Originally Posted by js950
The 930 weighed more because the power supply was internal, the extra material needed for the unique local dimming system and the structure to support that stuff. The 950 actually weighs less that the 900f so they are clearly not the same set with different chips. Meaningless observation and like QO, you are connecting dots that aren't there (yet).
Besides, the new chip set did seem to help the Z9F picture quality which all thought great other than the blooming which it obviously a non related issue.
Looks similar to the 900f but with better processing and viewing angle. Note that it has a normal VA contrast ratio in the 75 (slightly better than the 900f tested by the same source) along with the added dispersion. That this set offers better processing speed and dispersion than a 900f at a lower intro price should be applauded, not disparidged. Basically, it's the lowest priced LCD with good dispersion and blacks. It may or may not be as good overall as a Samsung 80R but it's priced like the 70R which has even fewer zones and no added dispersion. It still has the top motion and if history is an indicator, FALD control and processing in the industry until proven otherwise. We'll need to wait and see how all the new sets fall out. Vive la difference.
Well said. I need to separate the idea that Sony is playing in the mid range and ultra high range, Samsung is bringing a mid, high, and ultra high to the table this year.
Without reviews, it seems like the hierarchy should look something like this from top performance to low (75" models):
x950G ~ Q70R
Two potential points:
1. So if the 950G is only slightly better than the x900F, you can get the x900F for $1250 less right now so whats the x% worth to you.
2. Samsung is either selling you legit features or gimmick features at a very high cost. If it turns legit, the Q80R should have no competition from Sony, and maybe something from Vizio with the Quantum X.
Based on subjective opinions in this thread, it seems like the x900F is the real value and it should be around half the cost of the next step up which is the Q80. Obviously, we need to wait and see how reviews shake out and what Vizio brings to the table.