August 11, 2020

Sony announces that its XH90, XH92 and ZH8 TVs are “ready for PlayStation 5” News

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It has been a few months since Sony launched its XH90 series of 4K TVs. Available from May in four screen sizes, the XH90 series costs between £1,299 and £3,299 in the UK and €1,549 and €3,949 in Europe. All XH90 models are based on Sony’s 4K HDR Processor X1 and run Android TV out of the box, which gives the TVs access to countless apps.

The XH90 series was touted as being “ready for next-generation consoles” too, which Sony has now announced as being “Ready for PlayStation 5”. In practice, this means that the XH90 will support 4K gaming at up to 120 FPS. Sony also boasts that the XH90 range will offer low input lag of 7.2 ms at 4K and 120 FPS. We should point out that the company includes the following caveat in the small print:

The input lag is measured with XH90 via 4K/120fps game HDMI input based on internal testing conditions, and may differ in real-time usage environment on specific conditions.

In other words, the XH90 should have low input lag at 4K and 120 FPS, although it may not be as low as 7.2 ms. The XH90 will also support BRAVIA Game Mode, which allows the TV to switch to the low latency mode when it detects that a PlayStation 5 has been connected. Sony also claims that a DualSense controller will be capable of waking the TV and PlayStation 5 simultaneously.

Sony is bringing its “Ready for PlayStation 5” tagline to its ZH8 8K and XH92 TVs too. However, the ZH8 range will only be capable of 120 FPS gaming in 4K, not 8K. We would expect Sony to make other TVs “Ready for PlayStation 5” in due course, although it remains to be seen whether 120 FPS and 4K gaming will be available if you are playing on an Xbox Series X.

This post originally appeared on and written by:
Alex Alderson
NotebookCheck

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