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8 Reasons For
Sony Has Good Television Reviews
Sony 4K and 8K TVs have good ratings on average and across all TVs Sony is one of the better rated manufacturers.
Just Released Four Months Ago
As one of the newer TVs, this 4K and 8K TV is likely to use more advanced technology.
Supports Smart TV Features
Like most of the other recently released comparable spec televisions, the KD-49XD8077 supports smart TV features.
There are a number of alternative TVs which support smart TV features currently available which you might want to consider including the 58UH635[pl_3409339_price], or the 55UH661[pl_3355372_price] both from LG or the Panasonic TX-50DX700[plb_3332673_price] which has better reviews.
Has a WiFi Connection
Like most of the other latest similar spec TVs, the KD-49XD8077 has a WiFi connection.
It may also be worth considering one of the other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including a cheaper TV such as the Philips 49PUS6551[plb_3301766_price] or you might consider a higher rated TV such as the LG 58UH635[plb_3409339_price], or the Panasonic TX-50DX700[plb_3332673_price].
LED Display Technology
The display technology of this TV is LED, which is the most frequently found display technology on televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Features One Video App
The KD-49XD8077 has a greater number of video apps than most recently released comparable spec TVs. The most commonly featured video app is YouTube, but this video app is not featured on this Sony TV. The video apps NetFlix are also featured on this TV.
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Similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KD-49XD8077 have weights of between 7.5kg and 59kg. With a weight of only 13.2 kilograms, the KD-49XD8077 is quite light compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KD-49XD8077.
At only 44 millimeters, the KD-49XD8077 has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that have been available for a comparable time to the KD-49XD8077. Similar spec televisions that have been available for a comparable time to the KD-49XD8077 have thicknesses of between 30mm and 99mm, and the average thickness is 62mm.
TVs with a thicker thickness that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic TX-40DX700[plb_3332607_price] (40mm) which is also cheaper.
5 Reasons Against
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other new 4K and 8K TVs, the Sony KD-49XD8077 is not 3D compatible.
If you would prefer a TV that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the LG 49UH850[plb_3348276_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most similar spec televisions that have been around for the last year do not have a built-in camera. The KD-49XD8077 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Very Slow Refresh Rate
With a refresh rate of only 50 hertz, the KD-49XD8077 has a quite slow refresh rate compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out in the last year. The average refresh rate of newly released similar spec televisions is 420Hz, and the refresh rates range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz.
TVs with a faster refresh rate that might also be worth looking at include the Sony KD-49XD8305[plb_3779914_price] (100Hz).
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other similar spec televisions that came out around the same time as the KD-49XD8077, the KD-49XD8077 does not feature OLED technology.
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Only One RF Port
The KD-49XD8077 is a one RF port TV. Most of the other latest similar spec TVs have between one and two RF ports.
2 Other reasons to consider the Sony KD-49XD8077
4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many televisions that are a similar age 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.
OK Running Costs
The energy efficiency classification of this television is A. The KD-49XD8077 has an average 5 year running cost of £132 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 388 similar spec TVs that were released in the last year.
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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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