KD49XG70 from Sony : Test and analysis

What is the new Sony KD49XG70 worth ?

Sony unveils a new model equipped with all the current expected sophistications, the KD49XG70.
Let’s have a look at the size. It’s a 43 inches.
It is clearly among the other rivals models. No more no less.
Concerning technology, it is worth noting that this model is delivered with a Ultra HD 4K resolution.  Even if it is in a mid-range position, it offers interesting specifications, partly justifying its price.
Should we let ourselves be convinced by this KD49XG70 Sony ? All answer elements just after.

KD49XG70 from Sony – Design

The Sony KD49XG70 with its simple design is an interesting alternative for anyone who wants an elegant television set in the mid-range segment.
The design of the Sony KD49XG70 has nothing to do with that of the other models in the Sony XG70 series.
A product that is correct in view of its price. A sleek but effective design. It has the potential to compete with other TV sets on the market.
This new Sony KD49XG70 is simply flat.
With an interesting size of 43 inches, it has a typical piano black color.
As far as the base is concerned, there are also things to say. Equipped with a double base, Sony has chosen security. The TV holds well, nothing moves thanks to this system. And whatever the price of the KD49XG70, we prefer this kind of solution that guarantees that the television will not fall out of its place.In conclusion, Sony has worked seriously on the design of this TV set. It’s efficient and it will allow you with this KD49XG70 to have a beautiful object in your living room.

TV screen presentation Sony KD49XG70

The display of this KD49XG70 is handled with care. This will allow connoisseurs to enjoy a quality rendering in home theater mode. The colours are faithful and deep black.
With this new model, Sony confirms one of its technological choices. It’s LED and that’s good because the image result is excellent. It is one of the best devices in its range.

The Sony KD49XG70 is available in the Ultra HD 4K resolution. This resolution is clearly better than what is generally done.
And with his 43 inches, he’s in a series of TVs that is among the models in the average.Whatever the characteristics, it is still a beautiful screen. On this point, don’t worry.
Designed with a frequency of 60 Hz, this television sets itself below its competitors. The game mode is to be avoided, as well as the cinema mode, due to the delay that can occur in the image.
In addition, Sony has decided to use its mastery of advanced technology on this device, which allows it to benefit from a high quality Ultra HD 4K image resolution.
To conclude the display part, we could say that it is interesting and effective; it is a mid-range TV that is worth the detour.

KD49XG70 from Sony – The sound

The Sony KD49XG70 is not satisfied with displaying stunning image quality. Indeed, it also pleasantly surprised us with its well-made audio performance.
For the sound part, the television set is equipped with two speakers for a sound power of 10 W.
In summary, you have at your disposal a correct rendering.
Depending on your requirements, you can add a few speakers to amplify the sound experience.

The sound quality of this TV is average. Don’t push the volume too hard, you’d be disappointed.

Presentation of the Smart TV part of the TV set Sony KD49XG70

It has almost become a habit for Sony, this KD49XG70 has its operating system Smart TV installed; it allows you to explore a whole universe of entertainment.
This TV offers you the choice of connectivity: Whether through its Wifi function, or through the local network with other devices or computer devices (fixed or mobile computers, NAS synology for example), your TV KD49XG70 is communicating.

The connection system of the Sony KD49XG70

As for the connectivity aspect on Sony KD49XG70, it provides you with sufficient elements.
Whether it’s your external hard drive, NAS or game console, all these elements can be connected to this TV.

It is with 10 possible connections that this KD49XG70 is presented. The Sony KD49XG70 is thus at the very top of its range. The choices offered by its connections are simply enormous.

In detail here are the available connections:
3 USB ports, 3 HDMI ports, 2 audio outputs, 1 antenna input, 1 component plug (Video)

Technical characteristics of the Sony KD49XG70

Here is a summary of the technical characteristics of the television set:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 94.1302 cm x 52.9482 cm x 5.7 cm
Screen size in inches 43
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display system Direct LED
Display frequency 60
Sound power 10
Smart TV Smart TV
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 6
Number of USB ports 3
Number of HDMI ports 3
Number of audio outputs 2
Number of audio inputs 0
Composite Input (Video) Yes
Color depth 30
HDR Compatible Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
PVR Available Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 66 W

KD49XG70 from Sony – The conclusion

With the intention of making a difference this new KD49XG70 Sony intends to make a difference. Well thought out and well finished. This mid-range is a wise choice.
The choice of Sony to include the smart TV system with the best of its know-how in the KD49XG70, leads us to say that this high-end TV is worth having a good look at it.
This model uses Direct LED technology for its display. The result is good: the lighting is uniform and the contrast is pleasant.
Sony chooses 4k technology. A wise choice that allows you to face a device with a well-defined image and quality sound rendering. It’s beautiful and powerful at the same time.

In short, many positive points that make this TV a very good product. The following 3 points should be remembered:
the depth of the colours, the screen size, the sound power.

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