The Sony KD-85ZH8 : what is this mid-range worth ?

Sony KD-85ZH8 : the new Ultra HD 8K

Sony ranks among the important actors on the television market, and proposes with this KD-85ZH8, an interesting screen tested by our Laboratory.
In its 84.6 inches model , this television offers a definition dedicated to the pictures treatment.
We are looking at a very imposing television. You won’t move it every now and then.
This television is delivered with a  Ultra HD 8K resolution.  It could be said that this model gathers all the expected characteristics. Whether we consider its aesthetics or its size, the engineers of Sony have developed a television admittedly a middle-range one, but a quality one anyway.
Why can we consider this KD-85ZH8 as convincing in spite of its mid-range position ? This is what we are going to discover in this article.

KD-85ZH8 from Sony – Design

The Sony KD-85ZH8 with its simple design is an interesting alternative for anyone who wants an elegant television set in the mid-range segment.
A good overall score for this TV; it corresponds to design in the spirit of the times. A quality of materials and a visual aspect that does not make you insensitive.
In conclusion, Sony has worked seriously on the design of this TV set. It’s efficient and it will allow you with this KD-85ZH8 to have a beautiful object in your living room.

KD-85ZH8 from Sony – The screen

The Sony has a correct and well-calibrated image quality, but you have to do with a limited native contrast that is suitable for daytime viewing; forget about home theater programs in the dark.

With regard to the display, the company proposes a Ultra HD 8K resolution. Sony presents this KD-85ZH8 with a screen of 84.6 inches; this television is among the greatest. Beyond its size, we are still in front of a beautiful quality screen.
By providing it with a frequency of 100 Hz, the television’s fluidity is at the top of its range.
Even better, thanks to its advanced technology, the screen of this television provides a Ultra HD 8K quality resolution.
To conclude the display part, we could say that it is interesting and effective; it is a mid-range TV that is worth the detour.

KD-85ZH8 from Sony – The sound

The Sony KD-85ZH8 is not satisfied with displaying stunning image quality. Indeed, it also pleasantly surprised us with its well-made audio performance.
The equipment consists of  several speakers with 12.5 W at output.

In short, the ultimate in sound gathered in this KD-85ZH8 Sony. The quality of manufacture allows you to immerse yourself in the best of home theater sound.

In short, the sound is enough to cover your everyday needs. The KD-85ZH8 Sony is not designed for home cinema. That’s not what we are expecting.

Presentation of the Smart TV part of the TV set Sony KD-85ZH8

It has almost become a habit for Sony, this KD-85ZH8 has its operating system Android 9.0 Pie; It will allow you to happily explore a number of entertainment options.
You will also be able to access the Internet, either through your Wi-Fi connection, or for the most geek among you via the LAN; you will then be able to download a whole bunch of applications and movies.
This software environment innovates on the Sony KD-85ZH8 with a new feature: control the television set with voice. Indeed, thanks to the voice control function, it is possible to change channels, TV sources, turn the TV volume up or down just by talking to it. Isn’t that convenient?

KD-85ZH8 from Sony – Its connectivity

As for the connectivity aspect on Sony KD-85ZH8, it provides you with sufficient elements.
Thanks to its above-average number of connections, this TV is very generous.

It is with 13 possible connections that this KD-85ZH8 is presented. The Sony KD-85ZH8 allows you not to choose between the different devices to be connected. You can connect everything to this TV; the box, game console, multimedia server, DVD or Blu-ray player, etc…

In detail here are the available connections:
2 USB ports, 4 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 5 antenna inputs, 1 component plug (Video)

KD-85ZH8 from Sony – Technical characteristics

Here is a summary of the technical characteristics of the television set:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 84
Screen size in inches 84.6
Screen resolution Ultra HD 8K
Display frequency 100
Sound power 12.5
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 5
Number of USB ports 2
Number of HDMI ports 4
Number of audio outputs 1
Composite Input (Video) Yes
HDR Compatible Yes
HDR Dolby Vision Compatible Yes
DTS Sound Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
PVR Available Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 487 W

Our conclusion on the Sony KD-85ZH8

With the intention of making a difference this new KD-85ZH8 Sony intends to make a difference. Well thought out and well finished. This mid-range is a wise choice.

In short, many positive points that make this TV a very good product. The following 3 points should be remembered:
the screen size, the sound power, the display frequency.

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