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Sony X950H Review

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Sony X950H is one of the best TVs of the year, according to both critics and buyers. Its fantastic peak brightness will make any movie watcher happy, especially in a dark room. But there isn’t much that’s changed, in terms of design, from previous models.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The X950H is Sony’s flagship TV series released in 2020. It promises vast improvements to the soundstage, so those who enjoy nights hosting a viewing party will find the crisp, clear audio a huge selling point.

It accomplishes this thanks to its X-Balanced speaker which spreads sound across a room evenly and greatly improves the audio. It also possesses a high-quality picture with crisp colors pre and post-calibrations.

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Consensus

our Verdict

The Sony X950H is a great television that will make any movie watcher happy, thanks to its fantastic peak brightness, especially in a dark room.

There isn’t really much that’s changed, in terms of design, from previous year’s models, though, and the viewing angles could be better. But despite that, it’s still one of Sony’s best LED TVs of the year, and now with improved audio too!

ReasonS to Buy

  • Fantastic Peak Brightness
  • Great Improvements in the Audio
  • Excellent Picture Quality

Reason to Avoid

  • Bad Viewing Angles
  • Stand Feels Cheap and Wobbly
  • No Design Improvements or Changes
  • No Apple TV

Sony X950H Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeFull-Array
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs4
HDR FormatDolby Vision, HDR10, HLG
LED Panel TypeLED Panel TypeLED
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Refresh Rate120 Hz
Screen size65"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformAndroid TV
VRRVRRNo

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Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)91.01
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)95.55
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)67.14
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)73.16
Color Gamut % (sRGB)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 709)0
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB)0
Color Gamut % (BT.709)0
Contrast Ratio (x:1)3,170
SDR Brightness (nits)565
HDR Brightness (nits)980
Input Lag (ms)18.7
Response Time (ms)10.7
Color Washout (Degrees)40
Color Shift (Degrees)38
Brightness Loss (Degrees)50
Reflections (%)1.7
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)95.14
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db2.39
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db2.08
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0.127
Intermodulation Distortion @80db5.34
EOTF (600 nit delta)0
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0

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88

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91

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    101.4

    Category Trust Rating

    83
    The Sony X950H is great for most uses. It’s well-suited for watching movies in a… Read More

    By:

    Alexander Tozzi
  • Techradar
    56.6

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The Sony XH95/X950H is a huge improvement over 2019’s Sony X950G/XG95. 2020’s model sounds significantly… Read More

    By:

    Nick Pino
  • Digital Trends
    70

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    PROS: Very bright., Impressive black levels., Top-quality motion handling., Excellent out-of-box color. CONS: No variable… Read More

    By:

    Caleb Denison
  • What Hifi
    48

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    PROS: Punchy, rich picture performance., Vastly improved sound., Snappy user experience. CONS: Same design as… Read More

    By:

    Whathi-Fi?
  • T3
    33

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    The Sony XH9505 is an often sensational performer that will be very hard for any… Read More

    By:

    John Archer

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