Sony KD49X8005CBU


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Sony KD49X8005CBU

Sony KD-49X8005
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A good spec but moderately out of date 49" 4K television, with average running costs but representing only average value for money
49" 4K No 44mm Oct 2015 A
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Sony KD-49X8005 Review

Released 2 years ago and with good features, we have ranked the Sony KD-49X8005 number 681 across all TVs.
Value for Money
Good Features
2 Years Old
Running Costs
£114 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 62?

Samsung TVs have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this TV is slightly out of date, and newer TVs with more up to date technology are available. View the latest TVs 2017.
It has an efficiency rating of A, and its running costs of £114 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,358 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
This TV has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Thinner than average
Enjoy greater clarity, colour and contrast with the new 4k processor x1
Whatever you re watching, watch it in our true 4k
Every colour, enhanced
All your 4k, any source
Made to listen
Does not feature OLED/QLED technology
Not 3D

What is This TV Best Used For?

Watching Films
Watching Sport
Playing Games

How Big is the Sony KD-49X8005?

The Sony KD-49X8005 is 1,107mm wide and 639mm tall. It is 44mm thick and weighs 13.2kg.

Sony KD-49X8005 front dimensions
Sony KD-49X8005 size in context

Sony KD-49X8005 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Very Good Brand

Based on 3,339 expert and user reviews (including 1,309 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its televisions. 90% of those that bought a Sony television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Alright Value for Money

Whilst the product is in the most expensive 60% of TVs, it is under 3 years old but has average features and at £699.00 it looks like great value for money overall.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The efficiency rating of this television is A. The KD-49X8005 is typical compared to the other 4,358 TVs that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KD-49X8005 is £114.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This television was released in October 2015.


Average Display Diagonal

The KD-49X8005's display diagonal of 49" is pretty standard compared to most other televisions. It is in the largest 62% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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The highest resolution of the KD-49X8005 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD TV, which is the most frequently found resolution. The worst resolution of all TVs 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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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

The Sony KD-49X8005 does not feature OLED/QLED technology, although it is worth noting that 98% of televisions also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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Not 3D

The KD-49X8005 is not 3D. 75% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Thinner Than Average

The thickness of the Sony KD-49X8005 of only 44mm is thinner than average when compared to most other TVs. It is in the thinnest 20% of all televisions when ordered by this feature. Across all the televisions the thicknesses range from 2.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm.

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Supports Wi-Fi


The KD-49X8005 supports Wi-Fi, as do 60% of TVs.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-49X8005 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 73% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Features Voice Control

The Sony KD-49X8005 features voice control, which is unusual. 86% of TVs do not feature voice control.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The Sony KD-49X8005 has a 2D-3D converter, which is unusual. 87% of TVs do not have a 2D-3D converter.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The KD-49X8005 supports screen mirroring. 86% of televisions do not support screen mirroring.

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Supports Bluetooth

The Sony KD-49X8005 supports Bluetooth, unlike 81% of TVs which do not support Bluetooth.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KD-49X8005 has an ambient light sensor, unlike 93% of televisions which do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KD-49X8005 supports parental controls, unlike 89% of TVs which do not support parental controls.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The KD-49X8005 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 frequently found resolution supported by TVs. This TV also supports a display resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. The worst resolution of all TVs is 366 x 768 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2160 pixels.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The KD-49X8005 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 98% of TVs do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Supports 24p

The KD-49X8005 supports 24p, unlike 86% of TVs which do not support 24p.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KD-49X8005 supports Picture-In-Picture. 95% of TVs do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

kd49x8005cbucr kd49x8005c, kd49x8005cbu kd49x8005c, summer kd49x8005c, sony kd49x8005cbu, kd49x8005cbaep


04548736008151, 04548736008168, 05056129211853

Sony KD49X8005CBU

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