KD-43XG7096 from Sony : Our view

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Sony KD-43XG7096

What about the new Sony KD-43XG7096 ?

Sony ranks among the important actors on the television market, and proposes with this KD-43XG7096, an interesting screen tested by our Laboratory.
A quick glimpse at the specification sheet : 43 inches.
Neither too small, neither too large. In short, an average unremarkable model.
Regarding technology, we are facing a model with a Ultra HD 4K resolution.  Even if it is in a mid-range position, it offers interesting specifications, partly justifying its price.
Why can we consider this KD-43XG7096 as convincing in spite of its mid-range position ? This is what we are going to discover in this article.

TV design presentation Sony KD-43XG7096

Sober but in line with current trends. Sony has asked its design office to make a product that tends towards the top range, but remains affordable.
The design of the Sony KD-43XG7096 is largely inspired by the other models in the XG70 series.
A product that is correct in view of its price. A sleek but effective design. It has the potential to compete with other TV sets on the market.
The KD-43XG7096 adopts a standard shape with a flat screen.
With a size of 43 inches, Another thing we can highlight in the design of this TV is the design of its support. Equipped with a double base, Sony has chosen security. The TV holds well, nothing moves thanks to this system. And whatever the price of the KD-43XG7096, we prefer this kind of solution that guarantees that the television will not fall out of its place.
The interest of the KD-43XG7096 is undoubtedly its technology Slim design.
A mid-range television set that relies heavily on its design and the quality of its materials; arguments that Sony has been promoting for some time now on these products. All this for a price that stays contained.

TV screen presentation Sony KD-43XG7096

The Sony has a correct and well-calibrated image quality, but you have to do with a limited native contrast that is suitable for daytime viewing; forget about home theater programs in the dark.
With this new model, Sony confirms one of its technological choices. The quality of the LED gives an excellent rendering. 
The Sony KD-43XG7096 is available in the Ultra HD 4K resolution. In addition, with a screen of 43 inches, the KD-43XG7096 is among the models in the average.Whatever the characteristics, it is still a beautiful screen. On this point, don’t worry.
Sony chooses a frequency of 60 Hz, we’re looking at a high-end TV. Perfect image and exceptional synchronization in game or movie mode.
Finally, Sony has chosen to put advanced technology on this TV, which makes it possible to have an Ultra HD 4K image quality .
In conclusion on the display, with the KD-43XG7096 Sony makes the choice of the mid-range. No more.

KD-43XG7096 from Sony – The sound

A brief listening allows us to see that it does not work miracles. The sound is far from exceptional. That’s enough for TV shows, but not for home theater showings.
The equipment consists of  two baffles for a sound power of 10 W.

In conclusion, the sound of this TV will give you the majority of the sound spectrum. It’s average, but not of poor quality.

Presentation of the Smart TV part of the TV set Sony KD-43XG7096

On the software side, the Sony KD-43XG7096 is equipped with the operating system Smart TV. You have the opportunity to explore the world of entertainment.
You will also be able to access the Internet, either through your Wi-Fi connection, or for the most geek among you via the LAN; you will then be able to download a whole bunch of applications and movies.

Presentation of the connection technology of Sony KD-43XG7096

As for the connectivity aspect on Sony KD-43XG7096, it provides you with sufficient elements.
Whether it’s your external hard drive, NAS or game console, all these elements can be connected to this TV.

This model has a total of 10 connections, not too bad. The Sony KD-43XG7096 is probably the best choice today. Most homes are now equipped with a box, a game console, a multimedia server, and other devices, in addition to the simple DVD player.
In the end, this TV provides you with the following features:
3 USB ports, 3 HDMI ports, 2 audio outputs, 1 antenna input, 1 component plug (Video)

Presentation of the technical features of the Sony KD-43XG7096

Here is a summary chart of the technical features of the TV:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 94.13 cm x 52.94 cm x 5.7 cm
Screen size in inches 43
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display system Direct LED
Display frequency 60
Sound power 10
Smart TV Smart TV
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 6
Number of USB ports 3
Number of HDMI ports 3
Number of audio outputs 2
Number of audio inputs 0
Composite Input (Video) Yes
HDR Compatible Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
PVR Available Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 66 W

To conclude on the Sony KD-43XG7096

The overall feeling about the product is satisfactory, it is not the best on the market, but it still allows to have an efficient television set.
The least we can say is that this jewel incorporating smart TV technology offers you the Sony know-how . An element that is a very good option in the high-end segment.
With its Direct LED panel, this TV is doing better than average. The lighting is uniform.
For the display technology we are in 4K; you have a very good quality image, and an impressive sound quality; with its well thought out aesthetics, the result gives you a device that you want to buy.

If there are any positive points to remember, here are 3 interesting ones:
the depth of the colours, the screen size, the display frequency.

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