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Sony KD49X8309CBU

£449.00
49" 4K 1,000Hz Edge-LED Mar 2015
A
Display Diagonal HD Type High Frequency Rate LED Backlighting Type Release Date £137.64 Electricity cost over 5 years
Sony televisions have good reviews
Supports Wi-Fi
Not 3D
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Energy

Running Costs Are OK

This TV has an energy efficiency rating of A, and the KD-49X8309 has an average running cost of £138 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 320 TVs that have been around for more than two years.


Reviews

Sony Televisions Have Good Reviews

Based on 2,235 user and expert reviews (including 164 verified purchases), Sony has good reviews for its TVs. Sony also has good reviews specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs compared to other brands. 88% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was March 2015 when Sony released the KD-49X8309.


Display

Not 3D

The KD-49X8309 is not 3D, unlike most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than two years.

If you want a TV that is 3D then you might want to consider the Panasonic TX-50CX700 (£479.99); or the Panasonic TX-55CX400 (£399.99).

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Average High Frequency Rate

The KD-49X8309 has a fairly standard high frequency rate (1,000 hertz) compared to most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to this TV.

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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

Across all the comparable spec TVs that have been around for a similar time to this television the horizontal viewing angles range from 160° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 180°. At 178 degrees, the KD-49X8309 has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KD-49X8309 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other televisions of this spec and age also do not feature OLED technology.

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49 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 49 inch TV.

We compared all the other 49" televisions to this TV and we think the LG 49UB820 (£429.99) which is cheaper; or the Sony KD-49X8305 (£549) which has better reviews are also worth considering.

If you would prefer a television with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the LG 55UF680 (£429.99) (55" and cheaper), or the Panasonic TX-55CX400 (£399.99) (55" and cheaper).

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The KD-49X8309 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also support Wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available including because of its better review score, the LG 43UF640 (£449.95).

Other TVs which also support Wi-Fi that you might want to consider include the TX-55DX650, or the TX-40CX680 (£449.99) both from Panasonic.

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Supports Bluetooth

The KD-49X8309 supports Bluetooth, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to this TV.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-49X8309 supports Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The KD-49X8309 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Other Features

Supports HDD Recording

The Sony KD-49X8309 supports HDD recording, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this television.

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Performance

Supports Parental Controls

The KD-49X8309 supports parental controls. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to this television also support parental controls.

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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The Sony KD-49X8309 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR). Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this TV also support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KD-49X8309 has an ambient light sensor. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also have an ambient light sensor.

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Supports 24p

The Sony KD-49X8309 supports 24p, as do most of the other televisions that came out around the same time as this television.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The Sony KD-49X8309 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than two years ago also support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KD-49X8309 supports Picture-In-Picture, as do most of the other televisions of this spec and age.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The KD-49X8309 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other televisions that came out more than two years ago.

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Packaging Content

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The KD-49X8309 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for more than two years also have a desktop stand included.

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Smart TV

Supports Screen Mirroring

The KD-49X8309 supports screen mirroring, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to this television.

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Supports Internet TV

The KD-49X8309 supports internet TV, as do most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports Smart TV

The KD-49X8309 supports Smart TV, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Depth

At 60 millimeters, the KD-49X8309 has a relatively typical depth compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than two years ago.

There are a number of other 60mm thick TVs currently available that you might want to look at including the Sony KD-49X8305 (£549) which has better reviews.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sonybravia kd49x8309cbu, sony kd49x8309cbu
Barcodes 00635131626647, 04548736003378, 05055760736732

Sony KD-49X8309 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony KD-49X8309 review we compared this TV to 4,717 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,041,700 product attributes, 88,470 TV reviews and 4,110,900 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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