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11 Reasons For
4K Ultra HD HD Type
The Sony KD-43XD8088 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 in fact the best display resolution across all comparable spec TVs that have been available for the last year.
An HD Ready HD type is the worst display resolution amongst similar types of TV.
4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
We compared this TV to all the other 4K Ultra HD televisions and we think the 43UH664 (£697.00), and the 43UF6809 both from LG or the Samsung UE43KU6670 (£699.00) which is cheaper is also worth considering.
Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs
We calculated the average ratings for all Sony TVs and specifically for Sony mid-size TVs and found that in both cases Sony had good ratings compared to other brands.
Only Released Five Months Ago
This television was only released five months ago. Newer TVs like this one are likely to have better features.
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched in the last 12 months, the Sony KD-43XD8088 is Smart TV.
Alternative Smart TV televisions currently available which you might also want to consider include the Samsung UE49KU6510 (£699.00) which is cheaper.
Televisions which are Smart TV that might also be worth looking at include the KD-43XD8077 (£649.97), or the KD-43XD8099 (£689.00) both from Sony.
Has a WiFi Connection
Like most of the other latest mid-size TVs, the Sony KD-43XD8088 has a WiFi connection.
There are a number of other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper TVs such as the Samsung UE49KU6510 (£699.00).
We compared all the other TVs which also have a WiFi connection to this TV and we think the KD-43XD8077 (£649.97), or the KD-43XD8099 (£689.00) both from Sony is also worth considering.
LED Display Technology
The display technology of the this TV are LED, which is typical of many recently released comparable spec televisions.
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Four HDMI Ports
Most TVs that came out in the last year have between one and four HDMI ports, including the Sony KD-43XD8088 which has four HDMI ports.
Three USB 2.0 Ports
Most of the other latest televisions only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however the Sony KD-43XD8088 has three USB 2.0 ports.
1080p Video Mode
This television supports a 480p|576p|720p|1080p|2160p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for the last year.
Has One Sound Mode
The KD-43XD8088 has a greater number of sound modes than most mid-size TVs that are a similar age 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|Sports|Standard are also found on this television.
The thinnest thickness of mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KD-43XD8088 is 7.1mm and the thickest is 99mm. At only 45 millimeters, the KD-43XD8088 has a quite thin thickness compared to most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KD-43XD8088.
If you would consider a TV with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the KD-49XD8077 (£769.00) (44mm), or the KD-43XD8077 (£649.97) (45mm) both from Sony or the Philips 43BDL4050 (£712.81) (45.72mm).
8 Reasons Against
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KD-43XD8088, the KD-43XD8088 is not 3D compatible.
TVs which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the 49UH850 (£899.00), or the 49UX960 (£1,021.25) both from LG.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most latest mid-size TVs do not have a built-in camera. The Sony KD-43XD8088 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Not Cheap Compared to Other Recently Released Similar Spec Televisions
We think this TV looks expensive compared to other recently released similar spec televisions. The cheapeast similar spec TV that came out in the last year that we found costs £77 and the most expensive costs £1,599.
Very High Running Costs
The efficiency rating of this TV is B, and the average 5 year running cost of the KD-43XD8088 is £135 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the most expensive to run new televisions.
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Only Has One Screen Format Adjustment
The number of screen format adjustments found on the KD-43XD8088 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. This television has a 16:9 screen format adjustment, which is the most commonly found screen format adjustment found on new mid-size TVs.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to the KD-43XD8088, the Sony KD-43XD8088 does not feature OLED technology.
With a weight of 12.3 kilograms, the KD-43XD8088 is quite heavy compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the KD-43XD8088. Across all the mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KD-43XD8088 the weights range from 1kg to 36kg.
Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption
With an annual energy consumption of 114 kilowatt hours, the Sony KD-43XD8088 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The lowest annual energy consumption of mid-size TVs that were launched in the last 12 months is 37kWh, the highest is 200kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 81kWh.
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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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