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Sony KD-43X8309

Sony KD43X8309CBU

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

Good Product Quality

A few people who purchased the Sony KD-43X8309 considered that it was good quality. Dogsbodyone mentioned on Amazon “Being a Sony I expected good quality” in their Sony KD-43X8309 review but in spite of that they gave the Sony KD-43X8309 a score of 60 out of 100. Dogsbodyone also wrote “This is really great (I am comparing to the 6 year old Sony it replaced) with perfectly good sound quality”.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Sony 4K and 8K TVs have good reviews on average and across all televisions Sony is one of the better rated brands.

Good High Def TV

A number of Sony KD-43X8309 reviewers wrote that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Dogsbodyone said on Amazon “I went for a Smart Ultra HD set and this seemed a good compromise” although they gave this TV a score of 60 out of 100.

Nice Design

One Sony KD-43X8309 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was good looking.

Good Size

One customer who purchased it thought it was a good width.

Good Technical Features

One Sony KD-43X8309 reviewer concluded that it had good features.

Good Sound Quality

One person concluded that it had good sound quality.

Supports Smart TV Features

The KD-43X8309 supports smart TV features. Most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KD-43X8309 also support smart TV features.

Alternative TVs which support smart TV features currently available which you might want to consider include the UE40JU6400[pl_2804977_price], or the UE48JU6000[pl_2988290_price] both from Samsung or the Philips 50PUT6400[plb_2834162_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Sony KD-43X8309 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think because of it's better review score, the UE40JU6400[pl_2804977_price], and the UE48JU6000[pl_2988290_price] both from Samsung or the Philips 50PUT6400[plb_2834162_price] is also worth considering.

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LED Display Technology

The display technology of this TV is LED, which is typical of many comparable spec televisions that came out more than a year ago.

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3 MHL Version

The Sony KD-43X8309 supports a newer MHL version than most 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to it. This TV supports a 3 MHL version, whereas most TVs of this spec and age support a 1.3 MHL version.

A 3 MHL version is in fact the best supported MHL version amongst all TVs of this spec and age.

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

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2160p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080i|1080p|2160p|480i|480p|576i|576p|720p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on TVs that are a similar age to it.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The KD-43X8309 is a four HDMI port TV. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the KD-43X8309 have between one and four HDMI ports.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

Most comparable spec televisions that came out around the same time as the KD-43X8309 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the KD-43X8309 which has three USB 2.0 ports.

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Two Composite Video in Ports

The Sony KD-43X8309 has more composite video in ports than most of the 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than a year ago. This Sony TV is a two composite video in port TV compared to most of the TVs that are a comparable age to the KD-43X8309 which only have one composite video in port.

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Has Six Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the Sony KD-43X8309 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than a year. This television has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as the KD-43X8309. The smart modes "Animation", "Cinema", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this Sony television.

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Light

The average weight of TVs of a similar type and age to the KD-43X8309 is 20kg, and the weights range from 1.1kg to 98kg. At only 11.8 kilograms, the KD-43X8309 is quite light compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as the KD-43X8309.

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6 Reasons Against

Poor Support

Several Sony KD-43X8309 owners who bought the Sony KD-43X8309 thought it did not have good technical guidance. Dogsbodyone wrote in their review of the Sony KD-43X8309 in October this year “The "Yourview" TV guide is dead slow” .

Not 3D Compatible

The KD-43X8309 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than a year ago are also not 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic TX-48CX400[plb_2955149_price], the LG 60UF850[plb_2805518_price], or the Cello C42250[plb_2943621_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other TVs of this spec and age, the KD-43X8309 does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the KD-43X8309, the KD-43X8309 does not feature OLED technology.

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Only Supports One Video Format

The KD-43X8309 has a greater number of video formats than most TVs of a comparable age and type to it. The most commonly supported video format is AVI, but this video format is not supported by this Sony TV. The video formats H.265 are also supported by this TV.

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Only One RF Port

The Sony KD-43X8309 is a one RF port television. Most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to the KD-43X8309 have between one and three RF ports.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KD-43X8309

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. 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 4K and 8K TV is rated A for energy efficiency, and based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the KD-43X8309 is £119, which is typical compared to the other 435 TVs of this age and spec.

Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the KD-43X8309 over a year ago.

Average Thickness

With a thickness of 60 millimeters, the Sony KD-43X8309 has a relatively average thickness compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KD-43X8309.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 60mm thick TVs currently available including because of it's better review score, the KD-49X8305[pl_2796114_price], or the KD-49X8309[pl_2805016_price] both from Sony.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Display Technology
Screen Format Adjustment
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
App
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
Digital Audio Optical Out 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
Mobile High-Definition Link
MHL Version
Networking
WiFi Connection
Bluetooth Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
Performance
Video Format
Parental Controls
Game Mode
24p Playback
Digital Video Recorder
Ambient Light Sensor
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Technical Details
Subwoofer Out Port
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

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 21 June 2016 by Dogsbodyone | 11 Comments

I bought this on 31st January 2016 as a replacement for my existing Sony set. I went for a Smart Ultra HD set and this seemed a good compromise between size, features etc and being a Sony I... Read more…

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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 sony x83, sony x83c, sony kd43x8309, quick kd43x8309, sony kd43x8309c, sony kd43x8309cb, sony kd43x8309cbu, sonybravia kd43x8309, sonybravia kd43x8309c, sonybravia kd43x8309cb, sonybravia kd43x8309cbu
Barcodes 00635131626715, 04548736003477, 04548736003484

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