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  1. My most concise comparison can be found here: Samsung Q6FN vs Sony X900F

    My personal choice would be the Samsung Q6FN for the more personalized smart features and stellar picture, but when considering price, I’d recon the X900F is a better option for the money.

  2. Updated.
    Thank you for your help.

  3. The Samsung M5300 does not come with HDMI cables.

  4. Check out the Sony X900F vs Samsung Q6F to start. Some differences might make an impact on what you decide to purchase. Besides that if you’re concerned with prices, check the following links to set up price tracking for the sizes you’re interested in. Once the price drops I’ll send you an email. This way you can save yourself some time and worry. Sony X900F Price Tracking and Samsung Q6F Price Tracking

    But, some general advice I can offer for general TV use for sports and TV shows is as follows:
    You want a smart TV that can handle reflections well as some television use is during the day. This works for all types of usage.
    For TV shows specifically you will want a decent peak brightness, a good viewing angle generally, and good input upscaling as some TV shows are sourced at a lower resolution than the TV you watch them on.
    Now the same can be said for sports, but furthermore you will want a quick response time so the action maintains a smooth appearance without screen tears or eye-tracking.

    With that in mind and factoring cost into play, I’d probably go with the Samsung Q6F. It’s a bit cheaper and performs close enough for your types of usage.

  5. I’d choose the Samsung NU8000. For a quick comparison you can follow this link here: Samsung NU8000 vs LG SK8000

    If one of your concerns is the picture looking a bit too dark then the Samsung NU8000 is a better choice as it does have a better contrast ratio. This also helps the dark room and bright room viewing scenarios as well. Though as far as TV shows, and sports the LG SK8000 and NU8000 perform almost the same, but when it comes to movies the NU8000 is a better option due to its peak brightness and color gamut. You didn’t mention price, but even with that factored in I would choose the NU8000 over the LG SK8000 unless you’re specifically only wanting to watch TV shows and sports.

  6. You’re very welcome!
    Aside from the big price difference (Q6F being the cheaper option) the easiest way to tell them apart is a quick overview I’ve put together that you can find here: Samsung Q6FN vs Q6F

    The input lag, response time, and contrast ratio are the biggest differences, but if you’re tore between these two smart TVs I do not think the differences warrant the price tag of the Q6FN. The Samsung Q6F would be my choice.

  7. That is a good question!
    I’ve been incredibly busy with family issues and website management as of late, but do plan to review the 2018 Q6FN by the end of the week.

    Thank you for your time and have a good day.

  8. The following link has a quick overview of some 40 inch smart TVs compared to one another that might help narrow it down a bit. TV Comparisons

    If you’re undecided on the NU7100, I would instead recommend the MU6300 that is also from Samsung. It offers similar smart features and a very good picture overall. The MU6400 doesn’t quite offer that much more over any other smart TV to warrant a purchase.

    Thanks again for your time and I hope you have a good day.

  9. There are two different recommendations that I have for you.

    The NU8000 and Q6F are a toss up if you are comfortable with a 55 inch smart TV. Their price is that of the 49″ XBR49X900E from Sony which is quite a good deal.
    On the other hand, if you’re interested in a 49 inch televisions, the Sony X900E is your best choice.

    At the time of this recommendation the prices and sizes available are the biggest factors when coming to the conclusion above. Also, for a quick overview of the Sony X900E, Samsung Q6F and Samsung NU8000 follow this link

  10. I apologize for the confusion, but I do mention that there is FALD (full-array local dimming) in my TCL R617 review.
    The main problem with the R617 and its local dimming is the blooming that happens around any kind of movement on the screen. Granted it’s not poor, but it is not an improvement over last year either which is why I mentioned it could be better though overlooked. You can find that here

    As far as the refresh rate, that too I mention above under my Motion Handling section. Both sizes have 60 Hz refresh rates (technically). The issue came when I was preparing the review and mistakenly transposed a real refresh rate (60 Hz) for the CMI refresh rate (120 Hz). For this I am sorry and my R617 TV review since has been updated to reflect this more accurately.

    Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion and I hope you have a good rest of your day.

  11. That’s an insanely low price.
    I would buy it for such a low cost.

  12. I believe the Sony X900F is a serious upgrade 100%.
    Without worrying about money that should be the choice of smart TV for most general uses in my honest opinion. There is no risk of permanent burn-in like with an OLED TV. Not to mention it comes with all the bells and whistles you need to watch any kind of content without worry.

  13. Personally I do not believe the raw cost of the Sony A1E is worth it over the Sony X940E if you’re trying to save money. You’re getting similar picture without a risk of burn-in that the OLED TVs come with even with how rare it debatably is. On the other hand if money is not a coocern, then the Sony A1E is a solid choice granted you take care of it to prevent burn-in over time. Below are some key differences for the two smart TVs. I hope you find something to fit your needs! I also hope you have a a good day.

    Smart TV A1E X940E
    Panel Type LED OLED
    SDR Peak Brightness 8.8 7.2
    Viewing Angle ~68° ~26°
    Permanent Burn-In Risk Yes, but rare. No.
    Response Time ~0.7 ms ~30 ms
  14. I apologize I no longer have this model available for testing, but I believe both sizes have 10-bit support. This is also mentioned on Samsung’s support page for the Q6F.

  15. I agree completely with your opinion on the Q9FN. I also mention that the brightness also helps fight the glare on a sunny day under the contrast ratio metric.
    Thank you for your input.

  16. Below are the settings I recommend to use.
    Perhaps ‘Digital Clean View’ may need to be on in case the content isn’t truly being captured in HD and is instead being upscaled. This is because ‘Digital Clean View’ is for lower resolution content. This might be of some help.


    Setting Value Notes
    Picture Mode Movie Most realistic look.
    Backlight ~7 Least effect on picture quality.
    Brightness ~50
    Contrast ~95
    Sharpness 0-5 Prevent oversharpening as with most smart TVs.
    Tint (G/R) Default Least effect on picture quality.
    Digital Clean View Off Not needed except for lower resolution content.
    Auto Motion Plus Off Not needed unless you prefer a smoothed picture. Picture looks darker when enabled as well.
    Local Dimming Low Lowest possible otherwise I would turn it off.
    Color Tone Warm2 Seemed to be the most realistic.
    Gamma BT.1886 > 1 Seemed to be the most realistic.
    RBG Only Mode Off Not needed.
    Color Space Settings Custom For best modification, but ‘Auto’ works great as well.

    Calibration Settings

  17. I’m glad you feel the same way I do about the Q6F.

    As of right now there doesn’t seem to be any options that allow you to further control the menu when using the Q6F as a PC monitor. I’d instead recommend that you adjust those settings through your computer some how.

    Unfortunately that’s often a drawback to the menus when using smart TV as a monitor.

    Let me know if you have any more questions. I’ll look for more possible options right now.

  18. Do you have the 49 or 55 inch Q6F?

  19. Oh goodness thank you for the help!
    I’ll get that updated shortly.

  20. I can see how what I said can be misleading, but some things I took into consideration at the time were the uses that Mike had in mind along with the prices of the smart TVs at the time.
    I try to be objective, but also give some of my personal spin and thought on TVs.

    My personal opinion is that the Sony X900E is a better television even though on paper it doesn’t have the same far reaching color gamut or sleek design. So when Mike asks for a recommendation and mentioned that “It will be used for 50% TV, 25% movies, and 25% gaming giver or take” I knew I had to be honest about how they will actually perform because my preferences aren’t always your preferences.

    So, this has lead to a confusing perspective that I’m sorry for. In essence I have the actual review to stay objective, but if you ask my opinion I’ll give you it as best I can even if it doesn’t match the paper performance. In this case I’ve bounced back and forth which I am also sorry for. Here’s is a quick link to compare the smart TVs: Samsung Q6F vs Sony X900E

    At the time of this review the 55 inch Q6F is around ~1097 dollars while the 55 inch Sony X900E is on sale for ~998 dollars. With this in mind and the competitive features of both smart TVs I’d recommend the Sony X900E. This is because you’ll be saving money and (if interested) can purchase a soundbar. The Q6F is about ~100 dollars more expensive than the cheapest it’s ever been, so it really isn’t worth investing into since you won’t be the saving money you could have. On the flip-side if the X900E rises back to ~1200 dollars like it did back in Feburary, then I’d recommend the Q6F.

    Again, I apologize for the confusing perspective, but I hope I’ve help to help narrow down your options to one smart TV. If you have any more question, ask away and I hope you have a good day.

  21. I am with you 100%!
    The changes are so crazy and I’m happy you’re apart of the 4K club now!!

  22. Not the best to be honest when looking at critically small differences, but nonetheless the Sony X900E is quite good under this metric. Below is a small table to show the differences.

    Samsung Q6F ~230 cd/m2
    Sony X900E ~480 cd/m2
  23. The LG SJ8500 is a solid choice, but lacks in some smaller departments and one major one that might be bothersome.
    I didn’t find the SJ8500 to fight reflections very well. This can be annoying if your windows are open on a sunny day. Additionally, the screen uniformity normally isn’t an issue, but with the SJ8500 it is a little noticeable with all white scenes. The picture can look a little washed out.
    Finally, the contrast ratio is much below average. This prevents a good dark room viewing experience and prevents things from looking very distinct in the picture. Often times this is a deal breaker.

    On the other hand, neither smart TVs have excellent built in sound. So if you can overlook these issues, the sound bar is a solid option and I would take it. Also, for a small overview, below are the two TVs compared to one another.
    Samsung Q6F vs LG SJ8500

    Amazon also has options with a soundbar. I recommend you’d check those out for potential savings as well.
    Have yourself a good day!

  24. I’d rank it dead even with the X900E but it’s not known to be as reliable from my experience. Strictly performance wise it’s a solid choice though.

    I hope you enjoy your purchase and you move forward issue free!

  25. Hello neighbor!
    Hmmm it’s tough to say as I am not truly familiar with Canadian differences with smart TVs, but I’ll do my best to give advice.
    At 49 inches the Sony X900E is a much better choice. This is because of the difference you mentioned in the refresh rate. Which the Q6F has only 60 Hz while the X900E has 120 Hz.

    Though, when speaking about 55 inches it becomes even tougher because the TVs are similarly priced at the time of me writing this comment. They’re both just under 1000 dollars and feature similar features. The right choice here comes down to your preference in smart features and if you’re an avid sports watcher or not. If yes, then I’d recommend the Sony X900E as it personally looked better, but if no, then I’d recommend the Samsung Q6F for its slicker interface.

    Thank you for your time and here is a link to the two TVs compared to one another: Sony X900E vs Samsung Q6F

  26. It realy depends on the size you’re most interested in.
    At 49 inches the below would be the best options in my opinion:

    1. Sony X900E
    2. Samsung MU8000
    3. Samsung Q6F

    On the other hand, if you’re interested in a 55 inch version, it is a bit different as below:

    1. Samsung Q6F
    2. Sony X900E
    3. Samsung MU8000

    The saved money for a sound bar is quite a huge advantage by the way. Sound adds a truly deep level of immersion to a viewing experience. In fact, that is the next section I am working on right now.
    Thank you again for your time!

  27. It ultimately depends on the size. I normally wouldn’t recommend the MU7000 over either of the TVs unless you’re interested in a 49″ version. Then its a toss up between the MU7000 and MU8000. Whichever you think looks better to you, though the MU8000 is a slightly better smart TV.
    So it should goes as the following (in my opinion):
    49″: MU8000
    55″: Q6F
    55″ and up: MU8000

    Below is a link to all 3 Tvs compared to each other to help a bit.
    TV Comparisons

  28. I don’t think you’re doing anything wrong by calibrating the Q6F the way you have.
    Usually most calibrations are setup in a way that produces a picture closest to the way it was recorded.
    On the other hand if you prefer to have the picture modified a bit, or brighter than normal, that is perfectly fine.

  29. I apologize I don’t have the true peak brightness off hand right now for the Q6F, but I’ve put my guess below off the top of my head.

    Samsung KS8000 ~500 cd/m2
    Samsung Q6F ~230 cd/m2
  30. I apologize that you’re experiencing these issues especially at the cost of picture quality.

    I would recommend looking into the price histories of each model that I have listed under their “Lowest Prices” section.

    Most certainly the OLED LG models are going to be an amazing experience with wonderful colors and motion handling, but come at a cost usually that just isn’t worth it. Perhaps look into the LG B6 or C6.
    On the other hand the Sony X900E is quite a well recommended smart TV with its most common complaint being the user interface that you mentioned.
    Finally the Q7F is another solid option that is similar to the Q6F with more ehnancements all-around. I’d mention the Q8C, but that is a curved TV.

    Below is an overview of all smart TVs compared to one another to help a little bit, but if you have to absolutely swap the Q6F for another TV, my recommendations would be either the Sony X900E or TCL P607.
    TV Comparisons

  31. The difference are small and that’s where the Samsung Q6F takes the cake by a small margin.
    The color gamut being one of the differences which happens to help with a more deeply saturated picture when watching different types of content.
    Another small difference was it’s chroma subsampling over the Samsung MU8000. This just helps to bring a better picture out in the TV when it is being used as PC monitor.

    Besides that the TVs are cloesly related. That is except for the 49″ version of the Q6F. It only has a refresh rate of 60 Hz while the 55 inch has a 120 Hz refresh rate.
    So if you’re wanting a 49″ smart TV I’d recommend the MU8000, but if you’re looking for a 55 inch TV, I’d recommend the Q6F. Another key thing to look at as well, are the price histories of each model. I have that listed on each page under Lowest Prices

    Also, below is a link to an overview of both smart TVs compared to one another.
    Samsung Q6F vs Samsung Mu8000

  32. The 49″ version of the Q6F is 60 Hz refresh rate and the 55″ version is 120 Hz refresh rate.
    The Q6F and MU8000 are closely related TVs that come with their own advantages. Though, overall if you’re wanting a 49 inch, I’d personally go with the MU8000. If you were asking for a 55 inch I’d tell you to go with the Q6F.
    Below is a link that gives an overview of the two smart TVs compared to one another.
    Samsung Q6F vs Samsung MU8000

  33. I think the Q6F has a similar sound quality to other smart TVs with built in speakers. Though, the Q6F just seems to handle things just a bit better than most others. I’m willing to bet that it’s no different on paper, but there’s certainly something about it that just seems better.

    What do you like about it? I personally like the treble, but that’s just my opinion.

  34. Yes that is a difference between the two.

    I’ve mentioned this in other comments, but I used the QN55Q6F for my review.

    Most of everything seems to match well except for slight difference in the control over motion.

    Please let me know if you notice anything else different and I’ll update my Q6F review.

  35. Sony X900E vs Samsung KS8000

    Above is a quick overview of both smart TVs.

    I believe the KS8000 has slightly better upscaling if lower resolutions content.

  36. That is indeed great advice that I overlooked.

    Thank you very much for helping.

  37. You hit everything right on the head of the nail when comparing the X900E vs the Q6F. In my experience it’s not always the numbers on paper that make the better smart TV. It often is how well it looks to you and in this case I believe this is making a big impact. Though, I did not have any issues adjusting the brightness to my preferred liking.

    Yes, the colors are fabulous while the input lag it technically better, but if you’re constantly drawn out of an immersive experience then that is a deal breaker in my opinion.

    I don’t want to get too wild with recommendations because in the end it is not my money, but I believe the full array local dimming of the Sony X900E should make a difference. Let alone that it has a better native contrast ratio. Though, overall there is a chance that it also may not fix the issue. If you’d prefer to take another jab at the settings, below is my preferred calibration settings without a serious adjustment to the white balance.


    Setting Value Notes
    Picture Mode Movie Most realistic look.
    Backlight ~7 Least effect on picture quality.
    Brightness ~50
    Contrast ~95
    Sharpness 0-5 Prevent oversharpening as with most smart TVs.
    Tint (G/R) Default Least effect on picture quality.
    Digital Clean View Off Not needed except for lower resolution content.
    Auto Motion Plus Off Not needed unless you prefer a smoothed picture. Picture looks darker when enabled as well.
    Local Dimming Low Lowest possible otherwise I would turn it off.
    Color Tone Warm2 Seemed to be the most realistic.
    Gamma BT.1886 > 1 Seemed to be the most realistic.
    RBG Only Mode Off Not needed.
    Color Space Settings Custom For best modification, but ‘Auto’ works great as well.

    Calibration Settings

  38. My best advice since I cannot diagnose the issue over the internet is two things:

    1) Perhaps the video game is meant to be seen in a darker setting that prevents you from seeing everything. Many people over brighten their TV to combat this and some video games are just plain dark. Have you tried this with other video games that are normally bright?

    2) Consult the manual which you can find here: Samsung Q6F Manaual
    If I were you I’d address every setting possible to potentially spot a defect with the television. Otherwise this should fix the issue.

    I hope you have a good day and please let me know if your issues persists

  39. I apologize for a misunderstanding on my end.

    In my review I used a 55 inch and mentioned that in other comments. I incorrectly assumed you were looking into a 55 inch version of the QLED. I should have paid more attention.

    In this specific case I would recommend the 49” Sony X900E without a doubt.

    The 200 dollars now is a much better option than another 900 dollars on a different smart TV later down the road.

    Now, while the Q6F has similar features to other UHD models such as the MU8000 also remember that the Q6F has access to Quantum Dot technology that the others don’t. I believe the Q6F serves to bridge the gap between Samsung’s normal LED smart TVs and their newer QLED TVs without giving you everything in one television. That’s what the Q7F and Q9F are for.

    So you can still expect a great picture with well saturdated colors from the Q6F, just with not the full line of features the bigger more expensive QLEDs offer.
    Below you can click the button below for a visual explaining how I feel the Q6F bridges the gap between PUHD and QLED TVs.


    2017 Samsung Features

  40. I’m glad to help you with making a good decision on buying a new smart TV.

    I do hope you enjoy the picture on the Q6F. It can get quite bright so make sure to adjust brightness to your liking as you first set it up.

    Thanks again, and have a great day!

  41. Samsung Q6F vs LG SJ8500

    Above is a quick overview of the two smart TVs.

    I certainly think you’ll be better off with the Samsung Q6F.

    The picture value is much better due to the contrast ratio and color gamut.
    Not the mention the better handle of motion thanks to the response time and 120 Hz refresh rate of the QN55Q6F.

    Let me know if you have any other question and have a good day.

  42. I apologize for misleading information on the chroma subsampling support on the Q6F. 1080p @ 120 Hz did not work for me.

    As for the upscaling, I didn’t find anything of note that other smart TVs don’t struggle with. Such as a dodging image or a blocky picture over an internet connection.

    The Q6F was able to maintain its input lag as well. This remains true unless you enable the motion interpolation settings. Then it shoots over ~70 me.

  43. I can’t speak as an authority on why Samsung chose to name the Q6F a special edition.

    In my honest opinion, it seems to be a marketing decision they made as the Q6F seems to be apart of their 2017 lineup like any other smart TV they released.

    One thing you can tell differently is the list of features on Samsung’s website. The Q6F looks more like a UHD model than a QLED on paper with the exception of access to the Quantum Dot technology.

    I apologize for any confusion.

  44. There is some contention online about whether or not the 49-Inch size supports 10-bit or not, but the Q6F certainly does.
    Now whether or not the performance is worth the cost is another story. Both 49″ and 55″ support 10-bit. I’ll retest the extra 55 inch I have and see what differences I can locate, if any.

  45. I appreciate the kind words. Below are the settings I used without a serious modification to the white balance as that is always different for everyone even if it’s the same television and size I find. These settings should also work for most Samsung smart TVs including the Q7F.


    Setting Value Notes
    Picture Mode Movie Most realistic look.
    Backlight ~7 Least effect on picture quality.
    Brightness ~50
    Contrast ~95
    Sharpness 0-5 Prevent oversharpening as with most smart TVs.
    Tint (G/R) Default Least effect on picture quality.
    Digital Clean View Off Not needed except for lower resolution content.
    Auto Motion Plus Off Not needed unless you prefer a smoothed picture.
    Local Dimming Low Lowest possible otherwise I would turn it off.
    Color Tone Warm2 Seemed to be the most realistic.
    Gamma BT.1886 > 1 Seemed to be the most realistic.
    RBG Only Mode Off Not needed.
    Color Space Settings Custom For best modification, but ‘Auto’ works great as well.

    Calibration Settings

    If you have any more questions be sure to let me know. Thanks again!

  46. Samsung MU8000 vs Samsung Q6F

    Above is a quick overview of both smart TVs compared to one another. There’s also price history inside of each separate article.

    Now, let’s see what the main differences are. The main three are their contrast ratios, response times and 10-bit support which the Samsung MU8000 pulls ahead in all categories.

    So in most situations the MU8000 is a better TV when talking about the same size, but during the time I’m replying to your comment, the Q6F is around 100 dollars cheaper.

    So unless the slightly better performance of the MU8000 is worth 100 dollars to you I’d recommend that you purchase the Q6F.

  47. My best guess would be on the applications themselves on the Q6F.

    Make sure they support the resolutions you’re shooting for. Once you’ve done that ensure that you’ve adjusted the ‘Auto Motion Plus’ settings to ‘Custom’.

    This alone enable to 24p playback features. You can move the sliders if you like, but that further enables motion interpolation.

    By doing this on the Q6F you should be good to go. If this doesn’t help I would recommend buying a long enternet cable to make sure the internet isn’t an issue.

    I’m sorry you’re experiencing these issues and let me know if you have any more problems.

  48. Thank you for the kind words.
    You can check out my Samsung MU8000 versus Samsung Q6F article here for a quick overview of both smart TVs.

    The biggest things to look at are the contrast ratio, which I’ve found the MU8000 to win by a smaller margin, but it wins nonetheless.
    They have similar color gamuts, so I’d call it a tie for both the Q6F and MU8000.
    Also, both smart TVs offer a good input lag, but the MU8000 also comes ahead here.
    Then finally the smart features are almost identical on both televisions.

    With all that said, the Samsung MU8000 comes ahead and for a better price in the end. So whatever you might be paying, the MU8000 would be my choice.

    P.S. If you decide on the Samsung Q6F, note that the 49″ (QN49Q6FAMFXZA) model does not has a true 10-Bit display.

  49. You are correct! Thank you more helping me realize I forgot to mention that difference. I used a 55 inch for my Samsung MU8000 TV review.

    Size Model Refresh Rate
    49″ UN49MU8000 60hz
    55″ UN55MU8000 120hz
    65″ UN65MU8000 120hz
    75″ UN75MU8000 120hz

    Also, thanks for the kind words. I’ve recently just got into the swing of things and am looking for all the help I can find. Let me know if you have any other questions.

  50. You’re more than welcome!

  51. Though, a big step has already been overcome which is the price. Since you have both, when worried about video games, the main things you need to worry about are the Input Upscaling for low to high resolution games, the Response Time to prevent fast paced content from tearing or eye tracking, and finally the Input Lag so when you tell the game what to do it will do it in a timely fashion.

    So the Input Upscaling of both smart TVs is actually tied. They both do it well and avoid content from looking too soft.
    The response times are also close, but the Samsung Q6F comes out a head by just a hair. The Q6F is ~8 ms while the Sony X900E is ~10 ms.
    Finally, the better Input Lag goes to the Q6F as it is around ~20 ms while the X900E is around ~30 ms.

    These are all small differences, but the Samsung Q6F wins in the end. Not to mention the better color gamut for saturated colors, and a better handle on reflection so the sun won’t get in your eye as badly when playing video games.

    If you have any other questions feel free to let me know!

  52. As mentioned in another comment they perform at an incredibly similar rate with the Samsung Q7F barely beating out the Q6F. A quick overview of both smart TVs can be found here.

    The biggest differences which are still quite small, are the viewing angle, contrast ratio, smart features, color gamut, and the price of the Samsung Q7F vs Samsung Q6F. The Q6F wins almost every time because of the lower cost, and similarly performing features.

    Thank you for the support and encouragement! If you have any other questions let me know and have a good day.

  53. The first noticeable differences I see are the price. The Samsung Q7F is the cheapest it’s ever been in terms of price history where as the Q6F is a little bit more expensive. I would wager you might be to maybe wait and snag a deal on the Q6F if you’re lucky, but I wouldn’t hold your breathe either.

    Besides the price of the Samsung Q6F vs Samsung Q7F, a quick overview of them side-by-side can be found here.

    The main things that stick out to me will be the viewing angle, which both suffer from a fairly narrow angle, but the Q7F wins this department by a small margin.
    Next I’d look at the contrast ratio which both smart TVs are tied with. The difference is small and only effects viewing the TV in the dark so the Q6F and Q7F will perform similarly.
    Then, I’d look to their ability to handle motion which is almost identical. All content levels are supported, 24p playback, motion interpolation, and a very low response time from both TVs.
    Finally, I’d look at their smart features which are identical. Both smart TVs will use the same Tizen platform and it performs similarly either way you go.

    The last difference would be the color gamut differences that you mentioned. There is an old saying that it only looks good if it looks good to you, which in this case is most important. At this level of color range coverage I believe the differences to be negligible. I could not tell a difference side-by-side at all.

    So, any day of the week I’d go with the Samsung Q6F TV over the Q7F. The only time I would go with the Q7F if it is cheaper which is almost never.
    Also, thank you for the support! It’s been quite a lot of work so I appreciate the kind words!

  54. For a quick overview regarding the features of the Sony X900E and Samsung Q6F check the following link: Sony X900E vs Samsung Q6F

    I personally believe that the Sony X900E is a better smart TV than the Q6F. It offers the same performance through its ability to handle motion, barely lacks the wide range of colors the Q6F has, and the viewing angle is a much better. The X900E comes loaded with Android TV smart features which are debatably better. These smart features are often more optimized to run more smoothly, there are no built in advertisements, and the Google Play Store has many more video-on-demand applications to be downloaded. Also, note that the Sony X900E comes at a lower cost than the Samsung Q6F.

    These are all reasons why the Sony X900E is the best TV for the money, but if you have extra cash, the Samsung Q6F has some litle things to make it the better TV regardless of price. This is because of its wide color gamut, ability to get much brighter than the X900E, and a very quick response time to handle motion. This is all rather small features, but if you’re not concerned with price, they could make it the ideal smart TV.

  55. There isn’t truthfully a correct answer for a true benefit besides just explaining what the settings do. This is because the settings are only good if you like the changes they make to the picture. The biggest things to look at are the ‘Motion Flow’ settings once you enable the custom option on the Sony X690E. The ‘Smoothness’ option is what truly enables the motion interpolation. This offers a smoothed scene as the name implies, but can introduce artifacts if it becomes too powerful. Also, know as the Soap Opera Effect.

    The second option is the ‘Clearness’ settings. This is what truly controls the black frame insertions that help reduce your eye tracking the motion blur. If made too powerful you’re also likely to maybe see some artifacts as well. This should be invisible once enabled properly, or to your liking.

    When combining both options, you’re going to just get a smoothed image to the naked eye, but if the ‘Clearness; options are working properly, you’re eye is less likely to notice any motion blur while watching fast moving content.

    For example in a movie when there is two people fighting, the ‘Smoothness’ options will make the image smoother, and then when the actors punch, you can focus on the action while not noticing the blur caused by the fast moving scene.

    Below are two articles I wrote on both subjects and their difference and a quick overview of the settings I found best for most viewing situations with the Sony X690E.
    Motion Blur | Motion Interpolation

    Setting Notes
    General > Scene Select More picture control
    ‘Custom’ Picture Mode More picture control
    Brightness > 10/12 Helps with dark room viewing
    Contrast > Max Best look in my opinion
    Black Level > 50/60 Default looks fine
    Color > 50/60 Default looks fine
    Hue > 0 Default looks fine
    Sharpness > 50/60 No real differences in the picture
    Reality Creation > Off I did not like the look the changes it produced
    MotionFlow > Custom This controls motion interpolation and the blck frame insertion. Best for the soap opera effect.
    *Custom > Smoothness This is the true setting for motion interpolation control.
    *Custom > Clearness This control the blck frame insertion options and can reduce motion blur to a certain degree.
  56. I agree under most circumstances, but generally speaking, if you sit more than 10 feet away from your TV, and your display isn’t bigger than 50 inches diagonally, you won’t be able to tell the difference between 720p and 1080p resolutions.

    Resolution TV Size Ideal Viewing Distance
    720p 32 Inch TV ~6.5′ (2m)
    1080p 32 Inch TV ~4.5′ (1.4m)

    That’s why the small sizes of the Sceptre TVs look fairly good with the proper viewing distance, or if a 1080p isn’t small enough to fit the type of desired use some one is looking for. Such as use with an RV or a kitchen counter top. Though the point still stands that you need to be further away to make 720p resolutions worth it compared to 1080p resolution TVs. 

    Thank you for the feedback. I’ll take it into consideration for future TV reviews!

  57. I always believed in finding the silver lining in everything! Even cheap TVs for sale can have some. 

    I honestly never thought of an RV option. That’s a great idea and I’m sure that would help tons of people out!

    I’m glad I could help and I hope you have a good day!

  58. I’m glad I could be of some help!

    You are right that the LG C7 is the newer model, but the key differences are fairly small in the grand scheme of things which is why I recommend the LG B6 over the LG C7. Below are the main differences and for metrics as small as these you just can’t justify the cost of LG C7. If you have any more questions let me know!

    Metric LG B6 LG C7
    Color Gamut 99.00% 97.00%
    24p Playback Partially Supported Fully Supported
    Motion Blur <2 ms <1 ms
    Brightness 601 cd/m2 718 cd/m2
  59. Yeah, I’m a little bummed for you that you didn’t get an equal replacement, but I’m glad I could help share some information!

  60. You’re welcome! i’m glad I could be of help. 

    I would think of your brand loyalty more as your loyalty to the features you’re most interested in and less loyalty to the company. For instance the plasma you mentioned has a good picture, but reflects lots of light. So  a good brand would be one that doesn’t reflect much light. You also mention 4K quality content. So now it’s a 4K TV that doesn’t reflect much light. 

    On the flipside the main differences in brand is the design of the TV. If you’re interested in your TV looking well while it produces a great picture, then now you’re looking for a stylish 4K TV that doesn’t reflect much light. 

    In this case I’d recommend the LG B6 as it fits that criteria the best. 

    So over all it all comes down to your preference. 

  61. You’re more than welcome and I’m glad I could help!

    The biggest difference you will find is a difference in the contrast ratio of the TVs. The Samsung falls a little behind Sony and LG in this case. For instance the Sony X900E comes a little ahead and the LG B6 has an infinite contrast ratio leading the pack. Other than that the Samsung MU8000 has a much better handle on motion and similar smart features. So if your dad loves sports, the Samsung MU8000 is gunna cut the cake the best.

  62. I’m glad I could help you find something will fit your needs. If you have any more questions feel free to let me know! 

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