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85" Sony X850G or 82" Samsung Q70?

Between these 2 sets which one would most here prefer? I'm limited to whatever my local Costco and Crutchfield carries. $3K is my max budget. Currently they're within a $100 and I figure whatever their prices end up at during Christmas they'll still be both around the same price at that time.

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I would choose the Q70 for the FALD. IIRC, the 850G is frame dimming only.

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I looked at these two sets at my local Best Buy. The Sony I felt offered better color accuracy while the Samsung had slightly better black levels. But the space is pretty well lit so that may have been hidden a bit as compared to viewing in a dark room. The larger Sony was, well, larger and I could see the difference. The 85" X850G is fully back lit, and VA panel. A totally different set than the smaller sizes of the X850G line so just be aware. I chose the Sony with the deciding factor being that the space it would go was perfectly suited to the 85" size. I also wanted to view the new 86" LG 8070 but could not find one on display anywhere. The older LG 6070 model had disappointing blacks, but at a typical street price of $2299, could be a great value, especially if the contrast had been improved.
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Samsung edges out the Sony with the local dimming, if that's important to you(view in a very dark room only). As well you should compare the brightness in HDR(If your going to run 4K content most the time).

Me, I'm a Sony guy. Looking to get an 85 myself. Would love to get a 900f, stupid money though(in that 85" size). 850G in 85", here I come. I'm particularly subseptible to motion blur, Sony's are very good in that aspect.

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I have had the 85" X850G for over a month now and I am surprised at how good it look at an angle. Has Sony found something in the latest VA panels for viewing angle? And I find the blacks pretty good when in a dark room. The 2.35:1 bars are not distracting at all like they are on many entry level sets. Contrast is excellent as well.
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How has the 850G been treating you? I have not seen any pro reviews discussing HDR brightness and pixel response times but I am also comparing the 82" Q70 vs the 85" 850G.

I want to pull the trigger but want to hear a real users full perspective. I've never had a frame dimming TV before and I'm not sure what to expect when watching movies.


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I have had the 85" X850G for over a month now and I am surprised at how good it look at an angle. Has Sony found something in the latest VA panels for viewing angle? And I find the blacks pretty good when in a dark room. The 2.35:1 bars are not distracting at all like they are on many entry level sets. Contrast is excellent as well.
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How has the 850G been treating you? I have not seen any pro reviews discussing HDR brightness and pixel response times but I am also comparing the 82" Q70 vs the 85" 850G.

I want to pull the trigger but want to hear a real users full perspective. I've never had a frame dimming TV before and I'm not sure what to expect when watching movies.
The one thing that comes out in the reviews is that because of the small number of local dimming zones in the Q70 you can see the dimming taking place or that it dims or brightens too large and area so depending on content HDR might be bothersome to watch.

I'd rather not have local dimming than local dimming that I notice nearly every time it happens. That and the Sony had better motion control.

Just hope that the Sony gets the same deep discounts as the Samsungs currently have.

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The one thing that comes out in the reviews is that because of the small number of local dimming zones in the Q70 you can see the dimming taking place or that it dims or brightens too large and area so depending on content HDR might be bothersome to watch.

I'd rather not have local dimming than local dimming that I notice nearly every time it happens. That and the Sony had better motion control.

Just hope that the Sony gets the same deep discounts as the Samsungs currently have.
Thanks for your reply. How would you rate the screen uniformity / DSE?

I would love to hear your experience as much as possible because this has been a tough choice for me
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How has the 850G been treating you? I have not seen any pro reviews discussing HDR brightness and pixel response times but I am also comparing the 82" Q70 vs the 85" 850G.

I want to pull the trigger but want to hear a real users full perspective. I've never had a frame dimming TV before and I'm not sure what to expect when watching movies.
I'm happy with the purchase. I was 100% happy until a few days ago when I read an online review about the LG8070 which was praising the contrast and black levels and strong picture quality of that LG set for $2300. So 99% happy now LOL

But no issues at all on the Sony. Still impressed with the contrast and black levels, even when watching movies in a dark room. My biggest issues is with Comcast and the tor quality of their content when viewed at 85". Youtube streaming and UBR are much, much better. Even 1080P BR discs are a big improvement over Comcast
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85" Sony X850G or 82" Samsung Q70?

The X950G is the better opponent to the Q70. You find some tests on YouTube. I would go with the Q70. Against the X950G it is a tougher choice, but the Q70 still has a better price point.

Just compare both sets on rtings. Only the viewing angle and perhaps motion speaks for Sony. HDR brightness, OS, FALD, gaming features, contrast... Easy choose against an IPS Edge lit.

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The one thing that comes out in the reviews is that because of the small number of local dimming zones in the Q70 you can see the dimming taking place or that it dims or brightens too large and area so depending on content HDR might be bothersome to watch.
I'd rather not have local dimming than local dimming that I notice nearly every time it happens. That and the Sony had better motion control.
Just hope that the Sony gets the same deep discounts as the Samsungs currently have.
If I was in the hunt for a 85" and the choice was between these two, I'd go with the Sony X850G. Its VA panel backlit would be good enough for my decision. For those interested, DV capability is a basic difference.

Not as steep a discount as the Samsung Q70R, but maybe the Q70R was overpriced to begin with. Their initial price points may be intended to make the consumer think they're closer to OLED. Samsung has made strides with their QLEDS, but there's room for improvement. Cheers. Good luck, have fun with whatever decision.

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I'm looking to get the 85" 850g. Looking for the back panel dimensions so I can get the wall mount at the right vertical level. Anyone know the distance from the top (or bottom) of the display to the VESA holes on back?
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