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Overall Score

Sony KD-43X8309

A 2 year old 43" 4K TV with passable features
43" 4K No No Apr 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date

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Sony KD-43X8309 Review

Released 2 years ago and with low running costs,
53
Average Features
61
2 Years Old
53
£119 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
48
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 48?

It has below average user reviews with an average user rating of 60%. Samsung televisions have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available. View the latest TVs 2017.
It has an energy efficiency rating of A, and its running costs of £119 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
This Sony TV has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
4K
Supports Wi-Fi
Does not feature OLED technology
Not 3D
27
Mediocre
68
Good
62
Good

Sony KD-43X8309 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Sony TVs Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 3,185 expert and owner reviews (including 1,171 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has very good reviews compared to other brands. 90% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

4K

4K

The KD-43X8309 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found HD type of Full HD. Across all TVs the resolution ranges from HD Ready (worst) to 8K (best). 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 Sony KD-43X8309's display diagonal of 43" is pretty average compared to most other televisions. It is in the largest 43% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Sony KD-43X8309 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

The Sony KD-43X8309 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that 74% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The thickness of the KD-43X8309 of 60mm is pretty average compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 52% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KD-43X8309 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KD-43X8309 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), which is unusual. 81% of televisions do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-43X8309 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 72% of televisions do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

Across all the TVs the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The KD-43X8309's RMS rated power of 20W is fairly high compared to most other TVs. It is in the highest 23% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

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

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Supports Bluetooth

The KD-43X8309 supports Bluetooth, which is unusual. 81% of televisions do not support Bluetooth.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

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

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Supports HDD Recording

The KD-43X8309 supports HDD recording. 99% of televisions do not support HDD recording.

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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 the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The worst resolution of all TVs is 1024 x 768 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2160 pixels.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KD-43X8309 supports parental controls. 88% of TVs do not support parental controls.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

Televisions have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz. The KD-43X8309's motion interpolation frequency of 1,000Hz is in the fastest 12% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

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

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Supports 24p

The Sony KD-43X8309 supports 24p, which is unusual. 84% of televisions do not support 24p.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Sony KD-43X8309 supports Picture-In-Picture. 95% of TVs do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Sony TV was released in April 2015.


Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The energy efficiency rating of this TV is A. The KD-43X8309 has an average running cost of £119 over 5 years based on satisfactory energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sonybravia kd43x8309cbu, sony kd43x8309cbu
Barcodes 00635131626715, 04548736003477

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Sony KD-43X8309

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Superior energy efficiency rating
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