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43" Edge-LED Flat Apr 2015
Screen Size HD Type LED Backlighting Screen Shape Release Date
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19 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

This television received a score of 70% from expert review site avforums.com.

A Best Selling Television

Across all televisions, the KD-43X8305 is one the fastest selling products currently available for purchase.

Sony Has Good TV Reviews

We checked 1,507 expert and owner reviews for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good ratings. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically within its 4K and 8K TVs range.

Good Picture Quality

One customer who bought this TV concluded that it had good colour saturation. Avforums.com said in their review of this TV “Good colours” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

Good High Def TV

One person thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Avforums.com said “The X8305 sits toward the bottom of Sony's rather confusing range of 2015 Bravia 4K Ultra HD television range” in their review of the Sony KD-43X8305 and gave the Sony KD-43X8305 a rating of 70 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

One Sony KD-43X8305 reviewer who reviewed this TV reckoned that it was good value for money. Avforums.com wrote “Great price for a Sony 4K TV” in their Sony KD-43X8305 review.

Easy to Use

One Sony KD-43X8305 owner mentioned in their reviews that the Sony KD-43X8305 was easy to handle. Avforums.com wrote “Good upscaling and handling of relatively poorquality sources” and rated it 4 stars.

Good Sound Quality

One customer who reviewed the Sony KD-43X8305 mentioned that it had good sound quality. Avforums.com mentioned “Fairly weedy sound” in their review of this TV and rated the product 4 stars.

Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KD-43X8305, the Sony KD-43X8305 has a WiFi connection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative televisions with a WiFi connection currently available including the Samsung UE40JU6410[plb_2899172_price], the Sony KD-49X8309[plb_2805016_price], or the LG 40UF770[plb_3242789_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The KD-43X8305 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the KD-43X8305.

There are a number of other televisions which support smart TV features currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE40JU6410[plb_2899172_price], the Sony KD-49X8309[plb_2805016_price], or the LG 40UF770[plb_3242789_price].

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Two Remote Output Ports

The KD-43X8305 is a two remote output port TV. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KD-43X8305 only have one remote output port.

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3 MHL Version

The KD-43X8305 supports a 3 MHL version which is newer than most 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as it. Most 4K and 8K TVs that were released one year ago support a 1.3 MHL version.

This television's MHL version (3) is actually the best supported MHL version amongst all 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the KD-43X8305.

The worst supported MHL version across comparable types of television is 1.3.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

Most televisions of this spec and age have between one and four HDMI ports, including the KD-43X8305 which has four HDMI ports.

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2160p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080i|1080p|2160p|480i|480p|576i|576p|720i|720p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on similar spec TVs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Two Audio in Ports

The Sony KD-43X8305 has more audio in ports than most of the televisions of a similar type and age to the KD-43X8305. This television is a two audio in port TV compared to most of the televisions of this age and type which only have one audio in port.

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Supports Three Image Formats

The number of image formats supported by the KD-43X8305 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this Sony television. The image formats JPEG XR, MPO and RAW are also supported by this television.

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Supports Twelve Video Formats

supports twelve video formats

The KD-43X8305 has a greater number of video formats than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for more than a year. This television supports an AVI video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the KD-43X8305. The video formats "mp4", "wmv", "rm", "rmvb", "flv", "asf", "3gp", "mov", "m-jpeg", "divx" and "mp" are also supported by this TV.

MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.

WMV stands for Windows Media Video.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Supports Three Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the Sony KD-43X8305 is more than most comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by TVs that have been around for more than a year. The audio formats "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this Sony TV.

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Light

The KD-43X8305 is one of the lighter TVs of this age and type (only 11.8 kilograms) amongst TVs of this age. 4K and 8K TVs that were released one year ago have weights of between 1.1kg and 98kg, and the average weight is 20kg.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Most 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for more than a year are not 3D compatible. The KD-43X8305 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you want a TV that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the TX-48CX400[pl_2955149_price], or the TX-55CX400[pl_2955151_price] both from Panasonic or the LG 60UF850[plb_2805518_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Sony KD-43X8305 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other televisions of this type and age also do not have a built-in camera.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

With a display brightness of only 178 candellas per square meter, the Sony KD-43X8305's display brightness is one of the dimmest amongst comparable spec televisions that have been around for more than a year. The average display brightness of similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the KD-43X8305 is 370 cd/m².

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KD-43X8305 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec TVs that were launched more than a year ago also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only One RF Port

The KD-43X8305 is a one RF port TV. Most of the other TVs that were launched around the same time as the KD-43X8305 have between one and three RF ports.

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Very Slow Response Time

When compared to other TVs of this age and spec that we have checked, the response time of the KD-43X8305 of 178 milliseconds is one of the slowest. The fastest response time of 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the KD-43X8305 is 5ms and the slowest is 180ms.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KD-43X8305

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than a year ago. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Running Costs Are Average

This TV has an efficiency rating of A. The KD-43X8305 has an average 5 year running cost of £119 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 435 TVs of this spec and age.

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this television was released.

Average Thickness

At 60 millimeters, the KD-43X8305 has a fairly standard thickness compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the KD-43X8305.

Alternative 60mm thick TVs currently available that you might want to consider include the KD-49X8305[pl_2796114_price], or the KD-49X8309[pl_2805016_price] both from Sony which has better reviews.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Response Time
Display Brightness
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Operating System Version
Operating System
Screen Mirroring
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDCP Security Feature
PC in Port
HDMI Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Remote Output Port
Audio in Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
MHL Version
Networking
WiFi Connection
Internet Browser
Bluetooth Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Near Field Communication
Network Browsing
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Parental Controls
24p Playback
Ambient Light Sensor
Plug and Play
Voice Control
Face Detection
Stored Teletext Page
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Peak Luminance Ratio
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Technical Details
Clear Phase Technology
Auto Wide Mode
Other Features
HDD Recording
I-Manual
Presence of Lead
USB Playback
Advanced Contrast Enhancer
BRAVIA Sync
On Screen Display for External Input
Illumination LED
Apps
Bluetooth Profiles

Expert Reviews

(1)
23 November 2015

The X8305 sits toward the bottom of Sony's rather confusing range of 2015 Bravia 4K Ultra HD television range, and this 43-inch model is the smallest screen size within that. The X83C range... Read more…

Good colours
Some key apps, including 4K video streaming, Android TV gives you more freedom than the rest
Excellent video processing
Great price for a Sony 4K TV
Good upscaling and handling of relatively poorquality sources
Weak blacks and contrast
No shadow detail
Price already seems a bit high
Android TV is cumbersome and sluggish
Black levels and colour aren't as rich as hoped

User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 2 February 2016 by Chu5

We bought this television 8 weeks ago and we told when we bought it that we would been to keep the software upto date, we have done this and the television is still very unstable. The issues... Read more…

Ease to use
Good build quality
Looks good
Value for money
Expensive
Reviewed 12 September 2016 by Pickle95

I've had this tv for a few weeks now and I couldn't be happier...

Ease to use
Good build quality
Looks good
Value for money
Quiet
Complicated
Reviewed 2 July 2016 by Zack

Bose, what a disapointment! Your headphones are bulky, ear pieces do not fit properly which make them uncomfortable, and the sound quality i expected to hear and am accustomed to, was not there. I... Read more…

Reviewed 28 October 2015 by Unhappy Tony

I purchased this television with great hopes, however, I am very sad to say it has done nothing but cause disappointment...

Reviewed 24 October 2015 by Jimbi83UK

Love this TV but I do find it a bit slow going between TV guide to channel, wish the guide feel more built in and not. A separate app...

Ease to use
Good build quality
Looks good
Quiet
Value for money

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Electricity cost when switched on £115.37
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £118.41
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Energy Rating
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.59 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00635131626852, 04548736003422, 04548736003446, 05054629771860

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