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Great television for the money.
Pros: Great picture and features for the price
Cons: No Cons
Sony's XBR-43X800E packs the latest TV technology into a compact 43" panel. It combines 4K resolution with HDR (High Dynamic Range) to deliver a vibrant viewing experience.
Recently, one of my co-workers, Will, stopped me in the break room to say he'd replaced a 7-year-old TV with the XBR-43X800E, and was blown away by the improvements. Here's what he had to say.
"I didn't really need a new TV, but after experiencing the difference, I can't believe I held out so long. Although I am mesmerized by streaming 4K/HDR content (have not purchased a 4K Blu-ray player yet), the real surprise is normal content — news, sports, sitcoms, etc. It looks so great that I now gravitate to the smallest TV in the house.
"Here are the things that struck me:
HDR is one of the biggest advances in TV technology in years. Movies and shows encoded with HDR can provide incredibly vivid color, brightness, and contrast when viewed on the XBR-43X800E. HDR is available on nearly all Ultra HD Blu-ray titles, as well as on a growing amount of streamed 4K content from services like Netflix® and Amazon Instant Video.
The '43X800E brilliantly displays content from Ultra HD Blu-ray players and discs, as well as streamed 4K movies and TV shows. It will upconvert all your other sources to near-4K quality. Sony's 4K X-Reality™ PRO chip visibly improves detail and color on everything from Blu-ray discs to video games to streamed content.
The XBR-43X800E uses Sony's TRILUMINOS™ Display technology to offer a wider range of reds, blues, and greens than you get with a traditional LED panel. This expanded palette ensures that colors do not become oversaturated. Instead, they look more lifelike and natural.
Imagine watching a football or baseball game, and seeing all of the shades of green appear the way they would on an actual grassy field. Or seeing your favorite actor's face — with all of its subtle skin tones — displayed with nuance and authenticity. That's the sort of true-to-life color that the '43X800E delivers.
The built-in Android™ operating system lets this TV operate a lot like a smartphone. You can use Chromecast Built-in™ to cast movies and TV shows, music, and photos and videos from your iOS® or Android-based phone, or from a laptop. The remote's voice control feature lets you access movies, shows, and apps, simply by talking.
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Average Customer Review(s):
Great television for the money.
Pros: Great picture and features for the price
Cons: No Cons
Very clear picture and easy to set up. Very satisfied and the physical dimensions were perfect for the cabinet housing it. Seems to be on a par with the very nice Samsung TV's we have. Sound quality is not bad either but we're using an existing sound bar with it. Color rendition quite good and contrast seems very good also. I had wanted 120Hz refresh rate but that is not available in this size (43") - still, it's quite good.
Pros: Probably the best TV you can find at this size (43"). Good picture, rapid setup.
Cons: None found yet other than the lack of 120 Hz refresh.
Great entry point into 4k UHD. The reason I buy from Crutchfield is the support. When I need their support (which is rare) it is first quality!
Pros: Excellent picture and set-up.
Cons: IR blaster somewhat tricky to set-up.
Great tv for a decent price
Great TV. I'm very pleased and impressed with the picture quality.
Pros: Excellent picture quality, easy to setup.
Cons: Three USB ports, two of which are USB 2.0
So far so good. The set up was easy. The picture is a little dark at times and certain channels I see some pixilation more than others. It is a 4K TV so I know the best reception comes with a 4K box which I don't have and aren't readily available yet. The colors can really pop though, not muted. There are a lot of adjustments and it wasn't too hard to drill in and make adjustments, but I haven't tried too hard to really dial it in the way I would like. Good working with Crutchfield and fast delivery.
Pros: Picture, ease of set up
Cons: Not quite 100% satisfied with the picture, but perhaps I can dial it in over time. (minor issue)
Pros: Great picture quality & very thin and lightweight
Cons: Takes a minute for Android to boot up each time
This is our third TV from Crutchfield and as usual their customer service is fantastic. This TV has a great picture. It was easy to set up and has all the features we need and more. I t seamlessly connected with Direct TV box and out soundbar. However, the Bluetooth would not pair with the Sony headphones we bought at the same time. That was a key feature due to my hearing loss. Crutchfield tech support was great but couldn't solve the problem. Rather than return the unit I am buying an external Bluetooth transmitter. Otherwise I would rate it 5 stars.
Pros: Great picture, easy setup, plenty of features and options, looks good.
Cons: Bluetooth won't pair with headphones. Owner's manual inadequate.
My new TV is great. The picture is very sharp and clear, and the Smart TV grid is easy to use. I especially like the ability to set up one remote for all the functions.
Hard to imagine a better 43" television! Would have preferred a larger unit but space limitations dictated size of set. Is 4K/HDR overkill in a set this size? Perhaps but how many TVs does one buy, and how long does each set last? Buy the best when you can. Have purchased a number of Sony TVs over the years, both CRT and LED units and have never had a problem. Purchased one "inexpensive" set that wasn't a Sony and it failed in less than two years. Do yourself a favor, if you need a 43" set, do skimp, buy this Sony. One reviewer complained about a two or three star guide - the truth is you don't really need a guide.
Pros: Crutch field service + Sony quality + great picture. Easy intuitive set up.
Cons: A bit pricey (but worth it!).
My experience with Crutchfield was very good.... We did have a problem with delivery. The TV was lost in transit (UPS) and was supposed to be here for Christmas. I contacted Crutchfield the beginning of January, and did receive a new TV within in days. However, I would have appreciated if Crutchfield would have discounted my purchase, because of the inconvenience. We are enjoying the TV.......
Pros: Good customer service
Cons: Poor delivery
Great Picture!!! Easy to set up. Another great product from Sony.
Pros: Picture, set up, sound, easy Netflix access.
Nice TV. Great picture and easy setup. The sound isn't great however.
Pros: Picture, ease of setup
Cons: Lack of sound
Bought this as a Christmas gift for my dad after he compared so many different makes/models of 4K TVs to fit in the entertainment center. We have been a Samsung household for so long, but he spent hours and settled on this as his new TV. Needless to say the movement it arrived on the doorstep, he immediately opened it and begin setting it up. Almost a month in and he is loving it. Thank you Crutchfield for your amazing customer service and outstanding products!
Great experience. The TV is everything I expected and the customer service people at Crutchfield was top shelf!!!
Pros: Picture, sound& set up. Everything about the T V was exactly as advertised.
Sony out did themselves! This is a great buy. I have had this TV for almost two months and want to give this model a thumbs up for those doing their research. I have this in my travel trailer and love it. The picture and sound is great and have nothing negative to report. This smart TV has all the bells and whistles I like especially the power saver modes. Colors and sound are crisp and for my set up no need for a sound bar, the set by it's self very good. I recommend this for those shopping for small living room or bedroom. Not to forget an RV or travel trailer like I use it in.
Pros: Great value, colors, sound, apps and remote.
Cons: I can't think of any at this time.
Excellent tv with great color. Purchase quality that will last decades. Excellent customer service by Critchfield.
This is a 5-star TV with a 2-3-star printed guide. Hence a 4-star rating. The TV itself is great - bright, clear, crisp picture with excellent color and with good sound. The guide describes in detail how to physically st up the TV, but virtually nothing about how to operate it. Only after a few weeks did I discover that the HELP button on the remote brings up a host of useful information. If the guide included and highlighted a paragraph about the information the help button brings up, it could be a 5-star guide to accompany a 5-star TV.
Pros: Excellent TV
Cons: Terrible manual
Great picture with sony Quality. You get what you pay for. Have all sony in my house 75",65",46"43"&40".
Pros: Great tv
Cons: None. Perfect size for bedroom.
Love the new TV. great picture
Great picture quality, as expected from Sony. Pleasantly surprised by the voice control capability - it eliminates traversing endless menus. I only use antenna for TV input, and I see a lot more channel sensitivity than on my older Sony. Intuitive setup - if you've ever done one before, this will be the easiest ever.
Pros: Magnificent video
Very nice picture and easy to setup. Original TV had small imperfection in the screen. Called customer support and they sent me a replacement that same day. Best customer service you can ask for. Will definitely buy from Crutchfield in the future.
We are very happy with our choice of this TV. Set up was very easy and we were watching in no time!
Pros: Easy to set up.
The Sony Xbr 43x800e is certainly the sweet spot in the xbr line.highly recommended.
Great product! Easy to set up. Crutch field is a great company to work with.
Out of the box, Sony provides on screen help for set up. Loved how Sony set-up the IR Blaster, so you can use your cable box remote. Connection to our Wi-Fi was easy. Picture out of the box is very good, but we will/may be doing some tweaking. During set-up Sony asked on screen to checked for updates to software. Updates were found and after 10 to 15 minutes, the TV shuts off and restarted with software update complete ! Hook up of cable box and dvd player via HDMI no problem. We found the sound from movies and shows was very good ( no deep base ). Dialogue (voices) were clear and we had no trouble hearing programs. We don't use Apps, so can't comment on using them here. Thank you Crutchfield for a great product and price ! Also, thank my adviser Kristina for her help during and after the sale.
Pros: Easy Sony TV set-up. Picture, sound and features.
Brilliant picture. Didn't think would be able to tell the difference from standard HDTV....but even without 4K content, Sony's upscaling techniques make everything look an order of magnitude better...colors, clarity, et al...even over the air HDTV couldn't be a better picture.
Pros: Incredibly sharp picture
Pros: The size is a perfect a perfect fi for my custom closets. The picture is very nice as well. Great TV.
Cons: Remote control looks dated
I have used the Sony XBR Series for years along with the Sony PVM Series PVM Professional Video Monitor The Sight and Sound are Above the competition This is my first 4K Ultra as my other Sony Sets are still in service I am still in Awe
Great TV; superb picture. The TV is light, thin and uses very little power. I've had Sony TV's before and this is by far one of their best in this size range. The remote control is a bit awkward and is not intuitive and getting to the "settings" /configuration for this TV is a bit rough, but once it's set up it's a great set. I'd recommend this.
Pros: Picture, contrast, styling, and design.
Cons: Remote control is awkward and getting to the TV settings /configuration is not as easy as other TV's. But still, overall it's a great TV!
This is a fantastic television with easy out of the box setup. It's the perfect size for my cottage. The sound is quite good. However, if you are a music or movie fan, a soundbar will make a positive contribution to your experience. The picture is amazing and settings are available to suit any viewing preference you might have.
Pros: Easy out of the box setup, great picture and a great value for the $ spent.
Cons: none observed
Great picture for the money. Sony always has the best true to life colors of the LED 4K TV's! Using in my home office for both work related programs such as HGTV and watching sports. Have two other Sony TV's.
great tv, i have yet to find some thing that it can't do. works awesome.price is great.
Great Picture... Screen and stand look high dollar...
Excellent product, great quality, design, and price.
I was actually looking for a TV with specific dimensions to fit in a spot in our keeping room. This fit the bill perfectly. And, it is a great TV. Slim, good sound, great picture with the 4K upscaling. Sony has been a leader in great TV products for 50 years.
Pros: The perfect size I was looking for. Great picture
Cons: Stand is a little rough on the bottom. Needs rubber feet.
Great picture. Easy to connect TIVO remote to it
Pros: Picture quality. Connects to Prime video
Cons: Android friendly. I have Apple phone and computer
The TV is Great. Picture, sound, ease of use and design are all excellent. You can always count on Sony and Crutchfield.
Sony have always been the right product for me.
Pros: Quality of picture
Cons: Directv Ready still requires leased equipment from the server.
Blown away by this tv, maybe because it's my first 4k tv. Colors just pop compared to my Samsung 65" full HD tv. I also like the fact that has an android based OS, however, the menu, settings and smart capabilities menu need to be redesigned and properly organized because it's really hard to get around them. The remote doesn't have a dedicated button to change the audio(standard, clear, sports, surround and such like on some tvs)Other than that Im very satisfied with the picture quality which is what matter, so Im just taking off 1 star.
Pros: Excellent Picture Quality Decent TV speakers Android based OS
Cons: Complicated menu Complicated menu Complicated menu
So far so good!!! Easy set-up.
Awesome picture with great color and resolution. Easy to hookup and configure to get started. Looking to purchase a bigger TV so would buy this Sony series again from Crutchfield. It was a great buying experience.Readington NJ
Pros: Great Picture Great Color Contrast Great Resolution Plenty of HDMI outlets Small bezel, it can fit in smaller cabinets with largest screen size
Cons: Optic sound output port will not allow external speaker volume to be controlled by TV or cable remote
Could not be more pleased with the TV that the Crutchfield adviser recommended. I have limited space and one at the maximum screen and quality in a 43 inch. Although I have six Samsung this particular Sony outshines them all. I was told by Crutchfield I would be impressed and I am. Would highly recommend this TV.
Pros: Brightness and clarity of picture
Quality picture and sound!
Happy with this purchase. Sony always puts out a good product. Easy set up. Sound is decent, if you are not using an external system.
Pros: Easy set up. Great picture.
Replaced an old LG. Great TV. Setup up was easy. Mounting to the wall was easy. Would order again.
Great TV. Extremely easy to set up. Crutchfield has low price and it was delivered in less than 2 days!
It's a Sony, need I say more. OK I will, great picture ,easy to set up...Just a great bedroom TV, perfect size.
Pros: All good.
Cons: Sleep timer...to many steps.
I have 3 other sony's and they are all good. This one is as exactly as advertised
Cons: Not the greatest manual, had to call sony a few times with questions about the setup
|Screen Resolution (pixels)||3840 x 2160|
|Screen Refresh Rate||60 Hz|
|Backlighting Type (for LCD TVs)||LED (edge-lit w/ frame dim)|
|Quantum Dot Color (for LCD TVs)||No|
|HDR (High Dynamic Range)||HDR10|
|Internet Movie Streaming||Netflix,Hulu,Vudu,Amazon,HBO|
|Bluetooth Audio Streaming||No|
|Picture In Picture||Firmware update|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Type of Warranty Service||In-home|
|Total Video Inputs||6|
|Component Video Inputs||1|
|Composite Video Inputs||0|
|Optical Digital Audio Output||
1 Rear |
|Analog Audio Output||
3.5mm Rear |
|Estimated Yearly Electricity Use (EnergyGuide)||95 kWh|
|Estimated Yearly Energy Cost (EnergyGuide)||$12|
|Dimensions & Mounting Information|
|Height with Stand (inches)||24-3/8|
|Height without Stand (inches)||22-3/8|
|Depth with Stand (inches)||9-5/8|
|Depth without Stand (inches)||2-1/4|
|Stand Width (inches)||22-3/8|
|Weight with Stand||23.8 lbs|
|Weight without Stand||22.3 lbs|
|Wall Bracket Included||No|
|Pedestal Stand||Assembly required|
4K HDR: For the ultimate in picture quality, this TV pairs the brilliance of 4K clarity with the brightness, color, and detail of High Dynamic Range (HDR). Combined with 4K Ultra HD resolution, HDR video content delivers exceptional detail, color and contrast, with a far wider range of brightness than other video formats. The result is the most lifelike picture TVs have ever been able to create, with brilliant highlights and fine detail.
Note: Please use a premium high speed HDMI cable with 18 Gbps and above to view HDR content.
4K X-Reality Pro Upscaler: Sony's 4K X-Reality Pro Upscaler enhances Ultra-HD, HD, and SD images by analyzing and refining images with beautifully natural detail and astounding color. This 4K television upscales your favorite TV shows, DVD and Blu-ray movies, even video-on-demand content, and smartphone videos to Ultra-HD quality. This unique 4K X-Reality PRO picture processing technology upscales every pixel for remarkable clarity. Advanced noise reduction techniques and a special pattern database ensure every scene is full of lifelike detail. One database is used to clean the picture, reducing on-screen noise; the other is used to upscale the resolution, improving clarity; while another database improves color, brightness, and contrast. These three powerful image improvement databases work together, dynamically improving pixels in real time. Each database has tens of thousands of references, amassed from Sony's experience creating content for TV and movies over the years.
TRILUMINOS Display: Unique to Sony, a TRILUMINOS Display with its specially developed backlight selectively maps colors across a wider gamut, ensuring subtle colors do not become oversaturated and unnatural. You'll enjoy vivid, authentic images that evoke the emotion in every scene. The more pencils you have to draw an image, the more vibrant and lifelike it becomes. TRILUMINOS Display works in the same way, using a wider color spectrum than a conventional LED-LCD display. A TRILUMINOS Display excels at reproducing reds, greens, and blues; colors that are notoriously difficult for TVs to display accurately. It also displays skin tones beautifully, thanks to its extensive color palette and precise gradation.
MotionFlow XR 240 Technology: Enjoy smooth and sharp details even in fast-moving sequences with Motionflow XR 240. Sony's MotionFlow XR 240 technology features a backlight control that is synchronized with the liquid crystal movement from frame-to-frame creating clearer, sharper moving images. MotionFlow XR 240 combines 60 frames-per-second with the TV's LED backlight system to simulate a 240 Hz effect. This innovative technology creates and inserts extra frames between the original ones and then compares key visual factors on successive frames, then calculates the split second of missing action in the sequences. MotionFlow XR 240 provides smooth detail during fast-action scenes for fast action movies and sports by reducing blur caused by quick camera movements, enhancing image sharpness, and overall creating a clearer picture.
Video Inputs: The Sony Ultra-HD TV is equipped with HDMI 2.0a, Component, and Composite video inputs. A back cover has to be removed to access these video inputs.
Note: The TV has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) and Clear QAM tuners with an RF-coaxial input, so you don't need a separate set-top box to receive and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or unencrypted Digital Cable signals.
Picture Adjustments: The TV offers a variety of screen, picture, and video adjustments to maximize image quality.
Light Sensor & Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE): The TV's built-in Light Sensor automatically adjusts the picture brightness based on the amount of light in the room. As a result, you can enjoy automatic customized picture brightness and save energy without lifting a finger. The televisions Advance Contrast Enhancer (ACE) automatically adjusts backlight and contrast to the most suitable setting judging from the brightness of the screen. This setting is especially effective for dark scenes, and will increase the contrast distinction for the darker picture scenes.
Live Color Technology: Powered by an image processor using an algorithm specially developed by Sony, Live Color is able to reproduce incredibly vivid colors on screen. With four user-adjustable settings available (High/Medium/Low/Off), you can choose just how vivid you want your images to be. Whether it's a brilliant blue sky or a bright red rose, everything stands out so much more with Live Color.
Dynamic Contrast Enhancer: The Dynamic Contrast Enhancer optimizes the range of brightness frame-by-frame according to what's happening on screen to reproduce deeper blacks, brighter whites, and more video color.
24pTrue Cinema (24p Input Capability): Many movies are filmed at 24 frames per second (fps) and prime time TV programs are video taped at 24p. Seizing on an opportunity, some studios are taking a purist approach and encoding high definition video content such as Blu-ray Disc in 24p. Sony wisely takes advantage of this by including 24p input capability via HDMI on this television producing images that are smooth and natural looking.
PIP (Picture-in-Picture): Through an over-the-network firmware update, the TV will support PIP (Picture-in-Picture). This feature lets you watch the TV's over-the-air tuner in a small window on-screen, while viewing an Android TV app (like Netflix or Amazon).
ARC (Audio Return Channel): The Audio Return Channel within the television's HDMI 3 input enables the TV, via a single HDMI cable, to send audio data "upstream" to an A/V receiver; increasing user flexibility and eliminating the need for any separate S/PDIF audio connection. This feature allows audio to be sent from the television to your A/V receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio/video to the television. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to the TV. ARC allows audio from the TV tuner, Network connection, inserted USB device, HDMI inputs, or any analog connected device to be heard through your ARC compatible AV receiver via the television's HDMI ARC input.
Note: Both the television and the receiver must support ARC for this function to work properly. When connecting an AV receiver that is compatible with Audio Return Channel (ARC), connect it to the TV's HDMI 3 input. If connecting a system that is incompatible Audio Return Channel (ARC), an additional audio connection via Digital Audio Out (Optical) is necessary.
Audio Outputs: The Sony Ultra-HD TV offers analog and digital audio outputs.
S-Force Front Surround: S-Force Front Surround mimics the way the brain correlates sound sources to create proper volume, time lag, and sound wave spectrum; using only left and right speaker channels. By naturally emulating three-dimensional sound fields, you'll enjoy rich, high-fidelity audio across a wider listening area.
ClearAudio+: ClearAudio+ fine-tunes TV sound for an immersive experience that seems to surround you. Hear music, dialog, and surround effects with greater clarity and separation, whatever you're watching.
Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE): Low-resolution Internet video and other heavily compressed audio files don't always sound so great. A large amount of information gets thrown away when digital audio is compressed. With Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) technology, lost frequency components (especially high frequencies) are restored for natural sound with a more spacious feel.
Clear Phase: Sony uses a powerful computer model to analyze and compensate for inaccuracies in speaker response. It does this by "sampling" the speaker frequency with higher precision. This information is fed back to cancel out any peaks or dips in the speaker's natural response; resulting in pure, natural audio with smooth, even reproduction of all frequencies.
EQ: The TV offers four EQ preset sound modes - Standard, Cinema, Music, and Live Football. The TV is also equipped with a 7-band EQ (125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz, 4kHz, 8kHz). You can adjust the level of each band between -12 to +12 dB.
Voice Zoom & Night Mode: The Voice Zoom feature makes voices clearer by lowering background sound. Night mode provides a clear sound at a low volume levels.
Volume Offset & Auto Volume: Volume Offset adjusts the volume level of the current input relative to other inputs. The Advanced Auto Volume function keeps the volume level constant across all programs and advertisements.
TV Position: The speakers of this TV provide different sound images according to how you position the television. You can select between "Table-Top Stand" or "Wall Mount" to provide the best sound quality based on the television's placement.
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Sony Ultra-HD TV supports a wired or wireless network connection. Via the TV's network connection you gain access to Android TV and Google Play, as well as content stored on your network computer. You also get the ability to stream content from your Android or Apple iOS mobile device to the TV.
Note: Sony recommends a home network connection speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended for standard definition, 10 Mbps for high definition, and 20 Mbps for ultra-high definition.
Android TV w/ Google Play: The Sony Ultra-HD TV is equipped with Android's Marshmallow (6.0.1) operating system and incorporates Android TV with access to a wide variety of apps from Google Play which have been optimized for playback on the big screen. Android TV gives you access to movie, music, sports, and other entertainment apps (subscription, rental, or purchase fees may apply). Click here to discover the full collection of Android TV Apps from Google Play. Not all Google Play apps will be Android TV compatible. More applications and streaming services will be available in the future. Popular apps include -
Note: 4K & 4K HDR network streaming requires a network speed of 20Mbps or greater. A wired Ethernet connection is recommended over a wireless WiFi connection for better performance. If you desire a WiFi connection, then use a dual-band Gigabit wireless-N router (or better) for 4K streaming. Make sure the Sony television has the latest software/firmware updates installed.
Mobile Device Streaming: The Sony Ultra-HD TV allows you to wirelessly stream content from a compatible mobile device using ChromeCast Built-in for playback on the big screen. You can also "mirror" your compatible mobile device using Miracast.
Smart Home Automation: Beyond streaming content, Sony's Android TV platform allows Home Automation control directly from the TV, via the Logitech Harmony Hub (596HMNYHUB, sold separately). IoT (internet of things) devices such as lights, thermostats, Blu-ray players, security cameras, and other home entertainment devices can be controlled and automated via the TV's remote and on-screen menus. Compatible with Nest and Phillips Hue (sold separately).
Note: Requires all compatible devices be connected to the same WiFi wireless network.
Opera Web Browser: You can download and install the Opera Web Browser to access select web content through the Sony TV. The built-in web browser also allows you to enter URLs and do basic keyword searches, so you can browse select websites (text-based only). The Opera Web Browser is not a full search engine for the Internet and Web. For Internet audio/video/photo content, use the Android TV apps. Some web-pages may not be supported and too large for download.
Note: The browsing experience may not be the same as it is on your computer. The web browser is not compatible with Flash video and Java applications. E-commerce, for purchasing products online is not supported. ActiveX is not supported.
Google Play Games w/ Gamepad: Download select video games from Google Play and play them on the big screen without the need for any game console. You can connect up to four wireless gamepads (sold separately) for multi-player gaming. Google Play Games even syncs your progress and achievements across your devices, so you can start playing on your Android smartphone or tablet and then move to the Sony TV when you get home.
Photo Sharing Plus: With Photo Sharing Plus, friends and family can share their memories together on the big screen from their Android (2.3+) or Apple iOS (6+) devices. Up to 10 mobile devices can be connected to the TV at once for a fun interactive experience. User can even save their favorite pics between devices.
Media Streaming: The Sony TV allows you to stream a variety of audio, video, and photo content from USB (MSC) , WiFi, and DLNA devices. Compatible media formats include MP3/WMA/WAV music files, MPEG/MP4/AVCHD/AVI/MKV/MOV video files, JPEG photo files.
Automatic Software Updates: Automatic software updates are done through the TV's Ethernet (LAN) port or built-in WiFi. The TV's software updates when the television is in standby mode. Visit the Sony eSupport site for the latest software updates.
Content Search: The TV offers unique ways to search and access your favorite and new content from the TV's tuner and Android TV apps.
Action Menu: By pressing the "Action Menu" button on the remote, a menu appears and provides quick access to the functions that are available for the currently displayed screen, such as picture adjustment, sound adjustment, volume adjustment for the connected device (such as headphones), and display/audio change. The items in the menu differ depending on the selected screen.
Netflix Recommended: This Sony Ultra-HD TV is a Netflix Recommended TV. This is due to the fact that is offers a unique feature set which makes Netflix even easier to use and enjoy. The Sony TV has an Instant On feature so the TV wakes and apps are ready to use right away. In addition, the TV turns on and launches Netflix with one press of the Netflix button on the included IR remote. Online apps, including Netflix, can resume quickly and return where you left off. Its Android TV interface enables easy navigation and switching between apps and inputs.
DIRECTV 4K Ready: This Sony television is RVU-compatible which means DIRECTV subscribers with the Genie Whole-Home HD DVR can watch live broadcast (up to 4K) and stored content (up to 4K) from their DVR on the Sony TV, without the need for additional Genie Mini Client devices or set-top boxes. However, you will need a DECA unit (sold separately) that converts Coax to Ethernet, which will plug into the Sony TV's LAN port.
Note: Whether you are a new or existing DIRECTV customer, you will need to contact DIRECTV to complete the RVU setup.
Daydream Display: You can set up a screensaver (Daydream) for the Sony Android TV that displays photos and colorful designs. Daydream uses a collection of scenic photos; you cannot customize the photos that appear. You can choose how long (5/10/15/30/60 min.) it takes for the Daydream screensaver to start when you are not using the TV.
Power Management Functions: This Sony TV incorporates advanced power saving features such as Light Sensor Technology, Advance Contrast Enhancer, and the following Power Management functions.
Timers: The Sony TV offers a TV timer and Sleep timer. The TV Timer turns on the television from the standby mode at a time you set, and tunes to a channel or input of your preference. The sleep timer switches the television off after a specified amount of time. The sleep timer can be set to 15, 30, 45, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
Parental Control: You can select a viewing limitation based on the TV and movie ratings. Three presets are available (Child, Youth, and Young Adult) or the limitation can be customized to specific industry ratings. You can also block specific channels. The control is accessed and protected by a 4-digit password. You can also block certain channels or inputs regardless of program ratings.
Help Guide: The Sony TV comes with a Quick Setup Guide booklet. The TV also features an on-screen Help Guide for more detailed information.
Remote w/ Built-in Mic (IR blaster included): The remote offers soft push-button control and features a built-in mic for voice recognition. The built-in microphone provides voice control of select Android TV functions. The remote even has dedicated Google Play & Netflix buttons, so you can access your Netflix movies and TV shows quicker. The included IR Blaster allows you to operate a set-top box or AV Receiver that is connected to the television, with the Sony TV's remote control.
Note: The remote's microphone and voice control function operate via Bluetooth, while all other remote functions are done through IR.
Remote Apps: The Sony Ultra-HD TV offers remote control capability through your Android or Apple iOS device via the Android TV Remote App (for Android only) or Sony's Video & TV SideView Remote App (for Android & Apple iOS).
Digital Voice Assistant Control (Firmware Updates Required): The Sony UHD TV will support voice control of select functions through the Google Assistant & Amazon Alexa (requires a firmware update).
Bravia Sync: This TV is equipped with Bravia Sync, an HDMI Control function that allows communication between Sony TVs and other Sony equipment when they are connected via HDMI. Bravia Sync helps you connect compatible Sony Bravia HDMI equipment, such as a BD player or AV amplifier, to the TV and control the external equipment using the television's remote control. With the "Control for HDMI" function, Bravia Sync helps to communicate with Bravia Sync-compatible equipment using HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics Control). Bravia Sync-compatible equipment is listed as a new input source in the television's menu. The television offers the following Bravia Sync operations for the listed device.
Note: Control for HDMI (Bravia Sync) is only available for the connected Sony equipment that has the Bravia Sync logo.
PlayStation DualShock 4 Controller (sold separately): If you have a Sony PlayStation 4, your DualShock 4 controller can become the TV's remote by downloading the BRAVIA TV Player app on your PlayStation 4 through the PlayStation Store. You'll also be able to control your PlayStation 4's on-screen user interface with the TV's remote.
Keyboard/Mouse Compatible: You can connect a USB- or Bluetooth-enabled keyboard and mouse (both sold separately) to the television for easier web browsing. You can move the cursor with the mouse and enter text with a compatible keyboard. Not all web-based apps support keyboard/mouse control.
Serial Port: You can connect the 3.5mm serial port to an external control device (such as a computer or A/V control system) to control the TV's functions externally.
Pedestal Stand: The Sony TV comes with a pedestal stand. The TV is shipped with the pedestal stand unattached. The television weighs 23.8 lbs with the stand attached. This TV does not swivel.
Optional Wall Mount Brackets: The television can be wall mounted using an optional wall-mount bracket (sold separately). The TV has four threaded screw inserts that are spaced 100mm (h) x 200mm (v) apart. The threaded inserts will accept M6 (6mm) screws. The TV weighs 22.3 lbs without the stand.Ventilation Clearance: When mounting the TV on the stand or a wall (with optional bracket) leave 4" of clearance on each side of the television and 11.875" above the television for adequate ventilation.
External AC Power Supply: The television comes with an external AC power supply with attached 58" DC cord and a detachable 22" AC power cord. The AC power supply plugs into the back of the TV via the DC cord, while the AC power cord plugs into an AC wall outlet. The AC power cord is terminated by a straight two-prong AC plug which sits approximately 1.375" from the wall. The AC power supply measures 9.0" (w) x 1.5" (h) x 2.875" (d).
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Sony's legendary reliability and picture quality. [ BUD Feb 06, 2018 ]
Size and Features [ Jack Feb 05, 2018 ]
Because its Sonys top of the line in 43 inch [ Craig Feb 01, 2018 ]
i have been a loyal sony brand buyer for many years. i have purchased various car audio equipment from this brand in the past from crutchfield and enjoyed it. i have never experienced any problems from the brand. this will be the first tv purchased from sony but i have owned several of thier gaming consoles over the years and am expecting great things from the tv. [ robert lee Feb 01, 2018 ]
It was the largest good TV I could fit in my cabinet. Size restriction.. [ Jackson Jan 26, 2018 ]
RIGHT SPECS, RIGHT SIZE, RIGHT PRICE. [ Marjorie Jan 08, 2018 ]
Best product available period. I have been buying Sony TVs since they introduced their first color TV in America, about 1974/75. Have never had a problem with any Sony TV. Cannot imagine buying any other brand. [ Taras A. Dec 29, 2017 ]
price shipping cost 43" [ Sherman Dec 27, 2017 ]
Size and reviews [ Douglas Dec 27, 2017 ]
I like the reviews and did research on this product. Also I needed a smaller TV to replace an old HP LED TV. [ CHARLES RICHARD Nov 29, 2017 ]
Otis recommended it for our needs. [ Bill Nov 28, 2017 ]
Size and Sony quality. [ Larry Nov 27, 2017 ]
Great picture for bedroom tv, sony Quality with Trilumimos Display. [ David Nov 26, 2017 ]
Great picture and sony Quality. [ David Nov 26, 2017 ]
I have owned many Sony products. They have always been superior to other brands. [ Elizabeth Nov 21, 2017 ]
I was looking for a 46" Sony and this one at 43" looked good. [ Josephine Nov 20, 2017 ]
I have an older Sony LED TV that I can't use HDMI cables with due to DirecTV saying it doesn't meet the copy-protection standards (I forget the exact wording). I checked Sony's website and their are no newer firmware updates. It is time to upgrade to 4K anyway, and this TV is the right size for my home office. The ratings are very good, and my previous Sony purchases have all been great. [ James Nov 15, 2017 ]
Great reviews and price. [ Gino Nov 15, 2017 ]
Looking for a high quality smaller TV [ Jennifer Nov 15, 2017 ]
I like the Sony TV colors the best... [ Paul Nov 08, 2017 ]
size-- most 4K monitors jump from 40" to 49" - I wanted 43-47.... [ Kirk Nov 06, 2017 ]
size parameters are perfect [ Albert Nov 02, 2017 ]
Size [ PAUL Oct 28, 2017 ]
I wanted a newer, bigger tv. I have a 32" Sony Bravia HD and loved it since I bought it. Just getting a newer TV. Thanks! [ Jean Oct 11, 2017 ]
Wanted a 4K TV for a gaming monitor and this was recommended as a good one. [ Alucard13 Oct 04, 2017 ]
Sony and seller. [ D Aug 16, 2017 ]
For my guest bedroom [ Alfred Aug 14, 2017 ]
I have a Sony receiver so I hope they work well together. [ GARY Aug 11, 2017 ]
Make, price, size. [ Richard Aug 04, 2017 ]
4k and best HDR available at 43" [ Harold Jul 31, 2017 ]
size, quality, features [ Catherine Jul 17, 2017 ]
The reason I got this tv is because while Other TV's supported HDR input, the color spectrum couldn't really handle HDR. This TV has an OKAY not bad HDR support in terms of color and its why I bought it, amongst the other tv's I compared it up against. [ Jammon Jul 17, 2017 ]
Own many Sony LCD XBR TV's already [ Nicholas Jul 16, 2017 ]
Have A Sony 4K 65 inch that has a wonderful picture and wanted one for master bedroom [ Dalton Jul 08, 2017 ]
REVIEWS [ C Jul 01, 2017 ]
Best picture in size. [ Gregg Jun 20, 2017 ]
Need new TV for my son so giving him my current bedroom tv and replacing with this one. [ John Jun 13, 2017 ]
Existing 10yr old Sony Bravia LCD just failed. This model has same necessary Inputs I need. [ R Jun 12, 2017 ]
Great past experiences with Sony TVs and the great reviews. [ Kimberly May 26, 2017 ]
Reviews on Crutchfield [ Kenneth May 17, 2017 ]
The HDMI connection #3 is the HDMI ARC connection on the TV which allows the TV to send audio back to a compatible device like a sound bar or home theater receiver that also support HDMI ARC. This HDMI port and the optical audio connection can output a full DTS/DD sound track when its there or 2 channel audio if that's all there is. The headphone jack will only output 2 channel audio no matter if the TV gets a DTS, DD, or 2 channel audio. HTH! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101 [ Paul Jan 29, 2018 ] Staff
Sorry, I did not attach an audio system, I bought this for a gaming monitor for my PC and it is working great for that. [ Alucard13 Jan 25, 2018 ]
I can't answer that question. I rarely watch it. I'm a family of 1. So it's just me, front and center [ Charlene Jan 03, 2018 ]
I don't know The TV was burned in the Santa Rosa Fire!?? [ David Dec 31, 2017 ]
The picture is amazingly good from all angles! Don't sweat anything else [ Karen J. Dec 31, 2017 ]
The seats in our living room are 6' to 9' from the screen and the quality of the picture is outstanding.Perfect size for a smaller room. [ MICHAEL Dec 08, 2017 ]
The Sony XBR- 43X800E is in my bedroom, this in my first Sony TV and the is great. [ Anthony Dec 07, 2017 ]
I normally sit 10' from the screen and the picture quality is excellent. Moving to within 6' did not impact the quality of the picture in my opinion. The picture is sharp and the colors are very vivid. [ BRIAN Dec 02, 2017 ]
Picture quality is great! Good resolution. 6'-9' is perfect for this tv. [ Christopher Dec 01, 2017 ]
I use mine in the 10-12 foot range. The quality of this set is so good that I just bought its big brother a 65 inch 930e. Sony has really made a comeback. I have,(had), 5 Samsung's, now down to three and dropping. You will love the 43 [ DENNIS B Nov 30, 2017 ]
It is an Android TV, so its kind of like an android phone with apps that are pre-approved by Sony. You put in a gmail account (you could use a real one or make one up), and then you install apps. Netflix app, amazon app are already loaded. You can "cast" to it from other android devices on your network, if that's what you are asking. Sorry, I'm not familiar with iPhone and Macbook IOS stuff. [ DAVE Dec 21, 2017 ]
I don't use Apple products so I don't know how it works with iPhone etc. [ Alfred Nov 27, 2017 ]
No change was noticed. [ Karen J. Oct 22, 2017 ]
I haven't seen any impact at all to be honest. [ Michael Oct 22, 2017 ]
The 2017 XBR43X800E model adds Live Color Technology and Dynamic Contrast Enhancer to improve the picture quality over the 2016 XBR43X800D. Live Color Technology is an image processor using an algorithm specially developed by Sony that is designed to reproduce incredibly vivid colors on screen; and the Dynamic Contrast Enhancer optimizes the range of brightness frame-by-frame according to what's happening on screen to reproduce deeper blacks, brighter whites, and more video color. The 2017 also adds Bluetooth audio (via future firmware update) which enables the TV to wirelessly transmit its audio over a Bluetooth connection to a set of Bluetooth headphones, a single Bluetooth speaker, or a single pair of Bluetooth speakers. It's also slightly lighter weighing 23.8 lbs. with stand; 22.3 lbs. without (compared to 29.1 lbs. with stand; 27.1 lbs. without). Hope that helps! [ Larry Apr 30, 2017 ] Staff
Through the online chat system you can have your questions answered in real time with one of our product specialists. You can also call 1-800-324-9695. I will be happy to forward your question but it may be several days for a response. [ Kenny Apr 28, 2017 ] Staff
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Kenny Apr 28, 2017 ] Staff
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