Sony KD-43XH8196

Sony KD-43XG8196

SCORE:
90
SCORE:
88

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
  • TRILUMINOS™ Display
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing Sony KD-43XH8196 to Sony KD-43XG8196 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 KD-43XH8196 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-43XH8196

Sony KD-43XG8196

DISPLAY
88
VIDEO FEATURES
93
AUDIO FEATURES
84
OTHER FEATURES
87
CONNECTIVITY
95
FORMAT SUPPORT
80
OVERALL
90
DISPLAY
87
VIDEO FEATURES
89
AUDIO FEATURES
78
OTHER FEATURES
89
CONNECTIVITY
95
FORMAT SUPPORT
80
OVERALL
88

Selected Features

IPS Panels

Both TVs have in-plane switching (IPS) panels. Such panels are 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 panels can provide better viewing angles and color accuracy compared to the VA panels.

HDR10

Sony KD-43XH8196 and Sony KD-43XG8196 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-43XH8196

Sony KD-43XH8196 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-43XH8196

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Sony KD-43XH8196 over Sony KD-43XG8196.

Sony KD-43XH8196 vs Sony KD-43XG8196
Dolby Vision vs
Object-based HDR remaster vs
Dolby Atmos vs
Newer Bluetooth Version 4.2 vs 4.1
Auto Calibration with CalMAN vs

Advantage of Sony KD-43XG8196

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Sony KD-43XG8196 over Sony KD-43XH8196.

Sony KD-43XH8196 vs Sony KD-43XG8196
More USB Inputs 2 vs 3
USB HDD Recording vs

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

STRENGTHS
👍   High Resolution
👍   Color Depth
👍   HDR10
👍   HLG
👍   DSEE
👍   Clear Phase
👍   DTS Digital Surround
👍   Wi-Fi
👍   Wi-Fi Direct
👍   Bluetooth
👍   Works with Alexa
👍   HDCP 2.3
WEAKNESSES
👎   LED Type
👎   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

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-43XH8196 and here - Sony KD-43XG8196.

BASICS Sony KD-43XH8196 Sony KD-43XG8196
BrandSonySony
CountryUKUK
Series 2XH81XG81
ModelKD-43XH8196KD-43XG8196
Release Year20202019
Size43"43"
Smart TV
DISPLAY Sony KD-43XH8196 Sony KD-43XG8196
Display TypeLEDLED
Actual Size (Diagonal)42.5"42.5"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate50 Hz/60 Hz50 Hz/60 Hz
Screen DesignFlatFlat
Panel TypeIPSIPS
LED TypeEdge LEDEdge LED
Backlight DimmingFrame DimmingFrame Dimming
ColorTRILUMINOS™ DisplayTRILUMINOS™ Display
Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth8 bits + FRC8 bits + FRC
Color Depth1.07 Billion1.07 Billion
VIDEO Sony KD-43XH8196 Sony KD-43XG8196
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 HDR
Frame Interploation TechniqueMotionflow™ XR 400Motionflow™ XR 400
Frame Interpolation Frequency400 Hz400 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-43XH8196 Sony KD-43XG8196
Speaker Channels2.02
Speaker TypeFull Range Bass Reflex x2Full Range Bass Reflex x2
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-43XH8196 Sony KD-43XG8196
Ethernet Input
Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TX10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Direct
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
Video & TV SideView (iOS/Android)
Chromecast
Google Home
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant Google Assistant
Works with Alexa
HDMI Inputs44
HDMI Version2.0b2.0b
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
HDCP Version2.32.3
HDMI-CEC BRAVIA Sync BRAVIA Sync
USB Inputs23
USB 3.0 Ports11
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs11
IF (Satellite) Inputs11
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 Sony KD-43XH8196 Sony KD-43XG8196
CPU Cores44
Storage16 GB16 GB
Operating SystemAndroid Android
Internet BrowserVewdVewd
Content Bar
Voice Command
Light Sensor
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
Application Store Google Play Store Google Play Store
Teletext
Auto Calibration with CalMAN
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-43XH8196 Sony KD-43XG8196
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-43XH8196 Sony KD-43XG8196
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS Sony KD-43XH8196 Sony KD-43XG8196
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER Sony KD-43XH8196 Sony KD-43XG8196
Digital Tuner 1 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerB/G,D/K,IB/G,D/K,I
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemDVB-T/T2DVB-T/T2
Digital Cable TV SystemDVB-CDVB-C
Digital SAT TV SystemDVB-S/S2DVB-S/S2
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43PAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43
CI+ 1.4 1.4
FM Radio
GENERAL Sony KD-43XH8196 Sony KD-43XG8196
Ener1y E22iciencyAA
Power Supply19.5 V DC with AC adapter
AC 220 V - 240 V, 50 Hz
19.5 V DC with AC adapter
AC 220 V - 240 V, 50 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)Standard: 66 W
Vivid: 108 W
Standard: 69 W
Vivid: 111 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"
970 mm x 570 mm x 57 mm
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"
970 mm x 630 mm x 262 mm
Stand SizeWidth: 544 mm / 21 1/2"Width: 635 mm
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"
1070 mm x 695 mm x 141 mm
One Connect Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)100 mm x 200 mm
4" x 7 7/8"
100 mm x 200 mm
Weight Without Stand9.4 kg (20.7 lbs)9.6 kg
Weight With Stand9.8 kg (21.6 lbs)10.2 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)14 kg (30.9 lbs)15 kg
Warranty1 Year1 Year
ACCESSORIES Sony KD-43XH8196 Sony KD-43XG8196
Optional AccessoriesWallmount Bracket (SU-WL450(Terminal access limitation))Depends on country selectionWallmount Bracket (SU-WL450(Terminal access limitation))Depends on country selection

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