Sony KD-43XH8196 Review and Specs

Sony KD-43XH8196 (UK version)

SCORE:
65

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LCD Display
  • HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • TRILUMINOS™ Display
  • No
  • X1™ 4K HDR Processor

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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 65 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
58
VIDEO FEATURES
72
AUDIO FEATURES
62
OTHER FEATURES
69
CONNECTIVITY
82
FORMAT SUPPORT
45
OVERALL
65

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 Yes No
Dolby Atmos Yes No

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.

Pros and Cons

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

PROS
High Resolution 👍
Color Depth 👍
HDR10 👍
Dolby Vision 👍
HLG 👍
DSEE 👍
Clear Phase 👍
Dolby Atmos 👍
DTS Digital Surround 👍
CONS
Low Refresh Rate 👎
LED Type 👎
Limited Viewing Angle 👎
No 3D Capability 👎
No HDR10+ 👎
No Advanced HDR by Technicolor® 👎
No IMAX Enhanced 👎
No AMD Freesync™ 👎
No NVidia G-Sync 👎
No 4K HFR 👎
No 2K HFR 👎
No VRR 👎
No HGIG Compatibility 👎
No Filmmaker Mode 👎
No TV Center Speaker Mode 👎
No WiSA Ready 👎

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 TVYes
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
ColorTRILUMINOS™ Display
Viewing AngleNo
Panel Bit Depth8 bits + FRC
Color Depth1.07 Billion
VIDEO
3D CapabilityNo
HDR10Yes
HDR10+No
Dolby VisionYes
Dolby Vision IQNo
HLGYes
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®No
IMAX EnhancedNo
AMD Freesync™No
NVidia G-SyncNo
4K HFRNo
2K HFRNo
VRRNo
HGIG CompatibilityNo
Picture ProcessorX1™ 4K HDR
Frame Interploation TechniqueMotionflow™ XR 400
Frame Interpolation Frequency400 Hz
Black Frame InsertionYes
Filmmaker ModeNo
Dynamic Backlight ControlYes
X-Reality™ PROYes 4K
Dual database processingNo
Object-based Super ResolutionNo
Live Color™ Tech0logyYes
Precision Color MappingNo
Super bit mapping™ 4K HDRNo
Contrast EnhancementYes Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
Object-based HDR remasterYes
Auto Low Latency ModeNo
AUDIO
Speaker Channels2.0
Speaker TypeFull Range Bass Reflex x2
Speaker Power Rating10 W + 10 W
DSEEYes
Clear PhaseYes
Simulated Surround SoundS-Force Front Surround
TV Center Speaker ModeNo
Dolby AtmosYes
Dolby DigitalYes
Dolby Digital PlusYes
DTS Digital SurroundYes
WiSA ReadyNo
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet InputYes
Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi DirectYes
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
BluetoothYes
Bluetooth Version4.2
Smartphone ConnectivityChromecast built-in
ChromecastYes
Google HomeYes
Virtual AssistantYes Google Assistant
Works with AlexaYes
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.0b
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)Yes
HDCP Version2.3
HDMI-CECYes BRAVIA Sync
USB Inputs2
USB 3.0 Ports1
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
IF (Satellite) Inputs1
Component InputsNo
Composite Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm input
RCA Audio OutputsNo
3.5mm headphone Audio OutputYes
Optical Audio OutputYes
RS-232C RemoteNo
DLNAYes
OTHER
CPU Cores4
Storage16 GB
Operating SystemAndroid
Internet BrowserVewd
Content BarNo
Voice CommandYes
Light SensorYes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)Yes
Application StoreYes Google Play Store
TeletextYes
Auto Calibration with CalMANYes
Picture-In-PictureNo
Closed Captions(Analog) No
(Digital) Subtitle
USB HDD RecordingNo
USB Drive Format SupportFAT16 / FAT32 / exFAT / NTFS
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPPNo
AV1No
AVIYes
ASFNo
DivXYes
Flash VideoNo
H.263Yes
H.264Yes
H.265Yes
MKVYes
M2TSYes
MP4Yes
MPEG-4No
QuickTimeYes
RealVideoNo
TSNo
VC-1No
VP7No
VP8No
VP9No
VOBNo
VRONo
WebMYes
WMVYes
XvidYes
AUDIO FORMATS
AACNo
AC4No
AIFFNo
ALACNo
APENo
aptXNo
eAAC+No
EAC3No
FLACYes
HE-AACNo
LPCMYes
M4AYes
MIDIYes
MP2No
MP3Yes
OGGNo
RealAudioNo
WMAYes
WAVYes
IMAGE FORMATS
BMPNo
GIFYes
JPEGYes
JPSNo
MPOYes
PNGYes
TUNER
Digital TunerYes 1
SAT TunerYes
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+Yes 1.4
FM RadioNo
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 BoxNo
VESA Wall MountYes
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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