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Sony KD-43X8308
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Sony KD-43X8308

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

Sony TVs Have Good Reviews

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

Supports Smart TV Features

The KD-43X8308 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as the KD-43X8308.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Sony KD-43X8308 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the KD-43X8308.

We compared this television to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think the Samsung UE55JU7590 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The Sony KD-43X8308 is a three USB 2.0 port TV.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

Most 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the KD-43X8308 have between one and four HDMI ports, including the KD-43X8308 which has four HDMI ports.

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Two Audio in Ports

The Sony KD-43X8308 is a two audio in port television. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KD-43X8308 only have one audio in port.

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Supports Three Image Formats

The number of image formats supported by the Sony KD-43X8308 is more than most TVs of a similar spec and age to it. The most frequently supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this television. The image formats JPEG XR, MPO and RAW are also supported by this Sony TV.

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Supports Three Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the KD-43X8308 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by televisions of a comparable spec and age to the KD-43X8308. The audio formats "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this Sony TV.

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Light

The lightest 4K and 8K TV that is a similar age to the KD-43X8308 is 1.1kg heavy and the heaviest is 98kg. At only 11.8 kilograms, the KD-43X8308 is fairly light compared to most of the other TVs that are a similar age to the KD-43X8308.

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4 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other TVs that were released around the same time as the KD-43X8308, the Sony KD-43X8308 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KD-43X8308 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs that were launched more than a year ago also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other televisions which also have a built-in camera to this TV and we think the LG 105UC9, or the Samsung UN88JS9500 is also worth considering.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KD-43X8308, the KD-43X8308 does not feature OLED technology.

We compared this television to all the other TVs with an OLED technology and we think the 55EG9609, or the 65EG9609 both from LG which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Only Supports Eleven Video Formats

The Sony KD-43X8308 has a greater number of video formats than most 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as it. This TV supports an AVI video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the KD-43X8308. The video formats "3GPP", "AVCHD", "M-JPEG", "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "WEBM", "WMV" and "XVID" are also supported by this television.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KD-43X8308

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of this age and type. 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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Average Running Costs

The energy efficiency classification of this TV is A, and based on average energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the KD-43X8308 is £119, which is typical compared to the other 435 TVs of this age and spec.

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Thickness

The Sony KD-43X8308 has a pretty average thickness (60 millimeters) compared to most of the other televisions that were released around the same time as the KD-43X8308.

There are a number of alternative 60mm thick televisions currently available that you might want to look at including the Sony KD-55X8507 (£749.00) which has better reviews.

Alternative TVs with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the KD-49X8309 (£449.00) (60mm), or the KD-43X8307 (£499.00) (60mm) both from Sony.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
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
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
SCART Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Audio in Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Bluetooth Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Near Field Communication
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Picture and Picture
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Parental Controls
24p Playback
Local Dimming
Plug and Play
Voice Control
Stored Teletext Page
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
Manual
Technical Details
Clear Phase Technology
Auto Wide Mode
Other Features
HDD Recording
I-Manual
USB Playback
Advanced Contrast Enhancer
BRAVIA Sync
On Screen Display for External Input
Illumination LED
Apps

Running Cost

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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
0.59T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.59 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
16
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

Manufacturer Part Numbers kd43x8308, kd43x8308c, sony kd43x8308, sony kd43x8308c, sony kd43x8308cb, sony kd43x8308cba, sony kd43x8308cbae, sony kd43x8308cbaep
Barcodes 04548736003453

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