I'm happy with my ZF9. Black levels are good enough and I don't mind a little blooming. And it's better than the ZD9 in every other way. Although I don't understand why Sony did turn down the amount of local dimming zones so drastically. I could say I'd hope to see them turn it up enough this year, but I already bought myself and my mom a TV in the past year, so I won't be buying a new one for several years.Just bring back the ZD9.
Clearly things have gone backwards in the LED-LCD space since 2017.And the XE9305. IF the XG95 is like the XE9305 I might be buying that in 18 months time.
The XE9305 was the best television I have owned. I understand the ZD9 was obviously better. Since that year Sony's LCD's have gone backwards in terms of overall image quality...relatively speaking of course. I don't understand why they can't take that years quality and just add the new technological improvements. Guess, like other manufacturers, they are pushing OLEDs. I'm going to be really interested to see/hear what the 2020 quality is like.[
Clearly things have gone backwards in the LED-LCD space since 2017.
After owning both Panasonic DX902 and LG C8, I have no qualms in buying the DX902 or another TV matching its quality (Sony ZD9 / X930e). I do agree that OLEDs offer a more consistent picture quality but there is something special about these bad boys that made me like them a lot over the OLEDs besides the viewing angle and occasional DSE.
Pretty sure that the ZG9's the follow up to the ZF9. At least, as in Sony's top-of-the-line LCD TV in the Master series. Not in terms of size or price.LCD Ultra HD
- XH80: 43", 49", 55", 65", 75", 85"
- XH90: 55", 65", 75", 85"
- XH95: 49", 55", 65", 75", 85"
- AH8: 55", 65"
- AH9: 55", 65"
no replacement for ZF9 !
- ZH8: 75", 85"
Stand can have 2 positions, it can be similar like last years models or wider.You'd think Sony would put the TV stand a bit closer to the middle after all of the complaints of it being too wide... but nope, they just put them apart even further and now your TV cabinet actually needs to be wider than the TV screen for it the sit on it. Anyway, looks like only marginal upgrades from Sony this year, sadly. The local dimming zones could be ramped up to 200, but that's really just an example they're showing and may not represent the actual amount.