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49" Passive Jun 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
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19 Reasons For

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.

Good Brand

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”.

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.

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3D Compatible

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].

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Has a WiFi Connection

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.

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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.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

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.

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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.

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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.

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Four HDMI Ports

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.

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Features One App

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.

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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.

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Supports Seven Video Formats

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.

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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.

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Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many TVs of this age and spec.

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5 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

Television expert review website lydogbillede.dk scored this TV 67%.

Only Supports Two Image Formats

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.

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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.

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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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Fairly Thick

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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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KD-49X8505

4K Ultra HD HD Type

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.

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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.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the KD-49X8505 over two years ago.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
3D Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction Feature
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
App
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Sound Mode
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART 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
Audio in Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
MHL Version
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Near Field Communication
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Parental Controls
24p Playback
Ambient Light Sensor
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Included 3D Glasses
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Included
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Other Features
Special Features

Expert Reviews

(1)
29 December 2015

Sony 55X8505 tilbyder mange gode funktioner til en overkommelig pris. Dets store styrke er den gode opskalering, der sikrer, at selv middelmådigt HD-materiale ser rigtig godt ud i stort format....

Outstanding 4K clarity, great HD upscaling, integrated YouView platform with rollback catchup TV on the way
Great contrast
Good colours
Super scaling of lower definition content, Android offers lots of choice
HDMI 2.0a coming
Average audio, Android Smart TV platform is a chore, no HDR support
Some poor UI design choices
Unusable dimming system
Occasional system crashes
Needs stronger contrast, Android TV needs work

User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 7 May 2015 by Sasha

Bought it late January this year from Sony centre in leeds, was on sale at.

Reviewed 8 March 2015 by Ayddot "Aydot"

Picture quality is superb. I would definitely recommend it.

Reviewed 12 December 2014 by Stephen Mayzes

Top TV great picture in SD HD and especially 4k sounds a bit ropey but I have a Av system so not a problem great tv well worth the money.

Reviewed 12 December 2014 by David | 11 Comments

Junk a copy.

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £195.49
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £197.32
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Energy Rating
0.98T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.98 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
26
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 26 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kd49x8505, kd49x8505b, kd49x8505bb, sony kd49x8505, sony kd49x8505c, sony kd49x8505b, sony kd49x8505bb, sony kd49x8505bbu
Barcodes 04905524975529, 04905524975536, 04905524975543

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