Sony KD-49XG8196 : the television Ultra HD 4K

What is the new Sony KD-49XG8196 worth ?

Sony ranks among the important actors on the television market, and proposes with this KD-49XG8196, an interesting screen tested by our Laboratory.
A quick glimpse at the specification sheet : 49 inches.
Its size is quite a good representation of the average screen : we are face to a standard screen.
Concerning technology, it is worth noting that this model is delivered with a Ultra HD 4K resolution.  With a diagonal of 49 inches, this mid-range model canbe considered as a rather cheap television .
Has the Sony succeeded in the challenge of an efficient television set. This is what we are going to see just after .

KD-49XG8196 from Sony – Design

The Sony KD-49XG8196 appears as a real masterstroke of the brand regarding both its interior and exterior design.
Nothing has changed in the design of this new model. Sony continues to ride the wave of its design to which we are now accustomed.
The shapes are balanced and the overall rendering is beautiful to look at. A successful mid-range model.
This new Sony KD-49XG8196 adopts a standard shape with a flat screen.
With its glass surface of 49 inches, As far as the base is concerned, there are also things to say. Indeed it has a double base, in which we have a division where each part of the base has its place. With this, the TV is exactly the same on both sides, thus creating a very symmetrical and stylish TV that can be enjoyed in any room.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.

TV screen presentation Sony KD-49XG8196

The Sony could hardly do better than this KD-49XG8196 with a Edge-LED screen.
With this new model, Sony confirms one of its technological choices. The use of the Edge-LED, even though it is a Edge-LED known for the lower quality of its image illumination, which has been favoured for this KD-49XG8196.

With regard to the display, the company proposes a Ultra HD 4K resolution. And with his 49 inches, he’s in a series of TVs that belongs to the series of standard models in its range.At the same time, we are dealing with a nice display on the screen.
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.
Note that with advanced technology, this TV gives you a Ultra HD 4K quality picture .
Thus, the Sony KD-49XG8196 allows you to watch everyday movies and videos without necessarily wanting it to be a home theater level. It’s a decent mid-range.

KD-49XG8196 from Sony – The sound

The Sony KD-49XG8196 is not satisfied with displaying stunning image quality. Indeed, it also pleasantly surprised us with its well-made audio performance.
In terms of sound equipment, the TV is equipped with two speakers and a power output of 10 W.

In conclusion, the sound of this TV will give you the majority of the sound spectrum. It’s average, but not of poor quality.

KD-49XG8196 from Sony – Embedded intelligence

For the software part, the KD-49XG8196 Sony has an operating system Android 8.0 Oreo; It will allow you to happily explore a number of entertainment options.
This TV’s Internet access is possible either via Wi-Fi or via a LAN local network and you have the possibility to download a wide variety of applications and movies.

KD-49XG8196 from Sony – Its connectivity

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.
Whether it’s your external hard drive, NAS or game console, all these elements can be connected to this TV.

It is with 11 possible connections that this KD-49XG8196 is presented. Almost all the devices in your home can be connected: the box, the game console, a multimedia server, and many other devices, in addition to your DVD or Blu-ray player.

You have the following connections at your disposal:
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

The main features of this TV 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.
In addition, it is worth noting that this KD-49XG8196 is equipped with smart TV technology. Thanks to this, you have a top-of-the-range device in its category, which makes it a relevant choice.
Its Edge-LED display shows an excellent image.
For the display technology we are in 4K; you have a very good quality image, and an impressive sound quality; with its well thought out aesthetics, the result gives you a device that you want to buy.

Finally, we will note all the positive points that are to be added to the credit of this television set. Here are 3 that I find interesting:
the screen size, the depth of the colours, the display frequency.

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