Sony KD-43XH8588 : a television of 42.5 inches

Presentation of the Sony KD-43XH8588

Sony unveils a new model equipped with all the current expected sophistications, the KD-43XH8588.
A quick glimpse at the specification sheet : 42.5 inches.
Surely considering this price you couldn’t expect something excessive. You can comfort yourself with the thought that it is a mass of technology.
In addition this Sony displays a Ultra HD 4K resolution.  Even if it is in a mid-range position, it offers interesting specifications, partly justifying its price.
Through our review today, you will understand why the Sony KD-43XH8588 is ranked among the best TVs of the moment.

The design of the Sony KD-43XH8588

The Sony KD-43XH8588 with its simple design is an interesting alternative for anyone who wants an elegant television set in the mid-range segment.
The shapes are balanced and the overall rendering is beautiful to look at. A successful mid-range model.
In conclusion, Sony has worked seriously on the design of this TV set. It’s efficient and it will allow you with this KD-43XH8588 to have a beautiful object in your living room.

TV screen presentation Sony KD-43XH8588

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.

This model has a Ultra HD 4K display. With a screen size of 42.5 inches, this KD-43XH8588 is among the most models in its category.Beyond its size, we are still in front of a beautiful quality screen.
Sony chooses a frequency of 100 Hz, this makes this TV set better positioned than its competitors. A perfectly synchronized image that will delight you for your home cinema.
Even better, thanks to its advanced technology, the screen of this television provides a Ultra HD 4K quality resolution.
In conclusion on the display, with the KD-43XH8588 Sony makes the choice of the mid-range. No more.

TV sound presentation Sony KD-43XH8588

The sound quality is correct but nothing more. The typical low-medium and mid-range sounds are far from what the competition offers. The sound of the KD-43XH8588 still has the advantage of not being saturated. In any case, the installation as presented ex-factory is just sufficient for this television set
For the sound part, the television set is equipped with two baffles and provides a sound power of 10 W.

In conclusion, the sound of this TV will put you at the very heart of your movies. Immersive and impressive.

Finally, if we have to summarize the sound of the KD-43XH8588 Sony, it is the word correct that comes out.

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

For the software part, the KD-43XH8588 Sony has an operating system Android 9.0 Pie. You have the opportunity to explore the world of entertainment.
This TV offers you the choice of connectivity: Whether through its Wifi function, or through the local network with other devices or computer devices (fixed or mobile computers, NAS synology for example), your TV KD-43XH8588 is communicating.
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?

The connection system of the Sony KD-43XH8588

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.

In detail here are the available connections:
3 USB ports, 4 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 5 antenna inputs, 1 composite plug (Y/Pb/Pr)

Presentation of the technical features of the Sony KD-43XH8588

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

KD-43XH8588 from Sony – The conclusion

Finally, this new Sony KD-43XH8588 is a television set that can go anywhere; it can meet the majority of needs.
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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