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Also to son goku comment Vincent does also say the colors on the new 950h are no where near ass accurate in the 950h and that the contrast ratio Won’t be as high. Go back and watch it again.
And said the difference in accuracy is not human perceivable. But x-wide angle is definitely a better add on.
Seems much much better than Samsung's ultra view angle on Q80R, may be x90H can compete directly with q90r with its wide viewing angles performance.

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Yeah if that’s your things the x wife has def improved since last year but it’s still not perfect. You could see a ugly rainbow affect when the light hits it at a certain angle. Even Vince said himself. Also the colors aren’t as accurate and the contrast is still inferior to the 950g. For those reasons is why I did not get the 950h like I had planned to as my 950g was still in the return period due to covid. I can’t downgrade to less accurate colors, less contrast And that rainbow affect just for a better viewing angles
 

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Yeah if that’s your things the x wife has def improved since last year but it’s still not perfect. You could see a ugly rainbow affect when the light hits it at a certain angle. Even Vince said himself. Also the colors aren’t as accurate and the contrast is still inferior to the 950g. For those reasons is why I did not get the 950h like I had planned to as my 950g was still in the return period due to covid. I can’t downgrade to less accurate colors, less contrast And that rainbow affect just for a better viewing angles
I'm actually in the same ship you are. And here in india we don't even have x950H model launched. So I'm left with only option 950G. Not sure if 950G is as good as upcoming 950H. People whoever reviewed the 950H next to samsung q series are praising the sony like anything in almost every aspect. But this didn't happen with 950G. Which is why I'm little worried to get 950G.

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Full Reset

You can unpair the remote from the TV by pressing the google assistant button and the Vol - button for 10-15 seconds. Resetting these TVs is not necessary for this type of update. Those who recommend such actions apparently do not know these TVs or proper solutions to resolve minor issues. It’s like reformatting you hard drive and reinstalling Windows because of a driver issue with a video card.
I hoped this would be the case but I followed your directions but could not get the Bluetooth to respond until I did the reset. Maybe because I not only had the remote setup with blue tooth but I also have a keyboard and 2 X-box one controllers paired?

It would show Bluetooth on but any attempt to pair the devices resulted in a message saying this option available when Bluetooth is turned on...even through it was on.

And in my case the H firmware did not fix the audio issues with the built in apps and my Denon AVR-X3600H, it still periodically drops the audio when going from an input connected to the receiver to the TV apps to resolve I have to put it on TV speakers and back to the receiver to get the audio back. Its a work around but not something I am happy about after spending a bunch of $$$ on a 85" TV.
 

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I received an email from Encompass about the RMF-TX611U remote. The ship date has been moved up to 7/08/2020 (36 days). Also the part number has been updated/replaced. I was going to cancel but now have decided to keep my order.

Otherwise, loving my new 55” 950g on the H update. Definitely can tell this is an upgrade over the 900f I have in my living room. Blooming is nowhere near as noticeable, although I learned to live with it with the 900f.
 

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Hi Everyone,
First of all, many thanks on all the advice and information in this topic, I just got my own 65" version of XG9505 (European version, I'm living in Poland). The manufacture label has the 05/2020 date so it is fresh out of the factory. And the most important info I got for you about the firmware right out of the box - PKG6.4758.0610EUA

So, it is in fact newer than the official US H-series firmware available online. The only place when I could find any info about it was a german forum when couple of folks also mentioned they got that pre-installed. Checking the youtube movies I can see that I have the same menus available on the H-series.

The applications have been running smoothly, I've been testing the TV heavy for a week now and I had no crashes etc. The only issue I have is with youtube stock app when it comes to movies uploaded by a specific (!) subscriber, the picture goes to black and begins to flicker when I try to watch his movies. I've tried to watch the same ones using Smart Youtube and the problem was gone.

Overall, I'm stunned by the picture quality, HDR picture is amazing and the black levels are impressive. There is blooming visible while watching in a dark room, but nothing as bad as I saw on multiple youtube tests - I can't say if it's because of the firmware or those tests are just being blown out of proportion.
One side note - I upgraded from a 2014 50"Samsung , so that is a big leap itself. I've seen OLED blacks only in stores and of course there is a difference when watching the same demo movies in terms of black levels, but I prefer the LED due to the content I'm watching (burn-in would be matter of time in my case).

Sadly, I don't have the comparison to the previous firmware version, but I just wanted to share the news about the EU firmware - if it's on my model then it must be coming out soon. I also don't have an external sound system yet, so I cannot comment about those issues.

I'm more than happy with this TV, don't regret a dime spent.
 

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Hi Everyone,
First of all, many thanks on all the advice and information in this topic, I just got my own 65" version of XG9505 (European version, I'm living in Poland). The manufacture label has the 05/2020 date so it is fresh out of the factory. And the most important info I got for you about the firmware right out of the box - PKG6.4758.0610EUA

So, it is in fact newer than the official US H-series firmware available online. The only place when I could find any info about it was a german forum when couple of folks also mentioned they got that pre-installed. Checking the youtube movies I can see that I have the same menus available on the H-series.

The applications have been running smoothly, I've been testing the TV heavy for a week now and I had no crashes etc. The only issue I have is with youtube stock app when it comes to movies uploaded by a specific (!) subscriber, the picture goes to black and begins to flicker when I try to watch his movies. I've tried to watch the same ones using Smart Youtube and the problem was gone.

Overall, I'm stunned by the picture quality, HDR picture is amazing and the black levels are impressive. There is blooming visible while watching in a dark room, but nothing as bad as I saw on multiple youtube tests - I can't say if it's because of the firmware or those tests are just being blown out of proportion.
One side note - I upgraded from a 2014 50"Samsung , so that is a big leap itself. I've seen OLED blacks only in stores and of course there is a difference when watching the same demo movies in terms of black levels, but I prefer the LED due to the content I'm watching (burn-in would be matter of time in my case).

Sadly, I don't have the comparison to the previous firmware version, but I just wanted to share the news about the EU firmware - if it's on my model then it must be coming out soon. I also don't have an external sound system yet, so I cannot comment about those issues.

I'm more than happy with this TV, don't regret a dime spent.

This is honey for my heart. I am also from Poland and I was very happy with this message. Thanks a lot

I have one question. Is the model xg65 sometimes with this extra layer on the screen and hence new software? I have an xG 55 model without this layer and I'm wondering if they will update
 

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  1. Download the "SDK Platform Tools" for Android on your computer. It provides the 'adb' and 'fastboot' command-line tools used below.
  2. Enable developer options on your TV, then enable ADB.
  3. Note the IP address of your TV. Sony TVs only support ADB over a network, not a USB cable.
  4. Connect to the TV: "adb connect 192.168.1.152". The TV will produce a popup asking if you want to allow this.
  5. Reboot into the bootloader: "adb reboot bootloader". Don't do this if you don't have the A-to-A USB cable, or you can get stuck in the bootloader until you do a buttons and power cord version of the factory reset.
  6. Connect the TV and computer with the USB cable. "fastboot devices" should be able to find the TV.
  7. Run "fastboot getvar all" and look for the 'current-slot' line in the output. It'll be 'A' or 'B' - these are the partition sets I was talking about above.
  8. Switch to the other firmware 'slot' with "fastboot --set-active=a" or "fastboot --set-active=b". This is how you switch back to the previous firmware version.
  9. You need to perform a factory reset: it wipes the 'userdata' partition, and you can do this now with "fastboot -w".
  10. Finally, reboot with "fastboot reboot".
  11. The TV will take its time starting up. When it does, it should be running the previous firmware.

As an alternative to steps 7 & 8, you can also try pushing firmware update ZIP with "fastboot update sony_dtv0FA70A0BA0AB_00004300_16036261000521.zip".
I tried the above on my KD55XG9505BU with no luck, unfortunately.

Getvar output did not show "current-slot":
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved23: 0x0
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved23: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved22: 0x0
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved22: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved21: 0x0
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved21: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved20: 0x0
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved20: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved19: 0x0
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved19: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved18: 0x0
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved18: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved17: 0x0
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved17: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved16: 0x0
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved16: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved15: 0x0
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved15: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved14: 0x0
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved14: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved13: 0x0
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved13: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved12: 0x0
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved12: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved11: 0x0
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved11: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved10: 0x0
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved10: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved9: 0x0
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved9: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved8: 0x0
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved8: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:userdata: 0x19bf00000
(bootloader) partition-type:userdata: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:upgrade: 0x10000000
(bootloader) partition-type:upgrade: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:system_b: 0xa8000000
(bootloader) partition-type:system_b: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:system_a: 0xa8000000
(bootloader) partition-type:system_a: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:vendor_b: 0x20000000
(bootloader) partition-type:vendor_b: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:vendor_a: 0x20000000
(bootloader) partition-type:vendor_a: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:3rd_b: 0x8000000
(bootloader) partition-type:3rd_b: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:3rd_a: 0x8000000
(bootloader) partition-type:3rd_a: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:3rd_rw: 0x10000000
(bootloader) partition-type:3rd_rw: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:linux_rootfs_b: 0x8000000
(bootloader) partition-type:linux_rootfs_b: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:linux_rootfs_a: 0x8000000
(bootloader) partition-type:linux_rootfs_a: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:dtbo_b: 0x800000
(bootloader) partition-type:dtbo_b: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:dtbo_a: 0x800000
(bootloader) partition-type:dtbo_a: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:boot_b: 0x4000000
(bootloader) partition-type:boot_b: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:boot_a: 0x4000000
(bootloader) partition-type:boot_a: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:recipe_b: 0x10000000
(bootloader) partition-type:recipe_b: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:recipe_a: 0x10000000
(bootloader) partition-type:recipe_a: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:raw_data: 0x400000
(bootloader) partition-type:raw_data: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:tzbp_b: 0x600000
(bootloader) partition-type:tzbp_b: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:tzbp_a: 0x600000
(bootloader) partition-type:tzbp_a: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:vbmeta_b: 0x100000
(bootloader) partition-type:vbmeta_b: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:vbmeta_a: 0x100000
(bootloader) partition-type:vbmeta_a: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:oops: 0x100000
(bootloader) partition-type:oops: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:svc: 0x100000
(bootloader) partition-type:svc: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:epg: 0x3000000
(bootloader) partition-type:epg: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:ddbb_b: 0x100000
(bootloader) partition-type:ddbb_b: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:ddbb_a: 0x100000
(bootloader) partition-type:ddbb_a: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:channelB: 0x100000
(bootloader) partition-type:channelB: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:channelA: 0x100000
(bootloader) partition-type:channelA: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved7: 0x100000
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved7: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved6: 0x100000
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved6: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved5: 0x800000
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved5: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved4: 0x800000
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved4: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved3: 0x100000
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved3: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved2: 0x100000
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved2: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:uboot_env_b: 0x200000
(bootloader) partition-type:uboot_env_b: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:uboot_env_a: 0x200000
(bootloader) partition-type:uboot_env_a: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:misc: 0x100000
(bootloader) partition-type:misc: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:rdata: 0x400000
(bootloader) partition-type:rdata: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:fdata: 0x400000
(bootloader) partition-type:fdata: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:persist: 0x6000000
(bootloader) partition-type:persist: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:ci: 0x100000
(bootloader) partition-type:ci: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved1: 0x100000
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved1: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:hdmi: 0x100000
(bootloader) partition-type:hdmi: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:perm: 0x800000
(bootloader) partition-type:perm: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:eeprom_a: 0x100000
(bootloader) partition-type:eeprom_a: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:uboot_B: 0x600000
(bootloader) partition-type:uboot_B: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:uboot: 0x200000
(bootloader) partition-type:uboot: emmc
(bootloader) slot-count: 2
(bootloader) max-download-size: 0x8000000
(bootloader) product: amai
(bootloader) unlocked: yes
(bootloader) secure: no
(bootloader) product: board-mtxx
(bootloader) version-baseband: 2.0
(bootloader) version-bootloader: 1.1
(bootloader) version: 0.5
all: Done!!
Finished. Total time: 0.873s

Flashing firmware did not work either, I used the command: sudo fastboot update sony_dtv0FA70A0BA0AB_00004100_16035981000516.zip

Code:
Bootloader Version...: 1.1
Baseband Version.....: 2.0
Serial Number........: 959e21016707844
--------------------------------------------
archive does not contain 'android-info.txt'
fastboot: error: could not read android-info.txt
 

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I tried the above on my KD55XG9505BU with no luck, unfortunately.

Getvar output did not show "current-slot":
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved23: 0x0
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved23: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved22: 0x0
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved22: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved21: 0x0
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved21: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved20: 0x0
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved20: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved19: 0x0
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved19: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved18: 0x0
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved18: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved17: 0x0
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved17: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved16: 0x0
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved16: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved15: 0x0
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved15: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved14: 0x0
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved14: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved13: 0x0
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved13: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved12: 0x0
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved12: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved11: 0x0
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved11: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved10: 0x0
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved10: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved9: 0x0
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved9: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved8: 0x0
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved8: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:userdata: 0x19bf00000
(bootloader) partition-type:userdata: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:upgrade: 0x10000000
(bootloader) partition-type:upgrade: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:system_b: 0xa8000000
(bootloader) partition-type:system_b: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:system_a: 0xa8000000
(bootloader) partition-type:system_a: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:vendor_b: 0x20000000
(bootloader) partition-type:vendor_b: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:vendor_a: 0x20000000
(bootloader) partition-type:vendor_a: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:3rd_b: 0x8000000
(bootloader) partition-type:3rd_b: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:3rd_a: 0x8000000
(bootloader) partition-type:3rd_a: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:3rd_rw: 0x10000000
(bootloader) partition-type:3rd_rw: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:linux_rootfs_b: 0x8000000
(bootloader) partition-type:linux_rootfs_b: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:linux_rootfs_a: 0x8000000
(bootloader) partition-type:linux_rootfs_a: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:dtbo_b: 0x800000
(bootloader) partition-type:dtbo_b: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:dtbo_a: 0x800000
(bootloader) partition-type:dtbo_a: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:boot_b: 0x4000000
(bootloader) partition-type:boot_b: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:boot_a: 0x4000000
(bootloader) partition-type:boot_a: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:recipe_b: 0x10000000
(bootloader) partition-type:recipe_b: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:recipe_a: 0x10000000
(bootloader) partition-type:recipe_a: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:raw_data: 0x400000
(bootloader) partition-type:raw_data: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:tzbp_b: 0x600000
(bootloader) partition-type:tzbp_b: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:tzbp_a: 0x600000
(bootloader) partition-type:tzbp_a: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:vbmeta_b: 0x100000
(bootloader) partition-type:vbmeta_b: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:vbmeta_a: 0x100000
(bootloader) partition-type:vbmeta_a: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:oops: 0x100000
(bootloader) partition-type:oops: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:svc: 0x100000
(bootloader) partition-type:svc: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:epg: 0x3000000
(bootloader) partition-type:epg: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:ddbb_b: 0x100000
(bootloader) partition-type:ddbb_b: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:ddbb_a: 0x100000
(bootloader) partition-type:ddbb_a: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:channelB: 0x100000
(bootloader) partition-type:channelB: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:channelA: 0x100000
(bootloader) partition-type:channelA: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved7: 0x100000
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved7: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved6: 0x100000
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved6: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved5: 0x800000
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved5: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved4: 0x800000
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved4: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved3: 0x100000
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved3: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved2: 0x100000
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved2: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:uboot_env_b: 0x200000
(bootloader) partition-type:uboot_env_b: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:uboot_env_a: 0x200000
(bootloader) partition-type:uboot_env_a: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:misc: 0x100000
(bootloader) partition-type:misc: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:rdata: 0x400000
(bootloader) partition-type:rdata: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:fdata: 0x400000
(bootloader) partition-type:fdata: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:persist: 0x6000000
(bootloader) partition-type:persist: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:ci: 0x100000
(bootloader) partition-type:ci: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:reserved1: 0x100000
(bootloader) partition-type:reserved1: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:hdmi: 0x100000
(bootloader) partition-type:hdmi: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:perm: 0x800000
(bootloader) partition-type:perm: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:eeprom_a: 0x100000
(bootloader) partition-type:eeprom_a: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:uboot_B: 0x600000
(bootloader) partition-type:uboot_B: emmc
(bootloader) partition-size:uboot: 0x200000
(bootloader) partition-type:uboot: emmc
(bootloader) slot-count: 2
(bootloader) max-download-size: 0x8000000
(bootloader) product: amai
(bootloader) unlocked: yes
(bootloader) secure: no
(bootloader) product: board-mtxx
(bootloader) version-baseband: 2.0
(bootloader) version-bootloader: 1.1
(bootloader) version: 0.5
all: Done!!
Finished. Total time: 0.873s

Flashing firmware did not work either, I used the command: sudo fastboot update sony_dtv0FA70A0BA0AB_00004100_16035981000516.zip

Code:
Bootloader Version...: 1.1
Baseband Version.....: 2.0
Serial Number........: 959e21016707844
--------------------------------------------
archive does not contain 'android-info.txt'
fastboot: error: could not read android-info.txt
I should also add, I tried switching to both slot A and slot B and wiping, but firmware version did not change.
 

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This is honey for my heart. I am also from Poland and I was very happy with this message. Thanks a lot

I have one question. Is the model xg65 sometimes with this extra layer on the screen and hence new software? I have an xG 55 model without this layer and I'm wondering if they will update
Hi mate :) Glad I could bring you the good news.

As for the layer (if you meant the x-wide angle), from what I've read that is a hardware thing that Sony added from the 75" model of G-series, on the H-series it's even on the 55". As I've checked the viewing angle - the colors get way worse that watching directly in front of the screen, fortunately I was aware of that and it's not an issue in my living room.

I'm wondering what would Sony answer if somebody from EU contacted them specifically for a link to this firmware. They are selling this in their official stores, so why isn't it available online?!
 

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Before your information I had an open thread with Sony about the software. I just asked if and when I will get updates. I'm not afraid soon because it was until 6.36.32 recently
 

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What's the latest on the full HDMI 2.2 unlock?
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Thanks... Can that chip support certain features of 2.1? I don't want to have someone invoke the hack rule, but I thought some of the key items had been shown to work.
The only HDMI 2.1 feature that Sony has backported is Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC). Samsung implemented AMD's FreeSync technology on some of their 2019 TV's but that is not the same as the HDMI Forum's Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) technology so there is no proof that feature can be backported to HDMI 2.0. Samsung was also able to enable Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) on some 2019 TV's so that technology could potentially be backported on Sony but all that does is switch your TV to its Game preset when it detects a supported console gaming system. HDMI 2.1 also brings official support for Dynamic HDR (HDR10+) but Sony has clearly been in the Dolby Vision camp up to this point. I'm unsure about the portability of other HDMI 2.1 features such as Quick Frame Transport (QFT) or Quick Media Switching (QMS)

My opinion is don't count on Sony implementing any additional HDMI 2.1 features on their HDMI 2.0 TV's. They'll likely just wait and make HDMI 2.1 a selling point on 2021 sets when AVR's with HDMI 2.1 are ready for sale.
 

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Hi Everyone,

First of all, many thanks on all the advice and information in this topic, I just got my own 65" version of XG9505 (European version, I'm living in Poland). The manufacture label has the 05/2020 date so it is fresh out of the factory. And the most important info I got for you about the firmware right out of the box - PKG6.4758.0610EUA



So, it is in fact newer than the official US H-series firmware available online. The only place when I could find any info about it was a german forum when couple of folks also mentioned they got that pre-installed. Checking the youtube movies I can see that I have the same menus available on the H-series.



The applications have been running smoothly, I've been testing the TV heavy for a week now and I had no crashes etc. The only issue I have is with youtube stock app when it comes to movies uploaded by a specific (!) subscriber, the picture goes to black and begins to flicker when I try to watch his movies. I've tried to watch the same ones using Smart Youtube and the problem was gone.



Overall, I'm stunned by the picture quality, HDR picture is amazing and the black levels are impressive. There is blooming visible while watching in a dark room, but nothing as bad as I saw on multiple youtube tests - I can't say if it's because of the firmware or those tests are just being blown out of proportion.

One side note - I upgraded from a 2014 50"Samsung , so that is a big leap itself. I've seen OLED blacks only in stores and of course there is a difference when watching the same demo movies in terms of black levels, but I prefer the LED due to the content I'm watching (burn-in would be matter of time in my case).



Sadly, I don't have the comparison to the previous firmware version, but I just wanted to share the news about the EU firmware - if it's on my model then it must be coming out soon. I also don't have an external sound system yet, so I cannot comment about those issues.



I'm more than happy with this TV, don't regret a dime spent.
Do you see the menus like H firmware on your TV now?


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HDMI 2.1 in Sony TVs

My opinion is don't count on Sony implementing any additional HDMI 2.1 features on their HDMI 2.0 TV's.
Report by and link to flatpanelshd article of Feb 10, 2020:

“One source of confusion has been Sony's decision not to include an HDMI 2.1 port in its X950 (XH95) range, leading some to speculate that it can be firmware updated. This is not correct, according to Sony.”

https://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1581346800

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