Sony KD43XE8396 vs Sony KD49XE8004
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Sony KD43XE8396vsSony KD49XE8004

Sony KD43XE8396

53

Overall Score

53

Overall Score

Sony KD43XE8396

£749.00
£150.00
Our Verdict:
An average spec and moderately out of date 43" 4K television, with satisfactory running costs but representing poor value for money
35
Value for Money
Poor
51
Features
Average Features
68
Age
1 Year Old
64
Running Costs
£86 Over 5 Years
53
Overall Score
Average
43" 4K No No Dec 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED/QLED Technology Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 43"
HD Type 4K
3D No
OLED/QLED Technology No
Release Date Dec 2015
Energy Efficiency A
Sony KD49XE8004

70

Overall Score

70

Overall Score

Sony KD49XE8004

£648.00
£114.00
Our Verdict:
A new and very popular 49" 4K TV, with average running costs and good features
82
Value for Money
Very Good
64
Features
Good Features
88
Age
6 Months Old
58
Running Costs
£107 Over 5 Years
70
Overall Score
Very Good
49" 4K No No Apr 2017 A
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED/QLED Technology Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 49"
HD Type 4K
3D No
OLED/QLED Technology No
Release Date Apr 2017
Energy Efficiency A
Sony KD43XE8396

53

Overall Score

53

Overall Score

Sony KD43XE8396

£749.00
£150.00
Our Verdict:
An average spec and moderately out of date 43" 4K television, with satisfactory running costs but representing poor value for money
35
Value for Money
Poor
51
Features
Average Features
68
Age
1 Year Old
64
Running Costs
£86 Over 5 Years
53
Overall Score
Average
43" 4K No No Dec 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED/QLED Technology Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 43"
HD Type 4K
3D No
OLED/QLED Technology No
Release Date Dec 2015
Energy Efficiency A
Sony KD49XE8004

70

Overall Score

70

Overall Score

Sony KD49XE8004

£648.00
£114.00
Our Verdict:
A new and very popular 49" 4K TV, with average running costs and good features
82
Value for Money
Very Good
64
Features
Good Features
88
Age
6 Months Old
58
Running Costs
£107 Over 5 Years
70
Overall Score
Very Good
49" 4K No No Apr 2017 A
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED/QLED Technology Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 49"
HD Type 4K
3D No
OLED/QLED Technology No
Release Date Apr 2017
Energy Efficiency A

Top Prices

Sony KD43XE8396 Sony KD49XE8004
Currys
SONY BRAVIA KD43XE8396 43"Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV
£749.00
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1 Price from 1 Store | £749.00
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£648.00
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Amazon UK
Sony Bravia KD49XE8004 49inch TV (4K HDR Ultra HD, Android TV, X-Reality PRO, Triluminos Display, Youview and Freeview HD - Black (2017 Model)
£648.89
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TPS
£649.00
Go to Store
Crampton and Moore
Sony KD-49XE8004 49" 4K HDR LED Television with Android TV (Brand new, unopened) - on
£649.00
Go to Store
Co-op Electrical
£40 Off Voucher
Sony KD49XE8004BU Black 49" 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV with 4x HDMI Ports New (Brand new, unopened) - on
Voucher
£40 Off
£40 Off any TV over £499
Valid 28 Sep 17 - 25 Oct 17
£649.00
Go to Store
Co-op Electrical
£40 Off Voucher
Sony KD49XE8004BU 49"4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV
Voucher
£40 Off
£40 Off any TV over £499
Valid 28 Sep 17 - 25 Oct 17
£649.00
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Electrical Discount
KD49XE8004BU
£649.00
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Hughes
Sony KD49XE8004BU
£649.00
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Appliances Direct
Sony KD49XE8004BU 49 4K Ultra HD HDR LED Smart TV with Android and Freeview HD
£698.97
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Debenhams Plus
Sony KD49XE8004BU 49 4K Ultra HD HDR LED Smart TV with Android and Freeview HD
£709.00
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Simply Electricals
BRAVIA KD49XE8004 49"Android 4K HDR Smart LED TV
£768.99
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Currys
49"SONY BRAVIA KD49XE8004BU Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV
£799.00
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AV Lounge
£799.00
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Cherrywood AV
£890.34
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Ebuyer
Sony XE80 49" LED 4K Smart TV
£923.99
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15 Prices from 14 Stores | £648.00-£923.99
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Vouchers

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Voucher
£40 Off
£40 Off any TV over £499
Valid 28 Sep 17 - 25 Oct 17
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61% Off
Samsung MU6400
£473.90
Was £1,229 (13 days ago)
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Reasons For

Sony KD43XE8396 Sony KD49XE8004
2 Reasons For
Significantly Faster High Frequency Rate
The Sony KD43XE8396 is a 400Hz refresh rate TV, whereas the Sony KD49XE8004 is only a 100Hz refresh rate TV (300Hz 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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Cheaper to Run by £21.48
Over five years the Sony KD43XE8396 is £21.48 cheaper to run than the Sony KD49XE8004.
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Larger Display Diagonal
The Sony KD49XE8004 has a display diagonal of 49", but the Sony KD43XE8396 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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50Hz Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
The Sony KD49XE8004 has a motion interpolation frequency of 100Hz, however the Sony KD43XE8396 is only a 50Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (50Hz slower).

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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Cheaper by £101
The Sony KD49XE8004 is £101 cheaper than the Sony KD43XE8396.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Good for Watching Films
The Sony KD49XE8004 is better for watching films than the Sony KD43XE8396.
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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Date Released

Sony KD43XE8396 Sony KD49XE8004
23 months old 6 months old Best

What are They Best Used For

Watching Films

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!

Compare the best TVs for films.

Watching Sport

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.

Compare the best TVs for sport.

Playing Games

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.

Compare the best TVs for gaming.

Manufacturer's Warranty

Sony KD43XE8396 Sony KD49XE8004
1 year 1 year

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.

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.

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency Class

Sony KD43XE8396 Sony KD49XE8004

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 KD43XE8396
Sony
KD43XE8396
11 trees 0.42 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Sony KD49XE8004
Sony
KD49XE8004
14 trees 0.53 tonnes CO2

Specification

Display

Sony KD43XE8396 Sony KD49XE8004
Display Diagonal 43" 49"
BEST
HD Type
4K
 4K
4K
 4K
High Frequency Rate 400Hz
BEST
100Hz
Display Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
Motion Interpolation Frequency 50Hz
BEST
100Hz
Display Brightness
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 Technology
LED
 LED
LED
 LED
Display Diagonal (metric) Unknown - Click to provide data 123.2cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
4096 x 2160 3840 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
4096 x 2160 3840 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160

Audio

Sony KD43XE8396 Sony KD49XE8004
RMS Rated Power 20W 20W
Sound Modes
Standard Music
Movie Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
Standard Music
Movie Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
Speaker Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Smart TV

Sony KD43XE8396 Sony KD49XE8004
Video App
Netflix YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Netflix YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Lifestyle Apps
Google
 Google
Google
 Google
User Memory Unknown - Click to provide data 16GB

Other Features

Sony KD43XE8396 Sony KD49XE8004
Sound Enhancement Technology
Multimedia
Speakers
Picture Enhancement
DVB
Smart TV Applications
Packaging Content
Stand Width Unknown - Click to provide data 573mm

Design

Sony KD43XE8396 Sony KD49XE8004
Peak Luminance Ratio Unknown - Click to provide data 76%
Year of Production Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Sony KD43XE8396 Sony KD49XE8004
Energy Efficiency Class
A
 A
A
 A
Power Consumption (typical) 70W
BEST
85W
Power Consumption (standby) Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Power Consumption (average) Unknown - Click to provide data 143W
Annual Energy Consumption 97kWh 118kWh
BEST

TV Tuner

Sony KD43XE8396 Sony KD49XE8004
Tuner Type
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
Supported TV Bands
UHF VHF
 UHF
 VHF
UHF VHF
 UHF
 VHF
Tuner Unknown - Click to provide data 1tuner(s)

Performance

Sony KD43XE8396 Sony KD49XE8004
Video Formats Supported
ASF 3GP
MOV MPEG
MPEG1 MPEG2
MPEG4 MKV
AVCHD VC-1
TS XVID
VP8 WEBM
AVC 3GPP
PS MPEG2-PS
MPEG2-TS XAVC S
 ASF
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 MKV
 AVCHD
 VC-1
 TS
 XVID
 VP8
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
 PS
 MPEG2-PS
 MPEG2-TS
 XAVC S
ASF 3GP
MOV MPEG
MPEG1 MPEG2
MPEG4 MKV
AVCHD VC-1
TS XVID
VP8 WEBM
AVC 3GPP
PS MPEG2-PS
MPEG2-TS XAVC S
 ASF
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 MKV
 AVCHD
 VC-1
 TS
 XVID
 VP8
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
 PS
 MPEG2-PS
 MPEG2-TS
 XAVC S
Audio Formats Supported
ASF FLAC
MP3 WAV
WMA
 ASF
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
ASF FLAC
MP3 WAV
WMA
 ASF
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
Image Formats Supported
MJPEG
 MJPEG
MJPEG
 MJPEG
Hard Drive Capacity 16GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Google Application
YouTube Google Play
Google+
 YouTube
 Google Play
 Google+
YouTube Google Play
Google+
 YouTube
 Google Play
 Google+

Packaging Content

Sony KD43XE8396 Sony KD49XE8004
Cables Included
AC
 AC
AC
 AC

Networking

Sony KD43XE8396 Sony KD49XE8004
Wi-Fi Standards
802.11n 802.11g
802.11b 802.11ac
802.11a IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11b IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n IEEE 802.11ac
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11ac
802.11n 802.11g
802.11b 802.11ac
802.11a IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11b IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n IEEE 802.11ac
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11ac

Management Features

Sony KD43XE8396 Sony KD49XE8004
Smart Modes
Store Custom
Graphics Cinema
Game Standard
Sports Photo
Animation
 Store
 Custom
 Graphics
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
Store Custom
Graphics Cinema
Game Standard
Sports Photo
Animation
 Store
 Custom
 Graphics
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
Number of OSD Languages 32 32

Weight & Dimensions

Sony KD43XE8396 Sony KD49XE8004
Thickness Unknown - Click to provide data 57mm
Weight 10.1kg
BEST
12.2kg
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)
Weight With Stand Unknown - Click to provide data 12.9kg
Depth (with Stand) Unknown - Click to provide data 252mm
Height (with Stand) Unknown - Click to provide data 691mm
Width (with Stand) Unknown - Click to provide data 1,096mm
Height Unknown - Click to provide data 640mm
Width Unknown - Click to provide data 1,096mm

Ports & Interfaces

Sony KD43XE8396 Sony KD49XE8004
Headphone Outputs Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RF Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Digital Audio Optical Out 1 1
Composite Video in 1 2
BEST
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in 1 1
USB 2.0 Port Unknown - Click to provide data 3
HDMI Port Unknown - Click to provide data 4

Technical Details

Sony KD43XE8396 Sony KD49XE8004
RF Input Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Packaging Data

Sony KD43XE8396 Sony KD49XE8004
Package Weight Unknown - Click to provide data 18kg
Package Height Unknown - Click to provide data 744mm
Package Width Unknown - Click to provide data 1,188mm
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