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Sony KDL-43W808
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Sony KDL-43W808

43" 100Hz Apr 2015
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Refresh Rate Release Date
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12 Reasons For

Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Sony TVs and also specifically for Sony mid-size TVs and found that in both cases Sony had good ratings.

3D Compatible

The Sony KDL-43W808 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other televisions of this type and age which are not 3D compatible.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3D compatible televisions currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE40ES6300[plb_3258346_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-43W808, the KDL-43W808 supports smart TV features.

We compared all the other TVs which support smart TV features to this TV and we think the Philips 48PFH5500[plb_2861476_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Sony KDL-43W808 has a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-43W808 which do not have a WiFi connection.

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LED Display Technology

The display technology of this TV is LED, which is typical of many televisions of this age and type.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The KDL-43W808 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the televisions that are a comparable age to the KDL-43W808. This TV is a three USB 2.0 port TV compared to most of the mid-size TVs that were released one year ago which only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The KDL-43W808 has more HDMI ports than most of the mid-size TVs that were launched more than a year ago. Most of the comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the KDL-43W808 only have between one and three HDMI ports, however this Sony television has four HDMI ports.

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Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

At 1,000 hertz, the Sony KDL-43W808 has a very fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec. The average motion interpolation frequency of comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-43W808 is 250Hz.

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2 MHL Version

The KDL-43W808 supports a 2 MHL version which is newer than the 1.3 MHL version supported by most televisions of a comparable type and age to it.

This TV's MHL version (2) is actually the best supported MHL version amongst all similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-43W808.

The worst supported MHL version across comparable types of TV is 1.

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Supports Four Audio Formats

The KDL-43W808 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs that were launched around the same time as it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by televisions of a comparable age and type to the KDL-43W808. The audio formats "FLAC", "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.

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Features One Video App

The Sony KDL-43W808 has a greater number of video apps than most mid-size TVs that are a similar age to it. 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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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Sony KDL-43W808 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for more than a year also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Sony KDL-43W808 has a greater number of image formats than most mid-size TVs that were launched more than a year ago. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by TVs of a similar type and age to the KDL-43W808.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other televisions that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-43W808, the KDL-43W808 does not feature OLED technology.

We think you might also be interested in other televisions which also feature OLED technology including the Samsung UN50J6200[plb_2958294_price] which is also higher rated.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

At 76 kilowatt hours, the KDL-43W808 has a quite high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec. The annual energy consumptions of mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-43W808 range from 26kWh to 160kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 66kWh.

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Heavy

TVs of this age and spec have weights of between 3.6kg and 18kg, and the average weight is 8kg. With a weight of 10.9 kilograms, the KDL-43W808 is one of the heavier televisions that were released one year ago amongst TVs of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-43W808

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Sony released the KDL-43W808.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Average Refresh Rate

At 100 hertz, the KDL-43W808 has a pretty typical refresh rate compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the KDL-43W808.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 100Hz refresh rate TVs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-40CS520[plb_2819334_price].

TVs with a faster refresh rate that might be worth looking at include the LG 49LX540[plb_2932682_price] (120Hz).

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Average Thickness

At 59 millimeters, the KDL-43W808 has a fairly typical thickness compared to most of the other televisions that came out more than a year ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 59mm thick TVs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony KDL-43W805[plb_2803097_price].

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
3D Type
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
Display Technology
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Video App
Operating System Version
Operating System
Screen Mirroring
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDCP Security Feature
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Audio in Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
MHL Version
Networking
WiFi Connection
Bluetooth Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Network Browsing
Management Features
On/off Timer
Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Parental Controls
24p Playback
Design
Colour
Peak Luminance Ratio
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Type
Remote Control Type
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Technical Details
Clear Phase Technology
Auto Wide Mode
Other Features
HDD Recording
I-Manual
USB Playback
Advanced Contrast Enhancer
BRAVIA Sync
On Screen Display for External Input
Illumination LED
Apps
HDMI in Port

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kdl43w808, kdl43w808c, sony kdl43w808, sony kdl43w808c, sony kdl43w808cb, sony kdl43w808cba, sony kdl43w808cbae, sony kdl43w808cbaep
Barcodes 04548736003194

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