Sony XBR-85X950G Review and Specs
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Sony XBR-85X950G (USA version)

SCORE:
92

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LCD Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • TRILUMINOSโ„ข Display
  • X-Wide Angle
  • X1โ„ข Ultimate Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Sony XBR-85X950G Overview

Sony XBR-85X950G was introduced in 2019. It has a LCD screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 100 Hz/120 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible. It supports HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG and IMAX Enhanced. Its powerful X1โ„ข Ultimate picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give Sony XBR-85X950G TV 92 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
93
VIDEO FEATURES
95
AUDIO FEATURES
85
OTHER FEATURES
83
CONNECTIVITY
96
FORMAT SUPPORT
80
OVERALL
92

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Sony XBR-85X950G.

PROS
High Resolution ๐Ÿ‘
High Refresh Rate ๐Ÿ‘
LED Type ๐Ÿ‘
Full-Array Dimming ๐Ÿ‘
Wide Viewing Angle ๐Ÿ‘
Color Depth ๐Ÿ‘
HDR10 ๐Ÿ‘
Dolby Vision ๐Ÿ‘
HLG ๐Ÿ‘
IMAX Enhanced ๐Ÿ‘
2K HFR ๐Ÿ‘
DSEE ๐Ÿ‘
Clear Phase ๐Ÿ‘
Dolby Atmos ๐Ÿ‘
DTS Digital Surround ๐Ÿ‘
Wi-Fi ๐Ÿ‘
Wi-Fi Direct ๐Ÿ‘
Bluetooth ๐Ÿ‘
Does Not Work with Alexa ๐Ÿ‘
Old HDMI 2.1 ๐Ÿ‘
CONS
No HDR10+ ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No AMD Freesyncโ„ข ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No NVidia G-Sync ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No 4K HFR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No VRR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) ๐Ÿ‘Ž

Major Changes from its predecessor

An indirect predecessor of 2019 X950G series can be considered a 2017 X940E series. In this section we show major changes from the predecessor.

UPGRADES Sony XBR-85X950G Sony XBR-75X940E
Viewing Angle X-Wide Angle โœ–
IMAX Enhanced โœ” โœ–
2K HFR โœ” โœ–
Dolby Atmos โœ” โœ–

For this comparison we chose 75" version of the predecessor - model XBR-75X940E. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Sony XBR-85X950G vs Sony XBR-75X940E where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Selected Features

VA Panel

Sony XBR-85X950G has a vertical alignment (VA) panel which is most commonly used in LCD TVs as it provides deeper blacks compared to the IPS panel. However, it is still limited with the viewing angle compared to the IPS panel or OLED display.


Full-Array Local Dimming

The TV has Full-Array Local Dimming technology with multiple zones throughout the display. Individual zones of LEDs can light up independently which enhances black levels, shadow details and decreases level of light bleed in dark parts of the image. This gives higher contrast with increased picture quality which is very important for HDR reproduction. Higher number of zones gives better control over local dimming and less blooming around the bright objects and subtitles.

Detailed Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for Sony XBR-85X950G.

BASICS
BrandSony
CountryUSA
Series 2X950G
ModelXBR-85X950G
Release Year2019
Size85"
Smart TVโœ”
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)85" (214.8 cm)
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TypeLCD
Panel TypeVA
Backlight TypeLED
LED TypeDirect LED
Backlight DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
ColorTRILUMINOSโ„ข Display
Viewing AngleX-Wide Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage95%
Contrast Ratio5000โˆถ1
VIDEO
3D Capabilityโœ–
HDR10โœ”
HDR10+โœ–
Dolby Visionโœ”
Dolby Vision IQโœ–
HLGโœ”
Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎโœ–
IMAX Enhancedโœ”
High Dynamic RangeX-tended Dynamic Rangeโ„ข PRO
AMD Freesyncโ„ขโœ–
NVidia G-Syncโœ–
4K HFRโœ–
2K HFRโœ”
VRRโœ–
HGIG Compatibilityโœ–
Picture ProcessorX1โ„ข Ultimate
Frame Interploation TechniqueMotionflowโ„ข XR
Black Frame Insertionโœ”
Filmmaker Modeโœ–
X-Realityโ„ข PROโœ” 4K
Dual database processingโœ”
Object-based Super Resolutionโœ”
Live Colorโ„ข Tech0logyโœ”
Precision Color Mappingโœ”
Super bit mappingโ„ข 4K HDRโœ”
Contrast Enhancementโœ” Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
Object-based HDR remasterโœ”
Auto Low Latency Modeโœ–
AUDIO
Speaker Channels2
Speaker TypeFull Range Bass Reflex x2 + Tweeter x2
Speaker Power Rating10 W + 10 W
DSEEโœ”
Sound Processingโœ–
Clear Phaseโœ”
Simulated Surround SoundS-Force Front Surround
TV Center Speaker Modeโœ–
Dolby Atmosโœ”
Dolby Digitalโœ”
Dolby Digital Plusโœ”
Dolby Pulseโœ”
Dolby AC-4โœ”
DTS Digital Surroundโœ”
WiSA Readyโœ–
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Inputโœ”
Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-Fiโœ”
Wi-Fi Directโœ”
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
Bluetoothโœ”
Bluetooth Version4.2
Smartphone ConnectivityChromecast built-in
Video & TV SideView (iOS/Android)
Chromecastโœ”
Google Homeโœ”
Virtual Assistantโœ” Google Assistant
Works with Alexaโœ”
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.1
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)โœ” eARC
HDCP Version2.3
HDMI-CECโœ” BRAVIA Sync
USB Inputs3
USB 3.0 Ports1
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
IF (Satellite) Inputsโœ–
Component Inputsโœ–
Composite Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm input
RCA Audio Outputsโœ–
3.5mm headphone Audio Outputโœ”
Optical Audio Outputโœ”
RS-232C Remoteโœ”
DLNAโœ”
OTHER
SoCMediaTek MT5893
CPUARM Cortex-A73
CPU Cores4
CPU Frequency1500 MHz
GPUARM Mali-G71
RAM3 GB
Storage16 GB
Operating SystemAndroid
Internet BrowserVewd
Content Barโœ–
Voice Commandโœ”
Light Sensorโœ”
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)โœ”
Application Storeโœ” Google Play Store
Teletextโœ–
Auto Calibration with CalMANโœ”
Picture-In-Pictureโœ–
Closed Captions(Analog) Closed Caption
(Digital) Closed Caption
USB HDD Recordingโœ–
USB Drive Format SupportFAT16 / FAT32 / exFAT / NTFS
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPPโœ–
AV1โœ–
AVIโœ”
ASFโœ–
DivXโœ”
Flash Videoโœ–
H.263โœ”
H.264โœ”
H.265โœ”
MKVโœ”
M2TSโœ”
MP4โœ”
MPEG-4โœ–
QuickTimeโœ”
RealVideoโœ–
TSโœ–
VC-1โœ–
VP7โœ–
VP8โœ–
VP9โœ–
VOBโœ–
VROโœ–
WebMโœ”
WMVโœ”
Xvidโœ”
AUDIO FORMATS
AACโœ–
AC4โœ–
AIFFโœ–
ALACโœ–
APEโœ–
aptXโœ–
eAAC+โœ–
EAC3โœ–
FLACโœ”
HE-AACโœ–
LPCMโœ”
M4Aโœ”
MIDIโœ”
MP2โœ–
MP3โœ”
OGGโœ–
RealAudioโœ–
WMAโœ”
WAVโœ”
IMAGE FORMATS
BMPโœ–
GIFโœ”
JPEGโœ”
JPSโœ–
MPOโœ”
PNGโœ”
TUNER
Digital Tunerโœ” 1
SAT Tunerโœ–
Analog TunerNTSC-M
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)โœ–
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43
FM Radioโœ–
GENERAL
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)417 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)75 1/4" x 43 3/8" x 2 7/8"
1.910x1.099x73 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)75 1/4 x 46 1/2 x 16 1/4
1.910x1.179x412 mm
Stand SizeWidth: 69 5/8 inch/1.766 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)79 7/8 x 48 1/2 x 11 1/4
2.026 x 1.231 x 284 mm
One Connect Boxโœ–
VESA Wall Mountโœ”
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)400 mm x 400 mm
15-3/4" x 15-3/4"
Weight Without Stand101.4 lbs/46 kg
Weight With Stand108 lbs (49 kg)
Weight of Package (Gross)141 lbs (64 kg)
ACCESSORIES
RemoteRMF-TX600U
WARRANTY
Warranty1 Year

Successor

The 2019 X950G series has a successor - 2020 X950H series. Let us now display the major changes that the successor brought.


UPGRADES Sony XBR-85X950H Sony XBR-85X950G
4K HFR โœ” โœ–
VRR โœ” โœ–

DOWNGRADES Sony XBR-85X950H Sony XBR-85X950G
2K HFR โœ– โœ”

For this comparison we chose 85" version of the successor - model XBR-85X950H. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Sony XBR-85X950G vs Sony XBR-85X950H where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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