Originally Posted by bigyeah
I just pulled the trigger on the 950b. It's being delivered on 6/19. I was deciding between the 930d and the LG 65EF9500 when a BB rep showed me the 950b, which blew me out of the water. I can't help but second guess myself on whether I should have went with the LG 65EF9500 over the 950b. Every review I read of the EG9500 says it's the best picture available (prior to the 2016 OLEDs release). I was able to find the EF9500 for around 3k. So price aside, has anyone compared the 950b to the 65EF9500, and if so what were your thoughts?
The 2015 OLEDs have a vignetting issue on some content where black streaks can appear to come in from both sides of the screen. LG has worked at reducing the amount of it on later production units, but it's not gone entirely on the 2015s.
Beyond that, the EF9500 does do HDR10 through streaming and HDMI sources, while the X950B has no HDR support and likely will not ever get it.
The X950B has one of the best local dimming backlights Sony has made, but obviously will fall short of the pixel-by-pixel capability of the EF9500. The Sony should have improved motion handling compared to the LG.
The X950B uses Sony's old pre-Android TV smart TV system, so, not sure what longevity will be for the internal apps, but you could always use an external box for SmartTV stuff.
With LCD you do eliminate the risk of burn-in that could come up with OLED, but you give up some viewing angle. The 950B should be brighter.
Between the two, if it was me, I'd have probably gone with the EF9500, and I say this as a recent X940C owner. HDR compatibility is a big deal IMO, so that alone tips the had towards the LG.
For me, I wanted the motion handling and upscaling that Sony is so good with but also wanted HDR, so the X940C offered me both. With the X950B vs the EF9500 there are trade-offs either way.