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Sony KD-49XE8005

alaTest has collected and analyzed 249 reviews of Sony KD-49XE8005. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the design and price are generally positive. The sound and usability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the remote control, while reviews about the energy efficiency and black level are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony KD-49XE8005 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony TVs are often the most striking on the store shelf - the KD49XE8005BU is no different. But get them home and switch them on and we've often found quality to be mixed. The Sony KD49XE8005BU promises top-notch TV picture quality - see if our experts...

May, 2017

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Excellent quality


bought this to update our tv system, excellent quality really like the purchase - my only gripe is they did not supply bolts/screws to attach to my hall mounting bracket and the only ones I could buy quickly, locally, were too long so had to be cut to...

Mar, 2018

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Fabulous picture very pleased


Sales gentleman was excellent that why we went back to purchase that day from him. We were very disappointed that we paid extra for the TV to be connected very expensive for it just to be plugged into the mains didn't know how to connect wires or tidy...

Mar, 2018

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Great TV - Sony at its best!


Great TV with wonderful features. Would recommend it to anyone

Mar, 2018

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A TV to tick all my boxes.


I bought this to replace and older Sony TV. It's more than exceeded my expectations. I found a breeze to set up. Lots of great features. The remote control is very user friendly. I love my new TV

Mar, 2018

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Very pleased indeed


After some thorough research i opted for this TV to be future proof. Extremely pleased. Very easy to set up, without the need to reference instructions, excellent picture and the sound quality is much better than I expected. Online and wireless...

Mar, 2018

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Great picture


These products really do evolve, so when forced to buy a new set, I was amazed at the quality of the picture. A pleasure to watch.

Mar, 2018

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Android TV with lots of connectivity


This TV is easy to set up but it lacks written instructions other than those relating to hardware installation and remote control functionality. It can be set up from an Android smartphone (which we weren't expecting) but if you're Android-free, this...

Mar, 2018

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Apps don't work


First the positive - the picture quality is amazing, thats what encouraged me to buy this TV BUT - the apps and user interface is AWFUL. Very clunky to navigate and the YouView compatibility with the ready installed apps is terrible. 4oD in particular...

Mar, 2018

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Troublefree purchase


When we bought our TV we checked all options and John Lewis came up with the best offer. We ordered and slelected delivery date and time and everything's was as it should be. Would certa Only use again

Feb, 2018

Product Specifications


Audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Digital Pulse
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20
Sound modes:Movie, Sports, Standard


Wi-Fi certified:Y


Color of product:Black
Peak luminance ratio:76
Product color:Black
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:200 x 200


Display Diagonal:49
Display Diagonal (metric):48.4
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
Display Technology:LED
HD type:4K Ultra HD
High frequency rate:50
LED backlighting type:Edge-LED
Motion interpolation frequency:200
Motion interpolation technology:Motionflow XR
Peak luminance ratio:76
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:3840 x 2160,4096 x 2160
Supported video modes:480i,480p,576i,576p,720p,1080i,1080p


VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:200 x 200

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Number of OSD languages:32
On Screen Display (OSD):Y
On/Off timer:Y
Sleep Timer:Y
Smart modes:Animation, Cinema, Custom, Game, Graphics, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid
Voice control:Y


Bluetooth profiles:HID,HOGP,SPP
Browser supported:Opera
Ethernet LAN:Y
Web browser:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

Package depth:6.3
Package height:29.3
Package weight:39.7
Package width:46.8


Audio formats supported:FLAC,MP3,WAV,WMA
Hard Drive Capacity:16
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI):Y
Image formats supported:JPG
Light sensor:Y
Picture processing technology:Sony TRILUMINOS Display,Sony X-Reality PRO
Subtitles function:Y
Supported file systems:FAT16,FAT32,NTFS,exFAT
Teletext function:Y
USB recording:Y
Voice control:Y

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio Return Channel (ARC):Y
Common interface Plus (CI+):Y
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
PC in (D-Sub):N
RF ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:118
Energy efficiency class:A
Energy saving mode:Y
Power consumption (max):143
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):85

Smart TV

Internet TV:Y
Lifestyle apps:Google Apps
Operating system installed:Android
Screen mirroring:Y
Smart modes:Animation, Cinema, Custom, Game, Graphics, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid
Smart TV:Y

Technical Details

LED backlight:Y
Light sensor:Y
Power save mode:Y

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:SECAM B/G,SECAM D/K
Digital signal format system:DVB-C,DVB-S,DVB-S2,DVB-T,DVB-T2
Number of tuners:1
Supported TV bands:UHF,VHF
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):9.92
Height (with stand):27.2
Package depth:6.3
Package height:29.3
Package weight:39.7
Package width:46.8
Weight with stand:28.4
Width (with stand):43.1