Hi All. Congrats to those who have purchased the Z9G. I am also seriously considering the Z9G and still waiting for more clarity regarding its performance and capabilities. I am excited about this set and what I have heard about the picture quality and brightness and will be closely following this thread for more information over the coming weeks.
For starters, I have a question regarding its HDMI 2.1 port. From what I have heard only one of its ports is HDMI 2.1 and that too 40 Gb instead of the full 48 Gb. Is this correct and what does the 40 gb limitation mean? If an 8k tv cannot accept a full 8k signal from an external source (even if none exist today but in 2-3 years sources would start appearing), it’s a huge limitation in my view and will be a dealbreaker for me as I plan to keep such an expensive set for at least 5-8 years. Relying only on 8k upscaling to me seems nonsensical.
Also, I find it hard to understand why Sony would only provide 1 HDMI 2.1 port in a $13k tv. I wish Sony would just upgrade to all 4 full HDMI 2.1 ports during this model year which would make a purchase decision of this set that much more likely otherwise I see Sony losing many sales of this flagship model this year.
Another criterion for me is future HDR 10+ support along with the current Dolby vision support. Again, why would a $13k set not support all major HDR formats? Are we supposed to not see dynamic HDR in videos such as from Amazon prime which will increasingly be in HDR 10+? I wish Sony would listen to customer needs and add it in the next iteration of this model (or firmware update this model but I’m dreaming!) as it will only lose sales if it doesn’t.
If Sony listens and adds these important features it has a winner and an immediate order from me!
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