Sony KDL-43W809C review
|Review: July 2015|
Last updated October 2015
In a nutshell: The Sony 43W809C is a 43-inch version of Sony's excellent W80C range of TVs. The W809C is finished in black with a dark chrome stand, and is exclusive to Currys / PC World. Picture quality and connectivity options are excellent, and the Android smart TV operating system has a lot to offer. However, at present, Sony is still in the process of rolling out Android, and we've deducted one star from our rating because of this issue.
The KDL-43W809C is a 43-inch TV in Sony's 2015 W80C range. We reviewed the 50-inch KDL-50W805C in detail, and we refer you to that review to find out more. The 43-inch models are exactly the same as the 50-inch, apart from the screen size. The W809C model is exclusive to Currys / PC World and is the same as the W805C except that it has a dark chrome stand instead of the normal silver stand. It also has slightly enhanced motion interpolation, giving it a 1000Hz motion rating instead of 800Hz, but we don't think that this will make any practical difference to viewing.
Sony KDL-43W809C features include:
- 43 inch LED-backlit screen
- 1920 x 1080 resolution
- X-Reality PRO processing engine
- Advanced Contrast Enhancer
- Motionflow XR 1000 Hz
- Dynamic backlight control
- 24p True Cinema
- 3D Ready (active 3D), no glasses included
- Game Mode
- Freeview HD
- Android 5.0 TV
- Audio: Clear Phase speaker, Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pulse, 10W x 2 power output
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Ethernet (LAN) x 1, screen mirroring, HDMI x 4, USB x 3, headphone/subwoofer output x 1, component in (Y/Pb/Pr), composite in (AV) x 1, digital audio out x 1, Audio In x 2, HDMI PC in x 1, Scart x 1, RF In (Terrestrial / Cable input) x 1, MHL, CI+ slot
- RMT-TX100D remote control
- Energy efficiency class: A+
- Typical power consumption: 55W - 98W
- Size without stand (WxHxD): 962 x 565 x 59 mm
- Size with stand (WxHxD): 962 x 602 x 179 mm
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Brightness keeps maxing out?
Asked by Michael
on 17th Mar 2017
Brightness keeps resetting to maximum (100%)
Tried different settings to no avail.
Witch 3D glasses do I need to purchase Sony passive or active glasses?
by Will B
on 12th Jun 2016
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Average rating from 2 reviews:
Reviewed by Ali
from United kingdom
on 28th Jan 2016
This tv is super picture quality , good speakers, dont think i need any soundbar for this tv , i recomend it ...
Reviewed by Horst Kreuz
on 26th Jan 2016
The KDL - 43W809C is advertised with a USB recording function.
This is not available!
It is intentionally advertised with false, untrue statements!
Why is it still advertised this way? Incomprehensible!