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Sony KD-43X8308

43" 4K Edge-LED Flat Apr 2015
A
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date £118.41 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good brand
Supports Wi-Fi
Not 3D

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Energy

Average Running Costs

This TV has an energy efficiency rating of A. The KD-43X8308 is typical compared to the other 320 TVs of this spec and age that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the KD-43X8308 will cost £119 over 5 years to run.


Reviews

Good Brand

We checked 2,235 owner and expert reviews (including 164 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good reviews. We also found that Sony has good reviews 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.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This TV has been on the market since April 2015.


Display

Not 3D

The KD-43X8308 is not 3D, unlike most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this television which are 3D.

If you would prefer a TV that is 3D then you might want to consider the Toshiba 58L9363.

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43 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 43 inch TV.

We compared this TV to all the other 43" TVs and we think the LG 43UF690 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a TV with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Samsung HU7500 (£1,049) (48").

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The KD-43X8308 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to this TV.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs which support Wi-Fi and we think because of its better review score, the Toshiba 58L9363 is also worth considering.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony KD-43X8308 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than two years.

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Supports Bluetooth

The Sony KD-43X8308 supports Bluetooth, as do most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-43X8308 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Sony KD-43X8308 has an ethernet port. Most of the other televisions that have been available for a comparable time to this TV also have an ethernet port.

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Other Features

Supports HDD Recording

The Sony KD-43X8308 supports HDD recording. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this television also support HDD recording.

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Performance

Supports Parental Controls

The KD-43X8308 supports parental controls, as do most of the other televisions of this spec and age.

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Supports 24p

The KD-43X8308 supports 24p. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV also support 24p.

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Features Local Dimming

The KD-43X8308 features local dimming. Most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to this television also feature local dimming.

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Features Voice Control

The KD-43X8308 features voice control. Most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to this TV also feature voice control.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KD-43X8308 supports Picture-in-Picture, as do most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KD-43X8308 supports Picture-In-Picture. Most of the other TVs that came out more than two years ago also support Picture-In-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The KD-43X8308 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV.

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Smart TV

Supports Screen Mirroring

The KD-43X8308 supports screen mirroring, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports Smart TV

The KD-43X8308 supports Smart TV. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to this TV also support Smart TV.

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Packaging Content

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The Sony KD-43X8308 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to this television also have a desktop stand included.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The KD-43X8308 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, as do most of the other similar spec televisions that were released around the same time as this TV.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Depth

At 60 millimeters, the KD-43X8308 has a fairly typical depth compared to most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this television.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 60mm thick televisions currently available including because of its better review score, the LG 79UF770.

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Audio

Quite Low RMS Rated Power

At only 20 Watts, the Sony KD-43X8308 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for more than two years. The average RMS rated power of similar spec televisions that have been available for a comparable time to this TV is 28W.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kd43x8308cbaep
Barcodes 04548736003453

Sony KD-43X8308 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony KD-43X8308 review we compared this TV to 4,717 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,018,074 product attributes, 85,006 TV reviews and 3,569,800 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

Other TVs to Consider

Samsung UE48J5100 vs Sony KD-43X8308

Samsung UE48J5100 vs Sony KD-43X8308
Samsung UE48J5100 Sony KD-43X8308
£ 369.00 £0.00
Energy Efficiency Rating is Superior
Cheaper to Run by £35.09
24kWh Lower Annual Energy Consumption
Larger Screen Size
800Hz Slower Motion Interpolation Frequency
Only Two HDMI Ports

Toshiba 32D1533 vs Sony KD-43X8308

Toshiba 32D1533 vs Sony KD-43X8308
Toshiba 32D1533 Sony KD-43X8308
£ 170.00 £0.00
58% Cheaper to Run
Two Times Lower Annual Energy Consumption
2x Thinner
Lighter
Higher Mercury Content
Two Less HDMI Ports

LG 40UF770 vs Sony KD-43X8308

LG 40UF770 vs Sony KD-43X8308
LG 40UF770 Sony KD-43X8308
£ 457.98 £0.00
Energy Efficiency Rating is Superior
A Lot Lighter
Cheaper to Run by £20.44
12kWh Lower Annual Energy Consumption
One Less USB 2.0 Port
Only Three HDMI Ports
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