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Sony 49XG7005 4k TV with Triluminos display

Product features and specifications of the 4k Smart TV Sony 49XG7005 (and 43XG7005)

I remember the first I saw a big-screen Sony TV with Triluminos display couple of years ago. I remember I was amazed by its rich colors and contrast which were truly second to none. Unfortunately the TV was quite expensive and never considered buying one. 

These days Sony are including the amazing Triluminos technology even in their mid-range TVs, just like the one will review today - the Sony 49XG7005 (and the smaller 43XG7005). 

The 2019 XG series from Sony offer a nice blend of Smart features, amazing picture quality and relatively affordable price tag. 

Now lets take a closer look at the most important product specs of the TV:

Sony 49XG7005 - product specifications

Model49XG7005 (43XG7005)
Display size49-inch (43 for 43XG7005)
Display resolution4k, 3840 x 2160
Display technologyEdge LED
Image enhancementsTRILUMINOS, Live Color, 4K X-Reality™ PRO, Dynamic Contrast Enhancer, Motionflow XR200 Hz
Sound2x 10W Bass-reflex stereo speakers
Dolby AudioYes
Smart TVYes
Smart TV OSBased on Linux
TunerDVB-C; DVB-T/T2;
Dimensions110,1 x 70,4 x 26,0 cm (with stand for 49XG7005)
Weight12.5 kg (with stand for 49XG7005)
Energy ratingA

Pretty good specs. We have just one concern with the performance of the Smart TV features. Some people would rather get an Android TV but we believe some Smart televisions do just fine if their interface is set right.
For example, our Sony Bravia KDL 40WD650 has pretty decent Smart features and we have no issues whatsoever connecting with YouTube and Netflix and watching their productions in amazing quality (generally we use just these two apps most of the time).

Sony XG70 series - 4k TV with TRILUMINOS 

Sony 49XG7005 - product price

The official retail price is around $700 (550-600 Euro in EU) but since this is 2019 model we found some pretty sweet deals for the 43 and 49-inch versions of the XG70 series. 

Actually, we checked the 43-inch versions in store the other day and now we consider buying one (under $500 deal). We are quite sure that there will be some dropping prices during Black Friday in couple of days and during the Christmas Holidays in couple of weeks.

Here are some interesting alternatives of the Sony 49XG7005 / 43XG7005 TV:
Also, we will be happy to hear your consumer opinion about the Sony 49XG7005 TV - would you buy one or would you recommend something else as an alternative?