Again your propsentiy for irrelevancy and your obvious ignorance of the true capabilities is on display by your comments. You cite reviews who I guarantee you did not
tweak the settings as I did in home. And as for your seeing it in a store, that is laughable. The image brightness is substantially ramped up to overcome the massive amount of ambient light and reflective glare in such an environment. And even if you saw it in a home (which I doubt), in all likelihood, you did not
see it tweaked for a dark room setting the way I had it set up. So your comments, while mildly amusing are utterly irrelevant and factually untrue. Did Vincent at HDTV Test and the other OLED groupies adjust the contrast, brightness and black level to the same painstaking degree I did when he did his review? I doubt it, as most reviewers base their review on their calibrated factory pre-sets. Had you read, or perhaps better put, understood my comments above, you would know how glaringly
wrong your comments are. I had salespeople in store tell me the X90OF was essentially the same tv as the X950G as well. But they were again basing that only
on the ‘store demo’ mode which ramps up brightness to combat brightness in store. Not one of them had it tweaked the way I did. I also tried the X900F in my home and I can tell you for a fact, the X950G is far superior
to it in every way.
‘Unusable as a dark room tv’, you say? LOL! Again, I’ll state the obvious, you have no idea
what you are talking about. So when RTINGS said it is an ‘impressive tv, able to display DEEP BLACKS in a dark room’
, they were mistaken, but you are correct?
You post a few reviews you saw on-line. I had it in home for a week in my dedicated, dark theatre room. And while its’ blacks are
deep as RTINGS said, they are not as deep as the C8, no argument. But in every other
meaningful way pertaining to image quality - colour accuracy, vibrancy of colours, substantially wider colour gamut, motion, brightness while still maintaining very respectable blacks, clarity and superior detail to the OLED, the fact
is, it is noticeably superior to the C8! OLED owners (and I’m one myself. I own the 65’ C8) say the risk of burn is is worth the trade off for best blacks? If that is their preference, so be it. For myself, I’ll take a lil blooming in HDR to enjoy as many hours of truly stunning image quality
in movies, tv, football, games with out the need to babysit a $3k TV any day.
So RTINGS is incorrect when they say it can produce ‘deep blacks in dark room’? But I should take your world for it? Be serious! ‘Awful’ you said? LOL! The fact is, the panel lottery is real and I can tell you for fact, that there was [I]some mild[I] blooming in HDR content, hardly ‘awful’ as you suggest! But the image is so stunningly good in every other way, it was not a big deal. It was much better
than the X950G. Your opinion is based off of reviews, which are highly subjective. Mine is based on dozens of hours of in-home testing and viewing in my darkened theatre room. You are of course entitled to your completely misguided and misinformed opinion though. I’ll stick with what I know and observed in-home.
By the way, in HDTV test’s review, did you take into account that the video is compressed on You Tube? That Vincent displayed the dimming zones OFF AXIS? The TV IS NO WHERE NEAR THAT ON AXIS! And his review CLEARLY SAID
, the camera was over-exposed
for the purpose of the video. And adds ‘blooming is SIGNFICANTLY LESS’ in real world viewing. Vincent also said ‘In our opinion, Sony’s FALD local dimming is the best
in the business...Sony strikes a wonderful balance
in keeping blacks deep
and blooming to a minimum
’. So which part of ‘wonderful balance’, ‘keeping blacks deep
’, or ‘blooming to a minimum
’, didn’t you comprehend? Seriously, did you even watch his video?! Or if you did, you clearly did NOT understand it! Once again, your glaring ignorance of the facts is on display here. But hey, if you want to drop $3k so folks can sit 30 degrees off axis, good for you! Not me
Oh and did I mention NO RISK OF BI...So I can game all day and night long and watch any and all content I want, risk free. Can’t say that about ANY OLED! No doubt you will want to toss up more comments which betray what you do not
know first hand, rather than what I do know
from my actual in-home experience. Go ahead, I’m sure they will be amusing if nothing else.
So in conclusion, you have NO IDEA how good the X950G is. So sorry to burst your bubble, but as I have convincingly demonstrated now, you do NOT ‘know perfectly well’ what it is. You are not even on the same page. Not even the same chapter!