1.0 out of 5 stars
By Quantum TV - Reviewed in the United States on April 28, 2020
Wait For Sale!!!
Grey black. Barely 1000 nits. 3yr old design on the 49in ver. Cheap plastic remote. And forced google tos, are reasons to wait. Hdmi 2.1 not being here is not an issue. Next-Gen consoles will not have much 4k@120hz support. Not even 13TF pc GPUs can handle this yet, so seriously don't sweat that. Upscaling is great, colors are nice, the image looks good. Just not full price good, as it makes little upgrades from last years tv, and downgrades the remote. Just wait. YouTube Quantum TV for an in depth breakdown.
4.0 out of 5 stars
By A reader, a crafter, a gardener and cook - Reviewed in the United States on March 4, 2020
Incredible tv, support and TIVO
Other reviewers will talk about picture quality with numbers and words I don't use so no sense in me even trying to tell you about that stuff. If you want a review from a different perspective, here's mine... Setup....I'm a 63 year old single woman and I had no problems whatsoever getting this out of the box, onto my table top and setting it up and getting it working all by myself. Incredibly simple and easy. I read the screen and I pushed a few buttons and it was done. I use a TIVO and that was no issue whatsoever. I can no longer use my older DVD player as it has the three plugs (white yellow red) and this tv does not support that, all must be digital. As I stream almost everything, that wasn't an issue and I just put the player in another room on an older tv. Picture- when it first starts they show you this quick little movie thing and it blew me away how sharp and clear it was. Incredible, as nice as in any movie theater. But that said, a lot of my tv watching is older stuff and I really don't see much difference during those shows. When newer commercials or live news comes on, then I notice a clear and sharp picture again. Someone came over and played with the tv and turned on some live sports and I noticed the difference again, but if you watch old Law & Orders or The Office, the picture doesn't really seem to improve much, at least to these old eyes. Sound has really impressed me. I never knew what I was missing. Even in old shows I hear background noises I never knew were there. After using it for days I accidentally discovered it will level the sound so commercials aren't so loud. Good thing I stumbled on that. The tv's remote is a bit annoying to me. It has a lot of buttons which do nothing, and other buttons for things I don't want, need or will ever use. So there are all these unused buttons on the remote while things I do use and want have no buttons at all. It would be great if I could program these unused buttons to do what I want them to do. For instance, I have two streaming services, neither are Netflix, yet there's this huge Netflix button. I wish I could program that for Amazon video instead but I can't. I'd like a quick button for the sleep timer and another to send me back to live TV after being in TIVO Central. Not all buttons need to be programmable, but some would be nice. You can decide what you see or don't see in some pm screen menu's, but you can't link them to buttons on the remote. Google Assistant in the remote- interesting, useful at times, pointless at others. I don't have Alexa, but this comes with Google Assistant. The microphone is in the remote control, so you have to pick up the remote to tell Google to turn the tv off or lower the volume...why not just push the button on the remote you're holding? I'd really prefer a microphone in the tv so that when I wake in the morning I can find out the temperature while still snuggly under the covers, or to be able to turn the tv on/off when I can't find the remote. I have asked the Assistant to wake me in the morning, tell me the temperature outside, raise/lower volume, turn the tv off, tell me the age of some actor, and things like that. But all by holding the remote. I use a TIVO so here's what I think of it in combination with it....there was no setup required at all. I took the hdmi cord from the old tv and plugged it into this one and TIVO was there and working fine and didn't even notice a change. The tv's remote takes over the function of most of TIVO's remotes function with a few exceptions. From the tv remote you can access the guide, jump tuners, record, ff, rw, and a few others. What you can't do is (or I haven't figured out how to yet) is change the day on the guide, or get back to live tv from TIVO Central. Some I don't have an issue with some I do, not being able to get back to live tv from the tv remote drives me nuts. So I have to keep both remotes handy. A few days into use of this tv I had a trivial, but annoying issue with one of the options I had set during the initial set up. I no longer wanted that option and yet for the life of me could not find a way to change it back. I used the onscreen help and then my laptop and scoured the internet but the tv was too new for much to be out there. I gave up and called Sony. They remotely connected to the tv (after I gave them permission) and tried to find the answer to my problem while I watched them go through all my screens and such. When they couldn't find it either, they simply said reset it and go through the various setup options again. They offered to do that for me but I said I could do that and did. It was quite impressive, I've never had that in a tv before. I can see where if there ever is a real problem, this would be so tremendously easier than a repairman. Loved it. So this tv and the customer help line and such is just about perfect. To be perfect they need to rework that remote.
5.0 out of 5 stars
By Eric B. - Reviewed in the United States on June 7, 2020
A great TV assuming a forklift doesn’t hit it.
This TV is a beautiful device, worthy of the cost. We purchased this as a replacement for our 2009 50 inch Panasonic plasma. It’s a fine successor to what was a fantastic tv for many years. Finally a tv that offers the quality of a plasma without the risk of burn in (like OLED). That is once the second one arrived two days later. The first one sent to us had clearly been run into by a forklift in the bottom left corner. Upon removal from the box the device was found shattered and completely ruined. Amazon was great about getting a replacement to use less then 48 hours later though, so that’s something. The Sony x950h is a relatively simple upgrade over the 2019 g model, one of the two biggest differences being in its audio quality. Now if you have a great sound system already you might be able to save a few bucks and go with last years addition. From my research the two are nearly identical in overall image quality. In my case we decided on the h precisely because we don’t have room for a decent surround sound setup. In fact I’d say it’s audio quality is equal to a good sound bar and should be more then enough for most folks. The picture quality is great with one small draw back (I say draw back but it’s more like a trade off). The viewing angle on this TV is fantastic, much better than the 2019 model. But to achieve this and it’s rather dark blacks, they had to cut down on the number of zones for the full array LED lighting. As a result you may notice a slight bloom effect around things like credits and subtitles, especially when viewing in a very dark room. You could simply turn this feature off, but you will greatly sacrifice the darkness of your blacks as a result. I only notice it very infrequently, so it’s not a deal breaker for me. The built in smart tv software is fine for anyone without a dedicated media device. We are only using it for YouTube at this point, everything else is viewed on an Apple TV 4K. Can’t wait for Apple to make their device fully compatible with the YouTube app, but until then, the Android Tv will suffice. Setting options are easily accessible and paired well with a cheap feeling but very capable remote. A great alternative for OLED (no thanks, don’t need burn in problems) at a very reasonable price. Giving it 5 stars over all and very satisfied. *edit - Apple has finally update the Apple TV 4K. We are no longer using any of the built in Android TV apps. A few months in and I have no complaints at all, the points in my original review still stand on solid ground.