Deal on 4K TV w/Dolby Vision?

coolbreeze2

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I am looking for a great deal on a 4K TV that has Dolby Vision. If anyone comes across one please post a link. Thanks!!!
 

tridot

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Try following a deals site. There will definitely be one on Black Friday
 

tridot

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Just google deals and whatever you’re looking for. There are a million of them out there.
 

coolbreeze2

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Get the LG OLED. You will not be disappointed.
Oh yes I know because I already have one. However, I can't afford another and need another Tv for a different room. The LG OLED has me spoiled and I only will settle for another Dolby Vision 4K. I just located a deal at BB for a Vizio 65 inch that has Dolby Vision for $600 but it does not have Bluetooth! That sux. I'll keeping looking
 

Audit13

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Me too. I got a Hisense Roku 65" for the bedroom. It only has hdr but that's fine with me.
Oh yes I know because I already have one. However, I can't afford another and need another Tv for a different room. The LG OLED has me spoiled and I only will settle for another Dolby Vision 4K. I just located a deal at BB for a Vizio 65 inch that has Dolby Vision for $600 but it does not have Bluetooth! That sux. I'll keeping looking
 

BODYBUILDERPAUL

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Oh yes I know because I already have one. However, I can't afford another and need another Tv for a different room. The LG OLED has me spoiled and I only will settle for another Dolby Vision 4K. I just located a deal at BB for a Vizio 65 inch that has Dolby Vision for $600 but it does not have Bluetooth! That sux. I'll keeping looking
Add the Apple TV 4K and you won't need a TV to have BlueTooth :) AirPlay to ATV PLUS you can Bluetooth AirPods beautifully from the ATV - no sync issues at all :)
I agree with Audit13, the LG OLED is a beautiful investment :)
 

raqball

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I bought my LG last Christmas. I got the 65" because it replaced a 60" LG plasma.
Fantastic TV's... Best on the market.. Mine works great with Apple TV 4K but I had issues trying to figure out how to get the ATV remote to control Sonos volume... TV settings, ATV settings = A mess! LOL
 

coolbreeze2

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Add the Apple TV 4K and you won't need a TV to have BlueTooth :) AirPlay to ATV PLUS you can Bluetooth AirPods beautifully from the ATV - no sync issues at all :)
I agree with Audit13, the LG OLED is a beautiful investment :)
OK that is a good idea! The Apple TV 4k has Bluetooth!
 

Gueeds

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Z9D is $2000 at Best Buy. It’s the best lcd TV ever made. OLEDs don’t get bright enough for DV and have issues with ABL when the screen gets too bright.

It’s a steal at $2,000. OLED level blacks and gets really bright. A Ferrari of tvs. Build quality is top notch. Just look at its original price tag.

I was in the market for a tv, considered all of them. Almost bought a X900F but saw this and bought it no questions asked. Look at actual owners at AVSforum if you need further proof.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony-65-class-led-z9d-series-2160p-smart-4k-uhd-tv-with-hdr/5480900.p?skuId=5480900
 

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There also could be some potential deals on cyber Monday, but I think you’ll be able find a nice tv at a decent price during Black Friday weekend.
 

Fthree

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Z9D is $2000 at Best Buy. It’s the best lcd TV ever made. OLEDs don’t get bright enough for DV and have issues with ABL when the screen gets too bright.

It’s a steal at $2,000. OLED level blacks and gets really bright. A Ferrari of tvs. Build quality is top notch. Just look at its original price tag.

I was in the market for a tv, considered all of them. Almost bought a X900F but saw this and bought it no questions asked. Look at actual owners at AVSforum if you need further proof.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony-65-class-led-z9d-series-2160p-smart-4k-uhd-tv-with-hdr/5480900.p?skuId=5480900
Is the ZD9 better than the X900F? Ive got the 75 inch 900 in the cart at BB for $2800
 

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Gueeds

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Is the ZD9 better than the X900F? Ive got the 75 inch 900 in the cart at BB for $2800
I was in a similar position, I did some research through searches on the X900F vs Z9d on avsforum. Rtings makes it sound like these TVs are trash, but I trust actual owners rather than test patterns which don’t reflect actual usage.

Z9d was the better tv for me. Better black levels, WAY WAY more local dimming zones. Less issues with blooming if you watch movies. Gets brighter than the X900F, which is a plus for DV/HDR. Also looks nicer with cable management with panels that cover the wires. I prefer the stand on this, but if you mount it that won’t matter at all.

Processor is better on X900F, but if you don’t use the TV’s apps it probably won’t matter. X900F hasn’t slightly better motion. Not for sports, more so for retro games or cartoons where pixels have to rapidly change color like from black to white and back again. Some people won’t notice it though.

Input lag for games is about equal.

For the TLDR: Z9d better for nighttime/ lights off/movie watching. X900F better for daytime watching. They can be used in both, but each is a pinch below the other in the opposite category.

Though I usually prefer getting the best and biggest TV I can afford. I couldn’t swing for a 75. The X900F is the next best TV that also has DV. Unfortunately, there isn’t a perfect tv for every scenario. If you want the latest and greatest tv that is equal to the Z9d, that’s the Q9FN. No DV took it off my list immediately.
 
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I was in a similar position, I did some research through searches on the X900F vs Z9d on avsforum. Rtings makes it sound like these TVs are trash, but I trust actual owners rather than test patterns which don’t reflect actual usage.

Z9d was the better tv for me. Better black levels, WAY WAY more local dimming zones. Less issues with blooming if you watch movies. Gets brighter than the X900F, which is a plus for DV/HDR. Also looks nicer with cable management with panels that cover the wires. I prefer the stand on this, but if you mount it that won’t matter at all.

Processor is better on X900F, but if you don’t use the TV’s apps it probably won’t matter. X900F hasn’t slightly better motion. Not for sports, more so for retro games or cartoons where pixels have to rapidly change color like from black to white and back again. Some people won’t notice it though.

Input lag for games is about equal.

For the TLDR: Z9d better for nighttime/ lights off/movie watching. X900F better for daytime watching. They can be used in both, but each is a pinch below the other in the opposite category.

Though I usually prefer getting the best and biggest TV I can afford. I couldn’t swing for a 75. The X900F is the next best TV that also has DV. Unfortunately, there isn’t a perfect tv for every scenario. If you want the latest and greatest tv that is equal to the Z9d, that’s the Q9FN. No DV took it off my list immediately.
Thank you! The q9 is so dang high! Maybe I’ll end up with the x900f
 

HDFan

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It’s a steal at $2,000. OLED level blacks and gets really bright. A Ferrari of tvs. Build quality is top notch. Just look at its original price tag.
There have been a lot of articles in the last few days about Black Friday specials. A BBC article points out the "overwhelming majority" - some 87% of those goods - were cheaper at other times of year. There was an article today (which I can't find right now) that shows that a Black Friday Special at Walmart is actually more expensive than that product sold at apple.

The Z9D-D 2016 model has been at that $2k price several times before:

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It looks like an incredible deal, a TV that cost $6k you can now get at $2K. But over that period all TV's have dropped significantly in price. I saw an ~$2K Visio which had a slightly better review but came in the same price range. With all of the changes that have happened in the last 2 years in HDR formats, gamut, electronics, luminance, I would suspect that the Visio could be better than a 2 year old set even though it doesn't look as if you are saving $4k.

Best buy now has a LG 55" OLED for $1699. I think this is the lowest price I have ever seen for an OLED display:

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Bottom line: don't get caught up in the savings frenzy. Look at what features you want and then find all models which meet that criteria, regardless of manufacturer that are in your price range. Look at reviews. Finally look at historical pricing to evaluate whether it really is a "Black Friday" deal.
 
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HDFan

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Sound and Vision magazine just posted another buying advice article:

https://www.soundandvision.com/content/black-friday-cometh

My take on it is (in gross generality):

1. New models will be coming in a few months, Spring 2019.

1. Black Friday is the main clearance event for the 2018 (or older) models. Super Bowl gets the leftovers.

2. Newer technologies, HDCP for broadcast, HDM 2.1, may or may not appear in 2019 models. If available, there is no current content sources for these.

3. Expect gradual improvements in 2019 models, maybe HDR10+.

4. If you purchase a new display, never lay it flat - keep it upright to avoid risk of cracking the glass. [This was news to me].
 
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stevo8

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Costco was running a deal on the Vizio p-series quantum for $1399. Dirt cheap for a tv that competes with Sony and Samsungs lag ship tv's. The smart features aren't great but a roku of appletv solves that and your still ahead of the game by a grand or more.