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Sony KDL-43W809 vs Sony KDL-48W705

Sony KDL-43W809 vs Sony KDL-48W705

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Sony KDL-43W809
Sony KDL-48W705

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
3D Edit
The Sony KDL-43W809 is a 3D TV, however the Sony KDL-48W705 is not 3D. Read more

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

Faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KDL-43W809 is a 1,000Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 800Hz faster than the Sony KDL-48W705 (200Hz). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

£80 cheaper
The Sony KDL-43W809 costs £399.00, whereas the Sony KDL-48W705 is £479.00.
5 Reasons For
5" larger display diagonal Edit
The Sony KDL-48W705 has a display diagonal of 48", whereas the Sony KDL-43W809 is only a 43" TV (5" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen excluding any frame or border. One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

4% thinner Edit
Sony KDL-48W705 is 57mm thick. That's 2mm thinner than the Sony KDL-43W809 (57mm). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

2 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
16% cheaper to run
Over five years the Sony KDL-48W705 is £14.42 cheaper to run than the Sony KDL-43W809. Read more
Energy efficiency rating is better
The Sony KDL-48W705 has an energy efficiency rating of "A++", however the Sony KDL-43W809 has a rating of "A+".

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
12% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony KDL-43W809 is a 43" TV. That's 5" smaller than the Sony KDL-48W705 (48"). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen excluding any frame or border. One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

A little thicker Edit
The Sony KDL-43W809 is a 59mm thick TV, whereas the Sony KDL-48W705 is a 57mm thick TV (2mm thinner). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

Not as many stockists
Only 1 store sell the Sony KDL-43W809, however 3 sellers sell the Sony KDL-48W705. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
19% higher running costs over five years
The Sony KDL-43W809 costs £91.17 to run which is £14.42 more to run than the Sony KDL-48W705 over five years. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is inferior
The Sony KDL-43W809 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", but the Sony KDL-48W705 has a rating of "A++".
3 Reasons Against
Not 3D Edit
The Sony KDL-48W705 is not 3D, however the Sony KDL-43W809 is 3D. Read more

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

Slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KDL-48W705 has a motion interpolation frequency of 200Hz, but the Sony KDL-43W809 is a 1,000Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (800Hz faster). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

More expensive by £80
The Sony KDL-48W705 is £80 more expensive than the Sony KDL-43W809.

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Date Released

26 months Ago 26 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 88.13
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 91.17
Purchase price £ 399.00
Total cost of ownership £ 490.17
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 73.71
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 76.75
Purchase price £ 479.00
Total cost of ownership £ 555.75
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.45T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.38T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
43" 48"
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
3D Type
 Active
 Active
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
 OLED technology
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
1,000Hz
BEST
200Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 1000000:1
 1000000:1
BEST
Supported Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Screen Format Adjustments
 14:9
 Zoom
 14:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
108cm 121cm
BEST
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
178° 178°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Viewing Angle, Vertical
178° 178°

Audio

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Dolby Technology
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Smart TV

Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
Lifestyle Apps
 Google Apps
BEST
 Google Apps
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Video Apps
 NetFlix
 NetFlix
Internet TV
 Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Version
5.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Installed
 Android
 Android

Other Features

HDD Recording
 HDD recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
I-Manual
 I-Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Playback
 USB playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
Advanced Contrast Enhancer
 Advanced contrast enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
BRAVIA Sync
 BRAVIA Sync
Unknown - Click to provide data
On-Screen Display for External Input
 On-screen display for external input
Unknown - Click to provide data
Illumination LED
 Illumination LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
Apps
 Apps
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI in
4 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

LED Indicators
 LED indicators
 LED indicators
Colour
 Black
 Black

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
55W 46W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A++
 A++
BEST
Input Frequency
 50
 50
Annual Energy Consumption
76kWh 64kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 92W
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
 Auto channel search
 Auto channel search
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
Tuner
2tuner(s) Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Parental Controls
 Parental controls
 Parental controls
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
 WMV
 AVI
 MP4
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
 WMV
 AVI
Digital Video Recording (DVR)
 Digital Video Recording (DVR)
 Digital Video Recording (DVR)
Audio Formats Supported
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 RAW
 MPO
 JPG
 RAW
 MPO
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p
 24p
 24p
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Teletext
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported File Systems
 FAT16
 FAT32
 NTFS
 FAT
 FAT16
 FAT32
 NTFS
 FAT

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand Included
 Desktop stand included
 Desktop stand included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
 Manual

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 400 x 300
 400 x 300
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Wi-Fi Standards
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11a
BEST
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11a
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Smart Modes
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Picture-in-Picture
 Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/Off Timer
 On/Off timer
 On/Off timer
Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
 Sleep timer

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
59mm 57mm
BEST
Weight
10.9kg
BEST
11.3kg
Weight With Stand
11.8kg 11.7kg
BEST
Height (with Stand)
602mm
BEST
671mm
Width (with Stand)
962mm
BEST
1,089mm
Height
565mm 632mm
Width
962mm 1,089mm
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 732mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,187mm

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
PC in (D-Sub) Port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
RF Port
1 1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
Composite Video in
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
3
BEST
2
HDMI Port
4 4
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 BRAVIA Sync
 BRAVIA Sync
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
1 1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
MHL Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0

Special Features

Photo Share
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Photo Share
X-Reality PRO
Unknown - Click to provide data
 X-Reality PRO
Cinematic S-Force Front Surround
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Cinematic S-Force Front Surround
Motionflow XR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Motionflow XR
ClearAudio+
Unknown - Click to provide data
 ClearAudio+

Technical Details

Subwoofer Out
 Subwoofer out
 Subwoofer out
Clear Phase Technology
 Clear Phase technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Wide Mode
 Auto Wide mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
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