Sony is making this hard for me as the XJ95 won't be at 55" size. You're pretty sure the XJ90 won't be bright enough for HDR future-proof? When can we expect reviews telling nits etc.? I'm pretty sure you have enough knowledge from previous advancements.It depends how careful you are using it as a PC monitor, and what steps you use to prevent burn in. If you use a screensaver and don't keep apps up all the time with the same static elements then your TV will last a lot longer than if you do.
We will have to wait to see if the X90J meets the minimum 1000 nits that's recommended for HDR. The XH90 didn't but the XG90/XF90 before it did. Either way its not going to be as good as the XH95 with HDR picture quality and if it does meet 1000 it won't be 1500 like the higher tier Sony TVs are.
MicroLED is a long way off being at smaller sizes, but it will certainly be a game changer if it makes it. Not to be confused with miniLED which doesn't really make LCD TVs that much better.
Power consumption will be low on both TVs for SDR usage where the backlight (OLED brightness on OLED) will be low compared to HDR where its on full.
Your remark about OLED made me more suspicious, which might be a good thing. Although I could buy 100 € 5 year warranty for burn-in (and it's possible the warranty is not good). But that would make the CX cost 1300 €, 300 € more than XH95. I don't game very much anymore or need the absolute best quality (I have 10 year old TV now ***), so such an investment is not so sensible, especially with the burn-in risk for my usage.
So what I'm now thinking as there won't be good enough 55" size TV in the next Sony generation (I do want the HDR capabilities to be future-proof), and I don't want to risk Samsung either (and the 55" Q90T costs 1300 € here), should I buy the XH95.
I'm not a gamer, but like to have that option as I do game sometimes. But I won't buy the best graphics cards either. I also sit 2,5 metres away from the 55" TV, so 4K is not so important.
I read that I might be able to force 1440p 120hz from the computer for this Sony XH95, eventhough it does not support such a resolution? Is it so? Because that 1440p 120hz should be good enough for my distance and gaming needs. Also I think HDMI 2.1 graphic cards are very expensive currently, especially if one plans to have the best graphics at 4K/120hz.
Are those other HDMI 2.1 features very important for gaming, or just more of nice things to have? Are they important for other things? I think I will never buy a console, only play from PC.
Also now I'm thinking how big of an upgrade the new TV would be compared to my 10 year old FullHD TV, Sony W5500 52". You have said elsewhere that it's not a big upgrade if the content is max. FullHD, and it seems all the broadcasts are like 720p/1080p.
So in short, my dilemma now is if I should wait for XJ90 reviews so I can compare it to XH95. Sucks that the XJ95 isn't in 55" size, so it makes my choice of XH95 more likely. That XH95 offer of 1000 € is valid until 18.4. and they have about 100 units to sell.
And I'm still not sure that I won't need some of the HMDI 2.1 capabilities, like Dynamic HDR, in the future.
Another issue I have with no HDMI 2.1, is that I can't get 4K/120hz out of it in normal desktop usage, eventhough it has both capabilities. Will this affect if I watch sports from my computer through a browser?