If you were introduced to the new TV on the eve of the launch of the PS5, Sony has just simplified your search with the new series of TVs “Ready for PS5”.
Among the first TVs to be included in the program are the Sony X900H / XH90 4K HDR and Z8H / ZH8 8K HDR Full Array LED, unveiled earlier this year at CES. video recording at 120 frames per second.
In addition to lower latency than the competition, Sony says that TVs included in the Ready for PS5 program can be awakened with the PS5 DualSense gamepad, and the TV remote control can be used to control the console.
The good news here is that the X900H (called the XH9005 if you̵7;re in the UK) is actually a bit affordable for $ 999 / £ 1,299, making it a possible companion for the console. Given that the Sony Z8H (ZH8 in the UK) starts at $ 5,999 / £ 5,999 … that TV is probably out of reach of most people, taking away a $ 500 console.
Wait… aren’t all TVs ready for PS5?
The short answer here is that yes, all TVs will be compatible with the PS5 – and most modern TVs will have low latency game modes.
The longer answer here – and the difference that Sony wants to highlight – is that the TVs in the 2020 line are equipped with HDMI 2.1 ports that support 4K / 120Hz and can cross-talk between the future console and Sony TVs.
This year, you’ll be able to find HDMI 2.1 on many screens – including some from Samsung, LG, Panasonic and others – however, so stay tuned if you’re not on board, spending $ 5,999 / £ 5,999 on this flagship Sony screen.