Our view about XBR85Z9G from Sony : A TV Ultra HD 8K

What about the new Sony XBR85Z9G ?

Today we are going to analyse the Sony XBR85Z9G, a top-of-the-range television from Sony. A deeper analysis in order to check that there is no lack of quality for this model
First of all, regarding the size of the screen, we are facing a 85 inches.
The engineers from Sony say they have worked with specialist from the Hollywood studios to get a high quality result.
Concerning technology, it is worth noting that this model is delivered with a Ultra HD 8K resolution.  Colours which can be considered as faithful. It can be said that this model is worth being looked at.
We have examined it in detail and invite you to discover it in our review today. 

TV design presentation Sony XBR85Z9G

A very elaborate design and quality technical elements, make this Sony XBR85Z9G a top-of-the-range TV set.
Innovation. This seems to be the key word given by Sony to characterize the XBR85Z9G.
A positive opinion overall. This TV corresponds to what is expected of a top-of-the-range TV, both in terms of materials and visuals.
The Sony XBR85Z9G is simply flat.
With its glass surface of 85 inches, it has a typical piano black color.
Another thing we can highlight in the design of this TV is the design of its support. Equipped with a double base, Sony has chosen security. The TV holds well, nothing moves thanks to this system. And whatever the price of the XBR85Z9G, we prefer this kind of solution that guarantees that the television will not fall out of its place.
A noteworthy innovation for this model is the use of the Slim design technology.
In conclusion, we are dealing with a high quality device. Sony is trying with this model to take more space in this niche, for an interesting result.

XBR85Z9G from Sony – The screen

As this is a high-end product, the requirements in terms of image quality are naturally high. And at the very least, the Sony XBR85Z9G with a Direct LED screen is doing remarkably well.
With this new XBR85Z9G Sony, the company makes an assumed technological choice. It’s LED and that’s good because the image result is excellent. It is one of the best devices in its range.

With regard to the display, the company proposes a Ultra HD 8K resolution. It’s better than the others for a TV in its class.
And with his 85 inches, he’s in a series of TVs that belongs to the series of large models in its range. Whatever the characteristics, it is still a beautiful screen. On this point, don’t worry.
With a frequency of 120 Hz, this television is thus at the same level as its competitors. No particular remarks about a good mid-range.
Finally, Sony has chosen to put advanced technology on this TV, which makes it possible to have an Ultra HD 8K image quality .
In conclusion on the display, the XBR85Z9G deserves to be considered at the time of purchase. It’s top-of-the-line top quality.

The sound of the Sony XBR85Z9G

Enhanced bass and bass tones, precise treble. With this XBR85Z9G the music comes to life thanks to a perfect reproduction of the most subtle nuances and details.
The television set is equipped with  two speakers for a sound power of 10 W.
Basically, the final rendering is just fair. However, we will recommend to add speakers that will allow a better experience.

The Intelligent aspect of the Sony XBR85Z9G

For the software part, the XBR85Z9G Sony has an operating system Android 8.0 Oreo. You have the opportunity to explore the world of entertainment.
With its Wifi or network connection (local LAN), this TV gives you the possibility to download apps or movies directly. An interesting option in the age of the cloud and online games.
This software environment innovates on the Sony XBR85Z9G with a new feature: control the television set with voice. Indeed, thanks to the voice control function, it is possible to change channels, TV sources, turn the TV volume up or down just by talking to it. Isn’t that convenient?

XBR85Z9G from Sony – Its connectivity

Sony makes a flawless connectivity part; it’s impeccable and aesthetically clean.
With a number of connections below the average of its range, you will have to choose which appliance(s) in your home you need to connect to your TV.

This model has a total of 5 connections, not too bad. The Sony XBR85Z9G is at the bottom of its range. Not great compared to its competitors.
In detail here are the available connections:
3 USB ports, 2 audio outputs

Technical characteristics of the Sony XBR85Z9G

Here is a summary chart of the technical features of the TV:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 186.51 cm x 104.91 cm x 12 cm
Screen size in inches 85
Screen resolution Ultra HD 8K
Display system Direct LED
Display frequency 120
Sound power 10
Smart TV Android 8.0 Oreo
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 3
Number of USB ports 3
Number of HDMI ports 0
Number of audio outputs 2
Number of audio inputs 0
Color depth 30
HDR Compatible Yes
HDR Dolby Vision Compatible Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
PVR Available Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet Yes

Our conclusion on the Sony XBR85Z9G

Finally, this new Sony XBR85Z9G is the TV to buy if you are particularly demanding on quality, technology, and design.
With a smart TV technology, you benefit from a relevant choice for a top-of-the-range model. Really interesting.
A Direct LED panel animates this television. The rendering is good, even very good.
Still very rare, its 8K display demonstrates the technological mastery of Sony in the television sector.

In short, many positive points that make this TV a very good product. The following 3 points should be remembered:
the screen size, the display frequency, the depth of the colours.

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