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Hi all,
Long time lurker, but this is my first post. I have had the x950g for a couple of months now and while I'm happy with the OTB settings, I watch a lot of sports and haven't found a mode I like without trying tweaks -- essentially making me guess if I'm making things better or not. Now it's been a while and I'm still not satisfied and I want to dial it in before NFL season. Does anyone have recommended settings for watching sports? Thanks in advance!
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I took a look at the changelog for the software update. Nothing notable under their notes (as provided a couple posts up). The only thing I see is that the Android security patch moved from Jan 2019 to June 2019.

Android/OS version is the same at 8.0


No prompt for the Apple improvements yet.

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I decided to pull the trigger on the 85x950g, will be here in a couple weeks. Does anyone know the distance from the top edge of the TV to the top set of mounting holes? Need the info for the SANUS height finder software. I’m guessing this TV is like my 75x940e with mounting holes not centered. Thanks!
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So, does the 75” suffer from the black bar blooming like the other sizes?

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I'm considering the 85" X950G to replace my recently deceased X940E. My big concern is the black levels on the larger sets due to the X- wide angle tech. I've also got an A9F in my movie room, and my 940E always impressed me with it's black levels even when compared with the OLED. How are the black levels on the 75" and 85" X950G compared to the X940E, and as someone coming from an X940E, do you think I would be disappointed with it's performance overall?
The 940E will have a better picture overall but the 85X950G are 28.4% bigger
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I just bought the 75 950g and a bew Pioneer Elite receiver from BB. It will be delivered and setup on Wednesday. I hope it's as good as all the recommendations I've read so far !
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I picked up the 65” after checking at the store. Fit is fine and also doesn’t block the remote.
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Definitely not. I would wait for the H series if I were you. The 900E has a better picture due to the better contrast ratio and a lot less blooming. To me, the motion is better on the 900E as well. However, the 950G has a better remote and better processor, so it is a lot faster. Also, 950G has DolbyVision. If you value picture quality over everything, you will actually be downgrading to a 950G.
And where does the 900F fall on this spectrum?
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When watching SDR or 1080p blu rays, what do you guys keep the Auto Local Dimming and x-tended at?
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Thumbs up I have had my new X950G for a week now...

I love this TV! Just wanted to share my thoughts.

This is the first time I have paid the big money for a nice TV, I usually get the biggest screen I can get for around $1500 and those TV's never do the tricks that the $2500+ TV's are doing at that time. The colors on this TV are amazing, of course I'm no expert but man you can really see every color all over the screen. I have the 70 inch with Wide Angle enhancement and viewing is good from the side couch in our L shaped arrangement ( |_ ) . I specifically chose this TV for that feature so as to not give the kids the shaft with a bad viewing angle. You may have heard that this feature costs some contrast, I can not see the difference but I'm no videophile either. The TV can get bright and if you turn off the light sensor it gets really bright.

My setup:
-I sit 12ft from the TV.
-There is a window directly behind (3ft) the couch with white curtains. In the day the TV is plenty bright however in between scenes or dark scenes you can see the window reflection. At night is when the TV really shows it's stuff.
- The TV is connected to an Onkyo TXSR494 (HDMI ARC) which I purchased at the same time. I'm not certain that I like the receiver. The sound is great but it may be causing some of the issues I am experiencing.
- Also connected is an Nvidia Shield

I seem to get two different experiences from the TV. If I use the included apps I get:

Bright Beautiful Spectacular Video (1080p/4k/HDR)
Various instability issues:
Random TV Shut off
A few occasions of audio loss (receiver power off needed to fix)
Bad sync issues on some 480p files using (pardon me) Kodi.

When I watch from the same apps on my Nvidia Sheild I get:

Not Quite as Bright Beautiful Spectacular Video (1080p/4k/HDR)
No quirky shutdowns or audio/video issues.

It looks like if I turn off the light sensor the video improves but I'm not sure what the cost is. I really wish the experience was the same using an external device! But I can tell the difference. I think the HDMI ARC communication between the TV and receiver is having issues when using the TV apps.

Anyways, I'm loving this thing. Let me say with full acknowledgement of my ignorance, based on my experience with the TV and the reviews it would seem that this unit will give you 90-95% of what is to be had from the current available maximum TV video experience. Meaning OLED is that last 5-10%.

Also, it replaced a Sony 70" KDL-70R550A. There is no comparison. And, I was heavily influenced by the RTINGS review website.
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I love this TV! Just wanted to share my thoughts.

This is the first time I have paid the big money for a nice TV, I usually get the biggest screen I can get for around $1500 and those TV's never do the tricks that the $2500+ TV's are doing at that time. The colors on this TV are amazing, of course I'm no expert but man you can really see every color all over the screen. I have the 70 inch with Wide Angle enhancement and viewing is good from the side couch in our L shaped arrangement ( |_ ) . I specifically chose this TV for that feature so as to not give the kids the shaft with a bad viewing angle. You may have heard that this feature costs some contrast, I can not see the difference but I'm no videophile either. The TV can get bright and if you turn off the light sensor it gets really bright.

My setup:
-I sit 12ft from the TV.
-There is a window directly behind (3ft) the couch with white curtains. In the day the TV is plenty bright however in between scenes or dark scenes you can see the window reflection. At night is when the TV really shows it's stuff.
- The TV is connected to an Onkyo TXSR494 (HDMI ARC) which I purchased at the same time. I'm not certain that I like the receiver. The sound is great but it may be causing some of the issues I am experiencing.
- Also connected is an Nvidia Shield

I seem to get two different experiences from the TV. If I use the included apps I get:

Bright Beautiful Spectacular Video (1080p/4k/HDR)
Various instability issues:
Random TV Shut off
A few occasions of audio loss (receiver power off needed to fix)
Bad sync issues on some 480p files using (pardon me) Kodi.

When I watch from the same apps on my Nvidia Sheild I get:

Not Quite as Bright Beautiful Spectacular Video (1080p/4k/HDR)
No quirky shutdowns or audio/video issues.

It looks like if I turn off the light sensor the video improves but I'm not sure what the cost is. I really wish the experience was the same using an external device! But I can tell the difference. I think the HDMI ARC communication between the TV and receiver is having issues when using the TV apps.

Anyways, I'm loving this thing. Let me say with full acknowledgement of my ignorance, based on my experience with the TV and the reviews it would seem that this unit will give you 90-95% of what is to be had from the current available maximum TV video experience. Meaning OLED is that last 5-10%.

Also, it replaced a Sony 70" KDL-70R550A. There is no comparison. And, I was heavily influenced by the RTINGS review website.
reciever power off issue: are you using posts with wire or banana plugs? if the first: make sure there are no strands of wire making contact with the receiver. could be faulting to ground. TV shut off could be KODI. use a vpn if you download other repos.
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Sony X950G reprogram remote buttons

I want to reprogram the channel buttons on my RF remote to control the volume of my receiver. Is there any way to do this?
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When watching SDR or 1080p blu rays, what do you guys keep the Auto Local Dimming and x-tended at?
Local Dimming High and xtended Off for me.
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And where does the 900F fall on this spectrum?
I never bought the 900F. and can only go by stats on Rtings. I skipped the F since it was no point in upgrading and Heard that the new 950G was the equal of 900E/F; so it was an auto buy for me. Now I am planning purchasing the H whenever it drops. I used to upgrade my PC every year, now I've switch to upgrading my TV every year.
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Only if your receiver is RF capable.
The remote still has an IR emitter on the front though. Does that not matter?
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I never bought the 900F. and can only go by stats on Rtings. I skipped the F since it was no point in upgrading and Heard that the new 950G was the equal of 900E/F; so it was an auto buy for me. Now I am planning purchasing the H whenever it drops. I used to upgrade my PC every year, now I've switch to upgrading my TV every year.
Wow, that gets expensive. I do it once a decade. What do you do with the old ones?
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Thread moved. Please read posts that say "Read Before Posting" ...BEFORE posting.
Sorry about that. Where was the thread moved to?
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Wow, that gets expensive. I do it once a decade. What do you do with the old ones?
Lol. I have given one 65" to a day care where their TV went out. I did it for the kids. Gave my mom one for her bedroom. Gave my son one to use as a PC monitor. Got a minimum 55" in every room in the house. Next one is going to be mounted at the foot of my bathtub. Just because.
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950G Firmware

Has anyone updated their X950G to the latest firmware version v6.2540? Any issues?
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Has anyone updated their X950G to the latest firmware version v6.2540? Any issues?
Updating now. will report back.
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Hey guys i'm new here just got my 65xg9505 two weeks ago, can anyone tell me where do you get the firmware updates from i can't seem to find them on sonys webpage all i see is some channel editor application for windows and macos. And i don't want to connect my tv to the internet for privacy resons. I'm in europe does that have anything to do with the fact there are no updates on sony.uk.
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You replied to my post, so you've obviously found the thread.

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Updating now. will report back.
So far, so good! they made some changes to the menus. PQ hasn't changed; still looks great. they resolved a sound issue...not sure what or how, but everything seems to be fine with this build.
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Hey guys i'm new here just got my 65xg9505 two weeks ago, can anyone tell me where do you get the firmware updates from i can't seem to find them on sonys webpage all i see is some channel editor application for windows and macos. And i don't want to connect my tv to the internet for privacy resons. I'm in europe does that have anything to do with the fact there are no updates on sony.uk.
they push them out...not all at once, though. not sure why they do it that way. they mention that not all users will get updates immediately. you will see a notification of an update when it's available to you.
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So far, so good! they made some changes to the menus. PQ hasn't changed; still looks great. they resolved a sound issue...not sure what or how, but everything seems to be fine with this build.
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Hi guys,
About to buy the 85inch version, just got 1 question.
Can Android TV OS read TrueHD Atmos .mkv files? If not, how do I play it? And yes, I have an EARC soundbar.
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I have an issue on my tv 65 inch version the video interpolation doesn't perform very well it's like the tv doesn't have the processing power to run it it goes a bit smooth then slows down then stutters and so on,
thats when i play a video from my pc. But when i connect a hdd to the tv itself and play a video directly the video interpolation works almost flawlesly exept for the judder or is it stutter at the beginning of when switching to a scene in which there is movement which is still a bit dissapointing but at least it works. Is this a software bug? Does anyone have a workaround i read someone said previosly to disable a/v sync which i did on the tv and on the avr but nothing has changed.
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