God that's a hard one. Z9d had the best backlighting system of any LED TV. That will definitely beat the 950g in terms of contrasting and blooming. 950g is going to have much more updated features lower input lag and I think a better all-around experience but you may be taking a step back in overall picture quality. Motion will be better. But contrasting will be just a bit lower than half and the z9d gets brighter. You would be better served maybe waiting maybe the Z9G if your budget allows.