Went ahead and picked up a 55" yesterday, and generally very happy I didn't wait. In fact, the process of moving the old Vizio appears to have been fatal. After a factory reset, it would not power on again.Seems like the 950H may be my last chance to purchase a 55" LED with Dolby Vision, wide viewing angles, and other bells and whistles.
I don't find the X950H blooming to be bad enough that I'm worried about miniLED. Its maybe slightly more noticable than the P55-C1 (which had 2x the zones before it started to fail).
There are a couple of annoyances with the Android TV implementation compared to my Shield TV. Apologies if these are FAQ, pointers are welcomed. Is there a thread search function I've missed?
- I can't customize the quick settings options that appear in the settings menu. This is a standard part of the Android settings UI so Sony must have removed it?
- The launcher ads/promos are not great. I've seen enough of these ads already. I'm aware I can roll back the launcher version if I want, but that involves turning off Play Store autoupdate, which seems worse.
- It doesn't appear to be possible to run local DVR-like functions on the Sony implementation of Android TV? I've added USB storage (256GB) formatted for internal use, but no options related to DVR/time shifting appear in the TV app. Even installing the stock Google "Live Channels" app which I know offers these features has them missing on the Sony. Furthermore, its not isolated to the built-in tuner, Live Channels can't record from an HDHomeRun when that app is installed. Is there a workaround for this? I use an external Plex server for most DVR functions, but its weird to me that I need to use the Shield and a USB tuner to pause live TV.