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Sony KD49X8307CBU

£648.00
A highly rated and good value for money 49" 4K TV
49" 4K No No Mar 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Sony KD-49X8307 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Sony KD-49X8307 number 24 in 50 inch TVs, number 71 in 4K TVs and number 95 across all TVs.
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161 Reviews
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Very Good
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Good Features
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2 Years Old
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£138 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
74
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has not bad expert reviews and great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this TV to others. Samsung televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer TVs 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 energy efficiency rating of A, and its running costs of £138 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,021 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
Customers report good product quality, nice design and 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 few features:
4K
Supports Wi-Fi
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 good for watching sport on, ranking number 58 in TVs for sport. It is also good for playing games on, ranking number 32 in TVs for gaming as well being mediocre for watching films on, ranking number 199 in TVs for films.
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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 £519 at Electronic Empire 16 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 66% 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.

Sony KD-49X8307 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this Sony television is 80% based on two expert reviews from sites including Techradar and techradar.com/au/.

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User Reviews Are Good

On average, KD-49X8307 owners rated this TV 86 out of 100. Over 87% of reviewers gave this TV either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Great Product Quality

19 owners wrote in their reviews that the Sony KD-49X8307 was good quality.

Users Report Nice Design

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

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Six owners mentioned that it was easy to use and six owners who purchased this TV reckoned that it was easy to setup.

Users Report Good Image Quality

15 people who reviewed this TV agreed that it had good picture quality.

Users Report an Inferior Remote Control

Two people thought the product 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

Users Report Excellent Audio Quality

12 owners said in their reviews that the Sony KD-49X8307 had good sound quality.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Three customers who bought the product thought it was thin.

Users Report Superior Technical Features

Five customers who purchased the product concluded that it had good features.

Sony Televisions Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 3,179 expert and user reviews (including 1,166 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.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Two people who reviewed it reckoned that it was good value for money.


Value For Money

Excellent 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 53% of TVs.

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Features

Average Display Diagonal

The KD-49X8307's display diagonal of 49" is relatively average compared to most other televisions. It is in the largest 56% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.

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4K

4K

The highest resolution of the Sony KD-49X8307 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found HD type of Full HD. The worst resolution of all televisions 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 Technology

Like most other TVs, the KD-49X8307 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

The KD-49X8307 is not 3D. 74% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The thickness of the KD-49X8307 of 60mm is fairly 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-49X8307 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of TVs.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KD-49X8307 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). 81% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution supported by the KD-49X8307 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels television, which is the most common resolution supported by televisions. Across all TVs the resolution ranges from 1024 x 768 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Supports 24p

The KD-49X8307 supports 24p, unlike 84% of TVs which do not support 24p.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KD-49X8307 has an ambient light sensor, which is unusual. 92% of TVs do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KD-49X8307 supports parental controls. 88% of TVs do not support parental controls.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KD-49X8307 supports Picture-In-Picture, which is unusual. 95% of televisions do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-49X8307 supports Wi-Fi Direct, unlike 72% of televisions which do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The KD-49X8307's RMS rated power of 20W is quite high compared to most other TVs. It is in the highest 24% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. TVs have RMS rated powers of between 2W and 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Has a Mounting Kit

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

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Supports HDD Recording

The KD-49X8307 supports HDD recording. 99% of TVs do not support HDD recording.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The KD-49X8307's motion interpolation frequency of 800Hz is in the fastest 20% of all televisions when ranked by this feature. The average motion interpolation frequency of all televisions is 440Hz, with the slowest being 50Hz and the fastest being 3,000Hz.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This TV has been on the market since March 2015.


Running Costs

Average Running Costs

This Sony television has an energy efficiency rating of A, and based on satisfactory energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the KD-49X8307 is £138, which is typical compared to the other 4,021 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sonybravia kd49x8307csu, summer kd49x8307csu, sony kd49x8307csu, sony kd49x8307cbu, sony x8307c
Barcodes 00635131626708, 04548736003392, 04548736003415

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