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Sony Bravia XG81 4K TV (2019)

MSRP 750 EURNeo score 80%

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Product Overview

Sony Bravia XG81 is a mainstream 4K IPS TV in Sony's 2019 lineup. It is powered by a 10-bit IPS panel and available in 43", 49", 55", and 65" size classes.
Some highlights of the Sony XG81 include a high screen-to-body ratio up to 92.85%, ultra-fast 1.0 ms response time, and high brightness. Additionally, it supports HDR formats including HDR10 and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma). It performs well in terms of contrast.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 80% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • High screen-to-body ratio
  • Supports HDR10 and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
  • Ultra-fast response time
  • High 1000:1 contrast ratio
  • 10-bit display panel
  • Bright display panel
Cons

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    Specifications

    43"49"55"65"

    Connectivity

    Ports1x Ethernet RJ45, 4x HDMI 2.0 (eARC; CEC), 1x IR Out, 1x AV Composite In (Video + L/R), 1x 3.5 mm Audio Out, 1x Optical Audio Out, 1x Satellite In (Main; F-type female), 2x USB 2.0 (max 0.5 A), 1x Antenna (RF) (female), 1x USB 3.0 (max 0.9 A), 1x CI+ 1.4
    Wireless ConnectivityWiFi 5 + Bluetooth 4.1 + WiFi Direct + DLNA

    Construction

    CameraNo
    ColorsBlack
    Speakers2x 10W
    VESA Mount200 x 200 mm200 x 200 mm200 x 200 mm300 x 300 mm

    Dimensions

    Bezels90.14% screen-to-body ratio91.18% screen-to-body ratio92% screen-to-body ratio92.85% screen-to-body ratio
    Size | Depth2.24 in / 57 mm w/o stand, 10.31 in / 262 mm w/ stand2.24 in / 57 mm w/o stand, 10.31 in / 262 mm w/ stand3.11 in / 79 mm w/o stand, 13.27 in / 337 mm w/ stand3.15 in / 80 mm w/o stand, 13.27 in / 337 mm w/ stand
    Size | Height22.44 in / 570 mm w/o stand, 24.8 in / 630 mm w/ stand25.39 in / 645 mm w/o stand, 27.72 in / 704 mm w/ stand28.39 in / 721 mm w/o stand, 30.87 in / 784 mm w/ stand33.27 in / 845 mm w/o stand, 35.71 in / 907 mm w/ stand
    Size | Width38.19 in / 970 mm43.35 in / 1101 mm48.86 in / 1241 mm57.6 in / 1463 mm
    Weight9.6 kg / 21 lbs w/o stand , 10.2 kg / 22 lbs w/ stand11.8 kg / 26 lbs w/o stand , 12.4 kg / 27 lbs w/ stand16.1 kg / 35 lbs w/o stand , 17.3 kg / 38 lbs w/ stand20.9 kg / 46 lbs w/o stand , 22.1 kg / 49 lbs w/ stand

    Display

    Aspect Ratio16:9
    Brightness600 nits
    Contrast Ratio1000:1 (static), 50000000:1 (dynamic)
    Display BacklightEdge LEDEdge LEDDirect LEDDirect LED
    Display Color Depth10 bits (8 bits + FRC), 1073741824 colors
    Display Diagonal43" (42.52 in / 1080 mm)49" (48.46 in / 1231 mm)55" (54.65 in / 1388 mm)65" (64.53 in / 1639 mm)
    Display TypeIPS
    Gamut95% Adobe RGB72% Adobe RGB95% Adobe RGB95% Adobe RGB
    Pixel Density104 ppi91 ppi81 ppi68 ppi
    Pixel Pitch0.245 mm0.279 mm0.315 mm0.372 mm
    Refresh Rate60 Hz
    Resolution4K (3840x2160)
    Response Time1 ms (min) / 5 ms (avg)2 ms (min) / 8 ms (avg)1 ms (min) / 5 ms (avg)1 ms (min) / 5 ms (avg)
    Viewing Angle178° H / 178° V

    Function

    ChipsetMediaTek MT5596
    HDRHDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
    LicensesENERGY STAR, UL/cUL
    Operating Humidity10 % ~ 80 %
    Operating SystemAndroid 8.0 Oreo, Android 9.0 Pie
    Operating Temperature0 °C ~ 40 °C , 32 °F ~ 104 °F
    ProcessorARM Cortex-A53, 4 cores, 1100 MHz
    TunerAnalog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM), DVB-T, DVB-T2, DVB-C, DVB-S, DVB-S2
    VideoClearAudio+, Voice command, Clear Phase Speaker, Live Color Technology, Dynamic Backlight Control, Frame Dimming, Triluminos Display, PVR, Dynamic Contrast Enhancer, Dual database processing, 4K X-Reality Pro, S-Force Front Surround sound, HDCP (High-b...

    Performance

    Energy EfficiencyA
    Memory | Capacity3 GB
    Power Consumption69 W (average) / 111 W (max) / 0.5 W (sleep) / 0.29 W (off)77 W (average) / 120 W (max) / 0.5 W (sleep) / 0.5 W (off)115 W (average) / 195 W (max) / 0.5 W (sleep) / 0.5 W (off)156 W (average) / 258 W (max) / 0.5 W (sleep)

    Production

    AccessoryIR extender cable
    Debut2019
    Model NameKD-43XG8196KD-49XG8196KD-55XG8196KD-65XG8196

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