Well the ZD9 is almost twice the price of the DX902 and it certainly isn't twice as good. Right now the DX902 isn't just a fantastic TV but also amazing value.I'm really in a quandary here. Just can't make my mind up between the 902 or the ZD9. Don't watch a lot of normal TV but do watch a lot of films and do a fair bit of gaming. I'd love someone to tell me if the Sony is worth an extra grand or not compared to the 902. I have a Panny 65VT50 at the moment and a KRP 500a in the bedroom. Can anyone sway my decision either way?
Problem for me withe Pansonic is threefold that reviewers don't mention, 1. inconvenient feet, require very large shelf, 2. I would not buy a TV that contains a fan, 3 . Screen panel very reflective.
I certainly addressed the first two in my full review and I didn't find the screen to be overly reflective but then in my lounge that is rarely an issue. As far as the feet go I completely agree but you can buy a stand with a much smaller footprint that uses the VESA mounts for about £40 on Amazon and fix that problem. As for the fans, I never found them to be a issue in all the time that I had the 58 and 65" DX902s, in fact I only ever heard them with the sound off and my head right by the TV.Problem for me withe Pansonic is threefold that reviewers don't mention, 1. inconvenient feet, require very large shelf, 2. I would not buy a TV that contains a fan, 3 . Screen panel very reflective.
Well the ZD9 is almost twice the price of the DX902 and it certainly isn't twice as good. Right now the DX902 isn't just a fantastic TV but also amazing value.
Thanks Steve. I'm going to go for the 902 simply because it has four full fat 2.0 hdmi's and the Sony has two. With having the xbone and the ps4 and also the Oppo UHD player I will be buying I will need them so that's made my mind up for me.
This close to CES, I'd definitely wait to see what gets announced in a few weeks time. The 2016 OLEDs were superb and I expect the next generation to be brighter and hopefully more manufacturers will get involved in the OLED market.I would like to ask THE question but don't want it to turn into a OLED Vs LED debate. Yeah I know it will do . I have the 2015 Sammy JS9000 and it done a good job on the HDR front and a good all rounder . The idea was to keep it until OLED sorted out the issues on early displays and jump in as I came from a plasma background and prefer the picture it produced at the time .
So simple question whilst watching UHDs do the 2016 LEDs or more so FALD have a higher overall impact on UHD HDR viewing over OLED due to the higher peak brightness they can go ?
Aside from the curved screen, the KS9000 and KS8000 are identical.Is there really much of a difference between the Samsung KS9000 and KS8000 at the 65" size? I was planning on choosing between one of those and the LG C6 OLED. The LG is curved, but otherwise does anyone know of reasons to go with one over the other?
In the UK the KS9000 is curved and the KS8000 is flat, I'm not really in a position to comment on US models as I haven't seen them. The LG OLEDs are superb for Blu-rays and streaming but for gaming the Samsung's are king with a 21ms lag.Steve,
Neither Samsung has the curved screen. The 9500 and 8500 are curved. From what I can tell, the only difference between the KS9000 and 8000 model is the 9000 has a 60w speaker and the 8000 has a 40w. Would you agree? How do you think the LG model OLED stacks up for watching blu rays, streaming Netflix, and PS4 gaming?
I did completely forget about that! So I guess my question should have been, is there a tangible difference between the KS8000 and KS7000 (UK models). I'm not looking to get a curved Samsung. I've read if you're going to get curved, the LG is the way to go because you have a wider viewing angle compared to the Samsungs.Be careful with the silly Samsung model differences.
US - UK
KS9800 = KS9500 Both Curved
KS9500 = KS9000 Both Curved
KS9000 = KS8000 Both Flat
KS8500 = KS7500 Both Curved
KS8000 = KS7000 Both Flat
This 2016 review is another one that separates LED and OLED into two separate articles, probably so that you stay awake at night wondering which you should buy...Surprised not to see the E6 on the list especially at its current price. Personally I think it out performs the DX902 which imo is the best of the LED sets.