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Anyone using the Sony 850E, 900E or 940E?
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Post 1 made on Wednesday January 3, 2018 at 00:11
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Looking at recommending a new 75" to replace an old Panasonic 60" plasma.
Last year I installed a few 930's and a Z9, they had great pic's, especially the Z9!
This client can't afford the Z9, but want to give them the best in their budget. I'm thinking of the 850E, 900E or the 940E, if it's worth the extra money. Does anyone have any thoughts or input?
Post 2 made on Wednesday January 3, 2018 at 04:43
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You didn't say which Panasonic 60" plasma he's trying to replace.
That's a large variance in picture quality, as Panasonic had some cheap POS models that even a Vizio these days could equal now. But they also had some top models that would be hard to beat in picture quality to this day (minus viewing 4K HDR content).

If the Z9 is out of budget, then I would certainly push for one of the 9 series.
The 850 looks OK; but if he had a top-of-the-line Panasonic from the last batch (i.e. TC-P65ZT60), then he might be disappointed. Because that would be a hard one to beat.
Post 3 made on Wednesday January 3, 2018 at 07:49
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On January 3, 2018 at 04:43, Brad Humphrey said...
You didn't say which Panasonic 60" plasma he's trying to replace.
That's a large variance in picture quality, as Panasonic had some cheap POS models that even a Vizio these days could equal now. But they also had some top models that would be hard to beat in picture quality to this day (minus viewing 4K HDR content).

If the Z9 is out of budget, then I would certainly push for one of the 9 series.
The 850 looks OK; but if he had a top-of-the-line Panasonic from the last batch (i.e. TC-P65ZT60), then he might be disappointed. Because that would be a hard one to beat.

^^^ yep. Saved me from typing it all out.
OP | Post 4 made on Wednesday January 3, 2018 at 09:56
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Sorry, I don't know the Panny model. Just from knowing the client it's probably not the higher end model, more mid level.
Post 5 made on Wednesday January 3, 2018 at 14:04
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Then the mid level Sony 850 might be fine for him, for an upgrade to 4K. Which I assume is the reason he's replacing it.

I would check on that Panny model number thou. Don't want to hear "you know, my plasma looked a little better" "can we take this one back and try the next model up?"
Post 6 made on Wednesday January 3, 2018 at 19:08
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I replaced my 60GT50 with a 65X930E this last fall. The Sony is better in every way, and it wasn't close. I would be willing to bet even an 850 would have been better.
Post 7 made on Wednesday January 3, 2018 at 20:55
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The earlier plasma sets were only 1024 wide. We sold the Fujitsu plasma sets and, while they still have many nice aspects (nice scaler and blacks), the picture looks a little coarse by todayís standards.
Post 8 made on Saturday January 6, 2018 at 00:45
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personally, i think the 940 is sick! the 900 is great too but the 940 is awesome! one hell of a price jump tho...new models r coming out shortly...hold off for 2 months
Post 9 made on Sunday January 7, 2018 at 18:16
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On January 6, 2018 at 00:45, pesci said...
personally, i think the 940 is sick! the 900 is great too but the 940 is awesome! one hell of a price jump tho...new models r coming out shortly...hold off for 2 months

Yup but the prices are good. I recently installed a 75Ē 940 and it was easily the best looking large format LCD that Iíve personally experienced. Everyone has their preferences, I personally donít own a single LCD. I certainly can stand the edge lit panels. So I generally only recommend the three that your looking at or the oled.
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Post 10 made on Sunday January 7, 2018 at 19:34
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i think the sonys are dam near close to fujitsu quality....atleast that 940
Post 11 made on Monday January 8, 2018 at 09:05
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On January 7, 2018 at 18:16, InVision Systems said...
Yup but the prices are good. I recently installed a 75Ē 940 and it was easily the best looking large format LCD that Iíve personally experienced. Everyone has their preferences, I personally donít own a single LCD. I certainly can stand the edge lit panels. So I generally only recommend the three that your looking at or the oled.

The 940 is a LED. At least on line specs claim that.
Post 12 made on Monday January 8, 2018 at 21:45
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LED is how the panel is lit. Still an LCD panel as are all the current tvs that aren't oled.
Post 13 made on Tuesday January 9, 2018 at 00:13
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On January 7, 2018 at 18:16, InVision Systems said...
Yup but the prices are good. I recently installed a 75Ē 940 and it was easily the best looking large format LCD that Iíve personally experienced. Everyone has their preferences, I personally donít own a single LCD. I certainly can stand the edge lit panels. So I generally only recommend the three that your looking at or the oled.

850 series is edge lit. thats why I try to stick to the 900's

It is pretty good for an edge light though.
I'm no engineer, but I did stay at a Motel 6 last night!
Post 14 made on Saturday January 13, 2018 at 21:41
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prices are good! just hard sell and hard to explain why the 940 is $1300 more than the 900.....tough to swallow for most people


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