Sony KD-65XH8196 : the best television set Direct LED ?

Presentation of the Sony KD-65XH8196

Sony unveils a new model equipped with all the current expected sophistications, the KD-65XH8196.
A quick glimpse at the specification sheet : 64.5 inches.
And you must believe us it is impressive. The first question you’ll have to ask yourself will be the place where you are going to install this television.
Beside, this television is equipped with a Ultra HD 4K resolution.  Attractive, user friendly, minimum bulk , quality image and sound, everything has been carefully finalized in this television, in order to make a nearly perfect product.
Through our review today, you will understand why the Sony KD-65XH8196 is ranked among the best TVs of the moment.

KD-65XH8196 from Sony – Design

The Sony KD-65XH8196 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.
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.

The screen of the Sony KD-65XH8196

The Sony could hardly do better than this KD-65XH8196 with a Direct LED screen.
Sony remains anchored in its technological choices and decides to equip its new television set with it. The quality of the LED gives an excellent rendering. 
The Sony television set displays a Ultra HD 4K resolution. And with his 64.5 inches, he’s in a series of TVs that is at the top of its range. At the same time, we are dealing with a nice display on the screen.
By providing it with a frequency of 50 Hz, we’re looking at a high-end TV. Perfect image and exceptional synchronization in game or movie mode.
Note that with advanced technology, this TV gives you a Ultra HD 4K quality picture .
In conclusion on the display, with the KD-65XH8196 Sony makes the choice of the mid-range. No more.

KD-65XH8196 from Sony – The sound

The Sony KD-65XH8196 is not satisfied with displaying stunning image quality. Indeed, it also pleasantly surprised us with its well-made audio performance.
The equipment consists of  two loudspeakers and provides a sound power of 10 W.

Finally, if we have to summarize the sound of the KD-65XH8196 up, it is the word perfection that stands out.

Finally, if we have to summarize the sound of the KD-65XH8196 Sony, it is the word correct that comes out.

The Intelligent aspect of the Sony KD-65XH8196

For the software part, the KD-65XH8196 Sony has an operating system Android 9.0 Pie; It will allow you to happily explore a number of entertainment options.
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-65XH8196 is communicating.
This software environment innovates on the Sony KD-65XH8196 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-65XH8196

All the available connectivity makes it possible to cover current needs.
Thanks to its above-average number of connections, this TV is very generous.

It is with 13 possible connections that this KD-65XH8196 is presented. The Sony KD-65XH8196 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 detail here are the available connections:
2 USB ports, 4 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 5 antenna inputs, 1 component plug (Video)

KD-65XH8196 from Sony – Technical characteristics

The main features of this TV set:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 71
Screen size in inches 64.5
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display system Direct LED
Display frequency 50
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 2
Number of HDMI ports 4
Number of audio outputs 1
Composite Input (Video) Yes
HDR Compatible Yes
HDR Dolby Vision Compatible Yes
DTS Sound Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet Yes

KD-65XH8196 from Sony – The conclusion

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 model uses Direct LED technology for its display. The result is good: the lighting is uniform and the contrast is pleasant.
Sony chooses 4k technology. A wise choice that allows you to face a device with a well-defined image and quality sound rendering. It’s beautiful and powerful at the same time.

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

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