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Sony KD-43X8308

43" Edge-LED Flat Aug 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date
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11 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

We checked 1,318 user and expert reviews for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs.

Supports Smart TV

The Sony KD-43X8308 supports smart TV, as do most of the other comparable spec televisions that were launched around the same time as the KD-43X8308.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KD-43X8308, the KD-43X8308 has a wi-Fi.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

three USB 2.0 ports quantitys

Most TVs of a similar age and type to the KD-43X8308 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Sony KD-43X8308 which has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Four HDMI Ports Quantitys

four HDMI ports quantitys

The KD-43X8308 is a four HDMI ports quantity TV.

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Two Audio (L,R) Ins

The KD-43X8308 is a two audio (L,R) in TV. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec only have one audio (L,R) in.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

At 1,000 hertz, the KD-43X8308 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the KD-43X8308. TVs of this age and spec have motion interpolation frequencys of between 100Hz and 3,000Hz.

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Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The Sony KD-43X8308 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs of this type and age. The most commonly supported image formats supported is JPG, but this image formats supported is not supported by this TV. The image formats supporteds JPEG XR, MPO and RAW are also supported by this television.

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Has Four Sound Modess

The KD-43X8308 has a greater number of sound modes than most TVs of this age and type. This Sony television has a Music sound modes, which is the most frequently found sound modes found on 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the KD-43X8308. The sound modess "Movie", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this TV.

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Supports Three Audio Formats Supporteds

The KD-43X8308 has a greater number of audio formats than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Sony TV supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by TVs that are a comparable age to the KD-43X8308. The audio formats supporteds "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.

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Light

The average weight of televisions that came out around the same time as the KD-43X8308 is 20kg. At only 11.8 kilograms, the KD-43X8308 is quite light compared to most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the KD-43X8308.

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4 Reasons Against

Not 3D

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a similar time to the KD-43X8308, the KD-43X8308 is not 3D.

TVs which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic TX-55CRW854[plb_2887148_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs that have been on the market for more than a year do not have a built-in camera. The Sony KD-43X8308 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a built-in camera and we think the Samsung UN65JS9500[plb_2756557_price], or the LG 105UC9[plb_2828825_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only Supports Eleven Video Formats Supporteds

The number of video formats supported by the KD-43X8308 is more than most televisions of this age and type. This TV supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported supported by televisions of a comparable type and age to the KD-43X8308. The video formats supporteds "3GPP", "AVCHD", "M-JPEG", "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "WEBM", "WMV" and "XVID" are also supported by this Sony TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Sony KD-43X8308 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the KD-43X8308 also do not feature OLED technology.

We compared all the other TVs which also feature OLED technology to this TV and we think the 55EG9609[pl_2899573_price], or the 65EG9609[pl_2938944_price] both from LG which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KD-43X8308

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than a year ago. 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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Running Costs Are OK

The energy efficiency classification of this Sony TV is A, and the KD-43X8308 has an average 5 year running cost of £119 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 465 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than a year ago.

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Sony released the KD-43X8308.

Average Depth

The Sony KD-43X8308 has a relatively standard depth (60 millimeters) compared to most of the other televisions of this type and age.

Other 60mm thick televisions currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Sony KD-55X8507[plb_2796460_price].

Other TVs with a thicker depth that you might want to look at include the KD-43X8307[pl_2837137_price] (60mm), or the KD-49X8307[pl_2796458_price] (60mm) both from Sony.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustments
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Operating System Installed
Screen Mirroring
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
SCART Ports Quantity
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Audio (L,R) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Picture-and-Picture
Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Parental Control
24p Support
Local Dimming
Plug and Play
Voice Control
Teletext
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
Manual
Technical Details
Clear Phase Technology
Auto Wide Mode
Other Features
HDD Recording
I-Manual
USB Playback
Advanced Contrast Enhancer
BRAVIA Sync
On-Screen Display for External Input
Illumination LED
Apps

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £115.37
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £118.41
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Energy Rating
0.59T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.59 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kd43x8308, kd43x8308c, sony kd43x8308, sony kd43x8308c, sony kd43x8308cb, sony kd43x8308cba, sony kd43x8308cbae, sony kd43x8308cbaep
Barcodes 04548736003453

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