Philips 49PUS6501 vs Sony KD-49X8309
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Philips 49PUS6501vsSony KD-49X8309

Philips 49PUS6501

74

Overall Score

74

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec but 2 year old 49" 4K TV, with low running costs
79
Features
Good Features
83
Age
1 Year Old
70
Running Costs
£130 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good
49" 4K No 79mm Mar 2016 B
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 49"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 79mm
Release Date Mar 2016
Energy Efficiency B
Sony KD-49X8309

73

Overall Score

73

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 3 year old 49" 4K TV, with low running costs
80
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Age
2 Years Old
75
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good
49" 4K No 60mm Mar 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 49"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 60mm
Release Date Mar 2015
Energy Efficiency A
Philips 49PUS6501

74

Overall Score

74

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec but 2 year old 49" 4K TV, with low running costs
79
Features
Good Features
83
Age
1 Year Old
70
Running Costs
£130 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good
49" 4K No 79mm Mar 2016 B
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 49"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 79mm
Release Date Mar 2016
Energy Efficiency B
Sony KD-49X8309

73

Overall Score

73

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 3 year old 49" 4K TV, with low running costs
80
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Age
2 Years Old
75
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good
49" 4K No 60mm Mar 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 49"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 60mm
Release Date Mar 2015
Energy Efficiency A

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Reasons For

Philips 49PUS6501 Sony KD-49X8309
3 Reasons For
45% Faster High Frequency Rate
Philips 49PUS6501 is 1,800Hz refresh rate. That's 800Hz faster than the Sony KD-49X8309 (1,000Hz).

The refresh rate (also known as the high frequency rate) is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. It affects how smoothly motion on the screen appears.

Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate: a TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. However a TV with a high frequency rate of 60Hz would refresh the image on the screen 60 times every second which means that action scenes would appear smoother.

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45% Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
The Philips 49PUS6501 is a 1,800Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 800Hz faster than the Sony KD-49X8309 (1,000Hz).

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.

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

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Better Brand
Philips TVs have an average rating of 84.3%, however Sony has an average rating of 69.3%.
3 Reasons For
32% Thinner
The Sony KD-49X8309 has a thickness of 60mm. That's 19mm thinner than the Philips 49PUS6501 (79mm).

The thickness of a 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.

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Cheaper to Run by £23 Over Five Years
Over five years the Sony KD-49X8309 is £23 cheaper to run than the Philips 49PUS6501.
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Energy Efficiency Rating is Superior
The Sony KD-49X8309 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", whereas the Philips 49PUS6501 has a rating of "B".

Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

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Average Brand Rating

Philips has a better average brand rating than Sony. The average brand rating for Philips is 84.33% based on 3,865 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Sony is 69.3% based on 4,982 reviews.
Philips 49PUS6501 Sony KD-49X8309
Philips

84

84

Based on 3,865 reviews
Sony

69

69

Based on 4,982 reviews

Date Released

Philips 49PUS6501 Sony KD-49X8309
24 months old Best 35 months old

Key Features

High Frequency Rate

The refresh rate (also known as the high frequency rate) is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. It affects how smoothly motion on the screen appears.

Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate: a TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. However a TV with a high frequency rate of 60Hz would refresh the image on the screen 60 times every second which means that action scenes would appear smoother.

Thickness

The thickness of a 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.

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency Class

Philips 49PUS6501 Sony KD-49X8309

Running Costs Over 5 Years

TV running costs calculated based on an average of 5 hours of use per day. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the TV and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving TVs.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these TVs for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Philips 49PUS6501
Philips
49PUS6501
16 trees 0.64 tonnes CO2
Sony KD-49X8309
Sony
KD-49X8309
13 trees 0.53 tonnes CO2 (Best)

Specification

 
 
 
Display Philips 49PUS6501 Sony KD-49X8309
Display Diagonal 49" 49"
HD Type
4K
 4K
4K
 4K
High Frequency Rate 1,800Hz
BEST
1,000Hz
Display Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
Motion Interpolation Frequency 1,800Hz
BEST
1,000Hz
Display Brightness 400 Cd/m²
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Supported Video Mode
2160p 1080i
1080p 720p
576i 576p
480i 480p
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
2160p 1080i
1080p 720p
576i 576p
480i 480p
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
Display Technology
LED
 LED
LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
Zoom
 Zoom
Zoom
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric) 123cm 123cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
3840 x 2160 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
1920 x 1080
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
1920 x 1080
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080
Vertical Viewing Angle Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
 
 
 
Audio Philips 49PUS6501 Sony KD-49X8309
RMS Rated Power 20W 20W
Loudspeaker 2 2
Sound Modes
Standard Music
Movie
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
Standard Music
Movie
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
Speaker 2 2
 
 
 
Smart TV Philips 49PUS6501 Sony KD-49X8309
Video App
YouTube
 YouTube
YouTube
 YouTube
Lifestyle Apps
Google Apps Google
 Google Apps
 Google
Google Apps Google
 Google Apps
 Google
Operating System Version
User Memory 16GB Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Other Features Philips 49PUS6501 Sony KD-49X8309
USB Port 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Box Dimensions (W X D X H) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Design Philips 49PUS6501 Sony KD-49X8309
Mercury Content Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Power Philips 49PUS6501 Sony KD-49X8309
Energy Efficiency Class
A
 A
A
 A
Power Consumption (typical) Unknown - Click to provide data 84W
Power Consumption (standby) 0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Annual Energy Consumption 144kWh 117kWh
BEST
Maximum Power Consumption Unknown - Click to provide data 177W
 
 
 
TV Tuner Philips 49PUS6501 Sony KD-49X8309
Tuner Type
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
Analog Signal Format System
PAL SECAM
NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
PAL SECAM
NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
Tuner Unknown - Click to provide data 2tuner(s)
 
 
 
Performance Philips 49PUS6501 Sony KD-49X8309
Video Formats Supported
WMV AVI
MPEG MPEG1
MPEG2 MPEG4
H.264 MKV
VC-1 WMV9
H.265
 WMV
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MKV
 VC-1
 WMV9
 H.265
WMV AVI
MPEG MPEG1
MPEG2 MPEG4
H.264 MKV
VC-1 WMV9
H.265
 WMV
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MKV
 VC-1
 WMV9
 H.265
Audio Formats Supported
MP3 WAV
WMA AAC++
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
MP3 WAV
WMA AAC++
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Formats Supported
JPG
 JPG
JPG
 JPG
Processor Cores 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext 1,000 Pages Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Content Philips 49PUS6501 Sony KD-49X8309
Battery Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
AC
 AC
AC
 AC
 
 
 
Networking Philips 49PUS6501 Sony KD-49X8309
Wi-Fi Standards
802.11n 802.11g
802.11b 802.11ac
802.11a
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11ac
 802.11a
802.11n 802.11g
802.11b 802.11ac
802.11a
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 
 
 
Management Features Philips 49PUS6501 Sony KD-49X8309
Smart Modes
Vivid Cinema
Game Standard
Sports Animation
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
Vivid Cinema
Game Standard
Sports Animation
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
Programming Period 8 Day(s) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Philips 49PUS6501 Sony KD-49X8309
Thickness 79mm 60mm
BEST
Weight 12kg
BEST
14.4kg
Weight With Stand 12.5kg
BEST
15.4kg
Depth (with Stand) 220mm 201mm
BEST
Height (with Stand) 693mm 679mm
Width (with Stand) 1,099mm 1,093mm
BEST
Height 643mm 643mm
Width 1,099mm 1,093mm
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Philips 49PUS6501 Sony KD-49X8309
Headphone Outputs 1 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 1
RF Port 1 1
SCART Port 1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out 1 1
Composite Video in Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in 1 1
USB 2.0 Port 3 3
HDMI Port 4 4
CardBus PCMCIA Slot Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) in 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI-D Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Philips 49PUS6501 Sony KD-49X8309
Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Data Philips 49PUS6501 Sony KD-49X8309
Package Weight 16kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Height 775mm
BEST
792mm
Package Width 1,200mm 1,191mm
BEST

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