I completely understand and accept that there is no perfect TV. Trust me, I'm NOT looking forward to the potential backlight-related issues and limited viewing angles of LCD (compared to OLED), but for me, since the poor motion processing on the B6 affects so much material, it's a deal-breaker for me. I can accept not-so-black blacks and some *minor* backlight-related issues - but I cannot accept the poor motion handling on the B6 - it just affects too many programs - especially since ALL video has motion - and lots of it.
I think that if you are coming from a LCD TV where you had all motion processing disabled, and you keep all motion processing disabled on the B6, then the motion handling may be comparable ("judder'y"/"stuttery"). But for those of us that actually prefer smooth motion (aka soap-opera-effect) and had smoothing enabled on our previous LCD, we just can't replicate that level of smoothness on the B6 - at least not without creating so many other motion-related issues (aka "artifacts"). The inexpensive Vizio that I came from has Smoothing set to "Medium" and I obviously grew accustomed to it - I never even knew it was called "soap opera effect" - just seems very smooth and very natural to me that way. And the inexpensive Vizio does this smoothing without any noticeable side-effects like the B6 does (pretty major side-effects when any smoothing (de-judder) is enabled). It all just depends what you are used to and what you prefer I guess. I wish you guys could see my old Vizio in action compared to the B6 in terms of judder and/or jerky panning shots... What a HUGE difference in terms of motion.
Yeah, I've never owned a Sony TV before, but everything I've read says that Sony has the great upscaling and the best motion handling of any TV. Since I found that those are so important to me (which I just didn't realize before) - and even my old inexpensive Vizio handled motion so well, I think the Sony x930d will be a great choice for me.
While researching the Sony, I've been seeing lots of reviews like this:
I had a Panasonic plasma 60GT50 that had to be replaced due to screen burn. I got a credit toward a new TV because I had the warranty through Best Buy. I tried the Sony 850D, but was dis-satisfied with the blacks and sound. I tried the LG OLED, but the processor was terrible compared to the Sony and the picture had either way too much judder or motion blur no matter what setting I tried. I finally ended up with the Sony 930D and am much happier.
Some have even mentioned the B6 specifically (they also went from a B6 to the x930d) - this one is from the x930d owners thread on this forum:
I actually returned the b6 over the summer for a 930d & I couldn't be happier. The motion was horrendous on the b6. It also looked terrible when trying to upscale cable tv. I think oled is the most overrated technology out there right now. It has a long way to go imo. Anyways the sony is great at motion & upscales lower resolution great. I have not had any issues with light bleed as long as local dimming is on at least medium. With dimming off it gets iffy at times but it is meant to be turned on with this tv.
So I'm obviously not the only one that feels this way. :-) Like mentioned above, there is no perfect TV, so you just need to find one that "offends" you the least. :-) And different people have different aspects that "offend" them. So 2 different people may have completely different ideas on what is the "best" TV.
I never expected to have so many issues trying to "upgrade" from my old 55" Vizio 1080p LCD set to a much more expensive 65" 4k set!
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