Originally Posted by Jim McC
That doesn't sound good. Would you recommend that someone who uses subtitles a lot avoids the Samsung Q70 ? I'm trying to decide between it and the Sony X900, and the TCL 75R615.
In the majority of cases, the answer to the question has to be yes. If you've seen the video, you know what to expect. This phenomenon isn't something that occasionally
happens and is sometimes
annoying. It's ever-present.
You'd be happier with the Sony, which, as a bonus, also doesn't resort to crosshatch dithering, which is another issue I struggle with on my Q70R. I'd avoid the TCL because it uses subpixel crosshatch shenanigans (similar to, but far
more nefarious than what Samsung does) that result in its 4K being basically a complete fraud. Here is a photo from Rtings.
Look in particular at the "lock" icon in the address bar. What color was that supposed to be? Dark green? The TV has some pixels green and some pixels off
. Don't put up with cheap shortcuts like this.
Even though I own a Samsung and have it in a state where I'm reasonably happy with it, there were only two reasons why I bought it. 1: It was somewhat cheaper than anything comparable from Sony. 2: It was claimed by Rtings that I could get Gsync working on it (this has proven to be false, though Rtings seems content to allow their misleading result to stay in their reviews). The only reason I'm keeping my Q70R is because I happen to intend to use it 100% as a PC monitor, and as long as I don't fiddle with the HDMI port or attempt to watch anything at 24Hz, I won't get the crosshatch dithering or
the global dimming. But I am almost completely unique in this respect; 99.9% of owners of this TV will be unable to escape both phenomena.