Sony KD-85XH9096 Review and Specifications

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Sony’s KD-85XH9096 4K HDR TV is a state-of-the-art representation for those who want to see and experience everything in their living room.

The features list includes X-Reality PRO, Alexa compatibility with Apple HomeKit support so you can talk directly through your remote control or smart device while using other internet-connected devices such as Chromecast built into this sleek new Sony television!

Sony KD-85XH9096 Front

It also comes equipped with Google Assistant which means users no longer worry about pressing buttons on an old-fashioned controller system anymore—they just need to say “OK GOOGLE” then ask away without having to sift through long boring menus all day waiting to respond when spoken to!

Getting back to the television though, while it does offer a few smart features meant to make it easier for Joe Public to navigate through this TV’s internet functions there is nothing better than having a nice robust controller on hand—and that is why Sony has included it with their KD-85XH9096 4K HDR TV!

Sony KD-85XH9096 Features

Triluminos Display

It has a Triluminos Display which means it comes equipped with an X-tended dynamic range PRO, the highest level of contrast and color available in this technology. The sound is much better too—with dual database processing for pure clarity.

Just to let you know, if you’re going to take the plunge into 4K HDR TV you’re going to want to have a proper sound system—and Sony has a 1,000 watt Z9G 4.2ch Sound Bar System available to get it done!

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4K X-Reality Pro

Sony KD-85XH9096 LED TV comes with 4K X-Reality Pro which is a super-resolution technology used in all Sony TVs. This allows the images displayed on this television to come through so clear and crisp you’ll feel like you sitting in a 3D IMAX theatre when you watch movies at home!

Alexa compatible

You can control your smart lights with Alexa compatibility when using this fancy new piece of tech. For instance, if you were lighting up the house for guests or setting down to set an evening mood it’s possible to just say “Alexa, turn on the lights” and watch them light up without needing to grab for remote control.

Apple HomeKit compatible

We are living in 2021 so you best believe that if you have the money for this new 4K TV then you better have some of those fancy smart devices already installed in your home—that means Apple Laptop/Macbook, iPhone 8+, iPad Pro 10.5″ or any other Apple device which will allow you to connect wirelessly!

Sony KD-85XH9096 Back

CalMAN ready

KD-85XH9096 LED TV comes with CalMAN ready HDMI ports which means calibrating colors is now at your fingertips calibration software designed by SpectraCal is now installed in your TV!

Chromecast built-in

The new Google Chromecast Ultra which allows you to stream 4K HDR content wirelessly from apps that support it. This way, you won’t have to wait for slow loading times or experience buffering issues anymore when watching movies on Netflix or another streaming service.

Dual database processing

Picture-perfect color timing is achieved with the use of dual database processing which means images are more natural-looking and contain less noise overall—especially important for those who plan on using this technology as their main display for gaming!

Dynamic Contrast Enhancer

Dynamic contrast enhancers can compensate for both bright & dark parts of an image making it easier to see what’s going on even if you are sitting at a crazy angle to the screen!

Google Assistant compatibility

Users can control their Sony 4K TV with their voice when using Google Assistant by saying “OK Google” or pressing a button on your remote control. This is great for controlling sound bars, lights, and other smart homes devices without having to get off of your couch!

Image Processor – X1 4K HDR Processor

Sony KD-85XH9096 LED TV comes with an image processor which means all video content—be it movies, shows, playing games, or whatever—comes through smoother and clearer than ever before!

Light sensor

This special feature automatically adjusts the brightness of this Sony television according to how bright or dark it is in the room you are watching it in. This way, you can save on electricity and not feel like you’re watching something in the dark!

Live Color Technology

Sony KD-85XH9096 LED TV uses Live Color technology which means colors can be even more vivid than before. This is possible because red, green, and blue primary colors come through more true to life when they are shown on this television—so no matter what channel or movie you watch it’s going to look fantastic!

Netflix Calibrated Mode

When using Netflix you can make sure your movies and shows come out looking exactly as intended with their new “Netflix Calibrated Mode” which optimizes video content for HDR displays like Sony KD-85XH9096 4K HDR TV.

Object-based HDR remaster

This technology allows for a more detailed and vivid picture thanks to a complex process that analyzes elements of the image such as color, brightness, and movement on a pixel-by-pixel basis. This way, more image is displayed rather than upscaling an image from 1080p or 720p resolution to 4K!

Precision Color Mapping

Sony KD-85XH9096 LED TV uses precision color mapping so reds, blues, and greens can come through so much more vibrantly than ever before—making them look just as intended when being shown on this television.

Voice command

Voice commands are becoming increasingly popular to control smart homes—and now you can use the same technology with your TV to change channels, play movies and pause content just by giving it voice commands through Google Assistant compatibility.

X-Motion Clarity

Sony TVs with this feature have faster video processing which means less blur when images on show move quickly on the screen. This is possible only because Sony uses a new algorithm that makes images clearer and more detailed on-screen!

X-tended Dynamic Range PRO

X-tended dynamic range pro is a technology that emphasizes bright, light colors making them stand out against darker images on-screen thus creating a much more vibrant image overall.

Sony KD-85XH9096 Back Side

Acoustic Multi Audio

The audio on Sony 4K HDR TV is truly exceptional thanks to Acoustic multi-audio which puts two woofers in the television—one at either end. This way, not only can you feel sound but you’ll be able to hear it more accurately too!

Bass Reflex Speaker

Sony KD-85XH9096 LED 4K Smart TV comes with a Bass reflex speaker so frequencies of low sound are much richer and smoother than ever before!

Dolby Audio

Users who want their movies, shows or whatever they’re watching on the show to come through loud and clear will love this technology because it makes any volume twice as good by taking what is known as “crosstalk interference” into account when creating various sounds for this television.

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Dolby Atmos

Get an incredibly realistic theater-like experience when watching content on KD-85XH9096 4K UHD TV because it adds depth and realism to whatever is being shown on screen so it feels like you’re there!

Object-based sound mix

This special feature with Sony’s Smart TV makes for a much more immersive experience overall because it can separate various sounds in movies, shows, and the like into different objects that your television then plays accordingly which makes everything sound like its happening around you rather than just in front of you.

S-Force Front Surround

Sony KD-85XH9096 LED TV uses S-Force front surround technology which means that when you’re watching something on it at high volume, the sound feels much more immersive because of the way surround sound is created to make everything feel like it’s happening around you rather than just in front of you.

X-Balanced speaker

This Sony LED TV has X-balanced speakers which deliver a much crisper and cleaner sound overall—perfect for those who love a higher quality audio experience!

Dolby Vision HDR

Pictures with this technology look incredibly vibrant because it pays extremely close attention to detail to ensure accuracy from color to contrast no matter what content you’re watching. This means that even if you go online and check out some cheaper brands don’t be surprised when they turn out not as good because they don’t pay as much attention to such things as color and contrast.

Image Enhancement

Because Sony TV is always taking quality very seriously the company has made it so that you can use image enhancement features on this television to make older content look clearer and cleaner than ever before!

HDR Pro Gamma Control

Gamma control works by making sure different levels of brightness come through accurately—and HDR pro gamma control makes everything brighter and more detailed than usual because it values accuracy over anything else to ensure clarity with whatever content you’re watching.

HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)

For those who want HDR in their lives but aren’t looking for OLED, 4K UHD TV is a great way to go about improving picture quality because it offers features like HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) which transforms standard dynamic range content into HDR-like picture quality.

Audio Return Channel

Aspect ratio features with this TV include 4K enhancement for HD sources, full pixel readout (without any line skipping), hdr remaster, and ultra HD upscaling. Of the various kinds of aspect ratios that are available today, you’ll probably be most interested in 4K enhancement for HD sources. This feature enhances the image clarity of non-4K video signals so they can be enjoyed on a 4K television!

Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)

This technology feature makes it possible to view content at its highest resolution without having to wait around while it buffers. This means you’ll always get a seamless viewing experience with whatever it is you’re watching! Check Sony Xr-85Z9J with ALLM.

Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)

You’ll be able to enjoy incredibly clear and realistic sound on this smart TV because eARC makes for a more expansive soundscape. No matter what kind of content you’re watching eARC has been built into this television so no more wondering how something sounds just check to see if Dolby Atmos, DTS, or PCM are listed as being there! In addition to these things, Sony KD-85XH9096 LED TV also supports a high frame rate which means 24p movies play at their intended framerate without judder. the feature comes in extremely handy when you’re watching movies because it automatically optimizes sound to make sure you don’t miss any dialogue!

HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HLG support

This television supports all kinds of HDR including HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HLG which makes for an incredible viewing experience that is unlike anything that came before it. If you check out some of the older smart TVs available today you’ll be disappointed by what they offer in comparison to this masterpiece of a device—and the best part is its price point reflects how good it truly is so if you want something affordable but not cheaply made this TV is your best bet.

Sony KD-85XH9096 LED TV also has auto low latency mode (ALLM) which means there’s no more lag between what you’re watching and how your TV portrays it which makes for an awesome viewing experience. This technology feature is the reason why this television was made in the first place so be sure to check it out if you haven’t done so already!


Release Year2020
Size85 inch
Smart TV
Actual Size (Diagonal)84.6 inch (215cm)
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Refresh Rate40 Hz – 120 Hz
Color30 bits
Color Depth1.07 billion
Display TypeLCD
Display Area95.32%
LED TypeDirect LED
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Frame Rate Control (FRC)
Panel TypeVA
Screen DesignFlat
Viewing Angle178 °
Aspect Ratio16:9
3D Capability
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
AMD Freesync™
Auto Low Latency Mode
Black Frame Insertion
Dolby Vision
Filmmaker Mode
High Dynamic Range Processing
HGIG Compatibility
IMAX Enhanced
Noise Reduction
NVidia G-Sync
UpscalingXR 4K Upscaling
Speaker Power Rating10W + 10W
Acoustic Multi Audio
Bass Reflex Speaker
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Audio
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS Digital Surround
DTS StudioSound™
DTS TruSurround
Room Compensation
S-Force Front Surround
WiSA Ready
X-Balanced Speaker
Ethernet Input1
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11ac 2×2 Dual Band (support 2.4GHz & 5GHz)
Google Home
Google Assistant
Works with Alexa
3.5mm headphone Audio Output1
Component Inputs
HDCP Version2.3
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
HDMI Inputs
HDMI Version2.1
IF (Satellite) Inputs
Optical Audio Output1
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
USB 3.0 Ports1
USB 2.0 Ports2
HDMI 2.14
AV Composite In 3.5 mm Jack1
Advanced PQ Setting with Mobile App
Closed Captions
CPUARM Cortex-A73
Mobile App
On-Screen Display LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, French (60+ other languages)
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0
Parental Control (V-Chip)
Accessible Menu System (CVAA)
Flash Video
Number of TunersDual Tuners
Tuner Channel Coverage (Analog)45.25MHz-863.25MHz(Depend on country/area selection)
TV System (Digital Terrestrial)DVB-T/T2/C/S/S2
Tuner Channel Coverage (Digital Terrestrial)VHF/UHF(Depend on country/area selection)
TV System (Digital Cable)
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)74.76 x 42.87 x 2.83 inches (189.90 x 108.90 x 7.20 cm)
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)74.76 x 45.75 x 17.36 inches (189.90 x 116.20 x 44.10 cm)
Package Dimension80.16 x 48.50 x 10.16 inches (203.60 x 123.20 x 25.80 cm)
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Interface400 x 400 mm
Weight With Stand105.16 lb (47.7 kg)
Weight Without Stand100.97 lb (45.8 kg)
Operating Temperature0 °C – 40 °C
Operating Humidity10% – 80%
Warranty1 year limited warranty

Final Words

All of these features in one TV just go to show how great Sony KD-85XH9096 4K HDR LED TV is for gaming, watching movies, and much more!

For gamers this means you will have a picture that looks even better than ever before—no matter what game it is or platform it’s playing on! The technology used emphasizes detail meaning the images are very clear and easy to make out no matter what you’re doing or how intense things get on screen!

Other enthusiasts who enjoy their movies and shows like they do gaming might find this television useful. All of the different technologies mean this Sony model can display colors so vividly but also makes sure darker scenes come out as intended too with features such as Live Color Technology which automatically adjusts the color and brightness of your movie or show!

If you’re a movie buff then this is definitely for you. Features like object-based HDR remaster and Precision Color Mapping ensure that all of those dark and bright images come through so much better than they would on other models—this makes binge-watching your favorite TV shows and movies even more exciting thanks to how clear and precise everything can seem!

All of these features mean Sony KD-85XH9096 4K LED TV has a ton going for it. From gamers to enthusiasts, everyone will find something they love about this model from Sony!

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Where can I download the Sony KD-85XH9096 manual?

    You can download the manual here.

  2. Does KD-85XH9096 support 8K?

    It supports 4K resolution.

  3. Can we play music via Bluetooth?

    Yes, the TV has Bluetooth 4.2.


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