Sony Bravia KD43X8305CBU TV reviews and prices: 43" HD TV 4K UHD screen

16 customer reviews

This television is a good all rounder.

£503 at 1 retailer out of 422 retailers checked

8.4 out of 10 based on 16 reviews.
Sony Bravia KD43X8305CBU with 43" HD TV 4K UHD screen, 4 HDMI ports and Freeview HD. See full product description

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jim, Telford Multi-purpose viewer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Great picture, easy set up
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 Mar 2016

Peter, Maidenhead Multi-purpose viewer

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
Good picture quality. Menus are quick and responsive.
Bad points:
This TV has been released far to early. Despite having twin tuners (so you can record one channel and watch another). The ability to record is not available until a 'firmware upgrade later this year'.

The much raved 'Youview' facility will not be available until a 'firmware upgrade later this year'.

Despite the option to set up favourites within Android TV. As far as I could work out, the program guide app is not able to use this and displays all of the channels.

I don't think this TV will ever be able to substitute my BT Vision box as I understand that (even when USB recording is available) you will not be able to record two programs at once and watch a third recorded program.

Finally, there is virtually no instructions on how to use this TV. the set up sequence is fine, but after that, you are on your own.
Overall rating 4.0
Ease of use 2.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 5.0
Value for money 5.0
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4 of 6 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 28 Aug 2015

Mark, Derby Multi-purpose viewer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Perfect Picture and easy to get setup and running if you are used to Android.

Connects straight to PS4 so when you turn the PS4 on the TV automatically connects to the correct channel.

Chromecast is integrated into the TV.

A Lot of input sources available.
Bad points:
Android did seem to be slightly slow at first until i started using the back button rather than the home button when finishing with apps like youtube etc.

Still currently awaiting youview which is an update
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 23 Sep 2015

Aydin , Film and documentary lover

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Great picture quality
Bad points:
sound is disappointing ,android system so slow and useles
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 5.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 3.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 20 Aug 2015

Ann, Stourbridge Multi-purpose viewer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Good T V looks good and good value
Bad points:
Found no bad points
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Apr 2016

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 43
Type of screen 4K UHD
3D Yes
HD TV Yes
Built-in disc player No
Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview HD
Number of HDMI ports 4
Number of scart ports 1
Connections Wi-Fi
Connections Scart
Connections HDMI
Connections Component
Connections Composite
Connections USB 3.0
Connections SVGA
Smart TV Yes
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 3840
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 2160
Energy efficiency A
Weight (kg) 12.8

Also known as: Sony KD43X8305CBU, Sony Bravia KD-43X8305C

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Manufacturer's Description

Experience a fully immersive entertainment system with the Sony BRAVIA KD43X8305CBU Smart Ultra HD 4k 43" LED TV.

Ultra HD 4k
With up to four times the picture detail of Full HD TVs, Sony’s 4k technology produces images with new levels of clarity and sharpness, so even the fasting moving images are of the smoothest transition for a true cinematic experience at home.
The X-Reality PRO picture enhancement technology boosts content to Ultra HD 4k, giving you greater colour, contrast and depth to really awaken your everyday viewing, whilst Motionflow XR 800 Hz motion rates ensure you can enjoy blur-free entertainment.
The Sony 43X8305will prepare you for the future of 4k and the exciting content to come, with more and more options becoming available to you.

Smart TV
With the Opera App Store and Google Play Store, you will never be short of something to engross yourself in, whether you’re a series addict, movie buff or gaming enthusiast. Android TV means you’ll be able to enjoy content from your smartphone, and makes it easy to find all the entertainment you want to watch.
The seamless entertainment you can enjoy is enhanced with intelligent search features such as voice search, One-Flick Entertainment (remote sold separately) and smartphone sharing.
The simply brilliant Smart TV function gives you access to BBC iPlayer and Demand 5 so your favourites are never missed. You’ll also be able to stream from Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video and also their 4k upgrades, enabling you to watch the movie greats in Ultra HD 4k quality.
Stay close to all updates on your social media feeds including Facebook and Twitter, with YouTube 4k being introduced soon.

Freeview HD
If that wasn’t enough for you, the 43X8305CBU Android TV comes complete with Freeview HD and Freesat HD, giving you access to around 50 digital channels, up to 10 of which are transmitted in incredibly detailed high definition, for an impeccable viewing experience straight out of the box.
With the X83, you won’t have to make a choice of what you want to watch. With thanks to Freeview HD tuners, you’ll be able to watch one programme and record another using a recording device (sold separately).
YouView is coming in summer 2015, which makes it easier than ever to find the programmes you want to watch. YouView lets you scroll backwards through the programme guide and select shows that are available on catch up TV without opening a separate app. Simply scroll and select to watch the shows you’ve missed.

Slim design
Boasting a super slim design and elegant features, Sony have created a beautiful large screen TV to seamlessly blend into any living room, whether used on the table-top stand, or mounted on the wall.

Greater connectivity
Enjoy films and games in stunning HD by connecting a Blu-ray player or PlayStation to one of the multiple HDMI connections. You can also plug into one of the three USB 3.0 ports and share your latest holiday snaps with the family or record on a separate hard drive, making your favourites unmissable.


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