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Sony KDL-43W809C review

 Review: July 2015  

Last updated October 2015

Rating: 4 stars

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:

User questions

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Will tv guide advance page by page instead of one channel at a time?

Asked by RGS from UK on 23rd Nov 2018

TV won't turn on?

Asked by Razak from Nigeria on 18th Jul 2017

Brightness keeps maxing out?

Asked by Michael from UK on 17th Mar 2017
Brightness keeps resetting to maximum (100%)
Tried different settings to no avail.

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Sony KDL-43W809C user reviews

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Average rating from 3 reviews:

Reviewed by Joe Harris from Uk on 25th Oct 2017
I bought this TV 18months ago and the power adapter went ! I tried Vurrys they weren’t interested I tried Sony they weren’t interested either! So I’m frantically trying to get a replacement ac power adaptor for this TV.
Not impressed with customer service from either! 😢

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 from Deutschland 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!
Unfair competition!
Why is it still advertised this way? Incomprehensible!

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