The Sony KD-85XH9096 : what is this mid-range worth ?

KD-85XH9096 from Sony – Presentation of this Ultra HD 4K

The firm Sony is deciding today to launch a new mid-range model with its KD-85XH9096.
First, the size : 84.6 inches on this device.
The engineers from Sony say they have worked with specialist from the Hollywood studios to get a high quality result.
Regarding technology, we are facing a model with a Ultra HD 4K resolution.  It could be said that this model gathers all the expected characteristics. Whether we consider its aesthetics or its size, the engineers of Sony have developed a television admittedly a middle-range one, but a quality one anyway.
Why can we consider this KD-85XH9096 as convincing in spite of its mid-range position ? This is what we are going to discover in this article.

The design of the Sony KD-85XH9096

The Sony KD-85XH9096 with its simple design is an interesting alternative for anyone who wants an elegant television set in the mid-range segment.
A good overall score for this TV; it corresponds to design in the spirit of the times. A quality of materials and a visual aspect that does not make you insensitive.
In conclusion, Sony has worked seriously on the design of this TV set. It’s efficient and it will allow you with this KD-85XH9096 to have a beautiful object in your living room.

KD-85XH9096 from Sony – The screen

This model has a Ultra HD 4K display. In addition, with a screen of 84.6 inches, the KD-85XH9096 is among the greatest. In the end, it is interesting to note that beyond the size, the screen is well made. A point to add when choosing between this model and other competitors.
Sony chooses a frequency of 100 Hz, this makes this TV set better positioned than its competitors. A perfectly synchronized image that will delight you for your home cinema.
Even better, thanks to its advanced technology, the screen of this television provides a Ultra HD 4K quality resolution.
Thus, the Sony KD-85XH9096 allows you to watch everyday movies and videos without necessarily wanting it to be a home theater level. It’s a decent mid-range.

KD-85XH9096 from Sony – The sound

A brief listening allows us to see that it does not work miracles. The sound is far from exceptional. That’s enough for TV shows, but not for home theater showings.
For the sound part, the television set is equipped with two speakers and a power output of 10 W.

The sound of this TV is in a word immersive, and you feel like being in a small movie theater.

Finally, if we have to summarize the sound of the KD-85XH9096 Sony, it is the word correct that comes out.

KD-85XH9096 from Sony – Embedded intelligence

As with many other TV sets, the KD-85XH9096 has its operating system Android 9.0 Pie. You have the opportunity to explore the world of entertainment.
With its Wifi or network connection (local LAN), this TV gives you the possibility to download apps or movies directly. An interesting option in the age of the cloud and online games.
This software environment innovates on the Sony KD-85XH9096 with a new feature: control the television set with voice. Indeed, thanks to the voice control function, it is possible to change channels, TV sources, turn the TV volume up or down just by talking to it. Isn’t that convenient?

Presentation of the connection technology of Sony KD-85XH9096

As for the connectivity aspect on Sony KD-85XH9096, it provides you with sufficient elements.
You will have few choices regarding connections. This TV has less than most of its competitors.

It is with 9 possible connections that this KD-85XH9096 is presented. Not all of your devices will be able to be connected. A difficult choice is on the way.

In clear, the connections available on this model are:
2 USB ports, 2 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 3 antenna inputs, 1 component plug (Video)

Technical characteristics of the Sony KD-85XH9096

Here is a summary chart of the technical features of the TV:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 72
Screen size in inches 84.6
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display frequency 100
Sound power 10
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C
Number of tuners 5
Number of USB ports 2
Number of HDMI ports 2
Number of audio outputs 1
Composite Input (Video) Yes
HDR Compatible Yes
HDR Dolby Vision Compatible Yes
DTS Sound Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 223 W

KD-85XH9096 from Sony – The conclusion

Finally, this new Sony KD-85XH9096 is a television set that can go anywhere; it can meet the majority of needs.
With its 4K display technology, this TV offers you an image quality close to perfection, and a sound quality above the others; Enhanced with an aesthetics that stands out, you have the ingredients of a device that you want to own.

Finally, we will note all the positive points that are to be added to the credit of this television set. Here are 3 that I find interesting:
the screen size, the display frequency, the sound power.

 

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