Sony XBR49X800E : a television of 49 inches

XBR49X800E from Sony – Presentation of this Ultra HD 4K

Sony unveils a new model equipped with all the current expected sophistications, the XBR49X800E.
First of all, regarding the size of the screen, we are facing a 49 inches.
Neither too small, neither too large. In short, an average unremarkable model.
In addition this Sony displays a Ultra HD 4K resolution.  Even if it is in a mid-range position, it offers interesting specifications, partly justifying its price.
Why can we consider this XBR49X800E as convincing in spite of its mid-range position ? This is what we are going to discover in this article.

XBR49X800E from Sony – Design

The Sony XBR49X800E with its simple design is an interesting alternative for anyone who wants an elegant television set in the mid-range segment.
No revolution concerning the aesthetics of this XBR49X800E. We are in line with market standards. At least we know what we’re buying: a television set.
A product that is correct in view of its price. A sleek but effective design. It has the potential to compete with other TV sets on the market.
The Sony XBR49X800E is simply flat.
With its glass surface of 49 inches, Another thing we can highlight in the design of this TV is the design of its support. Indeed, it has a simple base, which fits perfectly into the decor, giving you a sense of unity and elegance.In addition, its support is particularly well designed.
The interest of the XBR49X800E is undoubtedly its technology Slim design.
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 XBR49X800E

The Sony has a correct and well-calibrated image quality, but you have to do with a limited native contrast that is suitable for daytime viewing; forget about home theater programs in the dark.
Sony remains anchored in its technological choices and decides to equip its new television set with it. Although of lower quality, an Edge LED Edge-LED is used for this TV.

This model has a Ultra HD 4K display. With a screen size of 49 inches, this XBR49X800E is positioned in the range of models, in the average.Whatever the characteristics, it is still a beautiful screen. On this point, don’t worry.
With a frequency of 60 Hz, the television’s fluidity is at the top of its range.
Even better, thanks to its advanced technology, the screen of this television provides a Ultra HD 4K quality resolution.
Thus, the Sony XBR49X800E allows you to watch everyday movies and videos without necessarily wanting it to be a home theater level. It’s a decent mid-range.

TV sound presentation Sony XBR49X800E

The sound quality is correct but nothing more. The typical low-medium and mid-range sounds are far from what the competition offers. The sound of the XBR49X800E still has the advantage of not being saturated. In any case, the installation as presented ex-factory is just sufficient for this television set
The equipment consists of  two loudspeakers with 10 W at output.

Finally, if we have to summarize the sound of the XBR49X800E Sony, it is the word correct that comes out.

XBR49X800E from Sony – Embedded intelligence

On the software side, the Sony XBR49X800E is equipped with the operating system Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow installed; it allows you to explore a whole universe of entertainment.
With its Wifi or network connection (local LAN), this TV gives you the possibility to download apps or movies directly. An interesting option in the age of the cloud and online games.
This software environment innovates on the Sony XBR49X800E with a new feature: control the television set with voice. Indeed, thanks to the voice control function, it is possible to change channels, TV sources, turn the TV volume up or down just by talking to it. Isn’t that convenient?

The connection system of the Sony XBR49X800E

This television Sony XBR49X800E offers a rather classical connectivity : mixed inputs HDMI, the ports as well as the audio are available on this model.
In this TV range, the XBR49X800E’s offers are among the widest choice of connectors. This TV has more than most of its competitors.

It is with 11 possible connections that this XBR49X800E is presented. The Sony XBR49X800E allows you not to choose between the different devices to be connected. You can connect everything to this TV; the box, game console, multimedia server, DVD or Blu-ray player, etc…

In clear, the connections available on this model are:
3 USB ports, 4 HDMI ports, 2 audio outputs, 1 component plug (Video), 1 composite plug (Y/Pb/Pr)

Technical characteristics of the Sony XBR49X800E

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

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 109.6 cm x 64 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 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Wifi Yes
Tuners available
Number of tuners 3
Number of USB ports 3
Number of HDMI ports 4
Number of audio outputs 2
Number of audio inputs 0
Component Input (YpbPr) Yes
Composite Input (Video) Yes
HDR Compatible Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
PVR Available Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 130 W

XBR49X800E from Sony – The conclusion

The overall feeling about the product is satisfactory, it is not the best on the market, but it still allows to have an efficient television set.
The choice of Sony to include the smart TV system with the best of its know-how in the XBR49X800E, leads us to say that this high-end TV is worth having a good look at it.
For this model, we forget the LED and enter the display technology in Edge-LED mode. There’s nothing to worry about. The result is flawless.
With its 4K display technology, this TV offers you an image quality close to perfection, and a sound quality above the others; Enhanced with an aesthetics that stands out, you have the ingredients of a device that you want to own.

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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