Sony KD-43XG8196 (UK version)

SCORE:
88
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Highlights

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

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Overview

Sony KD-43XG8196 was introduced in 2019. It has a LED screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 50 Hz/60 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible. It supports HDR10 and HLG.

We give Sony KD-43XG8196 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
87
VIDEO FEATURES
89
AUDIO FEATURES
78
OTHER FEATURES
89
CONNECTIVITY
95
FORMAT SUPPORT
80
OVERALL
88

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Sony KD-43XG8196.

PROS
👍   High Resolution
👍   Color Depth
👍   HDR10
👍   HLG
👍   DSEE
👍   Clear Phase
👍   DTS Digital Surround
👍   Wi-Fi
👍   Wi-Fi Direct
👍   Bluetooth
👍   Works with Alexa
👍   HDCP 2.3
CONS
👎   LED Type
👎   No Full-Array Local Dimming
👎   Limited Viewing Angle
👎   No HDR10+
👎   No Dolby Vision
👎   No IMAX Enhanced
👎   No AMD Freesync™
👎   No NVidia G-Sync
👎   No 4K HFR
👎   No 2K HFR
👎   No VRR
👎   No Dolby Atmos

Selected Features

IPS Panel

Sony KD-43XG8196 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.

HDR10

Sony KD-43XG8196 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.

Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for Sony KD-43XG8196.

BASICS
BrandSony
CountryUK
Series 2XG81
ModelKD-43XG8196
Release Year2019
Size43"
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Display TypeLED
Actual Size (Diagonal)42.5"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate50 Hz/60 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Panel TypeIPS
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
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture Processor
Frame Interploation TechniqueMotionflow™ XR 400
Frame Interpolation Frequency400 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
Speaker TypeFull Range Bass Reflex x2
Speaker Poer Rating10 W + 10 W
DSEE
Sound ProcessingClearAudio+
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 ProtocolIEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version4.1
Smartphone ConnectivityChromecast built-in
Video & TV SideView (iOS/Android)
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 Inputs3
USB 3.0 Ports1
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
IF (Satellite) Inputs1
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
DLNA
OTHER
SoCMediaTek MT5596
CPUARM Cortex-A53
CPU Cores4
CPU Frequency1100 MHz
GPUARM Mali-T860 MP2
GPU Cores2
GPU Frequency700 MHz
RAM3 GB
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
PVR Function
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 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
Ener1y E22iciencyA
Power Supply19.5 V DC with AC adapter
AC 220 V - 240 V, 50 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)Standard: 69 W
Vivid: 111 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)970 mm x 570 mm x 57 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)970 mm x 630 mm x 262 mm
Stand SizeWidth: 635 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)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
Weight Without Stand9.6 kg
Weight With Stand10.2 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)15 kg
Warranty1 Year
ACCESSORIES
Optional AccessoriesWallmount Bracket (SU-WL450(Terminal access limitation))Depends on country selection

Successor

The 2019 XG81 series has a successor - 2020 XH81 series. Let us now display the major changes that the successor brought.


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