AT CES 2019 in Las Vegas final week, Sony Electronics introduced the brand new MASTER Collection Z9G 8K LCD and A9G 4K OLED televisions, which it intends to standardise bigger shows on TV.
Bigger TVs, it believes, are rising in popularity, and Sony’s purpose with delivering new Z9G 98″ and 85″ class (97.5″ and 84.6″ diagonal) TVs is to maximise the super-large display expertise in the lounge. In an effort to ship premium image high quality in such extra-large screens, Sony is introducing further decision with its first shopper 8K tv. With twice the variety of horizontal strains and vertical strains, 8K offers 4 instances the pixels of 4K (or 16 instances the decision of HD). This greater decision ends in a extra immersive viewing expertise, as 8K decision means the larger-sized TVs look nice up shut with nearly no pixel differentiation.
Consultants know that image high quality is just not solely about decision. As display sizes get bigger, the processor performs an much more essential position in delivering premium image high quality. Utilizing a proprietary algorithm, Sony’s Image Processor X1 Final has been optimised to deal with the 33 million pixels of 8K. The identical processor additionally allows the newly developed 8K X-Actuality PRO to upscale any content material utilizing a brand new, devoted 8K database for reference, leading to extra exact, detailed upscaling.
With an extended historical past and experience in growing skilled cameras and screens, Sony says, it recognises that “precision in setting up positive sign processing parts ends in an instantly seen distinction to the entire picture”.
As well as, new 8K applied sciences have been developed for the Z9G collection, together with a Backlight Grasp Drive function with full-array native dimming and 8K X-tended Dynamic Vary PRO. The Backlight Grasp Drive on the Z9G has ultra-dense LED modules which are independently managed, delivering distinction with punchy brightness and pitch blacks. To optimise this backlight system, 8K X-tended Dynamic Vary PRO makes use of the saved vitality to spice up brightness within the areas the place it’s wanted.
Correct sound place is one other key issue as TVs get bigger, says Sony:
“Taking the expertise gained from its OLED Acoustic Floor Audio, Sony has expanded the idea to the Z9G LCD TV with Acoustic Multi-Audio. To ship the Sound-from-Image Actuality expertise, the brand new Acoustic Multi-Audio on the Z9G makes use of 4 front-facing audio system—two on the underside and two on the highest—to ship a trustworthy sound place. Viewers will hear the sound coming from the display, and never the place the speaker is situated. As well as, the Z9G has a TV Heart Speaker Mode for individuals who have a house theatre setup, whereby the TV turns into the centre speaker. The sound expertise can also be enhanced by the TV’s compatibility with Dolby Atmos1, which provides a large, wealthy sound discipline.”
The Z9G additionally options X-Huge Angle to make sure the image retains its high quality whatever the viewing angle. This function allows a wider viewing angle that reduces color shifts when viewing the display off-axis, so colors keep true regardless of the viewer’s place, whereas X-Movement Readability minimises movement blur with out sacrificing display brightness.
Sony additionally launched a brand new flagship 4K OLED TV, the A9G, in 77″, 65″ and 55″ courses (76.7″, 64.5″, and 54.6″ diagonal).
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