Sony KD-49X8309 vs Sony KD-55XD7005

Sony KD-49X8309
Sony KD-55XD7005

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
80% faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KD-49X8309 is a 1,000Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 800Hz faster than the Sony KD-55XD7005 (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.

Two composite video in ports Edit
The number of composite video in ports on the Sony KD-49X8309 is two, but the Sony KD-55XD7005 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.

Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-49X8309 is a 117kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 38kWh lower than the Sony KD-55XD7005 (155kWh). 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.

18mm thinner Edit
The Sony KD-49X8309 has a thickness of 60mm, however the Sony KD-55XD7005 is a 78mm thick TV (18mm thicker). 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.

Lighter Edit
Sony KD-49X8309 is 14.4kg heavy. That's 2.5kg lighter than the Sony KD-55XD7005 (16.9kg). 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.

£120 cheaper
The Sony KD-49X8309 is £120 cheaper than the Sony KD-55XD7005.
Cheaper to run by £44.87
The Sony KD-49X8309 only costs £137.64 to run over five years however the Sony KD-55XD7005 costs £182.51 to run (33% more). Read more
Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KD-49X8309 is "A", whereas the rating of the Sony KD-55XD7005 is "A".
3 Reasons For
6" larger screen size Edit
The Sony KD-55XD7005 has a screen size of 55", whereas the Sony KD-49X8309 is only a 49" TV (6" 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.

29 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.
Energy efficiency rating is better
The Sony KD-55XD7005 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", however the Sony KD-49X8309 has a rating of "A".

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Sony KD-49X8309 is a 49" TV. That's 6" smaller than the Sony KD-55XD7005 (55"). 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.

Fewer sellers
Only 1 shop sell the Sony KD-49X8309, but 30 shops sell the Sony KD-55XD7005. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this TV, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Over one year older
The Sony KD-49X8309 is older than the Sony KD-55XD7005 by 13 months.
7 Reasons Against
Hugely slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KD-55XD7005 has a motion interpolation frequency of 200Hz, but the Sony KD-49X8309 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 composite video in port Edit
The Sony KD-55XD7005 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.

25% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-55XD7005 has an annual energy consumption of 155kWh, however the Sony KD-49X8309 is a 117kWh annual energy consumption TV (38kWh 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.

Thicker Edit
Sony KD-55XD7005 is 78mm thick. That's 18mm thicker than the Sony KD-49X8309 (78mm). 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.

2.5kg heavier Edit
The Sony KD-55XD7005 is a 16.9kg heavy TV, whereas the Sony KD-49X8309 is a 14.4kg heavy TV (2.5kg 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 £120
The Sony KD-55XD7005 is £120 more expensive than the Sony KD-49X8309.
Higher running costs over five years by £44.87
The Sony KD-55XD7005 costs £182.51 to run which is £44.87 more to run than the Sony KD-49X8309 over five years. Show assumptions.

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Date Released

22 months Ago 9 months Ago

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
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 179.47
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 182.51
Purchase price £ 569.00
Total cost of ownership £ 751.51
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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.
0.91T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.91 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
23
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
49" 55"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
Refresh Rate
1,000Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Backlighting
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
1,000Hz
BEST
200Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Video Mode
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
Screen Format Adjustment
 14:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
 16:9
Display Refresh Rate
 50 Hz
 50 Hz
BEST
Display Diagonal
123cm 139cm
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
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-CI+
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-CI+
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 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
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
2
BEST
1
Component Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
3 3
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDCP Security Feature
 HDCP security feature
 HDCP security feature
PC in Port
 PC in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
4 4
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mobile High-Definition Link
 Mobile high-definition link
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Bluetooth connection
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
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
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
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
 MAC
 BOS
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
 MAC
 BOS
OSD Language
Unknown - Click to provide data 32

Performance

Parental Controls
 Parental controls
 Parental controls
24p Playback
 24p playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Video Recorder
 Digital video recorder
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB recording
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High dynamic range imaging (HDRI)

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Peak Luminance Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 75%

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
84W
BEST
112W
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
117kWh
BEST
155kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
177W Unknown - Click to provide data
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
60mm
BEST
78mm
Weight
14.4kg
BEST
16.9kg
Weight (with Stand)
15.4kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth (with Stand)
201mm
BEST
235mm
Height (with Stand)
679mm
BEST
770mm
Width (with Stand)
1,093mm
BEST
1,245mm
Height
643mm
BEST
730mm
Width
1,093mm
BEST
1,245mm
Packaging Height
792mm
BEST
839mm
Packaging Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 229mm
Packaging Width
1,191mm
BEST
1,371mm

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
 Desktop stand
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data RMT-TX200E
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Wide Mode
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Save Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Other Features

HDD Recording
 HDD recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
I-Manual
 I-Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
Stand Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 628mm
USB Playback
 USB playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
Advanced Contrast Enhancer
 Advanced contrast enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
BRAVIA Sync
 BRAVIA sync
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display for External Input
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Illumination LED
 Illumination LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
Apps
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Feedback