Sony KDL-43W809 vs Sony KDL-48W705

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Sony KDL-43W809
Sony KDL-48W705

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
3D compatible Edit
The Sony KDL-43W809 is a 3D compatible TV, however the Sony KDL-48W705 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.

Faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KDL-43W809 is a 1,000Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 800Hz faster than the Sony KDL-48W705 (200Hz). 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.

Three USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Sony KDL-43W809 has three USB 2.0 ports, however the Sony KDL-48W705 only has two USB 2.0 ports. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

4% lighter Edit
The Sony KDL-43W809 has a weight of 10.9kg. That's 400g lighter than the Sony KDL-48W705 (11.3kg). 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.

£32 cheaper
The Sony KDL-43W809 costs £399.00, whereas the Sony KDL-48W705 is £431.00.
6 Reasons For
5" larger screen size Edit
The Sony KDL-48W705 has a screen size of 48", whereas the Sony KDL-43W809 is only a 43" TV (5" 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.

19% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KDL-48W705 has an annual energy consumption of 64kWh, however the Sony KDL-43W809 is a 76kWh annual energy consumption TV (12kWh 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.

4% thinner Edit
Sony KDL-48W705 is 57mm thick. That's 2mm thinner than the Sony KDL-43W809 (57mm). 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.

6 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
16% cheaper to run
Over five years the Sony KDL-48W705 is £14.42 cheaper to run than the Sony KDL-43W809. Read more
Energy efficiency rating is better
The Sony KDL-48W705 has an energy efficiency rating of "A++", however the Sony KDL-43W809 has a rating of "A+".

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
12% smaller screen size Edit
The Sony KDL-43W809 is a 43" TV. That's 5" smaller than the Sony KDL-48W705 (48"). 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.

Higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KDL-43W809 is a 76kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 12kWh higher than the Sony KDL-48W705 (64kWh). 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.

A little thicker Edit
The Sony KDL-43W809 is a 59mm thick TV, whereas the Sony KDL-48W705 is a 57mm thick TV (2mm 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.

Not as many stockists
Only 1 shop sell the Sony KDL-43W809, however 7 sellers sell the Sony KDL-48W705. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
19% higher running costs over five years
The Sony KDL-43W809 costs £91.17 to run which is £14.42 more to run than the Sony KDL-48W705 over five years. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is inferior
The Sony KDL-43W809 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", but the Sony KDL-48W705 has a rating of "A++".
6 Reasons Against
Not 3D compatible Edit
The Sony KDL-48W705 is not 3D compatible, however the Sony KDL-43W809 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.

Slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KDL-48W705 has a motion interpolation frequency of 200Hz, but the Sony KDL-43W809 is a 1,000Hz 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.

One less USB 2.0 port Edit
The Sony KDL-48W705 is a two USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Sony KDL-43W809 only has three USB 2.0 ports. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

400g heavier Edit
The Sony KDL-48W705 is an 11.3kg heavy TV, whereas the Sony KDL-43W809 is a 10.9kg heavy TV (400g 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.

More expensive by £32
The Sony KDL-48W705 is £32 more expensive than the Sony KDL-43W809.
Older by one month
The Sony KDL-48W705 is one month older than the Sony KDL-43W809.

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 88.13
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 91.17
Purchase price £ 399.00
Total cost of ownership £ 490.17
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 73.71
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 76.75
Purchase price £ 431.00
Total cost of ownership £ 507.75
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.45T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.38T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
43" 48"
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
BEST
 3D compatible
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
BEST
200Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 1000000:1
 1000000:1
BEST
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
Screen Format Adjustment
 14:9
 Zoom
 14:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal
108cm 121cm
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Vertical Viewing Angle
178° 178°

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
 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
Video App
 NetFlix
 NetFlix
Operating System Version
5.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
1 1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
Composite Video in Port
1 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
3
BEST
2
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDCP Security Feature
 HDCP security feature
 HDCP security feature
PC in Port
 PC in port
 PC in port
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
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
MHL Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0

Networking

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

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
 Sleep timer
On/off Timer
 On/off timer
 On/off timer
Picture and Picture
 Picture and Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
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

Performance

Video Format
 MP4
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
 WMV
 AVI
 MP4
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
 WMV
 AVI
Audio Format
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
Image Format
 JPG
 RAW
 MPO
 JPG
 RAW
 MPO
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Parental Controls
 Parental controls
 Parental controls
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
24p Playback
 24p playback
 24p playback
Digital Video Recorder
 Digital video recorder
 Digital video recorder
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
File System
 FAT16
 FAT32
 NTFS
 FAT
 FAT16
 FAT32
 NTFS
 FAT

Design

LED Indicator
 LED indicator
 LED indicator
Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 400 x 300
 400 x 300
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
55W 46W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A++
 A++
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
76kWh 64kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 92W
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
59mm 57mm
BEST
Weight
10.9kg
BEST
11.3kg
Weight (with Stand)
11.8kg 11.7kg
BEST
Height (with Stand)
602mm
BEST
671mm
Width (with Stand)
962mm
BEST
1,089mm
Height
565mm
BEST
632mm
Width
962mm
BEST
1,089mm
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 732mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,187mm

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
 Desktop stand
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
 Manual

Technical Details

Subwoofer Out Port
 Subwoofer out port
 Subwoofer out port
Clear Phase Technology
1 1
Auto Wide Mode
1 1

Other Features

HDD Recording
 HDD recording
 HDD recording
I-Manual
 I-Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Apps
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI in Port
4 Unknown - Click to provide data

Special Features

Photo Share
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Photo Share
X-Reality PRO
Unknown - Click to provide data
 X-Reality PRO
Cinematic S-Force Front Surround
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Cinematic S-Force Front Surround
Motionflow XR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Motionflow XR
ClearAudio+
Unknown - Click to provide data
 ClearAudio+
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