Sony ZH8 Review Rundown

Sony ElectronicsPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*


Photo of Sony ZH8 8K Full Array LED TV
Neoscore* 85%
  • Superb picture quality
  • Big, full, rich sound
  • Premium design
  • Premium sound
  • 8K issues


The Sony Z8H is a flagship 8K TV. It has big, full, rich sound from the built-in speakers, and utilizes the frame as a tweeter so the sounds seem to be coming from many different places, both inside and outside the confines of the TV. Android TV support opens up some useful wider Android-related features.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.



Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The Z8H is a bold but attractive television made of quality materials. Metal borders, slim bezels, and sturdy feet add to a premium feel. It has big, full, rich sound from the built-in speakers. The Motion Flow option might add a little bit of the “Soap Opera Effect” to movies.
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  • Extremely bright picture
  • Built-in ATSC 3.0 tuner
  • Super-smooth motion
  • Great sound quality
  • Doesn't support HDR at 120 Hz


Sentiment Score[*] 90%
Reviewers from t3 have found the following[***]:
Sony's new 75ZH8 8K TV is a more price-competitive contender than the brand's eye-wateringly expensive previous 8K option, the ZG9. It just about matches the Samsung Q950TS at the same size. This is easily one of the best TVs around right now for the sheer beauty of its images. Only one of its four HDMIs can play 8K files from USB drives, or 8K streams.
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  • Excellent picture quality
  • Excellent HDR performance
  • Good for audio
  • Nothing in particular


Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The 75ZH8 is Sony's first 8K TV, but it's not exactly mainstream. It costs $2,799/£2,699, putting it in similar territory to Samsung's latest mid-range 8K models. Connectivity includes four HDMI and three USB ports, as you would expect of a flagship TV in 2020. Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support, and Google Chromecast support. Android TV supports the likes of Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube, Google Play Movies, BT Sport and Disney+.
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  • 8K/60Hz and 8K/120Hz inputs
  • Excellent HDR performance
  • Android TV isn't for everyone


Sentiment Score[*] 89%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following[***]:
Sony gave us our first glimpse of its 2020 flagship TVs during its CES 2020 kickoff. We got to go hands on with the Sony Master Series Z8H and the gorgeous A8H 4K OLED. The new 8K set features an improved version of Sony's Acoustic Audio Plus to deliver sound that seems to come directly from the screen.
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  • Impressive 8K picture with excellent clarity and brightness
  • Hands-free voice control
  • Google Assistant doubles as a smart home speaker
  • Nothing in particular


Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The Sony KD-75ZH8 is the 75-inch model from the Japanese brand's second range of 8K TVs. It appears alongside Sony's ZG9 debut 8K sets rather than replacing them, as at £4,999 it's designed to offer a more affordable alternative. The set's 8K appeal is rather dinted by both the general shortage of native 8K content, and a surprisingly limited supply of8K input options.
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  • Impressive picture quality
  • 8K-enhanced version of Sony's X1 Ultimate video processor
  • 8K isn't for everyone


Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from whathifi have found the following[***]:
The Sony KD-75ZH8 uses Android TV as its operating system. Android TV is already pretty well appointed in terms of apps, but Sony has also worked hard to fill any gaps. Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV, Google Play Movies and Rakuten are all here, in at least HDR10 and most with Dolby Vision. Spotify, Tidal and Deezer are integrated, and while Apple Music and Amazon Music aren't, you can use Chromecast to cast music to the TV.
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  • Sleek, industrial design
  • Impressive black levels
  • Excellent HDR performance
  • Nothing in particular


1. ^ Sony Z8H 8K HDR TV review: 8K is the way. digitaltrends. 2021-02-15 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Sony ZH8/Z8H (75ZH8) review: astounding 8K TV image quality. t3. 2021-02-01 Retrieved 2021-10-20.
3. ^ Sony Z8H/ZH8 8K TV review. techradar. 2020-09-15 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Sony Z8H hands-on review: Here’s what Sony changed for this 8K TV. tomsguide. 2020-01-07 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Sony KD-75ZH8 Review. trustedreviews. 2020-11-18 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Sony KD-75ZH8 review. whathifi. 2021-02-12 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.

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