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.
-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.