Sony KD49XE8077SU 49" Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR TV - £469.00 / LG 49UJ670V 49" Smart 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR - £399.00 - AO
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Sony KD49XE8077SU 49" Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR TV - £469.00 / LG 49UJ670V 49" Smart 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR - £399.00 - AO

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Found 15th Jun
I'm looking for a new telly and thought these looked like great prices for 4K sets. They're both HDR, but wether that's 10-bit is soon to be discovered.

I currently have the Hisense 50M3300 but I just can't seem to get it to a place where I'm happy with it when playing on the Xbox One X.

The Sony is £499.00 at Amazon, and I'm personally tilting towards that one, thoughts?



Sony KD49XE8077SU 49" Smart 4K Ultra HD Certified TV with HDR and YouView HD - Silver - [A Rated]

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LG 49UJ670V 49" Smart 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR and Freeview Play - Grey - [A Rated]

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I think Sony is better out of both because of the quality of the pictures
Really good deal
the problem with 49 inch 4K tv's dont you have to sit about 4/5 feet away to see the detail on a 4k picture?
Great price for Sony, forget about LG
Go via quidco for £10 cash back, need to activate the offer first.
TobiRIP6 m ago

the problem with 49 inch 4K tv's dont you have to sit about 4/5 feet away …the problem with 49 inch 4K tv's dont you have to sit about 4/5 feet away to see the detail on a 4k picture?


This is an issue I'm experiencing at the moment. The LG 55UJ630V 55" is £449 using the same code. I currently sit about 2.5-3m away from the TV and the quality drop is extremely noticeable from that viewing distance.

My issue is that the room isn't really big, around 4.5 x 4.5m and although I'd love a 75", I don't really think it's going to sit well in the room, or with the missus
Edited by: "BuzzDuraband" 15th Jun
pavel761 m ago

Great price for Sony, forget about LG


I had a feeling this was going to be the response
Good price for the Sony, but everything I read about the android system on them is very negative.
jp-supra15th Jun

Good price for the Sony, but everything I read about the android system on …Good price for the Sony, but everything I read about the android system on them is very negative.


I'm very happy with mine.

I got rid of my Android Box in preference for the in built system
If you can push yourself to another £25 why not go for the LG49SJ810V I posted Wednesday (last day of the Currys 10% code is today bringing it down to £494.10) or with feet instead of the pedestal stand, the exact same TV - LG49SJ800V - from PRG DIrect using the June £50 code to get it for only £478.99.

These are better reviewed than the Sony and the LGUJ6V and are Super Ultra HD HDR Smart TV's.

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Here's the WHICH? Review for the Sony

Not quite up to scratch

There's a touch of quality to Sony's TV designs that makes them so desirable. But that hasn't always translated into desirable performance. The Sony KD49XE8077SU could change that, matching both styling and specs. Find out if it impressed our experts in our full review.

Pros: Decent picture and sound, handy YouView feature
Cons: Colours too warm at times, set-up and use could be better explained

We'd like to see more natural colours and more oomph in the sound. While neither picture nor sound quality is wholly unpleasant, these small faux pas mean it falls short of the Best Buy mark.


What is it?

It's a 49-inch Sony smart TV with a Freeview HD tuner. The 4K ultra-HDscreen supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) content, which is said to give brighter whites, darker shadows and more subtlety of tone in between.

There are four HDMI ports and three USB ports arranged down one edge - these are easy to find even when the TV is wall-mounted.

Other than the silver stand and bezel, this TV is identical to the KD49XE8004BU and KD49XE8005BU.

What's the picture quality like?

Although it performs well across our SD, HD and 4K ultra-HD tests, there are a few niggles here and there that mean this Sony misses out on top marks. While the colour balance is generally OK, during lighter scenes it's a touch too warm. But if you've found a 4K HDR film to watch, this is when you'll get the best this Sony can offer. Here, the colours are more natural, and the HDR brings an added punch to the contrast.

On the whole, it handles motion well and won't have any trouble with SD and HD TV shows. But the extra detail of a panning 4K shot caused the Sony a few issues - here, we noticed the odd instance of juddering.

What about the sound?

The sound quality is fairly unremarkable. It's not unpleasant but lacks the richness that we've seen from many TVs in this price range. It's missing power in the bass that would bring the added impact you'll want for films. The lower notes it does manage to produce sound overstrained and weedy.

This TV would definitely benefit from the addition of a sound bar. You can hook one up via the HDMI ARC connection or digital audio optical output. There's also a headphone output.

What's it like to use?

You get just one, traditional-style remote, rather than one of the smart types with a motion-controlled on-screen cursor that you see included with Samsung and LG TVs of a similar ilk. While you can input text with your voice, it's otherwise a fairly basic remote. The buttons could be better arranged - they give prominence to dedicated Google Play and Netflix buttons over the volume and programme toggles, which feel a little low on the remote.

It runs Android TV, the smart-TV platform developed by Google. You can download apps to the Discover menu and sort them to your preference. But you can't delete any pre-installed apps, and the Google Play Store has a limited selection to download.

The main catch-up TV apps, such as BBC iPlayer and the ITV Hub, are available through YouView. This smart electronic programme guide integrates catch-up TV into the programme chooser, making it easier to switch between scheduled broadcast TV and on-demand.

But you're left to figure this out for yourself. The printed manual in the box is almost useless, including only a short description of the remote and connections. There's an electronic manual to fill in some gaps but information is still missing.

Is there anything else I should know?

After plugging in a USB storage device, you can record live TV using the PVR feature. But it doesn't have timeshift so you can't pause.

Starting and stopping recordings is easy via the buttons on the lower half of the remote, but it is a little sluggish to respond.

Should I buy it?

It's not that this Sony is a terrible TV, but if you're looking for one about this size in this price range, you can certainly find better quality. Check out our guide to the best 50 and 55-inch TVs for the top picks from our testing.
And the WHICH? Review for the LG670

Good for the price

Bags of the latest features and a reasonable price are surely a winning formula for the LG 49UJ670V. But can it deliver quality, too? We took this 49-inch TV to the lab to see whether it impressed our experts, so read on to find out the results in our LG 49UJ670V TV review.

Pros: Good motion processing, clear sound, easy-to-use smart TV platform, Freeview Play

Cons: Colours are a little inconsistent, sound lacks oomph

For a TV in this price range, it scores pretty well. We like LG's smart-TV platform - particularly the inclusion of Freeview Play - and the decent sound quality. But if you're looking for a Best Buy, you may need to spend a little more.


What is it?

It's a 49-inch TV, with webOS smart TV functions and Freeview Play. The screen has a 4K Ultra HD resolution (3,840 x 2,160 pixels), meaning it can display images with four times the detail of Full HD. High Dynamic Range (HDR) is also supported, which is said to make colours and contrast look more impressive. You'll need 4K and HDR content to take advantage of these, though. Some subscription streaming services (Amazon and Netflix) have a small amount of both and UHD Blu-ray players are becoming widely available.

A Freeview HD tuner is included for receiving traditional broadcast TV. There's also a satellite HD tuner and the TV has a Freesat license, so you'll be able to pick up the service.

Four HDMI sockets are provided, which should be plenty for most people. There are two USB ports but no Scart sockets. Connections are located on the TV's rear, making them awkward to reach.

Other than a different stand - this model has a crescent-shaped one - this is exactly the same TV as the LG 49UJ651V.



What's the picture quality like?

With 4K Ultra HD sources, the picture is very sharp indeed. And, while colours can be a bit inconsistent - sometimes too warm, other times slightly too yellow - generally this LG performed quite well in our tests. Motion handling across SD, HD and 4K Ultra HD is fluent, with no unsightly judder or smear on moving shots.

The TVs that perform best in our tests have more natural colour balance and a better- defined contrast, but this LG is by no means wholly unpleasant to watch.

Picture quality can vary, depending on where you're sitting, because of the set's limited viewing angle, which is narrower than we'd like. It looks best when you're facing the screen directly, but looks washed out when you sit watching from an angle.


What about the sound?

Many TVs seem to treat sound as an afterthought, but here the audio is refreshingly clear and balanced, with quite a refined edge to it. Provision is made for external sound hardware, too. You can hook up a sound bar or surround system to the TV's HDMI ARC or optical output sockets.


What's it like to use?

Printed help is on the slim side, but the downloadable manual and on-board help are good. It's not a complicated TV to set up, and it's pretty intuitive to use. Smart functions, including apps for subscription streaming services such as Netflix, are accessed via the webOS platform, which is clear and easy to navigate. And Freeview Play lets you easily browse both live programmes and catch-up TV from the same electronic programme guide (EPG).

Only one remote is supplied. It isn't bad, but some of the buttons are a little small, and the layout isn't ideal. The TV comes on quickly when you press the power button, though, and channel and volume controls are responsive, too. However, controlling the TV without the remote is awkward and limited to simple functions.


Is there anything else I should know?

This set allows you to record programmes directly to an external storage device, such as a USB drive - simply plug one in then select the programme you want from the EPG.

Unfortunately, you can't simultaneously record one channel while watching another. You can use the playback buttons on the remote to pause and rewind live broadcasts, however.

This is one of LG's 2017 TVs, so it may be harder to find now that newer models are on the market. You can read more about LG's 2018 sets in our guide on how to buy the best LG TV.


Should I buy it?

It's only a few percent shy of a Best Buy, but at 49 inches you don't need to settle for anything less than a Best Buy. Head to our guide on the best 49 to 55-inch TVs to see our top picks. If you have the space and the budget, then this set's larger (55-inch) sibling, the LG 55UJ670V, has the edge in terms of performance.
Got the 43" LG same TV and it a really good TV i managed to get the 43 for £334
yeah both are 8bit + frc screen buzz
I’ve got this, and I’ve got the Samsung MU6120 and the Samsung is so much better. The speed to react on the Sony is so slow, you push a button and it takes a second to do anything. I wouldn’t buy this Tv - go for the Samsung. But that’s just persons view....
Is it even possible to get a 10-bit TV for under a £1000
gopolog8615th Jun

yeah both are 8bit + frc screen buzz

.Yoshi.15th Jun

Is it even possible to get a 10-bit TV for under a £1000


yeah samsung mu7000 55inch and above are true 10bit panels, where as the 49inch version of mu7000 has a 8bit + frc panel
gopolog864 m ago

yeah samsung mu7000 55inch and above are true 10bit panels, where as the …yeah samsung mu7000 55inch and above are true 10bit panels, where as the 49inch version of mu7000 has a 8bit + frc panel


Thanks, I will need to check out this Samsung model
.Yoshi.15th Jun

Thanks, I will need to check out this Samsung model


paid £560 at very for it on offer which was an utter bargain, even at £700 which gives you a 6 year warranty is still a bargain for this set
Have a similar model Sony in the smaller room. Picture quality is really good, very pleased with it.

The Android takes some getting used to and is much slower than the Samsung, LG’s I’m used to. I can cope but the missus hates it.
Mottmania1 h, 18 m ago

And the WHICH? Review for the LG670Good for the priceBags of the latest …And the WHICH? Review for the LG670Good for the priceBags of the latest features and a reasonable price are surely a winning formula for the LG 49UJ670V. But can it deliver quality, too? We took this 49-inch TV to the lab to see whether it impressed our experts, so read on to find out the results in our LG 49UJ670V TV review.Pros: Good motion processing, clear sound, easy-to-use smart TV platform, Freeview PlayCons: Colours are a little inconsistent, sound lacks oomphFor a TV in this price range, it scores pretty well. We like LG's smart-TV platform - particularly the inclusion of Freeview Play - and the decent sound quality. But if you're looking for a Best Buy, you may need to spend a little more.What is it?It's a 49-inch TV, with webOS smart TV functions and Freeview Play. The screen has a 4K Ultra HD resolution (3,840 x 2,160 pixels), meaning it can display images with four times the detail of Full HD. High Dynamic Range (HDR) is also supported, which is said to make colours and contrast look more impressive. You'll need 4K and HDR content to take advantage of these, though. Some subscription streaming services (Amazon and Netflix) have a small amount of both and UHD Blu-ray players are becoming widely available.A Freeview HD tuner is included for receiving traditional broadcast TV. There's also a satellite HD tuner and the TV has a Freesat license, so you'll be able to pick up the service.Four HDMI sockets are provided, which should be plenty for most people. There are two USB ports but no Scart sockets. Connections are located on the TV's rear, making them awkward to reach.Other than a different stand - this model has a crescent-shaped one - this is exactly the same TV as the LG 49UJ651V.What's the picture quality like?With 4K Ultra HD sources, the picture is very sharp indeed. And, while colours can be a bit inconsistent - sometimes too warm, other times slightly too yellow - generally this LG performed quite well in our tests. Motion handling across SD, HD and 4K Ultra HD is fluent, with no unsightly judder or smear on moving shots.The TVs that perform best in our tests have more natural colour balance and a better- defined contrast, but this LG is by no means wholly unpleasant to watch.Picture quality can vary, depending on where you're sitting, because of the set's limited viewing angle, which is narrower than we'd like. It looks best when you're facing the screen directly, but looks washed out when you sit watching from an angle.What about the sound?Many TVs seem to treat sound as an afterthought, but here the audio is refreshingly clear and balanced, with quite a refined edge to it. Provision is made for external sound hardware, too. You can hook up a sound bar or surround system to the TV's HDMI ARC or optical output sockets.What's it like to use?Printed help is on the slim side, but the downloadable manual and on-board help are good. It's not a complicated TV to set up, and it's pretty intuitive to use. Smart functions, including apps for subscription streaming services such as Netflix, are accessed via the webOS platform, which is clear and easy to navigate. And Freeview Play lets you easily browse both live programmes and catch-up TV from the same electronic programme guide (EPG).Only one remote is supplied. It isn't bad, but some of the buttons are a little small, and the layout isn't ideal. The TV comes on quickly when you press the power button, though, and channel and volume controls are responsive, too. However, controlling the TV without the remote is awkward and limited to simple functions.Is there anything else I should know?This set allows you to record programmes directly to an external storage device, such as a USB drive - simply plug one in then select the programme you want from the EPG.Unfortunately, you can't simultaneously record one channel while watching another. You can use the playback buttons on the remote to pause and rewind live broadcasts, however.This is one of LG's 2017 TVs, so it may be harder to find now that newer models are on the market. You can read more about LG's 2018 sets in our guide on how to buy the best LG TV.Should I buy it?It's only a few percent shy of a Best Buy, but at 49 inches you don't need to settle for anything less than a Best Buy. Head to our guide on the best 49 to 55-inch TVs to see our top picks. If you have the space and the budget, then this set's larger (55-inch) sibling, the LG 55UJ670V, has the edge in terms of performance.


Here is some lecture for anybody thinking about LG tvs - even sj800/810
4k.com/lgs…-2/
Which is not independent in my opinion like they used to call themself and definitely not good place for tv reviews... seen too many sponsored articles, so stopped checking them
gopolog8631 m ago

yeah samsung mu7000 55inch and above are true 10bit panels, where as the …yeah samsung mu7000 55inch and above are true 10bit panels, where as the 49inch version of mu7000 has a 8bit + frc panel


On the Display Specifications website it is showing all Samsung MU7000 TV's are 8 bits + FRC from 55inch all the way up to 82inch
pavel762 h, 19 m ago

Maybe Panasonic for £399 with SPORTS100 code …Maybe Panasonic for £399 with SPORTS100 code ?http://www.rgbdirect.co.uk/ProductQuickViewMobile.asp?SKUNumber=130799&Model=


I’ve just successfully price matched that with John Lewis this morning.:D
Why does it show £399 SONY when it is £499?
.Yoshi.15th Jun

On the Display Specifications website it is showing all Samsung MU7000 …On the Display Specifications website it is showing all Samsung MU7000 TV's are 8 bits + FRC from 55inch all the way up to 82inch


The American mu8000 55inch is are mu7000 55inch in the uk,
.Yoshi.15th Jun

Is it even possible to get a 10-bit TV for under a £1000


Go to Samsung website they even show the 49inch as 8+frc 60hz and 55inch 10bit 120hz panel
I've got the Sony Xe4980 and over all i am very happy with it.Picture quality is great, full of features and a nice looking set. The cons i've discovered are:

- You have the choice of using the HD Freeview EPG or the YouView EPF, its one or the other. I prefer YouView as i can time shift 7 days back. Problem is, if you enable YouView the ability to record or pause TV is disabled.

- Menu and remote can be a little laggy
pavel7651 m ago

Here is some lecture for anybody thinking about LG tvs - even …Here is some lecture for anybody thinking about LG tvs - even sj800/810http://4k.com/lgs-2017-4k-rgbw-tvs-keep-offering-a-raw-deal-for-consumers-22793-2/Which is not independent in my opinion like they used to call themself and definitely not good place for tv reviews... seen too many sponsored articles, so stopped checking them


WHICH? are totally independent. You are talking garbage. Which? is part of the consumers association which is a registered charity. They purchase every item they test to avoid any bias by being given products by manufacturers. None of their articles or reviews are sponsored. Get your facts right.
You need the sony xe/xf9005 to get full fat 10 bit i believe. The sony defo better of the two of these though
Mottmania21 m ago

WHICH? are totally independent. You are talking garbage. Which? is part of …WHICH? are totally independent. You are talking garbage. Which? is part of the consumers association which is a registered charity. They purchase every item they test to avoid any bias by being given products by manufacturers. None of their articles or reviews are sponsored. Get your facts right.



You honestly believe that manufacturers don't do anything to influence reviews by which? We live in 2018, not 1950.

The bigger the organization, the more they will be crooked / influenced with money, free products etc.
Edited by: "jp-supra" 15th Jun
preecyuk20001 h, 4 m ago

I've got the Sony Xe4980 and over all i am very happy with it.Picture …I've got the Sony Xe4980 and over all i am very happy with it.Picture quality is great, full of features and a nice looking set. The cons i've discovered are:- You have the choice of using the HD Freeview EPG or the YouView EPF, its one or the other. I prefer YouView as i can time shift 7 days back. Problem is, if you enable YouView the ability to record or pause TV is disabled.- Menu and remote can be a little laggy


Don’t think this is even a correct model number xe4980 doesnt exist.
If you have any interest in watching the World Cup in 4K on BBC iPlayer or having ongoing support then avoid Sony at all costs.

Sony iPlayer Shambles
be11aml33 m ago

If you have any interest in watching the World Cup in 4K on BBC iPlayer or …If you have any interest in watching the World Cup in 4K on BBC iPlayer or having ongoing support then avoid Sony at all costs. Sony iPlayer Shambles


IPlayer on tvOS in 4K is majestic on my Sony.
jp-supra15th Jun

You honestly believe that manufacturers don't do anything to influence …You honestly believe that manufacturers don't do anything to influence reviews by which? We live in 2018, not 1950.The bigger the organization, the more they will be crooked / influenced with money, free products etc.


When it comes to Which? yes I do.
i would go for this argos.co.uk/pro…901 ambilight looks so good
Bought. Ta
Mottmania16 h, 12 m ago

WHICH? are totally independent. You are talking garbage. Which? is part of …WHICH? are totally independent. You are talking garbage. Which? is part of the consumers association which is a registered charity. They purchase every item they test to avoid any bias by being given products by manufacturers. None of their articles or reviews are sponsored. Get your facts right.


no such thing as totally independent these days, especially when theres money to be made
TobiRIP23 h, 22 m ago

the problem with 49 inch 4K tv's dont you have to sit about 4/5 feet away …the problem with 49 inch 4K tv's dont you have to sit about 4/5 feet away to see the detail on a 4k picture?


The higher resolution actually doesn’t make such an impact- some cinema screens are still 2K! UHD brings HDR which makes a big difference no matter what distance you view at and what size your screen is. But the lack of HDR content is currently a problem.
If you can’t afford a TV which can cope with HDR (most of us currently can’t!) don’t blow your budget - buy a very good 1080p TV (new ones are getting harder to find, seems like a repeat of the Plasma situation) instead of an average 4K TV.
Edited by: "dush_yant" 16th Jun
i read on here yesterday or the the day before that there was a 1080p television with hdr really suprised me that did
Edited by: "ijwia" 16th Jun
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