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Which TV would you recommend?

Looking to snag a TV before BF. Currently deciding between these models:

Samsung Q6 / Sony X900F or Sony X900F / Samsung Q8

Will be using it mostly for sports and some movies.

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Re: Which TV would you recommend?

Hello popchau,

 

Welcome to our community! We appreciate the time you’ve taken to post to our community. We’d be happy to make a recommendation.

 

We’d recommend choosing a TV with a better processor if you’re going to be using a TV for sports. Common issues with a TV that just has a superior refresh rate it can cause what we call a “soap opera” effect. This means the picture can look more dramatic than it needs to be. Also, take into consideration true refresh rates and stimulated rates as well. Let us know if you have any other questions.

 

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Re: Which TV would you recommend?

Hi Mariah-BBY,

Just to clarify as it's not clear in your post, for the OP, the refresh rate has absolutely nothing to do with the soap opera effect. SOE is a direct result of motion estimation / motion compensation circuitry. You can turn this off on virtually EVERY television set I've ever browsed the menu of, and we are at the point now where even some prominent Hollywood names are asking CEs to make this setting easier to find and "OFF" by default (see recent PSA by Tom Cruise and MI:6 director Chris McQuarrie)

There shouldn't be any processing occuring when ME/MC circuitry is turned off.

OP, this is known by many different names depending on the brand, MotionFlow, Motion Flow Plus, Auto Motion (Plus), Motion Max, Tru Motion, True Motion, Clear Motion, Ultra Smooth Motion, Cinema Motion, DCM Plus, Reel Motion, etc., etc. You get the picture, TURN IT OFF. It causes artifacting and looks horrendous.

It's most commonly an issue with 24fps content, sports is broadcast at either 720p60 (Fox, ABC, CBC) or 1080i60 (NBC, CBS) and the effect may not be as poorly considering the frame information is 2.5x more than a movie, but still...it's an eyesore. Almost as bad as incorrectly stretching the aspect ratio on your TV.

OP - you haven't really suggested what your viewing habits and room environment are, that woudl be essential to making an educated recommendation.
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Re: Which TV would you recommend?

I would go with the Sony.  I have been considering buying tha 900F myself. 

 

My local store has teh Q8 and the the 900F in such positions that I could acutally see both of them while standing in one spot.  Unfortunatly they did not have the same video playing.

 

Both TV's have outstanding pictures.  However, I gave kudo's to the 900F

 

However, Sony has some new TV's that have come out.. I have not seen them yet but they are supposed to be simply stunning. 

 

 

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Re: Which TV would you recommend?

Dobyblue,

 

Thanks for the clarification on the Soap Opera effect! I was hinting towards to the stimulated advertised rates. I appreciate the time you took to break it down for the OP. (It was miss on my end!)

 

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Re: Which TV would you recommend?

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In my opinion the better TV of these TV's is the Sony but that's because I like a brighter picture to take advantage of HDR and the Sony does get brighter. Also the Sony supports the superior version of HDR, it supports Dolby Vision and the Samsung does not. Its always better to have a TV that fully supports all of the major formats and in that case the Samsung does not.

Here is an article comparing both of the TV's. Hopefully this helps, the options you isted are all good tvs so you will be happy with any of them.
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Re: Which TV would you recommend?

What brand is "MI"?

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