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Sony KD49XD8088BU

£549.00
A relatively new 49" 4K TV with good features but a price that represents adequate value for money
49" 4K No No Apr 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Sony KD-49XD8088 Review

Released 1 year ago, we have ranked the Sony KD-49XD8088 number 106 in 50 inch TVs, number 251 in 4K TVs and number 440 across all TVs.
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Good
62
Good Features
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16 Months Old
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£132 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
62
Good

Why Has it Scored 63?

It has superb user reviews with an average user rating of 100%. 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At over a year old this TV is slightly out of date, and newer TVs with more up to date technology are available.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 energy efficiency rating of A, and its running costs of £132 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
4K
Quite thin
Does not feature OLED technology
Not 3D

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared this Sony TV with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is good for watching sport, ranking number 379 in TVs for sport. It is also average for watching films, ranking number 267 in TVs for films as well being average for playing games, ranking number 258 in TVs for gaming.
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Should You Buy it Now?

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Sevenoaks Sound & Vision £549.00 Go to Store
Elekdirect £560.00 Go to Store
Ravs Appliances £579.99 Go to Store

How Big is the Sony KD-49XD8088?

The Sony KD-49XD8088 is 1,093mm wide and 639mm tall. It is 44mm thick and weighs 12.3kg.

Sony KD-49XD8088 front dimensions

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Sony KD-49XD8088 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Very Good Brand

Based on 3,185 expert and owner reviews (including 1,171 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

Average Value for Money

The product is less than 18 months old but has average features but at £549.00 it is cheaper than 66% of TVs.

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Features

4K

4K

The highest resolution of the KD-49XD8088 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most common HD type of Full HD. The resolution of all TVs ranges from HD Ready (worst) to 8K (best). 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-49XD8088 of 49" is fairly typical compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 61% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KD-49XD8088 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of televisions also do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

The KD-49XD8088 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that 74% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Quite Thin

The thicknesses of TVs range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm. The Sony KD-49XD8088's thickness of only 44mm is fairly thin compared to most other TVs. It is in the thinnest 20% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KD-49XD8088 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The Sony KD-49XD8088 supports a maximum display resolution of 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 TVs. The best resolution of all televisions is 5120 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The KD-49XD8088 supports screen mirroring, unlike 87% of TVs which do not support screen mirroring.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Sony KD-49XD8088 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 72% of televisions do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The KD-49XD8088 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI), unlike 91% of TVs which do not feature High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI).

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Features USB Recording

The KD-49XD8088 features USB recording. 93% of TVs do not feature USB recording.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KD-49XD8088 supports parental controls, which is unusual. 88% of TVs do not support parental controls.

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Age

Released 16 Months Ago

This television was released in April 2016.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

This Sony TV is rated A for energy efficiency. Based on adequate energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the KD-49XD8088 will cost £132 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kd49xd8088black, sony kd49xd8088bu, quick kd49xd8088
Barcodes 04548736024960

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