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Sony Z9F or x950g

I'm deciding on a new 75 inch tv for my living room. During the day I have limited reflections, at night I have a low light on my entertainment stand and only for a dedicated movie night do I create full darkness in the room. Which of the screens will work better for me?
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The Z9F is a far better set, and will be better. Why are you asking this question? (Genuinely curious.)

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The Z9F is a far better set, and will be better. Why are you asking this question? (Genuinely curious.)
I thought the Z9F should be better but then I read a review and got the impression that the x950g has better contrast which made me consider it as an alternative? Also the specs of the two sets seem really similar. Here's what I read: https://www.rtings.com/tv/tools/comp...-x950g/683/764
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I thought the Z9F should be better but then I read a review and got the impression that the x950g has better contrast which made me consider it as an alternative? Also the specs of the two sets seem really similar. Here's what I read: https://www.rtings.com/tv/tools/comp...-x950g/683/764
Get the Z9F if you can. It's an uptick better overall.

The problem with rtings and test benchmarks in general, the TV local dimming and processing acts different with content compared to a static pattern. I wouldn't get caught up with the contrast ratio measurement. I'd take both of these Sony tvs over Vizio or Samsung, for example. Most other tvs show their warts in other areas, like slow dimming or crushing blacks or lifting mids..those will yield higher contrast ratios in test but more inaccurate picture.

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I thought the Z9F should be better but then I read a review and got the impression that the x950g has better contrast which made me consider it as an alternative? Also the specs of the two sets seem really similar. Here's what I read: https://www.rtings.com/tv/tools/comp...-x950g/683/764
It has better native contrast because they tested a 950g without the X-Wide feature. The Z9F also had higher peak brightness and zones and better local dimming along with greater color volume saturation.

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The Z9F is a far better set, and will be better.
I just ordered the Z9F from BB after going back and forth. What do you mean by “and will be better?” Are you aware of some update that will improve the experience?
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I just ordered the Z9F from BB after going back and forth. What do you mean by “and will be better?” Are you aware of some update that will improve the experience?
I believe what p3trol_h3ad wrote meant to express that the Z9F is better than the 950G ("will be" as in when I have bought it and will be watching TV).
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Get the Z9F if you can. It's an uptick better overall.

The problem with rtings and test benchmarks in general, the TV local dimming and processing acts different with content compared to a static pattern. I wouldn't get caught up with the contrast ratio measurement. I'd take both of these Sony tvs over Vizio or Samsung, for example. Most other tvs show their warts in other areas, like slow dimming or crushing blacks or lifting mids..those will yield higher contrast ratios in test but more inaccurate picture.
Thank you for the perspective in regard to the review I quoted.

The one thing left that I am debating now is wether the Z9F letterboxes will appear too grey or have excessive blurr that will make me wish I had picked the A9F instead. I currently have a 65 inch A1E and love the picture but I do want to move the 75 inch class size.
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Had a z9f replaced it with a 85 900f and there’s not going back now. Paid less for the 900f.
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Had a z9f replaced it with a 85 900f and there’s not going back now. Paid less for the 900f.
What size z9f did you have? I know the z9f only goes up to 75”..so is it because of the 900F size you can’t go back? How does the 900F compare to the z9f in your opinion? The z9f is a “Master Series”.

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Yea it was a 75and yes it’s the size of the 900f it’s just another level ... picture wise the z9f had a little better Gama and color volume and of course it gets brighter.
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