Sony KD-49XH8096 : the television Ultra HD 4K

KD-49XH8096 from Sony – Presentation of this Ultra HD 4K

Sony ranks among the important actors on the television market, and proposes with this KD-49XH8096, an interesting screen tested by our Laboratory.
This television is delivered with a  Ultra HD 4K resolution.  Attractive, user friendly, minimum bulk , quality image and sound, everything has been carefully finalized in this television, in order to make a nearly perfect product.
Why can we consider this KD-49XH8096 as convincing in spite of its mid-range position ? This is what we are going to discover in this article.

KD-49XH8096 from Sony – Design

The Sony KD-49XH8096 with its simple design is an interesting alternative for anyone who wants an elegant television set in the mid-range segment.
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.
A mid-range television set that relies heavily on its design and the quality of its materials; arguments that Sony has been promoting for some time now on these products. All this for a price that stays contained.

The screen of the Sony KD-49XH8096

The Sony has a correct and well-calibrated image quality, but you have to do with a limited native contrast that is suitable for daytime viewing; forget about home theater programs in the dark.

The Sony KD-49XH8096 is available in the Ultra HD 4K resolution. At the same time, we are dealing with a nice display on the screen.
Designed with a frequency of 100 Hz, we’re looking at a high-end TV. Perfect image and exceptional synchronization in game or movie mode.
Note that with advanced technology, this TV gives you a Ultra HD 4K quality picture .
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.

KD-49XH8096 from Sony – The sound

It is the custom to say that a good sound comes from a device with a lot of watts, however Sony has managed to combine average audio system power with very good sound quality.
The television set is equipped with  two loudspeakers with 10 W at output.

In conclusion, the sound of this TV will put you at the very heart of your movies. Immersive and impressive.

In short, the sound is enough to cover your everyday needs. The KD-49XH8096 Sony is not designed for home cinema. That’s not what we are expecting.

KD-49XH8096 from Sony – Embedded intelligence

It has almost become a habit for Sony, this KD-49XH8096 has its operating system Android 8.0 OreoAndroid 9.0 Pie; It will allow you to happily explore a number of entertainment options.
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 KD-49XH8096 is communicating.
This software environment innovates on the Sony KD-49XH8096 with a new feature: control the television set with voice. Indeed, thanks to the voice control function, it is possible to change channels, TV sources, turn the TV volume up or down just by talking to it. Isn’t that convenient?

KD-49XH8096 from Sony – Its connectivity

As for the connectivity aspect on Sony KD-49XH8096, it provides you with sufficient elements.
In this price range, this TV offers a higher number of connections than most of its competitors.

It is with 13 possible connections that this KD-49XH8096 is presented. The Sony KD-49XH8096 allows you not to choose between the different devices to be connected. You can connect everything to this TV; the box, game console, multimedia server, DVD or Blu-ray player, etc…

In clear, the connections available on this model are:
2 USB ports, 4 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 5 antenna inputs, 1 component plug (Video)

KD-49XH8096 from Sony – Technical characteristics

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

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 58
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display frequency 100
Sound power 10
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 
Number of tuners 5
Number of USB ports 2
Number of HDMI ports 4
Number of audio outputs 1
Composite Input (Video) Yes
HDR Compatible Yes
Dolby Digital Sound Yes
DTS Sound Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
PVR Available Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 88 W

KD-49XH8096 from Sony – The conclusion

The overall feeling about the product is satisfactory, it is not the best on the market, but it still allows to have an efficient television set.
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.

If there are any positive points to remember, here are 3 interesting ones:
the available RAM, the sound power, the display frequency.

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