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Sony KD43X8307C

£669.00
A highly rated 43" 4K TV with satisfactory features but a price that represents not very good value for money
43" 4K No No Aug 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Sony KD-43X8307 Review

With excellent reviews but at nearly 2 years old, we have ranked the Sony KD-43X8307 number 57 in 40 inch TVs, number 202 in 4K TVs and number 325 across all TVs.
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102 Reviews
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Average
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Average Features
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2 Years Old
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£119 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
64
Good

Why Has it Scored 65?

It has not bad user reviews with an average user rating of 77%, based on 102 reviews. Samsung televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this television is slightly out of date, and newer televisions with more up to date technology are available. View the latest televisions 2017.
This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A, and its running costs of £119 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
Customers report superior product quality, excellent picture quality and that it is a good size. However they also report that it is not robust.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
4K
Supports Wi-Fi
Does not feature OLED technology
Not 3D

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared this Sony TV with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is good for playing games, ranking number 85 in TVs for gaming. It is also average for watching sport, ranking number 225 in TVs for sport as well being mediocre for watching films, ranking number 388 in TVs for films.
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Sony KD-43X8307 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Average Owner Reviews

This TV has an average owner rating of 77% based on 102 owner reviews.

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Customers Report Superior Product Quality

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

Customers 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 Great 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.

Customers 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 Nice 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

Based on 3,185 user and expert reviews (including 1,171 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its televisions. 90% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Reasonably 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 Excellent Sound Quality

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


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and is under 2 years old but has mediocre features, and at £669.00 it is more expensive than 54% of TVs.


Features

4K

4K

The KD-43X8307 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD television, which is the most common resolution. The worst resolution of all TVs is HD Ready and the best is 8K. 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 pretty typical compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 43% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

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

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Not 3D

The KD-43X8307 is not 3D. 74% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The KD-43X8307's thickness of 60mm is fairly average compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 52% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The Sony KD-43X8307 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of TVs.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The KD-43X8307's RMS rated power of 20W is in the highest 24% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. The average RMS rated power of all televisions is 21W, with the lowest being 2W and the highest being 120W.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-43X8307 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

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

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The Sony KD-43X8307 supports a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The resolution of all TVs ranges from 1024 x 768 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KD-43X8307 supports parental controls, which is unusual. 88% of TVs do not support parental controls.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KD-43X8307 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). 81% of televisions do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequency of the Sony KD-43X8307 of 900Hz is in the fastest 17% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. Across all the televisions the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz.

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Supports 24p

The KD-43X8307 supports 24p, which is unusual. 84% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Quite Fast High Frequency Rate

The high frequency rate of the KD-43X8307 of 800Hz is in the fastest 8% of all televisions when ordered by this feature. The average high frequency rate of all TVs is 260Hz, with the slowest being 20Hz and the fastest being 3,000Hz.

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Supports HDD Recording

The KD-43X8307 supports HDD recording, which is unusual. 99% of televisions do not support HDD recording.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The Sony KD-43X8307 supports screen mirroring, which is unusual. 87% of televisions do not support screen mirroring.

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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 Bluetooth

The KD-43X8307 supports Bluetooth, unlike 81% of TVs which do not support Bluetooth.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This TV has been on the market since August 2015.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

This Sony TV has an energy efficiency classification of A, and based on adequate energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the KD-43X8307 is £119, which is typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sonybravia kd43x8307csu, sony kd43x8307csu, sony kd43x83c

Barcodes:

00635131626845, 04548736003491, 04548736003514, 05055760736695

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