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Love this Sony articulating wall mount.

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Compatible with the following TVs:

- A9G series, 55"class to 77"class
- A8H series, 55" class and 65" class
- 950H series, 55" class to 75" class
- X900H series, 55" class to 75" class
- X800H series, 55" class to 75" class
 

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Great low profile articulating mount at a crazy low sale price $198 and on a bundle deal with the A8H and A9G for just $98. Total depth 0.8"
 

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I can’t tell what’s going on in that photo. Is there a TV floating in front of another tv? Any other pics of the mount? My brain can’t process the geometry there. :)
 

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The 2nd photo in the smaller circle insert is just to show how the TV looks and is capable when pull off the wall from its low profile resting position to illustrate its ability to be positioned as needed.
 

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We notified all of our A9H pre order customers that Sony has canceled this series and will continue the A9G through the balance of the 2020 model year and that Sony will continue to develop firmware updates to enhance the performance of the A9G.

Just got a call from one of our clients who says he heard on another forum that the A9H was not confirmed as canceled and may ship later this year. Sorry to say this is not correct.
 

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Very nice sale starts today, June 1, 2020 on all sizes of Sony's new 2020 X900H Series 4K HDR Full Array Locally Dimmed TVs.

- 85X900H Retail $3,499 On Sale $2,799

- 75X900H Retail $2,499 On Sale $2,199

- 65X900H Retail $1,599 On Sale $1,399

- 55X900H Retail $1,199 On Sale $999

Shipping very soon and look forward to the first owner starting the owners thread. The 2020 X900H series features HDMI 2.1 and ATSC 3.0 OTA tuner/decoder. Great TV at an even greater low sale prices.
 

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We notified all of our A9H pre order customers that Sony has canceled this series and will continue the A9G through the balance of the 2020 model year and that Sony will continue to develop firmware updates to enhance the performance of the A9G.

Just got a call from one of our clients who says he heard on another forum that the A9H was not confirmed as canceled and may ship later this year. Sorry to say this is not correct.

It appears that OLED TVs generally regardless of brand (as they all source from LG anyway) have very little picture quality improvement left in their roadmap beyond processor related updates like motion and tone mapping, but even then we are talking about squeezing the last 2% of performance at best. Most criticism now center around non-picture quality issues like gaming (HDMI 2.1, resolution bandwidth) or audio (eARC compatibility, Dolby Atmos, etc.) So it makes sense that Sony feels that its OLED lineup remains competitive with its biggest gap being HDMI 2.1, which is 100% gaming related on 4K TVs anyway.
 

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Very nice sale starts today, June 1, 2020 on all sizes of Sony's new 2020 X900H Series 4K HDR Full Array Locally Dimmed TVs.

- 85X900H Retail $3,499 On Sale $2,799

- 75X900H Retail $2,499 On Sale $2,199

- 65X900H Retail $1,599 On Sale $1,399

- 55X900H Retail $1,199 On Sale $999

Shipping very soon and look forward to the first owner starting the owners thread. The 2020 X900H series features HDMI 2.1 and ATSC 3.0 OTA tuner/decoder. Great TV at an even greater low sale prices.

Replacing an old 60 inch Samsung LCD and looking to move up to an 85 inch. If I’m primarily watching sports, movies and streaming, is the X950H worth the upgrade over the 900H? Both are in my budget. I’m not planning to game on this TV. Was looking for a 950G but I think I missed the boat.
 

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The X950H comes in 49", 55", 65", 75" and 85" class screen sizes. The X900H comes in 55", 65", 65" , 75" and 85" class screen sizes. Here's most of the technical and specification differences between the X900H and X950H.

Benefits of the X950H over the X900H:

- The X950H has Sony's flagship video processor, the X1 Ultimate that has moderately better up-conversion of low resolution content, like cable and better motion resolution.

- X950H has more local dimming zones and more LEDs so blooming is slightly better than the X900H.

- X950H is slightly brighter than the X900H.

- X950H has the X-Wide viewing option so off axis picture quality is better than the X900H. Note, that the 49" X950H is the only X950H in the series that does not have the X-Wide option so black are better on the 49X950H, but off axis viewing is not as good.

- Although the X950H is HDMI 2.0b with HDCP 2.3 it does have two HDMI 2.1 features, like eARC. HDMI 2.1 means nothing to a non gamer for any 4K TV. HDMI 2.1 is helpful to serious gamers and 8K TVs.

- Depending on the screen size, most of the X950H series has better built-in audio than the X900H.

Benefits of the X900H over the X950H:

- The X900H has lower blacks than the X950H.

- The X900H has two HDI 2.1 inputs.

- The X900H has the Next Gen ATSC 3.0 OTS Decoder/Tuner built-in.

- The X900H has most of the gaming features including ALLM and VRR and more, but sorry I'm not a gamer to know what the additional features are.

The bottom line is if you are not a gamer or just a casual gamer and the budget permits, the X950H would be the better choice.
 

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So would the X950H support a 4K BluRay player and 4K Apple TV along with maybe a Visio Atmos soundbar system? I‘m assuming the eARC supports this arrangement.

Wish the X950H had ATSC3.0.

Still waiting to see what Vizio delivers for TVs and soundbars.
 

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Yes, Sony's X950 supports any 4K BD player, Apple TV and any eARC capable Soundbar or eARC enabled audio receiver for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X audio.

ATSC 3.0 set-top-boxes will be available Q3 2020 so any TV can be upgraded to ATSC 3.0 with an external box.
 

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Robert, the Korean news outlet today reported that Sony will be launching its 48" A9S on July 25 https://bit.ly/2YeHWGo (maybe it's on the Sony Asia site because I don't see it on the main U.S.A site).
Do you know whether this model is coming to the U.S.?

Sadly, the lack of gaming friendly features and HDMI 2.1 may leave it dead in the water as many 48" buyers are looking at it for gaming.
 

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