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Sony Bravia KD-43XF8505 TV review

Consumer product review of the 43 inch 4k LED TV Sony Bravia KD-43XF8505 - price, features and specifications

Sony Bravia KD-43XF8505 TV review
Sony Bravia KD-43XF8505 TV
Sony Bravia KD-43XF8505 review - being owner of two Sony LED TVs I love to review their products, which I feel come out very week. Today I would like to take a closer look together with you at their 43 inch 4k Smart TV Sony KD-43XF8505. This is one of Sony's latest products in this segment and as usual it is just great - awesome picture quality, well made with solid build quality and design. To get a better idea what the Sony Bravia KD-43XF8505 is all about lets take a look at its specifications:
Dimensions and Weight
  • SCREEN SIZE (INCH, MEASURED DIAGONALLY): 43" (42.5")
  • SCREEN SIZE (CM, MEASURED DIAGONALLY): 108.0 cm
  • DIMENSION OF TV WITHOUT STAND (W X H X D): Approx. 96.5x56.9x5.8 cm
  • DIMENSION OF TV WITH STAND (W X H X D): Approx. 96.5x62.8x27.9 cm
  • DIMENSION OF PACKAGE CARTON (W X H X D): Approx. 107.0 x 69.5 x 14.8 cm
  • STAND WIDTH: Approx. 69.5 cm
  • VESA® HOLE PITCH(W X H): 10.0x20.0 cm
  • WEIGHT OF TV WITHOUT STAND: Approx. 10.8 kg
  • WEIGHT OF TV WITH STAND: Approx. 11.3 kg
  • WEIGHT OF PACKAGE CARTON (GROSS): Approx. 16 kg
Connectivity
  • WI-FI STANDARD
  • Wi-Fi Certified 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • ETHERNET INPUTS: 1 (Side)
BLUETOOTH PROFILE SUPPORT
  • Version 4.1;HID (mouse/keyboard connectivity)/HOGP (Low Energy device connectivity)/SPP(Serial Port Profile)/A2DP (stereo audio) 1/AVRCP (AV remote control)

SMARTPHONE / CONNECTIVITY
  • Screen mirroring(Miracast™), Chromecast built-in, Video & TV SideView (iOS/Android)
  • RF (TERRESTRIAL/CABLE) CONNECTION INPUT(S): 1(Side)
  • IF (SATELLITE) CONNECTION INPUT(S): 2(Side)
  • COMPONENT VIDEO (Y/PB/PR) INPUT(S): 1 (Rear Hybrid with Composite)
  • COMPOSITE VIDEO INPUT(S): 1 (Rear Hybrid with Component)
  • RS-232C INPUT(S): No
  • HDMI INPUTS TOTAL: 4 (3Side,1Rear)
  • HDCP: HDCP2.3(for HDMI™1/2/3/4)
  • HDMI-CEC: Yes
  • MHL: No
  • HDMI AUDIO RETURN CHANNEL (ARC): Yes
  • DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT(S): 1 (Rear)
  • AUDIO/HEADPHONE OUTPUT(S): 1 (Side/Hybrid with Headphone and Subwoofer Out)
  • USB PORTS: 3 (Side)
  • USB HDD RECORDING: Yes
  • USB DRIVE FORMAT SUPPORT
  • FAT16/FAT32/exFAT/NTFS
  • USB PLAYBACK CODECS: MPEG1:MPEG1/MPEG2PS:MPEG2/MPEG2TS(HDV,AVCHD):MPEG2,AVC/MP4(XAVC S):AVC,MPEG4,HEVC/AVI:Xvid,MotionJpeg/ASF(WMV):VC1/MOV:AVC,MPEG4,MotionJpeg/MKV:Xvid,AVC,MPEG4,VP8.HEVC/WEBM:VP8/3GPP:MPEG4,AVC/MP3/ASF(WMA)/WAV/MP4AAC/FLAC/JPEG
Picture (Panel)
  • DISPLAY TYPE: LCD
  • DISPLAY RESOLUTION (H X V, PIXELS): 3840x2160
  • BACKLIGHT TYPE: Edge LED
  • BACKLIGHT DIMMING TYPE: Frame Dimming
  • Picture (processing): HDR (HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE) COMPATIBILITY
  • Yes(HDR10, HLG)
  • PICTURE PROCESSOR: 4K HDR Processor X1™
  • CLARITY ENHANCEMENT: 4K X-Reality™ PRO
  • COLOUR ENHANCEMENT
  • TRILUMINOS™ Display, Super bit mapping™ 4K HDR, Live Colour™ Technology
Sony Bravia KD-43XF8505 TV

CONTRAST ENHANCEMENT
  • Object-based HDR remaster, Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
  • MOTION ENHANCER (NATIVE HZ): Motionflow™ XR 800Hz (Native 100Hz)
VIDEO SIGNAL SUPPORT
  • Analogue signal :1080p (50, 60 Hz), 1080i (50, 60 Hz), 720p (50, 60 Hz), 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i, HDMI™ signal :4096x2160p(24,50,60Hz), 3840x2160p(24,25,30,50,60Hz), 1080p(30,50,60Hz), 1080/24p, 1080i(50,60Hz), 720p(30,50,60Hz), 720/24p, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i
  • PICTURE MODES
  • Vivid,Standard,Custom,Cinema Pro,Cinema Home,Sports,Animation,Photo-Vivid,Photo-Standard,Photo-Custom,Game,Graphics
  • HEVC SUPPORT
  • Yes (Up to 3840x2160/60p 10bit)
  • Sound (Speakers and Amplifier)
  • AUDIO POWER OUTPUT
  • 10W+10W
  • SPEAKER TYPE: Bass Reflex Speaker
  • Sound (Processing): DOLBY AUDIO FORMAT SUPPORT with Dolby™ Digital, Dolby™ Digital Plus, Dolby™ Pulse
  • DTS AUDIO FORMAT SUPPORT: DTS Digital Surround
  • FM RADIO: No
  • SOUND PROCESSING: ClearAudio+
  • SIMULATED SURROUND SOUND
  • S-Force Front Surround
  • SOUND MODES
  • Standard,Dialog,Cinema,Music,Sports: Software
  • OPERATING SYSTEM: Android™
ON-BOARD STORAGE (GB): 16GB
DISPLAY LANGUAGE
  • BULGARIAN/CATALAN/CZECH/DANISH/GERMAN/GREEK/ENGLISH/SPANISH/ESTONIAN/FINNISH/FRENCH/HEBREW/CROATIAN/HUNGARIAN/ITALIAN/KAZAKH/LITHUANIAN/LATVIAN/DUTCH/NORWEGIAN/POLISH/PORTUGUESE/ROMANIAN/RUSSIAN/SLOVAK/SLOVENIAN/SERBIAN/SWEDISH/TURKISH/UKRAINIAN/BOSNIAN/MACEDONIAN
  • TEXT INPUT LANGUAGE: BULGARIAN / CATALAN / CROATIAN / CZECH / DANISH / DUTCH / ENGLISH / ESTONIAN / FINNISH / FRENCH / GERMAN / GREEK / HUNGARIAN / ITALIAN / LATVIAN / LITHUANIAN / NORWEGIAN / POLISH / PORTUGUESE / ROMANIAN / RUSSIAN / SLOVAK / SLOVENIAN / SPANISH / SWEDISH / TURKISH / UKRAINIAN / THAI / VIETNAMESE / ARABIC / PERSIAN / JAPANESE
  • CONTENT BAR: Yes
  • VOICE SEARCH: Yes
  • ELECTRONIC PROGRAM GUIDE (EPG): Yes
  • INTERNET BROWSER: Vewd
  • APPLICATION STORE: Yes(Google Play Store)
  • ON/OFF TIMER: Yes
  • SLEEP TIMER: Yes
  • TELETEXT: Yes
  • TWIN PICTURE: No
  • CLOSED CAPTIONS (ANALOG/DIGITAL)
  • (Analogue) No, (Digital) Subtitle
Power and Energy saving
  • ENERGY LEVEL RATING: B
  • SCREEN SIZE (CM, MEASURED DIAGONALLY): 108.0 cm
  • SCREEN SIZE (INCH, MEASURED DIAGONALLY): 43" (42.5")
  • POWER CONSUMPTION (IN OPERATION)
  • Rated: 143W / Standard: 76.0W
  • ANNUAL POWER CONSUMPTION*
  • 105 kWh/Year 2
  • POWER CONSUMPTION (IN STANDBY)
  • 0.50W
  • POWER CONSUMPTION (NETWORKED STANDBY MODE) – TERMINALS
  • 2.00W(Wi-Fi) / 2.00W(LAN) / 1.00W(Bluetooth) from 1/Jan/2019,* This specification may be changed by Software update accordingly
  • PEAK LUMINANCE RATIO FOR EU: 77%
  • POWER REQUIREMENTS (VOLTAGE/FREQUENCY)
  • AC 220-240V, 50Hz, DC 19.5V
  • POWER SAVING MODE / BACK LIGHT OFF MODE: Yes
  • DYNAMIC BACKLIGHT CONTROL: Yes
  • LIGHT SENSOR: Yes
Design
  • FRAME COLOR: Black
  • STAND DESIGN: Silver Chevron
Built-in Tuner
  • NUMBER OF TUNERS (TERRESTRIAL/CABLE)
  • 2(Digital)/1(Analog)
  • NUMBER OF TUNERS (SAT): 2
  • TV SYSTEM (ANALOG): B/G,D/K,I
  • TUNER CHANNEL COVERAGE (ANALOG): 45.25MHz-863.25MHz(Depend on country selection)
  • TV SYSTEM (DIGITAL TERRESTRIAL): DVB-T/T2
  • TUNER CHANNEL COVERAGE (DIGITAL TERRESTRIAL): VHF/UHF(Depend on country selection)
  • TV SYSTEM (DIGITAL CABLE): DVB-C
  • TUNER CHANNEL COVERAGE (DIGITAL CABLE): VHF/UHF/cable(Depend on country selection)
  • TV SYSTEM (DIGITAL SAT): DVB-S/S2
  • TUNER CHANNEL COVERAGE (DIGITAL SAT): IF Frequency 950-2150MHz
  • CI+ : Yes
Accessories
  • Wallmount Bracket (SU-WL450(Terminal access limitation))Depends on country selection
  • What's In The Box
  • Table Top Stand
  • Voice Remote Control
  • Batteries
  • AC Power Adaptor
  • AC Power Cord
  • Operating Instructions
  • Quick Setup Guide
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I saw the Sony Bravia KD-43XF8505 at the store the other day and the only thing that I didn't like so much was the stand, I think it was way too big and probably a bit high (it looks solid though).

Price
Sony KD-43XF8505 costs around $700. It is not the cheapest around but you get what you pay for - quality. On European markets the price is around 600-650 Euro.

Alternatives
As a cheaper alternatives I would suggest you to check the Sharp LC-43UI7352E 4k Smart TV which is a great TV for the price but in regards to picture quality it is miles away from the Sony KD-43XF8505 (liked the Harman-Kardon sound though). Another alternative would be the LG 43UJ635V, one of my favorite 43 4k LED TVs.

Thank you for checking my Sony Bravia KD-43XF8505 TV review and my personal opinion about this premium television. I hope you found this consumer information useful. Feel free to ask me any TV related questions in the comments below, I will be more than happy to answer.
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