Pictures of really good but the sound quality was terrible also you had to turn telly on and off every time you want to connect to youtube which was really annoying i bought the lg 43″ around the same time it was nearly half the price and much more easy to use and the sound quality amazing so i sent my sony bravia back and will buy another lg.
Ok, so parents have got a samsung smart tv, that is a true android tv. That lets them install stuff from google play store and basically change all the apps on the tv. This sony offering is based on linux, which means as far as i can tell, that the apps that are installed won’t really change (apart from updates). Watch out for pricing too, as the 43″ and the 49″ were the same price when i ordered it, and at around 399 for the 49″ version i’m really happy with the quality and the price. The sound isn’t really that great, and be careful if you have more than 3 hdmi devices to attach to it (only has 3 hdmi ports. – and a soundbar could easily take one of these. )however, for what i needed, it was perfect, as i already have an nvidia shield to give me plex, kodi, and all the other stuff, plus an xbox for gaming, so it’s basically just a big old 49″ screen that i wanted, and in that case it’s great. Picture looks really clear (top tip – search on netflix for 4k and take a look at the first few titles to show you what your tv can do), sound is ok i suppose, but i’m still waiting on a soundbar, and i’d recommend getting an external hard drive so you can record directly from the tv onto the drive (if you don’t already have plex or something similar to do this for you). All in all, a fairly basic tv, with a decent tuner, a couple of good apps (netflix, youtube, etc), but if you want a standalone version and won’t be using something else such as an xbox or similar, i’d plump for something with a little more weight behind it.
The setting up of the tv was very simple.
If you want the best, visit sony.
Features of Sony 43 Inch 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart TV with Freeview Play, Black (2018 Model) with 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Disc Player, Black
I love this tv; superb picture and very light weight. My only concerns (which don;t warrant a downgrade in stars ) are that it only has three hdmi ports, one of which you’ll lose if you want to use a sound bar and also that the cable that comes with the power-pack is only a metre long, which can be a problem in terms of routing wiring from a wall, for example. I remedied the cable issue by buying a longer cable (3m) and the hdmi concern can be resolved with a splitter or perhaps just not having so much connected to the tv in the first instance in terms of sound quality, the speakers in the tv are quite adequate and although i did buy the sound bar, i’m not sure you need it in the first instance. I always try and buy sony audio visual products because i like the quality of the product and this tv does not disappoint.
Beautiful picture – even standard definition images look sharp and bright. Sound could be a shade fuller, and it’s a shame they don’t make something like the swf-br100 for it but it’s a great choice for a smaller room.
I have several sony bravia tvs, but this was my first smart tv. I am very pleased indeed with all the features it provides, u tube,netflix and catch up just to mention a few. I was a little surprised to find the tv itself is very light and flimsy, compared with the others i have, but would recommend purchasing.
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I have the previous ‘xe’ model in a smaller screen size too. This newer ‘xf’ model adds freeview play and supposedly better hdr. The stand is more attractive too, but otherwise it’s pretty much identical, with super-slim bezels and a subtle yet classy design. I can’t tell much difference in hdr performance, even on sony’s special 4k test videos on youtube. It looks pretty good to me, but not remarkable. But this isn’t a high-end television. It’s actually amazing value for what you get. I have always been delighted with the picture of my xe and i’m equally delighted with this one. Inevitably this tv is most impressive when you watch 4k hdr stuff. The 49-inch screen size really adds impact when you watch a 4k film on netflix.
Got this on an amazon black friday sale and so far we’re very impressed with the sound and superb picture quality. No distoyfor such a big screen even if you sit close to it. That’s kind of remarkable really. If it stays this way i’d say we got a great deal.
I’ve had this tv a month now and so far so good. The picture on amazon prime 4k is amazing. The sound on the tv is ok, but i use my av receiver and speakers for much better sound quality. Or i would recommend a soundbar. For the price this is a quality 4k tv.
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The sony kd49xf7002bu 49 inch 4k hdr ultra hd smart tv with freeview playrating: 4. 5our 6-year-old samsung 36″ 720p/1080i flat screen just died on us last week, so getting this sony kd49xf7002bu 49 inch 4k hdr ultra hd smart tv with freeview play is a major step on the evolutionary pathway. The sony kd49xf7002bu tv is an impressive piece of kit. Connecting to our nas (synology diskstation) was just a question of plugging in a network cable. The result is wonderful and makes it easy for watching films, with 1080p films upscaling looking good too. Apart from setting up the inbuilt tuner, we have also connected our sky plus, where standard sd sky tv looks good, the resulting sky hd looks very good and ps3 works well. The main thing to bear in mind is to allow the tv’s inbuilt tuner to download digital terrestrial tv, otherwise, the setup process does not complete well. We have not tried the usb recording option yet, but it is a very good plus point. If you are going to wall mount this unit, best to do some research for the best bracket. In our case, we bought the invision® ultra strong tv wall bracket mount – for 37 – 70 inch led lcd plasma & curved screens.
Had it on offer for £489can’t fault it,picture is greatvery fast software, no delay.
I bought this tv during the bank holiday sale, and all i can say is it was a bargain. The tv is easy to setup, and comes with a variety of apps. I mainly use the tv to watch movies, tv shows and for gaming (ps4), which all look incredible. I’d highly recommend this tv.
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I’m running it with sky w uhd and it’s perfect.
Have been dealing with my mother in law’s panasonic tv. Like the previous tv i had both have impenetrable and overly ridiculous complicated interfaces. This sony tv blows them away on every level. Picture quality, sound and the user interface. My husband is a tv camera man and he is very impressed with the picture quality. Yes you can get better but my goodness you would have to pay a great deal more. What he is less impressed with, and that is not the fault of sony, is what is available when it comes to 4k programmes. He also rates the sound which he thinks is very good. It is really easy to set up. Like the design of it and the way the legs hide the wires.
They don’t make things to last these days but my oils sony is 12 years old and still perfect, i hope this one is as good?.
Bought by my daughter so she unable to comment.
Ultimate 4K HDR viewing experience with HDR10 and Dolby Vision* support for ground-breaking detail, colour and brightness.
Great looking tv, good size, sound not always what i would expect, tv guide and recording system have a mind if their own.
Got this for a great price at £395, happy it with so far, picture quality is good, especially when watching hdr programs thorough netflix, although not a true smart tv, does not have android, don’t let that put you off, i’m using amazon fire stick, apple tv.
Amazing fabulous tv – lightweight and picture so clear.
Power Consumption at standby mode is 0.4 watts and the power consumption at networked standby mode is 1.0 watts
Great tv, i use it mostly for netflix and it works like a charm.
Bargain price on black friday.
Absolutely delighted with this tv – picture quality is awesome. Lots of very good features all easily accessible. Only one niggle – the orientation of the vesa mounting holes means i had to buy an adapter plate for my existing vesa wall mount and now the tv sits quite a bit higher on the wall.