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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.
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.
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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
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.
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].
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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].
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.
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.
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.
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.
4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KD-43X8305
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.
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.
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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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Excellent video processing
Great price for a Sony 4K TV
Good upscaling and handling of relatively poorquality sources
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