Originally Posted by slowcarboost
The posterization is not that big of a deal to me but it's there and obvious. The subpar motion handling is a big deal to me and that would not be an issue on a Sony. I'm sure of that.
I have a big problem with the black crush and near black issues. It crushes blacks pretty hard. You shouldn't really have to get your set calibrated to eliminate or minimize significant black crush. I have a problem with the fact that it makes subpar cable sources look a lot worse than other tv's do. You can a/b a lot of these issues and see them on other tv's but you notice them a lot less because the OLED's exacerbate these issues.
As I've said before, when it looks good, it's the best picture I've ever seen but more often than not, I'm looking at something that looks worse because of the aforementioned issues. I was leaning towards dealing with it but the Sony Z9D seems to be a viable choice for a replacement that would make me happy. We will see. I still have a little over a month on my E6 if I want to return or exchange. That should give me enough time to hear some early feedback on the Z9D.
I totally disagree with this. I've compared so many of the popular broadcast shows I receive on Directv, with all of its compression and bit starving, and I find the OLED picture superior to that same picture on my Sony 940c.
Personally I've taken all the tired, old generalizations (Sony has the best upscaling, picture processing, color etc. and LG's upscaling, processing, bla bla bla, is crap) and put these to the test. I find them to be false. Perhaps they were true in the past, I don't know. I've compared these two UHD displays in my own house, those who keep touting these generalizations as fact, haven't.
If you switch to the Z9D (and you probably will) you will have to deal with the issues inherent in LCD that don't exist with OLED. Some of those don't bother me as much as others (blooming & viewing angle), but many are bothered by them. Either way, I don't see why you'd even contemplate holding on to the E. You didn't like the B and you don't like the E. You'd probably be happier with a 940c, 940d or the pricier Z9D. I think you should even consider holding on to your 929 and just waiting a couple of years.
BTW, I had a 929 several years ago and returned it because of uniformity issues I couldn't live with. We all have our hot buttons.