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Sony KD-49XD8005 Review
|14 Months Old|
|£132 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 64?
It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 79%. Samsung televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this TV is slightly out of date, and newer TVs with more up to date technology are available. View the latest TVs 2017.
This TV has an efficiency rating of A, and its running costs of £132 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,373 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Does not feature OLED technology
Sony KD-49XD8005 Video Reviews
How Big is the Sony KD-49XD8005?
The Sony KD-49XD8005 is 1,093mm wide and 639mm tall. It is 44mm thick and weighs 13.2kg.
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Sony KD-49XD8005 In-Depth Analysis
Average Expert Reviews
Sony Has Very Good Television Reviews
We checked 3,185 user and expert reviews (including 1,175 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.
Average Display Diagonal
The display diagonal of the KD-49XD8005 of 49" is pretty average compared to most other televisions. It is in the largest 59% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.
The highest resolution of the KD-49XD8005 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD TV, which is the most common resolution. The worst resolution of all TVs 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.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The KD-49XD8005 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.
The Sony KD-49XD8005 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that 74% of TVs are also not 3D.
The thickness of the Sony KD-49XD8005 of only 44mm is in the thinnest 20% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. The average thickness of all TVs is 60mm, with the thinnest being 1.7mm and the thickest being 100mm.
The KD-49XD8005 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.
Very Slow High Frequency Rate
The slowest high frequency rate of TVs is 20Hz, the fastest is 3,000Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 260Hz. The high frequency rate of the Sony KD-49XD8005 of only 50Hz is fairly slow compared to most other TVs. It is in the slowest 12% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.
3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution
The KD-49XD8005 supports a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels TV, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by televisions. Across all TVs the best resolution is 5120 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 1024 x 768 pixels.
Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
The Sony KD-49XD8005 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). 81% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).
Has an Ambient Light Sensor
The KD-49XD8005 has an ambient light sensor. 92% of TVs do not have an ambient light sensor.
Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
The KD-49XD8005 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI), unlike 91% of TVs which do not feature High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI).
The KD-49XD8005 supports Bluetooth, unlike 81% of televisions which do not support Bluetooth.
Supports Parental Controls
The Sony KD-49XD8005 supports parental controls, unlike 88% of TVs which do not support parental controls.
Supports Screen Mirroring
The KD-49XD8005 supports screen mirroring, unlike 86% of TVs which do not support screen mirroring.
Supports Wi-Fi Direct
The KD-49XD8005 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.
The Sony KD-49XD8005 supports 24p, which is unusual. 84% of TVs do not support 24p.
Released 14 Months Ago
This Sony television was released in June 2016.
Running Costs Are OK
This television is rated A for energy efficiency. The KD-49XD8005 is typical compared to the other 4,373 TVs that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KD-49XD8005 is £132.