If you’ve been eyeing a new TV before the launch of the PS5, Sony has made your search a lot easier with its new “Ready for PS5” series of TVs.
The first TVs to feature in the program are the Sony X900H / XH90 4K HDR and Z8H / ZH8 8K HDR Full Array LED TVs, unveiled at CES earlier this year, Sony says it’s an ultra-low latency game Will provide modes that provide 4K. View at 120 fps.
Beyond the low latency from the competition, Sony says that the Ready for PS5 program for the PS5 program can be combined with the TV part and use the TV’s remote to control the console.
The good news here is that the X900H (called the XH9005 if you’re in the UK) is actually somewhat affordable at $ 999 / £ 1,299, making it a viable companion to the console. Given that the Sony Z8H (ZH8 in the UK) starts at $ 5,999 / £ 5,999 … the TV is probably out of reach of most people taking a $ 500 console.
Wait … Not all TVs are ready for PS5?
The short answer here is that, yes, all TVs will be PS5 compatible – and most modern TVs will have low latency game modes.
The long answer here – and the difference that Sony wants to highlight – is that TVs in its 2020 lineup that are equipped with HDMI 2.1 ports that support 4K / 120Hz and can cross-talk between upcoming consoles and Sony TVs Huh.
You can find HDMI 2.1 on a number of screens this year – including some from Samsung, LG, Panasonic and others – though, so keep an eye out for them if you’re not on board with spending $ 5,999 / £ 5,999 on that flagship. On the Sony screen.