Sony officially unveiled its first 8K TV line for consumers: the Master Series Z9G / ZG9. Available in 85″ and 98″ sizes, these displays feature an updated Picture Processor X1 Ultimate image processor, X-Reality PRO technology optimized for 8K content, as well as Netflix Calibrated Mode and IMAX Enhanced. To ensure you get the best quality sound as possible, Sony equipped these sets with Sound-from-Picture Reality, which makes dialog sound as though it’s coming from the actors on-screen, thanks to four, front-firing speakers — two on top, and two along the bottom of the screen. Read more for a video and additional information.
They’re both compatible with Android TV, Google Assistant / Google Home, and Amazon Echo smart speakers. Picture Processor X1 technology and a “proprietary algorithm,” which has been specifically created to ensure the processor is able to handle the 33 million pixels, are both used to heighten the picture quality as well as upscale lower resolution content to a “near-8K picture quality” level.