Got a 65” Sm9000 yesterday. Coming from a 56” B7 and a 65” KS8500 before that, it’s a big adjustment. IPS panels def don’t have the contrast of VA, and obv nowhere near oled.
Daytime viewing difference from sets it’s pretty much unnoticeable, but at night definitely notice the bleed and blooming, with blacks not getting all that black. The FALD does seem to be better than the 2018s from my experience and the videos I’ve watched of the old models. I set it on high and disabled dynamic contrast and noticed a large improvement. The FALD algorithm seems to be iffy on mine near the corners, but I’m not sure if that’s typical or not.
Now for the reason I got it- gaming. I don’t have the tools to test it, but the input lag feels wonderfully low, and I am very sensitive to input lag. Motion looks great, no ghosting and everything looks super smooth. Really excited to try out the VRR feature. While in auto low latency mode, games are even playable outside game mode, with more input lag, but not bad, so you can get some nice visual processing features while playing non competitive games.
So yeah- tv is great for games and daytime watching, but if you need a dark home theatre screen, they didnt manage to magically change ips technology, so you’ll still want a VA. Colors look great, but dark room contrast is still lacking.