Both models are new high-end models of the year. When they first came out, the price was really high, and then the price was cut very fast. Now (early August) it has dropped to 10,000.
The configuration is similar, the price is similar, but each has its advantages and disadvantages. Which one is more suitable for you?
First of all, the TV thing is used for entertainment, so it attaches great importance to the user experience. In addition to the quality of the picture, the more convenient it is, the better.
For example, the richness of video-on-demand content, the convenience of system operation, the convenience of software installation, etc.
Picture quality is obviously the most important and one item that attracts the most attention, so let’s talk about picture quality first and understand their similarities and differences:
Both are LCD TVs, with a screen refresh rate of 120HZ, a VA screen, a 10-bit panel, and a direct-lit backlight (checkerboard-type light-controlled partitions, the number of partitions is similar)
Samsung TV is famous for its vivid colors. Although Q70R is the new QLED, the color gamut is not outstanding, and it is a tie with 9500G.
Both use PWM high-frequency dimming, Sony is 720HZ, Samsung is 960HZ, combined with 120HZ screen refresh rate and their respective motion compensation technology, both have excellent motion picture smoothness.
Both excellent VA screen and local light control technology bring excellent black uniformity. The bright places are bright, and the dark places are as dark as ink.
Brightness is the basis of the HDR effect. The LCD TV HDR standard requires 1000 nits. Sony 9500G screen has a peak brightness of up to 1200 nits, while the Q70R is a bit virtual, with a peak brightness of only 800 nits.
Although the Q70R’s brightness is a bit low, it has found a place in contrast. After turning on local light control, the contrast is as high as 8000: 1, and Sony’s is 5000: 1. Of course, this is also very good, not bad. .
Both TVs have very low input latency, both within 20 milliseconds, and the Samsung Q70R has a slight advantage.
And Samsung supports FreeSync with a variable refresh rate, which is more advantageous for computer gamers and XBOX players.
Sony 9500G supports Dolby Vision and HDR10, while Samsung does not support Dolby Vision. As far as the current and foreseeable future is concerned, Dolby Vision is the mainstream of the future, and HDR10 is really nobody’s attention.
After talking about the similarities and differences between the two TVs in terms of picture quality, it is time to talk about the issues related to actual experience: the two TVs use completely different operating systems, and the experience brings a huge difference.
Sony 9500G is the latest Android TV system (8.0). It can freely install software and is certified by netflix. It supports the installation and use of netflix TV version software. Those who need it need to pay attention to it.
Samsung Q70R uses its own Taize 5.0 system, which is simple, smooth and beautiful, but it cannot install third-party software. (This machine comes with Tencent, iQiyi, Mango TV).
For example, some people want to use netflix, or watch B station or Youku, TV live software, etc. Sony has no pressure, and can install software to easily expand the film source. Samsung is no different.
There is also an important issue. Sony supports Android and Apple mobile screen projection, and although Samsung also supports Apple mobile screen projection, after being cast, it can’t be fast forwarded, backed up, paused, and stunned. Sony does not have this problem.
Some people say that you can insert the box, but connecting the box will bring new problems, such as fluency problems, advertising problems, the most important thing is that you have to use two remote control, do you think it is complicated and troublesome?
So, combining your own needs, look at the advantages and disadvantages of the two TVs, and choose the one you like.