Sony KD-85ZG9 Review and Specs

Sony KD-85ZG9 (UK version)

SCORE:
80

Highlights

  • 8K UHD (7680 x 4320) LCD Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • TRILUMINOS™ Display
  • X-Wide Angle
  • X1™ Ultimate Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Sony KD-85ZG9 Overview

Sony KD-85ZG9 was introduced in 2019. It has a LCD screen with 8K UHD (7680 x 4320) resolution and 100 Hz/120 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible. It supports HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG and IMAX Enhanced. Its powerful X1™ Ultimate picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 8K UHD (7680 x 4320).

We give Sony KD-85ZG9 TV 80 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
82
VIDEO FEATURES
76
AUDIO FEATURES
87
OTHER FEATURES
87
CONNECTIVITY
87
FORMAT SUPPORT
51
OVERALL
80

Major Changes from its predecessor

A predecessor of 2019 ZG9 series is 2018 ZF9 series. In this section we show major changes from the predecessor.

UPGRADES Sony KD-85ZG9 Sony KD-75ZF9
Higher Resolution 8K UHD (7680 x 4320) 4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
4K HFR Yes No
2K HFR Yes No
Dolby Atmos Yes No

For this comparison we chose 75" version of the predecessor - model KD-75ZF9. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Sony KD-85ZG9 vs Sony KD-75ZF9 where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Sony KD-85ZG9.

PROS
High Resolution 👍
High Refresh Rate 👍
LED Type 👍
Backlight Name 👍
Wide Viewing Angle 👍
Color Depth 👍
HDR10 👍
Dolby Vision 👍
HLG 👍
IMAX Enhanced 👍
4K HFR 👍
2K HFR 👍
Speaker Channels 👍
DSEE 👍
Clear Phase 👍
TV Center Speaker Mode 👍
Dolby Atmos 👍
DTS Digital Surround 👍
CONS
No 3D Capability 👎
No HDR10+ 👎
No Advanced HDR by Technicolor® 👎
No AMD Freesync™ 👎
No NVidia G-Sync 👎
8K FPS via HDMI 👎
No VRR 👎
No HGIG Compatibility 👎
No Filmmaker Mode 👎
No WiSA Ready 👎

Selected Features

VA Panel

Sony KD-85ZG9 has a vertical alignment (VA) panel which is most commonly used in LCD TVs as it provides deeper blacks compared to the IPS panel. However, it is still limited with the viewing angle compared to the IPS panel or OLED display.


Full-Array Local Dimming

The TV has Full-Array Local Dimming technology with multiple zones throughout the display. Individual zones of LEDs can light up independently which enhances black levels, shadow details and decreases level of light bleed in dark parts of the image. This gives higher contrast with increased picture quality which is very important for HDR reproduction. Higher number of zones gives better control over local dimming and less blooming around the bright objects and subtitles.

Detailed Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for Sony KD-85ZG9.

BASICS
BrandSony
CountryUK
Series 2ZG9
ModelKD-85ZG9
Release Year2019
Size85"
Bezel ColorBlack
Smart TVYes
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)84.6"
Resolution8K UHD (7680 x 4320)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TypeLCD
Panel TypeVA
Backlight TypeLED
LED TypeDirect LED
Backlight DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
Backlight NameBacklight Master Drive™
ColorTRILUMINOS™ Display
Viewing AngleX-Wide Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage100%
VIDEO
3D CapabilityNo
HDR10Yes
HDR10+No
Dolby VisionYes
Dolby Vision IQNo
HLGYes
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®No
IMAX EnhancedYes
High Dynamic Range8K X-tended Dynamic Range™ PRO 20x XDR Contrast
AMD Freesync™No
NVidia G-SyncNo
8K FPS via HDMINo
4K HFRYes
2K HFRYes
VRRNo
HGIG CompatibilityNo
Picture ProcessorX1™ Ultimate
Frame Interploation TechniqueMotionflow™ XR
Black Frame InsertionYes
Filmmaker ModeNo
X-Reality™ PROYes 8K
Dual database processingYes
Object-based Super ResolutionYes
Live Color™ Tech0logyYes
Precision Color MappingYes
Super bit mapping™ 4K HDRYes
Contrast EnhancementYes Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
Object-based HDR remasterYes
Auto Low Latency ModeNo
AUDIO
Speaker Channels4.4
Speaker TypeAcoustic Multi-Audio™
Speaker Power Rating10 W + 10 W + 10 W + 10 W + 10 W + 10 W + 10 W + 10 W
DSEEYes
Sound ProcessingNo
Clear PhaseYes
Simulated Surround SoundS-Force Front Surround
TV Center Speaker ModeYes
Dolby AtmosYes
Dolby DigitalYes
Dolby Digital PlusYes
Dolby PulseYes
Dolby AC-4Yes
DTS Digital SurroundYes
WiSA ReadyNo
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet InputYes
Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi DirectYes
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
BluetoothYes
Bluetooth Version4.2
Smartphone ConnectivityChromecast built-in
Video & TV SideView (iOS/Android)
ChromecastYes
Google HomeYes
Virtual AssistantYes Google Assistant
Works with AlexaYes
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.1
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)Yes eARC
HDCP Version2.3
HDMI-CECYes BRAVIA Sync
USB Inputs3
USB 3.0 Ports1
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
IF (Satellite) Inputs2
Component InputsNo
Composite Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm input
RCA Audio OutputsNo
3.5mm headphone Audio OutputYes
Optical Audio OutputYes
RS-232C RemoteNo
DLNAYes
OTHER
CPU Cores4
RAM4 GB
Storage16 GB
Operating SystemAndroid
Internet BrowserVewd
Content BarNo
Voice CommandYes
Light SensorYes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)Yes
Application StoreYes Google Play Store
TeletextYes
Auto Calibration with CalMANYes
Picture-In-PictureNo
Closed Captions(Analog) No
(Digital) Subtitle
USB HDD RecordingYes
USB Drive Format SupportFAT16 / FAT32 / exFAT / NTFS
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPPNo
AV1No
AVIYes
ASFYes
DivXYes
Flash VideoNo
H.263Yes
H.264Yes
H.265Yes
MKVYes
M2TSYes
MP4Yes
MPEG-4No
QuickTimeYes
RealVideoNo
TSNo
VC-1Yes
VP7No
VP8Yes
VP9No
VOBNo
VRONo
WebMYes
WMVYes
XvidYes
AUDIO FORMATS
AACNo
AC4No
AIFFNo
ALACNo
APENo
aptXNo
eAAC+No
EAC3No
FLACYes
HE-AACNo
LPCMYes
M4AYes
MIDIYes
MP2No
MP3Yes
OGGNo
RealAudioNo
WMAYes
WAVYes
IMAGE FORMATS
BMPNo
GIFYes
JPEGYes
JPSNo
MPOYes
PNGYes
TUNER
Digital TunerYes 2
SAT TunerYes
Analog TunerB/G,D/K,I
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemDVB-T/T2
Digital Cable TV SystemDVB-C
Digital SAT TV SystemDVB-S/S2
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43
CI+Yes 1.4
FM RadioNo
GENERAL
Energy EfficiencyD
Power SupplyAC 220 V - 240 V, 50 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)921 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1.913 x 1.141 x 120 mm (75 3/8 x 45 x 4 3/4 in)
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1.913 x 1.226 x 432 mm (75 3/8 x 48 3/8 x 17 1/8 in)
Stand SizeWidth: 1.567 mm (61 3/4 in)
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)2.071 x 1.283 x 337 mm (81 5/8 x 50 5/8 x 13 3/8 in)
One Connect BoxNo
VESA Wall MountYes
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)400 x 400 mm (15 3/4 x 15 3/4")
Weight Without Stand71.7 kg (158 lbs)
Weight With Stand74.5 kg (164.1 lbs)
Weight of Package (Gross)94 kg (207.1 lbs)
ACCESSORIES
RemoteRMF-TX600U
Optional AccessoriesWall-Mount Bracket SU-WL450 (Terminal Access limitation), Depends on country selection
WARRANTY
Warranty1 Year

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