Sony Announces InZone Gaming Monitors With Automatic PS5 HDR Optimization

With Sony’s latest InZone brand of gaming headsets and monitors, it has become evident that the company is going after a wider market segment by targeting non-gamers too this time. Let’s talk about the InZone M9 Monitor which is the flagship product in the range. It has been designed and built for PC but the specifications on it will let the product get the best of the PS5 as well as the Xbox Series.

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Priced at 899 USD, the M9, with its 27 inches 4K IPS display, has been designed perfectly to match the aesthetics of the PS5 and at the same time includes all the specs which any gamer can possibly want. The more we learn about the specs on this monitor, the more we get to be in awe. It has a refresh rate of 144Hz, which is quite a big shot for a 4K screen, along with an impressive response time of 1ms. It comes with a VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), a DisplayPort, and HDMI 2.1 ports and lets users display videos using USB-C as well.

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The M9 also features full-array local dimming on 96 zones alongside the DisplayHDR 600. Together, these two make room for even brighter adjustments, and darker blacks plus the advantage of being able to switch between the two without causing too much of a haloing effect. The HDR tone mapping is quite exclusive to this monitor; this feature allows the display to automatically recognize the M9 when it is plugged into a PS5 and consequently optimizes the HDR output of the display.

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As if this wasn’t enough, there is also the auto genre picture mode. This mode automatically jumps to the cinema mode when a video streaming service is launched or when you put on Blu-ray. It jumps back to the normal low-latency mode when gaming begins, thus saving tons of energy.

Sony is also going to launch a slightly affordable version of the M9 which will make its way to the market this winter and will be priced at 529 USD. Understandably, since this is a cheaper version, some of the specs will be cut down on this variant such as the full-array local dimming, and cuts in refresh rates and resolutions.