Sony KD-49XG8196 : a TV set mid-range

What about the new Sony KD-49XG8196 ?

Recently Sony has released information about its new model of television . It is the KD-49XG8196.
Classified in the mid-range category. we thought we had to have a closer look at it in order to check whether the constructor had done a good job or not.
First of all, regarding the size of the screen, we are facing a 49 inches.
Its size is quite a good representation of the average screen : we are face to a standard screen.
Beside, this television is equipped with a Ultra HD 4K resolution.  With a diagonal of 49 inches, this mid-range model canbe considered as a rather cheap television .
Should we let ourselves be convinced by this KD-49XG8196 Sony ? All answer elements just after.

The design of the Sony KD-49XG8196

The Sony KD-49XG8196 with its simple design is an interesting alternative for anyone who wants an elegant television set in the mid-range segment.
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 Sony KD-49XG8196 adopts a standard shape with a flat screen.
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 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.In short, the Sony has really succeeded the design aspect of this TV, which does not go unnoticed no matter where it is installed. If when turned off it has such an effect, the sensations take on a whole new dimension when the screen of the Sony KD-49XG8196 is revealed.

TV screen presentation Sony KD-49XG8196

The Sony could hardly do better than this KD-49XG8196 with a Edge-LED screen.
Sony remains anchored in its technological choices and decides to equip its new television set with it. It’s Edge LED display and that’s too bad. Due to its age and new possibilities such as the led, you will feel like you are going back 10 years. The image is poor.

The Sony KD-49XG8196 is available in the Ultra HD 4K resolution. With a screen size of 49 inches, this KD-49XG8196 is positioned in the range of models, in the average.In the end, it is interesting to note that beyond the size, the screen is well made. A point to add when choosing between this model and other competitors.
With a frequency of 60 Hz, we’re looking at a high-end TV. Perfect image and exceptional synchronization in game or movie mode.
Finally, Sony has chosen to put advanced technology on this TV, which makes it possible to have an Ultra HD 4K image quality .
To conclude the display part, we could say that it is interesting and effective; it is a mid-range TV that is worth the detour.

TV sound presentation Sony KD-49XG8196

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 KD-49XG8196 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 television set is equipped with  two baffles with 10 W at output.

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

On the software side, the Sony KD-49XG8196 is equipped with the operating system Android 8.0 Oreo installed; it allows you to explore a whole universe of entertainment.
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

All the available connectivity makes it possible to cover current needs.
In this price range, this TV offers a higher number of connections than most of its competitors.

This model has a total of 11 connections, not too bad. The Sony KD-49XG8196 is thus at the very top of its range. The choices offered by its connections are simply enormous.

In the end, this TV provides you with the following features:
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

KD-49XG8196 from Sony – The conclusion

In conclusion, the Sony KD-49XG8196 is a mid-range television set of good quality. Average in most areas, it is nevertheless a wise choice for consumers who want to have a well-made product.
The least we can say is that this jewel incorporating smart TV technology offers you the Sony know-how . An element that is a very good option in the high-end segment.
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.
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.

From this new Sony we can retain 3 positive points:
the screen size, the depth of the colours, the display frequency.

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