The Vizio P75-F1 has better blacks in a dark room due to the better local dimming. For the rest though, it is relatively similar. At 12 feet though, you will appreciate the 7" extra of the Samsung, so go for the UN82NU8000 unless you really want the better blacks.
Yes, that will reduce the saturation if you find the colors too saturated. However, our B7 wasn’t too saturated in SDR Game Mode with the Color at 50. You might want to try to set the color temperature to ‘W45’ if you haven’t already, and disabling all the processing features.
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Which aspects don’t you like about your X940E? The picture quality is great even compared to 2018 TVs. Its main flaw we had with it was the poor response time, but not everyone gets bothered by this.
The X900F will have better response time, but the rest won’t be as good as the X940E.
Z9F will probably be better, but we don’t know how much better yet.
C8 would be a good upgrade if you are not afraid of burn in.
Yes you can reduce the brightness (by reducing the ‘Backlight’ setting). For SDR, it is definitely too bright in a darkroom.
Note this TV has a PWM flicker when you lower the backlight. It is at 960Hz though, so very few people should be bothered by this flickering.
If you don’t need a TV as bright as this Vizio, then you are better off with the LG C8.
Bottom-line: Every unit is different but these more expensive ones you have a much better chance of not getting one with unacceptable banding, but buy close by for an exchange if you are picky about this.
Agreed, if you are picky about uniformity you should make sure to buy from somewhere with good return policy.
Note that the correlation with price is pretty low. If you check all our results of gray uniformity, a big factor for LCD TVs seems to be with the type of backlight. Full array backlights tend to have worse uniformity than their edge counterparts. For example this year, both of our Samsung Q9FN and Q8FN have worse uniformity than our Q6FN and Q7FN.
Our Vizio PQ65-F1 has less uniformity issues than our TCL 55R617. There is a variance between units of the same model though, so our units might not represent what you will end up with. Based on the feedback we received from our visitors so far, the TCL R617 does seem more prone to uniformity issues than the Vizio.
What is your viewing distance? 10" is a big difference. If you farther than 10 feet, you will probably appreciate more the better experience of a bigger TV, especially considering the picture quality of the normal Vizio P is still good. If you are closer though, get the PQ65-F1.
I now see that in the review that this difference has already been identified – There is a 50" variant with a VA panel available in some areas. We expect this model to have a much better native contrast and black uniformity, but the viewing angle won’t be as good.
Correct. There are no 50" IPS panel on the market at all.