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9 Reasons For
Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs
4K and 8K TVs manufactured by Sony have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just 4K and 8K TVs) and found that Sony also has good ratings across its entire range.
Only Released Four Months Ago
This television was only released four months ago.
Recent Price Drop of £70.00
In the last 35 days the KD-49XD8099 has dropped in price by £70.00.
Supports Smart TV Features
The KD-49XD8099 supports smart TV features. Most of the other latest similar spec televisions also support smart TV features.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs which support smart TV features currently available including the Samsung UE43KS7500[plb_3349247_price] which has better reviews; or the Hisense H55M7000[plb_3682762_price] which is cheaper.
We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a smart TV features and we think the Philips 55PUS6551[plb_3290582_price] is also worth considering.
Has a WiFi Connection
Like most of the other latest 4K and 8K TVs, the KD-49XD8099 has a WiFi connection.
There are a number of alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available which you might want to consider including the Samsung UE43KS7500[plb_3349247_price] which has better reviews; or the Hisense H55M7000[plb_3682762_price] which is cheaper.
We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think the Philips 55PUS6551[plb_3290582_price] is also worth considering.
LED Display Technology
The display technology of this TV is LED, which is the most commonly found display technology on comparable spec TVs that were released in the last year.
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2160p Video Mode
This TV supports a 480p|576p|720p|1080p|2160p 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.
Across all the new TVs the weights range from 7.5kg to 59kg. With a weight of only 13.2 kilograms, the KD-49XD8099 is one of the lighter comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KD-49XD8099 amongst similar spec televisions of this age.
The average thickness of 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KD-49XD8099 is 62mm. At only 44 millimeters, the KD-49XD8099 has a quite thin thickness compared to most of the other newly released TVs.
There are a number of alternative 44mm thick televisions currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Sony KD-55XD8599[plb_3301859_price].
If you are not worried about having a thicker thickness then you might also want to consider the KD-55XD8005[pl_3772194_price] (44mm), or the KD-49XD8005[pl_3758730_price] (44mm) both from Sony.
3 Reasons Against
Not 3D Compatible
The Sony KD-49XD8099 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other recently released TVs are also not 3D compatible.
TVs which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the LG 49UH850[plb_3348276_price]; or the LG 55UH850[plb_3339540_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The KD-49XD8099 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out in the last year also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the KD-49XD8099, the Sony KD-49XD8099 does not feature OLED technology.
2 Other reasons to consider the Sony KD-49XD8099
4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many comparable spec TVs 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.
Running Costs Are Average
This TV is rated A for energy efficiency, and the average 5 year running cost of the KD-49XD8099 is £132 based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 388 4K and 8K TVs that came out in the last 12 months.
4K Ultra HD
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Motionflow, Motionflow XR
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14:9, 16:9, Zoom
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1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 3840 x 2160
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Sony TRILUMINOS Display
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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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