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Sony KD49XD8305

Sony KD49XD8305
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A good spec but a little out of date 49" 4K TV, with low running costs
49" 4K No No Jun 2016 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology 3D Release Date Energy Efficiency
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Sony KD49XD8305 Review

Released 2 years ago and with very good features, we have ranked the Sony KD49XD8305 number 361 in 50 inch TVs.
79
Features
Good Features
84
Age
20 Months Old
77
Running Costs
£97 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

Hisense TVs have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this TV is slightly out of date, and newer televisions with more up to date technology are available. View the latest TVs 2018.
It has an efficiency rating of A, and its running costs of £97 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,306 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
This TV has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4K
Say what you want to see with voice search
Experience the best in 4k UHD picture quality
Made to listen: clearaudio+
Enrich your viewing with the TV sideview app
Clear phase for smooth, balanced frequencies
Content bar: find everything fast
Cinematic s-force front surround
DSEE restores detail to your digital music
BRAVIA meets android TV
Google play: A world of content and apps
Supports Wi-Fi
Cable management
Google cast: plays nice with your other devices
Motionflow XR keeps the action smooth
TRILUMINOS display
4K x-reality pro: enhance every picture up to 4k
4K hdr: the next generation of picture quality
Turn your TV into a digital recorder: USB HDD REC
Not 3D
Does not feature OLED/QLED technology

What is This TV Best Used For?

60
Watching Films
Good
65
Watching Sport
Good
54
Playing Games
Average

Sony KD49XD8305 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Very Good Brand

Based on 3,350 user and expert reviews (including 1,813 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its TVs. 95% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

This television is rated A for energy efficiency, and the KD49XD8305 has an average running cost of £97 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 4,306 TVs.

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Age

Released 20 Months Ago

This TV was released in June 2016.

Features

Average Display Diagonal

The Sony KD49XD8305's display diagonal of 49" is relatively standard compared to most other TVs. It is larger than 38% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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4K

4K

The highest resolution of the Sony KD49XD8305 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD TV, which is the most common resolution. Across all TVs 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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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

The Sony KD49XD8305 does not feature OLED/QLED technology, although this is within the context that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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Not 3D

The KD49XD8305 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that 75% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KD49XD8305 supports Wi-Fi. 61% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KD49XD8305 supports parental controls, unlike 87% of TVs which do not support parental controls.

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Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The KD49XD8305 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI), unlike 87% of TVs which do not feature High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI).

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The KD49XD8305 supports screen mirroring, unlike 84% of TVs which do not support screen mirroring.

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Features USB Recording

The Sony KD49XD8305 features USB recording, unlike 90% of TVs which do not feature USB recording.

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Faster Than Average Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequencies of TVs range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 450Hz. The motion interpolation frequency of the KD49XD8305 of 800Hz is faster than 80% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KD49XD8305 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), unlike 78% of TVs which do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The KD49XD8305 supports a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. This TV also supports a display resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. The best resolution of all televisions is 5120 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 366 x 768 pixels.

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Supports Bluetooth

The Sony KD49XD8305 supports Bluetooth, which is unusual. 80% of TVs do not support Bluetooth.

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Very Slow High Frequency Rate

The high frequency rate of the KD49XD8305 of only 100Hz is slower than average when compared to most other TVs. It is slower than 67% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. The high frequency rates of TVs range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 260Hz.

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Supports 24p

The Sony KD49XD8305 supports 24p, which is unusual. 85% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

samsung kd49xd8305bu, sony kd49xd8305baep

Barcodes:

04548736023338

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