Sony XBR49X700D comes as Sony’s basic model for 49-Inch 4K UHD TV in 2016. We can call Sony XBR49X700D as the new model of Sony XBR49X830C, although when We look at their model number We can say that the new model is positioned lower than the older one. What are the similarities and differences between those two models? I’m sure that you are interested to know more about that when you consider those two models as your next 49-Inch smart 4K UHD TV. This article will help you to know more about that.
What are Their Similarities?
Although coming from the different lineup year, There are similarities that you can find between Sony XBR49X700D and XBR49X830C. Their similarities can be seen from the this table.
|Sony XBR49X700D||Sony XBR49X830C|
|Resolution||4K UHD||4K UHD|
|Picture Engine||4K X-Reality Pro||4K X-Reality Pro|
|HDR Support||YES (Firmware Update)||YES (Firmware Update)|
|Smart TV||Sony Android TV||Sony Android TV|
|Remote||Standard Remote||Standard Remote|
|Speaker System||2Ch 20W||2Ch 20W|
Let’s talk more about the similarities of XBR49X700D and XBR49X830C after seeing the table above.
1. 4K UHD Resolution with HDR Support
Both of Sony XBR49X700D and XBR49X830C come with 4K UHD picture resolution. 4K UHD Resolution is able to deliver up to four times more brilliant picture quality than 1080p Full HD resolution. They also support HDR through firmware upgrade. With HDR support, you can watch High Dynamic Range (HDR) contents that deliver enhanced brightness and details.
2. 4K X-Reality Pro with 4K Upscaling
The picture engine of XBR49X700D and XBR49X830C are similar. They come with 4K X-Reality Pro. 4K X-Reality Pro is able to deliver brilliant picture quality from both original 4K content sources or HD contents as It’s also included with 4K upscaler technology that bring non 4K contents into near 4K picture quality.
3. Sony Android TV with Standard Remote
Smart TV platform is installed on both of XBR49X700D and XBR49X830C. They use Sony Android TV as their Smart TV platform. Sony Android TV is able to bring premium entertainment to your home screen while you can also run Android Smart Apps with the access to huge collection apps from PlayStore. Additionally, you can also enjoy Google Cast with your Smartphone or tablet. Both of those two TVs only come with standard remote. So you can only control the TV with standard functions with it. But you can purchase additional smart remote for those two TVs, Voice Remote Control for XBR49X700D and Touchpad Remote Control for XBR49X830C. They also come with built-in Wifi that make it easy to connect to your favorite content providers with your home network.
4. Speaker System and HDMI/USB Inputs
The speaker system of XBR49X700D and XBR49X830C are the same 2Ch 20W speaker system. We can say that 2Ch 20W speaker system is standard speaker system. It’s good enough for some customers, while a number of customers may consider to add additional surround sound system or soundbar to match their sound expectation. Those two TVs also come with the same number of HDMI/USB inputs. You can find 4 HDMI and 3 USB inputs on those two TVs.
What are Their Differences?
Besides those similarities, We can also find differences between Sony XBR49X700D and XBR49X830C. Their differences can be depicted with table of differences below.
|Sony XBR49X700D||Sony XBR49X830C|
|Introduced||May 2016||January 2015|
|Refresh Rate||Motionflow XR 240||Motionflow XR 960|
|Sony Android TV Version||2016 Version||2015 Version|
|Price||+/- $250 Less||+/- $250 More|
We can talk more about the differences of XBR49X700D and XBR49X830C after looking at the table above. Let’s discuss more about those differences.
1. Triluminos Display
The older XBR49X830C is attached with Triluminos display, while the new Sony XBR49X830C doesn’t come with any Triluminos display. With Triluminos display installed on XBR49X830C, you can enjoy more lifelike color details in this TV model than what you can get with XBR49X700D without any Triluminos display.
2. X1 Processor
Sony XBR49X830C is powered by X1 processor that you can’t find in XBR49X700D. With X1 processor, you can enjoy optimized color, clarity and contrast on XBR49X830C that you can’t find in Sony XBR49X700D.
3. Better Refresh Rate
The refresh rate of Sony XBR49X830C is better than the refresh rate of Sony XBR49X700D. XBR49X830C is 120Hz native refresh rate, while Sony XBR49X700D is 60Hz native refresh rate. When We talk about Motionflow XR as the Sony measurement for refresh rate, We can find that Sony XBR49X830C comes with Motionflow XR 960, while Sony XBR49X700D only receive Motionflow XR 240. With Motionflow XR 960, you can enjoy smoother fast motion scenes than Motionflow XR 240.
4. Sony Android TV Version
Although We can find that Sony XBR49X700D and XBR49X830C come with similar Sony Android TV, but They actually are different in version. Sony XBR49X700D as part of Sony’s 2016 lineup is installed with 2016 version of Sony Android TV, while Sony XBR49X830C that’s part of Sony’s 2015 lineup is powered by 2015 version of Sony Android TV. Although There’s no big difference between them, but you may notice that the new version is more stable and user friendly than the older one.
Sony XBR49X830C is the older model but It’s also the more expensive one as It’s positioned higher than Sony XBR49X700D. How much is their price difference? You can find that commonly XBR49X830C is around $250 more expensive than Sony XBR49X700D. But for sure, the price difference itself is not fixed since the price is changed by the retailers from month to month.
Which Model Should You Choose?
After talking about similarities and differences of Sony XBR49X700D and XBR49X830C, We can find that Sony XBR49X700D is positioned as the more affordable 49-Inch Smart 4K UHD TV that introduced as part of Sony’s 2016 lineup. It comes without Triluminos display and X1 processor as well as lower refresh rate. But essentially It still can deliver good 4K picture quality as well as upscaled non 4K contents while It also support HDR with the latest firmware update. If you have more limited budget for 49-Inch 4K UHD TV, then you should consider Sony XBR49X700D as your alternative choice. I’m sure that you are interested to know more about Sony XBR49X700D customers’ comments that you can find here…
In the other side, Sony XBR49X830C is still the better model that you should consider. It’s the model that you should choose if you have more budget for your next 49-Inch 4K UHD TV and you are looking for better picture quality. You can get better picture with Sony XBR49X830C as It’s completed with Triluminos display, X1 Processor and higher refresh rate. Most of the customers who bought this TV model are satisfied with their choice. You can read more about Sony XBR49X830C customers’ reviews here…
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