Sony KD-65XH8196 : the other TV set from Sony

Sony KD-65XH8196 : A Ultra HD 4K that makes the difference ?

The firm Sony is deciding today to launch a new mid-range model with its KD-65XH8196.
First, the size : 64.5 inches on this device.
The engineers from Sony say they have worked with specialist from the Hollywood studios to get a high quality result.
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.
Through our review today, you will understand why the Sony KD-65XH8196 is ranked among the best TVs of the moment.

TV design presentation Sony KD-65XH8196

The Sony KD-65XH8196 with its simple design is an interesting alternative for anyone who wants an elegant television set in the mid-range segment.
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.
In short, the Sony has really succeeded the design aspect of this TV, which does not go unnoticed no matter where it is installed. If when turned off it has such an effect, the sensations take on a whole new dimension when the screen of the Sony KD-65XH8196 is revealed.

KD-65XH8196 from Sony – The screen

The designers of Sony have made this new TV set KD-65XH8196. A new mid-range model with the characteristics of its time, a well calibrated image, and a high-performance processing.
With this new KD-65XH8196 Sony, the company makes an assumed technological choice. It’s LED and that’s good because the image result is excellent. 
The Sony television set displays a Ultra HD 4K resolution. With a screen size of 64.5 inches, this KD-65XH8196 is at the top of its range. Beyond its size, we are still in front of a beautiful quality screen.
Designed with a frequency of 50 Hz, this TV has a better rendering compared to its competitors, in the same category.
Note that with advanced technology, this TV gives you a Ultra HD 4K quality picture .
My opinion to conclude on the display part. It’s in the range, without flourish or excess. An additional choice in the mid-range.

TV sound presentation Sony KD-65XH8196

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 equipment consists of  two loudspeakers for 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.

In conclusion, the sound of this TV will give you the majority of the sound spectrum. It’s average, but not of poor quality.

The Intelligent aspect of the Sony KD-65XH8196

On the software side, the Sony KD-65XH8196 is equipped with the operating system Android 9.0 Pie installed; it allows you to explore a whole universe of entertainment.
You will also be able to access the Internet, either through your Wi-Fi connection, or for the most geek among you via the LAN; you will then be able to download a whole bunch of applications and movies.
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?

KD-65XH8196 from Sony – Its connectivity

This television Sony KD-65XH8196 offers a rather classical connectivity : mixed inputs HDMI, the ports as well as the audio are available on this model.
In this TV range, the KD-65XH8196’s offers are among the widest choice of connectors. This TV has more than most of its competitors.

This model has a total of 13 connections, not too bad. Almost all the devices in your home can be connected: the box, the game console, a multimedia server, and many other devices, in addition to your DVD or Blu-ray player.

In clear, the connections available on this model are:
2 USB ports, 4 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 5 antenna inputs, 1 component plug (Video)

Presentation of the technical features of the Sony KD-65XH8196

Here is a summary of the technical characteristics of the television 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.
A Direct LED panel animates this television. The rendering is good, even very good.
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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