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Sony x950g 65” vs lg c9 55” vs samsung q80 65”

Hi guys. Having a hard time deciding which tv I want. Have done a ton of research and seen each in person at best buy, a little bit. I want to go again to watch more content.

Sony x950g 65”
  • Safe purchase
    Big screen
    I liked the demos I saw but need to watch more content types on it.
    Hear of blooming complaints
    Hear of black level conplaints

Samsung q80 65”
  • Demo looked amazing
    Worried about quality and Longevity.
    Would be $500 More than the sony. Not sure it is worth it unless noticeably better than the sony

Lg c9 55”
  • Supposed to be amazing contrast and black levels
    Worried about black crush
    Worried about oled dimness. I have never had anything but lcd tvs.
    Worried about burnin but i am buying a best buy warrenty
    Heard motion handling is not great
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Hi guys. Having a hard time deciding which tv I want. Have done a ton of research and seen each in person at best buy, a little bit. I want to go again to watch more content.

Sony x950g 65”
  • Safe purchase
    Big screen
    I liked the demos I saw but need to watch more content types on it.
    Hear of blooming complaints
    Hear of black level conplaints

Samsung q80 65”
  • Demo looked amazing
    Worried about quality and Longevity.
    Would be $500 More than the sony. Not sure it is worth it unless noticeably better than the sony

Lg c9 55”
  • Supposed to be amazing contrast and black levels
    Worried about black crush
    Worried about oled dimness. I have never had anything but lcd tvs.
    Worried about burnin but i am buying a best buy warrenty
    Heard motion handling is not great
Sony X950G 65" - The 55" and 65" do not have the "Wide Angle Layer" and so have decent native contrast ratios. It is a good TV with slightly better motion handling than LG or Samsung but all are sample and hold displays. It is the brightest of your three choices with real scene HDR brightness over 1,100 nits.

Samsung Q80R 65" - This one has Samsung's "Ultra Viewing Angle" and actually has a slightly lower native contrast ratio. But it gets better with FALD and has an excellent anti-reflective coating with a real scene HDR brightness close to 900 nits. It is a better performer than the Sony but whether it's $500 better is debatable, especially for normal TV viewing where extended viewing angles aren't required.

LG C9 55" - If you shop around, you can pick up a 2018 65" B8, C8 or even an E8 for about the same price as the Samsung Q80R. These are brighter than most older LCDs and also have an excellent anti-reflective coating with the C8 having a real scene HDR brightness over to 650 nits. The 2019 C9 has a higher real scene HDR brightness of 725 nits. Now everyone thinks you need 1,000 nits to watch TV which is absurd as a few years back 250 to 300 nits was considered wonderful. Since perceived brightness is relative to the black level, OLEDs don't really need to be as bright. The burn-in risk is relative to your use - don't watch CNN 24/7 on an OLED!
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Hi guys. Having a hard time deciding which tv I want. Have done a ton of research and seen each in person at best buy, a little bit. I want to go again to watch more content....
Two more to consider, with no wide angle or burn-in consideration.

Samsung Q70R 65" - Native Contrast Ratio 7250:1 $1399.99 @ BB

Sony X900F 65" - Native Contrast Ratio 5089:1 Dolby Vision $1299.99 @ BB

rtings side-by-side review:

https://www.rtings.com/tv/tools/comp...g-q70r/585/782

Good luck, have fun with whatever you choose.

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