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55

Overall Score

Sony KD-49X8505

A classic 49 inch 4K TV with good features
49" 4K Yes No Jun 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date

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Sony KD-49X8505 Review

With very good reviews but good features, we have ranked the Sony KD-49X8505 number 164 in 50 inch TVs.
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9 Reviews
63
Good Features
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43
$159 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
55
Average

Why Has it Scored 55?

It has not bad user reviews but average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 70%.
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 $159 over 5 years, which are in the most expensive 16% of all 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
3D
Does not feature OLED technology
30
Mediocre
54
Average
43
Mediocre

Sony KD-49X8505 In-Depth Analysis

Features

4K

4K

The KD-49X8505 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD television, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all TVs the resolution ranges from HD Ready (worst) to 8K (best). 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 Display Diagonal

The KD-49X8505's display diagonal of 49" is fairly standard compared to most other televisions. It is in the smallest 1% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Sony KD-49X8505 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that 98% of televisions also do not feature OLED technology.

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3D

The KD-49X8505 is 3D, unlike 74% of televisions which are not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The thickness of the KD-49X8505 of 66mm is relatively typical compared to most other televisions. It is in the thinnest 1% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The Sony KD-49X8505 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of televisions also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KD-49X8505 supports parental controls, which is unusual. 89% of televisions do not support parental controls.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The Sony KD-49X8505 has an ambient light sensor. 92% of televisions do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of televisions is 2W, the highest is 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The RMS rated power of the KD-49X8505 of 20W is quite high compared to most other TVs. It is in the highest 21% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports 24p

The Sony KD-49X8505 supports 24p, unlike 84% of televisions which do not support 24p.

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Has a Built-In Camera

The Sony KD-49X8505 has a built-in camera, which is unusual. 98% of televisions do not have a built-in camera.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The KD-49X8505 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 98% of TVs which 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-49X8505 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels TV, 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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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-49X8505 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 72% of televisions do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KD-49X8505 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), unlike 81% of televisions which do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KD-49X8505 supports Picture-In-Picture. 95% of televisions do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The Sony KD-49X8505 has a pair of 3D glasses included, which is unusual. 85% of televisions do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

The KD-49X8505 is in the most expensive 16% of all 3,997 televisions that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KD-49X8505 is $159.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

samsung kd49x8505bbu, sony kd49x8505bbu

Barcodes:

04905524975529, 04905524975536, 04905524975543

Frequently Asked Questions About the Sony KD-49X8505

$92.87 cheaper to run
Marginally better expert reviews
Thinner
Older by over one year

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