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Is there a reason the Sony is recommended as the best choice when the Samsung QN82Q8FN has a higher review? 8.4 vs 8.3? I am trying to decide between the Samsung QN82Q8FN and the XBR85X900F so I would love to know why you omitted the QN82Q8FN from the article.

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    Unfortunately at the time that article was written the 82" Q8FN wasn’t yet available and we had no pricing information available, so we didn’t mention in it the article. Now that we have pricing information available, the X900F is still our top recommendation. At regular price the 82" Q8FN is more expensive, but it is smaller than the X900F. The 0.1 overall increase in performance of the Q8FN is not justified by the extra price and smaller screen. We have added the Q8FN to the Notable Mentions section of the recommendation article, note that it may take some time before you see the change. Thanks for bringing this to our attention!

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    Unfortunately at the time that article was written the 82" Q8FN wasn’t yet available and we had no pricing information available, so we didn’t mention in it the article. Now that we have pricing information available, the X900F is still our top recommendation. At regular price the 82" Q8FN is more expensive, but it is smaller than the X900F. The 0.1 overall increase in performance of the Q8FN is not justified by the extra price and smaller screen. We have added the Q8FN to the Notable Mentions section of the recommendation article, note that it may take some time before you see the change. Thanks for bringing this to our attention!

    Hi,

    I am now experiencing the same decision between the 85” Sony X900F and the 82” Samsung Q8FN, however, recently Best Buy in The US has the Samsung cheaper than the Sony by $200. Do you still feel like the .1 in performance is still not worth the smaller screen given the price update? I Appreciate your feedback; thanks in advance.

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    I own both the 75" Q8FN and the 75" X900F. I have to respectfully disagree with the reviewers. Believe me, there is way more than a 0.1 point increase in real world performance of the Q8FN over the X900F. The X900F is a Bloom Monster in a dark room. If you watch anything with captions, expect your viewing experience to be ruined. The blooming on the Q8FN is so subtle that, in most cases, you’ll never notice it. The Q8FN has far better blacks, IMO, because they aren’t ruined by obnoxious highlight blooming, as they are on the X900F.

    The Q8FN has better color reproduction, better contrast, better real world brightness, better operating system (by far), better menu system, better upscaling, better (far brighter and contrastier) HDR performance, better motion control and far better streaming of HDR content. Try watching the Peru in 8K HDR video on YouTube on the X900F and you’ll get motion sickness from all of the frame dropouts (Judder?), then watch it on the Q8FN, where it plays the video back silky smooth. I almost forgot to mention how much better gameplay is on the Q8FN. No comparison, at all. The Sony makes me look like a noob while racing. The Q8FN makes me look like a pro!

    Sorry, there is absolutely no comparison. If you buy the Sony, eventually, you’ll come to regret it. IMO, the Q8FN receives the crown as the best overall value in high-end LED 4K TV’s. It perfectly hits the sweet-spot between price and performance. Regards.

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    Unfortunately at the time that article was written the 82" Q8FN wasn’t yet available and we had no pricing information available, so we didn’t mention in it the article. Now that we have pricing information available, the X900F is still our top recommendation. At regular price the 82" Q8FN is more expensive, but it is smaller than the X900F. The 0.1 overall increase in performance of the Q8FN is not justified by the extra price and smaller screen. We have added the Q8FN to the Notable Mentions section of the recommendation article, note that it may take some time before you see the change. Thanks for bringing this to our attention!

    Hi,

    I am now experiencing the same decision between the 85” Sony X900F and the 82” Samsung Q8FN, however, recently Best Buy in The US has the Samsung cheaper than the Sony by $200. Do you still feel like the .1 in performance is still not worth the smaller screen given the price update? I Appreciate your feedback; thanks in advance.

    If you can get the Q8FN for less, definitely go for it over the X900F.

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    The 82" Samsungs.. All of them, Nu8000, Q6fn, Q8fn all have terrible pixel response time which causes considerable motion blur and ghosting. At this size, the 85x900f is way better. I returned my Q6fn it was so bad. The Q8fn I saw had the same issue and others have also complained. Issue is only on the 82.. If you go with the 75 you’re okay although the Sony does handle motion better still. The blooming on Sony is something you’ll notice however.

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    I own both the 75" Q8FN and the 75" X900F. I have to respectfully disagree with the reviewers. Believe me, there is way more than a 0.1 point increase in real world performance of the Q8FN over the X900F. The X900F is a Bloom Monster in a dark room. If you watch anything with captions, expect your viewing experience to be ruined. The blooming on the Q8FN is so subtle that, in most cases, you’ll never notice it. The Q8FN has far better blacks, IMO, because they aren’t ruined by obnoxious highlight blooming, as they are on the X900F.

    The Q8FN has better color reproduction, better contrast, better real world brightness, better operating system (by far), better menu system, better upscaling, better (far brighter and contrastier) HDR performance, better motion control and far better streaming of HDR content. Try watching the Peru in 8K HDR video on YouTube on the X900F and you’ll get motion sickness from all of the frame dropouts (Judder?), then watch it on the Q8FN, where it plays the video back silky smooth. I almost forgot to mention how much better gameplay is on the Q8FN. No comparison, at all. The Sony makes me look like a noob while racing. The Q8FN makes me look like a pro!

    Sorry, there is absolutely no comparison. If you buy the Sony, eventually, you’ll come to regret it. IMO, the Q8FN receives the crown as the best overall value in high-end LED 4K TV’s. It perfectly hits the sweet-spot between price and performance. Regards.

    Thanks for sharing your experience with us. For the most part, we agree with you, and this highlights some limitations with our current testing methodology. We’ve taken note of your points, and we will take these under consideration when we update the test methodology. Please let us know if you have any further comments, or suggestions on how we can improve.

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