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Sony KD-49X8309
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49" 1,000Hz Edge-LED Mar 2015
Screen Size HD Type Refresh Rate LED Backlighting Release Date
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9 Reasons For

Good Brand

Sony has good average reviews for its 4K and 8K TVs as well as across its entire television range.

Fairly Fast Refresh Rate

The Sony KD-49X8309 has a quite fast refresh rate (1,000 hertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out more than a year ago. Across all the 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a similar time to the KD-49X8309 the refresh rates range from 50Hz to 2,000Hz, and the average refresh rate is 540Hz.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The KD-49X8309 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other televisions that have been available for a comparable time to the KD-49X8309.

There are a number of other TVs which support smart TV features currently available that you might want to look at including the Panasonic TX-40CX680[plb_2819335_price] which is cheaper; or the LG 40UF770[plb_3242789_price] which has better reviews.

We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also support smart TV features including the Samsung UE40JU6410[plb_2899172_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The KD-49X8309 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for more than a year also have a WiFi connection.

We compared all the other TVs with a WiFi connection to this TV and we think the LG 40UF770[plb_3242789_price] which has better reviews; or the Panasonic TX-40CX680[plb_2819335_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

It is worth also looking at other televisions which also have a WiFi connection including the Samsung UE40JU6410[plb_2899172_price].

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2160p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080i|1080p|2160p|480i|480p|576i|576p|720p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Two Composite Video in Ports

The Sony KD-49X8309 is a two composite video in port television.

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3 MHL Version

The Sony KD-49X8309 supports a 3 MHL version which is newer than most 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as it. Most 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 1.3 MHL version.

This television's MHL version (3) is actually the best supported MHL version amongst all TVs of this age and type.

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

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The KD-49X8309 supports an 802.11n WiFi standard which is newer than the 802.11a WiFi standard supported by most 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than a year ago. In addition, this TV support 802.11b and 802.11g and 802.11ac WiFi standards.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is in fact the best supported WiFi standard across all 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as the KD-49X8309.

The worst supported WiFi standard amongst comparable types of television is 802.11a.

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Has Six Smart Modes

The KD-49X8309 has a greater number of smart modes than most TVs that have been around for more than a year. This Sony television has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on TVs of this age and type. The smart modes "Animation", "Cinema", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.

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4 Reasons Against

Price Has Recently Increased by £76.06

The price of the KD-49X8309 has increased by £76.06 in the last 50 days.

Not 3D Compatible

The KD-49X8309 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the KD-49X8309 are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a TV that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the LG 60UF850[plb_2805518_price]; or the Panasonic TX-48CX400[plb_2955149_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most televisions of this age and type do not have a built-in camera. The Sony KD-49X8309 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as the KD-49X8309 do not feature OLED technology. The KD-49X8309 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KD-49X8309

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many TVs of this age and type. 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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Average Running Costs

This TV has an energy efficiency rating of A. The KD-49X8309 is typical compared to the other 435 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than a year ago that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KD-49X8309 is £138.

Released Over a Year Ago

This 4K and 8K TV has been on the market for over a year.

Average Thickness

At 60 millimeters, the KD-49X8309 has a fairly average thickness compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KD-49X8309.

We compared all the other 60mm thick TVs to this TV and we think the Sony KD-49X8305[plb_2796114_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

TVs with a thicker thickness that might be worth looking at include the Samsung UE48JU6400[plb_2804979_price] (63.3mm).

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustment
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
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
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
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Mobile High-Definition Link
DVI-D Port
MHL Version
Networking
WiFi Connection
Bluetooth Connection
WiFi Standard
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
Parental Controls
24p Playback
Digital Video Recorder
Ambient Light Sensor
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Voltage
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
Subwoofer Out Port
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

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 sony x83, sony x83c, sony kd49x8309, sony kd49x8309c, sony kd49x8309cb, sony kd49x8309cbu, sonybravia kd49x8309, sonybravia kd49x8309c, sonybravia kd49x8309cb, sonybravia kd49x8309cbu
Barcodes 00635131626647, 04548736003378, 04548736003385, 05055760736732

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