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Sony KD-75ZH8 8K LCD TV puts OLED in the shade. The 75-inch 8K LCD TV Sony KD-75ZH impresses with its outstanding image and video quality. With an enormous brightness of over 2,000 cd / m2, it not only puts OLEDs in the shade, but even the LCD competition.

Nevertheless, its HDR tracing of light and dark image passages is extremely detailed. For technical reasons, however, you have to accept a certain reduction in contrast when viewing from the side with this LCD screen. But at least the colors remain stable. A latency of 22 ms in gaming mode is acceptable, but not a feat for the mother of the Playstation.

Test data for Sony KD-75ZH8 Specification

Product: Sony KD-75ZH8
Maximum brightness: 2,286 cd / m²
Checkerboard Contrast: 234: 1
Color space coverage DCI-P3: 98%
acceptable viewing angle range: 40 ° (H) / 39 ° (V)
Display type: VA-LCD (Direct LED)
Diagonal: 75 in
Resolution: 7,680 x 4,320 pixels
Latency in gaming mode: 22 ms
Local dimming: Full array local dimming
Speaker: 4 x 12.5 watts, subwoofer
Digital tuner cable: 2 tuners
Digital tuner satellite: 2 tuners
Digital tuner DVB-T2: 2 tuners
USB recording possible: Yes
HDMI inputs: 4 sockets
HDMI 2.1: individual features
SCART inputs: unavailable
Component inputs: unavailable
Headphone output: Yes
Output audio digital: Yes
Bluetooth headphones support: Yes
Number of USB ports: 3 sockets
LAN: Yes
WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS: Yes
Smart TV: Android
Netflix: Yes
Amazon Prime Video: Yes
Disney +: Yes
Max cathedrals: Yes
Chromecast / Miracast: Yes
Airplay: Yes
Youtube: Yes
Browser: Yes
HbbTV: Yes
Illuminable remote control: No
DLNA support: Yes
HDR10: Yes
HDR10 +: No
Dolby Vision: Yes
HLG: Yes
Format support H.264: Yes
Format support HEVC: Yes
Format support DTS: Yes
Format support AC3: Yes
Format support Dolby Atmos: Yes
Power consumption in SDR mode: 178.2 watts
Power consumption in standby: 0.3 watt
EU energy label: C.
Light sensor: Yes
Others: 0
Dimensions: 170 x 98 x 36 cm
Screen thickness: 85 mm
Weight: 49.9 kg
Tested on: 07/03/2020

Advantage:

  1. Very bright
  2. Excellent upscaling
  3. Details
     

Disadvantage:

  1. No full HDMI 2.1 support
  2. Average gaming latency
  3. Limited viewing angles

 


Sony KD-75ZH8: A picture that will amaze you
With the 75-inch 8K LCD TV KD-75ZH8, Sony is breaking the years of dominance of OLED screens on our TV best list. The TV owes this top position primarily to its excellent picture quality. It is fed by several factors: At almost 2,300cd/m², the panel has by far the highest maximum brightness that we have measured on a TV screen to date.

Nevertheless, its black level is close to the level of OLEDs. Both together produce a very good checkerboard contrast of 234:1. You only have to accept technology-related losses in terms of the viewing angles. The acceptable viewing angle range of 40° horizontally and 39° vertically is relatively wide for an LCD. Only those who sit extremely diagonally in front of the screen or move closer than the recommended 2.7 meters will notice a decrease in contrast when looking into the corners. The color impression, however, is retained.

Sony does not give us any information about the number of zones in the full array LED backlight, but a glance at our HDR test images shows that they have to be finely graduated. The Sony KD-75ZH8 shows a detailed drawing in both bright and very dark passages.

At the moment, native 8K content is still few and far between, so upscaling properly is all the more important. Here, too, the image processor of the Sony KD-75ZH8 does a first-class job. Even with the picture of soccer broadcasts in 720p or 1080i, our CHIP testers hardly have anything to criticize. Minimal double contours are only visible on moving objects against a restless background, for example a flying soccer ball.

Hardcore gamers should of course not like the latency in gaming mode. Measured 22 milliseconds are a good average; for a brand under whose roof the Playstation is at home, nevertheless, not a masterpiece.

 

Sony KD-75ZH8 DISPLAY
With four 12.5 watt speakers and a subwoofer, the Sony KD-75ZH8 is actually very well equipped acoustically. Separately controlled amplifiers ensure that the sound follows the action on the screen. A voice zoom function ensures that voices can always be heard clearly. With his "Ambient Optimization" he even tries to adapt the sound to the sound situation in the room with its absorbing and reflecting objects.

Overall, however, we lacked the necessary volume for the sound. Which is not surprising with loudspeakers that are integrated in a 85 millimeter thin housing. A picture of this size and quality should be supplemented by an adequate surround system anyway. You can find tips on this in our soundbar buying guide. The KD-75ZH8 can then be integrated as a center speaker.


Sony KD-75ZH8 Economical in consumption
The manufacturer also supplies the Sony KD-75ZH8 with the premium equipment that is common in this class. Among other things, a twin tuner receives TV signals through the air, from space and via cable. Cinema buffs will be delighted with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, but will have to do without HDR10+.

As an Android TV, it also has the operating system with the richest bouquet of apps and features. Its four HDMI ports are not cutting edge, however. Shown in the data sheet as 2.1, they support 4K playback at 120 Hertz and 8K at 60 Hertz as well as the enhanced audio return channel (eARC).

The display of a variable frame rate (VRR), which is interesting for gamers, and the auto-low-latency mode (ALLM), which automatically ensures the lowest latency in the HDMI chain, unfortunately not yet.

A screen of this size naturally also has a corresponding hunger for energy. Classified by the manufacturer in energy class C, the Sony KD-75ZH8 received an energy efficiency rating of 1.8 from us. With a measured power consumption of 178 watts in standard mode, it is significantly more economical than the previous year's Sony KD-75XG9505. It still draws 227 watts from the socket and receives a 3.2 rating from rackarbiatch test center.

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