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9 Reasons For
Average Expert Reviews
This 4K and 8K TV received an expert rating of 78 out of 100 from product-test.ru.
The KD-49X8305 is one the best selling television currently on sale.
Sony Has Good TV Reviews
We checked 1,507 owner and expert reviews for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good ratings. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically within its 4K and 8K TVs range.
Supports Smart TV Features
The KD-49X8305 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the KD-49X8305.
We compared this TV to all the other TVs which support smart TV features and we think the LG 49UF640[plb_2983744_price] which has better reviews; or the Philips 49PUT4900[plb_3151177_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.
We compared all the other TVs which also support smart TV features to this television and we think the Sony KD-43X8307[plb_2837137_price] is also worth considering.
Has a WiFi Connection
Like most of the other TVs of this age and spec, the KD-49X8305 has a WiFi connection.
Other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the LG 49UF640[plb_2983744_price], or the Sony KD-49X8005[plb_3044922_price].
We compared all the other TVs which also have a WiFi connection to this TV and we think the Sony KD-43X8307[plb_2837137_price] is also worth considering.
2160p Video Mode
This TV supports a 480i|480p|576i|576p|720p|1080p|2160p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on TVs of this type and age.
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Two Composite Video in Ports
The KD-49X8305 is a two composite video in port TV. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than a year only have one composite video in port.
3 MHL Version
The KD-49X8305 supports a 3 MHL version which is newer than the 1.3 MHL version supported by most TVs that came out around the same time as it.
This TV's MHL version (3) is in fact the best supported MHL version amongst all TVs that were released more than a year ago.
A 1.3 MHL version is the worst supported MHL version across comparable types of TV.
Two Audio in Ports
The KD-49X8305 is a two audio in port television. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KD-49X8305 only have one audio in port.
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Not 3D Compatible
Most TVs of a similar spec and age to the KD-49X8305 are not 3D compatible. The Sony KD-49X8305 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
If you are looking for a TV that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Panasonic TX-48CX400[plb_2955149_price]; or the LG 60UF850[plb_2805518_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to the KD-49X8305, the Sony KD-49X8305 does not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The Sony KD-49X8305 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other televisions of this age and spec also do not feature OLED technology.
5 Other reasons to consider the Sony KD-49X8305
4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many TVs of a similar spec and age to it. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
Running Costs Are Average
The energy efficiency rating of this television is A. The KD-49X8305 has an average running cost of £138 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 435 TVs of a similar type and age.
Released Over a Year Ago
This television has been on the market for over a year.
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Average Refresh Rate
At 800 hertz, the KD-49X8305 has a pretty average refresh rate compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KD-49X8305.
If this television refresh rate is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Sony KD-49X8309[plb_2805016_price] (1,000Hz and cheaper).
At 60 millimeters, the KD-49X8305 has a pretty standard thickness compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the KD-49X8305.
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