Sony has finally released the pricing and availability of its entire 2019 TV lineup, and let me tell you that in case you had your eyes on the range-topping, flagship model, it will cost you an absolute bomb. The Japanese brand’s 98-inch 8K LED/LCD TV sits at the apex of the 2019 lineup and costs a whopping $70,000. Just to give that some context, the monstrous 8K TV costs more than the entry-level Corvette – a proper, fire-breathing high-performance car. At least, it’s still more affordable than Samsung’s Q900 that costs an eye-watering $100,000. The 98-inch TV is equipped with Sony’s X1 Ultimate processor, which will do all the hard work to upscaling content for the TV and fill up the 33 million pixels, as 8K video material is still rarely available. What’s interesting is that it is the same processor found in some of Sony’s 4K TVs, which we know does its job exceedingly well.
The prices drop substantially as you go down Sony’s 2019 range of TVs, with the 85-inch model of the Master Series Z9G priced at a relatively affordable $13,000. That a difference of $57,000 for a size difference of just 13 diagonal inches. Next in the range are televisions capable of 4K content, with the Master Series A9G OLED line which is priced higher than last year’s A8F line with a starting price of $3,500 for the 55-inch version; it goes all the way up to $8,000 for the 77-inch edition. Along with the same Picture Processor X1 Ultimate chip found on the Master Series Z9G line, it gets Netflix Calibrated Mode, IMAX Enhanced and AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support that will come as an update soon. At the bottom of the 2019 lineup that comprises of 17 models in total is the X800G 4K HDR TV, which starts at $650 for the 43-inch model and tops out at $2000 for the 75-inch version.