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Sony KD49X8307CBU

£648.00
Sony KD-49X8307
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A positively reviewed and good spec 49" 4K TV, with alright running costs but representing only average value for money
49" 4K No 60mm Mar 2015 A
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Sony KD-49X8307 Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Sony KD-49X8307 number 77 in 50 inch TVs and number 358 across all TVs.
85
Reviews
160 Reviews
52
Value for Money
Average
60
Features
Good Features
59
Age
2 Years Old
56
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
66
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 67?

It has good expert reviews and great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this TV to others. Samsung TVs also have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer televisions with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest TVs 2017.
This Sony TV has an efficiency rating of A, and its running costs of £110 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,486 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
Customers report product quality, excellent design and that it is easy to use. However they also report an inferior remote control.
The KD-49X8307 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4K
Every colour, enhanced
See the latest apps
Explore every possibility
Discover the new TV lifestyle
BRAVIA meets android TV
All your 4k, any source
4K processor x1 dynamic contrast enhancer
Optimising brightness frame by frame
4K processor x1 precision colour mapping
4K processor x1 precision detail enhancer
Supports Wi-Fi
Enhance every picture up to 4k quality
Contrast
Colour
Clarity
4K processor x1 one chip changes everything
Move up to 4k
Enjoy the latest accessories
Not 3D
Does not feature OLED/QLED technology

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is good for watching sport, ranking number 271 in TVs for sport. It is also good for playing games, ranking number 109 in TVs for gaming, but mediocre for watching films, ranking number 457 in TVs for film.
32
Watching Films
Mediocre
66
Watching Sport
Good
66
Playing Games
Good

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 £499.99 on eBay 21 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 68% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

How Big is the Sony KD-49X8307?

The Sony KD-49X8307 is 1,093mm wide and 643mm tall. It is 60mm thick and weighs 14.4kg.

Sony KD-49X8307 front dimensions
Sony KD-49X8307 size in context

Sony KD-49X8307 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Good Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including Techradar and techradar.com/au/ the average expert rating of this television is 80 out of 100.

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Good User Reviews

Based on 158 user reviews the average user rating of this Sony TV is 86%. Over 87% of reviewers gave this television either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Superior Product Quality

19 customers who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality.

Customers Report Nice Design

Five owners reckoned that it was well designed and three people said in their reviews that this TV was good looking.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Six owners who reviewed the Sony KD-49X8307 considered that it was easy to use and six customers said in their reviews that the product was easy to setup.

Users Report Excellent Picture Quality

15 owners concluded that it had good picture quality.

Customers Report an Inferior Remote Control

Two owners who reviewed this TV thought it did not have a good remote control.

  • The other remote is not as infra red…
  • Can be a little slow at times and occasionally the remote randomly becomes unresponsive for 5-10 seconds which is a bit frustrating…
    IamDave (Argos.co.uk) - December 2015

Customers Report Excellent Sound Quality

12 people who bought it thought it had good sound quality.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Three owners who reviewed this TV thought it was thin.

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Televisions

We checked 3,321 expert and owner reviews (including 1,800 verified purchases) for Sony televisions and found that on average Sony has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. 95% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Great Technical Features

Five people who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Two people considered that it was good value for money.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old, and at £648.00 it is more expensive than 61% of TVs.

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Running Costs

Average Running Costs

This TV is rated A for energy efficiency. The KD-49X8307 is typical compared to the other 4,486 TVs that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KD-49X8307 is £110.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This television was released in March 2015.

Features

Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the KD-49X8307 of 49" is relatively typical compared to most other TVs. It is larger than 42% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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4K

4K

The KD-49X8307 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD TV, which is the most common resolution. The best resolution of all TVs 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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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

The KD-49X8307 does not feature OLED/QLED technology, although it is worth noting that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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Not 3D

The KD-49X8307 is not 3D. 75% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The Sony KD-49X8307's thickness of 60mm is relatively typical compared to most other televisions. It is in the thickest 51% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KD-49X8307 supports Wi-Fi, as do 60% of TVs.

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Faster Than Average Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequency of the KD-49X8307 of 900Hz is faster than average when compared to most other TVs. It is in the fastest 18% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. Across all the TVs the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 450Hz.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KD-49X8307 supports parental controls, unlike 87% of TVs which do not support parental controls.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-49X8307 supports Wi-Fi Direct, unlike 73% of TVs which do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports HDD Recording

The KD-49X8307 supports HDD recording, unlike 98% of TVs which do not support HDD recording.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KD-49X8307 supports Picture-In-Picture, unlike 95% of TVs which do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution supported by the Sony KD-49X8307 is 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 Sony television also supports a display resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. Across all TVs the resolution ranges from 366 x 768 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Supports 24p

The KD-49X8307 supports 24p, unlike 85% of televisions which do not support 24p.

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Has a Mounting Kit

The Sony KD-49X8307 has a mounting kit, unlike 91% of TVs which do not have a mounting kit.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KD-49X8307 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), which is unusual. 78% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The Sony KD-49X8307 has an ambient light sensor. 92% of televisions do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sonybravia kd49x8307csu, summer kd49x8307csu, sony kd49x8307csu, sony kd49x8307cbu, sony x8307c

Barcodes:

00635131626708, 04548736003392, 04548736003415

Sony KD49X8307CBU

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