Torben Rasmussen wrote:I wrote both reviews. I had both TVs for several weeks. I think both reviews are pretty accurate.
Nice touch suggesting we have been bribed by the way. Very constructive way to start a discussion...
Q9 has the edge especially in HDR as it has more zones. The picture quality score reflects this. In terms of UI Sony simply doesn’t match the Q9 at all. WASTLY superior remote, nice connections box with better connections (4x hdmi with 4K hdr support), slim wall mount, much smoother smart tv.
Sony XF90 has better motion, yes, and handles gradients a tad better. Q9 has the upper hand on most other parts.
I really apologize for the comment, it was not my intention to offend you or Flatpanel's professionals.
I follow flatpanels for many years and have always enjoyed the reviews. But after reading so many reviews that seem to change the weighting of the questions when dealing with Samsung equipment, I get the feeling that other brands need to be 1000% perfect to match, this is unfair, in my opinion.
The same goes for Apple, even when their equipment is noticeably inferior, many reviewers place a nonexistent advantage that ultimately disqualifies superior equipment from other brands.
Of course, some of those characteristics are more important to some people than to others, but despite this subjectivity, I believe that things like cadence (without judder and sttutering) and well processed motion smoothness are more important than the control remote friendliness, for example.
Another factor that caught my attention was that although the Q9FN has more zones, it seems to be more glooming than the X900F, as well as the regularity of the screen in 13 sec. of exposure, honestly that's horrible for a high-end TV.
Regarding the OS used in several brands also I think it's more subjective or user usual question. Some prefer Web OS, Tizen or Android, whatever, the important thing is that the system has a glimpse of future use and, especially, the manufacturer continues updating older models, at least for some time, something that neither LG nor Samsung have done. It's a shame and disrespectful to consumers.
So these are just some of the questions that I raise, because in my opinion, it is not justifiable for Q9FN to have such a high rating compared, not only to the X900F, but to other models that you have rated and they had no major problems as judder, sttutering, flicker or flashing lights for poor processing and/or local dimming issues.
As I said, It's just my opinion, but still so, I raise these questions for discussion.
Thanks and Peace!