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Sony KD-49X8505
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Sony KD-49X8505

49" Passive Nov 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
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User Reviews Are Average

On average, KD-49X8505 owners rated this TV 75 out of 100.

Good Picture Quality

A few Sony KD-49X8505 owners wrote in their reviews that the product had good picture quality.

Good Product Quality

A few Sony KD-49X8505 owners concluded that it was good quality. Ayddot wrote in their Sony KD-49X8505 review on Amazon “Picture quality is superb” and rated it as excellent. Sasha said in October last year “Tv is great, like the picture quality” in her review and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Sony 4K and 8K TVs have good ratings on average and across all TVs Sony is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Good Standard Def TV

One person who reviewed the product thought it was good at displaying standard definition TV.

Good High Def TV

One person thought the product was good at displaying high definition TV. Stephen Mayzes scored it very highly and he said in his Sony KD-49X8505 review two years ago “Top TV great picture in SD HD and especially 4k sounds a bit ropey”.

Has a Built-In Camera

Unlike most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the KD-49X8505 which do not have a built-in camera, the KD-49X8505 has a built-in camera.

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3D Compatible

The KD-49X8505 is 3D compatible, as are most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as the KD-49X8505.

We compared all the other 3D compatible televisions to this television and we think because of it's better review score, the TX-40AX630, and the TX-48AX630 both from Panasonic or the LG 49UB830 is also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The KD-49X8505 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than two years also have a WiFi connection.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think because of it's better review score, the LG 49UB830, the Panasonic TX-40AX630, and the Samsung UE40HU6900 is also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The KD-49X8505 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other similar spec televisions that have been available for more than two years.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative TVs which support smart TV features currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-40AX630, the LG 49UB830, or the Samsung UE40HU6900.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The Sony KD-49X8505 is a three USB 2.0 port TV. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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3 MHL Version

The Sony KD-49X8505 supports a 3 MHL version which is newer than the 2 MHL version supported by most TVs of this age and spec.

This television's MHL version (3) is actually the best supported MHL version amongst all 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KD-49X8505.

A 2 MHL version is the worst supported MHL version across similar types of television.

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2160p Video Mode

The Sony KD-49X8505 supports a better video mode than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. This television supports a 2160p video mode, whereas most televisions that were released more than two years ago support a 1080p video mode. In addition, this Sony TV support 1080i, 480i, 480p, 576i and 576p and 720p video modes.

A 2160p video mode is in fact the best supported video mode across all televisions that have been available for more than two years.

A 480p video mode is the worst supported video mode across similar types of TV.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The KD-49X8505 is a four HDMI port television. Most of the other televisions of this age and spec have between one and four HDMI ports.

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Features One App

features one app

The number of lifestyle apps featured on the KD-49X8505 is more than most similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to it. This television features a Skype app, which is the most frequently featured app featured on televisions of a comparable age and type to the KD-49X8505.

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Has Three Sound Modes

The KD-49X8505 has a greater number of sound modes than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. This Sony TV has a Music sound mode, which is the most frequently found sound mode found on TVs of a comparable type and age to the KD-49X8505. The sound modes "Movie" and "Standard" are also found on this TV.

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Supports Seven Video Formats

supports seven video formats

The number of video formats supported by the Sony KD-49X8505 is more than most TVs of this spec and age. This television supports an AVI video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by TVs of this spec and age. The video formats "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG4", "WEBM" and "WMV" are also supported by this TV.

MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.

WMV stands for Windows Media Video.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Supports Three Audio Formats

The KD-49X8505 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KD-49X8505. The audio formats "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.

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Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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5 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

This 4K and 8K TV received a score of 67% from television expert review website lydogbillede.dk.

Only Supports Two Image Formats

The KD-49X8505 has a greater number of image formats than most televisions of this age and spec. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by similar spec televisions that have been around for more than two years. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this Sony television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KD-49X8505, the Sony KD-49X8505 does not feature OLED technology.

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Quite Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The KD-49X8505 has one of the slowest motion interpolation frequencies (only 200 hertz) amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age. The motion interpolation frequencies of 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as the KD-49X8505 range from 120Hz to 3,000Hz.

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Fairly Thick

The KD-49X8505 has a fairly thick thickness (66 millimeters) compared to most of the other TVs that came out more than two years ago. The thinnest thickness of comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KD-49X8505 is 10mm, the thickest is 94mm, and the average thickness is 52mm.

Other TVs with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the 50PUK6809 (39mm and higher rated), or the 50PUS6809 (47mm and higher rated) both from Philips or the Samsung UE40HU6900 (50.3mm and higher rated).

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony KD-49X8505

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many televisions of a comparable spec and age to it. 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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Released Over Two Years Ago

This Sony TV was released over two years ago.

Specification

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Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
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Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Audio in Port
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Networking
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Smart Mode
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Expert Reviews

(1)
29 December 2015

Sony 55X8505 tilbyder mange gode funktioner til en overkommelig pris. Dets store styrke er den gode opskalering, der sikrer, at selv middelmådigt HD-materiale ser rigtig godt ud i stort format....

Outstanding 4K clarity, great HD upscaling, integrated YouView platform with rollback catchup TV on the way
Great contrast
Good colours
Super scaling of lower definition content, Android offers lots of choice
HDMI 2.0a coming
Average audio, Android Smart TV platform is a chore, no HDR support
Some poor UI design choices
Unusable dimming system
Occasional system crashes
Needs stronger contrast, Android TV needs work

User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 7 May 2015 by Sasha

Bought it late January this year from Sony centre in leeds, was on sale at.

Reviewed 8 March 2015 by Ayddot "Aydot"

Picture quality is superb. I would definitely recommend it.

Reviewed 12 December 2014 by Stephen Mayzes

Top TV great picture in SD HD and especially 4k sounds a bit ropey but I have a Av system so not a problem great tv well worth the money.

Reviewed 12 December 2014 by David | 11 Comments

Junk a copy.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kd49x8505, kd49x8505b, sony kd49x8505, sony kd49x8505b, sony kd49x8505c, sony kd49x8505bb, sony kd49x8505bbu
Barcodes 04905524975529, 04905524975536, 04905524975543
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