Sony Z9G / ZG9 – specifications
|Display technology||VA LCD|
|HDR formats||HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG|
|Video processor||X1 Ultimate|
|Special features||X-Wide Angle|
|Audio||Four Front Facing Speakers|
|TV platform||Android TV|
| HDMI standard
|Other inputs||3x USB, 1x Ethernet, 1x CI+|
|Other outputs||1x optical, 1x HDMI eARC|
|Video decoding||MPEG4, HEVC, VP9-2|
|In the box||2019 remote control, Manual, Table top stand|
Reasons To Buy.
- Excellent color accuracy
- Excellent HDR picture quality
- Excellent SDR picture quality
- Excellent 4K upscaling
- HDR brightness
- Impressive viewing angles
Reasons Not To Buy.
- Some backlight blooming
- High-end prices
- No full HDMI2.1 ports
- No HDR10+ support
Price and release date
Sony’s debut ZG9 range consists of two huge 85-inch and 98-inch models, the Sony KD-85ZG9 and Sony KD-98ZG9, respectively costing £ 14,000 and £ 84,999.
The screens design for the Z9G / ZG9 Series are huge and the frames around and behind the screens are also huge. The large screen frame is used to support an innovative forward speaker system. This two speakers placed along the TV’s top edge and two along the bottom.
You will find four HDMI on the side of this TV, one of which deploys the very latest 2.1 standards, giving it compatibility at 60 frames per second with 8 K video. For multimedia playback, there are also three USBs, one of which supports 3.0 speeds. There are Ethernet and Wi-Fi network options along with digital optical and 3.5 mm audio outputs.
Also designed for Sony’s ZG9/Z9G TVs are built-in forward facing speakers and an LED lighting engine.
User experience & features
Sony Z9G/ZG9 series runs on Android version 8 (Oreo) using the same MediaTek SoC (MT5893) as other Sony TVs for 2019. The Sony Z9G / ZG9 series is packed with the new remote control from Sony.