Sony XBR-43X800H Review and Specs

Sony XBR-43X800H (USA version)

SCORE:
70

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LCD Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • TRILUMINOS™ Display
  • X1™ 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 70 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
65
VIDEO FEATURES
79
AUDIO FEATURES
64
OTHER FEATURES
59
CONNECTIVITY
89
FORMAT SUPPORT
50
OVERALL
70

Pros and Cons

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

The TV has strengths such as Color Depth, Contrast Ratio, HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG, DSEE, Clear Phase, Dolby Atmos and DTS Digital Surround. And it has weaknesses sush as 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, Few Speaker Channels, no TV Center Speaker Mode, no WiSA Ready and no NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0).

PROS
Color Depth 👍
Contrast Ratio 👍
HDR10 👍
Dolby Vision 👍
HLG 👍
DSEE 👍
Clear Phase 👍
Dolby Atmos 👍
DTS Digital Surround 👍
CONS
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 👎
Few Speaker Channels 👎
No TV Center Speaker Mode 👎
No WiSA Ready 👎
No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) 👎

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
Dolby Atmos

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
Country VersionUSA
SeriesX800H
ModelXBR-43X800H
Release Year2020
Size43"
Bezel ColorBlack
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)42.5"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate50 Hz/60 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TechnologyLCD
Panel TypeIPS
Backlight TypeLED
LED TypeEdge LED
Backlight DimmingFrame Dimming
ColorTRILUMINOS™ Display
Viewing Angle
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 Ratio1100∶1
Input Lag10 ms
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 240
Frame Interpolation Frequency240 Hz
Black Frame Insertion
Filmmaker Mode
Dynamic Backlight Control
X-Reality™ PRO 4K
Dual database processing
Object-based Super Resolution
Live Color™ Technology
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 Type and ConfigurationFull Range Bass Reflex x2
Speaker Power 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 ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version4.2
Smartphone ConnectivityChromecast built-in
Chromecast
Google Home
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant
Works with Alexa
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.0b
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
HDCP Version2.3
HDMI-CEC BRAVIA Sync
USB Inputs2
USB 3.0 Ports1
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
IF (Satellite) Inputs
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm input
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) Closed Caption
(Digital) Closed Caption
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 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerNTSC-M
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43
FM Radio
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 Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Dimensions (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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