Sony KD-43XH8096

Sony FW-65X9001E

SCORE:
89
SCORE:
90

Highlights

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

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LED Display
  • HDR10, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • TRILUMINOS™ Display
  • X1™ Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing Sony KD-43XH8096 to Sony FW-65X9001E to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them which will help you in making a correct decision before the purchase. Both models have the same 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and they both support HDR.

We have evaluated the TVs from available features and specifications. Sony FW-65X9001E gets higher overall score in our ranking system which is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

Sony KD-43XH8096

Sony FW-65X9001E

DISPLAY
87
VIDEO FEATURES
93
AUDIO FEATURES
84
OTHER FEATURES
87
CONNECTIVITY
95
FORMAT SUPPORT
80
OVERALL
89
DISPLAY
91
VIDEO FEATURES
90
AUDIO FEATURES
80
OTHER FEATURES
86
CONNECTIVITY
97
FORMAT SUPPORT
80
OVERALL
90

Selected Features

VA Panel on Sony FW-65X9001E

Sony FW-65X9001E has a vertical alignment (VA) panel. Such panels are most commonly used in LCD TVs as they provide deeper blacks compared to the IPS panels. However, they are still limited with the viewing angles compared to the IPS panels or OLED displays.

Full-Array Local Dimming on Sony FW-65X9001E

Sony FW-65X9001E has Full-Array Local Dimming technology with multiple zones throughout the display. Individual zones of LEDs can light up independently which enhances black levels, shadow details and decreases level of light bleed in dark parts of the image. This gives higher contrast with increased picture quality which is very important for HDR reproduction. Higher number of zones gives better control over local dimming and less blooming around the bright objects and subtitles. Sony FW-65X9001E has 45 zones.

HDR10

Sony KD-43XH8096 and Sony FW-65X9001E support 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 on Sony KD-43XH8096

Sony KD-43XH8096 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 on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and supports up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.

Advantage of Sony KD-43XH8096

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Sony KD-43XH8096 over Sony FW-65X9001E.

Sony KD-43XH8096 vs Sony FW-65X9001E
Higher Rec.2020 Color Space Coverage 70% vs 65%
Higher DCI P3 Color Space Coverage 95% vs 87%
Lower Input Lag 10 ms vs 32 ms
Dolby Vision vs
Dolby Atmos vs
Newer Bluetooth Version 4.2 vs 4.1
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant vs
HDCP Version 2.3 vs 2.2
More IF (Satellite) Connection Inputs 1 vs
More Tuners (SAT) vs

Advantage of Sony FW-65X9001E

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Sony FW-65X9001E over Sony KD-43XH8096.

Sony KD-43XH8096 vs Sony FW-65X9001E
Higher Refresh Rate 50 Hz/60 Hz vs 100 Hz/120 Hz
LED Type Edge LED vs Direct LED
Backlight Dimming Frame Dimming vs Full Array Local Dimming
Higher Panel Bit Depth 8 bits + FRC vs 10 bits
Higher Brightness 400 nits vs 550 nits
Higher Peak Brightness 550 nits vs 900 nits
Higher Contrast Ratio 1100∶1 vs 4000∶1
Higher Frame Interpolation Frequency 400 Hz vs 1000 Hz
Super bit mapping™ 4K HDR vs
More USB Inputs 2 vs 3
Component Inputs vs 1 (hybrid with Composite)
Composite Inputs 1 via A/V 3.5mm input vs 2 (1 via A/V 3.5mm input/1 hybrid with Component)
RS-232C Remote vs 1
Content Bar vs

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

STRENGTHS
👍   High Resolution
👍   Color Depth
👍   HDR10
👍   HLG
👍   DSEE
👍   Clear Phase
👍   DTS Digital Surround
👍   Wi-Fi
👍   Bluetooth
👍   Works with Alexa
WEAKNESSES
👎   Limited Viewing Angle
👎   No HDR10+
👎   No IMAX Enhanced
👎   No AMD Freesync™
👎   No NVidia G-Sync
👎   No 4K HFR
👎   No 2K HFR
👎   No VRR

Specifications

And in the end we display all the specifications which are present for both models.

Note: The following table shows only those details which are applicable for both models and excludes the ones that are applicable for only one model. If you want to see a full list of specs for each model please visit their individual pages here - Sony KD-43XH8096 and here - Sony FW-65X9001E.

BASICS Sony KD-43XH8096 Sony FW-65X9001E
BrandSonySony
CountryUKAsia and Oceania
Series 2XH80X90E
ModelKD-43XH8096FW-65X9001E
Release Year20202017
Size43"65"
Smart TV
DISPLAY Sony KD-43XH8096 Sony FW-65X9001E
Display TypeLEDLED
Actual Size (Diagonal)42.5"64.5" (163.9 cm)
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate50 Hz/60 Hz100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlatFlat
Panel TypeIPSVA
LED TypeEdge LEDDirect LED
Backlight DimmingFrame DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
ColorTRILUMINOS™ DisplayTRILUMINOS™ Display
Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth8 bits + FRC10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion1.07 Billion
Rec.2020 Color Space Coverage70%65%
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage95%87%
Brightness400 nits550 nits
Peak Brightness550 nits900 nits
Contrast Ratio1100∶14000∶1
Input Lag10 ms32 ms
VIDEO Sony KD-43XH8096 Sony FW-65X9001E
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture ProcessorX1™ 4K HDRX1™
Frame Interploation TechniqueMotionflow™ XR 400Motionflow™ XR 1000
Frame Interpolation Frequency400 Hz1000 Hz
Black Frame Insertion
Filmmaker Mode
Dynamic Backlight Control
X-Reality™ PRO 4K 4K
Dual database processing
Object-based Super Resolution
Live Color™ Tech0logy
Precision Color Mapping
Super bit mapping™ 4K HDR
Contrast Enhancement Dynamic Contrast Enhancer Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
Object-based HDR remaster
Auto Low Latency Mode
AUDIO Sony KD-43XH8096 Sony FW-65X9001E
Speaker TypeFull Range Bass Reflex x2Bass Reflex Speaker
Speaker Poer Rating10 W + 10 W10 W + 10 W
DSEE
Clear Phase
Simulated Surround SoundS-Force Front SurroundS-Force Front Surround
TV Center Speaker Mode
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS Digital Surround
WiSA Ready
CONNECTIVITY Sony KD-43XH8096 Sony FW-65X9001E
Ethernet Input
Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TX10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11a/b/g/n/acIEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version4.24.1
Smartphone ConnectivityChromecast built-inChromecast built-in
Screen mirroring (Miracast™)
Video & TV SideView (iOS/Android)
Chromecast
Google Home
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant
Works with Alexa
HDMI Inputs44
HDMI Version2.0b2.0
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
HDCP Version2.32.2
HDMI-CEC BRAVIA Sync BRAVIA Sync
USB Inputs23
USB 3.0 Ports11
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs11
IF (Satellite) Inputs1
Component Inputs1 (hybrid with Composite)
Composite Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm input2 (1 via A/V 3.5mm input/1 hybrid with Component)
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote1
DLNA
OTHER Sony KD-43XH8096 Sony FW-65X9001E
CPU Cores44
Storage16 GB16 GB
Operating SystemAndroid Android
Internet BrowserVewdOpera
Content Bar
Voice Command
Light Sensor
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
Application Store Google Play Store Google Play Store
Teletext
Picture-In-Picture
Closed Captions(Analog)
(Digital) Subtitle
(Analog)
(Digital) Subtitle
USB HDD Recording
USB Drive Format SupportFAT16 / FAT32 / exFAT / NTFSFAT16 / FAT32 / exFAT / NTFS
VIDEO FORMATS Sony KD-43XH8096 Sony FW-65X9001E
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 Sony KD-43XH8096 Sony FW-65X9001E
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS Sony KD-43XH8096 Sony FW-65X9001E
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER Sony KD-43XH8096 Sony FW-65X9001E
Digital Tuner 1 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerB/G,D/K,IB/G,D/K,I,M
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemDVB-T/T2DVB-T/T2
Digital Cable TV SystemDVB-C
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43PAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43
FM Radio
GENERAL Sony KD-43XH8096 Sony FW-65X9001E
Ener1y E22iciencyAA
Power Supply19.5 V DC with AC adapter
AC 220 V - 240 V, 50 Hz
Except models with AC adapter:
110 V - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz

Models with supplied AC adapter:
24 V DC with AC adapter
Rating: Input 100 V - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)Standard: 66 W
Vivid: 108 W
212 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W0.5 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"
1447 mm x 830 mm x 60 mm
57" x 32-3/4" x 2-3/8"
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"
1447 mm x 895 mm x 259 mm
57" x 35-1/4" x 10-1/4"
Stand SizeWidth: 544 mm / 21 1/2"Width: 500 mm (19-3/4")
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"
1553 mm x 955 mm x 191 mm
61-1/4" x 37-5/8" x 7-5/8"
One Connect Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)100 mm x 200 mm
4" x 7 7/8"
300 mm x 300 mm
11-7/8" x 11-7/8"
Weight Without Stand9.4 kg (20.7 lbs)22 kg (48.5 lbs)
Weight With Stand9.8 kg (21.6 lbs)23.2 kg (51.2 lbs)
Weight of Package (Gross)14 kg (30.9 lbs)33 kg (72.7 lbs)
Warranty1 Year1 Year
ACCESSORIES Sony KD-43XH8096 Sony FW-65X9001E
Optional AccessoriesWallmount Bracket (SU-WL450(Terminal access limitation))Depends on country selectionWall-Mount Bracket SU-WL450 (not supplied)

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