that sort of thing can be an issue no matter what TV you have. I've heard owners of previous generation Samsungs complaining about software updates as well. Just something we have to deal with now adays.
One more thing, the Sony does not handle reflections as well. Something to keep in mind if you have alot of light sources in the room. It's only slightly worse though, not a deal killer for me.
All said and done, I'm happy I switched but it did come at a significant price increase too. The Sony was literally 1.5x as much. The Samsung is definitely a way better value, I just couldn't deal with the ghosting on 82" screens and going with a smaller size was just not an option I wanted to consider so I bit the bullet. I'm sure alot of folks may not feel it's worth the price difference, but for me it was!
Hope the info helps.