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Sony KD49X8505BBU

£599.00
A classic 49" 4K TV with good features
49" 4K Yes No Jun 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Sony KD-49X8505 Review

With very good reviews but good features, we have ranked the Sony KD-49X8505 number 105 in 3D TVs, number 134 in 50 inch TVs and number 349 in 4K TVs.
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9 Reviews
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Poor
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Good Features
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3 Years Old
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£198 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
59
Average

Why Has it Scored 59?

It has not bad user reviews but ok expert reviews with an average overall rating of 70%. Samsung televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available. View the latest televisions 2017.
It has an efficiency rating of B, and its running costs of £198 over 5 years are in the most expensive 16% of all 4,021 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
This Sony TV has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
4K
3D
Does not feature OLED technology

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared the KD-49X8505 with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is average for watching sport on, ranking number 670 in TVs for sport. It is also mediocre for playing games on, ranking number 413 in TVs for gaming as well being mediocre for watching films on, ranking number 685 in TVs for films.
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Mediocre
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Average
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Mediocre

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Sony KD-49X8505 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

This TV received an expert rating of 67 out of 100 from lydogbillede.dk.

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Average Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this TV rated it as 75%. Over 75% of reviewers gave this TV either 4 or 5 stars.

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Sony Televisions Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 3,179 owner and expert reviews (including 1,166 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its TVs. 90% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old. However at £599.00 it is cheaper than 50% of TVs.

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Features

4K

4K

The highest resolution of the KD-49X8505 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most common HD type of Full HD. Across all televisions the best resolution 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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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the KD-49X8505 of 49" is pretty typical compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 58% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most other televisions, the KD-49X8505 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs do not feature OLED technology.

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3D

The Sony KD-49X8505 is 3D. 74% of TVs are not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The thickness of the Sony KD-49X8505 of 66mm is fairly standard compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 67% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KD-49X8505 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of the KD-49X8505 of 20W is in the highest 21% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. The lowest RMS rated power of TVs is 2W, the highest is 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The KD-49X8505 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 98% of TVs which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KD-49X8505 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). 81% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KD-49X8505 supports Picture-In-Picture, which is unusual. 95% of TVs do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-49X8505 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KD-49X8505 has an ambient light sensor, unlike 92% of TVs which do not have an ambient light sensor.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution supported by the KD-49X8505 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The best resolution of all TVs is 5120 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KD-49X8505 supports parental controls. 88% of televisions do not support parental controls.

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Has a Built-In Camera

The KD-49X8505 has a built-in camera. 98% of TVs do not have a built-in camera.

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Supports 24p

The KD-49X8505 supports 24p, which is unusual. 84% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The Sony KD-49X8505 has a pair of 3D glasses included, which is unusual. 85% of TVs do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This TV was released in June 2014.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

This TV is rated B for energy efficiency, and based on adequate usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the KD-49X8505 will cost £198 over 5 years to run, which makes it one of the least economic to run televisions.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung kd49x8505bbu, sony kd49x8505bbu
Barcodes 04905524975529, 04905524975536, 04905524975543

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