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Sony KD43XE8396

Sony KD43XE8396

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Our Verdict:
A very economical to run but 2 year old 43" 4K TV, with good features
No 43" 4K No Dec 2015 A
OLED / QLED Technology Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Release Date Energy Efficiency
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Sony KD43XE8396 Review

With low running costs but at over 2 years old, we have scored the Sony KD43XE8396 as follows:
78
Features
Good Features
78
Age
2 Years Old
87
Running Costs
£85 Over 5 Years
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

Looking across the entire Samsung TV range, the average reviews for all Samsung TVs are excellent.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better televisions are available. View the latest televisions 2018.
This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A, and its running costs of £85 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 6,363 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It 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 This TV Best Used For?

65
Watching Films
Good
65
Watching Sport
Good
67
Playing Games
Good

How Big is the Sony KD43XE8396?

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Sony KD43XE8396 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony TVs Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 5,187 user and expert reviews (including 2,422 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has very good reviews compared to other brands. 94% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

This Sony television is rated A for energy efficiency. The KD43XE8396 has an average running cost of £85 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 6,363 TVs.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This television was released in December 2015.

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Features

Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Sony KD43XE8396 of 43" is relatively average compared to most other TVs. It is larger than 45% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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4K

The Sony KD43XE8396 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD TV, which is the most frequently found resolution. The resolution of all TVs ranges from HD Ready (worst) to 8K (best). 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

The KD43XE8396 does not feature OLED / QLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED / QLED technology.

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Not 3D

The KD43XE8396 is not 3D, although this is within the context that 79% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Supports Wi-Fi

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The Sony KD43XE8396 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 54% of TVs which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Only Supports Netflix and YouTube

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

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Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

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

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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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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

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

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Faster Than Average High Frequency Rate

The slowest high frequency rate of TVs is 50Hz, the fastest is 3,000Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 190Hz. The KD43XE8396's high frequency rate of 400Hz is faster than 91% of all televisions when ordered by this feature.

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Slower Than Average Motion Interpolation Frequency

The Sony KD43XE8396's motion interpolation frequency of only 50Hz is very slow compared to most other TVs. It is in the slowest 4% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. The slowest motion interpolation frequency of TVs is 50Hz, the fastest is 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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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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Only 3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution supported by the KD43XE8396 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. Across all TVs the worst resolution is 4K Ultra HD pixels and the best is 5120 x 2160 pixels.

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Supports Bluetooth

The Sony KD43XE8396 supports Bluetooth. 88% of TVs do not support Bluetooth.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

samsung kd43xe8396, sony kd43xe8396

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