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11 Reasons For
Only Released a Month Ago
This television has only been on the market for a month.
4K Ultra HD HD Type
The highest display resolution of the KD-43XD8099 is 4K Ultra HD. That's over four times the display resolution of a Full HD TV, which is the most frequently found display resolution. 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 comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the KD-43XD8099.
An HD Ready HD type is the worst display resolution across comparable types of television.
4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
It may also be worth considering one of the other 4K Ultra HD TVs currently available including cheaper TVs such as the 43UH664 (£697.00), or the 43UF6809 both from LG or the Samsung UE43KU6670 (£699.00).
Sony TVs Have Good Reviews
On average Sony mid-size TVs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all TVs built by Sony.
Like most of the other similar spec TVs that were launched in the last 12 months, the KD-43XD8099 is Smart TV.
We compared all the other Smart TVs to this TV and we think the Samsung UE49KU6510 (£699.00) which is cheaper is also worth considering.
If you are looking for a television that is Smart TV then you might want to consider the KD-43XD8077 (£649.00), or the KD-43XD8088 (£639.99) both from Sony.
Has a WiFi Connection
The KD-43XD8099 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for the last year.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including the Samsung UE49KU6510 (£699.00) which is cheaper.
There are a number of alternative televisions which also have a WiFi connection which you might want to consider including the KD-43XD8077 (£649.00), or the KD-43XD8088 (£639.99) both from Sony.
LED Display Technology
The display technology of the this TV are LED, which is the most frequently found display technology on mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
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Four HDMI Ports
The KD-43XD8099 is a four HDMI port TV. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for the last year have between one and four HDMI ports.
Three USB 2.0 Ports
The KD-43XD8099 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KD-43XD8099. Most of the similar spec televisions that came out around the same time as the KD-43XD8099 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however this television has three 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 mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it.
Has One Sound Mode
The number of sound modes found on the KD-43XD8099 is more than most recently released comparable spec TVs. The most commonly 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 Sony TV.
The KD-43XD8099 has one of the thinner thicknesses (only 45 millimeters) amongst TVs of this age. Comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the KD-43XD8099 have thicknesses of between 7.1mm and 99mm, and the average thickness is 69mm.
If you would consider a television with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the KD-43XD8077 (£649.00) (45mm), or the KD-43XD8088 (£639.99) (45mm) both from Sony or the Philips 43BDL4050 (£712.81) (45.72mm).
9 Reasons Against
Not 3D Compatible
Most mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the KD-43XD8099 are not 3D compatible. The KD-43XD8099 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the 49UH850 (£899.00), or the 49UX960 (£1,021.25) both from LG.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The KD-43XD8099 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for the last year also do not have a built-in camera.
Expensive Compared to Other Mid-Size TVs That Have Been Available for the Last Year
The cheapeast mid-size TVs that have been available for the last year that we found costs £77 and the most expensive costs £1,599. We thought that this TV looks expensive for a new mid-size TV.
Running Costs Are Very High
This TV is rated B for energy efficiency, and the KD-43XD8099 has an average 5 year running cost of £135 based on average energy prices, which makes it one of the least economic to run mid-size TVs that have been available for the last year.
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Only Has One Screen Format Adjustment
The KD-43XD8099 has a greater number of screen format adjustments than most similar spec televisions that have been available for the last year. The most frequently found screen format adjustment is 16:9, but this screen format adjustment is not found on this TV. The screen format adjustments 14:9|16:9|Zoom are also found on this television.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other recently released mid-size TVs, the Sony KD-43XD8099 does not feature OLED technology.
Only Has One Smart Mode
The Sony KD-43XD8099 has a greater number of smart modes than most mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. The most commonly found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this television. The smart modes Animation|Cinema|Game|Graphics|Photo|Sports|Standard|Vivid are also found on this Sony television.
At 12.3 kilograms, the KD-43XD8099 is quite heavy compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KD-43XD8099. The weights of mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KD-43XD8099 range from 1kg to 36kg.
Quite High Annual Energy Consumption
Across all the recently released mid-size TVs the annual energy consumptions range from 37kWh to 200kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 81kWh. With an annual energy consumption of 114 kilowatt hours, the Sony KD-43XD8099 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions amongst mid-size TVs of this age.
4K Ultra HD
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Motionflow, Motionflow XR
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1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 3840 x 2160
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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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