Originally Posted by Rhodes800
rgdawson, so how do you find motion on x950g at sports? Any stutter? May i ask what motion settings you usually have for sports? I'd say this is one of the very few LCDs that is appropriate for sports watching, the screen uniformity is very good.
Videomirage, i have to say i was pleasantly surprised about x950g's motion. Especially after seeing how crappy motion was on x900f. It is way way better on x950g than on most of the newest tvs one the market. Only second to some older 1080p LGs and latest Panasonic OLEDs like GZ950, 1600 and 2000, which have the best motion ever.
But like i already wrote before, i have noticed some occasional stutter but it isn't really that bad tbh. But it can be noticed. I've updated to the latest patch and i've set the motion to smoothness 3, clearness 1, cinemotion to off. I find those settings to be the best to combat judder and avoiding artifacts at the same time.
But after what i've seen on Sony x900f, Samsung Q70R and Q80R, i have to say x950g handles motion above average for a 4k tv. I guess we just can't have new 4k tv with latest stuff and perfect motion at the same time. The older 1080p tvs were better at motion. But x950g surely passed my test, otherwise i'd already return it the second day, just like i did with x900f. Overall i'm very happy with the tv and bear in mind i'm very picky about it. It'd give it 9/10.
Btw, if your tv is giving you motion problems you have 2 options left. 1. You do a factory reset so you erase the updates (if you think those are the cause of problems, altough i think they shouldn't be) or 2. You try and exchange it for another unit. But seriously, i can guarantee you this tv still has better motion than any other tv issued after 2016, only second to latest Panasonic OLEDs. And i've test, seen and read enough to confirm this.
To completely avoid stutter the source device must output at the same Hz/FPS as the videos true FPS. This can easily be tested with a PC. If I watch a TV show or Movie in a video player, the shows/movies are usually 24 fps (23.976 in truth) but my desktop refresh rate is usually set to 60 hz then Sony's motion interpolation algorithm will stutter due to Windows (w Nvidia card) and all Video players I've tested so far produces incorrect frame pacing or uneven "3:2 pull down" and will fail miserably, only if I change my refresh rate to match the contents, in this case I set it to 23 hz (23.976 hz = 24 fps) will I get smooth stutter free interpolation. BUT, if I watch a 60fps stream/movie where I've embedded a 24 fps movie, then the TV will do proper 3:2 pull down due to forced frame pacing due to it being embedded in the 60fps stream and thus produce smooth interpolation. If the signal/stream you are watching is at a locked 25/50/30/60 hz and the embedded content with lower fps has proper frame pacing inside it, you should get smooth motion, other wise you'll get annoying intermittent stutter as the interpolation algorithm tries to re-engage/sync with the on screen motion. The only solution, if you can't get the source device to output properly or the channel/stream is having frame pacing issues, is unfrotunatelly to turn Motionflow to Min or completely OFF.
Edit: to clarify Frame Pacing. The extra "frozen frames" of a lower fps delivered in a high hz/fps video stream need to be constant, eg
frames must repeat with proper cadence and repeat frozen frames for 3 frames then 2 then 3 again: 1,1,1,2,2,3,3,3,4,4,5,5,5,6,6,7,7 etc.
If instead is like this: 1,1,2,2,2,2,3,4,4,5,5,5,5,7 you'll get horrible stutter with Motionflow turned ON.