HDMI 2.1 only matters in the "new" Gaming systems, graphics cards, and 8K.My bad, I don't game on console. I am a pc gamer. I use my tv for movies and tv shows. So in terms of that I think the x950h would still be a wise choice for those who aren't gamers and are looking for a 55 inch flagship 4k tv from Sony. Because there will be no more 55 inch flagships at all in their new lineup.
I can probably write an essay on how behind the consoles are compared to pc, and how unnecessary hdmi 2.1 might be at this point in time, but that's for another forum! 😂
It's pretty easy to spot in the letterbox bars any time there's a single light source near the edge of the frame.Can someone recommend a show where you see a lot of blooming. Either I'm blind or I'm really not seeing much of a blooming when I'm directly infront of the set, even in a dark room.
From an angle all tvs show more blooming
My experience is that it depends on the app.Can someone help explain how this TV deals with built in Apps. Do each app count as a seperate Input, meaning do they each have their own picture settings? For example does netflix picture settings differ from Amazon prime, and from hulu etc. Im sorta getting lost a little.
To my understanding Each app is its own input. And each input has 3 different picture settings 1. for Dolby Vision --- 2. For HDR content (non dolby) 3. SDR content.
so for example the built in netflix would have 3 picture settings, with sub menues such as vivid, custom, custom pro, cinema etc.?
Yea seems like netflix, amazon prime, apple tv app, youtube, keep their own.My experience is that it depends on the app.
Some apps seem to inherit settings from the "Home" screen, whereas others such as YouTube and Netflix clearly store their own settings as a separate "input".
I honestly don't see a major benefit in the upgrade. I actually feel the android tv is better than google tv.What are everyone's thoughts on if there is any chance the 950h sees Google TV upgrade this year? It seems Sony CES info indicated there was no concrete plan for pre-2021 models.
I used this one to mount my 85". Didn't think I would want the tilt/articulation features, but I use them both! Very satisfied. Seems it is out of stock right now on Amazon though.I want to mount this TV to the wall. I got the 85" a few days ago and I'm happy with the purchase but right now it's sitting on the floor. Can anyone recommend the best wall mount from Amazon? The 4 holes in the back of the TV are very far apart from each other.
Hi, not sure if you figured this out. But remembered your post after it happened to me as well.I struggle with the setup that would reveal details from black areas without brightening image too much. I realised that only increase of 'black level' brings more details, anything lower than 55 looks like just black patch. When I initially set up TV I set black level to 48 and was very happy with the deep of black but more content I watched I started to recognize lack of details. Currently watching the boys on prime via native app, it is HDR and 55 black level seems to be the best compromise between details and overall brightness. I watched "room to rent" before also on prime which was not HDR and 65 was minimum to reveal some details but darks were already greyish on that setting. Do anyone have some tips how to get the best settings for balanced blacks and details?
I wish this TV comes with several presets that I could save setting for different content. I do adjust settings for Netflix, prime or whatever as "app(video)" but films are hd, 4k or sd and need to fiddle with setting for every other movie I watch
I would say it's a significant improvement, the HDR is definitely more punchy to me. It was definitely worth the 400 increase I paid for it. Let me put it this way... with the 900H, I was sometime wondering is the HDR was activated and I had to check with the display button or the picture settings. I never did that with the 950H, because I know when HDR is activated right away. I can tell.Sorry, didn't see your reply till now! Thanks for the advice, that is really good to know. Would you say the better colors/HDR are a significant enough improvement over the x900h that it's worth returning and switching out for a x950h? Put another way, would you say the HDR experience on the x900h is poor/mediocre (ie. the colors/brightness isn't good enough to deliver a proper HDR experience)? I know this is pretty subjective, but I appreciate your input nonetheless. Also, I watch in a very dark room so I could see the blooming being an issue (something I essentially have no problems with on the x900h).
VRR will be implemented. It's the main thing I'll miss from the 950, since I have a PS5. I returned the 900H because of really bad DSE, and the fact that I wanted a better HDR experience.Lastly, what prompted you to return the x900h? For me, I only bought it because of 4k120 and VRR (for my XSX). With it unable to output real 4k120, and the possibility VRR is never implemented (I got contradicting answers from two different CS reps), the x900h has essentially no benefits over the x950h imo.
Is that how it works? It seems to me they are unrelated settings and unrelated scales... Not sure 15 out of 255 is the same as 15 out of 100. I just put everything on auto and let the devices figure what the best option.It is a problem where the media and tv mismatch and you get wrong color range. 0-255 vs 15-235 , so you have to up the black level by 15 to get correct (65), i have previously had the oposite happend where i have to lower to 35 to get correct blacks, but 2 days ago i also had to put 65 to get correct levels.
Edit: For hdmi inpus you can force right color range in settings, that is not an option for the internal apps.
Just a reminder (since it took me a while to respond) to preface my comments... I'm certain my 900 was defective. Even with G-Drive and G-Bias both cranked all the way down, the grayscale and colors bore a decidedly green cast to them. The backlight system had issues as well... rather than anything that resembled a normal gamma curve, when the overall picture brightness level reached a certain trigger point, the backlight would instantaneously jump to full output, eyeball searing flamethrower mode. So... my evaluation of the 900 is seriously hampered by those issues.Thank you very much for your reply, your post was really helpful! I'm still on the fence about getting a x950h but I'm leaning more towards it. I'm also now considering a q80t or maybe a CX (though I'm really weary of burn in in the CX).
I'm quite intrigued that native HD content looks quite a bit better. I notice that 720p and 480p sources also tend to be quite noisy with the x900h.
My main question about the comparison though lies with HDR. How much better does HDR content look on the 950 compared to the 900? Are colors more vibrant? Or does it only help in dark scenes? I'm also interested to learn how contrast/deep blacks look and how bad blooming is on the 950?
Check out here: Wall Mount FinderI want to mount this TV to the wall. I got the 85" a few days ago and I'm happy with the purchase but right now it's sitting on the floor. Can anyone recommend the best wall mount from Amazon? The 4 holes in the back of the TV are very far apart from each other.
How can you even tell anymore. In 4k there are over 8 million pixels and I'm sure some pixels are probably dead. But unless you put a magnifying glass on every inch it's impossible to see.Has anyone here experienced dead pixels on the X950H? I am looking at a 65” version, and I have had issues with dead pixels in the past.
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I have had this issue in the past. One or two tiny grey dots. Distracting enough to the point of where it all I will look for.How can you even tell anymore. In 4k there are over 8 million pixels and I'm sure some pixels are probably dead. But unless you put a magnifying glass on every inch it's impossible to see.
If you have a group of dead pixels, that's probably not a good thing and a different issue, possibly damage to the unit.
The days of seeing dead pixels are pretty much Gina since there are so many more pixels picked in every inch that even on phones that you hold up to you face, it'll sometimes be hard to tell.