Originally Posted by qwerty212
I've owned the 75SM9070 for about 3 weeks now so I'll try to give some input for anyone interested in this TV. I was leaning towards the 75X900F but the Best Buy managed to convince me on purchasing the SM9000.
But first a little background about me. So you guys have an idea if you should throw my opinion out the window or not. I've never been big into home theater until about 2 or 3 months ago and started doing some research. I've just been your typical play it safe and buy a Samsung type of guy. I own about 3 Samsung TVs around KS8000 tier.
Now for my opinion on the TV. Fair warning though I have yet to calibrate it.
The smart portion of the TV is really nice and fast. I prefer the LG over the Samsung but I use a Fire TV anyways so that was never my concern.
I would say the TV is really nice when watching bright scenes. I tested with Planet Earth and I was amazed how clear and bright everything was. My friends and I were really impressed while watching. I have yet to test it on anything sports related though.
Now onto my disappointment with the TV. I wanted to test this TV in the dark so I threw on a few movies with dark scenes. The blacks look dark greyish with a hint of blue. It's not true black but it's close enough.
I never knew what blooming was before but now I do and it is really noticeable with this TV. You can pretty much see light bleed through in the dimming zones and if you're watching a move with subtitles it's damn near impossible not to notice them. I mean not the subtitles themselves but the light behind them. It's really distracting. I went to try the same movie on my KS8000 and it handled it noticeable better than the SM9000.
I'll try to upload some pictures tonight or tomorrow if you guys are interested? I can answer some questions if you have any. I'm not an expert though.
Overall though I really enjoy the TV. I don't watch movies too often in the dark so I can live with it.
75SM9070 for about 3 weeks now so I'll try to give some input for anyone interested in this TV. I was leaning towards the 75X900F but the Best Buy managed to convince me on purchasing the SM9000.
I posted three weeks ago on this same issue but now having had my Sony for almost a month I will summarize.
Wow. My Best Buy rep did the exact opposite. He kept pushing me toward the Sony. However, I bought the 75SM9070 because right out of the gate the price from a Newegg marketplace dealer was well below MSRP. I had reservations right from the start as I started to read the few reviews I could find and learning of the difference between IPS and VA panels (which I did NOT research before buying the LG). When it finally arrived I was absolutely thrilled with the OS, the build quality, and even loved the remote. And I really liked that it said Full Array Dimming PRO on the box (something LG does not advertise is on the 75 and 86 inch versions of this model). I hooked it up to my system and played DVRd recordings from my DirecTV receiver of both a hockey game and a football game and the picture was superb. Very sharp and no lag. I was impressed.
Then I popped in a 4k blu-ray of John Wick on a Saturday night via my new Panasonic UHD blu-ray player. And everything fell apart. I fussed with the FALD settings going from high to low to medium. I played around with all of the settings using some calibration points from the prior year's model. I tried everything but the blooming was really bad when the FALD was set to high and the gray/cloudy milky haze was outrageous when the FALD was set to low. Bright objects seeped into the black framing bars on the top and bottom of the screen. Even my girlfriend who owns nothing electronic commented on the poor picture quality saying it looked like the movie was shot in a cloud. I REALLY wanted to like this TV based on its price point and the fact that it was shipped to me and I had very little interest in shipping back a 75-inch TV. But I could not imagine this TV being the centerpiece of my home theater for the next 5-10 years. Not with such horrendous black levels. John Wick is a dark movie from start to finish and will really push the black levels of the TV. This TV utterly failed.
It went back to Newegg.
Off to Best Buy for the Sony 75X900F and I have zero regrets. Very good blacks (not virtually pitch black like my 2014 Panasonic 65 VT60 plasma that (yay) plays 3D in addition to a terrific picture) and superb video processing. No DSE whatsoever (a real problem with the 2019 Vizio 65 F-1 Quantum I tried) so the same football and hockey recordings look incredible as they did on the LG.
The Sony's OS to me is clunky and its remote seems like it's out of the 90s but as I'm using a Roku I don't care. I didn't buy it for its OS. I bought it for the picture.
If you're still in the return window, I strongly suggest you swap the LG for the Sony.
You can thank me later.