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Sony KD43XD8088BU

£629.00
A pretty new 43" 4K TV with satisfactory features but a price that represents not very good value for money
43" 4K No No Apr 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Sony KD-43XD8088 Review

Released 1 year ago but with average features, we have ranked the Sony KD-43XD8088 number 144 in 40 inch TVs, number 403 in 4K TVs and number 754 across all TVs.
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57
Average Features
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16 Months Old
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£135 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
56
Average

Why Has it Scored 57?

Samsung televisions have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this television is slightly out of date, and newer TVs with more up to date technology are available. View the latest TVs 2017.
It has an energy efficiency rating of B, and its running costs of £135 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
This TV has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
4K
Quite thin
Does not feature OLED technology
Not 3D

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is average for watching films, ranking number 374 in TVs for films. It is also average for watching sport, ranking number 602 in TVs for sport as well being mediocre for playing games, ranking number 365 in TVs for gaming.
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Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £422 on Amazon UK 82 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
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Richer Sounds £629.00 Go to Store
THENEWPC UK £639.99 Go to Store
TPS £799.00 Go to Store

How Big is the Sony KD-43XD8088?

The Sony KD-43XD8088 is 960mm wide and 560mm tall. It is 45mm thick and weighs 12.3kg.

Sony KD-43XD8088 front dimensions

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Sony KD-43XD8088 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Very Good Brand

Based on 3,185 user and expert reviews (including 1,171 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its televisions. 90% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product is less than 18 months old but has average features and at £629.00 it is more expensive than 51% of TVs.

Price Has Gone Up by £207 (33%)

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Features

4K

4K

The KD-43XD8088 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 best resolution is 8K and the worst is HD Ready. 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-43XD8088's display diagonal of 43" is relatively standard compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 44% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KD-43XD8088 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

Like most other TVs, the Sony KD-43XD8088 is not 3D. 74% of TVs are not 3D.

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Quite Thin

Across all the TVs the thicknesses range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm. The KD-43XD8088's thickness of only 45mm is in the thinnest 22% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The Sony KD-43XD8088 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution supported by the KD-43XD8088 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels TV, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by TVs. Across all TVs the best resolution is 5120 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KD-43XD8088 supports parental controls, which is unusual. 88% of TVs do not support parental controls.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-43XD8088 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The KD-43XD8088 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI), which is unusual. 91% of TVs do not feature High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI).

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Features USB Recording

The KD-43XD8088 features USB recording, which is unusual. 93% of TVs do not feature USB recording.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The Sony KD-43XD8088 supports screen mirroring, unlike 87% of TVs which do not support screen mirroring.

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Age

Released 16 Months Ago

This Sony TV was released in April 2016.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The energy efficiency rating of this television is B. The average running cost of the KD-43XD8088 is £135 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kd43xd8088black, sony kd43xd8088bu
Barcodes 04548736024984

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