Hello and thank you for contacting us. Yes the Sony KD43X720E still holds our recommendation title for Best TV to use as a PC monitor. You should have no real issues with the TV and the only drawback might be the not so great dark room performance due to the IPS panel. If this is not an issue, you will be very happy with the Sony.
Hello and thank you for contacting us. This is normal behavior. When you set local dimming to high the TV tries to darken the areas that are not bright and the X-tended Dynamic Range (even at medium) tries to brighten the bright areas. This is why you notice blooming, which is exaggerated in the picture as you say. The flickering is also a side effect of the X-tended Dynamic Range. Make sure you read the Setting page and especially the gaming section for the most accurate gaming settings. Most image processing features cause side effects like this.
Thank you for contacting us. We are currently not aware of major changes (like the HDR) that will be introduced in 2019. However, as technologies become more mature, we expect TVs to perform better in certain areas in 2019 and some to incorporate support for widely available technologies like FreeSync. You can always wait for a better product, but you will always face the same dilemma. If I were you I would get one of the two models (preferably the Q8FN as you like FreeSync), although you should consider more parameters before you choose which TV is best for you. Make sure you use our recommendation tool to help you decide.
Thank you for contacting us. It is not recommended to set the brightness to -2 as this only affects the black levels and this might be causing the black crushing. The issue you are describing is the one depicted by Vincent in HDTVTest as mentioned in the Color Gamut box of the review here. Please read this and see if it helps.
f the issue is the internet speed the antenna is not expected to help. 2,9Mbps is too low for FHD. Also, I suspect that at this speed your cable content might also be very compressed. As a last resort to confirm that this is the issue try to download a hockey video in FHD quality on a USB and play it back on your TV using the USB. Then stream the video from the internet. If the quality on the USB playback is better then the issue is probably the bandwidth. In any case, you should contact Samsung.
Hello and thank you for contacting us. This could be an issue on the settings of PS4 which does not turn off when you switch the TV off and after some time it restarts the TV. Check your PS4 Settings for Anynet+CEC, Also you should unplug any HDMI devices and see if it still does it. If it does, factory reset the TV and see if that fixes it. Let us know if you solved it.
Thank you for contacting us. You are comparing a monitor to a TV. This is not an easy decision. For the tasks that are intended for a TV the Sony will behave better (Movies, Streaming, and anything that performs image processing), but for the tasks that are intended for a computer screen, the LG is better i.e. media creation. Also if you are flicker sensitive, you might notice some flicker on the Sony, but most likely not on the LG. The input lag is significantly better on the LG and you might notice a small difference if you use the display as an extension to the laptop screen. Finally, the larger size of the Sony is also something to consider regarding the distance you will be watching your movies. Usually, a larger size screen is more immersing. Ultimately only you can decide which is the best. maybe the percent usage as a monitor vs as a TV could be a good decisive factor.
Thank you for contacting us. I have created a Custom rating for you using our recommendation tool that tries to capture what you care for the most, Unfortunately there is no test that captures dithering, so I used Uniformity and gradient as the closest approximation, In general though TVs will take some time before they can replace monitors for professional users. Especially budget TVs will always look worse than a similarly priced monitor.
No, you can affect input lag as far as we know. (We will try to test the suggestion of Underhillwalking and get back to you). Regarding the sound, Unfortunately, the only thing you can do is play with the sound options and see if any of the settings improve the situation. The other option would be to connect your console directly to an external receiver or speaker bypassing the TVs sound processing.
Regarding the best color settings, there are two things to consider. One is the creators intent, and this is what HDR tries to capture. When in HDR the TV does not allow much calibration control as it tries to deliver the creators intent, The second thing to consider is just as important, and it has to do with personal preference. Some people like more saturated reds and yellows whereas others prefer colder color temperatures. There is no right or wrong. And the same goes for your question regarding ‘Native’. Use it when you feel it matches the content you are watching. We avoid recommending ‘Native’, especially when watching SDR content, as it will stretch the colors and make everything look super saturated. And most people do not like this.
Thank you for contacting us. There is no exact answer to this. Plugging the TV in 24h after you have removed it from the original packaging, and allowed it to slowly obtain the room temperature, should not be a problem. You should not worry about the differences you see in the stores. The TVs are used in a different mode when they are on a store display. Enjoy your new TV and let us know if you need any further help.
Thank you for contacting us. Contrast enhancer affects the relationship between the dark and the brighter areas of a scene. We usually recommend that you leave it to ‘Off’ to obtain the image which is most closer to the content creator’s intent. However, if you wish to make HDR brighter you can set it to ‘High’ and it will raise the EOTF and brighten most HDR scenes.
Thank you for contacting us. You probably want a brighter and more saturated picture when watching sports. You can try setting the picture mode to sports or any other of the presets and keep the one you like the most. Let us know if this helped.
This has all the characteristics of low bandwidth. since this happens with Youtube. If your internet speed is fast you should not be having this problem. Try to measure your internet speed using your phone or a PC and if it is higher than 5-6Mbps, then the internet speed should not the problem. Also, note that your cable is probably sending 720p or 1080i which can look a little blotchy especially in large screen sizes. Finally, make sure you have set Auto Motion Plus to ‘Off’ just in case what you see is motion interpolation artifacts. Maybe as a last option try to reset your TV just in case a setting has been enabled that shouldn’t have. Let us know if the Free to Air image is better with the new Antenna.
Obrigado por nos contatar. O seguinte é uma tradução do google: Ambos os televisores são excelentes. O C8 tem menor atraso de entrada (melhor para jogos) e roda a interface inteligente do WebOS da LG O Sony A8F roda a interface inteligente do Android TV e é mais caro. Só você pode decidir o que você mais gosta.
The Vizio E is a little better than the Samsung for most usages. The Vizio will have less blur but at the same time, it is not as good at upscaling 720p or 1080i content. However, since you were happy with your old Vizio you should be happy with the new one as well. You can always try both as you said, but I believe you will eventually go with the Vizio.
Thank you for contacting us. When you enter the color menu you will see the first image. Adjust the settings as shown on the top left image. Then scroll down on your TV menu and you will see the ‘color gamma adjustment point 1’. Make the changes to R-Offset, G-Offset, and B-Offset you see in the second image of the first row. Notice that you are changing point 1 of 10. Next, change your ‘color gamma adjustment point’ to 2 and enter the values you see on the third image of the first row, and so forth. Let us know if this helped you.
Thank you for your kind words. Don’t hesitate to send us a question about any European model, and we might be able to tell you which one it corresponds to on this side of the Atlantic. LG, Samsung, and Sony have more or less the same lineup everywhere, with only very minor model number differences to highlight slight design changes and minor technical details, such as the tuner types. TCL is completely different outside of the U.S. whereas Samsung has a few regional exclusives (Samsung actually has a wider lineup in the EU than in the U.S.).
No, not really. The main advantage of the Sony vs the Vizio is reflection handling, where Sony has an excellent performance. This is not so important in fairly dark viewing conditions. If, however, your lighting setup is such that reflection handling becomes important then you should consider the Sony.
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Thank you for contacting us. Check out the Inputs section (/tv/reviews/vizio/p-series-2018#comparison_1799) of the review which will help you setup the connections to your TV properly (i.e., HDMI 5 has the lowest input lag, but no HDR support, so you can’t use it for HDR gaming). You are better off leaving the mode to ‘Standard’. PC RGB is really designed for PC use, even if you enable it on the Xbox One, it won’t output that as the content itself is all in 4:2:0 or 4:2:2. When gaming, make sure the Game Low Latency is turned on so as to have the best input lag possible. Regarding the calibration, you should use what settings you like the most as there are no ‘correct’ or ‘wrong’ settings Your new TV is great and will look nice no matter the settings.
Thank you for contacting us. When we test the motion interpolation (soap opera effect) we do not judge how well it performs but rather the ability of the TV to perform motion interpolation and up to what frame rate it does. Having said that, all 55 inch TVs that offer motion interpolation with a score of 10 would satisfy your prerequisites. In order to choose the best TV for your needs, you should use our recommendation tool where you should set your viewing preferences and then filter the results with the motion interpolation where you will set the score to 10. I have created a custom rating for you here. Let us know what you chose!
Hmm, that sounds more like poor signal quality from the cable company (maybe lower bandwidth). Although a signal might be 1080@60 the compression might be very high so as to be able to transmit this via a lower bandwidth. This does not look like an issue with your TV and unfortunately, there is not much you can do to improve this. (maybe fiddle around with the ‘Digital Clean View’ setting and see if it helps.) To confirm our theory you can try to play some hockey clips from YouTube and see if you notice the same issue. Let us know how.
Thank you for contacting us. Perceived color is a combination of many features of a TV and the viewing environment(dark or bright room). Some of these are contrast, black uniformity, peak brightness, color gamut and color volume to name a few. HDR is definitely something that you will like as it is all about color. Your current model must be the UN46FH6030FXZA which does not support HDR. So having said that from the 4 TVs you mentioned I would go with the TCL that includes the soap opera effect that the Vizio lacks. You can compare them all side by side and see which one has the best performance the features you care about. Although the TCL 6 series R617 is a 55 inch and currently priced above your budget it is a much better TV for HDR so make sure you check it out.
Hello Nick and thank you for your kind words! When you enable game mode most of the image processing is disabled. In our review, when we report the input lag outside game mode, we have already disabled all image processing. So individually disabling any of these options outside game mode, will not improve the input lag. When game mode is enabled you should still be able to change contrast, backlight and other simple settings that affect picture colors and color temperature to correct the issues you have. We can not really suggest any specific calibration settings to improve your color accuracy as this is panel-specific. You can try changing slightly the available settings and see if you like the results. Make sure you make small changes and not drastic ones.
Hello Scott, and thank you for your kind words. Enjoy your new TV, and continue to play with the settings. It is the only way to fully master the TVs behavior and bring it to your liking. We believe that what you are noticing is stutter and not judder. You can try to eliminate it using motion interpolation and/or BFI. Just keep in mind that it is advisable to make small changes as drastic ones tend to make you misjudge the feature. (i.e. go easy with the motion interpolation or else you might introduce artifacts that you will not like.) Let us know how it went.
Thank you for contacting us. Even if you set the Nvidia control panel to 1080p @ 120Hz the card will automatically switch to an output of 1080p @ 60hz if the game is such. So the TV will, unfortunately, have the higher input lag of 40.9ms.
Haha, you are right! We do prefer to leave most of the image processing features off unless there is a specific reason to turn them on. Image processing adds artificial information to the image, and this can lead to weird results if not done smoothly. As a rule of thumb, you should only change things if you find that something is bothering you. In your case (sports), if you find that image has too much motion blur, you can enable the ‘Clear Action’ which is the option for the black frame insertion feature. Also, you might want to play with the ‘Reduce Noise’ feature to make your older cable content look better. Most of the other features are for movies. You should also try playing with the local dimming feature called ‘Active Full Array’ (used to be called ‘Xtreme Black Engine Pro’). In the settings page, you can see what each feature does, and you can decide if you want to change it or not. Make sure that when you change things around, that you make smooth changes and not drastic ones. Let us know!
Thank you for contacting us. We don’t expect burn-in to be an issue for most people, but if it is a serious concern for you, you might be best to go with an LED TV instead, like the Q8FN. You will only be giving up true blacks without sacrificing too much the picture quality. On the upside, you will be getting a great TV that can get very bright and is loaded with gaming features like FreeSync for your Xbox One X, auto low latency and low input lag with motion interpolation. Final note if you do not care so much for the gaming features you might as well stay with the Vizio P series 2018 as both the Q8FN and the X900F are only marginally better than the Vizio and you will not really notice much difference.
Thank you for contacting us. Both Sony and LG make OLED TVs that have excellent darkroom performance. Most of their models are available in 65 inches. This year we have reviewed the C8, B8, and E8 from the LG’s 2018 models. They all perform very similarly, and any differences are marginal. We have also reviewed the Sony A1E, A8F, and A9F OLED models. They too perform very similarly among them and very similar to the LGs. However, the Sony’s are much more expensive than the LGs. The most significant difference between the LGs and the Sonys is the interface. The LGs run WebOS 4 which is LGs smart OS with one of the best app stores with tons of apps. Even if VLC is not I available on WebOS, the built-in LG player works great and can play the vast majority of HDR files without any problems. On the other hand, the Sonys run the Android TV version 8.0 which is the upgrade of the OS you are familiar with through your Sony. You can compare those TV side-by-side or you can use our recommendation tool. All of these models have excellent dark room performance. It is up to you to decide which of these TV best suits your needs regarding price, OS or other features you care about.
As we have not tested the 70-inch we are not sure if the settings are 100% the same. However, as a rule of thumb, you only change something in the image processing if the image is not to your liking. If you decide to change anything, do one setting at a time and if you like the result keep it. The VA panel should have a better contrast ratio. Color gamut is independent of the contrast ratio, but the color volume is not. So a VA panel is expected to have better color volume, so better deep color shades in this case.
First, make sure that you have set the HDMI ULTRA HD Deep Color on. When you are playing using a PC you should set ‘Input Label’ to ‘PC’ for the HDMI port where your device is connected so that you get the full Chroma subsampling (4:4:4). Leaving the input label to PC when using a console depends on the console output setting. For example, Xbox one X/S has a PC RGB mode so you should set it to that if you leave the TV input label to PC. To get the best possible input lag when gaming, you need to set the Picture Mode to Game. However, when you decide to watch TV again you should reset the picture mode to what you had it before, as the Game mode disables many of the TVs image processing features.
You can use our recommendation tool to make more specific selections. Using that tool and assuming the usage you said I came up with the Vizio P Series 2018 (P75-F1) which I suggest you get. You can check the review here. It is a TV with a very good picture quality, so movies will look great in your dark basement. It has a fast response time (great for sports) and good reflection handling in case you want to watch TV with the lights on. Unfortunately the viewing angles are not that great and if you absolutely need to accommodate for a very wide seating arrangement you might have to look for an IPS panel TV like the LG UK6570 which however,does not deliver a good dark room performance. Check out the recommendation tool and get back to us.
Hi, I assume you are using HDMI port 1 and have already switched on the ‘HDMI UHD Color’ option’ for port 1 (it is the only port that supports this option on this TV). Other than that there are no other special settings provided you use the TV in gaming mode for low input lag. Check the input and the supported resolutions boxes of the review page for more help.
Can you please be more descriptive as to what is not satisfactory? Do you see clouding on the hockey pitch? Do you see more motion blur than expected? Can you please tell us where do you get the sport’s image from. Is it cable and if yes do you know the resolution? (the cable provider’s name might help here). Each issue has its own solution.
Thank you for contacting us and sorry for the delayed reply. Thankfully you got some good advice from other valuable members of our site, We agree with their approach. To find the best size for your need to follow this guide. However, both TVs are good for your distance. We have not tested the LG UK6190 but we expect it to perform similarly to the LG UK6300. It has an IPS panel that favors wide-angle viewing but It should not have very good dark room performance. The NU8000 is a very good TV for almost any usage, can get quite bright, and has good dark room performance. It is packed with gaming goodies likes FreeSync. auto low latency and low input lag with motion interpolation. The NU8000 looks like a better choice for you.
Thank you for your kind words. FALD stands for Full Array Local Dimming, and it means that there is a grid of LEDs behind the screen, that virtually split the screen into local dimming zones. These LEDs can vary their intensity (or even switch off) according to the image on the screen. Using this technology can create better blacks and generally better contrast. However, since the number of zones is not very large there is an algorithm that controls their behavior (very aggressive algorithms crush the image highlights, whereas less aggressive ones leave blooming around bright objects). In your case It is not clear if local dimming is causing this. Try to change the local dimming setting to low or high and see if that improves things. You might also be experiencing some illusion caused by the bad viewing angles the VA LEDs have which is normal. But unfortunately, we would need some pics or video to conclude it is that.
Thank you for contacting us. When we measure the contrast ratio we target a brightness level of 100cd/m² on the white of our test pattern. You can divide the contrast ratio on the tests with the 100cd/m² target brightness and you will get the ballpark of the black level. On the X830F, this is about (100/3197) ~ 0.0313cd/m² whereas on the X900F (with Local Dimming off) this is about (100/5089) ~ 0.0197cd/m². The X900F has deeper blacks than the X830F.
Thank you for contacting us. If you watch movies in a dark room, go with the X940E. Otherwise, the X900F is a better choice as it will perform better in sports (the X940E has a poor response time that leaves a long motion blur trail) and in a brighter room, you will not notice any difference in the movies.
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It would be better if you can post a video or some images of what you are experiencing. What you are describing could be motion interpolation artifacts (in which case you should lower or deactivate motion interpolation and try to see if they disappear) or some other type of ghosting.
The FALD has to do with local dimming. Local dimming might cause blooming around bright objects in dark scenes, but not artifacts,
Thank you for contacting us. To help you choose you must decide what you care for the most and assuming both deals are for the same TV size. The Q8FN can fight bright room glare better and is packed with gaming goodies like FreeSync (great if you have XBOX One S/X), auto low latency, and motion interpolation in gaming mode. And you also get a nice Blu-ray player free for less money than the LG B8 deal. On the other hand, the LG B8 is better for movies in dark viewing conditions and has wide viewing angles. So, if your room is too bright and gaming goodies are important, go for the Q8FN. Otherwise, the LG B8 with its wide viewing angles and 5-year burn-in guarantee looks more appealing for your big family.
The image looks dark because of the BFI algorithm. In LCD TVs like the R617 the BFI is implemented by switching off the backlight for half the time (i.e the TV starts flickering at 60Hz). Because of the flicker, the image looks darker than it should (but at the same time there is less persistence blur so it looks crisper). It is not as noticeable in under normal viewing conditions. Some TVs (like the Vizio P series 2018) in order to compensate for this darkening of the image, they automatically increase the brightness. This can be seen in the waveform of the BFI test when the signal amplitude is heightened.
Thank you for contacting us. OLEDs can switch off individual pixels. So when those pixels display black they are actually off. This means that even if you increase the backlight it will not have any effect on those pixels and black will remain black. Also since contrast is the most important aspect of image perception this makes the image look crisp. The TV is not adding any more detail to the signal it is just expanding the range to match the backlight setting. You might find this article useful.
Thank you for contacting us. We have seen in the past people reporting such sounds in various TVs. We always advise that you contact the manufacturer. Before you do though, you can check a few basic things like grounding (ie. plug the TV directly to the wall outlet in case you are using a power bar) and check to see if the sound only happens when HDMI cables are connected (this too could also be a grounding issue related to the device that is on the other end of the HDMI cable).
Thank you for contacting us. If you find the picture dark you can increase the luminosity and this will not affect the picture quality. To increase the luminosity use the Backlight setting and not the brightness setting. Is there anything else that you do not like in the picture? Cable is usually 720p or 1080i so it will not look as good as 4k streaming.
Thank you for contacting us, and sorry for the delayed response. The quick answer is yes it does. The X900F has 2 ports that support HDMI2.0 (ports 2,3). This is, currently, the highest commercially available HDMI standard with a bandwidth of 18Gbits which is more than enough for blu rays that are encoded in 4:2:0 chroma subsampling.
The LG SK9000 is better than the Sony X850F. They are both bright enough for your bright room and both have wide viewing angles. The LG, however, has much better darkroom performance (maybe not important in your case), slightly better HDR performance, and a faster input lag. One major difference is that on the Sony you can not notice any flicker, whereas the LG is flickering at 120 Hz, which can bother some people. So unless this is a deal breaker we suggest that you go with the LG SK9000.
The Q8FN is better than the Q6FN and you will see the difference when local dimming kicks in. If however, you decide you want to save money, we suggest that instead of going with the Q6FN, you go with the NU8000, which is cheaper and almost as good (just a little worse in HDR). This will save you more and make the 82 inch model even more affordable without much loss in quality (compared to the Q6FN)
Thank you for contacting us. Unfortunately, we have not reviewed this TV. However, since this is a much older model the review would not really be comparable to current models. What is considered an upgrade is a highly personal matter. Since your TV model, the biggest change has been the adoption of 4k resolution and the introduction of HDR. Both of these really enhance the viewing experience. All the TVs you mention have these capabilities. So to help you choose the right TV we need to know more about your viewing habits and viewing environment.
Thank you for contacting us. Unfortunately, we have limited resources and can not check all the available apps on the various smart interfaces. Also, a lot of those apps used to be available but were removed for various reasons, and we believe that many of them will eventually return to WebOS, but we don’t know when. In any case, thank you for bringing this into our attention, but in order to revise our assessment and to be fair, we would have to test for the same apps in all TVs’ smart interfaces. We will consider your suggestion about such a test in a future test bench.
Thank you for contacting us. It is recommended that you leave the backlight at 50 as setting it higher it will affect the PQ curve. As a rule of thumb, if you make a change in the TV settings and you like the resulting picture quality then keep it. However, you should note that HDR is meant to be displayed in a dark room and it will be inherently dark.
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Thank you for contacting us. The best option is to use motion interpolation and BFI as explained here. You can also try enabling ‘Noise reduction’. Be sure to watch this video after 8:22. The TVs with slower response time have better stutter behavior. For example, a TV with great stutter behavior is the Sony X940E, but obviously, stutter is not the only thing you should care about. To find the TV that is best for your needs, try to use the recommendation tool and create a personal rating.
Thank you for contacting us. When HDR content kicks in, the TV automatically sets itself to the best possible settings for HDR. You should not manually copy any settings form SDR to HDR. You should set the contrast close to max. Settings remain the same regardless of the number of hours the TV has been used (age).
Thank you for contacting us. The Q8FN is a better TV than the Q6FN. The Q8FN has a better dark scene performance due to Full Array Local Dimming, and better HDR performance with brighter and more vivid colors. Regarding the size, usually a larger TV is more immersive and obviously, the best choice is the 82’‘ inch Q8FN, so go for this one if you can afford it.
Thank you for contacting us. This TV supports full RGB as you can see here, provided you set it to PC mode. Especially for the Xbox One X, it doesn’t matter either way, as long as both devices are set to the same thing. If you have any doubts set both to limited.
Thank you for contacting us. When two products have been measured in different test benches, it is safer to compare the individual test scores (i.e. Native Contrast ‘4167:1’ vs Native Contrast ‘7143:1’ in this case). This is because in the new test bench a box score can be the blend of many tests some of which were not measured in the previous test bench, Having said that, the KS8500 has a very good picture quality with deep uniform blacks in a dark room. It has higher brightness levels than the MU8500, and should perform very well in HDR. Unfortunately, the measurements taken for motion are not enough to make a direct comparison, but the TV seems to handle motion very well. So unless you mind buying a 3-year-old model you should go for it.
Thank you for contacting us. Q7FN vs X900F: Assuming the same size, similar price and no serious gaming, go for the X900F. It has better blacks and better movie performance in a dark room due to the full array local dimming. However since your room is neither dark nor bright, either one will do fine. Q7FN vs NU8070. The Q7FN can get brighter has wider color gamut and will display richer colors in HDR. Both come packed with gaming goodies and the Q7FN comes with the OneConnect box. It depends on how much you care for the better HDR content. If you draw the line at EUR1000 the NU8070 is a very good choice Otherwise go with the X900F.
Thank you for contacting us. The most important setting is to activate auto low latency mode so that your TV detects that you are gaming and chooses the lowest input lag. The rest are optional like motion interpolation in gaming mode and FreeSync which however is only supported on the Xbox One X and not the PS4 Pro. For the image settings you should choose whatever makes you enjoy the TV the most. Look at the settings page of the review here.
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Thank you for contacting us. It really does not make a difference which of the two you choose with regards to uniformity. The uniformity issues are panel specific and they depend on the manufacturing tolerances set by the Quality Assurance departments of manufacturers. We are still getting reports about uniformity issues on the R617, but not as many as immediately after its release. In general, the 6 series and the P607 are very similar in performance but the R617 has more/better motion handling goodies, Go for the R617 you will enjoy it.
Hello and sorry for taking so long to reply. All three are very good. The A9 processor does not have a noticeable difference unless the TVs are seen side by side. You should really go for the cheaper one. However, it is not recommended that the TV stays on all day as it might develop burn-in faster depending on the content displayed regardless of the set backlight value. Check our Real Life Burn-in test to learn more on this.
Thank you for contacting us. The UK6500 and the UK6570 are the same TV. The larger sizes are called 6570. So we expect our review to be valid as long as you refer to a size with an IPS panel like the 75-inch that we tested. So the since the 55 inch has an IPS panel the review should be valid. The UK6500 has the RGB pixel structure as you can see in the review.
Thank you for contacting us. We don’t test 25p judder, so we don’t know for sure what TVs can play this content smoothly. First, try to change the mac to match the refresh rate of the content. If this does not work, what usually happens is that playback rates are adjusted to get the same timing per frame, even if this way the video timing isn’t perfect. For example when the TV is set to 50Hz (usual for PAL) and the content played is 24fps, the TV will playback at 25fps (with frame doubling = ~4% speedup). This results in a shorter runtime but isn’t very noticeable and we believe it is very common.
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Thank you for contacting us. For the distance of 12 feet, 85 inches is better than 75 as you can see here. Unfortunately, we do not have the 85-inch model to try and measure the number of local dimming zones, and Sony does not disclose the number. It does appear though, that the number of zones increases with size. In general, we expect it to perform similarly to the model we tested which performed very well in dark scenes. The only difference might be in the uniformity since large models can have more uniformity issues.
Thank you for contacting us. A very bright room is when there is a lot of ambient light, like in a living room with large windows where you would say it feels bright during a sunny day. A dark room is where there are almost no lights, and the lighting conditions resemble a movie theater environment. An OLED might not be the best option for a very bright room because not only it can’t get very bright to fight glare, but watching movies in a brighter room does not take advantage of the perfect blacks OLEDs can produce. On the other hand, when watching movies in a dark room, the Q9FN will produce deep blacks but not perfect.
The Q8FN is slightly better than the X900F, but for your mixed usage they are very similar to the Sony is better on Movies whereas the Samsung is slightly better on TV shows and Sports. The Q8FN is packed with gaming goodies, but if you do not plan on using them, we suggest you go with the cheaper one. As for the vertical banding on the Q8FN, we’ve seen the internet discussions but we have not received complaints from people nor did we notice it on our unit.
HDR content has embedded information about the brightness levels at which the content should be displayed. Thus it is not advisable to change the OLED or other image settings even if the TV allows you to.
Currently, none of the 6 LG C7s in our test is displaying HDR content. In HDR the APL is around 100 nits (look here), and this closely matches SDR. The goal of the real-life burn-in test was to see if, how soon, and under what conditions the 6 TVs would develop burn-in. We do not think that displaying HDR content raises the risk of burn-in. and we expect most people not to experience any issues
Hello and thank you for contacting us. You have already made a very thorough analysis and there is really not much to add. Usually, DSE is noticeable in panning shots over a uniform color area like a hockey field or a football field. DSE is also noticeable in certain video games like FIFA, but in others like COD, it is not. For animation it would be the same idea so only you can decide knowing the anime content you will be watching. Anime is usually 12 drawings per second or 24 drawing per second. You will notice stutter, especially in panning shots. You can use motion interpolation to minimize it, which however might add artifacts and some unnatural movement (known as soap opera effect) Again it is up to you to decide whether you like it or not. Both the R617 and the Vizio can interpolate to 60fps. Vizio’s capability of higher fps interpolation is not really used in the Anime case.
Thank you for contacting us. The default brightness on the NU7300 is 0. We updated the text on the settings page from “left” to “set” to be more clear. We recommended a setting of 2 since this gave us the most accurate image on our calibration for a dark room. You should note here that all calibration settings are panel variant and different panels might behave differently (thus the difference with the NU7100). You are right regarding the handling of blacks. It has to be done cautiously or else you will end up with crushed highlights of grayish blacks.
Thank you for contacting us. Your question has been answered at the Q7FN discussion thread.
Thank you for contacting us. Quick side by side with HDR Gaming in focus. Q6FN vs NU8000: very similar TVs in almost all aspects. Q6FN has slightly better color volume in HDR, not worth the extra cash. TCL vs NU8000: The TCL has better blacks due to the full array local dimming and better HDR peak brightness. Samsung supports FreeSync VRR, low input lag with motion interpolation and auto low latency mode. Bottom line, if you care for the Samsung gaming goodies, the NU8000 is the way to go. If not, the TCL is a slightly better choice overall.
The clicking sound happens after you have had the TV on for some time. Most people are not really bothered by this. There is a discussion here about this issue.
Thank you for contacting us. We suggest you go with the 55-inch that also has 120Hz panel. You will have a more immersive cinema experience. You can find out more about this here.
Thank you for contacting us. The LG C8 is a much better TV than the Sony Z9F. The LG C8 has perfect blacks due to its OLED technology and a much better dark room performance. It also has better viewing angles and is cheaper. However, just like all OLEDs, it runs the risk of permanent burn-in. If this is not a concern to you, then go with the LG C8. As far as the x1 ultimate processor goes it is indeed very powerful and but it is a matter personal preference if you like the image enhancements or not.
Thank you for contacting us. Unfortunately, gray uniformity is an issue that is panel specific. Same models can have very different gray uniformity scores. It is up to each manufacturer’s Quality Control department to define what they consider normal specifications. The specific Sony model Z9F we tested had a good DSE performance in the 50% gray image and an excellent one in the darker shades. DSE isn’t noticeable when watching sports on our unit.
Thank you for contacting us. We’ve seen quite a few reports of ghosting with the CHG70, there appear to be some quality issues with it. Forcing the monitor to a higher refresh rate won’t do anything, the X1X can’t output 144 Hz, and that can’t be forced.
Thank you for contacting us. We have not tested the 27UK600 so we can not be sure how it performs. However, looking at the LG site it has the same specs as the 27UK650 with a different stand. So assuming they are similar here’s a quick comparison to Dell U2518D: The LG 27UK650 is better than the Dell U2518D. It is larger, has better resolution, lower input lag and supports FreeSync. These are some nice goodies to have and considering that you plan to build a PC, it would be worth to get the LG.
Thank you for contacting us. Both the SK8000 and the SK9000 are worthy upgrades. Both are brighter, can display 4k content better, can handle motion better (smaller blur trail, crisper image) and offer local dimming. However, the SK9000 is better than the SK8000 and can get a lot brighter. So unless you have a really dim room, the SK9000 will look better. But even in the case of a dim room, the SK9000 will display better blacks due to the better local dimming. So if LG IPS panel is what you are looking for, the SK9000 is the way to go, if you can afford it
Thank you for contacting us. If your viewing distance allows for a larger screen (check here), go for it. Even though it might feel large at the beginning, you will soon be happy with your choice.
Quick comparison: The 49’‘ Sony X900F (there is no 50’‘ model available) can get brighter and has better reflection handling that matters if you have many light sources. The Vizio has lower input lag and better dark room performance thanks to the better local dimming. Finally, some people dislike the 720p upscaling of the Vizio but apart from this being subjective, it only matters if you view a lot of 720p content.
Thank you for contacting us. Q7FN vs Q9FN: The biggest difference is the Full Array Local Dimming that allows the Q9FN to display very deep blacks. This makes a very big difference in a dark room. Q7FN vs NU8000: Reflection handling is better on the Q7FN, but this will not matter in a dark room. Also, HDR performance is better on the Q7FN since it is brighter and has a wider color gamut. Bottom line if you do not care for HDR, go with the NU8000. The picture quality of both the Q7FN and the NU8000 will look inferior to the Q9FN due to the bad local dimming. But the differences in picture quality between the Q7FN and the NU8000 are not so apparent.
Thank you for contacting us. The two TVs should have about the same brightness when set to the same settings. It is not unusual for stores to display the TVs at different settings. The only difference where size might matter is gray uniformity. Usually larger sizes might have more uniformity issues, although uniformity is also panel specific.
Thank you for contacting us. Yes this TV would be a significant upgrade from your 65 inch Vizio M Series 2016 The main reason for the upgrade is the larger screen size, picture brightness, motion handling and the gaming goodies that come along the Q6FN. However, I would suggest that you save some money and go with the Samsung NU8000 which is just as good as the Q6FN and performs only marginally worse in HDR but is packed with the same motion handling, the same gaming goodies, and the same picture brightness.