If you have your eye on a new TV before the PS5 launch, Sony has simply made your search easier with the new “Ready for PS5” TV series.
Among the first TVs to be included in the program are the Sony X900H / XH90 4K HDR TV and Z8H / ZH8 8K HDR Full Array LED TV, unveiled earlier this year at CES, which Sony says will have a of ultra-low latency games that deliver 4K visuals at 120 fps.
Beyond lower latency than the competition, Sony says the TVs part of the Ready for PS5 program can be turned on with the DualSense PS5 gamepad and the TV remote can be used to control the console.
The good news here is that the X900H (called the XH9005 if you’re in the UK) is actually somewhat reasonably priced at $ 999 / £ 1,299, making it a viable companion to the console. Considering the Sony Z8H (ZH8 in the UK) starts at $ 5,999 / £ 5,999 … that TV is unlikely to be affordable by most people picking up a $ 500 console.
Wait … not all TVs ready for the PS5?
The short answer here is that, yes, all TVs will be compatible with the PS5 – and most modern TVs will have low-latency gaming modes.
The longest answer here – and the difference Sony wants to highlight – is that the TVs in its 2020 lineup that come equipped with HDMI 2.1 ports that support 4K / 120Hz and can talk between the next console and Sony Televisions
You’ll be able to find HDMI 2.1 on a number of screens this year – including some from Samsung, LG, Panasonic and others – however, keep an eye out if you’re not on board at a cost of $ 5,999 / £ 5,999 on that Sony main screen.