Review – Sony BRAVIA KD49XH8196BU 49 inch 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart

The super-soft image meets the high quality Smart TV experience, with the Sony BRAVIA KD-49XH8196BU.

X1-hearted processor for powerful realism
With Sony’s X1 processor in the center, this 49-inch Sony TV offers the best of 4K HDR images. The processor improves all aspects of the image, including color, contrast, and clarity, to provide optimized depth and realism. Working with the TRILUMINOS display, the colors are natural and authentic, giving you the feeling of ‘being there’.

Soft image, with Motionflow XR400
Sony’s Motionflow XR400Hz technology keeps movement fluid, without sounding artificial. Reaching the perfect balance between blurred images and natural movement, the Motionflow XR400 stays true to the director’s intentions.

HDR support, including Dolby Vision
HDR maximizes image quality, bringing details to the darker areas of the image, as well as making the overall image more realistic than ever. In addition to the HDR10 and HLG formats, this Sony also supports Dolby Vision. Dolby Vision optimizes HDR to simply deliver the sharpest and most accurate images possible. Dolby Vision, an industry standard, continuously adjusts the image for maximum realism.

Smart Android TV
By presenting photos, music, movies, the Internet and apps, Sony’s Android system makes it easy to access a wide range of entertainment. The Android platform brings more apps than any other smart TV platform, which means you have the widest selection of SMART TVs possible.

TV voice control
With built-in google assistant, this Sony TV easily becomes part of your Google/Android Home network. If you prefer to use a different platform, it is also compatible with Sony. Support for Apple AirPlay and Homekit lets you integrate with your Apple system. Support for Amazon Alexa devices also means you can control your voice using your existing Alexa device.

Premium, Sony style
With a super thin, aluminum-looking bezel, this Sony BRAVIA KD49XH8196BU TV has the classic style you’d expect from a BRAVIA design. The matching legs not only provide stable support, but also complement the design with its eye-catching premium blade design and convenient integrated cable management. Photo:Sony

Enjoy a more natural picture with the Sony KD49XH8196BU.

Sony KD49XH8196BU specification:

Brand Sony
4K Ultra HD Yes
BBC iPlayer Yes
Screen Size 49
Motion Processing Motionflow XR400Hz
LED Backlight LED – Edge
Power Consumption- Normal Use 74
Stand Yes – Fixed
Wall Mount Required VESA – 200 x 200
Energy Efficiency Rating A
Local Dimming No
Camera No
Gesture Control No
Packaging Dimensions WxHxD 1188 x 776 x 141
Netflix 4K Streaming Yes
Power Consumption – Annual 103
Maximum Stand Width (mm) 544
Panel Bit Depth 10 bit (8 + 2 FRC)
HDR Format Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG
Analogue Tuner Yes
USB Video Playback Yes
USB Recording Yes
Headphone Socket Yes
Wireless Connection Yes
Full Web Browser Yes
Power Consumption – Standby 0.5
ARC – Audio Return Channel Yes
Touch Screen No
Voice Activated TV Yes
Quad Core Processor Yes
Twin Tuners No
HDMI 2.0 Yes
Screen Resolution 4k_ultra_hd
Panel Frequency (Hz) 50Hz
Digital Audio Output Yes – Optical
Weight (KG) 11.6/12.1 (Without/With Stand)
Component No
Remote Control yes
Smartphone control Yes
HDMI 4_HDCP2_2_4
Pixel Resolution 3840 x 2160
Scart Sockets No
Speakers Yes
Dimensions excluding stand WxHxD (mm) 1101 x 645 x 57
Dimensions including stand WxHxD (mm) 1101 x 700 x 286

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