Originally Posted by isingh
So I am researching for a TV to buy in next month or so. I am kind of stuck Sony 75Z9D ( hard to find at good price) , 75Z9F or Samsung 75Q9FN. Did anyone consider these other two options before selecting Z9F? What were the reasons for your decision ?
In short. ZD9 is best for critical movie watching in all other areas the ZF9 is best, especially for Gaming/PC-Monitor and Sports. Q9FN is in my opinion inferior and unsatisfactory in many important but hard catch ways until you use it critically for a bit, but it's quite okay for a low price.
ZF9 wins against Q9FN when it comes to Gaming and as Monitor:
+ Gaming, low input of lag 22ms vs ZD9 of 27ms in 4K and 40ms ish in all other resolutions. Q9FN is equally good in this regard.
+ Up scaling is very good in Cinema mode and uses an alternate but very Sharp one for PC/Game mode. Best I've seen, and I've owned both Q9FN and Q900.
+ Does true sRGB at Chroma 4:4:4, some thing Samsung can't do at all.
+ Motion is very good on ZF9, Both the interpolation for Cinema but also the backlight strobing is better. With Q9FN you get double images when panning background in games or double mouse cursors in windows due to poor backlight implementation of 120hz outside of movie mode.
ZF9 again wins against ZD9 when it comes to critical gaming due to lower input lag and has great HDR performance with the cleanest and most uniform VA panel I've seen but will lose out against ZD9 when it comes to watching movies straight on and handling on blooming, in SRD it's not a big issue but in HDR you can def see blooming in letter box movies. Q9FN does fare much better in blooming vs ZF9 and is probably okay vs ZD9 ut Samsungs dimming algorithm unnecessarily overly dims regions in side content compared to ZF9 and vingeting edges and letterboxes. Q9FN image is not accurate but can be pretty.
Edit: The reason I went with ZF9 after trying out Q9FN is mostly due to Sony offering a more accurate picture in ALL regards:
+ low input lag
+ very natural and accurate colors (sRGB and accurate saturation, not like Q9FN default over saturation)
+ dimming (no black crushing small dark regions)
+ much sharper scaling (sharper)
+ gradient and noise handling, you can set the amount of noise and banding reduction individually on Sony, Samsung bakes these together and doesn't handle either noise of banding artifacts as well as Sony does.
+ Q9FN has smearing of details in motion in very dark regions. ZF9 is excellent.
+ motion (industry leader in interpolation)
+ backlight flicker (no double images), viewing angles (no off angle raised gamma of dark regions)
+ panel uniformity (Q9 has banding issues).