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11 Reasons For
Only Released a Month Ago
Being released just a month ago, this television is likely to use better technology.
4K Ultra HD HD Type
The highest display resolution of the Sony KD-49XD8099 is 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.
This television's display resolution (4K Ultra HD) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all similar spec televisions that have been available for the last year.
The worst display resolution across similar types of television is HD Ready.
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 the UE49KU6470 (£550.00), and the UE49KU6510 (£699.00) both from Samsung or the LG 43UF6809 which is cheaper is also worth considering.
Sony Has Good TV Reviews
Sony mid-size TVs have good ratings on average and across all televisions Sony is one of the better rated brands.
The KD-49XD8099 is Smart TV, as are most of the other recently released mid-size TVs.
There are a number of alternative Smart TVs currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper TVs such as the Philips 49PUS7101 (£799.00).
The KD-49XD8099 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other latest mid-size TVs also have a WiFi connection.
Alternative televisions which also have a WiFi connection that you might want to consider include the KD-49XD8077 (£749.00), or the KD-49XD8088 (£729.99) 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 recently released mid-size TVs.
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Four HDMI Ports
Most new mid-size TVs have between one and four HDMI ports, including the Sony KD-49XD8099 which has four HDMI ports.
Three USB 2.0 Ports
The KD-49XD8099 is a three USB 2.0 port television. Most of the other latest TVs only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.
2160p Video Mode
The KD-49XD8099 supports a better video mode than most recently released mid-size TVs. This TV supports a 2160p video mode, whereas most recently released similar spec TVs support a 1080p video mode.
A 2160p video mode is actually the best supported video mode amongst all mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KD-49XD8099.
Amongst comparable types of TV the worst supported video mode is 480i.
Has One Sound Mode
The number of sound modes found on the KD-49XD8099 is more than most mid-size TVs that were launched in the last year. The most frequently found sound mode is Music, but this sound mode is not found on this TV. The sound modes Movie|Music|Sports|Standard are also found on this television.
The average thickness of mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the KD-49XD8099 is 69mm. At only 44 millimeters, the Sony KD-49XD8099 has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other TVs that are a similar age to the KD-49XD8099.
If you don't mind having a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the KD-49XD8088 (£729.99) (44mm), or the KD-49XD8077 (£749.00) (44mm) both from Sony.
9 Reasons Against
Not Cheap Compared to Other Comparable Spec Televisions That Were Released in the Last 12 Months
We checked 254 comparable spec televisions that were released in the last 12 months and they range in price from £77 to £1,599. We thought that this TV looks expensive compared to other comparable spec televisions that were released in the last 12 months.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched in the last 12 months, the KD-49XD8099 is not 3D compatible.
Televisions which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the LG 49UH850 (£899.00) which is also cheaper.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The KD-49XD8099 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other latest comparable spec televisions also do not have a built-in camera.
Running Costs Are Very High
This TV is rated A for energy efficiency, however the average 5 year running cost of the KD-49XD8099 is £132 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the least economic to run new mid-size TVs.
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Only Has One Screen Format Adjustment
The number of screen format adjustments found on the KD-49XD8099 is more than most recently released TVs. The most frequently found screen format adjustment is 16:9, but this screen format adjustment is not found on this TV. The screen format adjustments 14:9|16:9|Zoom are also found on this Sony television.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The KD-49XD8099 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for the last year also do not feature OLED technology.
Only Has One Smart Mode
The number of smart modes found on the KD-49XD8099 is more than most recently released mid-size TVs. The most commonly found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this Sony television. The smart modes Animation|Cinema|Custom|Game|Graphics|Sports|Standard|Vivid are also found on this TV.
Across all the latest mid-size TVs the weights range from 1kg to 36kg. With a weight of 13.2 kilograms, the KD-49XD8099 is one of the heavier recently released mid-size TVs amongst mid-size TVs of this age.
Quite High Annual Energy Consumption
Across all the TVs that came out in the last 12 months the annual energy consumptions range from 37kWh to 200kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 81kWh. The Sony KD-49XD8099 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions (111 kilowatt hours) amongst mid-size TVs of this age.
4K Ultra HD
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Motionflow, Motionflow XR
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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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