Originally Posted by cmay91472
One major difference is with 3D. The quality of 3D is comparable between the 950 and 850, but the difference I noticed between the two is with the full array like the 950, no flashlighting and light bleed with 3D when backlight and brightness are cranked up to compensate for the glasses, where as with edge lit like the 850, you will notice the flashlighting and light bleed when watching 3D.... and for those who aren't aware, on 2012 Sonys, in 3D the backlight is at max and is greyed out (meaning it can't be lowered) on scene select settings. This was important to me as I watch a lot of 3D and the flashlighting on the edge lit models I tried was very distracting in 3D mode.
I've found no problem of light bleed or flashlighting with the 3D on my 70 edge-lit set. I have the compensation set to 'Medium' and it doesn't seem much brighter at all.
If you think about it, the glasses darken the screen, so any extra light is not noticed when the backlight compensates. If it is noticeable, maybe it is overcompensating.
It's tricky playing with the 3D settings, but I managed to get the white balance and eliminate the red and green clipping with my calibration settings...