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Upscaling of different TV brands

Which TV brands have the best upscaling ? Sony ? Samsung ?

I'm looking to buy a 75" TV, but we still watch some DVDs, 720p and 1080i from our antenna, and HD streaming from Netflix.

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Nobody has an opinion on which TVs upscale the best ?
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Sony is known for their processing and upscaling, although temper the expectations of watching low quality content.

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No experience but have always read/heard that Sony is king.
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While the old adage still rings true- garbage in - garbage out .
But I will say that Sony has always had the best scaling and video processing over the years along with motion handling. But Samsung LG and TCL have been catching up lately.
If your looking for a 75" TV however and want the absolute best bang for the buck, go to best buy and get a TCL 75R615..
It's almost half the price and has great performance. Last week I sent my son/wife/kids money to buy one and they went and got one. They absolutely love it... You have an easy return policy with Best Buy and if it doesn't fit your need then return and buy something more expensive like the Sony x950G..
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Well if you go off rtings just about every tv that I have checked except for vizio has quietly caught up to Sony with upscaling 720p and 480p content. They are all rated at 8.0 . So take your pick from any manufacturer.

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Just because they rate them the same doesn't means they are the same. I have a hard time believing rtings watches a lot of 480i while reviewing TV's. Upscaling is very subjective to each viewer. Some hate a soft picture and another hates the noise in the picture etc... You can look at the stills on each TV in their reviews and see there is a difference however slight it may be. I for one tend to like a sharper picture willing to accept a little noise and others the opposite. Almost all of them do a better job than they did a few years ago when you paid good bucks for a separate scaler when you wanted a better picture. Not to sure what all the concern with 480 content there just isn't that much to watch anymore and a lot of that content didn't look great on 480i TV's but then I see some that looks quite good on my 1080p Samsung like Gilligans Island, Monkeys and Gunsmoke which some of those episodes look really good in fact almost as good or better than current 720/1080i content since they shot many of those programs on film with a wider aspect ratio that damn near fill my 16:9 screen. Anybody that concerned about 480i probably should stick with 720-1080 TV. I remember the day when all you had was 480i content to put on a 100" and larger screen with crap scalers that cost an arm and a leg!!! BTW I just ordered my 65" 950G a couple days ago to finally jump into 4k after going to do it for years.
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Thanks guys. We do watch DVD's occasionally, but most of the viewing on this TV will be Netflix HD streaming and Blu-rays. And a little 720 and 1080 from our antenna.
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Thanks guys. We do watch DVD's occasionally, but most of the viewing on this TV will be Netflix HD streaming and Blu-rays. And a little 720 and 1080 from our antenna.
If most of the viewing is Netflix HD streaming and Blu-Ray, upscaling is not an issue with any current set on the market today, whether Sony, Samsung, TCL, Vizio, Hisense, LG, or other brand. 1080p upscaling is a cakewalk for any current set.
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Which TV brands have the best upscaling ? Sony ? Samsung ?

I'm looking to buy a 75" TV, but we still watch some DVDs, 720p and 1080i from our antenna, and HD streaming from Netflix.

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Sony X900F 75" (2018), $1798 at B&H Photo, may be cheaper elsewhere. Probably the best chance at avoiding DSE, banding, poor uniformity, flickering, so-so PQ out of the box, and pooping-out prematurely. Accurate color, excellent motion and up-scaling are givens. A good all-around TV for variably-lit rooms.

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https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/sony/x900f

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Best upscaling Sony and the worst upscaling goes to Vizio.
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Best upscaling Sony and the worst upscaling goes to Vizio.
Is Vizio really worse than TCL?
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Is Vizio really worse than TCL?

Yes rtings dont really care about upscaling and normally give the same score to every TV. The upscaling on vizio is so obviously bad they had to drop the score.
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Is Vizio really worse than TCL?
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