'Ready For PlayStation 5' TVs With Console Integration Announced, But They're Not Cheap
Sony has announced a new range of "Ready For PlayStation 5" TVs, effectively pointing customers towards models that will work best with the upcoming next-gen console. These shiny, top-of-the-range models boast specs that'll get the most out of the PS5, and even have a few features that have been specifically designed with the console in mind.
Two of the models in the "Ready For PlayStation 5" line are already available via Sony's website. The bad news, I'm afraid, is that they aren't exactly cheap. And by that, I mean they're actually frightfully expensive. The XH90 4K HDR Full Array LED has a starting price point of £1,299. Meanwhile, the ZH8 8K HDR Full Array LED will set you back £5,999.
That's... probably not ideal for most of us. While the XH90 is obviously the more affordable companion to the console, if you factor in the cost of the PS5 itself on top it gets an awful lot more expensive. Yes, I know we don't know exactly how much the PS5 will cost yet, but it's not exactly going to be cheap, is it?
Still, if you can manage to find the money for one of these fine TVs by looking under the sofa or whatever, they really are pretty damn fancy. Both monitors come with high speed 4K/120fps HDMI input to really get the most out of those increased resolutions and frame-rates that the PS5 is promising. Sony also promises ultra-low latency game modes for the most responsive ways to play.
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There's even a pretty neat feature that allows you turn on the PS5 and TV at once with a press of the new DualSense controller. You can also control your PS5 with the TV remote, but I have no idea why you'd ever want to do that. I suppose it could be handy for Netflix binges.
What I should stress at this point is that you don't need to suddenly start worrying that your current TV isn't "ready" for Sony's next-gen hardware. Of course it is. All TVs (with a HDMI input) will be PS5 compatible, and the vast majority of modern TVs come with special lower latency settings for video games.
Does that mean your TV will get the absolute most out of the PS5? That's not for me to say, and it's entirely up to you whether or not that's the kind of thing that bothers you. My current monitor definitely isn't going to get the most out of a next-gen console, but I don't really care. I certainly don't care enough to spend over a grand upgrading, anyway. But you do you, my guy.
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