Sony KD-49X8309 vs Sony KDL-50W809
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Sony KD-49X8309vsSony KDL-50W809

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
Sony KDL-50W809

73

Overall Score

73

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An economical to run and good spec 50" Full HD TV
78
Features
Good Features
76
Age
2 Years Old
78
Running Costs
£91 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good
50" Full HD No 59mm Apr 2015 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 50"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 59mm
Release Date Apr 2015
Energy Efficiency A+
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
Sony KDL-50W809

73

Overall Score

73

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An economical to run and good spec 50" Full HD TV
78
Features
Good Features
76
Age
2 Years Old
78
Running Costs
£91 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good
50" Full HD No 59mm Apr 2015 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 50"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 59mm
Release Date Apr 2015
Energy Efficiency A+

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Reasons For

Sony KD-49X8309 Sony KDL-50W809
3 Reasons For
Vastly Faster High Frequency Rate
The Sony KD-49X8309 has a high frequency rate of 1,000Hz, however the Sony KDL-50W809 is only a 100Hz refresh rate TV (900Hz slower).

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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Better for Watching Sport
The Sony KD-49X8309 is better for watching sport than the Sony KDL-50W809.
When ranking TVs for sport, we’ve concentrated primarily on the most important attributes. First off, we concentrate on the ‘motion interpolation frequency’. This is important for fast-moving spots, since it reduces the amount of blurring on screen. We also take the size of the screen into account - sports matches are far more immersive when viewed on a giant screen! Finally, we look at display brightness and display resolution, so that the games always appear as fully-detailed and bright.
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Better for Playing Games
The Sony KD-49X8309 is better for playing games than the Sony KDL-50W809.
When ranking TVs for games, we’ve concentrated on a number of key attributes: primarily ‘motion interpolation frequency’ and ‘high refresh rate’. Both connect to the quality of the image coming from the games console to the TV - both reduce instances of blurring caused by fast moving objects on the screen, and allow the image to appear more detailed and cleaner.
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1" Larger Display Diagonal
The Sony KDL-50W809 has a display diagonal of 50", whereas the Sony KD-49X8309 is only a 49" TV (1" 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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3D
The Sony KDL-50W809 is 3D, whereas the Sony KD-49X8309 is not 3D.

‘3D’ describes whether the TV can display 3D movies and programmes. Requires compatible 3D glasses to properly function.

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

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Thinner
Sony KDL-50W809 is 59mm thick. That's 1mm thinner than the Sony KD-49X8309 (60mm).

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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PC in (D-Sub) Port
The Sony KDL-50W809 has a PC in (D-Sub) port, however the Sony KD-49X8309 does not have a PC in (D-Sub) port.

The socket (port) to receive input from a PC via a D-sub, which is a connector with a characteristic D-shaped metal shield. Also known as a VGA Port.

A D-sub port is needed to connect your TV to older devices and computers that use a VGA connection - generally those made before 2000.

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14% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
Over five years the Sony KDL-50W809 only costs £91 to run but the Sony KD-49X8309 costs £106 to run (16% more).
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Energy Efficiency Rating is Better
The Sony KDL-50W809 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", however the Sony KD-49X8309 has a rating of "A".

Reasons Against

Date Released

Sony KD-49X8309 Sony KDL-50W809
35 months old 34 months old Best

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.

3D

‘3D’ describes whether the TV can display 3D movies and programmes. Requires compatible 3D glasses to properly function.

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

Sony KD-49X8309 Sony KDL-50W809
Best
No
Yes

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

Sony KD-49X8309 Sony KDL-50W809

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.
Sony KD-49X8309
Sony
KD-49X8309
13 trees 0.53 tonnes CO2
Sony KDL-50W809
Sony
KDL-50W809
12 trees 0.45 tonnes CO2 (Best)

Specification

 
 
 
Display Sony KD-49X8309 Sony KDL-50W809
Display Diagonal 49" 50"
BEST
HD Type
4K
 4K
4K
 4K
High Frequency Rate 1,000Hz 100Hz
BEST
Display Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
Motion Interpolation Frequency 1,000Hz 1,000Hz
Display Brightness
Horizontal Viewing Angle 178° 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 126cm
BEST
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 178° 178°
 
 
 
Audio Sony KD-49X8309 Sony KDL-50W809
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 Sony KD-49X8309 Sony KDL-50W809
Lifestyle Apps
Google Apps Google
 Google Apps
 Google
Google Apps Google
 Google Apps
 Google
Operating System Version
 
 
 
Other Features Sony KD-49X8309 Sony KDL-50W809
HDMI in Unknown - Click to provide data 4
 
 
 
Design Sony KD-49X8309 Sony KDL-50W809
Mercury Content Unknown - Click to provide data
Peak Luminance Ratio Unknown - Click to provide data 81%
 
 
 
Power Sony KD-49X8309 Sony KDL-50W809
Energy Efficiency Class
A+
 A+
A+
 A+
Power Consumption (typical) 84W 72W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby) 0.5W 0.5W
Annual Energy Consumption 117kWh 100kWh
BEST
Maximum Power Consumption 177W 110W
BEST
 
 
 
TV Tuner Sony KD-49X8309 Sony KDL-50W809
Tuner Type
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
Tuner 2tuner(s) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Performance Sony KD-49X8309 Sony KDL-50W809
Video Formats Supported
WMV AVI
3GP MOV
MPEG MPEG1
MPEG2 MKV
AVCHD WEBM
AVC H.265
3GPP
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 WEBM
 AVC
 H.265
 3GPP
WMV AVI
3GP MOV
MPEG MPEG1
MPEG2 MKV
AVCHD WEBM
AVC H.265
3GPP
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 WEBM
 AVC
 H.265
 3GPP
Audio Formats Supported
FLAC MP3
MP4 WMA
LPCM PCM
 FLAC
 MP3
 MP4
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
FLAC MP3
MP4 WMA
LPCM PCM
 FLAC
 MP3
 MP4
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
Image Formats Supported
JPG
 JPG
JPG
 JPG
 
 
 
Packaging Content Sony KD-49X8309 Sony KDL-50W809
Battery Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
AC
 AC
AC
 AC
 
 
 
Networking Sony KD-49X8309 Sony KDL-50W809
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 Sony KD-49X8309 Sony KDL-50W809
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
Number of OSD Languages Unknown - Click to provide data 32
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Sony KD-49X8309 Sony KDL-50W809
Thickness 60mm 59mm
BEST
Weight 14.4kg 13.7kg
BEST
Weight With Stand 15.4kg 14.6kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand) 201mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand) 679mm 691mm
Width (with Stand) 1,093mm
BEST
1,116mm
Height 643mm 654mm
Width 1,093mm 1,116mm
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Sony KD-49X8309 Sony KDL-50W809
Headphone Outputs 1 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 1
RF Port 1 1
SCART Port 1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in 2
BEST
1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in 1 1
USB 2.0 Port 3 3
HDMI Port 4 4
CardBus PCMCIA Slot 1 1
DVI-D Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) Out Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Packaging Data Sony KD-49X8309 Sony KDL-50W809
Package Height 792mm 764mm
BEST
Package Width 1,191mm
BEST
1,214mm

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