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Sony XH95 4K LCD TV Preview

technomen

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Thank your for this preview Phil Hinton !
in addition to your preview here are some pictures to model:



65XH95 vs 65XG95, Sony's 2020 X-Wide Angle Technology Affects Blacks / Contrast



Source:(hdtvpolska.com)
 

Phil Hinton

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Thank your for this preview Phil Hinton !
in addition to your preview here are some pictures to model:
Sorry, some of those are copyright of Sony and not for publication, so have been removed. I have attached our video with Gavin who explains all of these features and there is footage of the new TVs in there as well. I also asked about the contrast issues with X-Wide Angle and the blooming issues with the black bars, which he answers. All of this is here on AVForums and in far greater detail than off-site links.
 

adbailey18

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That last pic of the remote doesn't show the screen in good light (no pun intended).
 

technomen

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ah ok i don't know that kind of information sorry to have posted them
so any idea on the number of zone on this new model?
Thank you.
 

Blu21

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Yes how many zones does the XH95 have? And is it really truye that the XH95 will have worse blacks and contrast ratio than the XG95?
 

technomen

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These are the most important innovations of the Sony TV 2020 range
""There are also improvements in the LCD segment compared to the 2019 range. Sony remains faithful to its upgrade strategy and provides its new devices with technologies reserved for the best models last year. The X95H models (predecessor X95G) benefit from a better stability of the viewing angle thanks to the X-Wide-Angle (except 49 inches), while the X90H devices (predecessor X90H) even benefit from an LED matrix backlight complete (except 55 inch version). The distribution of processors remains the same, the X95H still has an X1 Ultimate processor, while the X90H devices have to settle for the slightly weaker X1 4K HDR. In addition, the X90H models (with the exception of the 8K cameras) are the only models that allow 4K / 120p processing. We could at least take it from the technical specifications and this was also confirmed to us on the Sony stand at CES 2020.
Where is HDMI 2.1?
Sony confirms 4K / 120p processing only for the Z8H and Z9H (Z9G), as well as for the X90H series. We are very surprised that Sony Electronics does not support the HDMI 2.1 interface with the next generation Playstation 5 console, which was announced for 2020. At least, the "HDMI 2.1" has not been communicated word for word . Our only hope is that due to license delays, Sony has not been allowed to officially announce its CES 2020 models with HDMI 2.1. Otherwise, of course, the question arises as to why no HDMI 2.1 has been installed. Are the processors not powerful enough? Didn't Sony engineers just do it, or is the interface deliberately left out? We hope to get more information on this topic at the Sony Roadshow in March.""
Source:4kfilme.de
 

Blu21

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I don't like the additional silver boarders on the X95H, the XG95 looks sleeker because it doesn't have those boarders.

So we now know that the X95H even at 55" will have X-wide Angle enaled which means lower contrast, poorer blacks and now with a worse design. The more we find out about the X95H the more it sounds like a downgrade on the XG95.
 

skyform

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Well that's your opinion, imo it's a much nicer design. It's like an OLED without a real frame, the frame is the panel it self, like the modern slim monitors and around the panel there is just a very thin silver border.

Stand/feet is also much nicer and you can choose between two positions, wide and narrow.

TV also has a new much nicer menu, backlit remote and you can even talk to the TV which will make operating the TV even easier and more fun and the sound will be a lot better.

Imo X-wide angle is a plus aswell because the viewing angle of VA panels is so limited that if you sit closer to the TV you lose all the contrast and colours fade, it stays good only in the middle of the screen while all edges are washed out.

I can see some colors shift and lose of contrast even while watching 55" XG9505 from 3m away, if you sit 1.5m away it's really bad and that's why contrast may look even better with X-wide viewing angle because it will look the same over the whole screen.

People with 75" and 85" XG9505 are very happy and most people who saw 65" next to 75" prefer 75" with x-wide angle.
 
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technomen

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Sony XBR-49X950H US model starting at $ 1,099.99 Coming Soon !
 

LCDseeker

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Underwhelmed is the word to describe it so far. At least they've sorted the feet out! Sony really don't want to push their LCD's forward anymore, such a shame after the models 3 years ago.
 

skyform

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Too expensive, 48" OLED's will be near that price. Sony should reduce the price of their LED TV's.

Two years in row 2018 and 2019 all their LED range was priced exactly the same once they were released, if they do it again this year then they are crazy, at least their prices fall a lot during the year but still their starting prices are way too high.
 

technomen

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Sony KD-49XH9505 Spécifications(IPS Panel 50/60Hz)o_O
 
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skyform

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I think they got it wrong but what if it's true because 49" is the only model to not have x-wide viewing angle so they used IPS instead so that all 9505 models have better viewing angle.

If that's true that's a massive downgrade from 49XE9005, 49XF9005 and 49XG9005. IPS instead of VA and 50/60Hz instead of 100/120Hz and even 8 bit + frc instead of 10bit.

Better viewing angle is favoured more and more since OLED was introduced, looks like they don't care for contrast on LED anymore because they have OLED for this.
 
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technomen

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US prices and availability were based in the United States.
55XH95 = $ 1,299 (early April)
65XH95 = $ 1699 (early April)
75XH95 = $ 2,699 (early April)
85XH95 = $ 4,999 (mid-February)
 

technomen

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The 2020 X950H series. For the 49" and 85" X950H we're expecting the first allocation to be available mid February. 55", 65" and 75" mid April.

Here's some of the advantages that the 2020 X950H has vs. the current X950G series:

- New LCD/LED panel, but at this time I do not have any information on the new display module.

- Acoustic Auto Calibration.

- Improved built-in audio with the high frequencies enhanced by modulating the TVs aluminum frame.

- Slim wall-mount compatible.

- Two position stand so you can position the feet inward for use with smaller cabinets or personal design look.
Source:forum.blu-ray.com !
 

akarma

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More local dimming zones. It is only real upgrade i wait in H950H. X950G is strong enough in all other respects
 

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