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Sony XBR-49X830
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Sony XBR49X830C

48.5" Edge-LED Flat Jan 2016
Screen Size HD Type LED Backlighting Screen Shape Release Date
Experience matters. Sony launched expanded color in 2013, expanded brightness range in 2014, and has been upscaling to 4K for over 10 years. As other manufacturers start implementing these... More
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11 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

Expert review website lcdtvbuyingguide.com scored this TV 89 out of 100. This puts this television in the top 18% of all the recently released TVs when ranked by average expert review score.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

4K and 8K TVs produced by Sony have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just 4K and 8K TVs) and found that Sony also has good ratings across its entire range.

Nice Design

One person who purchased this TV said that it was smooth. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com mentioned “Smooth upscaling with realistic color” .

Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other similar spec televisions that were launched in the last year, the XBR-49X830 supports smart TV features.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other new TVs, the XBR-49X830 has a WiFi connection.

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2160p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080i|1080p|2160p|480i|480p|720p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on comparable spec televisions that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Two Composite Video in Ports

The Sony XBR-49X830 is a two composite video in port television. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the XBR-49X830 only have one composite video in port.

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3 MHL Version

The Sony XBR-49X830 supports a newer MHL version than most televisions that have been available for a similar time to it. This television supports a 3 MHL version, whereas most similar spec televisions that have been around for a comparable time to it support a 1 MHL version.

A 3 MHL version is in fact the best supported MHL version across all recently released similar spec televisions.

Across comparable types of TV the worst supported MHL version is 1.

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Two Audio in Ports

The XBR-49X830 has more audio in ports than most of the 4K and 8K TVs that came out in the last 12 months. Most of the newly released 4K and 8K TVs only have one audio in port, however this television has two audio in ports.

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Supports Five Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the XBR-49X830 is more than most TVs that are a comparable age to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the XBR-49X830. The audio formats "3GPP", "FLAC", "MP4" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.

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Supports One Analog Signal Format System

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the XBR-49X830 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This television supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as the XBR-49X830.

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8 Reasons Against

Inferior Picture Quality

A few people considered that the Sony XBR-49X830 did not have good picture quality. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com wrote “Awesome dark shadow detail and black levels” yet they scored it 4 stars.

Difficult to Use

One Sony XBR-49X830 owner said in their reviews that the Sony XBR-49X830 did not have a good interface. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com mentioned “Menu Interface can be confusing at first” in their review.

Poor Product Quality

One Sony XBR-49X830 reviewer concluded that it was not good quality. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com said “Excellent night time (dark room) picture quality” in their review.

Not 3D Compatible

Most similar spec TVs that were launched in the last 12 months are not 3D compatible. The XBR-49X830 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The XBR-49X830 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XBR-49X830 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of image formats supported by the Sony XBR-49X830 is more than most latest 4K and 8K TVs. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by latest 4K and 8K TVs.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most new 4K and 8K TVs do not feature OLED technology. The Sony XBR-49X830 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Only One Tuner

Most TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XBR-49X830 have between one and three tuners, including the XBR-49X830 which has one tuner.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony XBR-49X830

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time 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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Average Thickness

With a thickness of 60 millimeters, the XBR-49X830 has a fairly standard thickness compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as the XBR-49X830.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
TV Band
Analog Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Operating System
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Audio in Port
MHL Version
Networking
Internet Browser
WiFi Standard
Management Features
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Power
Standby Power Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Package Weight
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

(1)
20 September 2015

The difference between the X850C and the X830C is the lack of the Triluminous Display in the X830C. Compared to the X900C and 950C top of the line Sony, the notable picture quality attributes... Read more…

Awesome dark shadow detail and black levels
Excellent night time (dark room) picture quality
Smooth upscaling with realistic color
Sound especially voice quality (after adjustments), Android Smart TV operation is fast, quality, and voice search works
Lo bueno
Glitchy processor when operating many functions quickly
Menu Interface can be confusing at first
No included web browser
Some of the preset picture modes are no good
Los reflejos son un problema

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 6 July 2015 by 4klove
4klove would recommend the Sony XBR-49X830C

I ove this Sony 4k TV. The colors are bright and clear. Buy it...

Attractive Design
Clear Audio
Clear Picture
Easy To Set Up
Energy Efficient
High Glare
Brightness Homogeneity
Light Leaking

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony x830, sony x830c, sony xbr49x830, sony xbr49x830c
Barcodes 00027242888043

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