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Sony KD65XH9005BU or SAMSUNG QE65Q80TATXXU

mike0619

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Looking for a new 65" Sony KD65XH9005BU or SAMSUNG QE65Q80TATXXU ? These seem to be the ones i have in mind can get over £200 off both already discounted prices. Was looking at spending just over £1000. Got bay window so not a really dark room
 

bigboss

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I've recently bought Sony KD75XH9005BU and it's an outstanding TV. The Samsung is £200 dearer and an excellent TV too. If you decide on the Sony, Costco has it cheapest. It only costs £15 for online Costco membership. And Richer Sounds will beat the price by £20 if you ask for price match. So you will get it for just under £1000.

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mike0619

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There is an offer on currys for extra £150 off it and I get 7% through an app in work so £883 looks a bargin for the Sony one 🤣
 
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bigboss

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It's not clear how much warranty are you getting with Curry's. Both Richer Sounds and John Lewis will price match Curry's offer with £150 off and Richer Sounds will beat it by £20. You get 5 years warranty with John Lewis and 6 years with Richer Sounds.
 

Stuart.W.D

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"For most uses, the Samsung Q80T is better than the Sony X900H. The Q80T has a faster response time, lower input lag, and it supports VRR, making it a better option for gaming. The Q80T also gets brighter in HDR content to make highlights pop and its reflection handling is significantly better. However, the X900H has a higher contrast ratio, better local dimming, and although it doesn't have VRR support now, it will come in a future firmware update" Rtings 👇🏻


I'm considering the 55"q90t, Sony 55"XH950 and the Philips 55"OLED805 torn between the three panels! Sometimes it is best to go with the better value set. I'm not sure if better deals will be had between January and March
 

Stuart.W.D

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I've recently bought Sony KD75XH9005BU and it's an outstanding TV. The Samsung is £200 dearer and an excellent TV too. If you decide on the Sony, Costco has it cheapest. It only costs £15 for online Costco membership. And Richer Sounds will beat the price by £20 if you ask for price match. So you will get it for just under £1000.

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BB how do you find the gray uniformity on this panel? Can you detect any (dse) dirty screen effect in sports content. My current set the Sony W905a suffers with mild dse when watching football and cricket. I'm looking to upgrade and curious to see how Sony is dealing with this in 2020 🤔
 

giggsy1977

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"For most uses, the Samsung Q80T is better than the Sony X900H. The Q80T has a faster response time, lower input lag, and it supports VRR, making it a better option for gaming. The Q80T also gets brighter in HDR content to make highlights pop and its reflection handling is significantly better. However, the X900H has a higher contrast ratio, better local dimming, and although it doesn't have VRR support now, it will come in a future firmware update" Rtings 👇🏻


I'm considering the 55"q90t, Sony 55"XH950 and the Philips 55"OLED805 torn between the three panels! Sometimes it is best to go with the better value set. I'm not sure if better deals will be had between January and March
Look out for stutter on 50hz broadcasts as is being reported with 2020 Samsung sets.
 

Stuart.W.D

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@giggsy1977

Hi mate, The stutter on 50hz broadcasts you reported with Samsung 2020 sets yesterday - any work around via firmware update, motion setting etc!

I currently have a 7 year old Sony 9 series TV good in its day with rock solid motion.

Not had a Sammy since my Plasma days, I almost pulled the trigger on the Q90T until I saw your post...
 

giggsy1977

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There's detail about it on other AVForums...current work around seems to be to use game mode but that would likely mean compromising the picture a little despite some tweaking. The Samsung Q80t is perfect for my folks but looking at the Sony 9505 instead now. How Samsung responds is an unknown at this stage.
 
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