Sony BRAVIA Master Series Z9J LED TV model now in PH

Featuring Sony’s XR tech



Master Series Z9J

Sony’s latest flagship model in the BRAVIA XR series line-up, the Master Series Z9J LED TV, is now available in the Philippines.

The BRAVIA Master Series Z9J 8K LED TV is part of Sony’s newest Cognitive Intelligence TVs which seeks to bring entertainment to the next level.

It is powered by the Cognitive Processor XR, Sony’s newest technology that uses a completely new processing method.

The Cognitive Processor XR is basically designed to replicate the way our brains think and respond. The processor is projected to understand the way our eyes see and our ears hear, to make the presentation of on-screen pictures more personalized from a human perspective.

Immersive audiovisual experience

Aside from the Cognitive Processor XR, the Master Series Z9J combines the precision of Full Array LED panel, XR Triluminos Pro, XR Contrast Booster and XR 8K Upscaling to deliver 8K realism with a good balance between deep blacks and intense brightness.

The latest XR Motion Clarity technology will ensure that pictures stay smooth, bright, and clear without any blurs.

The X-Wide Angle technology provides vivid real-world colors from any angle while retaining more color and brightness while the X-Anti Reflection reduces reflection even when the TV is placed in slightly brighter environments.

If customers need a more advanced calibration capability for picture settings, the TV is equipped with Calman Ready for fine-tuning adjustments.

Lastly, the Acoustic Multi-Audio feature allows for cinematic surround sound that accurately “positions” sound based on pictures for a harmonized listening experience.

The Master Series Z9J will only come in an 85” size to let users enjoy 8K pictures with supreme realism and a deep and natural feel.

Outstanding connectivity features

The latest model has quick access to the wide range of Google TV content and services. It also connects to most devices, including Apple, AirPlay 2 and HomeKit.

It also works with Google Assistant, which includes a hands-free voice search for a smarter and hassle-free viewing experience.

When using the device to watch Netflix movies and series, switch to Netflix Calibrated Mode for a studio-quality feel.

The TV also has support for Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos to elevate the entertainment with immersive audio and moving sound, and is HDMI 2.1 compatible, including 4K 120fps, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) 2 , Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and e-ARC.

Elegant design

The Master Series Z9J comes with a minimalist one slate design that embraces the screen in a single pane of glass to keep viewers focused without distraction.

The three-way stand enables a handful of options, including a narrow position for a smaller footprint, hero position to eliminate distractions and sound bar position to elevate the TV and integrate a soundbar system.

Pricing and availability

The new Sony BRAVIA Master Series Z9J is now available in selected Sony Authorized Dealers in the Philippines, like Abenson, Ansons, Automatic Centre, ElectroWorld, Robinsons Appliances, SM Appliance Center, Western Appliances, and even Shopee and Lazada.

For more details on how to avail of the latest BRAVIA model, visit here.


Globe has first-ever Eco-SIM in Asia

More sustainability




Globe debuted the first-ever Eco-SIM cards in Asia for postpaid mobile customers made from recycled refrigerator waste.

The initiative is part of Globe’s contribution to environmental sustainability in time for January’s Zero Waste Month celebration.

The Eco-SIM card was first developed in 2020, in partnership with the Veolia company; it has a neutral carbon footprint.

100 percent recycled waste

The telecom provider partnered with Thales to employ the said Eco-SIM cards starting from November last year, made from 100 percent recycled materials.

The SIM cards are made from recycled polystyrene recovered from discarded refrigerator interiors.

Thales has a comprehensive carbon offset program that also ensures there is no further carbon footprint during the manufacturing process of the Eco-SIM cards.

SIM cards, while the smallest consumer items, equate to about 20,000 tons of plastic and other polymers as about 4.5 billion cards are manufactured every year.

A global leader in advanced technologies, Thales has presence in the Philippines since 2010.

The company has been a strategic partner for consumers in the civil aviation, defense, digital security, air traffic management, and ground transportation sectors.

From eSIMs to Eco-SIMs

In 2018, Globe was also the first in the country to introduce electronic SIMs or eSIM, as another alternative to the physical SIM cards.

They are basically digital SIMS embedded in compatible mobile phone models, allowing users to manage multiple mobile numbers on just one device.

The eSIM also allows gadgets like smartphones and smartwatches to be connected under one mobile number.

More sustainability

Back in 2019, Globe became a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, committing to implement universal sustainability principles on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption in its operations.

While in January 2021, Globe also formally expressed its support to the globally-recognized Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD), supporting the TCFD framework along with more than 1,800 companies worldwide.

Globe strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 12, which highlights the roles of responsible consumption and production patterns.

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MediaTek hosts world’s first demo of Wi-Fi 7

Here’s what to expect



We’ve come a long way from dial-up. Now, the name of the game is Wi-Fi 6. Amid the rise of 5G connectivity, the home internet sector is adopting the current standard for their devices. But, of course, the advance of technology is not stopping. As Wi-Fi 6 tries to take over the entire market, the industry is already working on Wi-Fi 7. With development well underway, what can you expect from the upcoming standard?

Naturally, better speeds. Recently, MediaTek showcased the world’s first live demo of the new technology. In an impressive show, the standard will reportedly achieve speeds 2.4 times faster than what Wi-Fi 6 can do. The technology can maximize uses for the current spectrums available for Wi-Fi at up to 6GHz. The technology can also reduce latency and interference using MLO and MRU features.

According to MediaTek, Wi-Fi 7 will support the ever-growing need for faster internet speeds brought on by emerging uses for online users. These needs include AR/VR applications, cloud gaming, 4K video calling, and 8K streaming. With technology advancing the way it is, high-speed internet — even faster than what’s available today — is turning into a necessity to cope with multi-user households.

MediaTek predicts that products that can support Wi-Fi 7 will start coming out in 2023.

SEE ALSO: Mediatek, AMD collaborate on new Wi-Fi 6E Modules

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Google is working on an AR headset called Project Iris

With its own processor and OS



Understandably so, a good portion of the world is strongly resistant to Meta’s push for a metaverse based on virtual and augmented reality. However, though people are still hesitant to try on Facebook’s VR-tinted goggles, other companies are more than happy to take on the technology themselves. Google, joining Meta and Apple, is also working on its own AR headset called Project Iris.

According to sources from The Verge, Google is getting back into the augmented reality stage. The company is reportedly working on an AR headset with the current codename. The Project Iris headset is supposedly targeting a 2024 release date.

Inside the mysterious headset, the device will supposedly have its own processor and OS. Given Google’s feats recently, an in-house processor and operating system are within the realms of possibility. Google recently launched its first in-house chipset for smartphones, the Tensor chip. The company is, of course, still the thriving developers of Android, currently tailoring its latest Android version for different form factors.

Plus, it’s not Google’s first time with an augmented reality project. Remember the ill-fated Google Glass? The revolutionary wearable had all the potential but ultimately fizzled out into oblivion. At the time, analysts cited the device’s poor timing. Now, especially with other companies vying for dominance, Google does have more initiative to reestablish itself in the augmented reality market.

SEE ALSO: Facebook changes name to Meta

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