Sony XH90 4K LCD TV Preview

fjf

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There is a tiny bit of blooming around white subtitles, but it is never intrusive and the black bars (watching movies) are black and the contrast between dark and bright zones is very good. This TV is just fantastic, unless you suffer from OCD and need an OLED. Then you can spend your days looking for burn-in.
 

techdiver

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There is a tiny bit of blooming around white subtitles, but it is never intrusive and the black bars (watching movies) are black and the contrast between dark and bright zones is very good. This TV is just fantastic, unless you suffer from OCD and need an OLED. Then you can spend your days looking for burn-in.
How is screen uniformity? Any noticeable banding or DSE? What size do you have if you don't mind me asking?
 

fjf

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75". I ran the youtube videos and I dont see nothing bothering me. No banding, no DSE and pretty good uniformity. I dont know if I got lucky or other people are too picky, but this TV is great. I just watched the Starwars ep.1 again with dolby vision in bright mode (there is a dark that is too dark and a vivo that is too bright) and all I can tell you is that this TV is amazing. Like watching a different movie. VERY happy!!.
 

techdiver

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Not very detailed but a positive review.
 

techdiver

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techdiver

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75". I ran the youtube videos and I dont see nothing bothering me. No banding, no DSE and pretty good uniformity. I dont know if I got lucky or other people are too picky, but this TV is great. I just watched the Starwars ep.1 again with dolby vision in bright mode (there is a dark that is too dark and a vivo that is too bright) and all I can tell you is that this TV is amazing. Like watching a different movie. VERY happy!!.
If you get a chance could you measure the distance between the top and bottom of the TV and the vesa mount holes. I have an existing wall mount for my 65 inch and wondering whether I'll need to move it.
 

fjf

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If you get a chance could you measure the distance between the top and bottom of the TV and the vesa mount holes. I have an existing wall mount for my 65 inch and wondering whether I'll need to move it.
From top of the panel to top hole: 53cm. From bottom of the panel to bottom hole: 14cm. Between holes: 30cm.
 

techdiver

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From top of the panel to top hole: 53cm. From bottom of the panel to bottom hole: 14cm. Between holes: 30cm.
Thanks a million for that. Much appreciated.
 

Richer Sounds

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I am so bloomin annoyed at Richer Sounds. Me and my girlfriend have had issue after issue with ordering our TVs from there!

First my GF ordered and then for some reason they returned the payment. She had to call up multiple times to get it sorted, each time with someone saying they would look into it and call her back, which they never did!

Then I have had the issues with the wrong TV being delivered. Again multiple times I was told I would be called back and I wasn't. They eventually sort it to pick up the wrong TV and I am assured that I would get the correct TV by the end of the month. Now I have been told that it won't be by the end of the month and that they have absolutely no idea when they will be getting it!

Don't know what to do now. I assume get a refund and order from John Lewis and just deal with the 5 year warranty (although if Richer Sounds warranty service is as bad as their sales and after sales service then I might be dodging a bullet there!).
Hi there,

I was obviously sorry to read your comments on the thread and offer my apologies.

Of course we should have called you back when promised and I’ll definitely look into why this didn’t happen. From checking, we are still out of stock of the TV that you wanted – with no eta from the manufacturer for additional stock – and this is why we’ve been unable to supply you with one on this occasion.

I'm glad to hear that you’ve since sourced a TV (even though we weren’t able to supply it). Of course if there is anything I can do for you please drop me a PM.

Apologies again,

John Clayton
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techdiver

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Be interesting to see if other reviews mention the banding issue. I looks awful to be honest. Not heard any owners mention it. Would be a deal breaker for me to have such poor performance on gradation especially in HDR.
 

skyform

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Most of Tv's have this problem with gradation except some of Sony TV's. Weird that Sony decided to drop smooth gradation. I couldn't stand the bad gradation on GZ950 watching broadcast and youtube, I was shocked how bad it was for such a high rated OLED TV but I felt it was bad just because I got used to Sony's amazing smooth gradation, all other TV's before I owned had bad gradation compared to Sony but you won't have bad gradation in 4k, HDR or DV on any TV, only with brodcast TV, youtube and lower quality content.
 

skyform

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This guy is full of sh*t anyway, he said there was no replacement for XE9005, lol, there was XF9005, XG9505 and now XH9505 and all are better. He also said XH9505 is worse than XH9005 but he had XH9505 in 49", you can't compare 49" with 55", less dimming zones and 49" is worse than 55" anyway, it was the same last year with 49XG9005 compared to bigger sizes of XG9505.
 

Cuthalu

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Be interesting to see if other reviews mention the banding issue. I looks awful to be honest. Not heard any owners mention it. Would be a deal breaker for me to have such poor performance on gradation especially in HDR.
That's a "review" from the clickbaiter Quantum, so it has the validity of a 0. That being said, there's been a couple of guys noting problems with banding on certain situations. It could be a problem on a specific, limited scenarios, especially since hardly anyone has mentioned it before.
 

siluah

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That's a "review" from the clickbaiter Quantum, so it has the validity of a 0. That being said, there's been a couple of guys noting problems with banding on certain situations. It could be a problem on a specific, limited scenarios, especially since hardly anyone has mentioned it before.
This. I wouldn't trust him for anything. That being said, I checked out this video on my X950H and guess what, there is banding in the video unless I enabled smooth gradation of course, but the other vertical lines he is talking about are still there even with smooth gradation. After all, he using a YouTube video to highlight whether or not the TV performs well. YouTube videos can look great but they are inherently compressed so it is expected to see artifacts like this.
 

providec

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Sony X900H Review Part 2: HDR & SDR Out Of The Box Performance (With some adj)
Interestingly, he made this test from the application built into the TV, or he connected it to a computer, the owners of this TV can try to connect the TV to the computer and adjust the screen resolution in the driver 4k 60 Hz 4: 4: 4 10 bit and check this video on YouTube? And can someone confidently say that the 4K HDR X1 processor has HDR Super Bit Mapping?
 

Snoopy65

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And can someone confidently say that the 4K HDR X1 processor has HDR Super Bit Mapping?
yes, ist has, as you can see at the XF85 Model, an the Information from Sony, but not in Kombination with the Dolby Vision Feature, as you can see at the XG85 Modell, that comes with the 4K HDR X1 Processor + Dolby Vision, like the new XH90, but both without Super Bit Mapping
 
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originalbadboy

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Seriously tempted to pick up a 75" or 85" later on in the year when the price drop a bit, but looking at the feet depth what the hell was Sony thinking.

42cm (75") & 45cm (85") is absolutely ridiculous, will never find a TV stand for that, not in the UK anyway.

Ah .. Sony you do make some strange decisions sometimes.
 

siluah

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Seriously tempted to pick up a 75" or 85" later on in the year when the price drop a bit, but looking at the feet depth what the hell was Sony thinking.

42cm (75") & 45cm (85") is absolutely ridiculous, will never find a TV stand for that, not in the UK anyway.

Ah .. Sony you do make some strange decisions sometimes.
Since you are in the UK your model might have the dual feet configuration. It definitely does not in the US though

I misread, you're not talking about width :p

You could just get a VESA mount pedestal stand instead.
 
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Metalex

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Seriously tempted to pick up a 75" or 85" later on in the year when the price drop a bit, but looking at the feet depth what the hell was Sony thinking.

42cm (75") & 45cm (85") is absolutely ridiculous, will never find a TV stand for that, not in the UK anyway.

Ah .. Sony you do make some strange decisions sometimes.
Of course you can, there are tons available. Mine is 50cm deep.
 

providec

Novice Member
yes, ist has, as you can see at the XF85 Model, an the Information from Sony, but not in Kombination with the Dolby Vision Feature, as you can see at the XG85 Modell, that comes with the 4K HDR X1 Processor + Dolby Vision, like the new XH90, but both without Super Bit Mapping
Thanks for the answer👍, then why does he show such a banding, maybe it's on the TV screen, it would be interesting to know the screen manufacturer in this TV
 

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