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13 Reasons For
We checked 1,318 user and expert reviews for Sony televisions and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically within its mid-size TVs range.
Has a Wi-Fi
Unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for more than a year which do not have a wi-Fi, the KDL-43W809 has a wi-Fi.
There are a number of alternative TVs with a wi-Fi currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE48J6300[plb_2824299_price], or the LG 42LF652[plb_2835500_price].
Alternative televisions which also have a wi-Fi that you might want to consider include the Philips 48PFT5500[plb_2860931_price].
Supports Smart TV
The Sony KDL-43W809 supports smart TV. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than a year also support smart TV.
Alternative TVs which support smart TV currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE48J6300[plb_2824299_price], or the LG 42LF652[plb_2835500_price].
We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a smart TV and we think the Philips 48PFT5500[plb_2860931_price] is also worth considering.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported display resolution on TVs of this age and spec.
Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys
The KDL-43W809 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity TV.
Four HDMI Ports Quantitys
The KDL-43W809 is a four HDMI ports quantity TV.
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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards
This television supports an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently supported wi-Fi standards on TVs of a comparable age and type to it.
Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency
When compared to other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the KDL-43W809 that we have assessed, the KDL-43W809's motion interpolation frequency of 1,000 hertz is one of the fastest. The slowest motion interpolation frequency of mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the KDL-43W809 is 50Hz and the fastest is 1,000Hz.
Two Number of Tunerss
The Sony KDL-43W809 has more number of tunerss than most of the TVs of this spec and age. Most of the comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-43W809 only have one number of tuners, however this TV has two number of tunerss.
2 MHL Version
This TV supports a 2 MHL version, which is the most commonly supported MHL version on televisions of a similar age and spec to it.
Supports Three Audio Formats Supporteds
The number of audio formats supported by the Sony KDL-43W809 is more than most televisions of this age and type. This Sony television supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by televisions of this age and type. The audio formats supporteds "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.
Has Six Smart Modess
The KDL-43W809 has a greater number of smart modes than most TVs of this type and age. This Sony TV has a Game smart modes, which is the most commonly found smart modes found on televisions of a comparable type and age to the KDL-43W809. The smart modess "Animation", "Cinema", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this Sony television.
Features One Video Apps
The Sony KDL-43W809 has a greater number of video apps than most televisions of this age and spec. The most frequently featured video apps is YouTube, but this video apps is not featured on this television. The video appss NetFlix are also featured on this TV.
5 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the KDL-43W809, the KDL-43W809 does not have a built-in camera.
Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds
The number of image formats supported by the Sony KDL-43W809 is more than most televisions of a comparable age and type to it. This TV supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-43W809. The image formats supported "RAW" is also supported by this Sony TV.
Only Supports Eight Video Formats Supporteds
The KDL-43W809 has a greater number of video formats than most televisions of this spec and age. The most frequently supported video formats supported is AVI, but this video formats supported is not supported by this television. The video formats supporteds 3GPP, AVCHD, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2 and WEBM are also supported by this TV.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The Sony KDL-43W809 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-43W809 also do not feature OLED technology.
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The lightest TV that is a similar age to the KDL-43W809 is 3.6kg heavy and the heaviest is 36kg. With a weight of 10.9 kilograms, the KDL-43W809 is one of the heavier TVs of this type and age amongst similar spec televisions of this age.
4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-43W809
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when Sony released the KDL-43W809.
Running Costs Are OK
The energy efficiency classification of this Sony TV is A+, and based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the KDL-43W809 will cost £92 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 366 televisions of a comparable type and age.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
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At 59 millimeters, the KDL-43W809 has a relatively typical depth compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the KDL-43W809.
There are a number of other 59mm thick TVs currently available that you might also want to consider including a cheaper television such as the KDL-43W756[pl_2803095_price], or the KDL-43W807[pl_2803096_price] both from Sony or you might consider a better rated television such as the Sony KDL-43W755[plb_2803094_price].
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