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21 Reasons For
4K Ultra HD HD Type
The highest display resolution of the KD-43X8309 is 4K Ultra HD. That's over four times the display resolution of the most common HD type of Full HD. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
A 4K Ultra HD HD type is in fact the best display resolution across all TVs of a similar age and type to the KD-43X8309.
An HD Ready HD type is the worst display resolution across similar types of television.
4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
A few Sony KD-43X8309 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality. In August this year Dogsbodyone said in their Sony KD-43X8309 review “Being a Sony I expected good quality”. Dogsbodyone also said “This is really great (I am comparing to the 6 year old Sony it replaced) with perfectly good sound quality”.
Good High Def TV
Two customers who bought it thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. Dogsbodyone mentioned in their review of the Sony KD-43X8309 on Amazon “I went for a Smart Ultra HD set and this seemed a good compromise”.
Sony Televisions Have Good Reviews
We checked 1,704 expert and user reviews for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically for its mid-size TVs.
One person mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking.
One person wrote in their reviews that the product was a good width.
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Good Technical Features
One Sony KD-43X8309 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it had good features. In August Dogsbodyone mentioned on Amazon “This seemed a good compromise between size, features etc and being a Sony I expected good quality” in their Sony KD-43X8309 review.
Good Sound Quality
One Sony KD-43X8309 owner said that it had good sound quality. This year Dogsbodyone wrote in their review “This is really great (I am comparing to the 6 year old Sony it replaced) with perfectly good sound quality” but in spite of that rated it 60 out of 100.
Has a WiFi Connection
The KD-43X8309 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than a year ago.
We compared this television to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think because of it's better review score, the UE40JU6770, and the UE48JU6495 both from Samsung or the Philips 48PUS7600 (£280.00) is also worth considering.
The Sony KD-43X8309 is Smart TV. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also are Smart TV.
The KD-43X8309 supports a 3 MHL version which is newer than the 1.3 MHL version supported by most similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to it.
A 3 MHL version is actually the best supported MHL version amongst all mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the KD-43X8309.
Amongst comparable types of TV the worst supported MHL version is 1.3.
Has One Smart Mode
The number of smart modes found on the KD-43X8309 is more than most TVs of this age and type. The most frequently found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this television. The smart modes Animation|Cinema|Game|Sports|Standard|Vivid are also found on this TV.
Three USB 2.0 Ports
The KD-43X8309 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the TVs of a similar type and age to the KD-43X8309. This TV is a three USB 2.0 port television compared to most of the TVs of this age and spec which only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.
Four HDMI Ports
Most mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the KD-43X8309 have between one and four HDMI ports, including the Sony KD-43X8309 which has four HDMI ports.
Two Composite Video in Ports
The KD-43X8309 is a two composite video in port television. Most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the KD-43X8309 only have one composite video in port.
Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency
Across all the televisions that were released around the same time as the KD-43X8309 the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of 1,000 hertz, the Sony KD-43X8309 has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencies amongst mid-size TVs of this age.
Quite High RMS Rated Power
Across all the TVs of this age and spec the RMS rated power range from 5W to 100W, and the average RMS rated power is 19W. At 20 Watts, the Sony KD-43X8309 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs that were released one year ago.
Has One Screen Format Adjustment
The number of screen format adjustments found on the KD-43X8309 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than a year. The most frequently found screen format adjustment is 16:9, but this screen format adjustment is not found on this television. The screen format adjustments 14:9|Zoom are also found on this Sony television.
Features One App
The number of lifestyle apps featured on the KD-43X8309 is more than most televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most frequently featured app is Skype, but this app is not featured on this TV. The apps Google Apps are also featured on this television.
1080p Video Mode
This television supports a 1080i|1080p|2160p|480i|480p|576i|576p|720p video mode, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as it.
Has One Sound Mode
The KD-43X8309 has a greater number of sound modes than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most frequently found sound mode is Music, but this sound mode is not found on this TV. The sound modes Movie|Music|Standard are also found on this Sony TV.
8 Reasons Against
Several customers considered that the product did not have good technical guidance. A few weeks ago Dogsbodyone and said on Amazon “The "Yourview" TV guide is dead slow”.
Not 3D Compatible
The KD-43X8309 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other televisions of this type and age are also not 3D compatible.
Most TVs that came out more than a year ago do not have a built-in camera. The KD-43X8309 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Running Costs Are Very High
This mid-size TV is rated A for energy efficiency, however based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the KD-43X8309 is £119, which makes it one of the most expensive to run TVs of a comparable age and spec.
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Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most TVs of a similar age and type to the KD-43X8309 do not feature OLED technology. The KD-43X8309 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
We compared this TV to all the other TVs with an OLED technology and we think the Samsung UE32J4500 (£179.00) which is also higher rated is also worth considering.
The Sony KD-43X8309 is one of the heavier TVs of a comparable age and type to the KD-43X8309 (11.8 kilograms) amongst mid-size TVs of this age. Televisions of a comparable spec and age to the KD-43X8309 have weights of between 3.6kg and 20kg, and the average weight is 9.2kg.
Quite High Annual Energy Consumption
The Sony KD-43X8309 has a quite high annual energy consumption (100 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the KD-43X8309. Comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KD-43X8309 have annual energy consumptions of between 26kWh and 170kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 76kWh.
Only One RF Port
The KD-43X8309 is a one RF port television.
2 Other reasons to consider the Sony KD-43X8309
Released Over a Year Ago
This television was released over a year ago.
At 60 millimeters, the KD-43X8309 has a relatively standard thickness compared to most of the other TVs that have been around for more than a year.
We compared this TV to all the other 60mm thick TVs and we think the KD-43X8305 (£430.00), the KD-49X8308, and the KD-49X8305 (£469.00) all from Sony which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
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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