Originally Posted by shoman94
Ha! Just losing my sh|t a little. It's ok for OLED junkies to have, crushed shadow detail, banding, tinting, abl and posturization issues but it's still the best..... Just ask them. God forbid you have a little blooming in specific low APL scenes, specific reflection situations and it's the end of the world.
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The biggest reason this TV has gotten so much flack is because, "expectations", everyone were expecting
it to be the true and superior successor to Z9D, but that wasn't what they got. Especially in those areas that are traditionally most important for a LCD like, black levels, contrast and blooming control. If it instead had been marketed as a new model with a fancy new wide
angle filter and very accurate
colors then it would have been received with different expectations and probably gotten more slack for it's shortcomings.
It truly isn't a worthy successor but it still is a very
good TV non the less. I think it's not cost effective to make a true successor at this time in the current market. Most TV peasants are happy with OLED as they haven't seen or consume high nit HDR, know of ABL or understand the risk of burn in. For those consumers OLEDs are fantastic with it's superior blacks and great good colors, WRGB ahem!...
As it stands today it's impossible to get a TV that covers all the bases. I was so looking forward to ZG9 but the input-lag of 30ms is simply a big NO GO for me. If we are lucky, which I don't believe, they would launch a ZG9 75" at 4K and input lag of 21ms or lower but according to Vincent, Sony only intends to have one Master series per screen size on the market at the same time and now that Sony is jumping on the OLED wagon they will use them 4K screens up to 75" and then use ZG9 for 8K 85" and above so there is no room for a 75" LED Master TV anymore. I think Sony would have gone 8K 85" OLED if had been were cost efficient as well as they absolutely want to do 8K above 85" do get good pixel density at those panel sizes.
I think we are in a weird situation where OLED has reached it's max potential when it comes to HDR brightness, but as most manufactures and consumers seem happy to go OLED we may see a long stretch of unfortunate low 1000 nit peak mastered content going forward. I don't believe HDR to disappear as 3D did largely due to mostly poor implementations and lack of good content, but it will take a while till we'll see TVs with both blinding HDR and great blacks.