Originally Posted by Ryan L
He is absolutely right though, buy the TV that has the best PQ, not smart features. You can upgrade the smart features, not the PQ.
He's not though. Otherwise we should all just buy Z9G's right? Not going to happen. Anyway, TVs aren't just TV's anymore, with Android they can do so much more and if I hate using my TV, well, then I'm not going to use it, even my GF who isn't that normally fussed about these things has reported back that she'll go and use the projector instead or the other TV that has an Nvidia Shield instead.
"well why don't you just get one of those then". Because maybe I want everything integrated, one remote and so on. People have different wants/needs, just because mine don't align with yours, doesn't mean I'm wrong, doesn't mean you're wrong but I'm not the one taking a giant **** on someone else's input and all I said to the guy was, in my opinion, if you want picture quality, skip over the 900F and go for the 950G, you'll have a much better experience OVERALL and yes that INCLUDES the operating system.
Have either of you actually used an 850G/950G/Shield TV? If you haven't then please don't comment until you have. My first experience with Android TV was the Nvidia Shield TV and I LOVED it so I could never understand why people seemed to be so against it while I, literally won't buy any TV without it now. Then I got the 850G and was blown away by the fact that it is as fast as the Shield TV which is heralded as the best Android TV box there is, four the last 4 years running on the same processor all this time. Both the 850G and the Shield TV are a joy to use, they don't get in the way of anything, they don't annoy/frustrate/take away from the whole experience.
Then we got the 800G and.... NOW I understand why people weren't as pleased initially with Android TV as we are, now I understand where the hate is coming from and frankly, if this is the first experience people have had for Android TV, on older Sony TV's and the 900F, I get it. It's slow and clunky and even though when we first started with the Shield TV it also had Android TV 7 that was later updated to 8 (that the 850G already has), the 7 on the 800G now just feels extremely dated. I was thinking about getting a 900F for the longest time thinking, how bad could it actually be and now, based on my 800G experience, I'll absolutely 100%, no hesitation, no doubt, pay whatever the extra is to get the 950G instead, it's THAT worth it.
So no, TVs aren't just TVs anymore and picture quality isn't the only deciding factor anymore. Deal with it.