Originally Posted by dj_xmx
Okay so I have the following dilemma am finding it hard to choose due to no TV is perfect , I currently do have cable I just use Netflix / Amazon Video and HBO via streaming apps and I have Ps4 Pro to game on exclusives mostly, i would also be buying a UHD bluray player for 4K movies atleast the ones I really like. Now I have the following options:
75inch ZD9 @ 4720.8 euros or £4105.04
75inch ZF9 @ 3410.4 euros or £2965.56
75inch Q90R @ 4220.6 euro or £3670.00
If the q90r had DV and motion of the sony I would get it in a heart beat but am waiting on Vincent to publish review also to help me decided, am worried by the contrast of zf9 and blooming but it does seem the cheapest. I find it funny the old ZD9 is still priced above new models lol..
Or originally I was going to wait for the Sony 85ZG9 but not sure how expensive its going to be and is it really worth it?? + what will my content look like on a native 8K panel... help me guys
Welp, I'm a ZF9 owner (Z9F here in the US). Here's what I can tell you. Coming from a 2016 OLED, I'm very pleased with my purchase, despite it taking some time to get used to. The blooming issues with this set are, IMO, way overblown. I also find contrast to be quite pleasing to me, and the shadow detail I now see vs. my old OLED is impressive! Yes, in HDR/Dolby Vision you can sometimes see a bit of blooming by logos or in black bars, but it's not an issue most of the time, and even when it is, as long as it's not a personal pet peeve, the rest of the picture doesn't seem to suffer for it; I find it pretty easy to ignore/not worry about personally. I recommend checking out the ZF9 thread - the trend is that most of the owners seem quite happy with their purchase and its performance, even though most of the reviewers tend to point out areas it doesn't do quite as well as the D did, probably because of the new X-Wide-Viewing layer (which is another benefit for me, and worth it in my opinion, but of course that'll depend on your usage).
I'm also a PS4 Pro owner and finished up Spider-Man and am currently finishing Detroit: Become Human in HDR. I honestly don't think HDR gaming on the PS4 Pro could look better. I've just stopped to marvel at the picture several times... (Also, my OLED used to have occasional dropouts, etc. with 4K and HDR signals, and I've had none of those issues with this TV; it also autodetects everything perfectly for the PS4).
Since you specifically mentioned Netflix, a LOT of their content features Dolby Vision support. I personally ruled out Samsung's because of their lack of Dolby Vision support; it's something I knew I definitely wanted. Otherwise, the reviews of the Q90R are pretty good, though I've seen a few more reports of DSE (Dirty Screen Effect), though that seems more common with the Q900, as well as some reports of strange local dimming performance in certain situations, though those seem uncommon (and hopefully will be patched, but exist at present).
A family member has the ZD9, and it's a great TV as well, but do realize you WILL notice a difference with menu performance and built-in apps if you're planning to use those. It is not nearly as snappy as the ZF9, and noticeably so IMO. It's also a 3 year-old TV, won't have quite the brightness of the F for HDR/DV, etc. I love that it had 3D, and if you don't need the wide viewing angles, it's a great set, but personally, I couldn't justify it.
Finally, if you're still concerned about the ZF9, don't mind waiting, and have space for the 85" (I didn't, which made my choice much easier =oP), I don't think waiting for the G is a mistake. It should have everything the F has plus probably more zones and a few things to improve contrast further, plus the extra size, etc. Like you said, though, it'll be expensive, and that'll mean more of a wait for you, plus I suppose you never KNOW until something's out, but on paper, it looks like it'll be fantastic.
Whatever you decide, I think all 4 sets are really good candidates, and I hope you end up happy with your choice regardless!