Sony KD-49X8309 vs Sony KDL-50W809

Sony KD-49X8309
Sony KDL-50W809

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Vastly faster refresh rate Edit
The Sony KD-49X8309 has a refresh rate of 1,000Hz, however the Sony KDL-50W809 is only a 100Hz refresh rate TV (900Hz slower). Read more

The refresh rate is also known as the high frequency rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. The high frequency rate is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 60Hz would refresh the image on the screen 60 times every second which means that action scenes would appear smoother.

The high frequency rate is also known as the refresh rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate.

One more composite video in port Edit
The Sony KD-49X8309 is a two composite video in port TV, whereas the Sony KDL-50W809 only has one composite video in port. Read more

A composite video port is mainly used for connecting older devices to the TV, such as older video cameras or video recorders. Composite video connections can only display images up to a resolutionsof 640 x 480 pixels so the quality of image displayed via a composite video connection will be quite low.

Multiple composite video ports will allow you to connect more than one older video device. However it is very unlikely that you will use the composite video port at all.

8 Reasons For
1" larger screen size Edit
The Sony KDL-50W809 has a screen size of 50", whereas the Sony KD-49X8309 is only a 49" TV (1" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen excluding any frame or border. One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

3D compatible Edit
The Sony KDL-50W809 is 3D compatible, whereas the Sony KD-49X8309 is not 3D compatible. Read more

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

PC in port Edit
The Sony KDL-50W809 has a PC in port, however the Sony KD-49X8309 does not have a PC in port. Read more

The socket (port) to receive input from a PC via a D-sub, which is a connector with a characteristic D-shaped metal shield.

17% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KDL-50W809 has an annual energy consumption of 100kWh, however the Sony KD-49X8309 is a 117kWh annual energy consumption TV (17kWh higher). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

Thinner Edit
Sony KDL-50W809 is 59mm thick. That's 1mm thinner than the Sony KD-49X8309 (59mm). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

A bit lighter Edit
The Sony KDL-50W809 is a 13.7kg heavy TV, whereas the Sony KD-49X8309 is a 14.4kg heavy TV (700g heavier). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

14% cheaper to run
Over five years the Sony KDL-50W809 only costs £118.41 to run but the Sony KD-49X8309 costs £137.64 to run (16% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is better
The Sony KDL-50W809 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", however the Sony KD-49X8309 has a rating of "A".

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Moderately smaller screen size Edit
The Sony KD-49X8309 has a screen size of 49", whereas the Sony KDL-50W809 is a 50" TV (1" larger). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen excluding any frame or border. One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

Not 3D compatible Edit
The Sony KD-49X8309 is not 3D compatible, however the Sony KDL-50W809 is 3D compatible. Read more

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

Does not have a PC in port Edit
The Sony KD-49X8309 does not have a PC in port, but the Sony KDL-50W809 has a PC in port. Read more

The socket (port) to receive input from a PC via a D-sub, which is a connector with a characteristic D-shaped metal shield.

15% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-49X8309 has an annual energy consumption of 117kWh, however the Sony KDL-50W809 is a 100kWh annual energy consumption TV (17kWh lower). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

2% thicker Edit
Sony KD-49X8309 is 60mm thick. That's 1mm thicker than the Sony KDL-50W809 (59mm). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

700g heavier Edit
The Sony KD-49X8309 is a 14.4kg heavy TV, whereas the Sony KDL-50W809 is a 13.7kg heavy TV (700g lighter). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

Older by one month
The Sony KD-49X8309 is one month older than the Sony KDL-50W809.
Higher running costs over five years by £19.23
Over five years the running costs of the Sony KD-49X8309 are £137.64 which is £19.23 more than the Sony KDL-50W809. Show assumptions.
Lower energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KD-49X8309 is "A", however the rating of the Sony KDL-50W809 is "A+".
3 Reasons Against
Vastly slower refresh rate Edit
The Sony KDL-50W809 has a refresh rate of 100Hz, however the Sony KD-49X8309 is a 1,000Hz refresh rate TV (900Hz faster). Read more

The refresh rate is also known as the high frequency rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. The high frequency rate is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 60Hz would refresh the image on the screen 60 times every second which means that action scenes would appear smoother.

The high frequency rate is also known as the refresh rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate.

One less composite video in port Edit
The Sony KDL-50W809 is a one composite video in port TV, whereas the Sony KD-49X8309 only has two composite video in ports. Read more

A composite video port is mainly used for connecting older devices to the TV, such as older video cameras or video recorders. Composite video connections can only display images up to a resolutionsof 640 x 480 pixels so the quality of image displayed via a composite video connection will be quite low.

Multiple composite video ports will allow you to connect more than one older video device. However it is very unlikely that you will use the composite video port at all.

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 134.60
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 137.64
Purchase price £ 449.00
Total cost of ownership £ 586.64
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 115.37
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 118.41

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.68T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.68 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.59T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.59 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
49" 50"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
BEST
Refresh Rate
1,000Hz
BEST
100Hz
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
 OLED technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
1,000Hz 1,000Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Mode
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
Screen Format Adjustment
 14:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
 16:9
Display Diagonal
123cm 126cm
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Vertical Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search Feature
 Auto channel search feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog
Tuner
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
App
 Google Apps
BEST
 Google Apps
Operating System Version
5.0 5.0
Operating System
 Android
 Android
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Dolby Technology
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
1 1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Port
2
BEST
1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
3 3
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDCP Security Feature
 HDCP security feature
 HDCP security feature
PC in Port
 PC in port
 PC in port
BEST
HDMI Port
4 4
Consumer Electronics Control
 BRAVIA Sync
 BRAVIA Sync
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
1 1
Mobile High-Definition Link
 Mobile high-definition link
 Mobile high-definition link
DVI-D Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
MHL Version
 3.0
BEST
 3.0
Audio Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Bluetooth Connection
 Bluetooth connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
WiFi Standard
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11ac
 802.11a
BEST
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11ac
 802.11a
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
WiFi Direct Connection
 WiFi direct connection
 WiFi direct connection
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication
Network Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Network browsing

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Timer
 On/off timer
 On/off timer
Picture and Picture
 Picture and Picture
 Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
On Screen Display
 On screen display
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
OSD Language
Unknown - Click to provide data 32

Performance

Video Format
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 WEBM
 AVC
 H.265
 3GPP
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 WEBM
 AVC
 H.265
 3GPP
Audio Format
 FLAC
 MP3
 MP4
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
 FLAC
 MP3
 MP4
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Teletext function
Parental Controls
 Parental controls
 Parental controls
24p Playback
 24p playback
 24p playback
Digital Video Recorder
 Digital video recorder
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
 Ambient light sensor
USB Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB recording

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Peak Luminance Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 81%

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
84W 72W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
117kWh 100kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
177W 110W
BEST
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
60mm 59mm
BEST
Weight
14.4kg 13.7kg
BEST
Weight (with Stand)
15.4kg 14.6kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
201mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
679mm
BEST
691mm
Width (with Stand)
1,093mm
BEST
1,116mm
Height
643mm
BEST
654mm
Width
1,093mm
BEST
1,116mm
Packaging Height
792mm 764mm
BEST
Packaging Width
1,191mm
BEST
1,214mm

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
 Desktop stand
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data R03
Mounting Kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting kit
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Subwoofer Out Port
 Subwoofer out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Clear Phase Technology
1 1
Auto Wide Mode
1 1

Other Features

HDD Recording
 HDD recording
 HDD recording
I-Manual
 I-Manual
 I-Manual
USB Playback
 USB playback
 USB playback
Advanced Contrast Enhancer
 Advanced contrast enhancer
 Advanced contrast enhancer
BRAVIA Sync
 BRAVIA sync
 BRAVIA sync
On Screen Display for External Input
1 1
Illumination LED
 Illumination LED
 Illumination LED
Apps
1 1
HDMI in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Included AC Adapter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included AC adapter
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