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Overall Score

Sony KD-43X8305

A fairly highly rated 43 inch 4K television with good features
43" 4K No No Feb 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Sony KD-43X8305 Review

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6 Reviews
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Good Features
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61
$95 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
53
Average

Why Has it Scored 54?

It has ok expert reviews and below average user reviews with an average overall rating of 63%.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better televisions are available. View the latest TVs 2017.
It has running costs of $95 over 5 years, which are typical compared to the other 3,997 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
This Sony TV has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
4K
Supports Wi-Fi
Does not feature OLED technology
Not 3D
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Mediocre
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Average

Sony KD-43X8305 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Sony KD-43X8305 of 43" is relatively typical compared to most other TVs. It is in the smallest 1% of all televisions when ordered by this feature.

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4K

4K

The highest resolution of the Sony KD-43X8305 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD TV, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all televisions the worst resolution is HD Ready and the best is 8K. 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 Technology

Like most other televisions, the KD-43X8305 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of televisions do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

The Sony KD-43X8305 is not 3D, although keep in mind that 74% of televisions are also not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The Sony KD-43X8305's thickness of 60mm is pretty average compared to most other televisions. It is in the thinnest 1% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KD-43X8305 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of televisions.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KD-43X8305 supports Picture-in-Picture. 76% of TVs do not support Picture-in-Picture.

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Supports Face Detection

The KD-43X8305 supports face detection, which is unusual. 98% of televisions do not support face detection.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The KD-43X8305 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 98% of televisions do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution supported by the KD-43X8305 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels television, which is the most common resolution supported by televisions. The resolution of all televisions ranges from 1024 x 768 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The KD-43X8305's motion interpolation frequency of 800Hz is fairly fast compared to most other TVs. It is in the fastest 25% of all televisions when sorted by this feature. The average motion interpolation frequency of all televisions is 440Hz, with the slowest being 50Hz and the fastest being 3,000Hz.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KD-43X8305 supports parental controls, unlike 89% of televisions which do not support parental controls.

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Features Voice Control

The KD-43X8305 features voice control. 86% of televisions do not feature voice control.

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Very Slow Response Time

The KD-43X8305's response time of 178ms is in the slowest 1% of all televisions when ranked by this feature. The response times of televisions range from 0.002ms to 180ms, and the average response time is 7.5ms.

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Supports 24p

The KD-43X8305 supports 24p, unlike 84% of televisions which do not support 24p.

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Supports Bluetooth

The KD-43X8305 supports Bluetooth, unlike 81% of televisions which do not support Bluetooth.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-43X8305 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports HDD Recording

The KD-43X8305 supports HDD recording, which is unusual. 99% of TVs do not support HDD recording.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The Sony KD-43X8305 supports screen mirroring, which is unusual. 87% of televisions do not support screen mirroring.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KD-43X8305 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), which is unusual. 81% of televisions do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KD-43X8305 supports Picture-In-Picture, which is unusual. 95% of televisions do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The display brightness of the KD-43X8305 of only 178 cd/m² is very dim compared to most other TVs. It is in the dimmest 2% of all televisions when ordered by this feature. TVs have display brightnesses of between 50 cd/m² and 4,000 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 340 cd/m².

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KD-43X8305 has an ambient light sensor, which is unusual. 92% of televisions do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The KD-43X8305 is typical compared to the other 3,997 TVs that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KD-43X8305 is $95.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kd43x8305cbucr
Barcodes 04548736003422, 04548736003446, 05054629771860, 05056129211808

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