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Sony KD-43X8309

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Sony KD-43X8309

Sony KD-43X8309
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A good spec and economical to run 43" 4K television
43" 4K No 60mm Apr 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
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Sony KD-43X8309 Review

With low running costs and very good features, we have scored the Sony KD-43X8309 as follows:
78
Features
Good Features
76
Age
2 Years Old
79
Running Costs
£91 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

Hisense TVs have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available. View the latest TVs 2018.
This TV has an energy efficiency rating of A, and its running costs of £91 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,306 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4K
HDMI support
Listen to your photos with sound photo
Make the moment yours with photo share
Live football mode: for all football addicts
Enrich your viewing with the TV sideview app
Touch, see and share with NFC
Clear phase for smooth, balanced frequencies
Cinematic s-force front surround
DSEE restores detail to your digital music
Made to listen: clearaudio+
Bass reflex speaker for bigger, better bass
Turn your TV into a digital recorder: USB HDD rec3
Show smartphone photos in 4k with MHL
HDCP 2.2 compatibility: everything plays nicely
Supports Wi-Fi
Simply intuitive: the one-flick remote
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
The wireless subwoofer made for BRAVIA
Not 3D
Does not feature OLED/QLED technology

What is This TV Best Used For?

27
Watching Films
Mediocre
68
Watching Sport
Good
62
Playing Games
Good

Sony KD-43X8309 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its TVs

We checked 3,350 user and expert reviews (including 1,813 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has very good reviews compared to other brands. 95% of those that bought a Sony television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The energy efficiency rating of this Sony TV is A, and based on typical energy prices we estimate that the KD-43X8309 will cost £91 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 4,306 TVs.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This television has been on the market since April 2015.

Features

4K

4K

The highest resolution of the KD-43X8309 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD television, which is the most common resolution. Across all TVs the worst resolution 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 KD-43X8309's display diagonal of 43" is relatively average compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 43% of all televisions when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

The Sony KD-43X8309 does not feature OLED/QLED technology. 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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Not 3D

Like most other TVs, the KD-43X8309 is not 3D. 75% of TVs are not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The Sony KD-43X8309's thickness of 60mm is pretty standard compared to most other TVs. It is thicker than 50% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KD-43X8309 supports Wi-Fi. 61% of televisions also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports 24p

The KD-43X8309 supports 24p, which is unusual. 85% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-43X8309 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 73% of televisions do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KD-43X8309 supports parental controls, which is unusual. 87% of TVs do not support parental controls.

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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The KD-43X8309 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR), which is unusual. 94% of TVs do not support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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Faster Than Average Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequency of the KD-43X8309 of 1,000Hz is faster than 87% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. Across all the TVs the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 450Hz.

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Supports Bluetooth

The KD-43X8309 supports Bluetooth, which is unusual. 80% of TVs do not support Bluetooth.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Sony KD-43X8309 supports Picture-In-Picture. 94% of televisions do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The Sony KD-43X8309 supports a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels TV, which is the most common resolution supported by TVs. 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 HDD Recording

The KD-43X8309 supports HDD recording, which is unusual. 98% of TVs do not support HDD recording.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The Sony KD-43X8309 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), which is unusual. 78% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The KD-43X8309 supports screen mirroring, unlike 84% of televisions which do not support screen mirroring.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KD-43X8309 has an ambient light sensor. 92% of TVs do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sonybravia kd43x8309cbu, sony kd43x8309cbu

Barcodes:

00635131626715, 04548736003477, 05055760736701

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