KD-85ZH8 from Sony : Test and analysis

What about the new Sony KD-85ZH8 ?

Today we are going to analyse the Sony KD-85ZH8, a mid-range television from Sony. An review to check the capacities of this model.
Let’s have a look at the size. It’s a 84.6 inches.
We are faced to a rather large screen.
Concerning technology, it is worth noting that this model is delivered with a Ultra HD 8K resolution.  This television is part of the main group of current TVs. It doesn’t completely stands out among its competitors with this choice of Ultra HD 8K.
Although placed in the middle of the range, the manufacturer has tried to offer the viewer an image quality that allows an immersion.
We will see in detail if their objective is reached.

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.
The shapes are balanced and the overall rendering is beautiful to look at. A successful mid-range model.
This TV could simply be one of the best in terms of design for mid-range. It has nothing to envy from its competitors. Even when it’s off, you won’t get tired of looking at it; only happiness!

TV screen presentation Sony KD-85ZH8

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.

The Sony television set displays a Ultra HD 8K resolution. In addition, with a screen of 84.6 inches, the KD-85ZH8 is at the top of its range. Whatever the characteristics, it is still a beautiful screen. On this point, don’t worry.
Designed 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.
My opinion to conclude on the display part. It’s in the range, without flourish or excess. An additional choice in the mid-range.

KD-85ZH8 from Sony – The sound

It is the custom to say that a good sound comes from a device with a lot of watts, however Sony has managed to combine average audio system power with very good sound quality.
The equipment consists of  several speakers and provides a sound power of 12.5 W.

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.

The sound quality of this TV is average. Don’t push the volume too hard, you’d be disappointed.

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

As with many other TV sets, the KD-85ZH8 has its operating system Android 9.0 Pie; You will have plenty of time to discover the world of entertainment.
This TV’s Internet access is possible either via Wi-Fi or via a LAN local network and you have the possibility to download a wide variety 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?

The connection system of the Sony KD-85ZH8

This television Sony KD-85ZH8 offers a rather classical connectivity : mixed inputs HDMI, the ports as well as the audio are available on this model.
Whether it’s your external hard drive, NAS or game console, all these elements can be connected to this TV.

It is with 13 possible connections that this KD-85ZH8 is presented. Almost all the devices in your home can be connected: the box, the game console, a multimedia server, and many other devices, in addition to your DVD or Blu-ray player.

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

Presentation of the technical features of the Sony KD-85ZH8

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

KD-85ZH8 from Sony – The conclusion

Finally, this new Sony KD-85ZH8 is a television set that can go anywhere; it can meet the majority of needs.

From this new Sony we can retain 3 positive points:
the screen size, the sound power, the display frequency.