Sony KD-85ZH8 Review and Specs

Sony KD-85ZH8 (German version)

SCORE:
80

Highlights

  • 8K UHD (7680 x 4320) LCD Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • TRILUMINOS™ Display
  • X-Wide Angle
  • X1™ Ultimate Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Sony KD-85ZH8 Overview

Sony KD-85ZH8 was introduced in 2020. It has a LCD screen with 8K UHD (7680 x 4320) resolution and 100 Hz/120 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible. It supports HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG and IMAX Enhanced. Its powerful X1™ Ultimate picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 8K UHD (7680 x 4320).

We give Sony KD-85ZH8 TV 80 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
82
VIDEO FEATURES
77
AUDIO FEATURES
86
OTHER FEATURES
85
CONNECTIVITY
87
FORMAT SUPPORT
51
OVERALL
80

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Sony KD-85ZH8.

PROS
High Resolution 👍
High Refresh Rate 👍
LED Type 👍
Backlight Name 👍
Wide Viewing Angle 👍
Color Depth 👍
HDR10 👍
Dolby Vision 👍
HLG 👍
IMAX Enhanced 👍
4K HFR 👍
2K HFR 👍
VRR 👍
Speaker Channels 👍
DSEE 👍
Clear Phase 👍
TV Center Speaker Mode 👍
Dolby Atmos 👍
DTS Digital Surround 👍
CONS
No 3D Capability 👎
No HDR10+ 👎
No Advanced HDR by Technicolor® 👎
No AMD Freesync™ 👎
No NVidia G-Sync 👎
8K FPS via HDMI 👎
No HGIG Compatibility 👎
No Filmmaker Mode 👎
No WiSA Ready 👎

Selected Features

VA Panel

Sony KD-85ZH8 has a vertical alignment (VA) panel which is most commonly used in LCD TVs as it provides deeper blacks compared to the IPS panel. However, it is still limited with the viewing angle compared to the IPS panel or OLED display.


Full-Array Local Dimming

The TV has Full-Array Local Dimming technology with multiple zones throughout the display. Individual zones of LEDs can light up independently which enhances black levels, shadow details and decreases level of light bleed in dark parts of the image. This gives higher contrast with increased picture quality which is very important for HDR reproduction. Higher number of zones gives better control over local dimming and less blooming around the bright objects and subtitles.

Detailed Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for Sony KD-85ZH8.

BASICS
BrandSony
CountryGermany
Series 2Z8H
ModelKD-85ZH8
Release Year2020
Size85"
Bezel ColorDark Silver
Smart TVYes
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)84.6"
Resolution8K UHD (7680 x 4320)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TypeLCD
Panel TypeVA
Backlight TypeLED
LED TypeDirect LED
Backlight DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
Backlight NameFull Array LED
ColorTRILUMINOS™ Display
Viewing AngleX-Wide Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage100%
VIDEO
3D CapabilityNo
HDR10Yes
HDR10+No
Dolby VisionYes
Dolby Vision IQNo
HLGYes
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®No
IMAX EnhancedYes
High Dynamic Range8K X-tended Dynamic Range™ PRO 20x XDR Contrast
AMD Freesync™No
NVidia G-SyncNo
8K FPS via HDMINo
4K HFRYes
2K HFRYes
VRRYes
HGIG CompatibilityNo
Picture ProcessorX1™ Ultimate
Frame Interploation TechniqueX-Motion Clarity
Black Frame InsertionYes
Filmmaker ModeNo
Dynamic Backlight ControlYes
X-Reality™ PROYes 8K
Dual database processingYes
Object-based Super ResolutionYes
Live Color™ Tech0logyYes
Precision Color MappingYes
Super bit mapping™ 4K HDRYes
Contrast EnhancementYes Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
Object-based HDR remasterYes
Auto Low Latency ModeYes
AUDIO
Speaker Channels4.2
Speaker TypeAcoustic Multi-Audio™; Frame Tweeter
Speaker Power Rating12.5 W + 12.5 W + 12.5 W + 12.5 W + 5 W + 5 W
DSEEYes
Clear PhaseYes
Simulated Surround SoundS-Force Front Surround
TV Center Speaker ModeYes
Dolby AtmosYes
Dolby DigitalYes
Dolby Digital PlusYes
DTS Digital SurroundYes
WiSA ReadyNo
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet InputYes
Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi DirectYes
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
BluetoothYes
Bluetooth Version4.2
Smartphone ConnectivityChromecast built-in
ChromecastYes
Google HomeYes
Virtual AssistantYes Google Assistant
Works with AlexaYes
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.1
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)Yes eARC
HDCP Version2.3
HDMI-CECYes BRAVIA Sync
USB Inputs3
USB 3.0 Ports1
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
IF (Satellite) Inputs2
Component InputsNo
Composite Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm input
RCA Audio OutputsNo
3.5mm headphone Audio OutputYes
Optical Audio OutputYes
RS-232C RemoteNo
DLNAYes
OTHER
CPU Cores4
Storage16 GB
Operating SystemAndroid
Internet BrowserVewd
Content BarNo
Voice CommandYes
Light SensorYes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)Yes
Application StoreYes Google Play Store
TeletextYes
Auto Calibration with CalMANYes
Picture-In-PictureNo
Closed Captions(Analog) No
(Digital) Subtitle
USB HDD RecordingYes
USB Drive Format SupportFAT16 / FAT32 / exFAT / NTFS
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPPNo
AV1No
AVIYes
ASFYes
DivXYes
Flash VideoNo
H.263Yes
H.264Yes
H.265Yes
MKVYes
M2TSYes
MP4Yes
MPEG-4No
QuickTimeYes
RealVideoNo
TSNo
VC-1Yes
VP7No
VP8Yes
VP9No
VOBNo
VRONo
WebMYes
WMVYes
XvidYes
AUDIO FORMATS
AACNo
AC4No
AIFFNo
ALACNo
APENo
aptXNo
eAAC+No
EAC3No
FLACYes
HE-AACNo
LPCMYes
M4AYes
MIDIYes
MP2No
MP3Yes
OGGNo
RealAudioNo
WMAYes
WAVYes
IMAGE FORMATS
BMPNo
GIFYes
JPEGYes
JPSNo
MPOYes
PNGYes
TUNER
Digital TunerYes 2
SAT TunerYes
Analog TunerB/G,D/K,I
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemDVB-T/T2
Digital Cable TV SystemDVB-C
Digital SAT TV SystemDVB-S/S2
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43
CI+Yes 1.4
FM RadioNo
GENERAL
Energy EfficiencyC
Power SupplyAC 220 V - 240 V, 50 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)815 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1,904 x 1,109 x 84 mm
75" x 43-3/4" x 3-3/8"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1,920 x 1,117 x 428 mm
75-5/8" x 44" x 16-7/8"
Stand SizeWidth: 1,920 mm (75-5/8")
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)2,020 x 1,241 x 258 mm
795/8" x 48-7/8" x 10-1/4"
One Connect BoxNo
VESA Wall MountYes
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)400 x 400 mm (15-3/4" x 15-3/4")
Weight Without Stand65.6 kg (144.5 lbs)
Weight With Stand67.8 kg (149.4 lbs)
Weight of Package (Gross)81 kg (178.5 lbs)
ACCESSORIES
RemotePremium Backlit Remote
Optional AccessoriesWall-Mount Bracket SU-WL450 (Terminal Access limitation), Depends on country selection
WARRANTY
Warranty1 Year

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