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11 Reasons For
4K Ultra HD HD Type
The Sony KD-43XD8077 has a maximum display resolution of 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 actually the best display resolution across all new mid-size TVs.
The worst display resolution amongst similar types of TV is HD Ready.
4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
There are a number of alternative 4K Ultra HD TVs currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper TVs such as the 43UH664 (£697.00), or the 43UF6809 both from LG or the Samsung UE43KU6670 (£699.00).
Sony is one of the superior television manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Sony also has good ratings for its mid-size TVs.
Only Released Five Months Ago
This television is one of the newest TVs to be released.
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the KD-43XD8077, the KD-43XD8077 is Smart TV.
There are a number of alternative Smart TVs currently available which you might want to look at including the Samsung UE49KU6510 (£709.00) which is cheaper.
TVs which are Smart TV that might also be worth looking at include the KD-43XD8088 (£639.99), or the KD-43XD8099 (£689.00) both from Sony.
Has a WiFi Connection
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KD-43XD8077, the Sony KD-43XD8077 has a WiFi connection.
There are a number of alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available that you might want to consider including the Samsung UE49KU6510 (£709.00) which is cheaper.
There are a number of other TVs which also have a WiFi connection that you might also want to look at including the KD-43XD8088 (£639.99), or the KD-43XD8099 (£689.00) both from Sony.
LED Display Technology
The display technology of the this TV are LED, which is the most commonly found display technology on mid-size TVs that are a similar age to it.
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Four HDMI Ports
Most mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the KD-43XD8077 have between one and four HDMI ports, including the KD-43XD8077 which has four HDMI ports.
Three USB 2.0 Ports
The KD-43XD8077 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the KD-43XD8077. This TV is a three USB 2.0 port TV compared to most of the new comparable spec TVs which only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.
1080p Video Mode
This television supports a 480p|576p|720p|1080p|2160p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on recently released televisions.
Has One Sound Mode
The number of sound modes found on the Sony KD-43XD8077 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for the last year. The most frequently found sound mode is Music, but this sound mode is not found on this Sony TV. The sound modes Movie|Music|Sports|Standard are also found on this television.
The average thickness of comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for the last year is 69mm, and the thicknesses range from 7.1mm to 99mm. At only 45 millimeters, the KD-43XD8077 has a quite thin thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KD-43XD8077.
If you are not concerned about having a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the KD-49XD8077 (£769.00) (44mm), or the KD-43XD8088 (£639.99) (45mm) both from Sony or the Philips 43BDL4050 (£712.81) (45.72mm).
8 Reasons Against
Not 3D Compatible
The KD-43XD8077 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched in the last year are also not 3D compatible.
If you want a television that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the 49UH850 (£799.00), or the 49UX960 (£1,021.25) both from LG.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most similar spec televisions that have been around for the last year do not have a built-in camera. The KD-43XD8077 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Expensive Compared to Other New TVs
The price range of new TVs is from £77 to £1,599. We thought that this television looks expensive for a recently released mid-size TV.
Very High Running Costs
This TV is rated B for energy efficiency, and the KD-43XD8077 is in the most expensive 13% of all 332 mid-size TVs that have been on the market for the last year that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KD-43XD8077 is £135.
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Only Has One Screen Format Adjustment
The number of screen format adjustments found on the KD-43XD8077 is more than most similar spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. This television has a 16:9 screen format adjustment, which is the most frequently found screen format adjustment found on latest mid-size TVs.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for the last year, the KD-43XD8077 does not feature OLED technology.
The average weight of mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KD-43XD8077 is 9.4kg. At 12.3 kilograms, the Sony KD-43XD8077 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the KD-43XD8077.
Quite High Annual Energy Consumption
Mid-size TVs that were launched in the last 12 months have annual energy consumptions of between 37kWh and 200kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 81kWh. With an annual energy consumption of 114 kilowatt hours, the KD-43XD8077 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions amongst televisions of this age.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.67 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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