The Sony KD-43XH8588 : what is this mid-range worth ?

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What about the new Sony KD-43XH8588 ?

The firm Sony is deciding today to launch a new mid-range model with its KD-43XH8588.
Let’s have a look at the size. It’s a 42.5 inches.
Small but tough ; hopefully seeing its size , it will perhaps follow you (house move or holidays…). Good opportunities to test its reliability in the long run.
This television is delivered with a  Ultra HD 4K resolution.  Even if it is in a mid-range position, it offers interesting specifications, partly justifying its price.
Although placed in the middle of the range, the manufacturer has tried to offer the viewer an image quality that allows an immersion.
We will see in detail if their objective is reached.

The design of the Sony KD-43XH8588

The Sony KD-43XH8588 appears as a real masterstroke of the brand regarding both its interior and exterior design.
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.
This TV could simply be one of the best in terms of design for mid-range. It has nothing to envy from its competitors. Even when it’s off, you won’t get tired of looking at it; only happiness!

KD-43XH8588 from Sony – The screen

With regard to the display, the company proposes a Ultra HD 4K resolution. With a screen size of 42.5 inches, this KD-43XH8588 is positioned in the range of small models.At the same time, we are dealing with a nice display on the screen.
With a frequency of 100 Hz, the television’s fluidity is at the top of its range.
In addition, Sony has decided to use its mastery of advanced technology on this device, which allows it to benefit from a high quality Ultra HD 4K image resolution.
To conclude the display part, we could say that it is interesting and effective; it is a mid-range TV that is worth the detour.

KD-43XH8588 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 television set is equipped with  two speakers for a sound power of 10 W.

Finally, if we have to summarize the sound of the KD-43XH8588 up, it is the word perfection that stands out.

The sound quality of this TV is average. Don’t push the volume too hard, you’d be disappointed.

Presentation of the Smart TV part of the TV set Sony KD-43XH8588

It has almost become a habit for Sony, this KD-43XH8588 has its operating system Android 9.0 Pie; It will allow you to happily explore a number of entertainment options.
With its Wifi or network connection (local LAN), this TV gives you the possibility to download apps or movies directly. An interesting option in the age of the cloud and online games.
This software environment innovates on the Sony KD-43XH8588 with a new feature: control the television set with voice. Indeed, thanks to the voice control function, it is possible to change channels, TV sources, turn the TV volume up or down just by talking to it. Isn’t that convenient?

KD-43XH8588 from Sony – Its connectivity

All the available connectivity makes it possible to cover current needs.
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 14 connections, not too bad. The Sony KD-43XH8588 is thus at the very top of its range. The choices offered by its connections are simply enormous.

You have the following connections at your disposal:
3 USB ports, 4 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 5 antenna inputs, 1 composite plug (Y/Pb/Pr)

KD-43XH8588 from Sony – Technical characteristics

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

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 58
Screen size in inches 42.5
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display frequency 100
Sound power 10
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 5
Number of USB ports 3
Number of HDMI ports 4
Number of audio outputs 1
Component Input (YpbPr) Yes
HDR Compatible Yes
HDR Dolby Vision Compatible Yes
DTS Sound Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 89 W

To conclude on the Sony KD-43XH8588

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.
This 4K TV can also boast near-perfect picture quality, as well as clear, aesthetic and powerful sound reproduction.

From this new Sony we can retain 3 positive points:
the screen size, the display frequency, the sound power.

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