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I preordered a 49" X950H on Amazon yesterday, so as an actual "owner" I would like to kick off this new thread. I currently have a well calibrated X900F, and am upgrading to the X950H for additional picture modes, such as Dolby Vison bright and dark, additional Calman profiles, eARC, 4 HDMI 2.0 ports, and the 50%. brighter HDR luminance on the 950 series. I pulled the trigger on the X950H 49" after it dropped in price 15% on Amazon (dropped hundreds of dollars for a few hours, now back to MSRP), and as of today, it shows as shipping my preorder on Feb 17, 2020.

I should have my X950H on Wed the 19th according to Amazon...crossing fingers. I have a i1 Display Pro meter, HCFR, and Calman Home for Sony 2019 R3 with Autocal ready and waiting for the new set to arrive. Running it through the meter will obviously be the first priority, and I will post a small review with calibration results and quirks and features discovered. If you have any specific questions about the new TV, ask away, and we will see what we can do to help answer them.

D-Nice AWP calibrated settings...see far below for "Anderegg" D65 calibrated settings

Sony Bravia XBR-55/65/75/85X950H SDR Settings (@100 - 200 nits with AWP x0.3094 y0.3357)



Picture Mode: Custom for Pro 1

Brightness Menu
Brightness: 3-11
Contrast: 90
Gamma: -2
Black Level: 50
Black Adjust: Off
Adv. Contrast Enhancer: Off
Auto Local Dimming: Medium
X-tended Dynamic Range: Off

Color Menu
Color: 50
Color Temp: Expert 1
Live Color: Off

Clarity Menu
Reality Creation: Manual
Resolution: 4
Smooth Gradation: Low

Motion Menu
Motionflow: Off
CineMotion: Auto

ADV Color Temperature Menu

ADV Color Temperature Basic
R-Gain: -6
G-Gain: Max
B-Gain: -5
R-Bias: 0
G-Bias: 0
B-Bias: 0


ADV Color Temperature Multi Point (10p)
Point 1
-2
-7
Min

Point 2
-4
-8
-12

Point 3
-6
-10
-11

Point 4
-4
-8
-9

Point 5
-1
-6
-8

Point 6
-1
-5
-4

Point 7
-2
-5
-8

Point 8
-1
-4
-3

Point 9
-1
-3
-8

Point 10
0
-3
-4

Point 11
1
-2
-5

Point 12
1
-2
-5

Point 13
1
-1
-6

Point 14
1
-2
-6

Point 15
2
-2
-5

Point 16
1
-2
-5

Point 17
2
-1
-4

Point 18
1
-1
-4

Point 19
1
0
-2

Point 20
0
0
-1


Per Color Adjustment:
Red:
Hue: 1
Saturation: 0
Lightness: 1

Magenta:
Hue: 1
Saturation: -1
Lightness: -1

Blue:
Hue: -10
Saturation: 9
Lightness: -3

Cyan:
Hue: 1
Saturation: 3
Lightness: 0

Green:
Hue: 6
Saturation: -7
Lightness: 0

Yellow:
Hue: -9
Saturation: -4
Lightness: 2




Sony Bravia XBR-55/65/75/85X950H SDR Settings (Max nits with AWP x0.3094 y0.3357)



Picture Mode: Custom for Pro 2

Brightness Menu
Brightness: Max
Contrast: 90
Gamma: -2
Black Level: 50
Black Adjust: Off
Adv. Contrast Enhancer: Off
Auto Local Dimming: Medium
X-tended Dynamic Range: Off

Color Menu
Color: 50
Color Temp: Expert 2
Live Color: Off

Clarity Menu
Reality Creation: Manual
Resolution: 4
Smooth Gradation: Low

Motion Menu
Motionflow: Off
CineMotion: Auto

ADV Color Temperature Menu

ADV Color Temperature Basic
R-Gain: -6
G-Gain: Max
B-Gain: -5
R-Bias: 0
G-Bias: 0
B-Bias: 0


ADV Color Temperature Multi Point (10p)
Point 1
-4
-13
Min

Point 2
-8
-12
-16

Point 3
-8
-12
-11

Point 4
-7
-10
-10

Point 5
-4
-8
-9

Point 6
-2
-6
-5

Point 7
-3
-5
-6

Point 8
-2
-4
-6

Point 9
-1
-3
-5

Point 10
0
-3
-5

Point 11
-1
-3
-5

Point 12
0
-2
-5

Point 13
2
-1
-4

Point 14
2
-1
-4

Point 15
1
-2
-5

Point 16
1
-2
-5

Point 17
1
-2
-4

Point 18
1
0
-2

Point 19
0
-1
-3

Point 20
-1
0
-1


Per Color Adjustment:
Red:
Hue: 0
Saturation: 1
Lightness: 0

Magenta:
Hue: 2
Saturation: -1
Lightness: -2

Blue:
Hue: -9
Saturation: 9
Lightness: -3

Cyan:
Hue: -1
Saturation: 5
Lightness: -1

Green:
Hue: 6
Saturation: -5
Lightness: -1

Yellow:
Hue: -9
Saturation: -2
Lightness: 1




Sony Bravia XBR-55/65/75/85X950H HDR Settings (With AWP x0.3094 y0.3357)



Picture Mode: HDR Custom for Pro 2

Brightness Menu
Brightness: Max
Contrast: 90
Gamma: 0
Black Level: 50
Black Adjust: Off
Adv. Contrast Enhancer: Off
Auto Local Dimming: Medium
X-tended Dynamic Range: High

Color Menu
Color: 50
Color Temp: Expert 2
Live Color: Off

Clarity Menu
Reality Creation: Off
Smooth Gradation: Low

Motion Menu
Motionflow: Off
CineMotion: Auto

ADV Color Temperature Menu

ADV Color Temperature Basic
R-Gain: -6
G-Gain: Max
B-Gain: -5
R-Bias: 0
G-Bias: 0
B-Bias: 0


ADV Color Temperature Multi Point (10p)
Point 1
-4
-13
Min

Point 2
-8
-12
-16

Point 3
-8
-12
-11

Point 4
-7
-10
-10

Point 5
-4
-8
-9

Point 6
-2
-6
-5

Point 7
-3
-5
-6

Point 8
-2
-4
-6

Point 9
-1
-3
-5

Point 10
0
-3
-5

Point 11
-1
-3
-5

Point 12
0
-2
-5

Point 13
2
-1
-4

Point 14
2
-1
-4

Point 15
1
-2
-5

Point 16
1
-2
-5

Point 17
1
-2
-4

Point 18
1
0
-2

Point 19
0
-1
-3

Point 20
-1
0
-1


Per Color Adjustment:
Red:
Hue: 0
Saturation: 1
Lightness: 0

Magenta:
Hue: 2
Saturation: -1
Lightness: -2

Blue:
Hue: -9
Saturation: 9
Lightness: -3

Cyan:
Hue: -1
Saturation: 5
Lightness: -1

Green:
Hue: 6
Saturation: -5
Lightness: -1

Yellow:
Hue: -9
Saturation: -2
Lightness: 1




Sony Bravia XBR-55/65/75/85X950H Dolby Vision Settings (With AWP x0.3094 y0.3357)



Picture Mode: Dolby Bright

Brightness Menu
Brightness: Max
Contrast: Max
Gamma: -2
Black Level: 50
Black Adjust: Off
Adv. Contrast Enhancer: Off
Auto Local Dimming: Medium
X-tended Dynamic Range: High

Color Menu
Color: 50
Color Temp: Expert 2
Live Color: Off

Clarity Menu
Reality Creation: Off
Smooth Gradation: Low

Motion Menu
Motionflow: Off
CineMotion: Auto

ADV Color Temperature Menu

ADV Color Temperature Basic
R-Gain: -6
G-Gain: -2
B-Gain: -5
R-Bias: 0
G-Bias: 0
B-Bias: 0


ADV Color Temperature Multi Point (10p)
Point 1
-4
-13
Min

Point 2
-8
-12
-16

Point 3
-8
-12
-11

Point 4
-7
-10
-10

Point 5
-4
-8
-9

Point 6
-2
-6
-5

Point 7
-3
-5
-6

Point 8
-2
-4
-6

Point 9
-1
-3
-5

Point 10
0
-3
-5

Point 11
-1
-3
-5

Point 12
0
-2
-5

Point 13
2
-1
-4

Point 14
2
-1
-4

Point 15
1
-2
-5

Point 16
1
-2
-5

Point 17
1
-2
-4

Point 18
1
0
-2

Point 19
0
-1
-3

Point 20
-1
0
-1


Per Color Adjustment:
Red:
Hue: 0
Saturation: 1
Lightness: 0

Magenta:
Hue: 2
Saturation: -1
Lightness: -2

Blue:
Hue: -9
Saturation: 9
Lightness: -3

Cyan:
Hue: -1
Saturation: 5
Lightness: -1

Green:
Hue: 6
Saturation: -5
Lightness: -1

Yellow:
Hue: -9
Saturation: -2
Lightness: 1

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"Anderegg" Sony XBR-X950H Calman AutoCal calibration "D65" settings (last updated May 20, 2020)

The following calibrations were performed using AutoCal feature in Calman Home for Sony 2020, with an X-rite i1 Display Pro 3 meter on a 49” X950H. All calibrations share the same basic 2 point (Gain and Bias) settings. 2 point settings must be entered for each source, HDMI1, HDMI2, Apps, etc. 20 point settings are saved in their respective menu, AFTER first selecting Color Temp from the Color menu. 20 point settings are only entered once, and once entered, can be used in any picture mode and any source that you select the specified Color Temp (Color menu), example, Expert 1, Expert 2, Warm, Cool etc. The individual 20 point R G B offset values are available in their respective attachments. The attachments show the Calman 0-100% values in 5% steps, so 4.6 = Point 1, 9.6 = Point 2, 15 = Point 3, and so on sequentially. The Color Management System, or RGB gamut Per color adjustments, like the 20 point, are stored in the previously selected Color Temp in the Color menu. As with the 20 point values, they need only be entered once while in the specific Color Temp selection, and will then be carried over to any picture mode or source that has the specific Color Temp selected in the Color menu.

SDR sRGB/REC709 (2.2 power gamma 100cd/m reference calibration)

Brightness 2
Contrast 90
Gamma 0
Black Level 50
Auto Local Dimming Medium
X-Tended Dynamic Range Off
Color 50
Color Temp Expert 1 or 2 (20 point white balance)
Adv. color temperature: Basic (2 point white balance)
R-Gain Max
G-Gain -6
B-Gain -6
R-Bias 0
G-Bias 0
B-Bias 0
Adv. color temperature: Multi point (see attached AUTOCALSDR20POINT)
Per color adjustment (see attached AUTOCALSDRGAMUT)

SDR BT.1886 (2.3 BT.1886 gamma curve 100cd/m reference calibration)

Brightness 2
Contrast 90
Gamma 0
Black Level 50
Auto Local Dimming Medium
X-Tended Dynamic Range Off
Color 50
Color Temp Expert 1 or 2 (20 point white balance)
Adv. color temperature: Basic (2 point white balance)
R-Gain Max
G-Gain -6
B-Gain -6
R-Bias 0
G-Bias 0
B-Bias 0
Adv. color temperature: Multi point (see attached AUTOCAL188620POINT)
Per color adjustment (see attached AUTOCAL1886GAMUT)

HDR10-HLG-Dolby Vision (HDR 2.2 power derived reference calibration)
* Dolby Vision Dark has a white balance issue, and requires the following alternate settings be used R-Gain Max, G-Gain -6, B-Gain -2, R-Bias 8, G-Bias 0, B-Bias -2.

Brightness Max
Contrast 90 (Max for Dolby Vision Bright)
Gamma 0
Black Level 50
Auto Local Dimming High
X-Tended Dynamic Range High
Color 50
Color Temp Expert 1 or 2 (20 point white balance)
Adv. color temperature: Basic (2 point white balance)
R-Gain Max
G-Gain -6
B-Gain -6
R-Bias 0
G-Bias 0
B-Bias 0
Adv. color temperature: Multi point (see attached AUTOCALHDR20POINT)
Per color adjustment (see attached AUTOCALHDRGAMUT)

SDR sRGB/REC709 Aleternate (2.2 power gamma 100cd/m reference calibration)

Brightness 2
Contrast 90
Gamma -2
Black Level 50
Auto Local Dimming Medium
X-Tended Dynamic Range Off
Color 50
Color Temp Warm (20 point white balance)
Adv. color temperature: Basic (2 point white balance)
R-Gain Max
G-Gain -6
B-Gain -6
R-Bias 0
G-Bias 0
B-Bias 0
Adv. color temperature: Multi point (see attached AUTOCALWARM20POINT)
Per color adjustment (see attached AUTOCALWARMGAMUT)

X-Motion Clarity: For all picture modes, X-Motion Clarity, which eliminated judder for 24p content over non 24Hz signal, set Motionflow to Custom, Smoothness Min, and Clearness to Min, 1, 2, or Max. Also set CineMotion to Auto.
 

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I preordered a 49" X950H on Amazon yesterday, so as an actual "owner" I would like to kick off this new thread. I currently have a well calibrated X900F, and am upgrading to the X950H for additional picture modes, such as Dolby Vison bright and dark, additional Calman profiles, eARC, 4 HDMI 2.0 ports, and the 50%. brighter HDR luminance on the 950 series. I pulled the trigger on the X950H 49" after it dropped in price 15% on Amazon (dropped hundreds of dollars for a few hours, now back to MSRP), and as of today, it shows as shipping my preorder on Feb 17, 2020.

I should have my X950H on Wed the 19th according to Amazon...crossing fingers. I have a i1 Display Pro meter, HCFR, and Calman Home for Sony 2019 R3 with Autocal ready and waiting for the new set to arrive. Running it through the meter will obviously be the first priority, and I will post a small review with calibration results and quirks and features discovered. If you have any specific questions about the new TV, ask away, and we will see what we can do to help answer them.

Paul

https://www.sony.com/electronics/televisions/xbr-x950h-series
Looking forward to your evaluation. After this years CES, there were a lot of new sets that piqued my interest. I want to stay close to a 50" set, so the 48" Sony Oled and this LCD fits the bill.

Do you know the difference between th X950H and the XH95? These nomenclatures can be confusing. I'm wondering if the XH95 is for the UK.
 

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Looking forward to your evaluation. After this years CES, there were a lot of new sets that piqued my interest. I want to stay close to a 50" set, so the 48" Sony Oled and this LCD fits the bill.

Do you know the difference between th X950H and the XH95? These nomenclatures can be confusing. I'm wondering if the XH95 is for the UK.
Correct, the naming scheme for the US and Japan is different than for Europe. The USA 60Hz A9G Master Series OLED is probably the 50Hz AG9 across the pond.

Speaking of Master Series, I almost waited for the new 48" A9S 48" OLED, but was anticipating $2000+ pricetag (preordered my X950H for half that), and my TV is hooked up to a Windows PC full time and the fear of walking away for 10 minutes with a Windows folder open (white box with test on a black background), or pausing Netflix for 10 minutes, just scares the hell out of me with OLED.

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Thanks for your reply. Didn't realize that the new Sony LED model was available. Will wait for your analysis.

The A9S wasn't on display at CES,so hopefully it will hit the showroom soon. Hoping that the X950H will be too.

I had the 55"A9G briefly late last year and it had a couple of issues,so I returned it while I could to Best Buy. Great picture, but trying to get a good picture was painstaking. The menu system is somewhat of a pain. Getting to the settings was lengthy and you could.t just exit, you had to back step out. I don't suspect the new line will be any different.
 

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wait what ? is this 60hz/50hz referring to signal only ?


the Europe models panel itself is still native 120hz refresh, right ?
The 50Hz models can accept 60Hz as well...I think it is more to do with the included tuners, the US TV's don't have DVB-T.

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Me too ,

Still showing the same price as when it was first announced , ship date still the 24th ( next week ) .

Me __ undecided , I need to see what Samsung is offering . :eek:

I too must stay around the 50" size , I would like to go bigger , but stand and environment disagree !!

Now to but you guys to work , or who ever reads this and cares to reply !! :D

What is this Calman , thing and how much does it cost ?

:) I`m not as young as I seem , and still believe ALL tv`s should come ready to view. :confused:

Right now I have a Sony XBR2 ( old ) and never needed any major adjustments .

Also have a 2013 Samsung F8K and the main board failed and after it was replaced , the picture was and is perfect , had a bad main board to start with.

So that is it :cool:

Take care ,

Gary  :D
 

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Calaman is software along with equipment used to "calibrate" a tv's color performance. It's quite detailed, more so than calibrators had 20 years ago.

Here's a link to one of many youtube videos that show what goes into a calibration.
 

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Calaman is software along with equipment used to "calibrate" a tv's color performance. It's quite detailed, more so than calibrators had 20 years ago.

Here's a link to one of many youtube videos that show what goes into a calibration. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwdDPxrmWPw
I have Calman Home for Sony 2019 ($149USD) with AutoCal. When my TV arrives this Wednesday, I will throw a quick 2.2 power gamma and BT.1886 AutoCal at it, while I wait for the screen to break in a week or so and do a more in depth calibration. I will post the AutoCal settings in a week when I get the TV, so at least you can have some "better than stock" settings to use.

Amazon keeps fluctuating between $1198 MSRP for the 49" and $998...it keeps going up and down randomly...I got one at $999 on the 14th.

Paul
 

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I have Calman Home for Sony 2019 ($149USD) with AutoCal. When my TV arrives this Wednesday, I will throw a quick 2.2 power gamma and BT.1886 AutoCal at it, while I wait for the screen to break in a week or so and do a more in depth calibration. I will post the AutoCal settings in a week when I get the TV, so at least you can have some "better than stock" settings to use.

Amazon keeps fluctuating between $1198 MSRP for the 49" and $998...it keeps going up and down randomly...I got one at $999 on the 14th.

Paul
At one time back in the early 90's, I took the ISF training because there wasn't anyone doing calibrations in this area. This was when Joe Kane was the main man. I ended up using a Philips PM5639 analyzer and companion test pattern generator. Really expensive and it could only do color temp. What you have is so much more sophisticated. I had my Pioneer Elite Kuro calibrated several years back with a calibrator who used Calman and it was interesting to see it done.
Like I said previously, looking forward to your assessment of the set's abilities.
 

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Me too ,

Still showing the same price as when it was first announced , ship date still the 24th ( next week ) .

Me __ undecided , I need to see what Samsung is offering . :eek:

I too must stay around the 50" size , I would like to go bigger , but stand and environment disagree !!

Now to but you guys to work , or who ever reads this and cares to reply !! :D

What is this Calman , thing and how much does it cost ?

:) I`m not as young as I seem , and still believe ALL tv`s should come ready to view. :confused:

Right now I have a Sony XBR2 ( old ) and never needed any major adjustments .

Also have a 2013 Samsung F8K and the main board failed and after it was replaced , the picture was and is perfect , had a bad main board to start with.

So that is it :cool:

Take care ,

Gary  :D
Here’s the AVS thread for Calman for Sony.

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/139-display-calibration/3065536-calman-home-sony-2019-a.html
 

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Hi LNEWoLF ,

Thanks for the link , I actually saw that before I posted :eek: , I guess I was kind`a hoping it was a built in thing that magically corrected any muck ups while being built !! LOL :D

I found about a little about the new Samsung 49" QLED - 8 Series last night , below is a link to Samsung`s website to find out more.

https://www.samsung.com/us/televisi...-qled-4k-uhd-hdr-smart-tv-2020-qn49q80tafxza/

Curious , BH Photo is stating 100 less than Amazon , I imagine that will change by the release date , some time in April .

2 very nice 49" to choose from , now curious about Vizio`s offering .

Right now , is very minute , I might go with the Samsung , but that will change :confused: a lot !!

Take care ,

Gary 
 
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