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85 and 98 only. Archer posted a picture on twitter and the blacks were not good.

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85 and 98 only. Archer posted a picture on twitter and the blacks were not good.
It actually has both X-Wide Angle and Backlight Master Drive which is strange because I would have thought that you can only have one or the other.
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It actually has both X-Wide Angle and Backlight Master Drive which is strange because I would have thought that you can only have one or the other.
Well whatever they did, I wouldnt expect miracles. Should be a very set for the sizes though.

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85 and 98 only. Archer posted a picture on twitter and the blacks were not good.
It's one pic, but sadly you're probably right. The x-wide is awful. However, the BMD should make up for it. The z9f has pretty bad pq because of x-wide and a lack of BMD tech.
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BMD is back in Sony's flagship 8K lcd, just like i suspected all along. Sony was never abandoning BMD. The Z9G/ZG9 will be sony's first lcd to combine BMD with X reality PRO and X1 Ultimate processor and be a native 8k tv.
ZD9 owners here is your true successor.
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^if that's the case and they get back to what the ZD was...Sony has a winner here.
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It was only speculation by people and media that BMD couldn't be done with X Wide Angle, well sony has it. I'm getting from another forum this tv being 8k will have peak brightness much higher than 2000 nits, so a brighter tv than ZD9.

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Excited to hear more about this set.

A damn shame though Sony felt the need to include the X-wide view angle tech. That's something I don't need/want at all and it remains to be seen what effect it will have on the overall picture quality. If this is going the Z9F route again, then my interest in this set will quickly fade away.
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Excited to hear more about this set.

A damn shame though Sony felt the need to include the X-wide view angle tech. That's something I don't need/want at all and it remains to be seen what effect it will have on the overall picture quality. If this is going the Z9F route again, then my interest in this set will quickly fade away.
In terms of short term, x-wide is a problem. However, long term there's a pretty exciting future for Sony. CLEDIS looks amazing and it will be the next generation of LED tech. It will replace the Z series.

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Some Good info from Prnewswire

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-rele...300774276.html



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MASTER Series Z9G 98" and 85" Class (97.5" and 84.6" diagonal) 8K LED TV Features

Sony's 8K to bring the creator's intent to life with a truly authentic experience by combining the brilliance of 8K HDR with Sony's unique MASTER Series philosophy
Picture Processor X1™ Ultimate and 8K X-Reality PRO – pictures are sharpened and refined in real time, and images are upscaled closer to true 8K quality using Sony's exclusive 8K database
Backlight Master Drive, a full-array LED backlight technology that combines ultra-dense, independently controlled LED modules tuned for 8K to deliver incredibly deep black, dazzling lights and more vibrant color
HDMI 2.1 that supports 8K resolution and 4K High Frame Rate in a single cable (requires firmware)
8K X-tended Dynamic Range™ PRO that delivers 20 times the contrast of Sony's conventional LED TVs without local dimming
Acoustic Multi-Audio by four front-facing speakers; with Sony's Sound-from-Picture Reality experience, action and sound are precisely aligned for a more immersive viewing experience
TV Center Speaker Mode, to make the TV the center speaker of a home theater system
X-Wide Angle feature minimizes the color change when seen from the side, giving you faithful shades and hue from wherever you watch the TV
X-Motion Clarity keeps fast action clear and smooth; moving images are precisely controlled to minimize blur and even during fast-moving scenes, pictures stay true with no loss in brightness
Netflix Calibrated Mode brings the creator's vision directly to the TV
IMAX Enhanced feature brings a fully immersive at-home entertainment experience on this TV that takes full advantage of IMAX Enhanced content
Dolby Vision™ brings scenes vividly to life for authentic viewing, while Dolby Atmos™ fills the room with immersive surround sound
Android TV with hands-free help from the Google Assistant enables you to find what you want simply by talking to the TV; ask your Google Assistant to help you play TV shows, movies and more
Easy to control smart remote – connect set-top boxes and other devices via HDMI to your TV and control them all using one smart remote; a slimmer, more rounded design with built-in voice control microphone and enhanced button layout makes it easy to use
New processor for stress-free usability and a quicker response when launching apps, powering on the TV and more "
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BMD is back in Sony's flagship 8K lcd, just like i suspected all along. Sony was never abandoning BMD. The Z9G/ZG9 will be sony's first lcd to combine BMD with X reality PRO and X1 Ultimate processor and be a native 8k tv.
ZD9 owners here is your true successor.
It won't be a true successor if x-wide hurts the contrast. I hope you're right though.
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the tv will also have a 98" version, that is huge, will be interesting to see how much the 98 inch costs, the 100" ZD9 was priced out of most consumers.
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Some Good info from Prnewswire

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-rele...300774276.html



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MASTER Series Z9G 98" and 85" Class (97.5" and 84.6" diagonal) 8K LED TV Features

Sony's 8K to bring the creator's intent to life with a truly authentic experience by combining the brilliance of 8K HDR with Sony's unique MASTER Series philosophy
Picture Processor X1™ Ultimate and 8K X-Reality PRO – pictures are sharpened and refined in real time, and images are upscaled closer to true 8K quality using Sony's exclusive 8K database
Backlight Master Drive, a full-array LED backlight technology that combines ultra-dense, independently controlled LED modules tuned for 8K to deliver incredibly deep black, dazzling lights and more vibrant color
HDMI 2.1 that supports 8K resolution and 4K High Frame Rate in a single cable (requires firmware)
8K X-tended Dynamic Range™ PRO that delivers 20 times the contrast of Sony's conventional LED TVs without local dimming
Acoustic Multi-Audio by four front-facing speakers; with Sony's Sound-from-Picture Reality experience, action and sound are precisely aligned for a more immersive viewing experience
TV Center Speaker Mode, to make the TV the center speaker of a home theater system
X-Wide Angle feature minimizes the color change when seen from the side, giving you faithful shades and hue from wherever you watch the TV
X-Motion Clarity keeps fast action clear and smooth; moving images are precisely controlled to minimize blur and even during fast-moving scenes, pictures stay true with no loss in brightness
Netflix Calibrated Mode brings the creator's vision directly to the TV
IMAX Enhanced feature brings a fully immersive at-home entertainment experience on this TV that takes full advantage of IMAX Enhanced content
Dolby Vision™ brings scenes vividly to life for authentic viewing, while Dolby Atmos™ fills the room with immersive surround sound
Android TV with hands-free help from the Google Assistant enables you to find what you want simply by talking to the TV; ask your Google Assistant to help you play TV shows, movies and more
Easy to control smart remote – connect set-top boxes and other devices via HDMI to your TV and control them all using one smart remote; a slimmer, more rounded design with built-in voice control microphone and enhanced button layout makes it easy to use
New processor for stress-free usability and a quicker response when launching apps, powering on the TV and more "

https://www.sony.com/electronics/tel...xbr-z9g-series
Here's official info.
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These features quoted from the above post are big

Backlight Master Drive, a full-array LED backlight technology that combines ultra-dense, independently controlled LED modules tuned for 8K to deliver incredibly deep black, dazzling lights and more vibrant color
HDMI 2.1 that supports 8K resolution and 4K High Frame Rate in a single cable (requires firmware)
8K X-tended Dynamic Range™ PRO that delivers 20 times the contrast of Sony's conventional LED TVs without local dimming
Acoustic Multi-Audio by four front-facing speakers; with Sony's Sound-from-Picture Reality experience, action and sound are precisely aligned for a more immersive viewing experience
TV Center Speaker Mode, to make the TV the center speaker of a home theater system

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So BMD, hdmi 2.1 and acoustic surface audio for the first time on a sony lcd, until now it's only been available on sony oleds.

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It won't be a true successor if x-wide hurts the contrast.
This.

I hope Sony has figured it out though for this set. But IMHO they should have just left it out all together...
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8k is rather pointless.
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8k is rather pointless.
It is but hey, what can you do?

It was to be expected these would be 8K.
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Well whatever they did, I wouldnt expect miracles. Should be a very set for the sizes though.

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There's a bit of bloom in that pic, but yet its possible the local dimming isn't on medium or something. Also, we can't judge one pic. Archer should have a first impressions article this week. The beaming tech on the BMD will hopefully make this set worthwhile.
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My guess is at least 15k for the 85" at launch and 20-30k for the 98" given that they are also 8k. Won't be seeing people but these for at least a couple of years. Still glad I got the 75Z9D at a discounted price. Maybe in 5-6 years 98" will be in the 5-7k range.
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It was only speculation by people and media that BMD couldn't be done with X Wide Angle, well sony has it. I'm getting from another forum this tv being 8k will have peak brightness much higher than 2000 nits, so a brighter tv than ZD9.

Backlight master drive might soon be outdated, TCL just announced they are going to have an 8k tv with Mini-led in 75"sizes and larger.. Vincent Teoh just posted a video about it, but I don't see any threads on avs about it yet.
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8k is rather pointless.
Give me more zones and native contrast, over 8k.
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No 75 inch means no Z9G for me 85 is to large for my space I guess I’m going 77 A9G! I already have the 55 A9F and the picture is phenomenal!

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Backlight master drive might soon be outdated, TCL just announced they are going to have an 8k tv with Mini-led in 75"sizes and larger.. Vincent Teoh just posted a video about it, but I don't see any threads on avs about it yet.
Yes, but Sony will replace the z series with CLEDIS. Maybe as early as next year. Most likely two years though. BMD is amazing though.
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Yes, but Sony will replace the z series with CLEDIS. Maybe as early as next year. Most likely two years though. BMD is amazing though.

It's a good backlight system, but the contrast of the panel plays an important role. Alot of people who owned both the Z9D and 940e, preferred the picture of the 940e because of its higher native contrast picture despite using a traditional backlight system.
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Give me more zones and native contrast, over 8k.

They won’t even list how many Zones. I’ll bet it’s not as many as Vizios 480 Zones.

Vizio Owns the Mid Tier LED TV Market in 2019

Samsung and Sony have decided to guy Ultra High end 8K

And LG has launched its best 4K OLEDs with HDMI 2.1
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It's a good backlight system, but the contrast of the panel plays an important role. Alot of people who owned both the Z9D and 940e, preferred the picture of the 940e because of its higher native contrast picture despite using a traditional backlight system.
Z9d has better black levels than the x940e. X940e struggles a little more with haloing. However, it would be nice to have an alternative to the BMD. That's where CLEDIS comes along.
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They won’t even list how many Zones. I’ll bet it’s not as many as Vizios 480 Zones.



Vizio Owns the Mid Tier LED TV Market in 2019



Samsung and Sony have decided to guy Ultra High end 8K



And LG has launched its best 4K OLEDs with HDMI 2.1


And why are we discussing Wally World Vizio here?smh

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They won’t even list how many Zones. I’ll bet it’s not as many as Vizios 480 Zones.



Vizio Owns the Mid Tier LED TV Market in 2019



Samsung and Sony have decided to guy Ultra High end 8K



And LG has launched its best 4K OLEDs with HDMI 2.1


And why are we discussing Wally World Vizio here?smh
Underrate TCL at your peril. My prediction is that within a few years they could own the premium segment too. They are a Chinese company that doesn't care about returns. TV business for Samsung and Sony is a rounding error that doesn't make much money.
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