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Sony KD43X8309CBU

£399.00
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
Low running costs
Good product quality
Good high def TV
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Energy

Low Running Costs

This television has an energy efficiency classification of A, and the KD-43X8309 is one of the cheaper to run TVs of this spec and age that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KD-43X8309 is £119.


Reviews

Good Brand

Based on 2,235 owner and expert reviews (including 164 verified purchases), Sony has good reviews for its TVs. Sony also 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.


Support

Poor Technical Guidance

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” .


Design

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”.

Nice Design

One Sony KD-43X8309 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was good looking.


Features

Good Technical Features

One Sony KD-43X8309 reviewer concluded that it had good features.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One customer who purchased it thought it was a good width.

Average Depth

With a depth of 60 millimeters, the KD-43X8309 has a fairly average depth compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to this TV.

We compared this TV to all the other 60mm thick TVs and we think because of its better review score, the Sony KD-49X8309 (£449) is also worth considering.

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Display

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.

Not 3D

The KD-43X8309 is not 3D. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV do are 3D.

If you would prefer a TV that is 3D then you might want to consider the TX-55CX400 (£399.99), or the TX-40CX400 both from Panasonic.

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43 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 43 inch TV.

We compared all the other 43" TVs to this television and we think the LG 43UF770 (£489.99) 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 TX-48CX400 (£319.99) (48" and higher rated), the TX-55CX400 (£399.99) (55" and higher rated), or the TX-55DX650 (55" and higher rated) all from Panasonic.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This television has been on the market since April 2015.


Audio

Good Sound Quality

One person concluded that it had good sound quality.

Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this TV is 28W. With an RMS rated power of only 20 Watts, the KD-43X8309 has one of the lower RMS rated powers amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The KD-43X8309 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this TV.

We compared all the other TVs which support Wi-Fi to this television and we think the Samsung UE50HU6900 which is cheaper; or the Panasonic TX-55CX400 (£399.99), and the LG 49UF690 (£419.90) both of which have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Supports Bluetooth

The Sony KD-43X8309 supports Bluetooth, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as this television.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-43X8309 supports Wi-Fi Direct, 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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Has an Ethernet Port

The KD-43X8309 has an ethernet port. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to this TV also have an ethernet port.

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Other Features

Supports HDD Recording

The KD-43X8309 supports HDD recording, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV.

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Performance

Supports Parental Controls

The KD-43X8309 supports parental controls. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than two years ago also support parental controls.

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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The Sony KD-43X8309 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR), as do most of the other TVs that have been around for more than two years.

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Supports 24p

The KD-43X8309 supports 24p. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also support 24p.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KD-43X8309 has an ambient light sensor, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as this television.

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Has a Game Mode

The Sony KD-43X8309 has a game mode. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this television also have a game mode.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KD-43X8309 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to this TV.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KD-43X8309 supports Picture-In-Picture. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than two years also support Picture-In-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The Sony KD-43X8309 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than two years also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Packaging Content

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The KD-43X8309 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this television also have a desktop stand included.

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Smart TV

Supports Screen Mirroring

The KD-43X8309 supports screen mirroring, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this television.

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Supports Internet TV

The KD-43X8309 supports internet TV, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The KD-43X8309 supports Smart TV. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this television also support Smart TV.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kd43x8309cbu
Barcodes 04548736003477

Sony KD-43X8309 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony KD-43X8309 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.

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