I'm confused in a couple areas about the Z9F. Why is all the "elevated blacks" talk limited to the cinema bars? Is there no blooming in the image itself? Does the panel have inky blacks with no blooming or haloing except for flashlighting into the bars? It would stand to reason that the way the algorithm controls the dimming with bright objects near black would be consistent screen-wide. However, if it is limited to only the bars then it sounds like excuse making for Sony to give them a pass for not incorporating a feature that relative budget TV's utilize by disabling those areas of the screen.
Secondly, with so many people seeming accepting of the serious flashlighting because "this is the trade-off with having a television that will get this bright" philosophy, then why can't the same logic be applied like, risk of burn-in or some loss of shadow detail with OLED is "the trade off for having 8 million zones and infinite black levels to produce a television that can get this dark?"
Forget that they named it "The Master Series" and the lofty anticipations surrounding the title ...It's simply what any discerning purchaser would expect from a "flagship" after waiting 2+ years on a "D" replacement that handles blacks significantly better.