The mid-range is still the best option for almost any user, and we say this because they are usually the models that offer interesting features at a more affordable cost. Obviously they do not become perfect televisions, however, every year new models come out that seek to give a better experience. For example, Sony has released an interesting catalog and there we find the Sony KD-43X80J that seeks to provide excellent performance.
|Make model||Sony KD-43X80J / Sony KD43X80JPAEP / Sony 43X80J|
|Size||43 ″ (108 cm)|
|Resolution||4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)|
|Aspect ratio||16: 9|
|Frequency||50 Hz – 60 Hz (Hertz)|
|Smart tv||Yes, Android TV|
|Dimensions without stand (Height x Width x Depth)||567 x 972 x 70 mm|
|Dimensions with stand (Height x Width x Depth)||632 x 972 x 286 mm|
|Weight (Without / With stand)||10 kg / 11 kg|
|VESA compatibility||Yes, 200 x 200 mm|
|CI + Integrated||–|
|Contents / Accessories||
Exterior design of the Sony KD43X80JPAEP
We should not expect the Sony KD43X80JPAEP to have a great design, as this is rarely common in this category. Despite that, we have noticed that there are some interesting details that offer us a different view than what we were used to. For starters, we have the best size for small rooms or living rooms .
In addition, we have a black chassis that will provide a greater presence regardless of the placement we give the television, although in our point of view we believe that the best position is directly to the wall , thus making the most of the appearance of this and any other equipment. Among the most valuable we have slim bezels.
Which will allow us to enjoy a greater elegance that is always important to accompany the decoration that is in the room or living room. As if that were not enough, this also benefits the Sony 43X80J screen , since we will have a greater useful space that will be essential when watching content , so there will be no hindrances.
It will not be an impressive or full of news connectivity, however, it has what it takes to deliver a proper experience. For starters, we have four HDMI 2.0 that we can use to connect external devices such as laptops, consoles, and players. On the other hand, it provides two USB with the possibility to record content. In the wireless there will be no problems either, since we have Wi-Fi , Bluetooth 4.2 and DLNA .
Image quality and general functions of the Sony KD-43X80J
Something nice about the Sony KD-43X80J is that it offers a quite acceptable image, especially if we remember that it is the mid-range. First, we have a 4K definition that seeks to give us more precise and realistic details . Obviously the content will also have to allow this source otherwise the quality will drop a bit.
We can mention that the least remarkable thing ends up being its Direct LED panel that gives us a slightly poor backlight at least for when we are in very dark or bright environments. Therefore, the placement that we give the television ends up becoming more important , thus avoiding these losses in quality a little.
The interesting thing is that some enhancement technologies are provided that will be very helpful to make the final experience more detailed. In this case we can highlight the inclusion of Live Color and Triluminos Pro that are responsible for offering us much more vivid and intense colors that can later be seen in more real content.
Another parameter that also receives a considerable improvement is the contrast thanks to Dynamic Contrast Enhancer that tries to show it more clearly so that when exposed it is appreciated with greater depth. In case the content we see has a lower resolution with 4K X-Reality Pro, we will seek to increase it to the maximum.
Another negative point of the Sony KD43X80JPAEP we are going to find in its audio quality that lacks power, since it only delivers 20W, which is very little for more demanding content, yes, some technologies are provided that will try to improve a little experience. In this case we highlight the presence of DTS , Dolby Atmos and X-Balanced speaker that seek to give us a more enveloping and clean sound, although the best will be a sound bar.
Sony 43X80J software review / Smart TV and more
To continue increasing the value of the Sony 43X80J we must comment that it includes the most recent version of Android, therefore, we are going to enjoy all the improvements integrated into a slightly more basic model. The first thing to mention is that having the Play Store gives us more than 5,000 applications, in addition, it offers movies, music and games.
In search of providing better control of the television, the Google Assistant and Alexa assistants have been implemented that will allow us to use certain functions using only our voice, thus we achieve a better order. Another attraction we found is that Apple AirPlay and Apple Homekit are included, which end up being quite valuable.
We say this because they will allow us to transmit music, photos and videos in general from an iPhone, iPad or Mac something that used to be quite difficult before. If we want to do the same with other types of devices we should not worry, since having an Android system comes by default the Chromecast that facilitates our lives.
- Acceptable design
- Recording via PVR
- Image quality
- HDR compatible
- Includes Google Assistant and Alexa
- Offers Apple AirPlay and Apple Homekit
- Chromecast Built-in
- Power of your speakers