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User Reviews Are Average
People who bought this TV rated this TV 75 out of 100 on average.
Good Picture Quality
A few Sony KD-49X8505 owners wrote in their reviews that the product had good picture quality.
Good Product Quality
A few Sony KD-49X8505 owners concluded that it was good quality. Ayddot wrote in their Sony KD-49X8505 review on Amazon “Picture quality is superb” and rated it as excellent. Sasha said in October last year “Tv is great, like the picture quality” in her review and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.
4K and 8K TVs produced by Sony have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all televisions (not just 4K and 8K TVs) and found that Sony also has good reviews across its entire range.
Good Standard Def TV
One person who reviewed the product thought it was good at displaying standard definition TV.
Good High Def TV
One person thought the product was good at displaying high definition TV. Stephen Mayzes scored it very highly and he said in his Sony KD-49X8505 review two years ago “Top TV great picture in SD HD and especially 4k sounds a bit ropey”.
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Has a Built-In Camera
The KD-49X8505 has a built-in camera, unlike most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than two years which do not have a built-in camera.
We compared all the other TVs with a built-in camera to this TV and we think the Samsung UE55HU8500[plb_2232250_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
The Sony KD-49X8505 is 3D compatible, as are most of the other televisions of this spec and age.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3D compatible TVs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-40AX630[plb_2538312_price], the LG 49UB830[plb_2403451_price], or the Samsung UE55HU8500[plb_2232250_price].
Has a WiFi Connection
Like most of the other TVs of this spec and age, the KD-49X8505 has a WiFi connection.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative televisions with a WiFi connection currently available including the LG 49UB830[plb_2403451_price], the Panasonic TX-40AX630[plb_2538312_price], or the Samsung UE55HU8500[plb_2232250_price] which has better reviews.
Supports Smart TV Features
The Sony KD-49X8505 supports smart TV features. Most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the KD-49X8505 also support smart TV features.
We compared all the other TVs which support smart TV features to this TV and we think the Panasonic TX-40AX630[plb_2538312_price], the LG 49UB830[plb_2403451_price], and the Samsung UE55HU8500[plb_2232250_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
Three USB 2.0 Ports
The KD-49X8505 is a three USB 2.0 port television. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.
3 MHL Version
The KD-49X8505 supports a newer MHL version than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This television supports a 3 MHL version, whereas most 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as it support a 2 MHL version.
A 3 MHL version is actually the best supported MHL version across all TVs of a comparable type and age to the KD-49X8505.
The worst supported MHL version amongst comparable types of TV is 2.
2160p Video Mode
The Sony KD-49X8505 supports a 2160p video mode which is better than most TVs of this age and type. Most TVs of a similar age and spec to it support a 1080p video mode. In addition, this television support 1080i, 480i, 480p, 576i and 576p and 720p video modes.
This TV's video mode (2160p) is in fact the best supported video mode across all TVs that came out more than two years ago.
The worst supported video mode amongst similar types of TV is 480p.
Four HDMI Ports
Most 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and four HDMI ports, including the KD-49X8505 which has four HDMI ports.
Features One App
The number of lifestyle apps featured on the KD-49X8505 is more than most televisions of a comparable spec and age to it. This TV features a Skype app, which is the most commonly featured app featured on 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than two years ago.
Has Three Sound Modes
The KD-49X8505 has a greater number of sound modes than most TVs of this age and spec. This television has a Music sound mode, which is the most commonly found sound mode found on similar spec televisions that came out around the same time as the KD-49X8505. The sound modes "Movie" and "Standard" are also found on this TV.
Supports Seven Video Formats
The number of video formats supported by the Sony KD-49X8505 is more than most televisions that were launched more than two years ago. This television supports an AVI video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than two years ago. The video formats "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG4", "WEBM" and "WMV" are also supported by this TV.
MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.
WMV stands for Windows Media Video.
AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.
Supports Three Audio Formats
The number of audio formats supported by the KD-49X8505 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KD-49X8505. The audio formats "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.
This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many TVs of this age and spec.
The KD-49X8505 has a greater number of image formats than most comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. This Sony television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by similar spec TVs that came out more than two years ago. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this TV.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The KD-49X8505 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KD-49X8505 also do not feature OLED technology.
Quite Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency
With a motion interpolation frequency of only 200 hertz, the Sony KD-49X8505 has one of the slowest motion interpolation frequencies amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age. The motion interpolation frequencies of TVs of a similar spec and age to the KD-49X8505 range from 120Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 920Hz.
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The KD-49X8505 has one of the thicker thicknesses (66 millimeters) amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age. The thicknesses of 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the KD-49X8505 range from 10mm to 94mm.
If you don't mind having a thicker thickness then you might also want to consider the UE55HU8500[pl_2232250_price] (92.9mm), or the UE40HU6900[pl_2275692_price] (50.3mm) both from Samsung or the Philips 50PUS6809[plb_2227290_price] (47mm) which also has a higher rating.
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4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a similar time to it. 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 4K and 8K TV is rated B for energy efficiency. The KD-49X8505 has an average running cost of £198 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 116 televisions of a similar spec and age.
Released Over Two Years Ago
Sony released the KD-49X8505 over two years ago.
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4K Ultra HD
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction Feature
Motion Interpolation Technology
Motionflow, Motionflow XR
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1080i, 1080p, 2160p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Screen Format Adjustment
Horizontal Viewing Angle
3840 x 2160, 4096 x 2160, 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.98 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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