Sony KD-49XG8196 : What is it worth?

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Sony KD-49XG8196

Sony KD-49XG8196 : A Ultra HD 4K that makes the difference ?

The firm Sony is deciding today to launch a new mid-range model with its KD-49XG8196.
First of all, regarding the size of the screen, we are facing a 49 inches.
Its size is quite a good representation of the average screen : we are face to a standard screen.
This television is delivered with a  Ultra HD 4K resolution.  This television is part of the main group of current TVs. It doesn’t completely stands out among its competitors with this choice of Ultra HD 4K.
Why can we consider this KD-49XG8196 as convincing in spite of its mid-range position ? This is what we are going to discover in this article.

The design of the Sony KD-49XG8196

The Sony KD-49XG8196 appears as a real masterstroke of the brand regarding both its interior and exterior design.
The design of the Sony KD-49XG8196 is largely inspired by the other models in the XG81 series.
A good overall score for this TV; it corresponds to design in the spirit of the times. A quality of materials and a visual aspect that does not make you insensitive.
This Sony KD-49XG8196 is quite standard, flat.
With an interesting size of 49 inches, 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 KD-49XG8196, we prefer this kind of solution that guarantees that the television will not fall out of its place.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-49XG8196

The Sony could hardly do better than this KD-49XG8196 with a Edge-LED screen.
Sony remains anchored in its technological choices and decides to equip its new television set with it. It’s Edge LED display and that’s too bad. Due to its age and new possibilities such as the led, you will feel like you are going back 10 years. The image is poor.

The Sony television set displays a Ultra HD 4K resolution. And with his 49 inches, he’s in a series of TVs that meets the expectations of its range.Whatever the characteristics, it is still a beautiful screen. On this point, don’t worry.
Designed with a frequency of 60 Hz, this makes this TV set better positioned than its competitors. A perfectly synchronized image that will delight you for your home cinema.
Even better, thanks to its advanced technology, the screen of this television provides a Ultra HD 4K quality resolution.
In conclusion on the display, with the KD-49XG8196 Sony makes the choice of the mid-range. No more.

TV sound presentation Sony KD-49XG8196

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 speakers for a sound power of 10 W.

In short, the sound is enough to cover your everyday needs. The KD-49XG8196 Sony is not designed for home cinema. That’s not what we are expecting.

KD-49XG8196 from Sony – Embedded intelligence

For the software part, the KD-49XG8196 Sony has an operating system Android 8.0 Oreo. You have the opportunity to explore the world of entertainment.
You will also be able to access the Internet, either through your Wi-Fi connection, or for the most geek among you via the LAN; you will then be able to download a whole bunch of applications and movies.

The connection system of the Sony KD-49XG8196

This television Sony KD-49XG8196 offers a rather classical connectivity : mixed inputs HDMI, the ports as well as the audio are available on this model.
In this price range, this TV offers a higher number of connections than most of its competitors.

It is with 11 possible connections that this KD-49XG8196 is presented. The Sony KD-49XG8196 is probably the best choice today. Most homes are now equipped with a box, a game console, a multimedia server, and other devices, in addition to the simple DVD player.
In detail here are the available connections:
3 USB ports, 4 HDMI ports, 2 audio outputs, 1 antenna input, 1 component plug (Video)

Presentation of the technical features of the Sony KD-49XG8196

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

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 107.291 cm x 60.3512 cm x 5.7 cm
Screen size in inches 49
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display system Edge-LED
Display frequency 60
Sound power 10
Smart TV Android 8.0 Oreo
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 4
Number of audio outputs 2
Number of audio inputs 0
Composite Input (Video) Yes
HDR Compatible Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
PVR Available Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 77 W

Our conclusion on the Sony KD-49XG8196

Finally, this new Sony KD-49XG8196 is a television set that can go anywhere; it can meet the majority of needs.
The least we can say is that this jewel incorporating smart TV technology offers you the Sony know-how . An element that is a very good option in the high-end segment.
With its Edge-LED panel, you have at your disposal a powerful display system. This device is of high quality.
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.

From this new Sony we can retain 3 positive points:
the screen size, the depth of the colours, the display frequency.

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