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77

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Sony KD49XE8005
KD49XE8005B

£599.99
Sony KD49XE8005
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Our Verdict:
A relatively new and fully featured 4K 49" television, good for watching sport
4K 49" No 57mm Jan 2017 A
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Sony KD49XE8005 Review

Released 1 year ago and with excellent features, we have ranked the Sony KD49XE8005 number 125 in 50 inch TVs, number 176 in Netflix recommended TVs and number 453 across all TVs.
80
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Age
18 Months Old
78
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
66
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 77?

Looking across the entire Samsung TV range, the average reviews for all Samsung televisions are excellent.
At over a year old this TV is slightly out of date, and newer TVs with more up to date technology are available.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 televisions 2018.
It has an efficiency rating of A, and its running costs of £110 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 6,410 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
This TV has some great features:
4K
Larger than average display diagonal
Supports Wi-Fi
Features USB recording
Life's brilliance, revealed with extra colours
Rediscover every detail in 4k
Uncover the detail with 4k HDR
Designed to keep your focus on the picture
Just talk, a fun way to explore new worlds

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is very good for playing games, ranking number 164 in TVs for gaming. It is also very good for watching sport, ranking number 381 in TVs for sport as well being very good for watching films.
73
Watching Films
Very Good
73
Watching Sport
Very Good
74
Playing Games
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £549 at PRC Direct 16 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 79% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

How Big is the Sony KD49XE8005?

The Sony KD49XE8005 is 1,096mm wide and 640mm tall. It is 57mm thick and weighs 12.2kg.

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80
Value for Money
Very Good
73
Features for Films
Very Good
85
Age
18 Months Old
78
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
66
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
75
Overall Score for Films
Very Good
High Dynamic Range Ima...
Yes
OLED / QLED Technology
No
90
HD Type
4K
100
Video Apps
Netflix, YouTube
68
Display Diagonal
49"
73
Features for Films
Very Good

How Big is the Sony KD49XE8005?

The Sony KD49XE8005 is 1,096mm wide and 640mm tall. It is 57mm thick and weighs 12.2kg.

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80
Value for Money
Very Good
73
Features for Sport
Very Good
85
Age
18 Months Old
78
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
66
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
75
Overall Score for Sport
Very Good
68
Display Diagonal
49"
92
Display Resolution
3840 X 2160 Pixels
56
Motion Interpolation...
200Hz
73
Features for Sport
Very Good

How Big is the Sony KD49XE8005?

The Sony KD49XE8005 is 1,096mm wide and 640mm tall. It is 57mm thick and weighs 12.2kg.

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80
Value for Money
Very Good
74
Features for Gaming
Very Good
85
Age
18 Months Old
78
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
66
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
75
Overall Score for Gaming
Very Good
56
Motion Interpolation...
200Hz
10
High Frequency Rate
50Hz
68
Display Diagonal
49"
74
Features for Gaming
Very Good

How Big is the Sony KD49XE8005?

The Sony KD49XE8005 is 1,096mm wide and 640mm tall. It is 57mm thick and weighs 12.2kg.

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Sony KD49XE8005 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Very good brand

Based on 5,128 user and expert reviews (including 2,430 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its TVs. 94% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Features

4K

The KD49XE8005 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found HD type of Full HD. 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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Larger than average display diagonal

The display diagonal of the KD49XE8005 of 49" is larger than 68% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. The average display diagonal of all TVs is 43", with the smallest being 7" and the largest being 110".

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Does not feature OLED / QLED technology

Like most other TVs, the KD49XE8005 does not feature OLED / QLED technology. 99% of TVs do not feature OLED / QLED technology.

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Not 3D

The KD49XE8005 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that 80% of televisions are also not 3D.

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Average thickness

The KD49XE8005's thickness of 57mm is pretty average compared to most other TVs. It is thicker than 49% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

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The KD49XE8005 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 53% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi.

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Features USB recording

The Sony KD49XE8005 features USB recording. 92% of TVs do not feature USB recording.

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Only 3840 x 2160 pixels display resolution

The KD49XE8005 supports a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels TV, which is the most common resolution supported by TVs. The worst resolution of all TVs is 4K UHD (2160p) pixels and the best is 5120 x 2160 pixels.

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Features voice control

The KD49XE8005 features voice control, which is unusual. 86% of TVs do not feature voice control.

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Very slow high frequency rate

The high frequency rates of TVs range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 180Hz. The KD49XE8005's high frequency rate of only 50Hz is slower than average when compared to most other TVs. It is slower than 89% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Miracast

The KD49XE8005 supports Miracast, which is unusual. 86% of TVs do not support Miracast.

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Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The Sony KD49XE8005 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI), which is unusual. 89% of TVs do not feature High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI).

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KD49XE8005 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), unlike 78% of televisions which do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Supports screen mirroring

The KD49XE8005 supports screen mirroring. 89% of TVs do not support screen mirroring.

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Only supports Netflix and YouTube

The KD49XE8005 has a greater number of video apps than most TVs. This television supports Netflix, which is the most frequently supported video app supported by TVs. The video app "YouTube" is also supported by this TV.

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Supports Bluetooth

The KD49XE8005 supports Bluetooth, which is unusual. 86% of televisions do not support Bluetooth.

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Age

Released 18 months ago

Sony released the KD49XE8005 in January 2017.

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Running Costs

OK running costs

This television is rated A for energy efficiency, and the KD49XE8005 has an average running cost of £110 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 6,410 TVs.

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Value for Money

Price has gone up by £51 (8%)

There was a cheaper price of £549 at PRC Direct 16 days ago.

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High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

OLED / QLED Technology

does not feature OLED / QLED technology

HD Type

4K

Video Apps

only supports Netflix and YouTube

Display Diagonal

larger than average display diagonal

Typical Contrast Ratio

typical contrast ratio

Local Dimming

local dimming

Display Diagonal

larger than average display diagonal

Display Resolution

only 3840 x 2160 pixels display resolution

Motion Interpolation Frequency

motion interpolation frequency

Display Brightness

display brightness

Display Diagonal

larger than average display diagonal

High Frequency Rate

very slow high frequency rate

Motion Interpolation Frequency

motion interpolation frequency

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony corporation kd49xe8005bu, sony kd49xe8005baep, menu kd49xe8005baep, sony kd49xe8005bu, menu kd49xe8005bu

Barcodes:

04548736051959, 04548736051966

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