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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.
One Sony KD-43X8309 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was good looking.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6 Reasons Against
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.
Like most of the other TVs of this spec and age, the KD-43X8309 does not have a built-in camera.
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.
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.
4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KD-43X8309
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.
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.
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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.
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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