My 65X950B Update:
I'm actually amazed at the contrast and deep blacks this model has. 4K Content, Blu-ray, Sports and gaming are all A+, I cannot be happier with the purchase. I love what Sony did with the Scene's on picture options giving a healthy number of presets (my last Sony was an XBR4), I started watching House of Cards Season 1 again just to enjoy it in 4K. This is the first Sony TV where Motionflow is actually good for most content, still when it comes to Blu-ray I much prefer a Cinema variation (I think it turns off Motionflow)
Gaming on non-gaming mode looks stunning but virtually unplayable if you're sensitive to input-lag, however on Game mode, this TV is simply amazing!
Sports with Football mode On is the closest thing to actually being there, I just wish there was a way to enable that "sound" feature with a receiver, but as far as video goes, it's a very quick way to enhance colors and viewing experience for most sports with the press of a single button, love that feature!
Now on to the negatives....
We've all read Banding and Blooming is an issue with this set, I can tell you that Blooming is definitely there, very much evident in whites against black backgrounds, it isn't a deal breaker for me at all, you get used to it and frankly I don't see how blooming can be completely eliminated for a FALD TV. As far as Banding goes, I did notice it the first couple of days and now I can't see them anywhere.... been trying different sources and If I focus hard I can see them on solid colors but my wife , for example, cannot spot them at all.....
My panel has one dead pixel, just a single one about two-three inches from the top right... only visible upon close inspection and with particular colors and debating weather I should play lottery myself and return it for a new set.... I'm just to scared to make that move, since I'm very happy with everything else. What would you all do??
Viewing angles are not an issue to me since I have three theater seats pretty much in sweet spot to the TV, but they aren't anywhere near as good as my VT25, thats for sure, I would say it's great up until 30 degrees, then you get the exponential loss of brightness and PQ in general.
Do I recommend this TV? If you're looking for a FALD and Edge lit is not an option and your wallet supports it, sure, I absolutely do. I keep this TV in a very dark environment with almost zero natural light and the inside lighting never reflects against the TV due to positioning, to me edge lit was not an option, it was either Plasma or a FALD and not having 4K eliminated Plasmas.