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Sony KD43XE8396

Sony KD43XE8396
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Reviews
62 Reviews
78
Features
Good Features
74
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
75
Age
2 Years Old
88
Running Costs
£85 Over 5 Years
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
An astoundingly highly rated and very economical to run 4K 43" TV, with a good spec. It's brilliant value for money and very easy to use, and well designed.
4K 43" No No Dec 2015 A
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With outstanding reviews and low running costs, we have scored the Sony KD43XE8396 as follows:

78

78
Kagoo Score
95
Reviews
78
Features
74
Popularity
76
Age
88
Running Costs

78

78
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 78?

It has great user reviews with an average user rating of 90%, based on 62 reviews. Looking across the entire Samsung television range, the average reviews for all Samsung televisions are also excellent.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer TVs with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest televisions 2018.
This Sony TV has an efficiency rating of A, and its running costs of £85 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 6,926 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
The KD43XE8396 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4K
Supports Wi-Fi
4K HDR immerses you in every moment
Enhanced images using x-reality pro and triluminos display technology
Does not feature OLED / QLED technology
Not 3D

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each TV by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age, value for money and running costs.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the TV is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec TVs come to market, the older TVs will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

What is This TV Best Used For?

95
Reviews

Average Review Score

4.5 stars (62 reviews).

69%

of Customers Would Recommend
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What Are People Saying About the Sony KD43XE8396?

picture quality
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sound quality
36
1
price
64
3
noise level
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9
ease of use
57
0
design
56
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features
19
1
smart features
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0
environmental considerations
7
0

How Good Are Sony TVs?

We have checked 16,517 expert reviews and 439,961 user reviews for TVs available online and used this data to determine an average rating for Sony TVs of 89%. This makes Sony the 3rd best rated television brand according to customer reviews.

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Features

Key Features

Average Display Diagonal
4K
Does Not Feature OLED / QLED Technology
Not 3D
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports Bluetooth
Features Voice Control
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote
Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)
Average Display Diagonal
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The display diagonal of the KD43XE8396 of 43" is pretty standard compared to most other TVs. It is larger than 47% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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4K

The highest resolution of the KD43XE8396 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD TV, which is the most common resolution. The worst resolution of all TVs is HD Ready and the best is 8K. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Does Not Feature OLED / QLED Technology

Like most other TVs, the KD43XE8396 does not feature OLED / QLED technology. 98% of TVs do not feature OLED / QLED technology.

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Not 3D

Like most other TVs, the Sony KD43XE8396 is not 3D. 79% of TVs are not 3D.

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Supports Wi-Fi
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The KD43XE8396 supports Wi-Fi. 53% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Bluetooth

The Sony KD43XE8396 supports Bluetooth, unlike 87% of TVs which do not support Bluetooth.

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Features Voice Control

The KD43XE8396 features voice control, unlike 90% of TVs which do not feature voice control.

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Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The KD43XE8396 is Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. 71% of TVs are not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The KD43XE8396 supports smartphones being used as a remote. 89% of TVs do not support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The KD43XE8396 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR), which is unusual. 96% of televisions do not support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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Slower Than Average Motion Interpolation Frequency

The Sony KD43XE8396's motion interpolation frequency of only 50Hz is in the slowest 1% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. The motion interpolation frequencies of TVs range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 350Hz.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The KD43XE8396 supports screen mirroring, which is unusual. 91% of TVs do not support screen mirroring.

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Faster Than Average High Frequency Rate

The KD43XE8396's high frequency rate of 400Hz is faster than average when compared to most other TVs. It is faster than 87% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. The average high frequency rate of all TVs is 190Hz, with the slowest being 50Hz and the fastest being 3,000Hz.

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Only 3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The KD43XE8396 supports a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. TVs resolutions range from 4K UHD (2160p) pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Only Supports Netflix and YouTube

The KD43XE8396 has a greater number of video apps than most TVs. This television supports Netflix, which is the most frequently supported video app supported by TVs. The video app "YouTube" is also supported by this TV.

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Popularity

Popularity

The Sony KD43XE8396 is currently ranked number 1453 across all TVs.
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Age

Release Date

Sony released the KD43XE8396 in December 2015.

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When Are Most New Sony TVs Released?

February to March is the most common period for new Sony televisions to be released in. If you want the latest Sony TV technology you may be best waiting until February 2019. It's also worth keeping in mind that the price of the current Sony TVs tend to drop off when the next models are released. The biggest month in 2017 for new Sony television releases was February, with 33 new Sony TVs released that month. In 2016 most new Sony televisions were released in February as well, with 29 new Sony televisions released that month. 25 new Sony televisions were released in March 2015 making it the biggest month that year for new Sony TV releases.

How Fast Do Sony TV Prices Drop After Release?

Most TVs drop in price by 17% in the first 6 months after release, however Sony TVs tend to depreciate faster. On average, in the first 6 months after release, Sony TVs drop in price by 23%. That means a saving of £208 on a typical £913 new Sony TV if you wait 6 months before buying.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The efficiency rating of this television is A. Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the KD43XE8396 will cost £85 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 6,926 TVs.

Running Costs

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Electricity cost when switched on £93.07
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Total running cost over 5 years £93.07
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Energy Rating
0.42T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.42 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer's Description

Top features: - 4K HDR immerses you in every moment.

Enhanced images using X.

Reality Pro and Triluminos Display technology.

Smart Android TV lets you stream and catch-up with your favourite shows 4K HDR Experience incredible picture quality in exceptional 4K Ultra HD resolution with the Sony BRAVIA KD43XE8396 43"Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV. HDR technology enhances every image for rich contrast and true to life colours. Enhanced images Designed to enhance every the picture even further, X.

Reality Pro technology analyses every scene and improves the colour, contrast and detail for a truly beautiful image. And because the Sony BRAVIA XE8396 has a Triluminos Display, it produces a wider colour palette for accurate and vivid hues, as well as natural skin tones. Smart Android TV Discover more to watch, play and see with Android Smart TV. You.

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Sony KD43XE8396 Specification

Key Features
HD Type
Display Diagonal
OLED / QLED Technology
Display
3D
High Frequency Rate
LED Backlighting Type
Display Resolution
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Built-in Speaker
Smart TV
Video App
Screen Mirroring
Lifestyle Apps
Smart TV
Smart Modes
News Apps
Operating System Installed
Other Features
Sound Enhancement Technology
Multimedia
Speakers
Picture Enhancement
DVB
Smart TV Applications
Packaging Content
Material
Design
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Colour
VESA Mounting
Power
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption (Typical)
Annual Energy Consumption
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Performance
Smartphones Being Used As a Remote
Digital Video Recording (DVR)
Noise Reduction
Hard Drive Capacity
Google Application
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand Included
Handheld Remote Control
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet Port
Management Features
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Voice Control
Number of OSD Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)
Ports & Interfaces
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Special Features
X-Reality PRO
Triluminos Display

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

samsung kd43xe8396, sony kd43xe8396

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