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Sony Z9J MASTER Series Full-Array LED 8K TV (2021)

MSRP 8000 USDNeoscore 76%NEX score 80%

Product Overview

Sony BRAVIA XR Master Series Z9J is a full-array LED 8K smart TV. Sharing the COGNITIVE PROCESSOR XR with Sony 2021 flagship OLED models, the Z9J pushes the picture quality of 8K image with industry-leading image processing.
Thanks to full-array LED backlighting, the Z9J is able to deliver deeper blacks and bright light in each frame. With Cognitive Processor XR, each backlit unit is controlled more precisely, which, together with the richer color gamut of the panel, makes for a more immersive viewing experience. Naturally, the Z9J features strong 8K upscaling for non-8K sources.
The advanced speaker technologies further make the Z9J a strong media center without external HiFi systems.
Sony refreshed its smart TV lineup at CES 2021, during which it introduced the new BRAVIA XR-series of which the Z9J is the flagship.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 76% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • High screen-to-body ratio
  • Full-Array LED local dimming
  • Supports Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
  • 10-bit display panel
Cons

    What external reviewers found***

    NEX score: 80% (not directly comparable across industries)
    Pros
    • Great sound
    • Excellent 4K UHD image quality
    • Excellent HDR performance
    • Excellent motion smoothing
    • Excellent black levels
    • Sleek design
    Cons
    • No HDMI port
    • No HDMI 2.1 support
    • No 4K resolution
    • Android TV doesn’t support HEVC or AV1
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    Specifications

    Variants:
    75"
    75"
    85"
    85"

    Connectivity

    85"Ports
    1x Ethernet RJ45, 2x HDMI 2.0, 1x Antenna (RF) (female), 1x Satellite In (Main; F-type female), 1x AV Composite In 3.5 mm jack, 1x CI+ 1.4, 1x Satellite In (Sub; F-type female), 2x HDMI 2.1, 2x USB 2.0 (max 0.5 A), 1x Optical Audio Out, 1x USB 3.0 (max...
    75"Ports
    1x Ethernet RJ45, 4x HDMI 2.1, 1x AV Composite In 3.5 mm jack, 1x 3.5 mm Audio Out, 1x Optical Audio Out, 1x Cable/Antenna In (F-type female), 2x USB 2.0 (max 0.5 A), 1x RS232 (C), 1x USB 3.0 (max 0.9 A)
    85"Ports
    1x Ethernet RJ45, 4x HDMI 2.1, 1x AV Composite In 3.5 mm jack, 1x 3.5 mm Audio Out, 1x Optical Audio Out, 1x Cable/Antenna In (F-type female), 2x USB 2.0 (max 0.5 A), 1x RS232 (C), 1x USB 3.0 (max 0.9 A)
    75"Ports
    1x Ethernet RJ45, 2x HDMI 2.0, 1x Antenna (RF) (female), 1x Satellite In (Main; F-type female), 1x AV Composite In 3.5 mm jack, 1x CI+ 1.4, 1x Satellite In (Sub; F-type female), 2x HDMI 2.1, 2x USB 2.0 (max 0.5 A), 1x Optical Audio Out, 1x USB 3.0 (max...
    Wireless Connectivity
    WiFi 5 + Bluetooth 4.2 + WiFi Direct + DLNA

    Construction

    Camera
    No
    Colors
    Titanium Silver
    Drivers | Subwoofer
    4 x 5
    Speakers
    2x 12.5W
    VESA Mount
    400 x 400 mm

    Dimensions

    85"Bezels
    92.96% screen-to-body ratio
    75"Bezels
    0.01% screen-to-body ratio
    85"Bezels
    92.96% screen-to-body ratio
    75"Bezels
    0.01% screen-to-body ratio
    85"Size | Depth
    3.19 in / 81 mm w/o stand, 19.06 in / 484 mm w/ stand
    75"Size | Depth
    3.19 in / 81 mm w/o stand, 16.85 in / 428 mm w/ stand
    85"Size | Depth
    3.19 in / 81 mm w/o stand, 16.85 in / 428 mm w/ stand
    75"Size | Depth
    3.19 in / 81 mm w/o stand, 16.85 in / 428 mm w/ stand
    85"Size | Height
    43.78 in / 1112 mm w/o stand, 44.21 in / 1123 mm w/ stand
    75"Size | Height
    386657.87 in / 9.82111e+6 mm w/o stand, 39.09 in / 993 mm w/ stand
    85"Size | Height
    43.78 in / 1112 mm w/o stand, 44.21 in / 1123 mm w/ stand
    75"Size | Height
    386657.87 in / 9.82111e+6 mm w/o stand, 39.09 in / 993 mm w/ stand
    85"Size | Width
    75.08 in / 1907 mm
    75"Size | Width
    66.18 in / 1681 mm
    85"Size | Width
    75.08 in / 1907 mm
    75"Size | Width
    66.18 in / 1681 mm
    85"Weight
    61.7 kg / 136 lbs w/o stand , 63.4 kg / 139 lbs w/ stand
    75"Weight
    46.4 kg / 102 lbs w/o stand , 48 kg / 106 lbs w/ stand
    85"Weight
    61.7 kg / 136 lbs w/o stand , 63.4 kg / 139 lbs w/ stand
    75"Weight
    46.4 kg / 102 lbs w/o stand , 48 kg / 106 lbs w/ stand

    Display

    Aspect Ratio
    16:9
    Display Backlight
    Direct LED (Full-Array Local Dimming)
    Display Color Depth
    10 bits, 1073741824 colors
    85"Display Diagonal
    85" (84.25 in / 2140 mm)
    75"Display Diagonal
    75" (74.53 in / 1893 mm)
    85"Display Diagonal
    85" (84.25 in / 2140 mm)
    75"Display Diagonal
    75" (74.53 in / 1893 mm)
    Display Type
    VA
    85"Pixel Density
    104 ppi
    75"Pixel Density
    118 ppi
    85"Pixel Density
    104 ppi
    75"Pixel Density
    118 ppi
    85"Pixel Pitch
    0.244 mm
    75"Pixel Pitch
    0.215 mm
    85"Pixel Pitch
    0.244 mm
    75"Pixel Pitch
    0.215 mm
    Refresh Rate
    40 Hz ~ 120 Hz
    Resolution
    8K UHD (7680x4320)
    Viewing Angle
    178° H / 178° V

    Function

    HDR
    Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
    Licenses
    ENERGY STAR, UL/cUL
    Operating Humidity
    10 % ~ 80 %
    Operating System
    Android 10
    Operating Temperature
    0 °C ~ 40 °C , 32 °F ~ 104 °F
    Tuner
    Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM), DVB-T, DVB-T2, DVB-C, DVB-S, DVB-S2
    Video
    X-Anti Reflection, XR Contrast Booster 15, XR Super Resolution, XR Smoothing, Apple HomeKit, XR 8K Upscaling, Voice command, XR Picture, XR Clarity, Auto Calibration with CalMAN, X-Protection PRO, IMAX Enhanced, Chromecast Built-in, Dynamic Backlight C...

    Performance

    Energy Efficiency
    G
    85"Power Consumption
    0.5 W (sleep)
    75"Power Consumption
    529 W (average) / 0.5 W (sleep)
    85"Power Consumption
    647 W (average) / 0.5 W (sleep)
    75"Power Consumption
    0.5 W (sleep)

    Production

    Accessory
    Premium backlit remote control
    Debut
    2021
    85"Model Name
    XR-85Z9J EA
    75"Model Name
    XR-75Z9J
    85"Model Name
    XR-85Z9J
    75"Model Name
    XR-75Z9J EA

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    3rd-Party Review Videos

    External Reviews

    digitaltrends[1]

    Sentiment Score 80%
    Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
    The Sony Z9J isn't the best choice for gamers who want the latest features. variable refresh rate (VRR) is not yet supported (at least not in the U.S.) Auto low-latency mode was only recently offered (sort of) in a firmware update and is reportedly buggy.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Sleek design
    • Excellent black levels
    • Excellent HDR performance
    Cons
    • No HDMI 2.1 support
    • No 4K resolution

    techhive[2]

    Sentiment Score 80%
    Reviewers from techhive have found the following***:
    The Z9J delivers the Sony image that fans are looking for. The color is accurate, but not quite as true as that delivered by quantum dots. Motion smoothing was excellent, though not quite on par with the Vizio P-Series. Audio was nothing less than fantastic, for a TV at any rate.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Excellent 4K UHD image quality
    • Excellent motion smoothing
    • Great sound
    Cons
    • No HDMI port
    • Android TV doesn’t support HEVC or AV1

    User Reviews

    References

    1. ^ Sony Bravia XR Z9J Master Series 8K HDR TV review: Peerless but pricey. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/sony-z9j-8k-tv-review-bravia-xr-master-series/. 2021-10-28. Retrieved 2021-10-29.
    2. ^ Sony Bravia Master Series Z9J 8K TV review: Great picture, but where's the onboard 8K?. [techhive]. https://www.techhive.com/article/3632139/sony-bravia-z9j-review.html. 2021-09-29. Retrieved 2021-09-30.

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