Originally Posted by alienwar9
I'm in a similar boat. Bright room with windows from all directions. Watch a lot of cable news, cable sports, and cable tv, as well as Netflix, Amazon Prime, blu-rays, and regular DVDs.
Currently have a Samsung PN64E8000 plasma that's dying for the second time (how a 7 year old tv can have so many critical failures is beyond me), and trying to find a good replacement that doesn't handle motion too poorly (I've found hockey on some LEDs to be downright terrible). Great upscaling is ESSENTIAL for my household.
So far people have been saying Sony has the best processing, but these new Samsung/Vizio TVs might finally have upped their processing game?
Still, also heard that LEDs don't come close to good old plasmas especially for fast moving and low quality content. I'd hate to buy a new 4k HDR TV only to find out most content looked better on my dead old plasma.
First hand experience between Sony OLEDs, LG OLEDs, and the Q90 and PQX would be great. Especially in comparison to plasmas.
I had a Pioneer Kuro, had the PQX for about 3 weeks & now have a Sony A9F.
Unfortunately, OLED & no LCD will match the smooth motion like you get with plasma & CRT. This is due to the fast pixel response times & frame rate of content & refresh rate on the TV. You can compensate with motion control or black frame insertion, but motion interpolation adds soap opera effect & can introduce artifacts. BFI I can see the flicker & it's annoying.
SOE is not that big a deal when watching sports, but fast action (like high speed skating, car races, fast pans in soccer & football) the PQX did show smearing/tearing but it was VERY, VERY rare. Would I consider it a deal breaker? Nope.
The stutter in slow pans & slow moving objects is evident on the PQX & OLED. The Sony handles it much better & it's not as offensive. That's not to say the Vizio is garbage or much worse than the Sony. I'd say if Sony is the 10 - "10" meaning best, not what I would consider a 10 - Vizio to me is an 8. Close enough to not pay more just for better motion. Honestly I expected worse from the Vizio so I was very pleasantly surprised. I did not find the motion on the Vizio overly distracting. The Sony is just better. (The biggest drawbacks for me was the gradient banding & visible FALD-at-work.)
Vizio has upped their processing, for sure. Or I was high as a kite when I watched the Vizio & everything just looked dreamy as hell.
I have found that as I am watching this technology more (LCD/OLED), I am getting used to the stutter. As long as I don't focus on it or look for it, it really just turns to background blur. Like, you "learn" how to watch these TVs.
Just keep in mind I had the Vizio for 3 weeks - but I watched a LOT of content on it.
One thing I don't understand is how Rtings gives OLEDs & LEDs such high motion ratings when stutter is so obvious & to me, is a major negative. I think it's a little misleading - 10 to me means perfect motion, presented as the content provider intended & 9 means damned close - I would say so long as stutter is evident, neither OLED nor LED are 8 out of 10, tops.