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post #91 of 101 Unread 07-12-2014, 03:56 PM
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I've been looking at various TV's recently. My local dealer whom I have a $600 credit w/will sell me a Sony TV below Best Buys price. I get special pricing because I've been a steady customer for 18 years. My choice is the Sony55W950B or the 49" 4K model which will be a few hundred dollars more. Bigger picture for less or more advanced technology and better picture?? for more money. I sit 8.5 ft away from the TV. Currently I have a 42" Pioneer Elite (non-Kuro) 720p TV. Still works very well w/zero issues. Any feedback would be appreciated. I am a big movie fan. So a good accurate picture is important.
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I've been looking at various TV's recently. My local dealer whom I have a $600 credit w/will sell me a Sony TV below Best Buys price. I get special pricing because I've been a steady customer for 18 years. My choice is the Sony55W950B or the 49" 4K model which will be a few hundred dollars more. Bigger picture for less or more advanced technology and better picture?? for more money. I sit 8.5 ft away from the TV. Currently I have a 42" Pioneer Elite (non-Kuro) 720p TV. Still works very well w/zero issues. Any feedback would be appreciated. I am a big movie fan. So a good accurate picture is important.
At 8.5 feet away on a TV that size you will not be able to tell the difference between 4K and 1080. I would say go for the 950B but others may differ in opinion.
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So we have some people with some positive reviews of the W950B and that's great. As long as you guys are happy with it that's all that matters in the end. I had a chance to get one in May but the professional reviews were not good and the wedge design was a complete turn off for me. But hey to each as own as they say. Enjoy!
As I read this thread, I was afraid to leave a post, as I don't think I'm even on the same playing field as the posters here.
I got a KDL-55W950B delivered on Friday.
The Triluminos display is simply gorgeous compared to my old 46" XBR2 and most visitors thought it looked great.
The W950B may have its weaknesses, but for someone that's only been watching "cable" damn it looks good.
As always YMMV.

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Like some others, I was put off by seeing the stand(s) at the edge in the pictures, but found there is a second option to mount them about a third in from the edge, which I picked.

Worth noting compared to the XBR2:
The shiny surface causes much more reflection than the defused surface of the XBR2
Colors/blacks degrade much more off axis than with the XBR2.

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Here are a couple shots snapped in a totally dark room, it was hard to get a totally black screen as this TV shuts all the LEDs off when no info is being displayed. Let me know if there is anything else you all want pictures of.



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Here are a couple shots snapped in a totally dark room, it was hard to get a totally black screen as this TV shuts all the LEDs off when no info is being displayed. Let me know if there is anything else you all want pictures of.



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Seems like dimming technology helps this set. Those scenes would have been much worse in 4K IPS x850b TV.
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Seems like dimming technology helps this set. Those scenes would have been much worse in 4K IPS x850b TV.
I actually keep the dimming disabled on the TV. Turning the dimming off seems to help with the uniformity issues this set has. Albeit my set doesnt seem to have uniformity issues with or without the dimming.
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Blacks were clearly worse the 900? Please tell me your not talking about the W900A? Because if you are then you are so wrong about that and this is coming from a guy who owns the 55W900A. The blacks of the W9 are clearly superior to the W950B and to say differently is clearly laughable. For anyone who is buying the W950 you better have the tv in a room with lots of lights because in a dark room its black levels are down right horrible. My fathers Insignia BB tv has better black levels then the W950B! Color wise the 950 is good and so is the sound but Black levels and Contrast? Like I said Horrible.


I don't know what you're talking about. The guy's conclusion is the same as yours.




His conclusion is the same as mine? He said the blacks are clearly worse then the W900A so by reading his post I am assuming he is saying the black levels of the W9 are not good and that is false. The black levels of the W9 bury those of the W950B PureHazard.
He says the W950b has worse black levels than the W900a,but even if he is talking about the X900b he is still correct W950B offers decent black levels for an IPS,but worse than last years superior VA panel W900a.
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He says the W950b has worse black levels than the W900a,but even if he is talking about the X900b he is still correct W950B offers decent black levels for an IPS,but worse than last years superior VA panel W900a.
Just to clear some things up. I aint making no comparisons to the 4K X900b. Second the W950B, while having decent black level's, don't even come close to the 2013 W900A. Why? Because the W950B uses LG's IPS panel which is good for viewing angles but not so good for Black levels. Also the W950B does not use the Quantum Dot tech for Triluminous like the W9 did. Why Sony dropped it is beyond me but they did. But the W950B is a good tv and it has decent black levels its just not on the same level as the W900A which it supposedly replaced.
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Also the W950B does not use the Quantum Dot tech for Triluminous like the W9 did. Why Sony dropped it is beyond me but they did.
I guess this explains why I don't see much of a PQ difference now between the W950B with Triluminous and the W850B without. Well... that and my eyes.
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Because the W950B uses LG's IPS panel which is good for viewing angles but not so good for Black levels.
Strange.
I find the viewing angles more of a problem than the black levels.

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