Sony - 43" Class - LED - X800E Series - 2160p - Smart - 4K UHD TV with HDR

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Add an extra dimension to movies and video games with this Sony 4K smart television. Equipped with a vibrant wide-angle 43-inch display, the picture on this TV looks great no matter where you sit. Stream a range of exciting content on demand when you connect this Sony 4K smart television to your network wirelessly or via ethernet cable.

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    What's Included


    • AC power adapter (ACDP-120E03, ACDP-160M01)
    • AC power cord
    • Batteries (R03)
    • IR blaster (1-849-161-12)
    • Owner's manual
    • Sony 43" Class - LED - X800E Series - 2160p - Smart - 4K UHD TV with HDR
    • Table top stand (separate, assembly required)
    • Voice remote control (RMF-TX300U)

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (527 out of 550)

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    Features


    4K HDR Processor X1

    High Dynamic Range video content delivers exceptional detail, color and contrast, with a far wider range of brightness.

    4K X-Reality Pro

    Provides lifelike detail and clarity. See the details appear in buildings and trees as scenes become clearer, smoother and more natural.

    TRILUMINOS Display

    Colors are as rich and vivid as nature's own with more shades of red, green and blue.

    Frame Dimming technology

    Offers variable backlight intensity according to the picture displayed on LCD panel. The result is a reduction of power consumption and an improvement of picture contrast.

    Android TV

    From movies and TV shows to thousands of apps, Android TV brings you everything in an instant. Cast your favorite apps with Google Cast, and Voice Search helps you find the entertainment you want.

    42.5" screen (measured diagonally from corner to corner)

    A great size for a living room or mid-sized home theater space.

    2160p resolution for breathtaking HD images

    Watch 4K movies and TV shows at 4x the resolution of Full HD, and upscale your current HD content to the gorgeous Ultra HD-level picture quality.

    Watch high dynamic range (HDR) content on your TV

    With an HDR-compatible 4K TV, you can enjoy HDR movies and TV shows, in addition to all your current content.

    Smart TV with access to streaming services for countless entertainment options

    Stream shows, movies, games and more with the TV's built-in Wi-Fi and integrated apps.

    Chromecast Built-in

    In order to cast your favorite shows, movies, music and more, you must download the Google Cast app and use your compatible mobile device along with cast-enabled apps to send content right to your TV.

    Google Assistant Built-in

    Find what you want quickly, simply by talking. Ask your Google Assistant to help you play TV shows, movies, and more. Dim the lights and control your connected devices while you watch a movie for a better experience.

    Works with Amazon Alexa for voice control

    Ask Amazon Alexa (device required) to help you play movies, TV shows and more. Plus, control other connected devices like lights and a thermostat for a better viewing experience.

    Advanced TV sound

    Two built-in Bass Reflex speakers, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse and DTS Digital Surround.

    Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby Pulse

    Optimizes the sound for TV from sources, such as the Internet, connected PCs, smartphones and tablets.

    4 HDMI inputs for the best home theater connection

    High-speed HDMI delivers a full 2160p picture and digital surround sound in one convenient cable. HDMI cable not included.

    Enjoy the picture from multiple angles

    The wide 178° viewing angle provides a clear picture for viewers seated near the side of the screen.

    Manage the viewing experience for your kids

    The parental control functionality lets you block channels with the unwanted content.

    Motionflow keeps the action smooth

    Sony's Refresh Rate technology allows fast moving action sequences in sports and movies to be seen with precise motion clarity.

    Vibrant colors, smooth gradations

    The Triluminos display offers more shades of red, green and blue. The 4K HDR Super Bit Mapping reveals thousands of shades and gradations of light, for sunsets as bright and clear as real-life.

    3 USB inputs

    Easily connect your digital camera, camcorder or other USB device.

    *Web-based services and content require a high-speed Internet service. Some services may require a subscription.


    Customer rating

    4.7
    96%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      a Great TV!

      Posted
      KingHyrule

      Lag: Let’s address that first. The initial lag in the TV interface is so bad I’d call it “deal breaking.” However, once the software is updated (a normal part of the early setup process) the lag vanishes. I’ve had NO LAG after the update, none. One could question wisdom of Sony continues to ship units that need update, right out of the box, verses updating them before they leave the factory... but this is a review. Just to be clear: there’s no input lag, after the first update. Setup Our TV section is limited by the opening in our entertainment system. This TV was one of only a few TVs that fit our space. The media devices connected to the TV: a Nintendo Switch, the Play Station 4 Pro, an AppleTV 4K and a HD antenna connected to the TV for local channels and random sporting event, but as a whole we do not watch “channels”. We limit our daughter’s TV to only the PBSKids App and our purchases through the iTunes store. The Play Station 4 (Pro) and the AppleTV are our sources of 4K, HDR content. We use the TV speaker most of the time. They are ok, a little weak, but make noises like you’d expect. However, to impress your friends and keeping the neighbors awake with sounds of explosions and witty banter between the hero and his plucky side kick, nothing beats a true surround system. Movie nights we push the sound through a surround sound receiver and a whole host of speaker. Viewing Habits AppleTV: 50% (Netflix, PBS Kids, YouTube, purchase Movies/TV shows) Play Station 4: 20% Nintendo Switch: 30% Over the Air Channels: 0% (we watch very little over the air TV, let’s say less than 1%) The Image The color and image quality is noticeable upgrade form our old HD TV. The image is better even with ‘plain’ HD content and even ‘old fashion’ SD content, like old movies and TV shows. The colors are richer, and seem more real. The brights are brighter and the darks are darker even with sub-4K content. What really shines in the HDR content (the extended color range). The enlarged color palette is more of a positive difference to my eyes than the extra pixels of 4K. This is really something that you have to see for yourself. The best aspect of the TV is the image. That’s really the main feature of any TV -- its display. Sony has created an exceptional display. It was the best example in Best Buy’s show room and looks even better at home. I’m really happy with what this display can produce. Motion smoothing effects take some time to get used to. The TV refreshes faster than the video its displaying, so the TV fills in the extra frame. It’s not an effect I like. Luckily it’s easy to disable. I understand that most modern TV suffer with the same issue. It seems faster your TV is more pronoticed this effect is. As more media comes out that take advantage of the power of 4K TV this will be less of a problem. I’ve gone to just turning it off. The Smarts of a Smart TV I’ll just say it – the Android TV platform is the biggest disappointment of this TV. Aside from the lag issues which is fixed with a quick update, the whole things feels bloated and unnecessary. I’m not a fan of the Android TV platform. This TV suffers like all other Android TV with a cluttered interface, hard to access settings and filled with app that we have no interest in and don’t want but can’t get rid of. We just use the input control and avoid the Android TV part of this smart TV. In Short + Image quality is outstanding (even without 4K, HDR content) + Image quality with 4K and HDR enabled is spectacular! + Setup was easy + HDMI control of receiver is nice - You have to enable HDR manually - Built in speaker are not very good - No easy way to access the settings - Display settings need to be tweaked to get the best out of the display - Android ‘Smart’ TV is the least smart thing about this TV Hints Make sure to have you video game inputs set to ‘Game mode’, and disable “auto image setting”. That made the most impact on the quality game. You have to enable the HRD mode on both the TV and the video source. Set RGB color range to “FULL” on all devices.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Painful interface--slow!

      Posted
      Steve

      I set up my new TV on 11/26/2017. The first thing I did was install the updates, so the firmware was current as of 11/26/2017. The UI is very slow, especially when you first start up the TV. If you have to unplug the TV and plug it back in then it's going to be very sluggish for at least 15 minutes! There are no screen control buttons on the remote so you have to leave whatever you're watching and go through some levels of the menu system and make blind adjustments, and then try to return to where you were--PAIN. The remote is infra red, and it misses the TV often. My Tivo had an RF remote that is much better... The remote is not programmable and there is no hot button for Youtube, though there is a large button for the App Store, to buy things. The slideshow app is something you have to buy on the app store, though you can browse your USB stick natively and play select photos and videos. The TV freezes on lots of MOV files from various sources, especially older files off my Nikon Coolpix, and that's regardless of which app I use to play them. The newer MOVs that come off the iphone play fine. There are lots of issues with the slideshow app, including no sort options, no sound during screen saver, no transitions, etc. When you plug in the USB stick with new pictures then be prepared to wait an hour or more until the TV is done "syncing" with the internal memory. Finding a folder of pictures can take quite a while since the directory structure you created on your computer is not visible and the individual folders are randomly positioned on the screen. I have at least 200+ folders of pictures from over the years. I haven't found a way to get rid of the first couple of lines of their TV choices on the main screen, but I'm not done looking yet. I'm hoping to just be left with three or four things, right next to each other: Netflix, Youtube, and the slideshow app. I don't want anything else on the main screen and I don't want to see content from anywhere else when I search. You get one free movie from the Google Store, and the 4k version of "Passengers" was $19 just to watch it once!!! The picture is good but I wouldn't call it great. I get lots of application crashes on Netflix and the Slideshow app. I guess they were in a hurry to deliver and figured they'd get things working later. And I think that's true of most manufacturers. Tivo continues to crash over and over, year after year. I haven't tried any of the other TVs so I have nothing to compare this one too.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Questionable 60Hz Support

      Posted
      Golde

      This TV is great for either 1080p or 2160p display modes. Anything inbetween, it fails horribly. It does not render 60Hz display in anything between those two resolutions. It can only render 30Hz. So, while this TV supports 60Hz, it does not support it for let's say 1440p or 1200p display modes. So, if you plug in a gaming PC & strive for the best experience possible like I did & tried 1440p you'd be surprised to find out that you're stuck at 30FPS with Vsync enabled. Some games don't work at 30FPS, like Injustice 2 on PC or really any fighting game. These require 60FPS in order to function properly. You can fix this by simply changing the game settings to 1080p or turning off Vsync, but it's still odd that this TV just won't run in 60Hz for other display modes & it doesn't mention that in it's specs. That being said, though, this TV is still fantastic & deserves a 4 star rating, would be a 5 star if it didn't have this one issue I find annoying. Everything else so far has be great. All other modes from 480p, 720p, 1080p, & 2160p work & run as you'd expect with fantastic visual output. If you view it from an angle there can be some small distortion, as you'd get from almost all TV's, mainly from the back light, this TV is still great for my personal needs, mainly being gaming & PC work. You can link your android phone, google accounts, netflix, crunchy roll, youtube, amazon, google play movies & tv, pretty much everything you can do on a phone you can do on this TV. You can even download & play some games on the TV itself. I personally got the 43" model for my bedroom & it looks great. HLG modes on older consoles especially look fantastic. HLG mode does not work with component cables, sadly, so if you are a gamer like me & want the best visual representation you can afford you may need an adapter of some kind for HDMI output. 4 Stars

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great TV! Well done, Sony!

      Posted
      Jack
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      While I will say this is probably not the best 4K TV out there, it is certainly not bad for what I paid for. I had an Insignia 43 inch which also was 4K. While I did notice clear resolution on the TV, as I watched my 4K Blu-rays, it kind of felt washed out, which this TV does improve on. The TV does have a nice range of color, but at the same time leaves a bit to be desired when it comes to overall contrast ratio. I also like the Android smart features which is pretty user friendly. Some people complained about the sound, and while I will admit that the sound is not perfect at all times (experience from YouTube app), if you're watching a Blu-ray, get ready to have a party in your ears! Also one thing I usually don't see others talk about is the stand. I have a smaller stand, and the TV's screen takes up greater space in width than my stand itself, and I feel like one thing I find to be an inconvenience with other TVs is how you can't really fit them on a stand as small as the one I have. But this TV has a stand that doesn't really come with that sort of problem. Thanks, Sony! Thanks for considering me! I recommend this product, and I'd say that it's a great replacement for my Insignia. Let's just hope it lasts longer (Insignia broke after only 2 years of use!)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great TV ( but notice VESA mount dimensions)

      Posted
      JimK
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I just bought this 43” TV. The picture is great. The speakers produce good sound. The smart functionality works well. Some of the menus might be a little wonky for those that struggle with technology, but they probably aren’t buying this television. Overall I am satisfied. I would forewarn anyone who is going to wall mount this tv to pay attention to VESA mount hole layout on the TV. The layout is a 100w X 200h AKA 4”w x 8”h layout. I had to return the first tilt mount I purchased (that the in store staff recommended) because the 4”w did not allow the mount bars adequate space apart to actually attach both mount bars. It is unusual to find a 43” tv with this VESA mount pattern. I was able to find a different mount that worked fine, but a buyer should pay attention to this nuance if wall mounting. Finally, I am using this tv in a bedroom in which I will turn the tv off from bed with the lights off. This makes me wish the remote lit up, but this is a small issue that will effect only those who use the tv with out lights on. I have both an attenna and cable signal. I also have other inputs I use. The remote has a “TV” button. This tv let’s you program that button to take you to the desired input. This is handy for my wife who has less interest and familiarity with technology than I do. Showing her to hit the tv button if she wants to watch cable is awesome. Overall I like this tv for the key issues which are picture, sound, and functionality noting the other issues I discussed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Great display, not so great other things

      Posted
      Mark56
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I have to be honest, they display is fantastic. However, I have my problems with it. First of all, the UI is very laggy and sluggish. Frame rates are low when navigating through menus and it takes forever just to find and select one option. And leaving menus is a headache too, you have to constantly hit the back button. Also, HDR recognition is weak. Unlike LG models it doesn't pop up and tell you that you are viewing HDR content. You have to go into picture settings (with the annoying UI) and it'll be somewhere in there. When you hit the "display" button to see the screen details, it doesn't mention HDR even though you know it's HDR content. LG made it really simple. The native YouTube app doesn't display HDR content which is very odd. HDR during gaming (even on game mode) also has a high input lag. If you don't really care about details and just want a great display, its great. But for HDR and other UI things it is very annoying. Will most likely return.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

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        Hi Mark56, Sony takes into consideration all feedback to improve the performance and quality of our products and services. We're always looking to make Sony better. We appreciate your time sharing this feedback. ~Ralph sony_US

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      It wasn't the TV's fault

      Posted
      jws858a
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I have purchased a number of Sony 4K TVs in the past from Best Buy. When I was in PA recently I wanted to purchase one for my folks. The Sony 43" was the set of choice. I was pleased when the Best Buy in Pottstown, PA, had one in stock but was concerned that the box was taped shut with Best Buy tape. A woman in the department assured me the box was only opened to show a customer the set. There was no "open box" discount offered. Taking the set back to my folks house to set it up showed a different story. The screws that secure the base to the TV were missing. As this TV was to be placed on a TV stand this was a big deal. Clearly I should have taken the time to inspect the contents of the box myself and didn't. The lesson learned is that you shouldn't purchase an item that has been opened unless you meticulously look at what is in the box and make sure all parts are accounted for. I would also have it plugged in to make sure it works properly. After all that is checked out you should make sure it is priced appropriately. The set itself is great. Now all I need is the ability to stand it up so it can be viewed.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Another winner

      Posted
      KaeL
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      After having a different brand tv break recently I set out to find a replacement for it. I’ve always had success with Sony TVs so I knew I wanted to focus on finding the perfect model. After some research and long thought I went with this one and couldn’t be more happy. I wasn’t necessarily looking for 4K but it’s nice to have it. Even without having 4K equipment I notice that the picture quality and clarity is much better on all channels compared to the tv being replaced as well as the other Sony in my home. The voice remote is a good perk but not something I feel I would use often (just not my thing). Easy set up and adequate hdmi ports to fit my needs. Sound is great without needing or wanting a sound bar to enhance it in the room that I have it in. So far all of the features seem to work well. Overall it’s definitely worth checking out if you’re in the market for a great 4K tv. Only negative (and it’s really not that big of a deal) may be that the strand is pretty light so I would worry a little if I had small children in the home around it if it weren’t being mounted on the wall or was on a stand low enough for someone to pull it over.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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