Originally Posted by QledBeta
I just want to report that I am loving the 65" Q90r. I also own the 65" Q9FN and I see lots of improvements. Like everyone else, I have the AA01 panel. I notice the wider viewing angle, richer blacks and sharper images. The upscaling of Netflix SDR content has improved as well. DSE still exists to a lesser extent and is barely noticeable on regular content. I am not a gamer but I did hook up my Nintendo Switch (Mario Odyssey) and it looks fabulous. I'm not allowed to post pics yet but even if I could, I probably would not just because the camera doesn't do the TV justice.
When watching Star Trek Voyager in Natural mode, I see a little black crush of some of the stars in the opening scene. I don't see this when switching to Standard mode. I no longer see the flashlight effect that was caused by local dimming when subtitles were turned on with the Q9FN.
If you are thinking of buying and have the opportunity to view this TV in person, I think you should take the trip. Most of this is subjective as some are more sensitive than others to blooming, DSE, etc. For me, this TV is a great improvement and I could not be more pleased. I watch in a bright room during the day, pitch black at night and with bias lightstrip on back of TV at night. The TV performs well in all of these situations. Comparing to the Q9FN again, the anti-reflective coating has improved as well.
My one complaint is that the stand makes the TV feel flimsy especially compared to the Q9FN. I noticed this right away when applying the hue light strip to the back of the TV. Because of this, I may mount this TV whereas with the Q9FN, I didn't even think about mounting. Right now, I think the TV is in a safe place where it won't get knocked over but I am shocked that it feels so .. wobbly may not be the best word but its the closest I can think of at the moment. The stand itself is 2 parts and the base feels as if it weights 20 pounds. You may not notice it but I notice because I'm coming from the Q9FN which was very sturdy.
Thanks for the impression. Coming from a Q9fn, this is all great news. I have minimal DSE that I never really notice on my Q9FN, so any improvement is like icing on the cake.
I am a little concerned about the stand as well. I love the stand on my Q9fn, Its very sturdy, it gives a premium look, and it would take a lot of force to tip the TV over accidentally. This new stand to me at least cheapens the look and the safety of the set. On a positive note, I think I can put my middle speak in front of the set instead of on a shelf below it. Can you please measure the height from your surface it stands on to the bottom of the TV so I know if I can?
Im also dissapointed that here in the US I won't be getting the silver remote. I love the premium feel and simplicity of the Q9fn remote. Oh well, not the end of the world. Do you like the remote?
So now that you have it, you would recommend that it's worth an upgrade from the Q9fn? Without looking at such a granular level between the two and just watching on both, is the picture a striking difference that the average consumer would notice? Like you I have a bright room and watch with the light on in the day. I dim them at night or turn them off, though sometimes I leave them on when I'm eating and watching at the same time.
How is the upscaling in general? How's the upscaling on lower quality sources (720p, 1080i) compared to the Q9fn? How is motion with auto motion on when watching something like hockey or tennis?
There is some running commentary in the Q9fn thread about how game mode makes blacks more gray and adds blooming where it doesn't belong. So far, a couple of us can't repeat the issue that a couple of others have. My blacks stay black. I still need to try one more test that Ray posted while I was sleeping. Are you noticing any increased Grey levels, inadequate dimming, or abnormal blooming on game mode?