Sony KD49X8305CBU, Great TV, Marred by bugs and problems.


Sony want you to pay back large dollars for the privilege of beta testing their new android televisions. . If you’re the type of human being who does not head tweaking and twiddling with your tv, then this tv is for you. If you are not, then look for something else. On the constructive facet, the photo is lovely. Netflix 4k is notably great. What isn’t really so excellent is the software managing the tv. Its been unveiled on the marketplace much too early. How do you believe it would go down with your family if you’re switching between tv and radio channels then again to the tv when channel 171 – an adult channel appears on display screen?. Indeed it defaults to an adult channel when you make that change. My tv also freezes up and demands a reboot from time to time.

Outstanding, just amazing. I acquired this tv three weeks back and it is really incredible. I never recognize why some proprietors dislike this. I confess the 1080p on some channels does look a bit odd but considering that i received this tv, i have been transforming very a whole lot on the placing as i want the ideal quality. I was really impressed with sony and their get the job done with android. The thought of utilizing a dualshock 4 to engage in some android game titles is just wow, i hardly ever thought it would perform but it really does. I was actively playing asphalt 8: airborne and it felt unusual at 1st but i would nonetheless participate in it on the tv (while it is naturally greater to play on your smart cell phone). The loading time to transform on the tv is shockingly incredible, count on your previous motion of coursefor illustration i was viewing sense8 on netflix and i just turned it off from the netflix app. When i turned the tv on, it from time to time (and i use the term sometimes as i did only had it for virtually 3 weeks) turn on instantly, straight into netflix.It is extraordinary, the speed on this tv is an complete beautythe sound is a great deal better than my last tv (samsung 40′ h6400 6 sequence flat full hd smart 3d led tv), since i’m tough of listening to, on the sony tv i didn’t have to change up the quantity as significantly as i need to have to on the samsung tv.

I never know his i at any time survived without 1 of these long gone are the days of cable/sat tv and their ridiculously priced deals.

This tv is fantastic the photo high quality is great, the interface is quick and clear on the other hand it is missing some significant applications at the moment but i am positive these will be supplied when the tv’s software updates.

Making use of the tv as a tv is very simple. Making use of the tv as a tv is uncomplicated. The image quality is astounding – at instances the photograph nearly seems to be in 3d even while this just isn’t the 3d model. Getting your way around isn’t also tricky, even for someone of my advancing a long time and you can find considerably to be explored. A tv sideview app, or a thing very similar, is just about crucial for navigating the browser, the distant supplied with the set is just way too fiddly and if you want to use display screen imaging make positive your pill or telephone will assistance this attribute. I didn’t and a new tablet has experienced to be acquired. The documentation that arrives with the tv is quite lousy in truth, a standard begin up guidebook and a four hundred page handbook .

Sony KD-49X8305C Smart 4K UltraHD 49-inch TV (Android TV, 4K Processor X1, 4K X-Reality Pro) – Black, 2015 Model : Fantastic picture let down by a few niggles. Firstly i must say that my purchase of this tv was not from amazon but i thought i would add my feelings, quite a few reviews speak of very long update times, i believe this to be a broadband issue as i have fibre broadband and til date there have been 3 updates in which none took longer than 15 minutes. I also had my hdmi cables in and didn’t have a problem. Now comes three sections; really good * good * & not so good. Really good *** the picture is truly fantastic in ultra hd but alas only from netflix and some 4k stuff available on youtube at present. (please see update below) as a previous review stated that when you do watch a 4k picture, it does indeed resemble 3d. Good *** being an android tv is a bonus and also other apps and features to whom like playing about and wanting something more than just a tv will not be disappointed, also good is having so much content so you don’t just have to rely on one super company such as sky. Not so good *** yes the tv takes a while to start up, the first time i thought it was not working because you have to wait about 10 seconds before even the led light comes on so you keep pressing but trust me press and wait and it will come on. Then i have found for some reason the screen is very reflective and any light you have on has a serious effect on your viewing experience so you have to arrange your lighting to suit, also when the tv is off the screen just does not look quite right almost like a dirty look with a reflective effect, maybe that has something to do with the 4k ?.One other issue that is annoying, if you are watching a film on netflix and it is in the dreaded wide screen format (black bar top and bottom) the zoom feature does not work and so leaving a much smaller picture on your lovely 49″ tv.


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  1. Ashley Samuel Chang

    This review is from : Sony KD-49X8305C Smart 4K UltraHD 49-inch TV (Android TV, 4K Processor X1, 4K X-Reality Pro) – Black, 2015 Model

    Incredible, just incredible. I got this tv 3 weeks ago and it’s incredible. I don’t understand why some owners dislike this. I admit the 1080p on some channels does look a bit odd but since i got this tv, i have been changing quite a lot on the setting as i want the best quality. I was very impressed with sony and their work with android. The idea of using a dualshock 4 to play some android games is just wow, i never thought it would work but it actually does. I was playing asphalt 8: airborne and it felt weird at first but i would still play it on the tv (although it is obviously better to play on your smart phone). The loading time to turn on the tv is shockingly amazing, depend on your last action of coursefor example; i was watching sense8 on netflix and i just turned it off from the netflix app. When i turned the tv on, it sometimes (and i use the word sometimes as i did only had it for almost 3 weeks) turn on immediately, straight into netflix.It’s incredible, the speed on this tv is an absolute beautythe sound is much better than my last tv (samsung 40″ h6400 6 series flat full hd smart 3d led tv), since i’m hard of hearing, on the sony tv i didn’t have to turn up the volume as much as i need to on the samsung tv.
  2. B. S. Kaila

    This review is from : Sony KD-49X8305C Smart 4K UltraHD 49-inch TV (Android TV, 4K Processor X1, 4K X-Reality Pro) – Black, 2015 Model

    I purchased sony kd-43x8305c tv on a special offer, and would like to share my experiences with would be buyers. Designfirstly, the design is very good , almost consisting of having no bezel and the full screen is visible. The bezel is made of black aluminium therefore showing a premium appearance. Picture qualitywhen comparing the picture quality i will compare this tvs picture to my previous tv a sony ex524 which it replaces, and also a w705 and 48w605 which are currently in usepicture has a lot more definition and clarity than my ex524 very vibrant but the colours look more realistic and definitely sharper. Standard definition upscaling is very good some tv broadcasts such a bbc1 almost looks hd. When comparing to the w705 and w605 there is not much difference in sd , but in hd there is lot more detail and noticeable clarity. This tv has the new x1 processor and it seems to improve on the previous x reality pro chip, that sony has been using for the last 3 years. In terms of picture quality this tv sets the bar quite high. Connectivitythis has more than enough connections and improves on previous televisions.
  3. OwenG

    This review is from : Sony KD-49X8305C Smart 4K UltraHD 49-inch TV (Android TV, 4K Processor X1, 4K X-Reality Pro) – Black, 2015 Model

    Android os needs to be improved a. Android os needs to be improved a bit but perfectly usable. Image and sound is crisp but the sound is much better through an av amp and decent speaker just as you would expect. A lot smaller than the 40 inch lcd it replaced. No instructions to speak of, which is poor and the main reason i didn’t give it 5 stars.
  4. Amazon Customer

    This review is from : Sony KD-49X8305C Smart 4K UltraHD 49-inch TV (Android TV, 4K Processor X1, 4K X-Reality Pro) – Black, 2015 Model

    Enhanced viewing par excellence. . Now this is beyond praise, i’d given up on tv, (not connected by cable, satellite, or antenna), but since getting this i’ve re-signed with netflix, watch catch up tv, amazon prime, my roku 3 streamer, and viki, everything is amazing. The fidelity and quality of the upscaling is breathtaking, almost seems like 3d in its effect. I’d recommend this to anyone and everyone, and i have actually.
  5. Amazon Customer

    This review is from : Sony KD-49X8305C Smart 4K UltraHD 49-inch TV (Android TV, 4K Processor X1, 4K X-Reality Pro) – Black, 2015 Model

    Great picture but only ok tv. Similar to other reviews the picture is quality so can’t fault that. I don’t think uhd is worth paying full price since there is still little out there to really show what it can do and if this hadn’t been on lightning deals i would have stuck to hd,other than the picture i don’t have too many other positives. I have a 2 year old 32 inch lg smart 3d and i find the smart interface a lot easier and quicker to navigate, at least to the things i want to use. If you are a big fan of using apps etc. Then android tv is prob worth a go over lg as the app store is not great on lg but i don’t care too much about apps/games on my tv. Biggest advantage so far of the android is being able set up kodi for streaming as it’s already a default app on the tv. One of the most basic things i expect for a smart tv to have other than netflix/youtube apps is its ability to play video files easily e. Which my lg and 5 year old techwood (not smart tv) do much better than this brand new sony. It took me a while to even find how to play files from my usb whereas with my lg and techwood you can go straight to usb via input or menu options but this option is not available on the sony. When i finally found it in their apps section, it shows you every file in an awful view and essentially ignoring my folders etc. When you have a tb worth of files this is impossible to navigate. Luckily since its android i was able to download the es file explorer app which makes it a bit easier to use but still not as good as my other 2 tvs.
  6. Mr. A. Imam

    This review is from : Sony KD-49X8305C Smart 4K UltraHD 49-inch TV (Android TV, 4K Processor X1, 4K X-Reality Pro) – Black, 2015 Model

    When tv works it’s amazing. . It would’ve received 5 stars as the picture quality is simply stunning. However the tv is let down by the android tv software. Constantly having to reboot tv to get pictures.
    1. Ian Russell
      Great tv – although a screen fault. The television has a fantastic picture. Lots of apps and features available, although it did take an hour or so to download and install all the updates when originally setup. Had the television a few weeks and spotted a line of bad pixels on the screen – not always noticeable but quite clear on the non-hd channels and the initial “android” boot up screen. Fair play to amazon, new television being delivered on tuesday – perfect customer service as per normal.
  7. david belcher

    This review is from : Sony KD-49X8305C Smart 4K UltraHD 49-inch TV (Android TV, 4K Processor X1, 4K X-Reality Pro) – Black, 2015 Model

    I don’t know his i ever survived without one of these gone are the days of cable/sat tv and their ridiculously priced packages.
    1. Lagored
      Using the tv as a tv is simple. Using the tv as a tv is simple. The picture quality is astounding – at times the picture almost appears to be in 3d even though this isn’t the 3d model. Finding your way around isn’t too difficult, even for someone of my advancing years and there’s much to be explored. A tv sideview app, or something similar, is almost essential for navigating the browser, the remote supplied with the set is just too fiddly and if you want to use screen imaging make sure your tablet or phone will support this feature. I didn’t and a new tablet has had to be bought. The documentation that comes with the tv is very poor indeed, a basic start up guide and a 400 page manual .
  8. Martin Turner HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE

    This review is from : Sony KD-49X8305C Smart 4K UltraHD 49-inch TV (Android TV, 4K Processor X1, 4K X-Reality Pro) – Black, 2015 Model

    Brilliant tv, interface is flaky. The picture on this 4k uhd tv is amazing. The good news is that the apps are improving and the interface may improve as well. Overall, this was in picture terms the best 4k tv we could find to fit our 43-inch space, having looked at offerings from samsung et al. As the picture and sound are the main things not software upgradeable, this nailed our buying decision, and we’re happy with the result. In depth:picturethe picture is superb. It gives clean, lagless uhd performance for the few things available right now in uhd (such as the man in the high castle on amazon prime video). More importantly, it does an extraordinary job of upscaling 1080i and even 720p content, so that the impression from any reasonable viewing distance is that you are watching uhd.
  9. Drew

    This review is from : Sony KD-49X8305C Smart 4K UltraHD 49-inch TV (Android TV, 4K Processor X1, 4K X-Reality Pro) – Black, 2015 Model

    Great tv with stunning picture. New updates have just been released (nov 2015) and seem to fix many of the bugs mentioned in earlier reviews. I made it the first thing i did to plug the tv into my router and install the updates which took about 30 minutes. After that a quick swap out of the old tv and it was up and running. The bad press has made this unit a bargain compared to other brands with only 40 inch screens.

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