Bobt, Thanks for the feedback. My TV guys will be here this afternoon gathering information requested by Sony. They are a smaller local company which in general is what I prefer (having a relationship with the seller and help when needed). The downside to the smaller companies is they cannot afford to "eat" a TV returned the same way Best Buy can. So now we are working through things with Sony. Will see where that goes.
One quote I did hear from Sony that was less than stellar was "Sony does not write the apps so that is not their problem". That was HEAVILY paraphrased so not trashing of Sony. I of course would disagree with that. But that is another conversation.
I did not like the colors out of the box. My main hobby is photography so am used to a color calibrated display. I do not need perfection from my TVs nor am I pixel peeping flaws. That isn't how I watch TV. But when yellow goal posts in a football game are blaring so bright you need sunglasses, and when the green grass on the right half of the screen looks lime/yellow-green, I can see that. I ended up desaturing ( -6)the yellow to make this less an issue. In contract, our 900F in bedroom and A8G in family room needed very minor tweaks and the colors look good. I suspect there is something amiss with this panel. Otherwise I would have it color calibrated, etc.
The Roku 4K stick thus far has never had a screen freeze on any channel. Network speeds appear to be fast. I have not yet had a chance to try hard wired ethernet (would need a 50 foot run of Cat 6) but really do not suspect the internet/wifi.
I appreciate the feedback everyone here has provided. It helps. If this were a widespread problem with bad apps or with bad Sonys I feel certain it will be posted everywhere. It could just be we got abad set. It happens. Will see where Sony goes with this. thus far they are moving slowly. In the big scheme of things, the world will keep turning
Originally Posted by bobt
I have had an 85" since August, I don't use the Apps a lot but do once in a while. Used them to test the Netflix mode settings, not a whole lot different than the Same shows watched via the Apple TV 4k. I have had maybe one YouTube lockup , that is only ONE , of the TV Apps that is actually the one I use the most, It does 4k and HDR unlike the Apple TV Youtube app. I DONOT use YouTube TV, that may be your issue. I use a mesh network as well and no issues using the WiFi, also have cat6 cable pulled to the TV but the ethernet port is only 100 Mbit , the wifi is actually faster. I also use the iMax App ( forget the name) once in a while, by the way Sony gives you 3 iMax movies just for registering the TV. Not a huge choice but I found 3 I did not have. They also look amazing and the iMax sound is also very nice. You will need an eARC & iMax compatible AVR to get the iMax sound by the way.
As to eARC, I see a few comments about it not working with this TV, Again it has been perfect for me, BUT with a new eARC compatible AVR. That may be the key for people having eARC issues, only the newest AVR's seem to accept a true eARC stream. I have read that older AVR's can get sound out of the TV's eARC just not the higher bitrate audio like Atmos. The apple TV has pretty good sound as well, Netflix and the iTunes movies all push out Atmos sound which is amazing even on my 7.1 system. The Apple TV is Using HDMI connected directly to the TV as it can really put a strain on the cable doing 4K HDR and Atmos sound, so I did not want to push the video through the AVR with even more cables. With this kind of setup YOU must use eACR back to the AVR to get Atmos, but again works extremely well and there is a lot of it from Netflix and iTunes movies.
So I have also been reading here for months and I guess I have to comment on the Video as well. As a point of reference I also have Sony 55" 930E from 2 years ago. Rated one of the BEST LCD TV of 2017. It is truly a great tv, we use it as our every day tv. It was my intro to HDR and WOW, easily the best video picture I have ever seen. So when I wanted and larger screen fo the basement media room I was all over the 85" 950G. Word was they were similar to the 930e and 940e. AlL I can say is I was not disappointed in the least. I watch in the dark most of the time 9.5 to 10.5 from the screen and the black levels are amazing. What little blooming I see is not the least bit of a problem. Color is very accurate , all sources OPPO Blue ray , Sony UHD 800 mkII BR, Apple TV4K look great and even Over the Air TV HDTV is great. It took some time to dial it in as every input needs to be done separately but this set just amazes me every time I watch it. The HDR stuff is what really sets this TV apart from the older TV's we all had for the last 5 to 10 years. I watch mostly movies, Netflix, iTunes movies, Prime and a little football Over the Air. Very little, as my team the NY Giants had yet another very bad year.
This was long BUT i wanted to give a positive review as there seems to be so many comments about problems. Maybe I just got lucky in the panel lottery.