Sony Z9G/ZG9 series LED 8K High Dynamic Range (HDR) Smart TV

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Sony has launched its first 8K TVs ( Sony Z9G/ZG9 series LED 8K HDR Smart TV ) in addition to announcing its 2019 4 K OLED and LCD TVs. These are LCD TVs of 85- and 95-inch, part of the BRAVIA MASTER Z9G / ZG9 series (US / EU). The Sony Z9G/ZG9 series is equipped with the next-generation X1 Ultimate image processor that allows the 8K X-Reality PRO to upscale any content to 8K. The models also feature Backlight Master Drive technology and an 8 K optimized newly developed LED module. Also, the Sony 8 K LCD TVs arrive with Acoustic Multi-Audio with four speakers above and below the screen, X-Wide Angle for improved viewing angles, IMAX Enhanced, X-Motion Clarity for motion blur. The models arrive pre-installed with Android TV, including Google Assistant and Chromecast.

Sony Z9G / ZG9 – specifications

 Size tested 85″
 Design  Flat
Display technology VA LCD
Backlight type FALD
Resolution 8K
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
2.1
 Other inputs 3x USB, 1x Ethernet, 1x CI+
 Other outputs 1x optical, 1x HDMI eARC
 Video decoding MPEG4, HEVC, VP9-2
 Tuners  DVB-T2/S2/C
 WiFi (ac)
 Bluetooth (4.2)
 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.

Design

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.

 

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