Sony KD-43XH8196 Review and Specs
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Sony KD-43XH8196 (UK version)

SCORE:
89

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LCD Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • TRILUMINOSโ„ข Display
  • X1โ„ข 4K HDR Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Sony KD-43XH8196 Overview

Sony KD-43XH8196 was introduced in 2020. It has a LCD screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 50 Hz/60 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible. It supports HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG.

We give Sony KD-43XH8196 TV 89 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
86
VIDEO FEATURES
93
AUDIO FEATURES
84
OTHER FEATURES
87
CONNECTIVITY
95
FORMAT SUPPORT
80
OVERALL
89

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Sony KD-43XH8196.

PROS
High Resolution ๐Ÿ‘
Color Depth ๐Ÿ‘
HDR10 ๐Ÿ‘
Dolby Vision ๐Ÿ‘
HLG ๐Ÿ‘
DSEE ๐Ÿ‘
Clear Phase ๐Ÿ‘
Dolby Atmos ๐Ÿ‘
DTS Digital Surround ๐Ÿ‘
Wi-Fi ๐Ÿ‘
Wi-Fi Direct ๐Ÿ‘
Bluetooth ๐Ÿ‘
Does Not Work with Alexa ๐Ÿ‘
CONS
LED Type ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Full-Array Local Dimming ๐Ÿ‘Ž
Limited Viewing Angle ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No HDR10+ ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No IMAX Enhanced ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No AMD Freesyncโ„ข ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No NVidia G-Sync ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No 4K HFR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No 2K HFR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No VRR ๐Ÿ‘Ž

Major Changes from its predecessor

A predecessor of 2020 XH81 series is 2019 XG81 series. In this section we show major changes from the predecessor.

UPGRADES Sony KD-43XH8196 Sony KD-43XG8196
Dolby Vision โœ” โœ–
Dolby Atmos โœ” โœ–

For this comparison we chose 43" version of the predecessor - model KD-43XG8196. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Sony KD-43XH8196 vs Sony KD-43XG8196 where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Selected Features

IPS Panel

Sony KD-43XH8196 has an in-plane switching (IPS) panel which is not commonly used in LCD TVs as they suffer from light leakage which lead to the lower contrast and poor HDR experience. However, this type of panel can provide better viewing angle and color accuracy compared to the VA panel.

Detailed Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for Sony KD-43XH8196.

BASICS
BrandSony
CountryUK
Series 2XH81
ModelKD-43XH8196
Release Year2020
Size43"
Bezel ColorBlack
Smart TVโœ”
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)42.5"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate50 Hz/60 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TypeLCD
Panel TypeIPS
Backlight TypeLED
LED TypeEdge LED
Backlight DimmingFrame Dimming
ColorTRILUMINOSโ„ข Display
Viewing Angleโœ–
Panel Bit Depth8 bits + FRC
Color Depth1.07 Billion
VIDEO
3D Capabilityโœ–
HDR10โœ”
HDR10+โœ–
Dolby Visionโœ”
Dolby Vision IQโœ–
HLGโœ”
Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎโœ–
IMAX Enhancedโœ–
AMD Freesyncโ„ขโœ–
NVidia G-Syncโœ–
4K HFRโœ–
2K HFRโœ–
VRRโœ–
HGIG Compatibilityโœ–
Picture ProcessorX1โ„ข 4K HDR
Frame Interploation TechniqueMotionflowโ„ข XR 400
Frame Interpolation Frequency400 Hz
Black Frame Insertionโœ”
Filmmaker Modeโœ–
Dynamic Backlight Controlโœ”
X-Realityโ„ข PROโœ” 4K
Dual database processingโœ–
Object-based Super Resolutionโœ–
Live Colorโ„ข Tech0logyโœ”
Precision Color Mappingโœ–
Super bit mappingโ„ข 4K HDRโœ–
Contrast Enhancementโœ” Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
Object-based HDR remasterโœ”
Auto Low Latency Modeโœ–
AUDIO
Speaker Channels2.0
Speaker TypeFull Range Bass Reflex x2
Speaker Power Rating10 W + 10 W
DSEEโœ”
Clear Phaseโœ”
Simulated Surround SoundS-Force Front Surround
TV Center Speaker Modeโœ–
Dolby Atmosโœ”
Dolby Digitalโœ”
Dolby Digital Plusโœ”
DTS Digital Surroundโœ”
WiSA Readyโœ–
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Inputโœ”
Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-Fiโœ”
Wi-Fi Directโœ”
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
Bluetoothโœ”
Bluetooth Version4.2
Smartphone ConnectivityChromecast built-in
Chromecastโœ”
Google Homeโœ”
Virtual Assistantโœ” Google Assistant
Works with Alexaโœ”
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.0b
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)โœ”
HDCP Version2.3
HDMI-CECโœ” BRAVIA Sync
USB Inputs2
USB 3.0 Ports1
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
IF (Satellite) Inputs1
Component Inputsโœ–
Composite Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm input
RCA Audio Outputsโœ–
3.5mm headphone Audio Outputโœ”
Optical Audio Outputโœ”
RS-232C Remoteโœ–
DLNAโœ”
OTHER
CPU Cores4
Storage16 GB
Operating SystemAndroid
Internet BrowserVewd
Content Barโœ–
Voice Commandโœ”
Light Sensorโœ”
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)โœ”
Application Storeโœ” Google Play Store
Teletextโœ”
Auto Calibration with CalMANโœ”
Picture-In-Pictureโœ–
Closed Captions(Analog) โœ–
(Digital) Subtitle
USB HDD Recordingโœ–
USB Drive Format SupportFAT16 / FAT32 / exFAT / NTFS
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPPโœ–
AV1โœ–
AVIโœ”
ASFโœ–
DivXโœ”
Flash Videoโœ–
H.263โœ”
H.264โœ”
H.265โœ”
MKVโœ”
M2TSโœ”
MP4โœ”
MPEG-4โœ–
QuickTimeโœ”
RealVideoโœ–
TSโœ–
VC-1โœ–
VP7โœ–
VP8โœ–
VP9โœ–
VOBโœ–
VROโœ–
WebMโœ”
WMVโœ”
Xvidโœ”
AUDIO FORMATS
AACโœ–
AC4โœ–
AIFFโœ–
ALACโœ–
APEโœ–
aptXโœ–
eAAC+โœ–
EAC3โœ–
FLACโœ”
HE-AACโœ–
LPCMโœ”
M4Aโœ”
MIDIโœ”
MP2โœ–
MP3โœ”
OGGโœ–
RealAudioโœ–
WMAโœ”
WAVโœ”
IMAGE FORMATS
BMPโœ–
GIFโœ”
JPEGโœ”
JPSโœ–
MPOโœ”
PNGโœ”
TUNER
Digital Tunerโœ” 1
SAT Tunerโœ”
Analog TunerB/G,D/K,I
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemDVB-T/T2
Digital Cable TV SystemDVB-C
Digital SAT TV SystemDVB-S/S2
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43
CI+โœ” 1.4
FM Radioโœ–
GENERAL
Energy EfficiencyA
Power Supply19.5 V DC with AC adapter
AC 220 V - 240 V, 50 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)Standard: 66 W
Vivid: 108 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)970 x 570 x 57 mm
38 1/4 x 22 1/2 x 2 1/4"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)970 x 630 x 286 mm
38 1/4 x 24 7/8 x 11 3/8"
Stand SizeWidth: 544 mm
21 1/2"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1070 x 695 x 141 mm
42 1/4 x 27 3/8 x 5 5/8"
One Connect Boxโœ–
VESA Wall Mountโœ”
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)100 mm x 200 mm
4" x 7 7/8"
Weight Without Stand9.4 kg (20.7 lbs)
Weight With Stand9.8 kg (21.6 lbs)
Weight of Package (Gross)14 kg (30.9 lbs)
ACCESSORIES
RemotePremium Remote
Optional AccessoriesWallmount Bracket (SU-WL450(Terminal access limitation))Depends on country selection
WARRANTY
Warranty1 Year

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