Hi all. I've only made it to post #3181
and thought I'd simply cut to the chase. I've owned an 82" Q90 for about 3 weeks now. I keep asking myself if I should trade up for the 82" Q900 or if it's indeed a trade down. I've read the reviews stating the Q90 is a better panel aside from 8k. I don't if the differences are really all that though? I went to BestBuy prior to the virus which sort of puts that out of the question to revisit at the moment. They had an 82" Q900 sbs with a 65" Q90. Naturally I gravitated toward the larger screen and both looked great. They were playing the same Samsung 4k video. I really had no idea what differences to look for not that it would have mattered imo. I can't plug my real world sources in. The salesman said only difference was 8k and the newer processor although I already knew FALD zones would be greater on the larger panel but I didn't notice anything on the video suggesting a difference.
Once I got serious about making a purchase, I dove into online reviews. Everybody and everything said the Q90 was the better panel unless you just had to have 8k that would take priority over a lesser picture. The cost difference isn't relevant to me. I decided to purchase what delivered the best picture based on HDTVTest, Rtings, and the likes evaluations - the Q90. Perhaps many of you made similar decisions based on similar diligence?
Since then I've been contemplating my decision. Those reviews were done on 65" panels, not 82" although Vincent Teoh did briefly touch on the 75" Q900. I'm more interested in folks that have had hands on with both models in 82" and their findings. If you guys know that 65" characteristics carry over to 82" then I guess it doesn't matter.
I am particularly interested in:
Motion using judder/blur controls if needed.
Contrast especially black/white nit values (are blacks really deeper using the Q90 and is it even noticeable sbs one vs the other and same with whites regarding peak nit highlights?) I like them dark/bright as can be without crushing.
I assume the newer processor will upscale a tad better than the older. True/false?
Most of my viewing nitpicks center on iso HD and UHD playback using madVr processing. My video card is only good up to UHD. Would the Q900 accept it as well as the Q90 is understanding 2160p would be my native resolution? Same with my AVR.
I know the generic answer is to tell folks if you like what you have, keep it. I do like what I have. If the 8k model is going to look the same using less than 8k sources, I'd prefer to swap. If it produces lesser of a picture, then I have my answer. Setting aside the cost and 8k, what have you guys concluded? Imagine both panels cost the same and both panels are 4k and reviewers note one is better than the other on paper. Wondering if the eyes see what the paper says? Thought perhaps some of you have had hands on with both and visually noticed real world differences you might share. Sorry for the book. Thanks for reading.