Originally Posted by Coercion Shaman
Look forward to hearing your impressions of the X-Wide. Still trying to decide between a 75Z9F, 75950G and a 75Q90R. I haven't been able to see the X-Wide tech on the Sony myself in person yet. With what you are buying and the set that you are coming from, your thoughts and comparison will be relevant to me.
Installed yesterday, initial impressions. First I need to say that this TV is in a great room/family room. There is a row of glass doors off to one side. We sometimes use the shades but they are not really "darkening" shades, and the sun doesn't shine directly on the TV. It is open to the kitchen, and there are windows there as well. We watch in the evening and at night with some dimmed lamps that aren't in a reflection path for the TV. Just trying to make it clear that this is not a "home theater" environment, and that TV brightness and reflective considerations are important to me.
We watch via an AppleTV4K or occasional discs on a UBP-X800. We listen via an HT-ST5000. It's rare that we are lights out, watching a movie on disc. I also don't and won't be putting up any test screens, or running any known "torture test" scenes to look for "flaws". I just try to enjoy my TVs..
The mount location is several inches lower than it is on the 940E. Enough that it was outside the adjustment range and necessitated moving the wall mount down.
The little bit that I heard from the speakers is an improvement from the 940E. But you might not gain much if it isn't near the wall, as 2 new speakers are on the back.
The little bit I used the OS it seemed much snappier and responsive than the OS on the 940E. I haven't used any of the internal apps.
The wide angle viewing is WAY better than it was on my 940E. I have some seating that is off to the side, and the viewing from there is greatly improved.
This TV is BRIGHT, just as the 940E was. If you're putting one in a bright room, no worries, It'll be great.
Motion handling is GREAT. Still looking into a couple settings that weren't on the 940E, but seems even better.
Color at least in cinema and custom setting looks very good. Fairly accurate looking, with just the right amount of "pop" for me.
Contrast- Looks good to me. I'm not at all disappointed coming from the 940E. Did I give up a little? Possibly. Probably. But in 90% of our viewing I just wouldn't notice. I'll take the WAY better viewing angle, updated connectivity, and longer support for what I gave up.
Blooming- Again, in 90% of our viewing it's not an issue. I did put the lights out to watch some Sci-Fi space scenes and other material for a bit last night. Was there some blooming? Yes. Was it worse than on the 940E? Possibly. Not terribly. Was it nearly as bad as the critical reviews and specs published by reviewers would lead you to believe? No way. Not for our viewing situation.
So, I'm still happy. Is this the TV that many wanted it to be? Maybe not, but it's a great TV.
I'll post what settings I have after I have time to play and tweak a bit more.