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43" Edge-LED Flat Feb 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date
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20 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This TV received a score of 70% from expert review site avforums.com.

Best Seller

The KD-43X8305 is one the best selling TV currently on the market.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Sony has good average ratings for its 4K and 8K TVs as well as across its entire television range.

Good Picture Quality

One customer who bought this TV concluded that it had good colour saturation. Avforums.com said in their review of this TV “Good colours” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

Good High Def TV

One person thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Avforums.com said “The X8305 sits toward the bottom of Sony's rather confusing range of 2015 Bravia 4K Ultra HD television range” in their review of the Sony KD-43X8305 and gave the Sony KD-43X8305 a rating of 70 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

One Sony KD-43X8305 reviewer who reviewed this TV reckoned that it was good value for money. Avforums.com wrote “Great price for a Sony 4K TV” in their Sony KD-43X8305 review.

Easy to Use

One Sony KD-43X8305 owner mentioned in their reviews that the Sony KD-43X8305 was easy to handle. Avforums.com wrote “Good upscaling and handling of relatively poorquality sources” and rated it 4 stars.

Good Sound Quality

One customer who reviewed the Sony KD-43X8305 mentioned that it had good sound quality. Avforums.com mentioned “Fairly weedy sound” in their review of this TV and rated the product 4 stars.

Supports Smart TV

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a similar time to the KD-43X8305, the Sony KD-43X8305 supports smart TV.

There are a number of alternative TVs which support smart TV currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Sony KD-49X8309[plb_2805016_price], the Samsung UE40JU6410[plb_2899172_price], or the LG 43UF640[plb_2983745_price].

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the KD-43X8305, the Sony KD-43X8305 has a wi-Fi.

Alternative televisions with a wi-Fi currently available that you might want to consider include the Sony KD-49X8309[plb_2805016_price], the Samsung UE40JU6410[plb_2899172_price], or the LG 43UF640[plb_2983745_price] which has better reviews.

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3 MHL Version

The Sony KD-43X8305 supports a newer MHL version than most TVs of this type and age. This TV supports a 3 MHL version, whereas most TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to it support a 1.3 MHL version.

This TV's MHL version (3) is actually the best supported MHL version amongst all TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the KD-43X8305.

The worst supported MHL version amongst similar types of TV is 1.3.

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Two Remote (IR) Outputs

The KD-43X8305 has more remote (IR) outputs than most of the 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as the KD-43X8305. This TV is a two remote (IR) output television compared to most of the TVs of this spec and age which only have one remote (IR) output.

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Four HDMI Ports Quantitys

four HDMI ports quantitys

The KD-43X8305 is a four HDMI ports quantity television. Most of the other TVs of this type and age have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys.

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2160p Supported Video Modes

This TV supports a 1080i|1080p|2160p|480i|480p|576i|576p|720i|720p supported video modes, which is typical of many comparable spec televisions that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Two Audio (L,R) Ins

The Sony KD-43X8305 is a two audio (L,R) in television.

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Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The Sony KD-43X8305 has a greater number of image formats than most televisions of this type and age. The most frequently supported image formats supported is JPG, but this image formats supported is not supported by this television. The image formats supporteds JPEG XR, MPO and RAW are also supported by this Sony TV.

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Has Four Sound Modess

The KD-43X8305 has a greater number of sound modes than most TVs of this age and spec. This TV has a Music sound modes, which is the most commonly found sound modes found on TVs of a comparable age and spec to the KD-43X8305. The sound modess "Movie", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this Sony television.

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Supports Twelve Video Formats Supporteds

supports twelve video formats supporteds

The Sony KD-43X8305 has a greater number of video formats than most TVs of this age and type. This television supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than a year. The video formats supporteds "mp4", "wmv", "rm", "rmvb", "flv", "asf", "3gp", "mov", "m-jpeg", "divx" and "mp" are also supported by this TV.

MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.

WMV stands for Windows Media Video.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Supports Three Audio Formats Supporteds

The number of audio formats supported by the Sony KD-43X8305 is more than most televisions that have been around for more than a year. This television supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by TVs of this spec and age. The audio formats supporteds "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.

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Light

TVs of a comparable spec and age to the KD-43X8305 have weights of between 1.1kg and 98kg. At only 11.8 kilograms, the KD-43X8305 is fairly light compared to most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the KD-43X8305.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3D

Most comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than a year are not 3D. The KD-43X8305 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you would prefer a television that is 3D then you might want to look at the TX-40CX400[pl_2955146_price], or the TX-48CX400[pl_2955149_price] both from Panasonic or the Cello C42250[plb_2943621_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs of a similar age and spec to the KD-43X8305 do not have a built-in camera. The KD-43X8305 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

At only 178 candellas per square meter, the KD-43X8305 has a very dim display brightness compared to most of the other TVs of this type and age. Across all the 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the KD-43X8305 the display brightnesss range from 170 cd/m² to 700 cd/m².

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most TVs of this type and age do not feature OLED technology. The KD-43X8305 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Very Slow Response Time

TVs that have been available for a similar time to the KD-43X8305 have response times of between 5ms and 180ms. When compared to other 4K and 8K TVs that were released one year ago, the response time of the Sony KD-43X8305 of 178 milliseconds is one of the slowest.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KD-43X8305

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as it. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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OK Running Costs

This TV has an efficiency rating of A, and the average running cost of the KD-43X8305 is £119 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 465 TVs of this age and type.

Released Over a Year Ago

This 4K and 8K TV has been on the market for over a year.

Average Depth

At 60 millimeters, the KD-43X8305 has a relatively typical depth compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as the KD-43X8305.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 60mm thick TVs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony KD-49X8309[plb_2805016_price].

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Response Time
Display Brightness
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Operating System Version
Operating System Installed
Screen Mirroring
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
CardBus PCMCIA Slots Quantity
Remote (IR) Output
Audio (L,R) in
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
MHL Version
Networking
Wi-Fi
Browser Supported
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Browsing
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Picture-and-Picture
Smart Modes
Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Parental Control
24p Support
Ambient Light Sensor
Plug and Play
Voice Control
Face Detection
Teletext
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Peak Luminance Ratio
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption (max)
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Technical Details
Clear Phase Technology
Auto Wide Mode
Other Features
HDD Recording
I-Manual
Presence of Lead
USB Playback
Advanced Contrast Enhancer
BRAVIA Sync
On-Screen Display for External Input
Illumination LED
Apps
Bluetooth Profiles

Expert Reviews

(1)
23 November 2015

The X8305 sits toward the bottom of Sony's rather confusing range of 2015 Bravia 4K Ultra HD television range, and this 43-inch model is the smallest screen size within that. The X83C range... Read more…

Good colours
Some key apps, including 4K video streaming, Android TV gives you more freedom than the rest
Excellent video processing
Great price for a Sony 4K TV
Good upscaling and handling of relatively poorquality sources
Weak blacks and contrast
No shadow detail
Price already seems a bit high
Android TV is cumbersome and sluggish
Black levels and colour aren't as rich as hoped

User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 2 February 2016 by Chu5

We bought this television 8 weeks ago and we told when we bought it that we would been to keep the software upto date, we have done this and the television is still very unstable. The issues... Read more…

Ease to use
Good build quality
Looks good
Value for money
Expensive
Reviewed 12 September 2016 by Pickle95

I've had this tv for a few weeks now and I couldn't be happier...

Ease to use
Good build quality
Looks good
Value for money
Quiet
Complicated
Reviewed 2 July 2016 by Zack

Bose, what a disapointment! Your headphones are bulky, ear pieces do not fit properly which make them uncomfortable, and the sound quality i expected to hear and am accustomed to, was not there. I... Read more…

Reviewed 28 October 2015 by Unhappy Tony

I purchased this television with great hopes, however, I am very sad to say it has done nothing but cause disappointment...

Reviewed 24 October 2015 by Jimbi83UK

Love this TV but I do find it a bit slow going between TV guide to channel, wish the guide feel more built in and not. A separate app...

Ease to use
Good build quality
Looks good
Quiet
Value for money

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £115.37
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £118.41
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Energy Rating
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.59 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 43X8305C, sony x83, kd43x8305, sony x83c, sony x8305, kd43x8305c, sony xr800, sony x8305c, sony xr800h, KD-43X8305C, sony 43x8305, sony p222442, sony xr800hz, sony 43x8305c, sony p222442p, sony kd43x8305, sony kd43x8305c, barbie kd43x8305, agnostic kd43x83, sonytv kd43x8305, sony kd43x8305cb, barbie kd43x8305c, sony kd43x8305cbl, sonytv kd43x8305c, sony kd43x8305cbu, agnostic kd43x83c, sony kd43x8305cba, agnostic kd43x8305, sony kd43x8305cbae, barbie kd43x8305cb
Barcodes 00635131626852, 04548736003422, 04548736003446, 05054629771860

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