Originally Posted by jrmtl
Thanks for your input as i'm confused as per the reviews and the online specs that are the closest to my hx950?
I've pretty much narrowed it down to these 3 sets
W950b not recommended as per panel comparison that doesn't come close to performance of blacks like my TV now
If I paid 3000+ for my set less than 2 years ago and i've sent the invoice, would they try to give me a comparatively priced set? I really dont want to settle as i'm really spoiled with the one I have.
This may be a turning point with sony and me if I don't get a comparable set as they will lose me as a customer for sure.
The key question, in terms of fairness, is what constitutes a comparable set. And that depends on your criteria. Is it MSRP? Feature set? Objectively measurable PQ?
Assuming there is no available inventory of 55HX950's, any replacement is going to differ in some way from the original set. The biggest problem for you, as I see it, is that Sony has pushed their full-array local dimming technology (currently dubbed X-tended Dynamic Range PRO
) up to their X950b series, which is only available in 85" or 65" panels starting at $7K MSRP.
I think you have to decide what is most important to you and negotiate from that standpoint. I would suggest that you emphasize that you don't care about 4K (even if this is not entirely true, your current set is not 4K so it's not a feature you could fairly insist on) but rather want a set with comparable PQ. Since you will presumably be forced to forgo FALD, you could push for a bigger screen size or justify a replacement set with a higher MSRP. (IIRC, the 55HX950's MSRP was originally $3500 before being reduced to $3000.)
Whatever you do, be polite and patient--but firm. Good luck!