Updated 31 Aug 2017

Sony

KD49X8000E

Snapshot: The Sony KD49X8000E is a 48" (123cm) HDR TV with WiFi. How good is the picture?

KD49X8000E
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1985

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Test results

Overall score
69
HD picture
?/10
SD picture
?/10
Sound
?/10
Usability
?/10

Good points

  • Good HD picture quality.
  • Very good SD picture quality.
  • Good sound.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Good energy efficiency.
  • Excellent SmartTV.
  • Excellent DVR.
  • Very good EPG.
  • HDR.
  • Ultra-HD TV.
  • Has WiFi.
  • Supports bluetooth.
  • Can record to USB.
  • Has 4 HDMI ports that are easily accessible.
  • Has 2 USB ports and a USB 3.0 port that are easily accessible.

But

No obvious bad points.

How we test TVs

Overall score includes:

HD picture (55%)
SD picture (10%)
Sound quality (10%)
Usability (25%), made up of User Interface, Remote, and Smart TV scores

Prices are based on August and November 2017 surveys.

Find out more about how we test TVs.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$1985

More test results (/10)

User interface
8.7
Remote
7.0
SmartTV
9.5
Energy efficiency
7.2
DVR
9.2
Electronic Program Guide
8.0

Specifications

Display type
LCD
Screen Size
123cm
Size
48inches
Resolution
3840 x 2160
HxWxD (cm)
70 x 110 x 26
Weight (kg)
12.9

Features

HDR
Yes
4K/UHD
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes
WiFi built in
Yes
Internet browser
Yes
Smart TV features
Yes
Can record to USB
Yes

Connections/ports

HDMI
4
Composite RCA
Yes
Component RCA
Yes
Stereo RCA
Yes
Stereo 3.5
No
USB 2.0
2
USB 3.0
Yes
Ethernet
Yes
Toslink out
Yes
Headphones
Yes
Analogue AV in
2
HDMI (easy access)
Yes
USB (easy access)
Yes

More Info

Brand reliability

In our 2017 appliance-reliability survey this brand of TV was 96% reliable (the average for TVs was 95%).