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18 Reasons For
Good Product Quality
A few people who purchased the Sony KD-43X8309 considered that it was good quality. Dogsbodyone mentioned on Amazon “Being a Sony I expected good quality” in their Sony KD-43X8309 review but in spite of that they gave the Sony KD-43X8309 a score of 60 out of 100. Dogsbodyone also wrote “This is really great (I am comparing to the 6 year old Sony it replaced) with perfectly good sound quality”.
Good High Def TV
A number of Sony KD-43X8309 reviewers wrote that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Dogsbodyone said on Amazon “I went for a Smart Ultra HD set and this seemed a good compromise” although they gave this TV a score of 60 out of 100.
We calculated the average ratings for all Sony TVs and also specifically for Sony 4K and 8K TVs and found that in both cases Sony had good ratings compared to other brands.
One Sony KD-43X8309 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was good looking.
One customer who purchased it thought it was a good width.
Good Technical Features
One Sony KD-43X8309 reviewer concluded that it had good features.
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Good Sound Quality
One person concluded that it had good sound quality.
Has a Wi-Fi
The KD-43X8309 has a wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the KD-43X8309 also have a wi-Fi.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs with a wi-Fi currently available including because of it's better review score, the LG 49UF690[plb_2828873_price], the Philips 50PUT6400[plb_2834162_price], or the Panasonic TX-50CX680[plb_2800986_price].
Supports Smart TV
Like most of the other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the KD-43X8309, the KD-43X8309 supports smart TV.
We compared all the other TVs which support smart TV to this TV and we think the LG 49UF690[plb_2828873_price], the Philips 50PUT6400[plb_2834162_price], and the Panasonic TX-50CX680[plb_2800986_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
LED Display Technology
The display technology of this TV is LED, which is the most frequently found display technology on 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than a year ago.
Four HDMI Ports Quantitys
The KD-43X8309 is a four HDMI ports quantity TV.
3 MHL Version
The KD-43X8309 supports a 3 MHL version which is newer than most similar spec TVs that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most TVs that have been available for around the same time as it support a 1.3 MHL version.
A 3 MHL version is actually the best supported MHL version across all televisions of a comparable age and type to the KD-43X8309.
A 1.3 MHL version is the worst supported MHL version amongst comparable types of TV.
2160p Supported Video Modes
This TV supports a 1080i|1080p|2160p|480i|480p|576i|576p|720p supported video modes, which is the most frequently supported supported video modes on TVs of a comparable age and spec to it.
Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys
The KD-43X8309 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity TV.
Two Composite Video Ins
The KD-43X8309 has more composite video ins than most of the 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KD-43X8309. This TV is a two composite video in television compared to most of the TVs that were released one year ago which only have one composite video in.
Has Three Sound Modess
The number of sound modes found on the KD-43X8309 is more than most comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to it. This television has a Music sound modes, which is the most commonly found sound modes found on similar spec televisions that have been available for more than a year. The sound modess "Movie" and "Standard" are also found on this TV.
Has Six Smart Modess
The number of smart modes found on the KD-43X8309 is more than most televisions of a similar age and spec to it. This Sony TV has a Game smart modes, which is the most commonly found smart modes found on comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the KD-43X8309. The smart modess "Animation", "Cinema", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.
Across all the TVs that were launched more than a year ago the weights range from 1.1kg to 98kg. The KD-43X8309 is one of the lighter 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as the KD-43X8309 (only 11.8 kilograms) amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age.
6 Reasons Against
Several Sony KD-43X8309 owners who bought the Sony KD-43X8309 thought it did not have good technical guidance. Dogsbodyone wrote in their review of the Sony KD-43X8309 in October this year “The "Yourview" TV guide is dead slow” .
The Sony KD-43X8309 is not 3D. Most of the other similar spec televisions that have been on the market for more than a year are also not 3D.
If you want a television that is 3D then you might also want to consider the TX-40CX400[pl_2955146_price], or the TX-48CX400[pl_2955149_price] both from Panasonic or the Cello C42250[plb_2943621_price] which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most TVs of a similar age and spec to the KD-43X8309 do not have a built-in camera. The KD-43X8309 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other TVs of this type and age, the KD-43X8309 does not feature OLED technology.
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Only Supports One Video Formats Supported
The KD-43X8309 has a greater number of video formats than most TVs that have been around for a similar time to it. The most commonly supported video formats supported is AVI, but this video formats supported is not supported by this Sony TV. The video formats supporteds H.265 are also supported by this television.
Only One RF Ports Quantity
Most 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the KD-43X8309 have between one and three RF ports quantitys, including the KD-43X8309 which has one RF ports quantity.
3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KD-43X8309
4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many TVs of this age and spec. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
Running Costs Are Average
This television has an efficiency rating of A, and based on average energy prices we estimate that the KD-43X8309 will cost £119 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 465 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than a year.
At 60 millimeters, the Sony KD-43X8309 has a fairly average depth compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec.
We compared this TV to all the other 60mm thick TVs and we think the KD-43X8307[pl_2837137_price], and the KD-49X8309[pl_2805016_price] both from Sony which has better reviews is also worth considering.
Reviewed 21 June 2016 by Dogsbodyone | 11 Comments
I bought this on 31st January 2016 as a replacement for my existing Sony set. I went for a Smart Ultra HD set and this seemed a good compromise between size, features etc and being a Sony I... Read more…
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