Originally Posted by drwtsn32
Originally Posted by jdavis37
I know we are an outlier in that we actually wanted a Smart TV for it to be actually smart.
I struggled with the apps for far too long on my 850C model TV. The SoC in that TV was so slow the apps were horrible to use. Ended up switching to a Roku Ultra and didn't look back.
When I upgraded to the 950G TV we just kept using the Roku Ultra - I didn't even try the native apps. It's a shame that they still perform so poorly.
I don't know if it's quality control or what by I've been very happy with the internal apps on the 950G.
A very occasional reset is sometimes required (ie re-plug) but I've found that's the case with all computer-like devices that remain in stand-by mode indefinitely by default.
I figure it's pretty much the same as the occasional hard reboot of any PC.
I'm pretty fussy, so if there'd been any real inconvenience, I'd have resorted to a streaming device.
But the TV has consistently functioned well enough that the thought has never even crossed my mind.
It was one of the reasons I went for the 950G over the 900F as I wasn't prepared for a sluggish UI or dark/non-adjustable Dolby Vision.
It seemed a no-brainer, as it cost the same amount as the 900F.
After researching and comparing TVs for a year, I couldn't find a TV with better picture quality, upscaling and all round reliability for the same cost as the 950G.
I've never regretted the purchase for a moment (I'm considering the H update but am still weighing the benefits).
BTW This is in no way coming from a Sony fan boy....I'm retired and it's the first Sony TV I've ever owned 🤷‍♂️
Perhaps, if I thought >$2000 was an acceptable amount to pay for a television, I'd have bought an OLED with a Best Buy burn-in warranty.
I can appreciate the picture quality but the $ and potential hassle just isn't worth it to me.