Rodrigo on Amazon
6 years ago
09/12/2016, 05:17 AM
Phenomenal Picture Quality
First of all, I watch movies and sports. I don't watch cable shows and I don't play games on my Sony. With that disclaimer, let's begin.
This poor TV. It's like the redheaded stepchild of tvs. Bendgate and whistling noises with HDR. It's had it's share of problems. I was fortunate enough to only have to return one because of severe light bleed in the bottom left hand corner during widescreen movies. The second one was phenomenal. If you watch cable television almost exclusively, it's the best sixty-five inch on the market for the price point. Period. It handles motion better than Samsungs. Better color saturation and brightness than OLEDs. Black levels are so close to OLED that it's difficult for me to tell the difference. After customization, you can make the blacks pretty inky. For the price to performance of the black levels, I don't really care. I"m happy. If black levels are your thing, then look at OLEDs or the Sony Z9D. I will say the local dimming on this set is what absolutely floored me the first time I viewed it. I had never seen another television perform local dimming so well with such great color saturation and brightness. However, that's just me. You, more than likely, might be looking for something else in your living room.
The TV has several different viewing modes to choose from: standard, custom, cinema pro, cinema home and many others. The ones I listed are the only viewing modes I consider useful. The others are just programmed bloat. Cinema home and cinema pro are great for night viewing with some bias lighting. I have standard and custom set up for daytime viewing since I have many windows in my living room. The speakers are surprisingly good considering the direction the industry is going (relying on external sound components). I watch blu-rays and the upscaling is great, but I don't have anything else to compare. HDR is amazing too. The only problem is there isn't a lot of HDR material out right now. Hopefully, it will materialize in the future.
As far as design, it's extraordinarily beautiful. It's less than an inch in thickness around the edge except for the lower back portion of the set. The lower back section bulges out to an astounding inch. It has an external rectangular power supply to achieve the design concept.
I love the 930D so it will receive five stars. There are no perfect tvs. There's always room for improvement. One thing that bothers me is the USB bias lighting and the USB ports. Typically, the bias lighting plugged into a port should turn off when the set is turned off. However, the USB ports turn on and off while the actual tv set is off thereby turning on the bias lighting randomly. I have yet to figure out this issue. I can live with it for now. There's also minor light bleed and clouding on the screen while it's not actively displaying anything. It doesn't affect the picture while actually watching a movie. It's not a perfect tv set, but it's as close to perfect as it can be. Thank you Sony for making movies fun again.