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Sony KD43X8307C

£844.74
£599.00 £245.74 cheaper than 43 days ago
43" 4K Ultra HD 800Hz Edge-LED Aug 2015
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Display Diagonal HD Type High Frequency Rate LED Backlighting Type Release Date £118.41 Electricity cost over 5 years
User reviews are average
Reasonably priced
Good connectivity
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Reviews

User Reviews Are Average

KD-43X8307 owners on average rated this television 77 out of 100.

Sony Has Good Television Reviews

We checked 1,413 expert and user reviews (including 161 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good ratings. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs. 88% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Good Product Quality

A number of Sony KD-43X8307 owners who reviewed the Sony KD-43X8307 thought it was good quality. A. Hurst mentioned “Great TV with Great picture quality” in their Sony KD-43X8307 review. A. Hurst also said “General design is of a high quality”. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “So Slim and the picture quality is fantastic, would absolutely recommend” and rated this TV 5 stars.

Easy to Use

Several Sony KD-43X8307 owners who purchased it agreed that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Luckily since its android i was able to download the ES file explorer app which makes it a bit easier to use” although they gave the product a score of 60 out of 100. Last year Brian Patterson said in his Sony KD-43X8307 review on Amazon “Easy to set up easy to use great picture quality”. C. Marsh wrote “Very happy with picture and ease of use”.

Some Sony KD-43X8307 owners mentioned that the product had a good interface. Last year Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this TV on Amazon “I have a 2 year old 32 inch LG smart 3D and i find the smart interface a lot easier”. In October this year Camo mentioned “Has a very simple interface that he appreciates” and scored the product very highly. Martin Turner wrote “Brilliant TV, interface is flaky” in his Sony KD-43X8307 review.

Some people said in their reviews that this TV had a good experience. Innermotion mentioned in their review of the Sony KD-43X8307 on Amazon “Sony and Google need to work hard getting the TV OS experience near to perfect”. Innermotion also mentioned “I am happy with purchase and feel that Sony/Google will move the smart TV experience forward as quickly as they can as a very competitive market”. Innermotion also mentioned “Its imperative that they get this right and make the User experience good”.

A number of Sony KD-43X8307 reviewers thought it was easy to use the menus. A2h wrote on Amazon in October “The in-built football mode settings are a nice option, though I do feel that it is a little too bright” in their review of this TV and scored this TV very highly. Innermotion said on Amazon this month “I like the menu layout and design of UI as well” in their review. Keith H. said on Amazon this year “Operationally very responsive, although the 'home' menu can feel a little cluttered” and rated it as excellent.

Some people who bought it agreed that it was easy to setup. Daniel wrote in his review of the Sony KD-43X8307 on Amazon in October this year “Very easy to setup” and scored it very highly. This year Johnnothepom mentioned in their Sony KD-43X8307 review on Amazon “TV was easy to set up and updating was also plain sailing”.

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Robust

Some people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was well made. Antestra said a few weeks ago “High quality built; 4k comes to life; good sound quality; wifi” in their review of the Sony KD-43X8307. Chris Hoare said “Fed a BluRay be it “mastered for 4k” or not the KD49X8305CBU does a great job upscaling it to 4k with the picture looking solid all the time” and rated it 4 stars. Keats the Cat mentioned “Still worth buying though for the superb screen quality, sound and Android built in (which I haven't tried yet” .

Five people wrote in their reviews that the Sony KD-43X8307 was reliable. Ajs (london) mentioned “Difficult to operate reliably if the TV is located close to a wall or in a corner”. Last year Ian B. mentioned on Amazon “Popular repos I went for my old trusty ‘wookie’ installer” in his review and gave the Sony KD-43X8307 a rating of 80 out of 100. Jeff T. said in his review on Amazon “Constantly crashing apps make you yearn for a bygone age when a tv just showed a picture and did it reliably and fast”.

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Nice Design

Nine people who reviewed the Sony KD-43X8307 concluded that it was good looking. Dilo said in their Sony KD-43X8307 review a few weeks ago “The action begins the response rate is pretty sloooww and the action colliding onto the screen isn't crystal clear as the lighting has some issues around the edges;”. Innermotion said on Amazon “The Bad and The Beautiful” in their review of this TV and scored the Sony KD-43X8307 80 out of 100. Innermotion also said “They all looked pretty good to me”.

A number of customers reckoned that it was a good design. B. S. Kaila wrote in their review of this TV on Amazon in October last year “The design is very good, almost consisting of having no bezel”. One customer concluded that it had a good case. Mp mentioned “The picture is fantastic, we have this in silver and the casing is great” in their review of this TV.

One Sony KD-43X8307 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was smooth. Jayemp mentioned in their review of this TV on Amazon “In my opinion Smooth”.

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Display

Good Picture Quality

Twenty-seven people who bought it considered that it had good picture quality. A2h wrote in October this year “Playing Fallout 4 on it is an immersive experience and the colours and crispness of the graphics are something to marvel at” . Ajs (london) said on Amazon “Some programmes, football is one that is always used, they will together reduce motion blur while also providing improved colours, much improved shadow detail” in their review. Last year Chris Hoare wrote on Amazon “One it is powered on the picture quality was a pleasant surprise; my Panasonic LCD tv was outstanding 3 years ago when i bought it.” in his Sony KD-43X8307 review.

Some Sony KD-43X8307 owners who purchased the product thought it had good colour saturation. Daz said on Amazon “Colours are a strong point compared to my old Samsung which i believe is due to this having an IPS panel ( Viewing angles are great” in their review of the Sony KD-43X8307. In October this year Jayemp mentioned “The colours are bright and realistic”. Last year Martin Turner gave it a score of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Colours are rich”.

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good for watching blu-ray discs. P. A. Bosomworth wrote “It also looks good with BluRay and DVD films, which are upscaled to look very good” but despite that they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. In October last year S Ray mentioned on Amazon “Blu-ray looks even better (as you would expect) with sharp contrast” in their review of the Sony KD-43X8307.

A number of Sony KD-43X8307 owners who reviewed it said that it had a good refresh rate. In October this year A. Hurst wrote in their review of this TV on Amazon “Good colour and refresh rate” and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Ajs (london) wrote on Amazon “The 800Hz Motionflow function offers a 16-times faster refresh rate than standard TV”. Mr. Emanuele Ciurleo mentioned “Refresh rate is incredible”.

One customer who bought it concluded that it had a wide viewing angle. This month Keith H. said in his review of the Sony KD-43X8307 “Lovely TV with great viewing angle, picture out of box a little in your face” and rated this TV 5 stars.

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Good High Def TV

Some Sony KD-43X8307 reviewers who purchased it mentioned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Chris Hoare mentioned in his Sony KD-43X8307 review “Using a reasonable media source like Netflix super hd or saved hd movies on apple tv the quality is also very good”. Customer - Orpington wrote in their review of this TV “The picture quality is amazing in HD”. Dilo mentioned on Amazon a few weeks ago “Ultra HD should be Ultra HS for HOT STUFF! Upscale that stuff to your PS4”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A number of Sony KD-43X8307 owners who reviewed it agreed that it had a good 3D picture quality. Shadow said in their Sony KD-43X8307 review “It does indeed resemble 3D” .

Not 3D

The KD-43X8307 is not 3D. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to this TV are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a television that is 3D then you might want to look at the 55W809CBU (£449.00), or the KD-55X8509 (£429.99) both from Sony or the Samsung UE48JU7000 (£429.99) which also has a higher rating.

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4K Ultra HD

4K Ultra HD

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to 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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Average High Frequency Rate

The Sony KD-43X8307 has a relatively typical high frequency rate (800 hertz) compared to most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this TV.

If this 4K and 8K TV high frequency rate is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Sony 55W809CBU (£449.00) (1,000Hz and higher rated), or the Philips 49PUS6501 (£489.97) (1,800Hz and higher rated).

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Smart TV

Smart TV Features Are Good

A number of people wrote in their reviews that the Sony KD-43X8307 was good for watching on demand TV. In October last year A P Britton said “Netflix in Ultra HD is a must” and gave this TV a score of 5 stars. A2h wrote “The Netflix app works well, though I usually have to enter the password upon starting (don't know if this is an issue with the TV or the Netflix app” in their review of this TV. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Netflix 4k is particularly good” in their Sony KD-43X8307 review but even so they rated it 60 out of 100.

Some Sony KD-43X8307 owners said in their reviews that the Sony KD-43X8307 had good apps. Craig Cameron mentioned this month “The rest of the time it's been a joy to use with the apps working well” in his review of the Sony KD-43X8307. Mj Treasure wrote on Amazon in October last year “Picture quality is amazing, sound pretty good with the built in speakers and the apps make this a great TV” in their review. Shadow wrote on Amazon “Good *** Being an Android TV is a bonus and also other apps and features to whom like playing about”.

Several people agreed that the Sony KD-43X8307 was good for watching Freeview TV. B. S. Kaila mentioned “This has a twin free view tuner” in their review of the Sony KD-43X8307. Jayemp mentioned in their review of the Sony KD-43X8307 “Free view is also included in the package I have my "Internet”. This month Mr Neil Hewett said “Free view channels are generally fine, Netflix” in his review.

Several customers reckoned that the Sony KD-43X8307 was good for watching TV catchup services. This year Hamish Drummond wrote in their Sony KD-43X8307 review on Amazon “4k amazon on demand runs smoothly”. Mp said on Amazon “IPlayer and Demand5 work great though”.

A number of Sony KD-43X8307 owners thought it was good for watching YouTube on. In October last year Nico79 wrote “General TV Performance - to be fixed in future firmware update (currently apps like Youtube have massive sound / picture lag” but even so they gave this TV a rating of 1 stars.

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Good Connectivity

A few people who reviewed this TV reckoned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. A2h wrote this year “Usual connections are there and plenty of HDMI sockets”. In October last year Ajs (london) said on Amazon “There are 4 HDMI, 3 USB” in their Sony KD-43X8307 review. Keith H. gave it a very good review score and he mentioned on Amazon in October this year “Ability to configure 'TV' button to an hdmi input is nice”.

A few Sony KD-43X8307 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Sony KD-43X8307 was wifi compatible. Chris Hoare gave this TV a score of 4 stars and he mentioned last year “An RF for over the air, 2 satellite screw in sockets, ethernet (there is also wifi 2.2 and 5ghz), optical out for audio, 3 usb socket” in his Sony KD-43X8307 review. Stokeypaul wrote in their review of the Sony KD-43X8307 in October “I use an HDMI cable and a wireless keyboard with built in touchpad”.

A number of Sony KD-43X8307 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Sony KD-43X8307 was good in terms of USB connections. B. S. Kaila rated it as very good and said last year “There are 3x USB ports including a USB 3.o socket, my old TV had only one USB port, this has 3” in their review of this TV. B. S. Kaila also wrote “One for HDD recording and 2 for general use with usb 3 providing faster data transfer”.

One customer who bought this TV considered that it was ethernet compatible. In October last year Ajs (london) mentioned “Within a small rear-mounted sub-panel, there is an Ethernet socket” in their review of this TV.

One Sony KD-43X8307 owner mentioned in their reviews that the Sony KD-43X8307 was good in terms of connectivity. Ajs (london) wrote “Very high spec TV with a huge array of online services and good connectivity” and scored the Sony KD-43X8307 5 stars.

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Supports Screen Mirroring Function

The KD-43X8307 supports screen mirroring function, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The KD-43X8307 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than a year.

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Price

Reasonably Priced

A few people who reviewed it thought it was good value for money. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “I don't think UHD is worth paying full price since there is still little out there to really show what it can do” in their Sony KD-43X8307 review. This year Daz gave this TV a rating of 5 stars and said “Brilliant TV for the money”. Daz also mentioned “Bought on impulse after seeing it for a great price in a warehouse deal”.

A number of customers thought it was a bargain for the price. Drew rated the Sony KD-43X8307 as very good and he said “Bargain 4K TV” in his review of the Sony KD-43X8307. Drew also said “The bad press has made this unit a bargain compared to other brands with only 40 inch screens”.

One person who reviewed the product thought it was cheap. B. S. Kaila mentioned in their review of the Sony KD-43X8307 on Amazon “I Purchased Sony KD-43X8305C TV on a special offer”.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Several Sony KD-43X8307 reviewers concluded that it was thin. A2h wrote in their Sony KD-43X8307 review on Amazon in October this year “In-built speakers are surprisingly decent for such a slim TV, though I did get a free sound bar with it, so I only ran a test on it”. Ajs (london) wrote in their review of this TV on Amazon “Side bezels are extremely narrow, just about 1cm; the bottom bezel is modest at about 3cm”. This year Dilo wrote “First off Sony has been for me since the days of PlayStation! From TVs to BluRay players to this sleek and slim beauty”.

Two people who reviewed the product thought it was compact. In October last year Martin Turner wrote “The remote control is compact, though hardly a triumph of ergonomics” and gave it an excellent rating. Oweng wrote “Very compact design” and rated it 80 out of 100.

One Sony KD-43X8307 owner concluded that this TV was a good weight. Peter wrote in his review on Amazon this year “The TV is light weight; beautiful and with super quality of picture”. One Sony KD-43X8307 reviewer who reviewed this TV considered that it was a good depth.

One Sony KD-43X8307 owner who purchased this TV considered that it was heavy and bulky. Last year Chris Hoare wrote in his review of the Sony KD-43X8307 on Amazon “Taking it from the box is likely a two person job the KD49X8305CBU isn’t heavy; coming in around 10kg”.

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Audio

Good Sound Quality

A few people who bought it considered that it had good sound quality. In October this year Belgarionn said “I assume it sounds great.” in their review but in spite of that they scored the Sony KD-43X8307 3 stars. In the same month C. Marsh mentioned “I've used the optic cable supplied with the tv and it sounds great” in their review of the Sony KD-43X8307 and gave the product a very good review score. Chris Hoare mentioned “Used to making excuses for the sound from flatscreen TV’s for general TV watching the sound is excellent; the gravelly voice of DR House sounds just fine” in his review.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person wrote in their reviews that this TV was noisy. Chris Hoare mentioned in his review of this TV “Its likely a tv you won’t need to use one with - i haven’t gone above volume 25 which is more than loud enough”.


Features

Good Technical Features

A number of Sony KD-43X8307 owners who reviewed this TV wrote that it had good features. B. S. Kaila mentioned in their review of the Sony KD-43X8307 on Amazon “One off the best features has to be the Google chromecast feature which is already built in the tv, therefore, no need to buy a chromecast usb stick”. Lgaw rated this TV 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “After receiving my TV and doing the big update it needed I am very happy, all the features it was lacking have now been added via the update” in their review of the Sony KD-43X8307. Nathan Barratt he mentioned “It has amazing features and has the potential to be fantastic.”.

Nice Stand

Five Sony KD-43X8307 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good stand. Chris Hoare said on Amazon last year “In the box is a ribbon shaped stand; which is easy to attach;”. Also last year Lagored mentioned “To sum up, there's a lot to this television and as a stand alone TV it's superb” in their Sony KD-43X8307 review. Peppers mentioned in their Sony KD-43X8307 review in October last year “It's ultra-slim and the stand is attractive plus high enough for most sound bars to be placed in front of the set” and gave the Sony KD-43X8307 a rating of 5 stars.

Good Remote Control

A number of Sony KD-43X8307 reviewers considered that this TV had a good remote control. Ajs (london) scored it very highly and mentioned on Amazon last year “All operations are via the remote, even power”. Chen mentioned on Amazon “It's such a shame that if it stays standing (not being hanged), its onw SONY sound bar will block the remote controller working from a certain angle” in their Sony KD-43X8307 review although they only scored it 3 stars. Mr Neil Hewett wrote in his review of the Sony KD-43X8307 “Also fixes for a quicker remote control response and general TV crashing”.


Support

Good Support

Some people mentioned in their reviews that this TV had good technical guidance. Mp said on Amazon “That's rubbish, they're free-to-air channels, there's no reason the guide can't be displayed to show you what's on other channels”. In October last year Zontania wrote on Amazon “First of all, I was expecting a proper setup guide telling me what things are included in the box”.


Power

Good Environmental Credentials

One customer who bought it concluded that it was good in terms of power usage. Last year A P Britton mentioned “Setup was easy and the power usage for the size is unbelievably low” in their Sony KD-43X8307 review.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The KD-43X8307 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to this television.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other televisions which support Wi-Fi currently available including because of it's better review score, the LG 49UH668 (£549.00), the Sony KD-43XD8088 (£619.00), or the Philips 55PUT6400 (£529.00).

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The KD-43X8307 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this TV.

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Has a Bluetooth

The Sony KD-43X8307 has a Bluetooth, as do most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to this television.

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Has a Wi-Fi Direct

The Sony KD-43X8307 has a Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this television also have a Wi-Fi Direct.

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Other Features

Has an HDD Recording

The Sony KD-43X8307 has an HDD recording. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to this TV also have an HDD recording.

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Management Features

Has a Picture-and-Picture Function

The KD-43X8307 has a picture-and-picture function. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this TV also have a picture-and-picture function.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The KD-43X8307 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this TV.

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Performance

Supports 24p Support

The KD-43X8307 supports 24p support, as do most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to this TV.

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Features Parental Control

The KD-43X8307 features parental control, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as this television.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDCP

The KD-43X8307 has an HDCP, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to this TV.

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Energy

OK Running Costs

This 4K and 8K TV has an energy efficiency classification of A. Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the KD-43X8307 will cost £119 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 458 TVs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kd43x8307csu, sony c041zs00, sony c041za00
Barcodes 04548736003491, 04548736003514, 05055760736695

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