Review: Sony KD43XG8196BU 4K Ultra HD Smart TV

Guest blog by Konor,

The Sony KD43XG8196BU is one of the best 43” TVs on the market this year. This TV boasts a great picture, a 5-year guarantee and a competitive price, making it great value for money. Sony has kept their high-quality technology, such as X-reality Pro and Triluminos Display, to provide a vivid picture with a few added details to make it a cut above the rest.

The Sony KD43XG8196BU comes with a Freeview HD tuner, cleaning up space in your TV cabinet, as there is no need to have an external box. Sony has chosen to use an Android Oreo smart hub, which is extremely easy to navigate from start to finish, making it the perfect TV for those who are not so tech savvy. Thankfully, this smart system has removed the need to find a search bar and painfully type through letter by letter via the use of its voice control on the remote. The addition of Chromecast built in to the TV completes the smart hub and will allow you to access all of your favourite streaming content. This includes the use of Netflix, Amazon Prime, BBC iPlayer, ITV Player and many more.

Regarding the picture quality, the previously mentioned Triluminos display provides a much wider colour palette that pushes through more light than that of an entry level TV. The Motionflow XR400 also makes a noticeable difference by removing visual blur when playing a variety of programmes. This is most obvious when watching sports or action movies. These great visual features are topped off with a wide range of HDR compatibility. While HDR10 enables it to achieve the most detailed black levels and colour depth, the HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) is compatible with broadcasted channels to dramatically improve your everyday watching picture quality.

This Android TV doesn’t skimp on image enhancing features for a display that is bound to impress. It can deal with anything you throw at it with enough smart features to give you unrivaled control and a myriad of entertainment options. For more information on the Sony KD43XG8196BU visit our product pages for full specifications or pop in to your nearest Hughes store for a friendly chat with our team of experts. They can advise you on the best TV for your household. If the jargon gets to be too much, why not visit our TV Buying Guide for detailed advice and find out everything you need to know before you make your exciting new purchase.