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8 Reasons For
The KD-43XD8088 is a popular choice amongst customers who purchased televisions in the last 3 months.
On average Sony 4K and 8K TVs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all televisions produced by Sony.
Supports Smart TV Features
Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for the last year, the Sony KD-43XD8088 supports smart TV features.
We compared all the other TVs which support smart TV features to this TV and we think the Samsung UE49KU6400[plb_3406105_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.
There are a number of alternative televisions which also support smart TV features which you might also want to consider including the Samsung UE43KU6500[plb_3493438_price], or the LG 43UH650[plb_3415230_price].
Has a WiFi Connection
The KD-43XD8088 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other new 4K and 8K TVs also have a WiFi connection.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including cheaper televisions such as the Samsung UE49KU6400[plb_3406105_price].
Other televisions which also have a WiFi connection that you might want to consider include the Samsung UE43KU6500[plb_3493438_price], or the LG 43UH650[plb_3415230_price].
LED Display Technology
The display technology of this television is LED, which is the most commonly found display technology on 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to it.
2160p Video Mode
This television supports a 480p|576p|720p|1080p|2160p video mode, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as it.
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The lightest recently released comparable spec television is 7.5kg heavy and the heaviest is 59kg. At only 12.3 kilograms, the KD-43XD8088 is fairly light compared to most of the other latest similar spec TVs.
At only 45 millimeters, the KD-43XD8088 has a quite thin thickness compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as the KD-43XD8088. The thinnest thickness of TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the KD-43XD8088 is 30mm and the thickest is 99mm.
If you would consider a television with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the KD-49XD8077[pl_3769237_price] (44mm), or the KD-43XD8077[pl_3772188_price] (45mm) both from Sony or the Panasonic TX-58DX700[plb_3332583_price] (41mm).
3 Reasons Against
Not 3D Compatible
The KD-43XD8088 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out in the last 12 months are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most new 4K and 8K TVs do not have a built-in camera. The KD-43XD8088 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the KD-43XD8088 do not feature OLED technology. The KD-43XD8088 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KD-43XD8088
4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on 4K and 8K TVs that were launched in the last 12 months. 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 OK
This TV is rated B for energy efficiency. The KD-43XD8088 is typical compared to the other 388 new 4K and 8K TVs that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the KD-43XD8088 will cost £135 over 5 years to run.
Released Nine Months Ago
This Sony television has been on the market for nine months.
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4K Ultra HD
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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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