Sony XBR-43X800H Review and Specs
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Sony XBR-43X800H (USA version)

SCORE:
88

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 XBR-43X800H Overview

Sony XBR-43X800H 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 and can reach 550 nits of peak brightness. It supports HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG.

We give Sony XBR-43X800H TV 88 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
81
CONNECTIVITY
95
FORMAT SUPPORT
80
OVERALL
88

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Sony XBR-43X800H.

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
No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) ๐Ÿ‘Ž

Major Changes from its predecessor

A predecessor of 2020 X800H series is 2019 X800G series. In this section we show major changes from the predecessor.

UPGRADES Sony XBR-43X800H Sony XBR-43X800G
Dolby Vision โœ” โœ–
Dolby Atmos โœ” โœ–

For this comparison we chose 43" version of the predecessor - model XBR-43X800G. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Sony XBR-43X800H vs Sony XBR-43X800G where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Selected Features

IPS Panel

Sony XBR-43X800H 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 XBR-43X800H.

BASICS
BrandSony
CountryUSA
Series 2X800H
ModelXBR-43X800H
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
Rec.2020 Color Space Coverage70%
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage95%
Brightness400 nits
Peak Brightness550 nits
Contrast Ratio1100โˆถ1
Input Lag10 ms
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 240
Frame Interpolation Frequency240 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) Inputsโœ–
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) Closed Caption
(Digital) Closed Caption
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 TunerNTSC-M
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)โœ–
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43
FM Radioโœ–
GENERAL
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)97 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
RemoteStandard Remote
WARRANTY
Warranty1 Year

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