Sony KD-43X8308 vs Sony KD-49X8309

Sony KD-43X8308
Sony KD-49X8309

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
17kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-43X8308 has an annual energy consumption of 100kWh, whereas 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.

Lighter Edit
Sony KD-43X8308 is 11.8kg heavy, but the Sony KD-49X8309 is a 14.4kg heavy TV (2.6kg 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.

Cheaper to run by £19.23
Over five years the Sony KD-43X8308 only costs £118.41 to run however the Sony KD-49X8309 costs £137.64 to run (16% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The Sony KD-43X8308 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", whereas the Sony KD-49X8309 has a rating of "A".
3 Reasons For
6" larger screen size Edit
The Sony KD-49X8309 is a 49" TV. That's 6" larger than the Sony KD-43X8308 (49"). 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.

Two composite video in ports Edit
The Sony KD-49X8309 is a two composite video in port TV, whereas the Sony KD-43X8308 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.

Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KD-49X8309 is "A", however the rating of the Sony KD-43X8308 is "A".

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Sony KD-43X8308 has a screen size of 43", but the Sony KD-49X8309 is a 49" TV (6" 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.

One less composite video in port Edit
The number of composite video in ports on the Sony KD-43X8308 is one, but 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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4 Reasons Against
15% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KD-49X8309 is a 117kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 17kWh higher than the Sony KD-43X8308 (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.

2.6kg heavier Edit
The Sony KD-49X8309 is a 14.4kg heavy TV. That's 2.6kg heavier than the Sony KD-43X8308 (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.

Five months older
The Sony KD-49X8309 is older than the Sony KD-43X8308 by five months.
16% higher running costs over five years
The running costs over five years of the Sony KD-49X8309 are £137.64 which is £19.23 more than the Sony KD-43X8308. Show assumptions.

Date Released

16 months Ago 22 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 115.37
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 118.41
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

0.59T
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.
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.

Display

Screen Size
43" 49"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
Refresh Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000Hz
LED Backlighting
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 OLED technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
1,000Hz 1,000Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 2160p
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 123cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Vertical Viewing Angle
178° 178°

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet browser
App
 Google Apps
 Google Apps
BEST
Operating System Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
 Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
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
 Common interface connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Composite Video in Port
1 2
BEST
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
3 3
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDCP Security Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP security feature
PC in Port
 PC in port
 PC in port
HDMI Port
4 4
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio in Port
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile high-definition link
DVI-D Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
MHL Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST

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
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11ac
 802.11a
BEST
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
 Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
Picture in Picture Function
 Picture in picture function
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display
 On screen display
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide

Performance

Video Format
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MKV
 AVCHD
 XVID
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MKV
 AVCHD
 XVID
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
Audio Format
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
Image Format
 JPEG XR
 RAW
 MPO
 JPEG XR
 RAW
 MPO
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Parental Controls
 Parental controls
 Parental controls
24p Playback
 24p playback
 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
Plug and Play
 Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
Voice Control
 Voice control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

LED Indicator
 LED indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

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

Power

Typical Power Consumption
72W
BEST
84W
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
100kWh
BEST
117kWh
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

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
60mm 60mm
Weight
11.8kg
BEST
14.4kg
Weight (with Stand)
12.8kg
BEST
15.4kg
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 201mm
Height (with Stand)
604mm
BEST
679mm
Width (with Stand)
961mm
BEST
1,093mm
Height
568mm 643mm
Width
961mm 1,093mm
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 792mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,191mm

Packaging Content

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

Technical Details

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

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
 On screen display for external input
 On screen display for external input
Illumination LED
 Illumination LED
 Illumination LED
Apps
 Apps
 Apps
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