We checked 1,704 expert and owner reviews for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its mid-size TVs.
Unlike most of the other TVs that have been available for more than a year which are not 3D compatible, the Sony KDL-43W808 is 3D compatible.
There are a number of other 3D compatible TVs currently available that you might also want to look at including the Samsung UE48JU7500 (£385.00), or the Panasonic TX-40CX700 (£573.00) which has a better Rating.
Televisions which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Samsung HG46EC890 (£699.99).
Has a WiFi Connection
Like most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-43W808, the KDL-43W808 has a WiFi connection.
We compared all the other televisions with a WiFi connection to this television and we think the Sony FWL-48W705 (£630.00) which is cheaper; or the Samsung UE48JU7500 (£385.00) which has a better Rating are also worth considering.
There are a number of other TVs which also have a WiFi connection which you might also want to consider including the Samsung HG46EC890 (£699.99).
Like most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the KDL-43W808, the KDL-43W808 is Smart TV.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other Smart TV televisions currently available including a cheaper television such as the Sony FWL-48W705 (£630.00) or you might consider a higher scoring television such as the Samsung UE48JU7500 (£385.00).
If you want a TV that is Smart TV then you might want to consider the Samsung HG46EC890 (£699.99).
Four HDMI Ports
The Sony KDL-43W808 is a four HDMI port TV. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-43W808 have between one and four HDMI ports.
Has One Smart Mode
The KDL-43W808 has a greater number of smart modes than most mid-size TVs that have been around for more than a year. The most frequently found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this TV. The smart modes Animation|Movie|Personal|Photo|Sports|Standard|Vivid are also found on this Sony television.
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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency
Mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-43W808 have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 1,600Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of 1,000 hertz, the KDL-43W808 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-43W808.
Supports One Image Format
The number of image formats supported by the KDL-43W808 is more than most TVs of this spec and age. This Sony TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by mid-size TVs that were released more than a year ago.
Features One Video App
The number of video apps featured on the KDL-43W808 is more than most TVs of this type and age. The most frequently featured video app is YouTube, but this video app is not featured on this television. The video apps netflix are also featured on this TV.
1080p Video Mode
This television supports a 1080i|1080p|480i|480p|576i|576p|720i|720p video mode, which is typical of many TVs that have been around for around the same time as it.
2 MHL Version
The Sony KDL-43W808 supports a 2 MHL version which is newer than the 1.3 MHL version supported by most mid-size TVs that have been available for more than a year. Across all TVs of a similar type and age to the KDL-43W808 the worst MHL version is 1.3 and the best is 3.
Has One Sound Mode
The Sony KDL-43W808 has a greater number of sound modes than most televisions of a comparable age and type to it. The most frequently found sound mode is Music, but this sound mode is not found on this Sony television. The sound modes Movie|Music|Sports|Standard are also found on this TV.
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Recent Price Increase of £78.78
In the last 57 days the KDL-43W808 has increased in price by £78.78.
Expensive for a Television of This Age and Spec
We thought that this television looks expensive for a television of this age and spec. We checked 362 televisions that have been on the market for more than a year and they range in price from £119 to £1,399.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The KDL-43W808 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than a year ago also do not have a built-in camera.
Only Supports One Audio Format
The KDL-43W808 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs that have been available for more than a year. The most commonly supported audio format is MP3, but this audio format is not supported by this TV. The audio formats FLAC|LPCM|MP3|WMA are also supported by this Sony TV.
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Only Has One Screen Format Adjustment
The Sony KDL-43W808 has a greater number of screen format adjustments than most TVs of a similar spec and age to it. The most frequently found screen format adjustment is 16:9, but this screen format adjustment is not found on this television. The screen format adjustments 14:9|16:9 are also found on this Sony TV.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-43W808, the KDL-43W808 does not feature OLED technology.
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Average Running Costs
This mid-size TV has an energy efficiency rating of A+, and the KDL-43W808 is typical compared to the other 422 TVs of this type and age that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the KDL-43W808 will cost £92 over 5 years to run.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of a similar type and age to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
There are a number of other Full HD televisions currently available that you might also want to look at including the Samsung UE48J6200 which is cheaper; or the LG 49LF5400 which has a better Rating.
If you are looking for a television with a higher display resolution then you might want to look at the UN48JS8500 (4K Ultra HD and cheaper), or the UE40JU6465 (4K Ultra HD and cheaper) both from Samsung or the Panasonic TX-48CXW404 (£459.62) (4K Ultra HD and cheaper).
With a thickness of 59 millimeters, the KDL-43W808 has a relatively typical thickness compared to most of the other TVs of this age and type.
Televisions with a thicker thickness that might be worth looking at include the Sony KDL-48R550 (£431.94) (65mm) which is also cheaper.
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