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20 Reasons For
Expert Reviews Are Average
This TV received a score of 70% from expert review site avforums.com.
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.
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.
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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].
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two Audio (L,R) Ins
The Sony KD-43X8305 is a two audio (L,R) in television.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 Reasons Against
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.
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.
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.
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.
4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KD-43X8305
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.
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.
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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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Excellent video processing
Great price for a Sony 4K TV
Good upscaling and handling of relatively poorquality sources
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