Sony has good average reviews for its 4K and 8K TVs as well as across its entire television range.
Fairly Fast Refresh Rate
The Sony KD-49X8309 has a quite fast refresh rate (1,000 hertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out more than a year ago. Across all the 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a similar time to the KD-49X8309 the refresh rates range from 50Hz to 2,000Hz, and the average refresh rate is 540Hz.
Supports Smart TV Features
The KD-49X8309 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other televisions that have been available for a comparable time to the KD-49X8309.
There are a number of other TVs which support smart TV features currently available that you might want to look at including the Panasonic TX-40CX680[plb_2819335_price] which is cheaper; or the LG 40UF770[plb_3242789_price] which has better reviews.
We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also support smart TV features including the Samsung UE40JU6410[plb_2899172_price].
Has a WiFi Connection
The KD-49X8309 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for more than a year also have a WiFi connection.
We compared all the other TVs with a WiFi connection to this TV and we think the LG 40UF770[plb_3242789_price] which has better reviews; or the Panasonic TX-40CX680[plb_2819335_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.
It is worth also looking at other televisions which also have a WiFi connection including the Samsung UE40JU6410[plb_2899172_price].
2160p Video Mode
This TV supports a 1080i|1080p|2160p|480i|480p|576i|576p|720p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Two Composite Video in Ports
The Sony KD-49X8309 is a two composite video in port television.
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3 MHL Version
The Sony KD-49X8309 supports a 3 MHL version which is newer than most 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as it. Most 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 1.3 MHL version.
This television's MHL version (3) is actually the best supported MHL version amongst all TVs of this age and type.
Amongst comparable types of television the worst supported MHL version is 1.3.
802.11n WiFi Standard
The KD-49X8309 supports an 802.11n WiFi standard which is newer than the 802.11a WiFi standard supported by most 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than a year ago. In addition, this TV support 802.11b and 802.11g and 802.11ac WiFi standards.
An 802.11n WiFi standard is in fact the best supported WiFi standard across all 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as the KD-49X8309.
The worst supported WiFi standard amongst comparable types of television is 802.11a.
Has Six Smart Modes
The KD-49X8309 has a greater number of smart modes than most TVs that have been around for more than a year. This Sony television has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on TVs of this age and type. The smart modes "Animation", "Cinema", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.
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Not 3D Compatible
The KD-49X8309 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the KD-49X8309 are also not 3D compatible.
If you are looking for a TV that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the LG 60UF850[plb_2805518_price]; or the Panasonic TX-48CX400[plb_2955149_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most televisions of this age and type do not have a built-in camera. The Sony KD-49X8309 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as the KD-49X8309 do not feature OLED technology. The KD-49X8309 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
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4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many TVs of this age and type. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
Released Over a Year Ago
This 4K and 8K TV has been on the market for over a year.
At 60 millimeters, the KD-49X8309 has a fairly average thickness compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KD-49X8309.
We compared all the other 60mm thick TVs to this TV and we think the Sony KD-49X8305[plb_2796114_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
TVs with a thicker thickness that might be worth looking at include the Samsung UE48JU6400[plb_2804979_price] (63.3mm).
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.68 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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