So, what is the Z9G's benchmark for comparison? Is it OLED or another LCD panel? Or projection? Don't mean this as a sales pitch. You know my bias for this set.
Vincent Teoh corroborates the 4000 nits peak brightness, a DolbyVision benchmark. It's generally accepted Sony motion handling, upscaling algorithm, color gamut and accuracy are superior to other TVs. I argue again, that 8K is essential for these sizes at ordinary living room distances. The Z9G brings back the Backlight Master Drive whose absence was a big flaw of the Z7F, moving Z9G blacks close enough to OLED blacks to make the difference insignificant (including the trade-off of inky black for shadow detail), against the many pluses, especially "full" HDR achievable with 4000 nits. And personally I was surprised at the launch price, which, given the specs and compared to the 77" A1E's $20K launch price, is reasonable.
Since none of us own the Z9G or peers yet, the discussion comes down to a buying decision. Based purely on specs and reviews, is there another current consumer TV that can be compared head-to-head with this one? Of course, there's an overall subjectivity factor, too: Some people (including me) just like one TV's picture over another.
Sony 55W905A, Dahquist DQ10 (x4), BW sub, McIntosh MC-2150/2200, OPPO BDP-105D
Last edited by lbjack; 06-07-2019 at 12:15 PM.