Sony KD85XH9096 / XH900 Firmware Update - Yes or no?


Standard Member
Hi everyone,

New owner of a Sony KD85XH9096 here and I have an option to get the latest firmware update which will add VRR to it.

I have seen posts where people are complaining about performance issues after installing this update and Sony firmware update notes say that this cannot be reversed which is making me a little uneasy...

Do you guys recommend to go for this update or skip it? Thank you


Active Member
I've had the PKG6.4284.xxxxEUA update for my non-VRR-capable Sony KD-43X90J since 19th November, and my TV hasn't been quite right since. The picture frequently flickers at camera and scene changes on all video sources. It took me over three weeks to discover that only switching Motion Flow to off will stop the flicker, but now I have to put up jittery motion on films.

I'd wait before updating - and let those who want VRR do the beta-testing - so as not to spoil your festive film viewing.


Standard Member
Oh no....that's unfortunate. I hope you are able to get a resolution for your tv soon and thanks for sharing your experience.

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