Sony ZD9 uhd-supermodel Review – Very nice but also very expensive




In summary
Sony’s flagship ZD9 is a very nice TV, which knows how to impress with stunning looks, stunning images and a compelling HDR rendering. The beautiful image is made possible by a full array local dimming backlight “with 650 zones. This makes the black display and the related contrast better than other LCDTV’s. However, the main disadvantage of this television is the high price. You can draw hundreds of euros less buy an OLED TV in the same size and although the image of the ZD9 is very good, it’s not as good as that of an OLED TV.

stunning looks
good contrast
Convincing HDR rendering
accurate color reproduction
Pleasant remote control
Negative points
High price
slow soc
excessive bass
Moderate inputlag
final Verdict
Tweakers zegt: 8
Price for publication: € 5000, –
Available from: € 4999, –
Tested version: Sony Bravia KD-65ZD9 Black
The ZD9 is Sony’s latest flagship-UHDTV, which was presented to the public in Berlin at the last IFA presented . Month and a half before we were at the unveiling to the press in London. So we have already seen how a special backlight makes possible a convincing HDR rendering without the need for an OLED panel is used. Sony had in 2008 as a first OLED TV stand in the shops and the best OLED reference monitors used in the broadcast and film industry of the Japanese brand. Yet now the manufacturer used only LCD panels for its TVs.

Because Sony has ZD9 features an intricate full array local dimming backlight, this television can be very high contrast display images. The peak brightness is quite a bit higher than normal televisions, making the ZD9 great for displaying HDR images. Because it is the top model here and because uhd televisions hardly make sense with a small picture size, it is only produced in large and very large image sizes. The main even has a diagonal of up to 100 inches. This huge screen will cost around 70,000 euros and is only made to order. He is basically not available in the UK, but if you actually much money can a TV and want to spend, there is probably arrange something.

If you choose smaller for a buddy, you do still have to pay 8,000 euros and for that you get a still respectable 75 “version. We looked at the smallest size, which is a 65” has -beeldpaneel and about 5000 euro owner changes. No tender amount to everyone, but you get to take some back, because in addition to a beautiful image the ZD9 has a beautiful design and a high quality finish. It is not even mention the back side, because it is provided with a number of tabs, behind which all the connections and cables are hidden. The ZD9 runs Google’s Android TV has a remote control with built-in microphone. It is possible to display 3D again by means of active spectacles, which, and nowadays that is fairly unique, simply be included.


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