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Sony Z9F / ZF9 (2018) Series

Sony Z9F / ZF9 (2018) Series
alaScore 96

21 reviews

Mar, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Sony Z9F / ZF9 (2018) Series. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony Z9F / ZF9 (2018) Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Will Greenwald (

Sony Master Series XBR-65Z9F


Sony's Master Series Z9F LCD TV has a remarkably bright picture and the convenience of hands-free Google Assistant voice control, for a premium price.

Bright picture with strong contrast. Wide color gamut. Android TV with hands-free Google Assistant.

Yellows are very warm out of the box. Clunky, dated remote. Some light bloom.

Bottom Line: Sony's Master Series Z9F LCD TV has a remarkably bright picture and the convenience of hands-free Google Assistant voice control, for a premium price.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Adam Babcock , Eric Bousquet, Ian Cumming, Yannick (

Sony Z9F TV


The Sony MASTER Series Z9F is a very good 4k VA TV. It produces great picture quality, and it is the brightest TV we have reviewed so far. Sony's new X-Wide Viewing Angle system delivers wider viewing angles than typically found on VA panels, but...

Extraordinarily bright in SDR and HDR ; Excellent low input lag ; Great local dimming feature

Disappointing contrast ratio

Sep, 2018

Sound & Vision TOP PICK

Expert review by : Thomas J. Norton (

Sony XBR-65Z9F LCD Ultra HDTV Review


Sony's Master Series Z9F LCD makes a strong claim for top-dog status in today's Ultra HDTV market. It produces superb images, with enhanced off-center viewing so all guests will be happy at your next Super Bowl party. What if you were to ask the...

Impressive HDR brightness; Excellent black level and shadow detail; Superior off-center viewing angle for LCD

Some backlight blooming artifacts; Unimpressive built-in sound

Oct, 2018

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Sony ZF9 (KD-65ZF9) hands on review: price, release date and a first look at this monster of an LED LCD 4K HDR TV


Sony's latest big screen LED is evolution, not revolution – this premium full array LED LCD bows out of the nit-race but still wants to woo cinephiles

High precision direct LED backlight is the business ; X1 Ultimate image processor works wonders ; Android Oreo TV OS looks much improved

Limited black level performance ; Not the brightest HDR performer in its class

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Sony KD-65ZF9 hands on


Having delivered our initial thoughts on the AF9, it's time to turn our attention to the other model in Sony's new Master Series: the ZF9.

While it’s impossible to form firm conclusions from a brief demo at an event - for all sorts of reasons, most obviously a lack of time and control over settings and material – our early impressions are impossible to ignore.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : John Archer (

Sony Bravia Z9F (XBR-65Z9F) review


Not quite the sequel we'd hoped for

Bright, colorful HDR pictures ; Excellent video processing ; More affordable than expected ; Wide viewing angle support

Backlight clouding issues ; Contrast not the best ; Vocal playback issues ; Requires careful set up

Sony's Z9F LCD is a dizzying mix of delight and disappointment. On one hand, Sony’s new X1 Ultimate processor is terrific, delivering numerous subtle but cumulatively outstanding improvements to TV picture quality. On the other, though, the Z9F...

Oct, 2018

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Sony ZF9 (KD-65ZF9) Review


Part of the new Sony MASTER SERIES of TVs the ZF9 replaces the highly regarded ZD9 LED LCD TV. So can this new kid on the block offer image quality to...

Superb accuracy after calibration ; Excellent video processing and motion ; Bright HDR performance ; Good design and cable management ; Good calibration controls ; Decent out of the box performance ; Good input lag for gaming and dedicated game mode ;...

Lack of contrast and elevated blacks, especially with HDR content ; Black bars light up with SDR and especially with HDR content - all the time! ; Could be more accurate out of the box ; Some slight DSE and vertical banding from the backlight ; Haloing...

There are a lot of positives with the Sony ZF9 when it comes to the UI, build quality and picture performance. There are also quite a number of weaknesses we have identified during our testing and time spent viewing the TV and, ultimately, what we have...

Price comparison for Sony Z9F / ZF9 (2018) Series

  Store     Price
Sony XBR65Z9F 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart BRAVIA LED TV
Master Series TVs are meticulously engineered for excellence with the latest and greatest in TV technology
$1,798.00 TO SHOP
Sony Z9F 3.1ch Sound bar with Dolby Atmos and...
3.1ch Dolby Atmos/DTS:X and Vertical Sound Engine
$698.00 TO SHOP
Sony Z9R Wireless Speaker for Z9F Sound bar (SA-Z9R)
Dedicated wireless rear speakers for use with the ht-z9f sound bar.
$298.00 TO SHOP
Sony X950G 55 Inch TV: 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV with...
High Dynamic Range: Experience Incredible Detail, Brightness and Clarity With 4K UHD Resolution
$998.00 TO SHOP
Sony HT-Z9F -3.1ch Dolby Atmos/DTS:X Soundbar with...
HIGH-RESOLUTION AUDIO: It feels like the artist is performing right in front of you
$699.00 TO SHOP
Sony XBR65X900F 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV...
Beyond High Definition: 4K Hdtv Picture Offers Stunning Clarity & High Dynamic Range Color & Detail
$998.00 TO SHOP
Sony HT-X9000F Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer...
SOUNDBAR & SUBWOOFER: Sony 2.1 channel sound bar system with wireless subwoofer for optimized audio
$398.00 TO SHOP
Sony XBR-75Z9F 75" 4K Ultra HD Smart BRAVIA LED TV...
$2,798.00 TO SHOP
Sony SA-Z9R Wireless Rear Speaker for HT-Z9F (Renewed)
Dedicated rear speaker for Sony HT-Z9F soundbar: Experience cinematic surround sound taken to a new level...
$229.00 TO SHOP
Sony SSCSE Dolby Atmos Enabled Speakers, Black...
Experience breathtaking cinematic sound from audio that flows all around you – even above
$140.00 TO SHOP

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