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[London Drugs] Sony X950G 65” - $1399

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StefanW499 wrote: Apparently Sony stopped that hacked firmware from happening anymore and have gone to great lengths to lock the firmware’s down moving forward. There are a lot of angry Sony Tv owners complaining that their TVs actually have full 2.1 spec’d hardware on them but are being crippled by firmware. Check out this conversation on reddit:

https://www.reddit.com/r/bravia/comment ... ame=iossmf
So if I buy this TV now, is it still possible to install the hacked firmware? If so and after updating to 950H, will I be able install the latest 950H firmwares in the future?
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Can a TV expert help me out here. I bought a Vizio M Series M658-G1 for $699.99 at Costco when they had $300 dollars off based on good reviews. The Rtings rating is 7.9 Mixed Usage, 8.5 for Movies, and 8.3 for HDR Movies as seen here: https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/vizio ... antum-2019

However, I haven't been really impressed with it. So I've been looking for an upgrade. This X950G deal seems like everyone thinks its hot hot hot. But looking at the Rtings it's got an 8.0 mixed usage, 8.3 Movies, and 8.2 for HDR Movies as seen here: https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/sony/x950g

So the X950G would be double what I paid for my Vizio, but the Movie performance and HDR performance is worse than the Vizio? is that right? Does this mean this wouldn't be the upgrade I am looking for and I should be shooting for a true OLED then if I want to see a better picture?
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PC_Cola wrote: Can a TV expert help me out here. I bought a Vizio M Series M658-G1 for $699.99 at Costco when they had $300 dollars off based on good reviews. The Rtings rating is 7.9 Mixed Usage, 8.5 for Movies, and 8.3 for HDR Movies as seen here: https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/vizio ... antum-2019

However, I haven't been really impressed with it. So I've been looking for an upgrade. This X950G deal seems like everyone thinks its hot hot hot. But looking at the Rtings it's got an 8.0 mixed usage, 8.3 Movies, and 8.2 for HDR Movies as seen here: https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/sony/x950g

So the X950G would be double what I paid for my Vizio, but the Movie performance and HDR performance is worse than the Vizio? is that right? Does this mean this wouldn't be the upgrade I am looking for and I should be shooting for a true OLED then if I want to see a better picture?
did you adjust your settings at all after buying?
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Aug 30, 2015
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Can any kind RFDer with this TV in possession already do a quick actual width measurement for me? I have a spot where this could go but it's got EXACTLY 57" of space and not a millimetre to spare. I'm hoping the listed 57" width is a hair more than reality before I buy this.

Thanks!
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PC_Cola wrote: Pretty sure I went and did these settings:
https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/vizio ... 9/settings

Or is there some more in depth calibration and settings tweaking I should have done?
Law of diminishing return. You probably aren't gonna get double the performance, but the X950G is a lot better than the M65. Btw every panel is different, have to tweak it according to your eyes.
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whom can i check with Price match if i want to get this deal ??
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setlist wrote: Can any kind RFDer with this TV in possession already do a quick actual width measurement for me? I have a spot where this could go but it's got EXACTLY 57" of space and not a millimetre to spare. I'm hoping the listed 57" width is a hair more than reality before I buy this.

Thanks!
I followed RFD wisdom and didn't wait: BNIB? BNTL. Hopefully it'll fit.
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So tempting! I can pick up the last one local to me in BC...but obviously the whole HDMI 2.1 debacle has got me waffling.

I understand the 950G has the hardware - it is just a matter of if Sony will release the firmware to allow us to use it.

Idea is to have this last a while and work with PS5...
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DefconZero wrote: So tempting! I can pick up the last one local to me in BC...but obviously the whole HDMI 2.1 debacle has got me waffling.

I understand the 950G has the hardware - it is just a matter of if Sony will release the firmware to allow us to use it.

Idea is to have this last a while and work with PS5...
can you explain more about this HDMI 2.1 thing and which sony models are currently carrying it ?? will be helpful option to other gaming enthusiasts

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