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Sony KD43X8307CSU

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Sony KD43X8307CSU

£669.00
Sony KD-43X8307
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A fully featured and positively reviewed 43" 4K TV, with a fair price and low running costs
43" 4K No 60mm Aug 2015 A
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Sony KD-43X8307 Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Sony KD-43X8307 number 73 in 40 inch TVs, number 190 in best selling TVs and number 245 in 4K TVs.
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

Why Has it Scored 81?

It has good user reviews with an average user rating of 77%, based on 102 reviews. Hisense TVs also have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer TVs with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest TVs 2018.
This Sony TV has an efficiency rating of A, and its running costs of £91 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,330 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
Customers report product quality, picture quality and it is a good size. However they also report that it is not robust.
The KD-43X8307 has some great features:
4K
Show smartphone photos in 4k with MHL
Experience the best in 4k UHD picture quality
Make the moment yours with photo share
Listen to your photos with sound photo
The wireless subwoofer made for BRAVIA
Live football mode: for all football addicts
Enrich your viewing with the TV sideview app
Screen mirroring to wirelessly show your smartphone screen on BRAVIA
Clear phase for smooth, balanced frequencies
Cinematic s-force front surround
DSEE restores detail to your digital music
Made to listen: clearaudio+
Turn your TV into a digital recorder: USB HDD REC
Bass reflex speaker for bigger, better bass
HDMI support
Supports Wi-Fi
Simply intuitive: the one-flick remote 5
Flick, find, fast: one-flick entertainment
Say what you want to see with voice search
Google cast: plays nice with your other devices
Google play: A world of content and apps
BRAVIA meets android TV
Slim design for easier wall mounting
Motionflow XR keeps the action smooth
4K x-reality pro: enhance every picture up to 4k
4K processor x1: one chip changes everything
The world of 4k right in front of you
Supports 24p
Supports Picture-In-Picture
Enjoy optimised graphics with picture mode: game

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is good for playing games, ranking number 159 in TVs for gaming. It is also good for watching films, ranking number 291 in TVs for film as well being good for watching sport, ranking number 282 in TVs for sport.
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Watching Films
Good
63
Watching Sport
Good
69
Playing Games
Good

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up.
There is a 78% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.

Sony KD-43X8307 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Average Owner Reviews

Based on 102 owner reviews this TV has an average owner rating of 77 out of 100.

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Users Report Superior Product Quality

Fifteen customers wrote in their reviews that this TV was good quality.

Users Report That it is Not Robust

Three customers who purchased the product concluded that it was not well made.

  • Very Slow, Muddled Menus, Confusing Interface, Crashes Frequently, Under Powered, Badly Engineered, Clearly still in Beta
    Tony (Amazon) - August 2016
  • The touch remote with the microphone built in is an (expensive) optional extra
    Sam (Amazon) - August 2015
  • The in built speakers are good
    S Ray (Amazon) - June 2015
  • One thing it doesn't have and should have now is a built in web browser
  • Terrible reliability and interface
    Jeff T. (Amazon) - July 2015
  • Picture and build quality are great.
    Mark Dobson (Amazon) - January 2016

Customers Report Superior Image Quality

Nine owners reckoned that it had good picture quality and three customers wrote in their reviews that this TV had good colour saturation.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Four people who bought it concluded that it was thin and two people agreed that it was compact.

  • Very compact design
    OwenG (Amazon) - December 2015
  • The remote control is compact, though hardly a triumph of ergonomics
    Martin Turner (Amazon) - November 2015
  • Even switched off this set looks good with a really narrow bezel and very slim profile
    Peppers (Amazon) - August 2015
  • The fails in every single department except for when its turned off as it looks quite good with the thin framed screen
    Tony (Amazon) - August 2016
  • The bezel is slim and has a nice brushed metal look
    Sam (Amazon) - August 2015
  • So Slim and the picture quality is fantastic, would absolutely recommend

Customers Report Excellent Design

Three customers who bought this TV concluded that it was well designed and three customers considered that it was good looking.

Sony TVs Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 3,329 expert and owner reviews (including 1,818 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. 95% of those that bought a Sony television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Four people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good value for money.

Customers Report a Good Remote Control

Three customers who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good remote control.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Nine people who reviewed this TV considered that it was easy to use and three customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good interface.

Users Report Good Sound Quality

Six owners who bought the product wrote that it had good sound quality.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old, and at £669.00 it is in the most expensive 37% of TVs.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

This TV has an efficiency rating of A, and the KD-43X8307 has an average 5 year running cost of £91 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 4,330 TVs.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the KD-43X8307 in August 2015.

Features

4K

4K

The highest resolution of the KD-43X8307 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most common HD type of Full HD. TVs HD types range from HD Ready (worst) to 8K (best). 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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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the KD-43X8307 of 43" is relatively standard compared to most other TVs. It is larger than 57% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

The KD-43X8307 does not feature OLED/QLED technology. 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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Not 3D

The Sony KD-43X8307 is not 3D, although keep in mind that 75% of televisions are also not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The Sony KD-43X8307's thickness of 60mm is pretty standard compared to most other televisions. It is thicker than 50% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KD-43X8307 supports Wi-Fi, as do 61% of televisions.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KD-43X8307 supports Picture-In-Picture, unlike 95% of TVs which do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Supports 24p

The Sony KD-43X8307 supports 24p, which is unusual. 85% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony KD-43X8307 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 98% of televisions do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution supported by the KD-43X8307 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. In addition, this Sony TV supports a display resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. Across all TVs the resolution ranges from 366 x 768 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-43X8307 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 73% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The KD-43X8307 supports screen mirroring, which is unusual. 84% of TVs do not support screen mirroring.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KD-43X8307 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), unlike 78% of TVs which do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Supports HDD Recording

The Sony KD-43X8307 supports HDD recording, which is unusual. 98% of TVs do not support HDD recording.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KD-43X8307 supports parental controls, which is unusual. 87% of TVs do not support parental controls.

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Faster Than Average Motion Interpolation Frequency

The average motion interpolation frequency of all TVs is 450Hz, with the slowest being 50Hz and the fastest being 3,000Hz. The KD-43X8307's motion interpolation frequency of 900Hz is faster than average when compared to most other TVs. It is in the fastest 18% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Faster Than Average High Frequency Rate

The KD-43X8307's high frequency rate of 800Hz is faster than average when compared to most other TVs. It is faster than 90% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. Across all the TVs the high frequency rates range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 250Hz.

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Supports Bluetooth

The KD-43X8307 supports Bluetooth, unlike 80% of TVs which do not support Bluetooth.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

kd43x8307csucr kd43x8307c, sonybravia kd43x8307csu, kd43x8307csu kd43x8307c, sony kd43x8307csu

Barcodes:

00635131626845, 04548736003491, 04548736003514, 05055760736695, 05056129211815

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