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Sony's new Z9G 8K LCD TVs announced: 85/98-inch models

Sony announces its new Master Series of TVs with 4K and 8K models, OLED and LCD panels, respectively

By Anthony Garreffa on Jan 8, 2019 at 10:24 am CST - 1 min, 29 secs reading time

CES 2019 - Sony isn't going to be pushed out of the 8K TV market with an announcement of its new Master Series TVs that include 4K and 8K models split between OLED and LCD panels, respectively.

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The flagship Z9G 8K uses an LCD panel for its 7680 x 4320 native resolution while the A9G 4K OLED TVs that come in 55/65/77-inch sizes while the 8K sets are larger 85-inch and a huge 98-inch in size. All of the new TVs will feature Sony's own Picture Processor X1 Ultimate, with the company adding it "has 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".

Sony's first consumer-focused 8K TV is the new Z9G, with Sony touting: "Completely new dedicated 8K technologies have been developed for the Z9G series, including a Backlight Master Drive feature with full-array local dimming and 8K X-tended Dynamic Range PRO. The Backlight Master Drive on the Z9G has ultra-dense LED modules that are independently controlled, delivering unprecedented contrast with punchy brightness and pitch blacks. To optimize this backlight system, 8K X-tended Dynamic Range PRO uses the saved energy to intelligently boost the brightness in the areas where it needs to be boosted".

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Don't worry about your trusty old 4K content as the company is talking up its proprietary algorithm for 4K content upscaling to "near-8K" quality, with Sony using an "8K database to refer to for even more precise, detailed upscaling".

Last updated: Jan 9, 2019 at 06:11 am CST

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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