Good idea : the KD-85ZG9 Direct LED from Sony

Sony KD-85ZG9 : the new Ultra HD 8K

Sony ranks among the big names in top-of-the-range televisions, and proposes with this KD-85ZG9, one of the best screens on the market tested by our Laboratory.
In its 85 inches model , this television offers a definition dedicated to the pictures treatment.
We are faced to a rather large screen.
Concerning technology, it is worth noting that this model is delivered with a Ultra HD 8K resolution.  It’s beautiful. It is hard to criticise such a well finished product. Elegant design and a good quality finish are the characteristics of this television .
Do you wish to buy it ? After reading this article you’ll know if the price is really worth it. 

The design of the Sony KD-85ZG9

The designers decided to do something very beautiful. At least that’s what it comes out when you’re facing the product.
Nothing has changed in the design of this new model. Sony continues to ride the wave of its design to which we are now accustomed.
On this aspect, the manufacturer makes almost no mistake, since we are dealing with a television set that has a top-of-the-range look and whose elegance will embellish your living room.
The KD-85ZG9 adopts a standard shape with a flat screen.
With its glass surface of 85 inches, Another thing we can highlight in the design of this TV is the design of its support. Indeed it has a double base, in which we have a division where each part of the base has its place. With this, the TV is exactly the same on both sides, thus creating a very symmetrical and stylish TV that can be enjoyed in any room.
A noteworthy innovation for this model is the use of the Slim design technology.
A TV of 85 inches, this Sony is clearly located in the top of the range of the brand. A TV with a sober and refined style.

KD-85ZG9 from Sony – The screen

As this is a high-end product, the requirements in terms of image quality are naturally high. And at the very least, the Sony KD-85ZG9 with a Direct LED screen is doing remarkably well.
With this new KD-85ZG9 Sony, the company makes an assumed technological choice. It’s LED and that’s good because the image result is excellent. 
With regard to the display, the company proposes a Ultra HD 8K resolution. It’s better than the others for a TV in its class.
And with his 85 inches, he’s in a series of TVs that is among the greatest. At the same time, we are dealing with a nice display on the screen.
With a frequency of 120 Hz, this makes this TV set better positioned than its competitors. A perfectly synchronized image that will delight you for your home cinema.
Finally, Sony has chosen to put advanced technology on this TV, which makes it possible to have an Ultra HD 8K image quality .
My opinion to conclude on the display part. It’s just top-of-the-line.

The sound of the Sony KD-85ZG9

The audio part of this TV is exceptional; high-performance speakers contribute to this quality rendering, for an immersive result.
For the sound part, the television set is equipped with two speakers with 10 W at output.

KD-85ZG9 from Sony – Embedded intelligence

As with many other TV sets, the KD-85ZG9 has its operating system Android 8.0 Oreo installed; it allows you to explore a whole universe of entertainment.
This TV offers you the choice of connectivity: Whether through its Wifi function, or through the local network with other devices or computer devices (fixed or mobile computers, NAS synology for example), your TV KD-85ZG9 is communicating.
This software environment innovates on the Sony KD-85ZG9 with a new feature: control the television set with voice. Indeed, thanks to the voice control function, it is possible to change channels, TV sources, turn the TV volume up or down just by talking to it. Isn’t that convenient?

Presentation of the connection technology of Sony KD-85ZG9

Concerning the connectivity aspect on Sony KD-85ZG9, we have a lot of choice.
With a number of connections below the average of its range, you will have to choose which appliance(s) in your home you need to connect to your TV.

This model has a total of 6 connections, not too bad. Apart from a few devices, you will not be able to connect many elements. Low choice compared to the competition.

In detail here are the available connections:
3 USB ports, 2 audio outputs, 1 antenna input

KD-85ZG9 from Sony – Technical characteristics

The main features of this TV set:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 186.517 cm x 104.916 cm x 12 cm
Screen size in inches 85
Screen resolution Ultra HD 8K
Display system Direct LED
Display frequency 120
Sound power 10
Smart TV Android 8.0 Oreo
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 6
Number of USB ports 3
Number of HDMI ports 0
Number of audio outputs 2
Number of audio inputs 0
HDR Compatible Yes
HDR Dolby Vision Compatible Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
PVR Available Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 636 W

KD-85ZG9 from Sony – The conclusion

In other words, the Sony KD-85ZG9 is better than the competition. Almost perfect on everything. Whether for home cinema sessions or online game sessions, it is the TV to own.
In addition, it is worth noting that this KD-85ZG9 is equipped with smart TV technology. Thanks to this, you have a top-of-the-range device in its category, which makes it a relevant choice.
The Direct LED screen improves the overall image rendering and provides greater uniformity.

If there are any positive points to remember, here are 3 interesting ones:
the screen size, the depth of the colours, the display frequency.

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