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Sony Master Series Z9G / ZG9 8K UHD TV (2019)

MSRP 10000 EURNeoscore 90%NEX score 87%

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Product Overview

Sony Master Series Bravia Z9G is a flagship 8K VA TV in Sony's 2019 lineup. It is powered by a 10-bit VA panel and available in 85" and 98" size classes.
Some highlights of the Sony Z9G include a high screen-to-body ratio up to 90.82%, reasonably fast 2.0 ms response time, and high brightness. Additionally, it supports full-array LED local-dimming. With mini-LEDs, full-array LED dimming helps the panel achieve higher contrast and dynamic range. It supports HDR formats including Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma). It covers 100% of DCI-P3 color space, which is excellent news for those who appreciate color accuracy. It performs exceptionally in delivering contrast.
Sony markets the Z9G as ZG9 in some markets.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 90% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Rare 8K UHD resolution
  • High screen-to-body ratio
  • Full-Array LED local dimming
  • Supports Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
  • Rich color reproduction
  • Exceptional 4400:1 contrast ratio
  • 10-bit display panel
  • Bright display panel
Cons

    What external reviewers found***

    NEX score: 87% (not directly comparable across industries)
    Pros
    • Excellent remote
    • Excellent backlight performance
    • Impressive 4K/HDR picture quality
    • Excellent upscaling
    • Impressive contrast performance
    • Class-leading picture quality
    Cons
    • No Dolby Atmos support
    • No HDR10+ support
    • Sound quality isn’t great
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    Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

    Specifications

    Variants:
    85
    98

    Connectivity

    Ports
    1x Ethernet RJ45, 4x HDMI 2.1 (eARC; CEC), 1x AV Composite In 3.5 mm jack, 1x 3.5 mm Audio Out, 1x Optical Audio Out, 1x Satellite In (Main; F-type female), 2x USB 2.0 (max 0.5 A), 1x RS232 (C), 1x USB 3.0 (max 0.9 A), 1x IR Out
    Wireless Connectivity
    WiFi 5 + Bluetooth 4.2 + WiFi Direct + DLNA

    Construction

    Camera
    No
    Colors
    Black
    Drivers | Subwoofer
    2 x 10
    Speakers
    2x 10W
    85VESA Mount
    400 x 400 mm
    98VESA Mount
    600 x 400 mm

    Dimensions

    85Bezels
    89.65% screen-to-body ratio
    98Bezels
    90.82% screen-to-body ratio
    85Size | Depth
    4.72 in / 120 mm w/o stand, 17.01 in / 432 mm w/ stand
    98Size | Depth
    4.37 in / 111 mm w/o stand, 19.13 in / 486 mm w/ stand
    85Size | Height
    44.92 in / 1141 mm w/o stand, 48.27 in / 1226 mm w/ stand
    98Size | Height
    51.61 in / 1311 mm w/o stand, 54.92 in / 1395 mm w/ stand
    85Size | Width
    75.31 in / 1913 mm
    98Size | Width
    86.69 in / 2202 mm
    85Weight
    71.7 kg / 158 lbs w/o stand , 74.5 kg / 164 lbs w/ stand
    98Weight
    94.2 kg / 207 lbs w/o stand , 101.8 kg / 224 lbs w/ stand

    Display

    Aspect Ratio
    16:9
    85Brightness
    550 nits / 3000 nits (peak)
    98Brightness
    750 nits / 4000 nits (peak)
    85Contrast Ratio
    4400:1 (static)
    98Contrast Ratio
    3000:1 (static), 50000000:1 (dynamic)
    Display Backlight
    Direct LED (Full-Array Local Dimming)
    Display Color Depth
    10 bits, 1073741824 colors
    85Display Diagonal
    85" (84.25 in / 2140 mm)
    98Display Diagonal
    98" (97.52 in / 2477 mm)
    Display Type
    VA
    85Gamut
    100% DCI-P3, 72% Rec.2020
    98Gamut
    100% DCI-P3, 72% NTSC, 72% Rec.2020
    Input Lag
    30 ms
    85Pixel Density
    105 ppi
    98Pixel Density
    91 ppi
    85Pixel Pitch
    0.243 mm
    98Pixel Pitch
    0.281 mm
    Refresh Rate
    120 Hz
    Resolution
    8K UHD (7680x4320)
    85Response Time
    4 ms (min) / 10 ms (avg)
    98Response Time
    2 ms (min) / 8 ms (avg)
    Viewing Angle
    178° H / 178° V

    Function

    Chipset
    MediaTek MT5893
    HDR
    Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
    Licenses
    ENERGY STAR, UL/cUL
    Operating Humidity
    10 % ~ 80 %
    Operating System
    Android 8.0 Oreo, Android 9.0 Pie
    Operating Temperature
    0 °C ~ 40 °C , 32 °F ~ 104 °F
    Processor
    ARM Cortex-A73, 4 cores, 1500 MHz
    Tuner
    Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM), ATSC, Clear QAM
    Video
    Super Bit mapping HDR, X-Motion Clarity, BRAVIA Sync (HDMI-CEC), Precision Color Mapping, Object-based HDR remaster, Triluminos Display, PVR, ClearAudio+, Image Processor - X1 Ultimate, DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine), Dynamic Contrast Enhancer...

    Performance

    Memory | Capacity
    4 GB
    85Power Consumption
    120 W (average) / 900 W (max) / 130 W (eco) / 0.5 W (sleep)
    98Power Consumption
    24 W (average) / 1102 W (max) / 0.5 W (sleep) / 0.5 W (off)

    Production

    Accessory
    IR extender cable, Remote control - RMF-TX600U
    Debut
    2019
    85Model Name
    XBR-85Z9G
    98Model Name
    XBR-98Z9G

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    3rd-Party Review Videos

    External Reviews

    digitaltrends[1]

    Sentiment Score 93%
    Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
    The Sony Z9G paints a big, bright, beautiful picture of 8K TV's future. The Android TV system Sony is using is finally driven by a processor powerful enough to force it into compliance. Voice commands can be issued by pressing a button on the TV's newly-designed remote.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Class-leading picture quality
    • Excellent backlight performance
    • Excellent remote
    Cons
    • No HDR10+ support
    • No Dolby Atmos

    techradar[2]

    Sentiment Score 81%
    Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
    The Sony 85ZG9 is a truly state-of-the-art exhibition of what today's cutting edge picture technologies can do. Sony's upscaling engine manages to maintain its integrity even when also having to cope with a lot of motion in the frame. The placement of two speakers above the screen as well as two more below it really helps to deliver a large sound stage. Unfortunately, the Dolby Atmos sound Sony is promising for the ZG9/Z9G isn't ready yet.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Impressive 4K/HDR picture quality
    • Impressive contrast performance
    • Excellent upscaling
    Cons
    • No Dolby Atmos support
    • Sound quality isn’t great

    User Reviews

    References

    1. ^ Sony Z9G 85-inch 8K HDR LED TV hands-on review. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/tv-reviews/sony-z9g-series-xbr-85z9g-review/. 2019-04-25. Retrieved 2022-01-15.
    2. ^ Sony Master Series Z9G (XBR-85Z9G) review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/sony-bravia-master-series-z9g-8k-hdr-tv. 2019-06-04. Retrieved 2022-01-15.

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