Philips 49PUS7181 vs Sony KD-43X8307
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Philips 49PUS7181vsSony KD-43X8307

Philips 49PUS7181

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 2 year old 49" 4K TV, with great user reviews and low running costs
82
Reviews
1 Review
83
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Age
1 Year Old
71
Running Costs
£120 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good
49" 4K No 61mm Mar 2016 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 49"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 61mm
Release Date Mar 2016
Energy Efficiency A
Sony KD-43X8307

81

Overall Score

81

Overall Score

Sony KD-43X8307

£669.00
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and positively reviewed 43" 4K TV, with a fair price and low running costs
88
Reviews
102 Reviews
75
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Age
2 Years Old
77
Running Costs
£91 Over 5 Years
81
Overall Score
Excellent
43" 4K No 60mm Aug 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 43"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 60mm
Release Date Aug 2015
Energy Efficiency A
Philips 49PUS7181

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 2 year old 49" 4K TV, with great user reviews and low running costs
82
Reviews
1 Review
83
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Age
1 Year Old
71
Running Costs
£120 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good
49" 4K No 61mm Mar 2016 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 49"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 61mm
Release Date Mar 2016
Energy Efficiency A
Sony KD-43X8307

81

Overall Score

81

Overall Score

Sony KD-43X8307

£669.00
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and positively reviewed 43" 4K TV, with a fair price and low running costs
88
Reviews
102 Reviews
75
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Age
2 Years Old
77
Running Costs
£91 Over 5 Years
81
Overall Score
Excellent
43" 4K No 60mm Aug 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 43"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 60mm
Release Date Aug 2015
Energy Efficiency A

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Reasons For

Philips 49PUS7181 Sony KD-43X8307
4 Reasons For
13% Larger Display Diagonal
The Philips 49PUS7181 has a display diagonal of 49", however the Sony KD-43X8307 is only a 43" TV (6" smaller).

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, 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. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. 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.

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Higher RMS Rated Power
The Philips 49PUS7181 is a 45W RMS rated power TV. That's 25W higher than the Sony KD-43X8307 (20W).

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

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DVI Port
The Philips 49PUS7181 has a DVI port, but the Sony KD-43X8307 does not have a DVI port.
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Better Brand
Philips TVs have an average rating of 84.3%, however Sony has an average rating of 68.9%.
3 Reasons For
Marginally Thinner
The Sony KD-43X8307 is a 60mm thick TV, whereas the Philips 49PUS7181 is a 61mm thick TV (1mm thicker).

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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£25 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
The Sony KD-43X8307 is £25 cheaper to run than the Philips 49PUS7181 over five years.
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Better for Watching Films
The Sony KD-43X8307 is better for watching films than the Philips 49PUS7181.
When ranking TVs for their suitability to display films, we’ve concentrated on several key attributes. These include contrast ratio and local dimming, which allow the dark colours on the screen to look deeper and richer - helpful for nighttime scenes. Also the screen resolution plays a part - 4K and higher resolutions mean that the image will be clearer and more detailed. Finally the size of the screen is also important - explosions and big dramatic reveals are so much more effective when you don’t have to squint to see the screen!
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Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

Philips 49PUS7181 Sony KD-43X8307
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
No reviews found

Average User Rating

Philips 49PUS7181 Sony KD-43X8307
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
43 reviews
4 stars
20 reviews
3 stars
12 reviews
2 stars
7 reviews
1 star
10 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Philips has a better average brand rating than Sony. The average brand rating for Philips is 84.27% based on 3,907 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Sony is 68.93% based on 4,980 reviews.
Philips 49PUS7181 Sony KD-43X8307
Philips

84

84

Based on 3,907 reviews
Sony

69

69

Based on 4,980 reviews

Date Released

Philips 49PUS7181 Sony KD-43X8307
23 months old Best 30 months old

Key Features

Display Diagonal

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, 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. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. 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.

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 49PUS7181 Sony KD-43X8307

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 49PUS7181
Philips
49PUS7181
15 trees 0.58 tonnes CO2
Sony KD-43X8307
Sony
KD-43X8307
12 trees 0.45 tonnes CO2 (Best)

Specification

 
 
 
Display Philips 49PUS7181 Sony KD-43X8307
Display Diagonal 49"
BEST
43"
HD Type
4K
 4K
4K
 4K
High Frequency Rate 800Hz
BEST
Display Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
Motion Interpolation Frequency 900Hz
BEST
Display Brightness 400 Cd/m²
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Supported Video Mode
1080i 1080p
720p 576i
576p 480i
480p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
1080i 1080p
720p 576i
576p 480i
480p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
Display Refresh Rate Supported
60 Hz 50 Hz
30 Hz 25 Hz
24 Hz
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
60 Hz 50 Hz
30 Hz 25 Hz
24 Hz
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
Display Technology
LED
 LED
LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
Zoom
 Zoom
Zoom
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric) 123cm
BEST
108cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Vertical Viewing Angle Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
 
 
 
Audio Philips 49PUS7181 Sony KD-43X8307
RMS Rated Power 45W
BEST
20W
Loudspeaker Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Sound Modes
Standard Music
 Standard
 Music
Standard Music
 Standard
 Music
Speaker Unknown - Click to provide data 2
 
 
 
Smart TV Philips 49PUS7181 Sony KD-43X8307
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 49PUS7181 Sony KD-43X8307
USB Port 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Weight 25.3kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Box Dimensions (W X D X H) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Power Philips 49PUS7181 Sony KD-43X8307
Energy Efficiency Class
A
 A
A
 A
Power Consumption (typical) 89W 72W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby) 0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Power Consumption (average) 89W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption 130kWh 100kWh
BEST
 
 
 
TV Tuner Philips 49PUS7181 Sony KD-43X8307
Tuner Type
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
Analog Signal Format System
PAL SECAM
NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
PAL SECAM
NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 
 
 
Performance Philips 49PUS7181 Sony KD-43X8307
Video Formats Supported
WMV AVI
MPEG MPEG1
MPEG2 MPEG4
H.264 MKV
VC-1 WMV9
AVC H.265
 WMV
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MKV
 VC-1
 WMV9
 AVC
 H.265
WMV AVI
MPEG MPEG1
MPEG2 MPEG4
H.264 MKV
VC-1 WMV9
AVC H.265
 WMV
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MKV
 VC-1
 WMV9
 AVC
 H.265
Audio Formats Supported
MP3 WAV
WMA AAC++
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
MP3 WAV
WMA AAC++
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Hard Drive Capacity 16GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Cores 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext 1,000 Pages Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Content Philips 49PUS7181 Sony KD-43X8307
Cables Included
AC
 AC
AC
 AC
 
 
 
Networking Philips 49PUS7181 Sony KD-43X8307
Wi-Fi Standards
802.11n
 802.11n
802.11n
 802.11n
 
 
 
Management Features Philips 49PUS7181 Sony KD-43X8307
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 49PUS7181 Sony KD-43X8307
Thickness 61mm 60mm
BEST
Weight 17.9kg 11.8kg
BEST
Weight With Stand 21.6kg 12.8kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand) 205mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand) 709mm 604mm
Width (with Stand) 1,093mm
BEST
961mm
Height 661mm 568mm
Width 1,093mm 961mm
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Philips 49PUS7181 Sony KD-43X8307
Headphone Outputs 1 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 1
RF Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Port 1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Philips 49PUS7181 Sony KD-43X8307
Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Data Philips 49PUS7181 Sony KD-43X8307
Package Weight 25.3kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Height 780mm 717mm
BEST
Package Width 1,185mm 1,059mm
BEST

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