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Originally Posted by rick1969
After hours of researching, getting lost in technical jargon that frankly I don’t fully understand, and various online opinions that may just be generated by sales people making a commission, I’ve narrowed my TV buying options down but would love some help here to push me across the line. What I’m finding interesting is the difference between what Rtings.com suggests is better and what local sales reps are pushing. Rtings.com show Samsung as better panels, local sales reps are pushing the Sony.
I’m buying two TVs and the scenarios are outlined below:
Main viewing TV: Family room with lots of light. Only light control is because the sun goes down. Streaming all content (TV, sports, movies). Would love for it to sit on our entertainment center stand, but I’ll use a Sonos PlayBar in front of it so the stand height makes that a tricky situation. If I have to, I can mount it on the wall. I’ve narrowed it down to the 75” version of the Samsung Q90R or Sony 950G.
Movie Room: Smaller room with more controlled lighting. Not darkness during the day, but close. Streaming all content (Sports and movies) as well as playing Blu-ray Discs. This will be a wall mounted TV. I’ve narrowed this one down to the 82” Samsung Q80R or the 85” Sony 900F or 950G.
I’m avoiding OLED because of price and fear of burn in.
Thanks in advance for you help!
I have a 65” Q70 in Family Room, got the curved because I needed to fit in a cabinet and 65” Sony was a few mm too big. Also have the 75” Sony 900E in media room in the basement.
I hands down prefer the Sony because of the motion is so much better. My Samsung motion is not good with sports (especially F1 racing, a Netflix doc was barely watchable) and also reality TV stutter issues. I notice motion problems for maybe 5-10% of content, never have any of these issues with my Sony, but I think Sony are known for great motion.
My units are older than the ones you are looking for, but food for thought.
This is as my first Samsung as I have only bought Sony in the past mainly because they were supposed to be one of the best for picture processing and motion.
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HT Room: Anthem AVM60 (replaced Marantz AV7005 & Parasound Halo C2), Parasound Halo A51 & A23, Monitor Audio GR60, GR Centre, GR10, GSFX, SVS SB-4000, Sony 75X900e, PS4
Family Room: Yamaha RX-A2060, PSB Imagine T2, Imagine Centre, Imagine B, Oppo Digital BDP-80, Samsung QN65Q7CN