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The top-of-the-line Sony Z9D TV sets have been announced for the US and Europe.

 

They consist of 65", 75" and 100" sizes.

 

But word from Sony Australia is that only the 65" and 100" will be brought into Australia.   SONY!  Please say it isn't so!

 

If anything, they should bring in just the 65" and 75" and forget the 100".  Don't think they'll sell many of those.

 

http://www.sony.com/electronics/televisions/xbr-z9d-series

 

I had my eye on the 75" model.  I hope Sony Australia changes their mind.

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Has anyone seen Vincent's comparison with the Q9? Our two year old TV still rocks  

Looks like it is gone again.  65 in just too small though.  Would have liked to see a high quality 85 or 100.

I would love to see them bring in the 100 inch model.  I better start saving my pennies. I will save money on a screen and PJ and put that into the 100 inch investment.

 

Lets see, my 65 inch Panasonic VT20 can go to the family room.  My older 50 inch Panasonic plasma can go to the garage.  And the new 100 inch can live with my 3 SubMersives.

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21 hours ago, IviewHD said:

couldn't you just buy one from amazon US?

 

No, apart from the fact they wouldn't ship to Australia, it would have a different digital tuner (ATSC instead of DVB-T / T2) and possibly their different U.S. AC mains voltage requirement.

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1 hour ago, Craig M said:

No, apart from the fact they wouldn't ship to Australia, it would have a different digital tuner (ATSC instead of DVB-T / T2) and possibly their different U.S. AC mains voltage requirement.

I've imported gear from the US before and just used a step down converter for the voltage.The internal tuner wouldn't bother me either if i wanted it bad enough as i would be using all my external gear into hdmi.I have never explored importing something as big as a TV from the US true but if the US has something that i can't get in Australia and i want it i think it's a fair question to ask can i import it myself.

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And I thought this would be the biggest LED at 100 inches.  I just found a Samsung being sold in Saudi Arabia that is 110 inches.  Wow.  I wonder what it costs ?

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On 02/10/2016 at 7:32 PM, bradp51 said:

And I thought this would be the biggest LED at 100 inches.  I just found a Samsung being sold in Saudi Arabia that is 110 inches.  Wow.  I wonder what it costs ?

@bradp51

 

$150,000 when it was released

with a 20% off sale it can be had for a bargain of $120,000

 

http://www.arabnews.com/news/500931?page=2&quicktabs_stat2=0

(models not included)

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Panasonic offered a 150" true 4K (4096x2160) Plasma for the super wealthy or the board room back as far as 2008, special order only. In 2010 they upped it to 152".

They sold heaps of 103" Plasma's so there is definitely a market for big TV's and LCD is still playing catch up.

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I got to see the 152" in 2010, but sadly, no 4K content available at the time.  From memory, they wanted $500,000 for it.  

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Then there are gigantic screens designed for outdoor public use with resolutions of 4K or above that are not LCD based. These tend to use individual LEDs as there is no need for miniaturisation of the pixels and LEDs can supply the light output directly, rather like OLED. I believe the biggest 4K [plus] LED screen at the moment is the one on the outside of the Marriot Marquis, Times Square, New York City. It has 10,048 x 2,368 pixels, and measures 119.7x 23.7 metres (392.7 x 77.7 feet) though it does wrap around the building at the left and right extremities. See http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2837805/Huge-digital-billboard-light-Times-Square.html and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_video_screens.

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20 hours ago, mello yello said:

@Owen

guess what ... they caught up nearly a year ago

 

5 years is a LONG time mate, and its a matrix display not a single panel.

If people cant actually buy the Samsung at this time, and that doesn't seem to be the case given there is no model number, it doesn't even count.

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18 hours ago, Owen said:

5 years is a LONG time mate, and its a matrix display not a single panel.

If people cant actually buy the Samsung at this time, and that doesn't seem to be the case given there is no model number, it doesn't even count.

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The 65" Z9D is listed on the sony au website at $7k so it looks like you can buy an LCD TV for the price of an OLED.I'm tipping the price will come down pretty quick if they actually want to sell any.

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1 hour ago, Joecool said:

http://store.sony.com.au/KD65Z9D.html

 

Sony Store has it at $4999 today. Not sure how long it will last, but that's a cracking price, and maybe a sign of Sony looking to bring the 75" into the country?!

I hope so.  Or it could be a pre-emptive strike because they are planning to do OLED in 55" & 65" screen sizes, to be announced in early 2017.

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On 8 December 2016 at 11:20 PM, Joecool said:

As much as I want to pull the trigger on a Z9D, I'm gonna wait till I come from the US in mid Feb and see what has transpired! Maybe a 75" or better pricing!

what about this 

http://store.sony.com.au/KD85X8500D.html#start=1

Not sure what the difference with this from the Z9D models though

 

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On 29 January 2017 at 9:26 PM, doggiehowser1503564764 said:

 


Side lighting.

Vs full array back light with local dimming.

 

thanks for that I did not look too hard but did not pick that up.  I wonder if they were next to each other whether I could see the difference.

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If you can see a difference between plasma and LCD, chances are you can tell the difference.

I think plasma might still be better for black levels and contrast but the Z9D looks pretty close.

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On 29 January 2017 at 9:26 PM, doggiehowser1503564764 said:

 


Side lighting.

Vs full array back light with local dimming.

 

Thanks Doogie

On 29 January 2017 at 9:26 PM, doggiehowser said:

 

thanks for that I did not look too hard but did not pick that up.  I wonder if they were next to each other whether I could see the difference.

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Surprised no one mentioned this - JB has a 20% all Sony TVs this weekend. And that includes the Z9D.

I've never seen one in the flesh before. So it was a real treat.

When I left there were 2 left in the warehouse.

Better hurry.

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Ps the sales guy in Carindale JB was quite knowledgeable.

He showed me the curved Samsung edgelit TV and you could see the light bleeding through the edges of the screen.

The Sony was nigh perfect.

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Got the TV assembled in the end. Wife stepped up.

Right now I have a long 12m cable rated for 10.8Gbps from the Marantz AV8801 (HDMI1.3 AVP) to the TV

Watching it at about 2m away and it looks pretty good with 1080p material right now.

At this distance it isn't as small as the 65 to 120" screen behind it that the absolute numbers might suggest. I might try that cable with the Oppo 203 and see if I can get UHD from it.

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with a 10.8 Gbps rated cable ... whatever that is ....

 

should be fine with oppo set on either uhd 24 or uhd auto

chart in the link below is useful  to know what gbps for what formats

http://www.acousticfrontiers.com/uhd-101-v2/

 

though to be perfectly honest anything over 10m and good luck to you ! :D

 

theres only a few cables that will over that length let alone beyond it  ...

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good luck to you :D all can say

 

but thank goodness the avp and projector are close to each other :) thats one problem solved !!!!

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I might end up moving the Sony to the spare bedroom. Fix it up with the XBox One S I just got. So another short cable.

Hopefully pair it with the Smyth Realiser A16 for audio.

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We managed to watch a few episodes of TV on the Sony. Have to say it looked spectacular. 

When the wife retired for the night, it was time to get to work :)

 

I managed to hook the 12m cable to the Oppo direct to the Sony and put in ST 2009 UHD. 

Looked beautiful. But I had no way of knowing if I was getting HDR. 

 

So I went to the Oppo remote and toggled HDR from Auto to On. Oversaturated. Went to TV and went to picture settings and turned on HDR and color looked normal again.

 

So the good news is the 10.2Gbps 12m cable can handle HDR on 4k@24 but it wasn't automatic. 

 

Will be getting the Panasonic next week so I could give that a go to see what happens. Maybe TV needs a firmware update too

 

 

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4 hours ago, doggiehowser1503564764 said:

It's a WireWorld Starlight 5.2

Got it years ago to handle 3D emoji3.png
 

This sounds promising DH ; pure luck I got some wireworlds  put in once .  Ive got the next gen chroma 6 for the pre pro to lcd which is a level or 2 below the starlights but has built in active eq . Its a bit shorter thankfully [ wish I Could remember the exact length ] and its specs reflects its transmission speeds

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 10.2Gbps  to 23Gbps (varies by length)

 

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On 1 March 2017 at 9:49 PM, doggiehowser1503564764 said:

Got the TV assembled in the end. Wife stepped up.

Right now I have a long 12m cable rated for 10.8Gbps from the Marantz AV8801 (HDMI1.3 AVP) to the TV

Watching it at about 2m away and it looks pretty good with 1080p material right now.

At this distance it isn't as small as the 65 to 120" screen behind it that the absolute numbers might suggest. I might try that cable with the Oppo 203 and see if I can get UHD from it.
 

Hi Doogie which size Z9D did you get

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On 5 March 2017 at 11:41 PM, doggiehowser1503564764 said:

There's only one model in Australia - 65"

No 75. Shame. I did hear 100 is available to order on indent basis

I wrote to Sony about the 100 inch.  It took over a week and another email to them to get them to respond but the short answer was they have no plans to market the 100 inch in Australia in 2017.  I did not ask about the 75  but I guess they may have mentioned it.  Pretty poor response from their info/post sales department.

Hope you enjoy the 65.

 

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In the US, you can get both the ZD9 and the A1E at the same price??

 

Wonder if it is the same street pricing here too :)

I love how bright HDR appears on the ZD9 but that OLED (if the E6/C7 is anything to go by) would have inky blacks that look better than even my plasma. 

 

 

 

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