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Only Just Released
This mid-size TV was released just a month ago, so it is likely to have more advanced features than some of the older TVs.
4K Ultra HD HD Type
The Sony KD-49XD8077 has a maximum display resolution of 4K Ultra HD. That's over four times the display resolution of the most common HD type of Full HD. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
A 4K Ultra HD HD type is in fact the best display resolution amongst all mid-size TVs that have been on the market for the last year.
An HD Ready HD type is the worst display resolution across similar types of TV.
4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
We compared this television to all the other 4K Ultra HD TVs and we think cheaper TVs such as the UE49KU6470 (£550.00), and the UE49KU6510 (£699.00) both from Samsung or the LG 43UF6809 is also worth considering.
Sony TVs Have Good Reviews
Sony mid-size TVs have good reviews on average and across all televisions Sony is one of the superior manufacturers.
Has a WiFi Connection
The Sony KD-49XD8077 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other latest mid-size TVs.
We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the KD-49XD8088 (£729.99), or the KD-49XD8099 (£779.00) both from Sony or the Philips 49PUS7181 (£899.00).
LED Display Technology
The display technology of the this television are LED, which is the most frequently found display technology on comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to it.
Four HDMI Ports
Most televisions that were released in the last 12 months have between one and four HDMI ports, including the KD-49XD8077 which has four HDMI ports.
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Three USB 2.0 Ports
The Sony KD-49XD8077 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the new mid-size TVs. This TV is a three USB 2.0 port television compared to most of the mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the KD-49XD8077 which only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.
Features One Video App
The number of video apps featured on the Sony KD-49XD8077 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to it. The most commonly featured video app is YouTube, but this video app is not featured on this Sony television. The video apps NetFlix are also featured on this television.
1080p Video Mode
This television supports a 480i|480p|576i|576p|720p|1080i|1080p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on televisions that are a similar age to it.
Has One Sound Mode
The number of sound modes found on the Sony KD-49XD8077 is more than most similar spec televisions that came out in the last year. The most commonly found sound mode is Music, but this sound mode is not found on this television. The sound modes Movie|Music|Sports|Standard are also found on this TV.
New similar spec TVs have thicknesses of between 7.1mm and 99mm. The KD-49XD8077 has one of the thinner thicknesses (only 44 millimeters) amongst TVs of this age.
If you would consider a television with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the Samsung UE48JU6072 (50.2mm and cheaper), or the Philips 43BDL4050 (£712.81) (45.72mm and cheaper).
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Expensive for a New Mid-Size TV
We thought that this television looks expensive for a new mid-size TV. The cheapeast recently released mid-size TVs that we found costs £77 and the most expensive costs £1,599.
Not Smart TV
The KD-49XD8077 is not Smart TV. Most of the other new mid-size TVs do are Smart TV.
The KD-49XD8077 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the KD-49XD8077 are also not 3D compatible.
If you are looking for a TV that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the LG 49UH850 (£899.00).
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other recently released similar spec TVs, the KD-49XD8077 does not have a built-in camera.
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Very Slow Refresh Rate
The refresh rates of mid-size TVs that were released in the last year range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz. The KD-49XD8077 has a quite slow refresh rate (only 50 hertz) compared to most of the other new mid-size TVs.
We compared all the other 50Hz refresh rate televisions to this television and we think the Sony KDL-49WD750 which is cheaper is also worth considering.
If this mid-size TV refresh rate is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the LG 49LW560 (60Hz) which is also cheaper.
Very High Running Costs
Whilst the energy efficiency classification of this mid-size TV is A, the average running cost of the KD-49XD8077 is £132 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which is in the most expensive 15% of all 332 new televisions.
Only Has One Screen Format Adjustment
The KD-49XD8077 has a greater number of screen format adjustments than most mid-size TVs that have been around for the last year. The most frequently found screen format adjustment is 16:9, but this screen format adjustment is not found on this Sony TV. The screen format adjustments 14:9|16:9 are also found on this TV.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The KD-49XD8077 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other latest comparable spec TVs also do not feature OLED technology.
Only Has One Smart Mode
The KD-49XD8077 has a greater number of smart modes than most recently released mid-size TVs. The most frequently found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this television. The smart modes Animation|Cinema|Custom|Game|Graphics|Photo|Sports|Standard|True Cinema|Vivid are also found on this TV.
At 13.2 kilograms, the KD-49XD8077 is quite heavy compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that came out in the last year. The lightest mid-size TV that has been around for a comparable time to the KD-49XD8077 is 1kg heavy and the heaviest is 36kg.
Quite High Annual Energy Consumption
The annual energy consumptions of new mid-size TVs range from 37kWh to 200kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 81kWh. At 114 kilowatt hours, the KD-49XD8077 has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other newly released mid-size TVs.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.65 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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