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75" Sony X85J Series LED 4K UHD Smart Google TV

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Several retailers have 75" Sony X85J Series (KD75X85J) on sale for $1298. Shipping is free.

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  • Resolution: 4K UHD 3840 x 2160 LED Panel
  • Refresh Rate: 120 Hz / Motionflow XR
  • HDR: HDR 10, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), Dolby Vision
  • Smart Platform: Google TV
  • Works w/ Alexa & Google Assistant, AirPlay2
  • 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2
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    • 2x USB 2.0
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    • 1x RF Antenna
    • 1 x Composite
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https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony...Id=6453207 - $1299.99

Best buy dropped the price a hundred bucks to $1,299.99, I've been looking for an affordable 120Hz/VA panel 75" set for awhile and while there are a lot of options they all seem to have some sort of compromise or weakness at this time.

This Sony has decent enough brightness and color accuracy despite being an old fashioned direct lit set. Processing is top notch and I haven't noticed any software problems after a limited day of setup. Good compatibility for PS5 after being updated. If anything the contrast is the weak point compared to better sets, but to me it's just good enough to not be bothersome. While the native contrast of the panel itself is only ok... the processing quality pushes it up above other sets that have better panels (ideally) but worse processing.

Honestly I think the TCL R646 has the capability to have a better picture if you can get a good one, but dealing with the panel lottery and TBD software was too much hassle for me. Anything clearly better costs a few hundred more and that gets too close to oled pricing imho. Never ending room to argue but I think this is a decent choice for the price.

FYI Costco also dropped the 60Hz x81ch set to $949 if want something a little lower end.

https://www.costco.com/sony-75%22...58064.html
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I believe the U7G in the 75" model uses an IPS panel, meaning contrast/black levels will be worse and viewing angles will be better. The 75" is an odd duck in that lineup.

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Im holding out for a bit more of a discount on the x90j.
I have the 43" version of this, mainly because it's the only 43" 120Hz screen out there that I could find. I use it in my office for my Series S. It's a decent TV. I will caution that the Google TV built in is awful. Very slow and lots of picture quality issues with live streaming, especially sports. No hope for calibration to correct. However, I basically made the TV as dumb as possible and hooked up an Nvidia Shield, and I'm much happier. I don't know how I feel about the 75" at this price point, but I don't think you'll be disappointed with the picture quality overall.

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I have the 43" version of this, mainly because it's the only 43" 120Hz screen out there that I could find. I use it in my office for my Series S. It's a decent TV. I will caution that the Google TV built in is awful. Very slow and lots of picture quality issues with live streaming, especially sports. No hope for calibration to correct. However, I basically made the TV as dumb as possible and hooked up an Nvidia Shield, and I'm much happier. I don't know how I feel about the 75" at this price point, but I don't think you'll be disappointed with the picture quality overall.
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This is the exact TV I want, it was $1200 for a few weeks for Black Friday. I'm hoping it can dip down to that point or below again before it is out of production.
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Im holding out for a bit more of a discount on the x90j.
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I have the 43" version of this, mainly because it's the only 43" 120Hz screen out there that I could find. I use it in my office for my Series S. It's a decent TV. I will caution that the Google TV built in is awful. Very slow and lots of picture quality issues with live streaming, especially sports. No hope for calibration to correct. However, I basically made the TV as dumb as possible and hooked up an Nvidia Shield, and I'm much happier. I don't know how I feel about the 75" at this price point, but I don't think you'll be disappointed with the picture quality overall.
FWIW the 75" seems fine to me so far. I tried a lot of major services and they all were snappy and responsive, even HBO+ which is garbage software.

Could be software updating or could be the bigger set having a better cpu. Maybe weak network connection to the set? Dunno.
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Im holding out for a bit more of a discount on the x90j.
I couldn't justify that jump with 77" oleds dancing around $2500 sales and $2000 very rare deals.

Have a 77" CX in the main room. Couldn't justify the same for the basement. If you're willing to spend anything close to 2k just do some painful saving and pray for a deal to get the oled.
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I don't think we will see a deal on a 77 inch OLED for 2k unfortunately. Not any model that can do 120hz anyway. The only deals in that price range have been extremely YMMV in a few zip codes.

Short of that I'd rather spend 1500-1600 on mid to upper range LED.
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Tough call, at $1k or so i'm in for a set like this. Even $1299 isn't bad. I agree that the X90J is a nicer set with better dimming, but it's a BIG price jump and too close to OLED territory. At close to 2K, I bet we'll see 77" OLEDs for $2500 before long (they're almost there).

At half the price of OLED, this makes sense, at closer to $2K, it might make sense to just hold out for OLED.
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I have the 43" version of this, mainly because it's the only 43" 120Hz screen out there that I could find. I use it in my office for my Series S. It's a decent TV. I will caution that the Google TV built in is awful. Very slow and lots of picture quality issues with live streaming, especially sports. No hope for calibration to correct. However, I basically made the TV as dumb as possible and hooked up an Nvidia Shield, and I'm much happier. I don't know how I feel about the 75" at this price point, but I don't think you'll be disappointed with the picture quality overall.
What do you mean PQ issues with live streaming, what about if you use outside 4K device like fire tv or roku?
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I got a Hisense U7G 75" for $1150 and I think that was a great deal. This does not have local dimming? Seems like a good deal for a good brand of this size.
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Im holding out for a bit more of a discount on the x90j.
The color green + toe approved my offer for a x91j 85" of $1999
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I do love Sony TV quality, and this is a great deal.

But YIKES, Sony makes a thick TV. It's almost 3x as thick as Samsungs and LGs in the same price range.
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There might be better deals the during the super bowl week. So I would wait.
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What do you mean PQ issues with live streaming, what about if you use outside 4K device like fire tv or roku?
He's talking about the 43" from the same lineup. I've not noticed anything odd with the 75".

Sony has updated the TV software a few times by now so I can't say anything other than the current kit seems fine to me. The quality of the processing itself is excellent, so I'd think any sort of artifacts would be from a slow connection, and if you already have an outside device for streaming like a ps5 or roku or whatever then it should be as good as anything out there.

Seems like a lot of sets with the google tv os had problems early on. Buggy software, underpowered cpu, or both. Some are still struggling.
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