Originally Posted by BRAC
No thanks. If you are inside 10ft an 85” washes out noticeably at the far right and left sides of the screen. My 85” 900F had that issue sitting at ~9.5ft back. Yuck!
For the above reason, I will never go back to a large size VA panel without wide angle tech.
You sit that close to an 85"?
I'm not familiar with the 85X900F though, so naturally I can't comment on that.
But the Z9D for example has the most limited viewing angle I have ever seen on any LCD, something which I have zero problems with. I'm sure Sony is able to make an 85" which has the same limited viewing angles, but with the picture still "intact" when sitting dead center.
Personally I'm not willing to give up one ounce of picture quality in favour of wider viewing angles (which is something I don't need anyway, since I always sit dead center).
I'm merely speculating here, but perhaps the reason the Z9G has zone based BMD is because of the X-wide view tech being used? Maybe they couldn't make the BMD with individually controlled LEDs work in conjunction with X-wide? Or perhaps they could, but it just would have made the Z9G even more expensive than it already is? Would be very interesting to know exactly why Sony chose to go this route.
I have no doubts the Z9G is a beast when it comes to HDR brightness, I hope to see one some time in a store somewhere. But it probably would have been a real killer TV, if it didn't have the reported blooming issues it apparently has.
Just out of curiosity, do any Z9G owners have their 85" wall mounted (if that's even possible at all)? I still would like to know how far the TV reaches out in front when wall mounted.