Sony KD-43XG7005 : a television set Direct LED mid-range

What is the new Sony KD-43XG7005 worth ?

Sony ranks among the important actors on the television market, and proposes with this KD-43XG7005, an interesting screen tested by our Laboratory.
A quick glimpse at the specification sheet : 43 inches.
Its size is quite a good representation of the average screen : we are face to a standard screen.
Concerning technology, it is worth noting that this model 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.
Why can we consider this KD-43XG7005 as convincing in spite of its mid-range position ? This is what we are going to discover in this article.

The design of the Sony KD-43XG7005

Sober but in line with current trends. Sony has asked its design office to make a product that tends towards the top range, but remains affordable.
No revolution concerning the aesthetics of this KD-43XG7005. We are in line with market standards. At least we know what we’re buying: a television set.
A good overall score for this TV; it corresponds to design in the spirit of the times. A quality of materials and a visual aspect that does not make you insensitive.
This new Sony KD-43XG7005 is simply flat.
With an interesting size of 43 inches, Another thing we can highlight in the design of this TV is the design of its support. Equipped with a double base, Sony has chosen security. The TV holds well, nothing moves thanks to this system. And whatever the price of the KD-43XG7005, we prefer this kind of solution that guarantees that the television will not fall out of its place.
The charm of the KD-43XG7005 is undoubtedly its technology Slim design.
In conclusion, Sony has worked seriously on the design of this TV set. It’s efficient and it will allow you with this KD-43XG7005 to have a beautiful object in your living room.

The screen of the Sony KD-43XG7005

The Sony could hardly do better than this KD-43XG7005 with a Direct LED screen.
With this new model, Sony confirms one of its technological choices. The quality of the LED gives an excellent rendering. 
The Sony television set displays a Ultra HD 4K resolution. Sony presents this KD-43XG7005 with a screen of 43 inches; this television meets the expectations of its range.In the end, it is interesting to note that beyond the size, the screen is well made. A point to add when choosing between this model and other competitors.
By providing it with a frequency of 200 Hz, the television’s fluidity is at the top of its range.
In addition, Sony has decided to use its mastery of advanced technology on this device, which allows it to benefit from a high quality Ultra HD 4K image resolution.
In conclusion on the display, with the KD-43XG7005 Sony makes the choice of the mid-range. No more.

The sound of the Sony KD-43XG7005

It is the custom to say that a good sound comes from a device with a lot of watts, however Sony has managed to combine average audio system power with very good sound quality.
The television set is equipped with  two baffles and provides a sound power of 10 W.

In short, the sound is enough to cover your everyday needs. The KD-43XG7005 Sony is not designed for home cinema. That’s not what we are expecting.

KD-43XG7005 from Sony – Embedded intelligence

For the software part, the KD-43XG7005 Sony has an operating system Smart TV installed; it allows you to explore a whole universe of entertainment.
With its Wifi or network connection (local LAN), this TV gives you the possibility to download apps or movies directly. An interesting option in the age of the cloud and online games.

KD-43XG7005 from Sony – Its connectivity

As for the connectivity aspect on Sony KD-43XG7005, it provides you with sufficient elements.
In this price range, this TV offers a higher number of connections than most of its competitors.

This model has a total of 10 connections, not too bad. The Sony KD-43XG7005 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, 3 HDMI ports, 2 audio outputs, 1 antenna input, 1 component plug (Video)

KD-43XG7005 from Sony – Technical characteristics

Here is a summary of the technical characteristics of the television set:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 94.13 cm x 52.94 cm x 5.7 cm
Screen size in inches 43
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display system Direct LED
Display frequency 200
Sound power 10
Smart TV Smart TV
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 3
Number of USB ports 3
Number of HDMI ports 3
Number of audio outputs 2
Number of audio inputs 0
Composite Input (Video) Yes
HDR Compatible Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
PVR Available Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 96 W

Our conclusion on the Sony KD-43XG7005

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.
The choice of Sony to include the smart TV system with the best of its know-how in the KD-43XG7005, leads us to say that this high-end TV is worth having a good look at it.
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 depth of the colours, the screen size, the display frequency.

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