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Sony Televisions Have Good Reviews
Sony is one of the superior TV brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and Sony also has good reviews for its 4K and 8K TVs.
Fairly Fast High Frequency Rate
The average high frequency rate of TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KD-49X8309 is 560Hz. The Sony KD-49X8309 has one of the faster high frequency rates (1,000 hertz) amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age.
Supports Smart TV
The Sony KD-49X8309 supports smart TV, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the KD-49X8309.
We compared all the other televisions which support smart TV to this television and we think because of it's better review score, the LG 43UF640[plb_2983745_price] is also worth considering.
It is worth also looking at other TVs which also support smart TV including the Samsung UE40JU6410[plb_2899172_price], or the LG 49UF680[plb_2827799_price].
Has a Wi-Fi
The Sony KD-49X8309 has a wi-Fi. Most of the other similar spec televisions that were launched around the same time as the KD-49X8309 also have a wi-Fi.
Other TVs with a wi-Fi currently available which you might also want to consider include the LG 43UF640[plb_2983745_price] which has better reviews.
Other TVs which also have a wi-Fi that you might want to look at include the Samsung UE40JU6410[plb_2899172_price], or the LG 49UF680[plb_2827799_price].
2160p Supported Video Modes
This TV supports a 1080i|1080p|2160p|480i|480p|576i|576p|720p supported video modes, which is the most frequently supported supported video modes on comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
Two Composite Video Ins
The Sony KD-49X8309 is a two composite video in television.
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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys
The Sony KD-49X8309 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity television. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the KD-49X8309 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.
Four HDMI Ports Quantitys
Most TVs that have been on the market for more than a year have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys, including the Sony KD-49X8309 which has four HDMI ports quantitys.
3 MHL Version
The Sony KD-49X8309 supports a newer MHL version than most 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as it. This TV supports a 3 MHL version, whereas most 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as it support a 1.3 MHL version.
A 3 MHL version is in fact the best supported MHL version amongst all similar spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KD-49X8309.
The worst supported MHL version amongst similar types of TV is 1.3.
802.11n Wi-Fi Standards
The Sony KD-49X8309 supports an 802.11n wi-Fi standards which is newer than the 802.11a wi-Fi standards supported by most televisions of this spec and age. In addition, this television support 802.11b and 802.11g and 802.11ac wi-Fi standardss.
An 802.11n wi-Fi standards is in fact the best supported WiFi standard amongst all 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the KD-49X8309.
Amongst comparable types of TV the worst supported WiFi standard is IEEE 802.11n.
Has Three Sound Modess
The Sony KD-49X8309 has a greater number of sound modes than most 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than a year ago. This Sony TV has a Music sound modes, which is the most commonly found sound modes found on TVs of a similar type and age to the KD-49X8309. The sound modess "Movie" and "Standard" are also found on this television.
Has Six Smart Modess
The number of smart modes found on the KD-49X8309 is more than most similar spec TVs that have been on the market for more than a year. This television has a Game smart modes, which is the most commonly found smart modes found on TVs of a similar age and type to the KD-49X8309. The smart modess "Animation", "Cinema", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.
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Price Has Increased by £25.05
In the last 60 days the KD-49X8309 has increased in price by £25.05.
The Sony KD-49X8309 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the KD-49X8309 are also not 3D.
TVs which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the TX-40CX400[pl_2955146_price], or the TX-48CX400[pl_2955149_price] both from Panasonic or the Cello C42250[plb_2943621_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than a year, the KD-49X8309 does not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to the KD-49X8309, the KD-49X8309 does not feature OLED technology.
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4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many TVs of this spec and age. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
Running Costs Are Average
This TV is rated A for energy efficiency, and the average running cost of the KD-49X8309 is £138 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 465 TVs of a similar type and age.
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this Sony television was released.
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With a depth of 60 millimeters, the KD-49X8309 has a pretty average depth compared to most of the other televisions of this spec and age.
Other TVs with a thicker depth that you might want to look at include the Samsung UE48JU6400[plb_2804979_price] (63.3mm).
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.68 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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