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Sony Announces X950H and X800H Pricing & Availability

Preorders begin today on Amazon and at authorized dealers.

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Full press release:

X800H 4K HDR LED TVs:

Step into a new world of 4K HDR color, contrast, and clarity with the X800H. See superb pictures, rich with real world detail and texture, powered by Sony’s 4K HDR processor X1™.1 Enjoy expanded, vivid color with the TRILUMINOS™ Display for a more true-to-life picture. Sony’s Android TV with the Google Assistant makes life smart by offering access to favorite content and smart home devices.2

· 85” Class (84.6” diagonal): $2,699.99 MSRP

· 75” Class (74.5” diagonal): $1,799.99 MSRP

· 65” Class (64.5” diagonal): $1,199.99 MSRP

· 55” Class (54.6” diagonal): $999.99 MSRP

· 49” Class (48.5” diagonal): $749.99 MSRP

· 43” Class (42.5” diagonal): $699.99 MSRP


X950H 4K HDR LED TVs:

Explore a new level of contrast with the Picture Processor X1™ Ultimate. With advanced Full Array LED technology, customers will see crystal-clear 4K HDR1 images in everything they watch. Bright and dark scenes feel more natural, and colors are even more true-to-life with the TRILUMINOS™ display.

· 85” Class (84.6” diagonal): $4,999.99 MSRP

· 49” Class (48.5” diagonal): $1,199.99 MSRP

· Pricing and availability for remaining X950H classes will be shared at a later date.


These premium televisions will be available for pre-order at Amazon and other authorized dealers nationwide beginning today. To pre-order the X800H, please visit this link. To pre-order the X950H, please visit this link.


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Sony X800H, over-priced for IPS, edge-lit, and lead being present.
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Is the 800H the new version of the 850G?
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How are these panels with motion handling? I'm very sensitive to motion.
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Don't know how much longer projectors will be desirable for dedicated HT's with 85"+ screens getting so cheap.

With microled LCD and when seamless segmented CLEDIS-like panels filter down cost wise to common man levels, pj's will be a tough sell other than those of us who may want one for that "projected image bulb look" and/or nostalgia/period accurate viewing.

I see no reason we shouldn't see 8ft wide panel TV's (LCD at least) within a few years for less than $3-5K
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no 900H and no confirmation that 950H will get HDMI 2.1


the wait continues ..
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How are these panels with motion handling? I'm very sensitive to motion.
Sony has the best motion handling of any TV manufacturer. I would describe it as perfect, hard to imagine these being any different.
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Don't know how much longer projectors will be desirable for dedicated HT's with 85"+ screens getting so cheap.

With microled LCD and when seamless segmented CLEDIS-like panels filter down cost wise to common man levels, pj's will be a tough sell other than those of us who may want one for that "projected image bulb look" and/or nostalgia/period accurate viewing.

I see no reason we shouldn't see 8ft wide panel TV's (LCD at least) within a few years for less than $3-5K

They already have roll-down OLED screens. I'd love to own a 100+ inch roll-up OLED screen!
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They already have roll-down OLED screens. I'd love to own a 100+ inch roll-up OLED screen!
A 12' wide rolldown OLED would do the trick for me (I'd settle for 10ft wide)
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A 12' wide rolldown OLED would do the trick for me (I'd settle for 10ft wide)

The reason I've been on the bench for replacing my 1080p projector!
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no 900H and no confirmation that 950H will get HDMI 2.1


the wait continues ..
My thoughts exactly.

 
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Instead of just slapping up ad blurbs, why don't you make the effort at least to check them out? The links you have to Amazon pre-order for both the 800 and 950 go to pre-orders for the smallest sub-50" models. For the ones that count? No pre-order, just "UNAVAILABLE" and we don't know when or if blah blah blah". Try at least to pretend you're an editorial source and not just a shill.

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I read the material I saw on the Sony site. Anyone know what has changed moving from the 950g to the 950h? There are some great prices on the 950g right now ...

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Sony has the best motion handling of any TV manufacturer. I would describe it as perfect, hard to imagine these being any different.

Not to pick on you, but what does that even mean? The only thing Sony TVs have in common is the motion interpolation, which the experts all say you should turn off (I don't agree with the experts, incidentally).
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Is the 800H the new version of the 850G?

I assume it's the new version of the 800G.
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No HDMI 2.1 on the 950H. If you review the specs they actually released. I don't se any difference between the 950G and the H. I just emailed my dealer this morning for a price check and deliver on both.

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I read the material I saw on the Sony site. Anyone know what has changed moving from the 950g to the 950h? There are some great prices on the 950g right now ...
X-Wide Angle on the 55" and 65" models, better built-in sound on 55", 65" and 75" models, as well as a new stand/legs on 55", 65" and 75" models.

That's all we can really tell at this moment in time.
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How are these panels with motion handling? I'm very sensitive to motion.

Nice. A kindred spirit.
I'm pretty sure I have no equal in this motion sensitivity issue - I'm still stuck using Sony 34XBR960's/970's for my HT Blu-ray movie watching,
and have plenty of hot spares ready to go in the garage - when the time comes.

Notwithstanding Tom Cruise's efforts to: "Just say no to motion interpolation", over at Blurbusters.com, a white paper on the subject which you may
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http://reshal.ru/wp-content/uploads/.../3-CRT-LCD.pdf

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Not to pick on you, but what does that even mean? The only thing Sony TVs have in common is the motion interpolation, which the experts all say you should turn off (I don't agree with the experts, incidentally).
Neither do I. I don’t get nostalgic for herky-jerky 24 fps and don’t get why anyone would. It bears no resemblance to what the real world looks like, as you move through it with your eyes. I see no reason I’d prefer film or TV to look stuttery simply because ancient film technology and the cost of film stock forced a 24 fps max rate.
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No HDMI 2.1 on the 950H. If you review the specs they actually released. I don't se any difference between the 950G and the H. I just emailed my dealer this morning for a price check and deliver on both.
I wonder how much HDMI 2.1 really cost per TV that they are not doing it?
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no 900H and no confirmation that 950H will get HDMI 2.1


the wait continues ..
Yikes. Their 2020 lineup is dead on arrival.
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I wonder how much HDMI 2.1 really cost per TV that they are not doing it?
Don't know about design, parts, circuitry, etc., but licensing is very reasonable, and existing HDMI Adopters can access 2.1 with no additional application or new fees (AFAIK existing fees are applied).

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How about an ATSC-3 tuner?
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Has the 900 series been discontinued? Looks like the 900F was the last version.
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Has the 900 series been discontinued? Looks like the 900F was the last version.
The X900H is positioned as the successor to the X850G, so it would seem the 900 series is staying in name, but being downgraded.

The 950 series now sits where the 900 series used to.
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Has the 900 series been discontinued? Looks like the 900F was the last version.
No, Z8H and X900H are still to be announced and it looks like they will be the only Sony lcds with HDMI 2.1.

At CES Sony confirmed that Z8H (ZH8) has HDMI 2.1, including support for 4K120.

Sony said that X900H (XH90) has HDMI 2.1 pending a future software update that will enable 4K 120fps via HDMI.
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Thanks for the heads up on the X900H. Came across this preview, looks like it could be a good set.
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Interesting video, also it seems the X900H wont be handicapped by the X-Wide Angle filter. So it should have better contrast again like this past year.

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Sony said that X900H (XH90) has HDMI 2.1 pending a future software update that will enable 4K 120fps via HDMI.
the issue here is that I think Sony never mentioned the words "HDMI 2.1" in regard to 900H


everywhere I saw it says "4K @ 120 compatibility pending a future fw update" - note the wording

but HDMI 2.0 18 gbps can also do 4K-120 .. at 4:2:0 (which is what CX is also getting), so maybe 900H is just getting that (like an experimental feature) and not 48 gbps
for 900H to have 48 gbps - it needs the actual hardware HDMI 2.1 48 gbps chip inside .. and it would be extremely weird for 900H to have such a chip already, but for 950H and 2020 OLEDs to not have one ..
and if 900H has the chip inside - why would it even need a fw update to have 4K-120 ? 48 gbps enable 4K-120 by default
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the issue here is that I think Sony never mentioned the words "HDMI 2.1" in regard to 900H


everywhere I saw it says "4K @ 120 compatibility pending a future fw update" - note the wording
Here you go, not my words
https://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.ph...&id=1578348000

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