Originally Posted by Nocturne123
Hey everyone, thought I'd ask here since everyone seems really knowledgeable,
I currently own a Sony 75 inch 940C. It's an older set at this point but its great. Mainly I use my TV for gaming and it's definitely been good. I play pretty much all types of games but mainly RPG's. Biggest reasons for wanting to upgrade mainly are the new processors in the TV that help with upscaling and color as well as wanting to decrease the weight of the tv (120 lbs with this beast) so I can reorganize my stand some,
I dont want to go any smaller than 75 inches and was looking at OLED but with the risk of burn in and it most definitely would happen due to HUD's, ive decided against it. So my question would be, how is the Z9F? I also saw the price of the Z9D and saw its significantly more expensive than it even though its an older TV. If I'm going to drop the case, I definitely want to get a decent upgrade. Ill be getting it calibrated ASAP either way professionally from Chad at Cleveland Plasma when he's available so I want to go for the best option if I make this purchase.
Thanks for any responses.
Personally, I think it would be a good move. I'm a gamer too and moved up from an OLED because of burn-in it was getting. It's a great feeling not having to worry about it and I've been really enjoying the TV for gaming. The processor in these beasts are truly impressive.
Be aware there is some blooming in HDR content, but it's minor and isn't something that bothers me personally. It's worth it for the X-Wide-Viewing angles, incredibly bright and popping HDR, great colors, and good local dimming in general. Input lag for Game Mode is also decent, and you've got both HDR10 and Dolby Vision support. I think it's also at a really great price with that discount.
Your other choice might be something like the Samsung Q90 or Q900. Both the Samsungs and Sony have pros/cons. Samsung has a few things like Variable Refresh Rate support for games (albeit early) as well as HDR10+ (and on the latter early 8K support), but no eARC (at least on the Q90R) and no Dolby Vision on any of their panels. Also less blooming, but possibly more black crush or Dirty Screen Effect. Color reproduction out of the box is supposed to be a bit better on the Sony. Overall, I knew I wanted Dolby Vision as well as the better color reproduction and hopefully less chance of DSE, which is why I personally chose the Sony (instead of waiting for these panels to come out, which they weren't at the time, but I'd still make the same choice methinks).
Either way you go, good luck!