Sony KD-85XH9096 : a TV set mid-range

What is the new Sony KD-85XH9096 worth ?

Sony ranks among the important actors on the television market, and proposes with this KD-85XH9096, an interesting screen tested by our Laboratory.
A quick glimpse at the specification sheet : 84.6 inches.
We are dealing with a rather large model.
This television is delivered with a  Ultra HD 4K resolution.  This television is part of the main group of current TVs. It doesn’t completely stands out among its competitors with this choice of Ultra HD 4K.
Should we let ourselves be convinced by this KD-85XH9096 Sony ? All answer elements just after.

KD-85XH9096 from Sony – Design

Sober but in line with current trends. Sony has asked its design office to make a product that tends towards the top range, but remains affordable.
The shapes are balanced and the overall rendering is beautiful to look at. A successful mid-range model.
In short, the Sony has really succeeded the design aspect of this TV, which does not go unnoticed no matter where it is installed. If when turned off it has such an effect, the sensations take on a whole new dimension when the screen of the Sony KD-85XH9096 is revealed.

TV screen presentation Sony KD-85XH9096

With regard to the display, the company proposes a Ultra HD 4K resolution. In addition, with a screen of 84.6 inches, the KD-85XH9096 belongs to the series of large models in its range. In the end, it is interesting to note that beyond the size, the screen is well made. A point to add when choosing between this model and other competitors.
Designed with a frequency of 100 Hz, we’re looking at a high-end TV. Perfect image and exceptional synchronization in game or movie mode.
In addition, Sony has decided to use its mastery of advanced technology on this device, which allows it to benefit from a high quality Ultra HD 4K image resolution.
In conclusion on the display, with the KD-85XH9096 Sony makes the choice of the mid-range. No more.

The sound of the Sony KD-85XH9096

It is the custom to say that a good sound comes from a device with a lot of watts, however Sony has managed to combine average audio system power with very good sound quality.
For the sound part, the television set is equipped with two baffles and provides a sound power of 10 W.

The sound of this TV is in a word immersive, and you feel like being in a small movie theater.

In short, the sound is enough to cover your everyday needs. The KD-85XH9096 Sony is not designed for home cinema. That’s not what we are expecting.

Presentation of the Smart TV part of the TV set Sony KD-85XH9096

For the software part, the KD-85XH9096 Sony has an operating system Android 9.0 Pie; You will have plenty of time to discover the world 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-85XH9096 is communicating.
This software environment innovates on the Sony KD-85XH9096 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?

The connection system of the Sony KD-85XH9096

This television Sony KD-85XH9096 offers a rather classical connectivity : mixed inputs HDMI, the ports as well as the audio are available on this model.
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.

It is with 9 possible connections that this KD-85XH9096 is presented. Not all of your devices will be able to be connected. A difficult choice is on the way.

You have the following connections at your disposal:
2 USB ports, 2 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 3 antenna inputs, 1 component plug (Video)

KD-85XH9096 from Sony – Technical characteristics

Here is a summary chart of the technical features of the TV:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 72
Screen size in inches 84.6
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display frequency 100
Sound power 10
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C
Number of tuners 5
Number of USB ports 2
Number of HDMI ports 2
Number of audio outputs 1
Composite Input (Video) Yes
HDR Compatible Yes
HDR Dolby Vision Compatible Yes
DTS Sound Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 223 W

To conclude on the Sony KD-85XH9096

Finally, this new Sony KD-85XH9096 is a television set that can go anywhere; it can meet the majority of needs.
This 4K TV can also boast near-perfect picture quality, as well as clear, aesthetic and powerful sound reproduction.

Finally, we will note all the positive points that are to be added to the credit of this television set. Here are 3 that I find interesting:
the screen size, the display frequency, the sound power.

 

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