Philips 49PUS6501 vs Sony KD-49X8309

Philips 49PUS6501
Sony KD-49X8309

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
45% faster refresh rate Edit
The Philips 49PUS6501 is a 1,800Hz refresh rate TV. That's 800Hz faster than the Sony KD-49X8309 (1,000Hz). 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.

45% faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Philips 49PUS6501 is a 1,800Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 800Hz faster than the Sony KD-49X8309 (1,000Hz). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

20% lighter Edit
The Philips 49PUS6501 has a weight of 12kg. That's 2.4kg lighter than the Sony KD-49X8309 (14.4kg). 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.

£134.22 cheaper to run
The Philips 49PUS6501 only costs £3.42 to run over five years whereas the Sony KD-49X8309 costs £137.64 to run (3925% more). Read more
3 Reasons For
27kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-49X8309 has an annual energy consumption of 117kWh, whereas the Philips 49PUS6501 is a 144kWh annual energy consumption TV (27kWh 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.

32% thinner Edit
The Sony KD-49X8309 has a thickness of 60mm. That's 19mm thinner than the Philips 49PUS6501 (60mm). 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.

Energy efficiency rating is superior
The Sony KD-49X8309 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", whereas the Philips 49PUS6501 has a rating of "B".

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Philips 49PUS6501 is a 144kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 27kWh higher than the Sony KD-49X8309 (117kWh). 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.

19mm thicker Edit
The Philips 49PUS6501 is a 79mm thick TV, whereas the Sony KD-49X8309 is a 60mm thick TV (19mm thinner). 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.

Energy efficiency rating is inferior
The Philips 49PUS6501 has an energy efficiency rating of "B", but the Sony KD-49X8309 has a rating of "A".
5 Reasons Against
Significantly slower refresh rate Edit
The Sony KD-49X8309 has a refresh rate of 1,000Hz, whereas the Philips 49PUS6501 is a 1,800Hz refresh rate TV (800Hz 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.

Vastly slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KD-49X8309 has a motion interpolation frequency of 1,000Hz, however the Philips 49PUS6501 is a 1,800Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (800Hz faster). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

Heavier Edit
Sony KD-49X8309 is 14.4kg heavy, but the Philips 49PUS6501 is a 12kg heavy TV (2.4kg 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 year
The Sony KD-49X8309 is one year older than the Philips 49PUS6501.
Higher running costs over five years by £134.22
Over five years the running costs of the Sony KD-49X8309 are £137.64 which is £134.22 more than the Philips 49PUS6501. Show assumptions.

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 1.59
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 3.42
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

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.017T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.017 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
0.68T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.68 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
49" 49"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
Refresh Rate
1,800Hz
BEST
1,000Hz
LED Backlighting
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 OLED technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
1,800Hz
BEST
1,000Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Display Brightness
400 cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Mode
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 Zoom
 14:9
 16:9
 Zoom
 14:9
Display Diagonal
123cm 123cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Display Technology
 LED
BEST
 LED

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search Feature
 Auto channel search feature
 Auto channel search feature
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 ISDB-S
 ISDB-C
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 ISDB-S
 ISDB-C
 DVB-C
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
Tuner
2 2

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
 Internet browser
Timeshift Feature
 Timeshift feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
App
 Google Apps
 Google Apps
HbbTV
 HbbTV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video App
 YouTube
 YouTube
Interactive TV
 Interactive TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video On Demand
 Video on demand
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Version
5.1 5.0
Operating System
 Android
 Android
User Memory Capacity
16GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Digital Audio Coaxial Out Port
 Digital audio coaxial out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
1 1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
Composite Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
3 3
Audio Input Port for DVI
 Audio input port for DVI
Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
HDCP Security Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP security feature
PC in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in port
HDMI Port
4 4
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mobile High-Definition Link
 Mobile high-definition link
 Mobile high-definition link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI-D Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
MHL Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
RF Connector Type
 F
 C
 IEC
 F, IEC
 F
 C
 IEC
 F, IEC

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Bluetooth Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth connection
WiFi Standard
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11ac
 802.11a
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi direct connection

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
 Sleep timer
On/off Timer
 On/off timer
 On/off timer
Picture and Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
Upgradeable Firmware
 Upgradeable firmware
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display
 On screen display
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
Picture Mute (for Radio)
 Picture mute (for radio)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Firmware Upgrade Method
 USB
 Network
 Auto upgrade wizard
 USB
 Network
 Auto upgrade wizard
Programming Period
8 day(s) Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Format
 WMV
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MKV
 VC-1
 WMV9
 H.265
 WMV
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MKV
 VC-1
 WMV9
 H.265
Audio Format
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p playback
Digital Video Recorder
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital video recorder
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Processor Core
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Subtitle Format
 SUB
 SRT
 SMI
 TXT
 SUB
 SRT
 SMI
 TXT
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Recording
 USB recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Subtitles Function
 Subtitles function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Lighting
 Ambient lighting
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Lighting Type
 2-sided lighting
 2-sided lighting

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver
Signal Strength Indicator
 Signal strength indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 400 x 200
 400 x 200
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
0.99W
BEST
84W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
144kWh 117kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 177W
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

Energy Star Certification
 Energy Star certification
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
79mm 60mm
BEST
Weight
12kg
BEST
14.4kg
Package Weight
16kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
12.5kg
BEST
15.4kg
Depth (with Stand)
220mm 201mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
693mm 679mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,099mm 1,093mm
BEST
Height
643mm 643mm
Width
1,099mm 1,093mm
BEST
Packaging Height
775mm
BEST
792mm
Packaging Width
1,200mm 1,191mm
BEST

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
AA Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual
Supported Battery
 Supported battery
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

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

Other Features

HDD Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDD recording
Box Dimension
1200 x 160 x 775 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Port
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
I-Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 I-Manual
USB Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB playback
Advanced Contrast Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Advanced contrast enhancer
BRAVIA Sync
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BRAVIA sync
On Screen Display for External Input
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Illumination LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Illumination LED
Apps
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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