Sony supersizes 8k with ZG9 Master Series, adds AG9 OLED

posted on Wednesday, 9th January 2019 by Steve May

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Sony has added a super large 8K TV to its premium Master Series range, and refreshed its OLED line, at CES 2019.

The new ZG9 full array LED LCD screen (pictured above) will be available in 85- and 98-inch screen sizes, and come with a host of refinements to best utilise the pixel dense 8k panel.

As with the original Sony Master series screens, the ZG9 supports HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision, and will be one of the first European TVs to support IMAX Enhanced software.

The model also has a dedicated Netflix Calibrated mode.

The ZG9 uses the same X1 Ultimate picture processor seen on the brand’s previous Master Series models, updated with a new algorithm specially developed for 8K displays. The processor supports a newly developed 8K X-Reality PRO upscaler, that uses a dedicated 8K database compiled by Sony Pictures.

To deliver effective HDR at this extreme screen size, the ZG9 has an uprated Backlight Master Drive which uses ultra-dense LED modules, independently controlled for high contrast images. 8K X-tended Dynamic Range PRO technology intelligently boosts peak brightness as and when it’s needed it’s needed.

Although Sony refuses to be drawn on the set’s peak brightness capability, images appear extremely vibrant and dynamic. Off axis viewing also appears good, courtesy of X-Wide Angle technology.

The ZG9 features a new sound system, called Acoustic Multi-Audio. This utilises four front-facing speakers; two on the bottom and two on the top, which anchor audio to the picture area.

There’s also a TV Centre Speaker Mode, which allows all four front facing speakers to function as a centre speaker in a multi-channel sound system.

The TV will also be compatible with Dolby Atmos, via a firmware update. Prices and launch date have yet to be confirmed.

The new 4k OLED TV unveiled at CES is the AG9, which will be available in 77-, 6-”, and 55- screen sizes. The changes from the AF9 are largely cosmetic. The set adopts a standard pedestal design, and slightly slimer form factor.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology journalist, who also writes for T3, TechRadar, Home Cinema Choice and ERT (amongst others).

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