What can be said about the KD-85XH9096 from Sony ?

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What is the new Sony KD-85XH9096 worth ?

Sony ranks among the important actors on the television market, and proposes with this KD-85XH9096, an interesting screen tested by our Laboratory.
Let’s have a look at the size. It’s a 84.6 inches.
We are faced to a rather large screen.
This television is delivered 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.
The shapes are balanced and the overall rendering is beautiful to look at. A successful mid-range model.
This TV could simply be one of the best in terms of design for mid-range. It has nothing to envy from its competitors. Even when it’s off, you won’t get tired of looking at it; only happiness!

KD-85XH9096 from Sony – The screen

The Sony has a correct and well-calibrated image quality, but you have to do with a limited native contrast that is suitable for daytime viewing; forget about home theater programs in the dark.

With regard to the display, the company proposes a Ultra HD 4K resolution. Sony presents this KD-85XH9096 with a screen of 84.6 inches; this television belongs to the series of large models in its range. At the same time, we are dealing with a nice display on the screen.
With 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.
My opinion to conclude on the display part. It’s in the range, without flourish or excess. An additional choice in the mid-range.

The sound of the Sony KD-85XH9096

The sound quality is correct but nothing more. The typical low-medium and mid-range sounds are far from what the competition offers. The sound of the KD-85XH9096 still has the advantage of not being saturated. In any case, the installation as presented ex-factory is just sufficient for this television set
The television set is equipped with  two loudspeakers with 10 W at output.

In conclusion, the sound of this TV will put you at the very heart of your movies. Immersive and impressive.

In conclusion, the sound of this TV will give you the majority of the sound spectrum. It’s average, but not of poor quality.

Presentation of the Smart TV part of the TV set Sony KD-85XH9096

It has almost become a habit for Sony, this KD-85XH9096 has its operating system Android 9.0 Pie installed; it allows you to explore a whole universe of entertainment.
This TV’s Internet access is possible either via Wi-Fi or via a LAN local network and you have the possibility to download a wide variety of applications and movies.
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?

The connection system of the Sony KD-85XH9096

All the available connectivity makes it possible to cover current needs.
If you have many devices and decide to connect them with this TV, you will have to choose. There are fewer than on competing TV sets.

It is with 9 possible connections that this KD-85XH9096 is presented. Apart from a few devices, you will not be able to connect many elements. Low choice compared to the competition.

You have the following connections at your disposal:
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 of the technical characteristics of the television set:

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.
For the display technology we are in 4K; you have a very good quality image, and an impressive sound quality; with its well thought out aesthetics, the result gives you a device that you want to buy.

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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