At the 2019 edition of the annual Consumer Electronics Showcase (CES), Sony announced two supersized additions to their Master Series lineup of TVs that first debuted last year.
These additions are the Z9G 8K (LCD) and A9G 4K OLED TVs. Respectively, the Z9G will come in 98- and 85-inch models, while the A9G will come in 77-, 65- and 55-inch models.
Both models will feature the Picture Processor X1 Ultimate that was also in last year’s iteration of the Master Series TVs, though these versions also come with “a unique algorithm specially developed for 8K that can intelligently detect and analyze each object in the picture, resulting in exceptional detail and contrast for a more realistic picture that represents the creators’ intent.”
While not the largest TV to be featured in CES before, the Z9G is Sony’s first 8K TV for consumers, and its main forte lies in its ability to upscale picture to 8K with a brand-new algorithm with its roughly 33 million pixels that also contains an “8K database to refer to for even more precise, detailed upscaling”.
In this case, bigger is most definitely better.
With the A9G, you have a different beast altogether. Instead of pixel count, this one focuses on image quality, being an OLED TV. In addition, the A9G maximises screen size with virtually no borders, so that when mounted, it gives the impression of it “floating on the wall, leaving only the brilliance of its picture.”
Both lines will feature the likes of Netflix Calibrated Mode, Google Assistant, and Android TV, so you’ll most certainly have a ton of needs covered with these TVs.
Pricing and release date will be announced at a later time.