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Sony KD-43XH8505 (UK version)

SCORE:
93
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Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LED Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • TRILUMINOS™ Display
  • X1™ 4K HDR Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Content

Overview

Sony KD-43XH8505 was introduced in 2020. It has a LED screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 100 Hz/120 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible. It supports HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG.

We give Sony KD-43XH8505 TV 93 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
94
VIDEO FEATURES
93
AUDIO FEATURES
84
OTHER FEATURES
91
CONNECTIVITY
97
FORMAT SUPPORT
80
OVERALL
93

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Sony KD-43XH8505.

PROS
  High Resolution
  High Refresh Rate: 100 Hz/120 Hz
  Color Depth
  HDR10
  Dolby Vision
  HLG
  DSEE
  Clear Phase
  Dolby Atmos
  DTS Digital Surround
  Wi-Fi
  Wi-Fi Direct
  Bluetooth
  Works with Alexa
  New HDMI 2.1
  HDCP 2.3
CONS
  Edge LED
  No Full-Array Local Dimming
  Limited Viewing Angle
  No HDR10+
  No IMAX Enhanced
  No AMD Freesync™
  No NVidia G-Sync
  No 4K HFR
  No 2K HFR
  No VRR

Predecessor

A predecessor of 2020 XH85 series is 2019 XG85 series. In this section we show their comparison.

UPGRADES Sony KD-43XH8505 vs Sony KD-55XG8505
HDMI Version 2.1 vs 2.0b

DOWNGRADES Sony KD-43XH8505 vs Sony KD-55XG8505
Dual database processing vs
Super bit mapping™ 4K HDR vs
Less USB Inputs 2 vs 3
RS-232C Remote vs
USB HDD Recording vs
Lower Energy Efficiency Class B vs A

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the predecessor - model KD-55XG8505. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Sony KD-43XH8505 vs Sony KD-55XG8505 where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Selected Features

VA Panel

Sony KD-43XH8505 has a vertical alignment (VA) panel which is most commonly used in LCD TVs as it provides deeper blacks compared to the IPS panel. However, it is still limited with the viewing angle compared to the IPS panel or OLED display.

HDR10

Sony KD-43XH8505 supports HDR10 which was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It is not backward compatible with SDR. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits of brightness and uses 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.

Dolby Vision

This TV also supports Dolby Vision which is an update to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits maximum brightness on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and support up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.

Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for Sony KD-43XH8505.

BASICS
BrandSony
SeriesXH85
ModelKD-43XH8505
Size43"
CountryUK
Release Year2020
Bezel ColorBlack
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Display TypeLED
Actual Size (Diagonal)42.5"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Panel TypeVA
LED TypeEdge LED
Backlight DimmingFrame Dimming
ColorTRILUMINOS™ Display
Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth8 bits + FRC
Color Depth1.07 Billion
VIDEO
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision IQ
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture ProcessorX1™ 4K HDR
Frame Interploation TechniqueMotionflow™ XR 800
Frame Interpolation Frequency800 Hz
Black Frame Insertion
Filmmaker Mode
Dynamic Backlight Control
X-Reality™ PRO 4K
Dual database processing
Object-based Super Resolution
Live Color™ Tech0logy
Precision Color Mapping
Super bit mapping™ 4K HDR
Contrast Enhancement Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
Object-based HDR remaster
Auto Low Latency Mode
AUDIO
Speaker Channels2.0
Speaker TypeFull Range Bass Reflex x2
Speaker Poer Rating10 W + 10 W
DSEE
Clear Phase
Simulated Surround SoundS-Force Front Surround
TV Center Speaker Mode
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS Digital Surround
WiSA Ready
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Input
Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version4.2
Smartphone ConnectivityChromecast built-in
Chromecast
Google Home
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant
Works with Alexa
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.1
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC
HDCP Version2.3
HDMI-CEC BRAVIA Sync
USB Inputs2
USB 3.0 Ports1
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
IF (Satellite) Inputs2
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
DLNA
OTHER
CPU Cores4
Storage16 GB
Operating SystemAndroid
Internet BrowserVewd
Content Bar
Voice Command
Light Sensor
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
Application Store Google Play Store
Teletext
Auto Calibration with CalMAN
Picture-In-Picture
Closed Captions(Analog)
(Digital) Subtitle
USB HDD Recording
USB Drive Format SupportFAT16 / FAT32 / exFAT / NTFS
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPP
AV1
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER
Digital Tuner 2
SAT Tuner
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+ 1.4
FM Radio
GENERAL
Energy EfficiencyB
Power Supply19.5 V DC with AC adapter
AC 220 V - 240 V, 50 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)89 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)965 x 569 x 58 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)965 x 624 x 264 mm
Stand SizeWidth: 509 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1070 x 695 x 148 mm
One Connect Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)100 mm x 200 mm
4" x 7 7/8"
Weight Without Stand10.8 kg
Weight With Stand11.3 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)14 kg
Warranty1 Year
ACCESSORIES
RemoteStandard Remote
Optional AccessoriesWallmount Bracket (SU-WL450(Terminal access limitation))Depends on country selection

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