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Sony KD-49X8308

49" Edge-LED Flat Mar 2015
Screen Size HD Type LED Backlighting Screen Shape Release Date
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7 Reasons For

Sony Has Good TV Reviews

On average Sony 4K and 8K TVs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all TVs built by Sony.

Supports Smart TV Features

The KD-49X8308 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KD-49X8308.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Sony KD-49X8308 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.

Alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE55JU7590[plb_2866375_price].

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LED Display Technology

The display technology of this television is LED, which is typical of many televisions of this spec and age.

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2160p Video Mode

This TV supports a 480i|480p|576p|720p|1080i|1080p|2160p video mode, which is typical of many comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to it.

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Two Composite Video in Ports

Most of the other TVs of this type and age only have one composite video in port, however the KD-49X8308 has two composite video in ports.

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3 MHL Version

The KD-49X8308 supports a newer MHL version than most TVs of a comparable age and type to it. This TV supports a 3 MHL version, whereas most 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to it support a 1.3 MHL version.

A 3 MHL version is in fact the best supported MHL version amongst all 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as the KD-49X8308.

Amongst comparable types of television the worst supported MHL version is 1.3.

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4 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The KD-49X8308 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Sony KD-49X8308 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs that were launched more than a year ago also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a built-in camera and we think the LG 105UC9[plb_2828825_price], or the Samsung UN88JS9500[plb_3186351_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than a year, the KD-49X8308 does not feature OLED technology.

We compared this television to all the other TVs with an OLED technology and we think the 55EG9609[pl_2899573_price], or the 65EG9609[pl_2938944_price] both from LG which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only Supports One Video Format

The Sony KD-49X8308 has a greater number of video formats than most TVs of this age and spec. The most commonly supported video format is AVI, but this video format is not supported by this television. The video formats H.265 are also supported by this Sony television.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KD-49X8308

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on televisions of this spec and age. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Running Costs Are OK

This television has an energy efficiency rating of A, and the average 5 year running cost of the KD-49X8308 is £138 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 435 TVs that have been available for more than a year.

Average Thickness

At 60 millimeters, the KD-49X8308 has a relatively standard thickness compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as the KD-49X8308.

We compared all the other 60mm thick TVs to this television and we think because of it's better review score, the KD-49X8305[pl_2796114_price], and the KD-55X8507[pl_2796460_price] both from Sony is also worth considering.

If you would consider a television with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the Sony KD-49X8309[plb_2805016_price] (60mm).

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
Display Technology
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
App
Operating System Version
Operating System
Screen Mirroring
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDCP Security Feature
PC in Port
HDMI Port
MHL Version
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Network Browsing
Management Features
On/off Timer
Picture and Picture
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
Performance
Video Format
Parental Controls
24p Playback
Design
Colour
Peak Luminance Ratio
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Technical Details
Clear Phase Technology
Auto Wide Mode
Other Features
HDD Recording
I-Manual
USB Playback
Advanced Contrast Enhancer
BRAVIA Sync
On Screen Display for External Input
Illumination LED
Apps

Expert Reviews

27 August 2015

Sony KD-49X8308C dost?pny w Media Expert to telewizor Ultra HD z tegorocznej serii oferuj?cej system Android. Jego odpowiednikiem w innych sklepach jest Sony KD-49X8309C (Euro), Ten kosztuje oko?o... Read more…

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Smart TV z Android
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4 x HDMI
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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £134.60
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £137.64
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Energy Rating
0.68T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.68 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kd49x8308, kd49x8308c, kd49x8308cb, sony kd49x8308, sony kd49x8308c, sony kd49x8308cb, sony kd49x8308cba, sony kd49x8308cbae, sony kd49x8308cbaep
Barcodes 04548736003354

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