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Aug 4, 2014
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Sony X950H 65" LED TV $1598

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Older 2020 TV but still a good quality set. Looks like Best Buy is the only other major retailer that sells it, and it's listed at $1799.

Bought this in the summer when comparing it to the new X90J, and didn't want to shell out for the X95J.

Edit: Changed thread to just go through the retailer itself rather than Amazon.
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Apr 10, 2011
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Things improve year over year yet you are proposing a 2-year old model with only a $200 rebate?
From an obscure merchant who might or might not be there in a month or two should you need an exchange or a refund?
Better make sure that Sony Canada will recognize that merchant as an authorized dealer in case of a warranty claim.

There's a Costco thread at the moment for a 65 in. LG OLED A1 for $1589 where you can get an extended warranty. Costco will be there 5 years from now and in the short term they have a well known easy return policy.

Why take a chance on such a big purchase?
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Jan 2, 2011
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Maybe because it's a high end 4K TV from Sony in 2020 ?

Maybe someone doesn't need OLED TV ?

Maybe we all don't have a Costco membership ?

For what it's worth, it's a pretty damn TV without the risk of burn-in. Too each his own.
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anhtuanngo wrote: Maybe because it's a high end 4K TV from Sony in 2020 ?

Maybe someone doesn't need OLED TV ?

Maybe we all don't have a Costco membership ?

For what it's worth, it's a pretty damn TV without the risk of burn-in. Too each his own.
100% agree. Great TV. As about OLEDs, it is not only has a burn-in risk, it is also has a low brightness (with crazy ABL), washed out color in bright scenes, etc... Not to say that OLED TVs from LG quickly become outdated tech after introduction of QD OLEDs from Sony and Samsung...
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Aug 4, 2014
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Temporel wrote: Things improve year over year yet you are proposing a 2-year old model with only a $200 rebate?
From an obscure merchant who might or might not be there in a month or two should you need an exchange or a refund?
Better make sure that Sony Canada will recognize that merchant as an authorized dealer in case of a warranty claim.

There's a Costco thread at the moment for a 65 in. LG OLED A1 for $1589 where you can get an extended warranty. Costco will be there 5 years from now and in the short term they have a well known easy return policy.

Why take a chance on such a big purchase?
Aside from the points that the previous posters brought up, it's more of an alternative to anybody shopping either the x90j or x95j. Objectively, for non-gamers, the x950h might be a better choice for only $100 extra over the x90j. Compare that to a savings of $600 for a newer 65" x95j, where somebody might prefer the savings over things like the the HDMI 2.1 ports.

I can't speak to how the x950h compares to any OLED offerings, but when I was cross-shopping back in the summer against the x90j, I thought the x950h offered a much better picture quality for the average consumer.

If anybody is iffy about buying from Electronique Hi-Fi, you could also try price matching Best Buy for peace of mind.
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Feb 20, 2007
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Id spend the extra 200 to get the x90j. There was a big jump in tech from the h to j

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