Author Topic: Samsung 43NU7100 & Sony 43X750F Review x2: Semi-Glossy 4K VA & IPS  (Read 1427 times)

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« Reply #30 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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