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Sony Z9D VS. Sony Z9F
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Sony Z9D vs. Sony Z9F

October 3, 2019
                         
Bottom line: Which one is better?

Sony Z9F is a better TV when we compare Z9D Vs Z9F as it is much brighter in SDR and slightly brighter in HDR, has much better motion handling, faster response time, low input lag and faster smart features.

DESIGN

Stand; the two TVs have stands

Wall mount; Sony Z9D has VESA 400×300 while Sony Z9F has VESA 300×300.

Borders; Sony Z9D has 0.71” (1.8cm) whereas Sony Z9F has 0.47” (1.2cm)

Max thickness; Sony Z9D is 3.27” (8.3cm) whereas Sony Z9F is 2.80” (7.1cm)

Max temperature; Sony Z9D has 97oF (36oC) whereas Sony Z9F has 95oF (35oC)

Average temperature; Sony Z9D and Sony Z9F have 90oF (32oC)

Bottom Line design
the two TVs are alike in design.
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PICTURE QUALITY

Native contrast; Sony Z9D has 4322:1 while Sony Z9F has 1730:1

Local dimming; the two TVs have local dimming.

SDR real scene peak brightness; Sony Z9D has 741cd/m2 while Sony Z9F has 808cd/m2

HDR real scene peak brightness; Sony Z9D has 1375cd/m2 whereas Sony Z9F has 1640cd/m2

Gray uniformity; Sony Z9D has 6.8 while Sony Z9F has 7.8

50% Std. Dev; Sony Z9D has 3.941% while Sony Z9F has 3.097%

50% DSE; Sony Z9D has 0.203% while Sony Z9F has 0.176%

Viewing angle; Sony Z9D has 5.1 while Sony Z9F has 6.6

Black uniformity; Sony Z9D has 8.7 whereas Sony Z9F has 7.6

Native Std. Dev; Sony Z9D has 0.7765 while Sony Z9F has 0.935%

Total reflections; Sony Z9D has 2.6% while Sony Z9F has 2.3%

Pre-calibration; Sony Z9D has 8.1 whereas Sony Z9F has 8.8

White balance dE; Sony Z9D has 2.66 while Sony Z9F has 1.80

Color dE; Sony Z9D has 1.92 while Sony Z9F has 1.68

Gamma; Sony Z9D has 2.21 whereas Sony Z9F has 2.27

Picture mode; the two TVs have Custom.

Post calibration; Sony Z9D has 9.5 whereas Sony Z9F has 9.7

White balance dE; Sony Z9D has 0.25 while Sony Z9F 0.16

Color dE; Sony Z9D has 1.17 while Sony Z9F has 0.65

Gamma; the two TVs have 2.20

Color gamut; Sony Z9D has 7.9 while Sony Z9F has 8.2

Bottom Line picture quality
the two TVs are similar.
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MOTION

100% response time; Sony Z9D has 30.7m while Sony Z9F has 8.9ms

Flicker-free; the two TVs don’t have.

Black Frame Insertion (BFI); the two TVs have optional BFI

Motion interpolation; the two TVs have motion interpolation 30fps and 60fps.

24p Judder; the two TVs are judder-free.

Native refresh rate; each TV has 120Hz

Variable refresh rate; the two TVs don’t have.

Bottom Line motion
Sony Z9F is better
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INPUTS

Input lag; Sony Z9D has 8.4 while Sony Z9F has 9.1

Supported resolutions; Sony Z9D has 9.1 while Sony Z9F has 9.6

Total inputs; each TV has 4 HDMI, 3 USB, 1 Digital optical Audio out, 1 Analog Audio out 3.5mm, 1 Tuner (Cable/Ant), 1 Ethernet and 1 IR in. Sony Z9D has 1 shared component in and 2 shared composite in while Sony Z9F has 1 composite in.

Inputs specifications; the two TVs support HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG, HDMI 2.0 full bandwidth, CEC, HDCP 2.2, USB 3.0, variable Analog audio out and Wi-Fi support. Sony Z9D has 3D.

Audio pass-through; each TV supports ARC, 5.1 Dolby Digital and 5.1 DTS.

Bottom Line inputs
Sony Z9F is better
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SOUND QUALITY

Low-frequency response; Sony Z9D has 169.51% while Sony Z9F has 113.14Hz

Max; Sony Z9D has 90.5dB SPL while Sony Z9F has 88.8dB SPL.

Weighted THD @ Max; Sony Z9D has 8.865 while Sony Z9F has 31.758

IMD @ Max; Sony Z9D has 12.37% while Sony Z9F has 14.50%

Bottom Line sound quality
Sony Z9F is better
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SMART FEATURES

Smart OS; the two TVs operate on Android TV

Version; Sony Z9D has 6.0 while Sony Z9F 8.0

Interface; Sony Z9D has average ease of use and not smooth whereas Sony Z9F has average ease of use and average smoothness.

Ads; the two TVs are ad-free.

Apps and features; the two TVs have apps and features.

Remote; Sony Z9D has large whereas Sony Z9F has medium.

TV controls; they both have TV controls.

Bottom Line smart features
Sony Z9F is better
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Conclusion

Sony Z9F is better in this review because it is much brighter in SDR and slightly brighter in HDR, has much better motion handling, faster response time, low input lag and faster smart features.

$ 2998.00