Sony haven't made any comment to us directly on what version of Dolby Vision will be made available on the XF90. We won't be long term testing this set, but we have purchased a retail sample of the 55-inch AF8 OLED so will be using that one for the rest of the year and will be able to see what happens long term with DV and the OS.Should we assume that Dolby Vision, if/when it arrives, will just be the 'half' solution on HDMI, that will require a 'co-operating' disc player in order to work? How free-standing is the 2017 DV f/w update?
Sorry I don't follow what you want. Have you read the review? I am quite clear about the fact it doesn't have DV out of the box or when it will get it. We are tough on Sony for this and the OS. So I am struggling to see what you want, as we absolutely have reviewed this as an out of the box experience, and not just for image quality but the entire user experience.@Phil Hinton In the review tags you state the TV supports Dolby Vision, the TV does not support Dolby Vision out of the box, and as we have seen time and time again, promised new features via firmware updates often fail to appear or are compromised in some way.
I think as reviewers, you have to get tougher with manufactures on this point... you need to start reviewing the out of box experience... not the promises of manufacturers, so this TV does not support Dolby Vision.
Don't rely on anyone else, use the information but go and see it for yourself, only you can decide if it is noticeable or too much.In the above review there is a mention of slight banding on sports can anyone who owns this set say if its really noticeable as I'd be watching a lot of sport esp football
OK, well that's because it is being sold as having that feature and people will search on that tag keyword, so they will find the review. However the review clearly states it as a con and we go in to the fact within the review as well. Hope that helps.
@Phil Hinton I get that Phil, and understand why you're done it. I don't want this to turn into a long exchange of words, so I will just make my last points and leave the matter alone.OK, well that's because it is being sold as having that feature and people will search on that tag keyword, so they will find the review. However the review clearly states it as a con and we go in to the fact within the review as well. Hope that helps.
I hear what you are saying, but don't agree and I think we have made it quite clear it doesn't support it out of the box. We can't say any more than that because we have no facts that it will or wont come other than a promise from Sony. People reading the review will get that point. As I also said we have an AF8 here that was purchased and will be long term testing that and feeding back on the forums and to Sony direct about what we find. So it will be covered in detail. Thanks for the feedback we do appreciate it.
Love the bit where you mention "upgraded to Dolby Vision later in the year... we hope."
I think most times it is the luck of the draw as the review of the XE9005 said “as mentioned earlier the XE90 was free of annoying banding” that was for football, my XE9005 is perfect to a point I think it was the prototype unit lol! No banding or DSE nothing, for the first time I have a perfect screen, but then there’s that annoying frame drop/repeat problem.In the above review there is a mention of slight banding on sports can anyone who owns this set say if its really noticeable as I'd be watching a lot of sport esp football