If you have caught with 4K and already thinking of even higher resolution (read: 8K), then you will be glad to know you can do just that this June when the Sony BRAVIA Master Series Z9G 8K TV arrives. First revealed at the CES 2019, Z9G is the Japanese electronics giant’s first consumer 8K TV, powered by Sony’s X1 Ultimate processor equipped with 8K ultra-resolution algorithm custom database that enable 8K X-Reality PRO to up-convert any content closer to true 8K quality. I don’t know why anyone wants to do that at this point. Oh, right. The lack of 8K content…
Anywho, Z9G also touts Sony’s Backlight Master Drive technology that has newly developed LED modules and control algorithms optimized for 8K with full-array local dimming to boot. And then there’s the 8K X-tended Dynamic Range PRO (read: to make your eyes water even more) and finally, Acoustic Multi-Audio, in which four speakers above and below the screen create the audio sensation of the sound is coming from the display, rounds up the package.
Sony BRAVIA Master Series Z9G 8K TV will have support for Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit, but only later this year (through software update, I supposed). The Sony BRAVIA Master Series Z9G 8K TV is available in two sizes: a 85-inch Class and a 98-inch Class. No prize for guessing which one of the two commands the cool $70,000 sticker (which is $69,999.99 MSRP, to be precise).
The physical screen size different of the 85” and 95” may not be a lot, but boy, there sure is a huge disparity in the asking price. While the 95-inch has a MSRP of $69,999.99, the 85-inch will be going at a much more “affordable” $12,999.99.
In a related news, the Sony Master Series A9G 4K OLED TV, AKA Netflix calibrated TV, is also set to land in May/June. It will be available in three sizes: 55-inch Class, 65-inch Class, and 77-inch Class for $3,499.99, $,4,499.99, and $7,999.99, respectively. And oh, they too, will be getting Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support later this year.
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