KD-65XH8196 : Sony is back with a TV set Direct LED

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.
In its 64.5 inches model , this television offers a definition dedicated to the pictures treatment.
We are looking at a very imposing television. You won’t move it every now and then.
In addition this Sony displays a Ultra HD 4K resolution.  With a diagonal of 64.5 inches, this mid-range model canbe considered as a rather cheap television .
Why can we consider this KD-65XH8196 as convincing in spite of its mid-range position ? This is what we are going to discover in this article.

KD-65XH8196 from Sony – Design

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.
The shapes are balanced and the overall rendering is beautiful to look at. A successful mid-range model.
This TV could simply be one of the best in terms of design for mid-range. It has nothing to envy from its competitors. Even when it’s off, you won’t get tired of looking at it; only happiness!

KD-65XH8196 from Sony – The screen

The display of this KD-65XH8196 is handled with care. This will allow connoisseurs to enjoy a quality rendering in home theater mode. The colours are faithful and deep black.
With this new KD-65XH8196 Sony, the company makes an assumed technological choice. The quality of the LED gives an excellent rendering. 
This model has a Ultra HD 4K display. With a screen size of 64.5 inches, this KD-65XH8196 belongs to the series of large models in 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.
Sony chooses a frequency of 50 Hz, the television’s fluidity is at the top of its range.
Even better, thanks to its advanced technology, the screen of this television provides a Ultra HD 4K quality resolution.
Thus, the Sony KD-65XH8196 allows you to watch everyday movies and videos without necessarily wanting it to be a home theater level. It’s a decent mid-range.

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 television set is equipped with  two baffles with 10 W at output.

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.

KD-65XH8196 from Sony – Embedded intelligence

It has almost become a habit for Sony, this KD-65XH8196 has its 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?

The connection system of the Sony KD-65XH8196

As for the connectivity aspect on Sony KD-65XH8196, 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 13 connections, not too bad. The Sony KD-65XH8196 is thus at the very top of its range. The choices offered by its connections are simply enormous.

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)

Technical characteristics 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

In conclusion, the Sony KD-65XH8196 is a mid-range television set of good quality. Average in most areas, it is nevertheless a wise choice for consumers who want to have a well-made product.
This model uses Direct LED technology for its display. The result is good: the lighting is uniform and the contrast is pleasant.
This 4K TV can also boast near-perfect picture quality, as well as clear, aesthetic and powerful sound reproduction.

If there are any positive points to remember, here are 3 interesting ones:
the screen size, the display frequency, the sound power.

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