HDTV Reviews: Sony XBR49X830C 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz Smart LED TV (2015 Model)

Sony is a well known brand all over the world and has been in existence for a while now. The manufacturer is famous for producing a number of quality entertainment electronics products that have always satisfied and sometimes even exceeded their customer expectations. And just like all other Sony products, the XBR49X830C 49″-Class 4K Smart LED TV is nothing short of the best. Get to enjoy crystal clear images and wireless sharing of content with this 4K TV. As a smart TV, you can be sure that this Sony model is packed with lots of exciting yet very useful features that will improve your whole entertainment experience.

What is there to love about the Sony XBR49X830C 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD TV?

4K picture quality

Sony values your experience and has therefore been working on the 4K technology for 10 years now. While other manufacturers are just starting to implement on the 4K capabilities, Sony is upscaling. They are working at improving its clarity if HD and 4K video. In addition, whatever you are watching, you get to watch it in 4K. With over 10 years of experience upscaling to 4K, you can be sure this TV is no match for other brands.

Smart-TV technology

Get to enjoy the Android platform on a bigger screen. The Sony XBR49X830C 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV lets you enjoy some of your favorite apps, games, casting and voice search functions available on Android platform. Whatever it is you love to do on your tablet or Smartphone, can now be done on your TV. And with the voice search feature, finding what you want is now fast and easy, simply speak into the optional One-Flick remote or a compatible mobile device and you are set to go.

Stream PS3 games to your TV

Gamers have a reason to smile; the Sony PlayStation Now service allows you to stream PS3 games through the web, directly to this Ultra HD smart TV. This means that you do need an extra video game console and that you can play select PS3 games without downloads, installs, patches or trips to the store required.

Pros 

  • The TV comes when it’s Google Cast Ready. This is like having Chromecast built into the TV. This enables you cast your favorite entertainment apps like HBO GO, Showtime Anywhere and more, from your Android or iOS device, Windows or Mac computers, or Chromebook to the TV.
  • You enjoy personalized content recommendations from YouTube, Google Play and other supported applications.
  • There is a lot for you to see in 4K. Get several movies and TV shows from top 4K service providers like DirecTV video, YouTube, Amazon Instant Video, Netflix and more.
  • Enjoy a wide view with clear images so that you do not miss any action. This is thanks to the resolution capability of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

Cons 

  • The PlayStation Now service makes use of a DUALSHOCK 4 controller which is sold separately.
  • The TV is not suitable for slow internet connections. You need at least 2.5mps for SD services, 10mbps for HD streaming or 4K downloads, 20 mbps for 4K Ultra HD streaming. For wireless connectivity, you need 802.11 home networks.
  • The upscaled, simulated and enhanced 4K images change depending on the source of the content.

Conclusion 

Generally, the Sony XBR49X830C 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz Smart LED TV is a good buy giving you value for your money. It offers some of the best pictures and this combined with the Motionflow technology, you do not miss out on any action. It also comes with several inputs to enhance your whole entertainment experience. There is almost no limit as to what you can do with this TV.

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