Author Topic: Samsung 43NU7100 & Sony 43X750F Review x2: Semi-Glossy 4K VA & IPS  (Read 526 times)

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Samsung + Playstation 3 & 4 & Pro

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The Samsung scales 1280x720 and 1920x1080 without issue, and automatically detects what type (16-235 Limited vs 0-255 Full) of signal it is being sent, and displays both correctly automatically.  This does not exempt the PS3 from needing to have its RGB Range setting set to Full to prevent the image quality from being washed out.

PS3:
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PS4 & PS4 Pro:
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Sony + Playstation 3 & 4 & Pro

DSC_0144 by Deepinthesky Teslastorm, on Flickr

The Sony scales 1280x720 and 1920x1080 without issue, and automatically detects what type (16-235 Limited vs 0-255 Full) of signal it is being sent, and displays both correctly automatically.  This does not exempt the PS3 from needing to have its RGB Range setting set to Full to prevent the image quality from being washed out.

PS3:
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PS4 & PS4 Pro:
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Pyramid ≠ Xbox
« Reply #32 on: November 30, 2018, 06:46:49 pm »
Samsung + Xbox 360 & Xbox One

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The Samsung scales 1280x720 and 1920x1080 without issue, and automatically detects what type (16-235 Limited vs 0-255 Full) of signal it is being sent, and displays both correctly automatically.  This does not exempt the 360 from needing to have its color space setting set to YCbCr709 to prevent the image quality from being washed out.

Xbox 360:
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Xbox One

The Samsung automatically detects what type (16-235 Limited vs 0-255 Full) of signal it is being sent, and displays both correctly automatically.
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« Reply #33 on: November 30, 2018, 06:47:01 pm »
Sony + Xbox 360 & Xbox One

DSC_0075 by Deepinthesky Teslastorm, on Flickr

The Sony scales 1280x720 and 1920x1080 without issue, and automatically detects what type (16-235 Limited vs 0-255 Full) of signal it is being sent, and displays both correctly automatically.  This does not exempt the 360 from needing to have its color space setting set to YCbCr709 to prevent the image quality from being washed out.

Xbox 360:
Spoiler (hover to show)

Xbox One

The Sony automatically detects what type (16-235 Limited vs 0-255 Full) of signal it is being sent, and displays both correctly automatically.
« Last Edit: January 05, 2019, 05:29:01 am by NCX »

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An Unwinable Fight Agaisnt The Darkness
« Reply #34 on: November 30, 2018, 06:47:09 pm »
Samsung 43NU7100 Conclusion

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+Positive
-Negative

+Excellent build quality and dark grey matte bezel
+YCbCr 4:4:4 support at 3840x2160
+4,000:1 native contrast
+Very low input lag @8ms
+Excellent budget tier image quality after a three setting changes
+Excellent calibrated image quality for an affordable VA panel
+Excellent screen uniformity (very minor DSE) and no back-light bleed

-Low LED PWM Dimming or Flicker frequency ruins motion clarity and may cause health issues
-Low maximum brightness and semi-glossy coating mandates use in low light
-Requires multiple setting changes to enable full 4K color and resolution support
-Very slow pixel response times resulting in obvious smearing of black, brown and grey colors and shades
-Inability to fully cover HDTV/REC 709 and sRGB color spaces
-Reduces brightness in dark scenes automatically
-Low quality semi-glossy coating

? Lack of Free-Sync for AMD graphics cards and the Xbox One X

Despite being quite flawed, I vastly preferred the Samsung to the Sony since the Sony suffered from very obvious back-light bleed in the top corners, and its semi-glossy coating looked gross, even with my high end bias lighting (3x LIFX BR 30 lights).  The Samsung is very flawed, especially since the UHD Color setting is hidden behind multiple menus, but it offers outstanding image quality for an affordable 43" 4K TV once the UHD Color and Warm 2 Color Tone settings are selected.  Affordable is bolded and underlined in the previous sentence to ensure emphasis on my point since the Samsung is a mediocre VA panel panel viewing angle and motion clarity wise compared to monitors and mid-range VA panels like the PWM free Sony 43X800D from 2016, and the Sony 49X900E and Sony 49X900F with 720hz PWM.  The 43X800D from 2016 offered superior preset color accuracy and PWM free back-lighting which enables it to offer vastly superior motion clarity. 

I can't recommend the Samsung since superior PWM/Flicker Free 32" 4K VA panels like the BenQ EW3270U and LG 32UD59 are available for a similar price.  Refer to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 32" 4K AHVA/IPS/PLS  buying guide for more 32" 4K monitor alternatives.
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« Reply #35 on: November 30, 2018, 06:47:19 pm »
Sony 43X750F Conclusion

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+Positive
-Negative

+Excellent build quality and dark grey matte bezel
+PWM/Flicker Free unlike 99% of the competition
+Nearly perfect preset color accuracy
+Good calibrated image quality
+Balanced overdrive: very fast pixel response times with no overshoot ghosting
+Excellent screen uniformity (very minor DSE) and no back-light bleed
+Very wide viewing angles suitable for family viewing

-Very obvious IPS glow in the top right corners if not viewed from 5.5ft away which is ridiculous
-Semi-glossy coating variant washes out the display under bright lighting
-Low maximum brightness and semi-glossy coating mandates use in low light
-No YCbCr 4:4:4 support at 3840x2160
-28ms delay
-Inability to fully cover HDTV/REC 709 and sRGB color spaces not acceptable for the price
-Low contrast for a high end IPS panel (900:1 vs 1300:1)
-Very expensive compared to the competition

? Lack of Free-Sync for AMD graphics cards and the Xbox One X

Superior 32" 4K AHVA panel using monitors like the BenQ PD3200U only cost a bit more than the Sony, and offer significantly better all-around performance.  The BenQ is more accurate, has negligible input lag, less glow and a perceived black depth increasing matte grey bezel.  The BenQ EW3270U and LG 32UD59 are also great VA panel using alternatives which are accurate and cost significantly less, but also use matte coatings like the PD3200U.  The Qnix UHD32R uses a almost-glossy or low haze coating is also good, but not great since it's not as accurate as the BenQ PD3200U, has significantly worse build quality since it has a thin and flimsy casing, and suffers from obvious overshoot ghosting or slower pixel response times.  Refer to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 32" 4K AHVA/IPS/PLS  buying guide for more 32" 4K monitor alternatives.
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