Sony XBR75X940E vs XBR75Z9D : How is Sony’s 2017 75-Inch X940E Compared to 2016 75-Inch Z9D?

When you are looking for the best 4K picture quality in larger screen size TV, Sony XBR75X940E and XBR75Z9D are two choices offered by Sony that you should consider. Sony XBR75X940E is the top model from Sony’s 2017 lineup, while Sony XBR75Z9D was introduced as the flagship model of Sony’s 2016 lineup. Which of them is the one that you should choose? To answer that question, we need to make a comparison between those two 75-Inch 4K UHD TV. Let’s take about that on this article.

What You Should Know about Sony XBR75X940E?

Sony XBR75X940E

Sony XBR75X940E

Sony XBR75X940E is the only screen size option of Sony X940E although we can also find closely related X930E with 65-Inch and 55-Inch screen size. Sony XBR75X940E comes with Triluminos display that deliver wider color spectrum to help you enjoy rich color details on the TV screen. To help you enjoy brilliant picture from both original 4K content sources and upscaled non 4K contents, Sony XBR75X940E comes with 4K X-Reality Pro. Sony XBR75X940E is able to deliver more vibrant contrast on its screen with X-Tended Dyanamic Range Pro installed on its screen. We can also find Super bit Mapping 4K HDR and Object-based HDR remaster that can deliver improved color and contrast into near HDR quality. 4K HDR is also installed on Sony XBR75X940E to deliver enhanced details and contrast from your HDR content sources. The refresh rate technology of Sony XBR75X940E is Motionflow XR 960 that deliver smooth fast motion images from your favorite action movies and sports. The Smart TV platform of Sony XBR75X940E is Sony Android TV that deliver premium entertainment from your favorite content providers while also help you to run additional Smart Apps with the access the PlayStore. Voice remote control is also included with the TV set to help you control the TV and Android platform more conveniently.

From the customers’ rating, We can find that most customers have positive experience with their Sony XBR75X940E. They said that this TV is able to deliver beautiful picture with good upscaling result. Blacks are blacks although few customers said it’s still behind OLED Blacks. The customers reported that the TV setup is easy. The customers are satisfied with the sound delivered by this TV, although some customers may still needs their soundbar to get the powerful sound quality that they want. Do you want to know more about this TV from the customers’ point of view? You can find out what the customers said about Sony XBR75X940E here…

What You Should Know about Sony XBR75Z9D?

Sony XBR75Z9D

Sony XBR75Z9D

Sony XBR75Z9D is one of screen size options of Sony Z9D that comes as the top model from Sony’s 2016 TV lineup. Sony XBR75Z9D comes with Backlight Master Drive as its main technology. Backlight Master Drive is able to bring near perfect black levels with dazzling brightness. Sony XBR75Z9D is also completed with Triluminos display that can deliver rich and vivid color with its wider color spectrum. We can also find 4K X-Reality Pro installed on Sony XBR75Z9D. 4K X-Reality Pro is able to deliver brilliant picture from both original 4K content sources or HD contents that upscaled into near 4K picture quality. We can also find X-Tended Dynamic Range pro installed on XBR75Z9D to deliver more vibrant contrast on the TV screen. The combination of Super bit mapping 4K HDR and Object-based HDR Remaster is also installed on Sony XBR75Z9D to help you enjoy HDR-alike picture quality from non HDR contents. 4K HDR is the HDR technology of Sony XBR75Z9D. It deliver improved contrast and details from your HDR content sources. Sony XBR75Z9D comes with special Motionflow XR 1440 as its refresh rate technology. It’s currently the highest refresh rate for Sony 4K LED TV. With Motionflow XR 1440, you can enjoy fluid motion images from your action movies or sports as well as gaming scenes when you use the TV as your big gaming monitor. Sony Android TV is the Smart TV platform of XBR75Z9D. It can deliver premium entertainment to your screen while It also allow you to run additional Android Apps on the TV’s big screen. Voice Remote control is included with this TV set to help you control the TV easier with its built-in natural voice recognition.

We can find that most customers are satisfied with their Sony XBR75Z9D. They said that this TV is able to deliver great picture quality with rich dark black and stunning color accuracy. There are few customers have a little problems with the Android platform, although most customers find that the apps works well. Few customers said that this TV can deliver good sound quality with its internal speaker, while few others said that they need soundbar since the feels that the sound delivered by this TV is mediocre. If you are looking for more feedback from the customers, you can read more about Sony XBR75Z9D customers’ reviews on this page…

Sony XBR75X940E and XBR75Z9D Table of Specs & Features

It’s important for us to know the specs and features of Sony XBR75X940E and XBR75Z9D before we can talk more about their comparison. The table below will show us the key specs and features of Sony XBR75X940E and XBR75Z9D.

Sony XBR75X940E Sony XBR75Z9D
Introduced January 2017 July 2016
Screen Size 75-Inch 75-Inch
Display Technology LED LED
Resolution 4K UHD 4K UHD
Display Technology Direct LED Direct LED
Triluminos Display YES YES
4K X-Reality Pro YES YES
Backlight Master Drive NO YES
Dimming Type Local Dimming Local Dimming
X-Tended Dynamic Range Pro YES YES
Super bit mapping 4K HDR YES YES
Object-based HDR remaster YES YES
Picture Processor 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme
HDR Technology 4K HDR 4K HDR
Refresh Rate Motionflow XR 960 Motionflow XR 1440
Smart TV Platform Sony Android TV Sony Android TV
Remote Control Voice Remote Control Voice Remote Control
Built-In Wi-Fi 802.11ac 802.11ac
Speaker System Front Face 3-Way 60W Bass-Reflex 20W
USB/HDMI 4/3 4/3
Price Less Expensive

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Comparison of Sony XBR75X940E and XBR75Z9D

We can find several similarities as well as few differences on the specs and features of Sony XBR75X940E and XBR75Z9D from the table above. From those similar and different specs & features, we can talk further about the comparison of Sony XBR75X940E and XBR75Z9D.

Picture Technology

Sony XBR75X940E and XBR75Z9D come with 4K UHD Resolution that completed with 4K X-Reality Pro. 4K X-Reality Pro is able to deliver brilliant picture from both original 4K content sources or HD contents that upscaled into near 4K picture quality. Both of those two TV models also come with Triluminos Display and X-Tended Dynamic Range. The combination between those two technology is able to deliver rich color details with more vibrant contrast. They both also come with Super bit Mapping 4K HDR and Object-based HDR remaster that deliver improvement on details and contrast into near HDR quality. The color, clarity and contrast are also optimized with 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme that installed on those two TVs.

Backlight Master Drive is the technology that We can only find in Sony XBR75Z9D. It comes as combination of Discrete LED control and calibrated beam design. Discrete LED control allow for individual LED to be autonomously controlled while the calibrated beam design send light only where it’s needed for greater brightness. So the result is almost perfect black with dazzling brightness.

Refresh Rate Technology

Although the native refresh rate of Sony XBR75X940E and XBR75Z9D are similar 120Hz refresh rate, but their effective refresh rate are different. Sony XBR75X940E comes with Motionflow XR 940, while Sony XBR75Z9D comes with Motionflow XR 1440. Technically Motionflow XR 1440 is able to deliver smoother fast motion images from your favorite action movies and sports. But actually, We can’t notice the difference in most scenes. Those two refresh rate technology is able to deliver smooth fast motion images in most scenes.

Smart TV Platform & Remote Control

The Smart TV platform of Sony XBR75X940E and Sony XBR75Z9D are similar. They come with Sony Android as their Smart TV platform. Sony Android TV is able to deliver premium entertainment to your home screen, while It’s also able to run additional android Smart Apps with the access to PlayStore. Both of those two TVs also come with Voice Remote control that help you to control the TV more conveniently.

Speaker System

The speaker system installed on Sony XBR75X940E and Sony XBR75Z9D are different. Sony XBR75X940E comes with Front Face 3-Way 60W speaker system, while Sony XBR75Z9D comes with Bass-reflex 20W speaker system. With Front Face 3-way 60W speaker system, Sony XBR75X940D is able to deliver more powerful and richer sound quality than Sony XBR65Z9D with only 20W speaker system.

Price

The price difference of Sony XBR75X940E and XBR75Z9D is very significant. We can commonly find that Sony XBR75Z9D is offered at more than $3000 higher than Sony XBR75X940E. So if you have limited budget, then Sony XBR75Z9D is not a recommended choice for you.

Which Sony’s 75-Inch 4K UHD TV should You Choose?

Sony XBR75X940E comes as the newer model than Sony XBR75Z9D. In some aspects (especially black depth and peak brightness), Sony XBR75X940E is not as good as XBR75Z9D since Sony XBR75Z9D comes with Black Master Drive. But Sony XBR75X940E is actually able to deliver excellent picture quality with its already advanced picture technology while It’s still offered at more reasonable price. We can also find that Sony XBR75X940E is also completed with more powerful speaker system as a bonus. So if you are looking for the best 75-Inch LED TV with still reasonable price that still can match the budget of the customers, then Sony XBR75X940E is the choice that you should choose. Where’s recommended place to order one? You should order Sony XBR75X940E here…

Sony XBR75Z9D is the more advanced 75-Inch 4K LED TV introduced by Sony in 2016. It comes with Backlight Master Drive to deliver OLED-alike black as well as dazzling brightness. If you have large budget and looking for the best picture in 75-Inch LED TV, then you should consider Sony XBR75Z9D as your choice. Additionally, you can also find one of the smoothest refresh rate in Sony XBR75Z9D. Where should you order Sony XBR75Z9D? You can check today’s price of Sony XBR75Z9D here…

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