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Old 05-12-2022, 12:41 PM   #941
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I believe the Z9D measurements were taken pre-calibration and in the "Vivid" picture mode. We measured the X95K after calibration in the "Custom Professional" picture mode.

Also the X95K MLL is 0 black and the new MiniLED with Sony's new Backlight Master Drive has no blooming.
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Old 05-13-2022, 03:47 PM   #942
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Samsung’s QD-OLED review:
https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/samsung/s95b-oled

As expected, basically everything is pumped brighter than it should be. At least the color volume and gamut are pretty promising for Sony’s version of QD-OLED which will hopefully/probably be way more accurate. Now to wait for a 77”+ model…

The raised blacks due to ambient light does seem a little concerning though… I wonder if Sony will add a polarizing filter or such to avoid that.
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Old 05-14-2022, 04:54 PM   #943
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Really excited about the X95K and A95K, Sony appears to be taking the best approach to HDR. Not chasing peak nits to put more energy to APL, by focusing on 75% and 80% windows. Although we have yet to get real world numbers on the on the A95K, I believe they will focus energy on APL.

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Old 05-14-2022, 04:56 PM   #944
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The RTINGS score is just about numbers.
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Old 05-15-2022, 04:41 AM   #945
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Samsungís QD-OLED review:
https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/samsung/s95b-oled

As expected, basically everything is pumped brighter than it should be. At least the color volume and gamut are pretty promising for Sonyís version of QD-OLED which will hopefully/probably be way more accurate. Now to wait for a 77Ē+ modelÖ

The raised blacks due to ambient light does seem a little concerning thoughÖ I wonder if Sony will add a polarizing filter or such to avoid that.
Iím surprised Samsung didnít have quality control with the s95b.
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Old 05-15-2022, 07:15 AM   #946
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I’m NOT surprised Samsung didn’t have quality control with the s95b.
Corrected for you.

The TV tech can easily show colours without dilution at higher brightness yet Samsung decided to cook up colours in the name of pop.
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Old 05-15-2022, 07:40 AM   #947
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Iím surprised Samsung didnít have quality control with the s95b.
They have never been about accuracy, one of the reasons I wont buy a Samsung.
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Old 05-16-2022, 08:46 PM   #948
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Looks like Samsung will be issuing firmware update in response to VT's criticisms.
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Old 05-16-2022, 10:01 PM   #949
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Looks like Samsung will be issuing firmware update in response to VT's criticisms.
I wouldnít hold my breath for an update that actually fixes the lack of accuracy, but who knows, I guess they might surprise us.
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Old 05-16-2022, 10:45 PM   #950
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I wouldnít hold my breath for an update that actually fixes the lack of accuracy, but who knows, I guess they might surprise us.
Not sure but VT has posted it in Twitter. At least a step in the right direction.
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Not sure but VT has posted it in Twitter. At least a step in the right direction.
Yeah but how long until Samsung gives us a actual release date?
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Old 05-17-2022, 07:03 AM   #952
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Someone said lately that manufacturers are now getting super smart (sly) putting emphasis on algorithms for putting out lots of nits more than typical viewing content, for showing off on 10% and 5% windows on the screen. It might be time for these reviewers to change up their practices. And the peak white centric mindset to relaying panel performance.

The whole reason my B8 still keeps me happy at "700 nits" is because it's clearly more than that on some clusters of pixels across the range of colours NOT white. This is something never talked about compared with obsessions on peak white measurement...
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Old 05-17-2022, 01:20 PM   #953
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There's very much an overemphasis on peak white in terms of HDR performance, but as WRGB panels will pollute colour the higher the brightness goes (edit: https://www.lightillusion.com/calibr...tml#hdr_volume) then it makes me wonder if that continued focus on peak white by the "professionals" has been there to spare OLED's blushes more than anything. But there are colour clipping patterns on Spears & Munsil so you can see what your TV is doing to areas of high brightness in HDR, the main RGBYCM tones clip at about 1000 nits on my TV while luminance clips at 1800 or so.

BUT white is still very very important from a calibration perspective as it's how you gauge the colour temperature so you're never going to get away from it.

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Old 05-18-2022, 06:34 PM   #954
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OLED TV breakthrough fixes all the tech's problems, and it's coming soon

https://www.techradar.com/news/oled-...ts-coming-soon
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Unfortunately, the upcomig XW5000 does not have 3D (and on top of that no motorized lens functions either). I hope this will not become a trend.

The XW6000 will not be released in Europe, so that leaves the rather expensive XW7000 for us European Sony projector fans who still need 3D...
The JVC NZ7 is probably the lowest cost laser unit that will have 3D otherwise the cheapest option will be the bulb based JVC NP5 which will still have motorized lens and zoom as well.
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Iíve found with the right amount of tequila any display can become 3D. Itís a fine line tho. Too much 3D can make the following morning a bit tough.
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Old 05-18-2022, 11:48 PM   #957
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Looks like Sony X95K Local Dining is muting tiny highlights in dark scenes similar to Samsung Q90A. Ex. Crushing star fields way too much. As of now it doesn't look like a replacement for the ZD9.
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Iíve found with the right amount of tequila any display can become 3D. Itís a fine line tho. Too much 3D can make the following morning a bit tough.
Not only 3D but motion simulation as well.
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Old 05-19-2022, 01:17 AM   #959
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Looks like Sony X95K Local Dining is muting tiny highlights in dark scenes similar to Samsung Q90A. Ex. Crushing star fields way too much. As of now it doesn't look like a replacement for the ZD9.
Will be interesting to see how the Z9K compares.
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Looks like Sony X95K Local Dining is muting tiny highlights in dark scenes similar to Samsung Q90A. Ex. Crushing star fields way too much. As of now it doesn't look like a replacement for the ZD9.
Turns out, if you are referring to FOMO. He had local dimming set to High instead of medium.
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