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Sony ZH8 8K Full Array LED TV

MSRP 5000 USDNeoscore 76%NEX score 88%

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Product Overview

ZH8 8K Full Array LED TV is Sony flagship in its 2020 full-array LED smart TV lineup. Powered by Picture Processor X1 Ultiamte and 8K X-Reality PRO, it has all the most advanced technologies that Sony has put into a television.
Sony also markets two 4K full-array LED smart TVs in 2020, the XH90 and the XH95.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 76% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • High screen-to-body ratio
  • Full-Array LED local dimming
  • Supports Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
  • 10-bit display panel
Cons

    What external reviewers found***

    NEX score: 88% (not directly comparable across industries)
    Pros
    • Superb HDR picture quality
    • Superb 8K picture
    • Superb Dolby Atmos decoding
    • Gorgeous picture quality
    • Excellent audio
    • Impressive HDR performance
    Cons
    • No native 8K support
    • No Google Assistant support
    • No 4K HDR support
    • Not as sharp as Samsung Q950TS
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    Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

    Specifications

    Variants:
    85"

    Connectivity

    Ports
    1x Ethernet RJ45, 4x HDMI 2.1 (CEC), 1x Antenna (RF) (female), 1x Satellite In (Sub; F-type female), 1x Optical Audio Out, 1x AV Composite In 3.5 mm jack, 1x Satellite In (Main; F-type female), 2x USB 2.0 (max 0.5 A), 1x 3.5 mm Audio Out, 1x USB 3.0 (m...
    Wireless Connectivity
    WiFi 5 + Bluetooth 4.2 + WiFi Direct + DLNA

    Construction

    Camera
    No
    Colors
    Dark Silver
    Drivers | Subwoofer
    2 x 5
    Speakers
    2x 12.5W
    VESA Mount
    400 x 400 mm

    Dimensions

    85"Bezels
    93.35% screen-to-body ratio
    85"Size | Depth
    3.31 in / 84 mm w/o stand, 16.85 in / 428 mm w/ stand
    85"Size | Height
    43.66 in / 1109 mm w/o stand, 43.98 in / 1117 mm w/ stand
    85"Size | Width
    74.96 in / 1904 mm
    85"Weight
    65.6 kg / 144 lbs w/o stand , 67.8 kg / 149 lbs w/ stand

    Display

    Aspect Ratio
    16:9
    Display Backlight
    Direct LED (Full-Array Local Dimming)
    Display Color Depth
    10 bits, 1073741824 colors
    85"Display Diagonal
    85" (84.25 in / 2140 mm)
    Display Type
    VA
    85"Pixel Density
    104 ppi
    Pixel Pitch
    0.244 mm
    Refresh Rate
    100 Hz / 120 Hz
    Resolution
    8K UHD (7680x4320)
    Viewing Angle
    178° H / 178° V

    Function

    HDR
    Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
    Licenses
    ENERGY STAR, UL/cUL
    Operating Humidity
    10 % ~ 80 %
    Operating System
    Android 9.0 Pie
    Operating Temperature
    0 °C ~ 40 °C , 32 °F ~ 104 °F
    Processor
    4 cores
    Tuner
    Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM), ATSC, Clear QAM
    Video
    PVR, X-Motion Clarity, Voice command, Alexa, Object-based HDR remaster, Netflix Calibrated Mode, Super Bit mapping HDR, Object-based Super Resolution, Apple AirPlay 2, Image Processor - X1 Ultimate, CalMAN Ready, Dynamic Contrast Enhancer, Live Color T...

    Performance

    85"Power Consumption
    796 W (max) / 0.5 W (sleep)

    Production

    Accessory
    Premium backlit remote control
    Debut
    2020
    85"Model Name
    XBR-85Z8H

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    3rd-Party Review Videos

    External Reviews

    digitaltrends[1]

    Sentiment Score 94%
    Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
    If we had to pick one word to describe the Z8H's picture quality, it would be striking. There's intense brightness to the HDR highlights, and it maintains very good black levels. The Motion Flow option might add a little bit of the “Soap Opera Effect” to movies.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Impressive HDR performance
    • Premium design
    • Premium sound
    Cons
    • No 4K support

    t3[2]

    Sentiment Score 87%
    Reviewers from t3 have found the following***:
    The 75ZH8 is built from the ground up to excel with HDR content. The colour and light range are both clearly expanded, but subtly enough to ensure that the results look natural and engaging rather than gaudy or forced. The main speakers create a room-filling, forward-presenting sound that swells massively from the moment it starts to escape from Sony's innovative drivers.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Gorgeous picture quality
    • Dolby Atmos and HDR10+ support
    • Impressive sound quality
    Cons
    • Android TV integration is a bit complicated
    • No 4K HDR support

    techradar[3]

    Sentiment Score 84%
    Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
    Sony 75ZH8 has a single HDMI port, so can't play 8K via USB or streaming sources. Upscaling of 4K and HD sources also doesn't produce quite sharp and aggressively 8K-looking results as Samsung's AI-driven upscaling engine. There's built-in Dolby Atmos support too, as well as a Dolby processing mode for adding more ‘scale' to non-Atmos sources.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Superb HDR picture quality
    • Dolby Atmos support
    Cons
    • 8K isn’t as bright as 8K
    • No 8K support

    tomsguide[4]

    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.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Superb 8K picture
    • Excellent audio
    Cons
    • Pricey compared to last year's model

    trustedreviews[5]

    Sentiment Score 92%
    Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following***:
    The KD-75ZH8’s immense brightness means that it suffers much less with the clipping issues of some other Sony HDR TVs. The X1 Ultimate processor is on hand to ensure that even the most subtle tonal differences and changes are all presented with precision. Big, bold but also refined pictures such as those delivered by the Sony ZH8 deserve to be partnered by equally big, bold and refined sound.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Big, bold and refined picture
    • Impressive sound
    • Superb Dolby Atmos decoding
    Cons
    • No native 8K support
    • No Google Assistant support

    whathifi[6]

    Sentiment Score 82%
    Reviewers from whathifi have found the following***:
    There's a naturalism to the ZH8's performance that few can match. Its edges aren't as sharp as those of the Samsung Q950TS, but there's a smoothness and subtlety to the presentation that's utterly convincing. Dolby Atmos is supported and, in conjunction with the Acoustic Auto Calibration feature, gives appropriate soundtracks plenty of scope and scale.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Impressive picture quality
    • Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision support
    Cons
    • Not as sharp as Samsung Q950TS

    User Reviews

    References

    1. ^ Sony Z8H 8K HDR TV review: 8K is the way. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/tv-reviews/sony-z8h-8k-hdr-tv-review/. 2021-02-15. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    2. ^ Sony ZH8/Z8H (75ZH8) review: astounding 8K TV image quality. [t3]. https://www.t3.com/reviews/sony-zh8-z8h-review-8k-tv. 2021-02-01. Retrieved 2021-10-20.
    3. ^ Sony Z8H/ZH8 8K TV review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/sony-z8hzh8-8k-tv. 2020-09-15. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    4. ^ Sony Z8H hands-on review: Here’s what Sony changed for this 8K TV. [tomsguide]. https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/sony-master-series-z8h-8k-tv. 2020-01-07. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    5. ^ Sony KD-75ZH8 Review. [trustedreviews]. https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/sony-kd-75zh8. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    6. ^ Sony KD-75ZH8 review. [whathifi]. https://www.whathifi.com/reviews/sony-kd-75zh8. 2021-02-12. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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