So, this is going to be eerie
While I have the ZH8 (75”) I may as well give some views and if anyone is considering it, hopefully it will help.
I’ve had the set for about 2 weeks and it’s my first LCD.
It’s brightness and light control is simply amazing. It’s a light cannon.
Because of that, HDR/DV and 4K content is sublime, it really is fantastic.
It’s a great TV if you watch TV in a bright room.
I’m pretty sure it would be awesome for gaming.
Motion is very good as usual with Sony
After a bit of tweaking, horizontal viewing angles are reasonable, I think the weakness isn’t horizontal, it’s vertical, you need the TV at eye height.
Blooming is so few and far between, it has not been an issue for me.
Uniformity is excellent, no DSE or banding to note of, whites are excellent.
Operating system post update is brilliant, I genuinely think it’s better than LG
You need to tweak the settings a lot, well I did, to get happy.
Colours feel washed out v OLED but that could just be the brightness or my lack of experience with LCD settings
It’s not great with poorer content/satellite HD. It really exposes poor content and I now understand why reviewers go on about OLED being great with SDR. You can almost see it trying to sort the content on the fly but it’s just a bit too slow, quite distracting.
It’s also not really a 8k and there is no way it’s worth a premium for that.
All in all though, I think it’s a great set and I’m glad I’ve experienced it but I now realise how much I love OLED and as such it’s getting swapped out for an AG9.
I think though for people that like LCD, this is a sure fire winner, especially if you watch a lot of high quality content and you can try and get it at a bargain. I know Sony Centres are very willing to do deals on it.