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4K 120hz Firmware rollout begins for Sony X900H / XH90

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So, this is literally just for people with 3080s using 55" TVs as monitors, right? What else are you gonna do with it?

Edit: forgot about R6 Siege, carry on
 
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Yeah it's not like the PS5 supports 120hz 4k or anything.
His point being that 4k 120hz games are going to be extremely rare and the games that do run at that resolution and fps won't be graphically impressive enough to even tell the difference of 4k and lower resolutions at most sitting distances.
 
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His point being that 4k 120hz games are going to be extremely rare and the games that do run at that resolution and fps won't be graphically impressive enough to even tell the difference of 4k and lower resolutions at most sitting distances.
VRR is the game changer here. Variable framerates between 60-120hz will look amazingly smooth, so nothing actually needs to be locked at 120hz.
 
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You could ideally already take advantage of 120Hz on Xbox One consoles where games go over 60fps in order to avoid screen tearing.
 
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I forgot about R6 Siege, actually, I guess. What else have they announced that's gonna be able to pull that off?
Mostly just MP games. Well actually it will probably be only mp'ers for many years and some indies. Every major game will have ray tracing and whatnot so we'll never see 120fps4k in any kind of big AAA game.
 

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VRR is the game changer here. Variable framerates between 60-120hz will look amazingly smooth, so nothing actually needs to be locked at 120hz.
HDMI 2.1 isn't required for VRR.

That's why my recent TV purchase doesn't have HDMI 2.1 but has most of the other features other than 4k120. TV still does 120, but at lower resolutions and I won't be able to tell at 5 -6 feet anyway.
 

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I bought this tv just yesterday. 75 inch only $1,600. Cant fucking wait.

the OLED version looked much better but the 65 inch OLED was $1,800 and there was no 75 inch option. And it didnt even have HDM2.1 or vrr. bizarre decision by Sony.

I think OLEDs cannot be 2x more expensive. LG OLED was $1,600 for 55 inch. Why the hell would I buy that over a 75 inch tv like this which comes very close to matching its picture quality. yes, its no OLED but its no slouch either. The difference between OLED and LED should be $200 max. The 75 inch LG CX is $,3800. Roughly 3x more expensive. i dont know what they are thinking.
 
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VRR is the game changer here. Variable framerates between 60-120hz will look amazingly smooth, so nothing actually needs to be locked at 120hz.
not only that. the other HDMI 2.1 features are game changing. Auto low latency and HDMI eARC are both great features.

besides, if you ever buy a RTX 3080 you can easily game at 4k 120 fps for current gen games. It's about future proofing more than anything.
 

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I have the X950G and have the H firmware installed on it since it's exactly the same hardware. Will see how this works on it.
 

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Still no vrr? Worrying. Im torn between this and the bx (my eyes are sensitive so dont care about less brightness)
 
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That will come in the coming weeks. When i understood it correctly from all kinds of tv forums and blogs, VRR needs somekind of tech responsible for it. Vsync and Gsync are the most known examples, both are not implemented in the Sony XH90. Having said that both do not need necessary HDMI2.1 (although more/faster transmissions speeds aren´t the worst for it), but in the case of this TV HDMI2.1 itself will have some sort of VRR tech, which isn´t fully approved or fully licensed or something down the line, i´m not a pro on tv tech but that is what i came along while doing some reading on it. But maybe i misunderstood or missed a point somewhere down the line.
 
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I have the X950G and have the H firmware installed on it since it's exactly the same hardware. Will see how this works on it.
The XG95 may be the same hardware as the XH95 but the XH90 has a different SoC and has HDMI 2.1 (which both your TV and the XH95 don't have).

But if you fancy bricking your TV then be my guest...
 

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The XG95 may be the same hardware as the XH95 but the XH90 has a different SoC and has HDMI 2.1 (which both your TV and the XH95 don't have).

But if you fancy bricking your TV then be my guest...
I just figured this would include the 950H. If not I won't do it. Why would the XH90 have HDMI 2.1 but not the XH950 which is more expensive?
 

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I just figured this would include the 950H. If not I won't do it. Why would the XH90 have HDMI 2.1 but not the XH950 which is more expensive?
People have been asking that question forever. I've never seen Sony explain why it's that way, but it is.
 

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I just figured this would include the 950H. If not I won't do it. Why would the XH90 have HDMI 2.1 but not the XH950 which is more expensive?
Idk why it doesn't but it's more expensive because it has a better picture.
 

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I just figured this would include the 950H. If not I won't do it. Why would the XH90 have HDMI 2.1 but not the XH950 which is more expensive?
AFAIK it has to do with the SoC on the XG/XH95 that doesn't have the necessary bandwidth (18Gbps HDMI 2.0 vs 48Gbps HDMI 2.1)

XG95 / XH95 (MT5893) = https://www.mediatek.com/blog/mt5598-premium-smarttv-soc-for-fast-120hz-hdr-displays

XH90 (MT5895) = https://www.mediatek.com/news-events/press-releases/mediatek-launches-s900-globally-to-power-8k-smart-tvs

From reddit

 
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Great news, hopefully the VRR will come out in time, since from what it seems that the DiRT 5 might need it.

I bought the 55" size last week for €900, replacing a 2013 Samsung smart tv. The old TV's input latency in game mode was too big for some games, forcing me to put them on hold. Big upgrade for me in many ways and I love it. The bluetooth remote control that came with it was a very pleasant surprise for me.
 
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I have the X950G and have the H firmware installed on it since it's exactly the same hardware. Will see how this works on it.
Yikes. Don’t do that.

The 950g and h are a special exception. Rumor has it that Sony is going to push out an integrated firmware for both, since there is functionally no difference on the boards between the models.

The only HDMI 2.1 feature that matters for consoles this gen, IMO, is VRR. It’s technically available on 2.0, but I doubt Sony will patch it in.

The 950 costs more because it is a better panel, with higher brightness, better hdr and smooth gradation to limit banding on lower quality content.

The H/G can do 1080p / 120.
The 900F can do 1440p/120
 
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Yep, buddy texted me this morning and said it updated quick.

I will update when I get home. Looking forward to eARC specifically, and VRR.
 
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I bought this TV last week, it seriously is an emulation powerhouse, I installed retroarch, redream and drastic and it manages to emulate up to the Dreamcast!!!!


The new processor is INSANELY fast, everything is so smooth / snappy and apps load in a blink of an eye.
 
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Yikes. Don’t do that.

The 950g and h are a special exception. Rumor has it that Sony is going to push out an integrated firmware for both, since there is functionally no difference on the boards between the models.

The only HDMI 2.1 feature that matters for consoles this gen, IMO, is VRR. It’s technically available on 2.0, but I doubt Sony will patch it in.

The 950 costs more because it is a better panel, with higher brightness, better hdr and smooth gradation to limit banding on lower quality content.

The H/G can do 1080p / 120.
The 900F can do 1440p/120
I wish I had not purchased the 950G. What a letdown this TV has been. The remote, however, is the best they have ever created.
 

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VRR is the game changer here. Variable framerates between 60-120hz will look amazingly smooth, so nothing actually needs to be locked at 120hz.
Sony hasn't added Dolby Vision yet. I can't buy a TV in 2020 if it doesn't have that feature. I rather go LCD but samsung and Sony are forcing me to get the LG CX if they're not going to support Dolby Vision .
 

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:( hoped for VRR...
This should work with the one x but we'll, I guess Sony waits until the PS5 is out.
120Hz could at least bage vsync issues better on the next gen consoles if VRR is still not supported
Damn, bought this TV because of the feature. OK they had to wait for the Androidtv version. But I hoped they had the update ready when the Androidtv version is out.

Well banana software like it is normal nowadays.


Dolby vision should already work. Is activate able in my one x.
 
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Huh? I watch Dolby Vision content all the time on this very TV. Disney+ DV Light or Dark modes.



Misinformation by people who can't see it in the menu, most of Sony's TV's from the last few years don't display the them in the menu until you feed it with a source that supports it,
Both the device and the source needs to support it and then Dolby Vision suddenly pops up when you play them, just like "IMAX Enhanced" and "Mastered in 4K" on Sony TV's
And most people fail to mention them too
 

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Misinformation by people who can't see it in the menu, most of Sony's TV's from the last few years don't display the them in the menu until you feed it with a source that supports it,
Both the device and the source needs to support it and then Dolby Vision suddenly pops up when you play them, just like "IMAX Enhanced" and "Mastered in 4K" on Sony TV's
And most people fail to mention them too
It's only listed in the marketing and specifications. But I digress.
 

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I wish I had not purchased the 950G. What a letdown this TV has been. The remote, however, is the best they have ever created.
Oh really? I love my 950g but I knew it’s limitations when I bought it. I’m waiting to install the H firmware, but that will take care of my only issue which is blooming.