Both these TVs now sit near the top of our TV ratings, topped only by LG's 2016 OLED TVs, which are still available. (The first LG 2017 OLED TV is now in our lab.)
We found the Samung's colors to be a bit more deeply saturated. It was also a better at reducing motion blur on fast-moving scenes. And the Samsung offered superior sound, which means you won't have to spring for an external sound bar to get satisfying audio.
In the end, though, the Sony TV X930E edged out the Samsung Q7 by two points in our Overall Score. Beyond the pure test scores, the Sony is currently a few hundred dollars less than the Samsung TV.
And the set supports two forms of HDR, the HDR10 standard and Dolby Vision, which is less widespread. Having both means that the set can play more programs in HDR.
HDR10 is the de facto industry standard, and it’s included in every TV with HDR we’ve seen so far. The other type, Dolby Vision, is positioned as an enhanced version of HDR10. So far, we're testing only HDR10 performance because there aren't any Dolby Vision-capable 4K Blu-ray players on the market yet.
No matter which of these sets you choose, we think you'll be happy. We expect both TVs to remain among the top performers in our TV ratings throughout the year.
We look forward to testing more 2017 4K sets, from these and other brands, as the models become available.
Article Source: Samsung QLED vs. Sony XBR: Battle of the Top-Tier 4K TVs