Sony KDL-50W706 vs Sony KDL-65W955

Sony KDL-50W706
Sony KDL-65W955

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Lighter Edit
Sony KDL-50W706 is 13.6kg heavy, but the Sony KDL-65W955 is a 29.2kg heavy TV (15.6kg heavier). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

Cheaper by £709
The Sony KDL-50W706 is £709.10 cheaper than the Sony KDL-65W955.
Cheaper to run by £49.76
Over five years the Sony KDL-50W706 only costs £84.76 to run however the Sony KDL-65W955 costs £134.52 to run (59% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The Sony KDL-50W706 has an energy efficiency rating of "A++", whereas the Sony KDL-65W955 has a rating of "A++".
8 Reasons For
15" larger screen size Edit
The Sony KDL-65W955 is a 65" TV. That's 15" larger than the Sony KDL-50W706 (65"). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen excluding any frame or border. One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

3D compatible Edit
The Sony KDL-65W955 is a 3D compatible TV, whereas the Sony KDL-50W706 is not 3D compatible. Read more

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

A lot higher RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KDL-65W955 has an RMS rated power of 30W, but the Sony KDL-50W706 is only a 16W RMS rated power TV (14W lower). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Three loudspeakers Edit
The Sony KDL-65W955 has three loudspeakers, however the Sony KDL-50W706 only has two loudspeakers. Read more

The number of loudspeakers is the total number of speakers provided with the TV, either inside the TV casing or as external speakers.

A greater number of speakers will allow for better quality audio and different frequencies. Multiple external speakers will enable to the TV to play surround sound audio.

One more SCART port Edit
The number of SCART ports on the Sony KDL-65W955 is two, but the Sony KDL-50W706 only has one SCART port.
Three USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Sony KDL-65W955 is a three USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Sony KDL-50W706 only has two USB 2.0 ports. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

Available from 2 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KDL-65W955 is "A++", however the rating of the Sony KDL-50W706 is "A++".

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
15" smaller screen size Edit
The Sony KDL-50W706 has a screen size of 50", but the Sony KDL-65W955 is a 65" TV (15" larger). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen excluding any frame or border. One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

Not 3D compatible Edit
The Sony KDL-50W706 is not 3D compatible, whereas the Sony KDL-65W955 is 3D compatible. Read more

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

88% lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KDL-50W706 is a 16W RMS rated power TV. That's 14W lower than the Sony KDL-65W955 (30W). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

One less loudspeaker Edit
The Sony KDL-50W706 is a two loudspeaker TV, whereas the Sony KDL-65W955 only has three loudspeakers. Read more

The number of loudspeakers is the total number of speakers provided with the TV, either inside the TV casing or as external speakers.

A greater number of speakers will allow for better quality audio and different frequencies. Multiple external speakers will enable to the TV to play surround sound audio.

Only one SCART port Edit
The Sony KDL-50W706 has one SCART port, however the Sony KDL-65W955 only has two SCART ports.
One less USB 2.0 port Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Sony KDL-50W706 is two, but the Sony KDL-65W955 only has three USB 2.0 ports. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

Fewer sellers
The Sony KDL-50W706 is only stocked by 2 shops, but the Sony KDL-65W955 is stocked by 4 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
4 Reasons Against
Heavier Edit
The Sony KDL-65W955 is a 29.2kg heavy TV. That's 15.6kg heavier than the Sony KDL-50W706 (29.2kg). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

£709 more expensive
The Sony KDL-65W955 is more expensive than the Sony KDL-50W706 by £709.10.
One month older
The Sony KDL-65W955 is older than the Sony KDL-50W706 by one month.
More expensive to run over five years by 59%
The Sony KDL-65W955 costs £134.52 to run which is £49.76 more to run than the Sony KDL-50W706 over five years. Show assumptions.

Date Released

31 months Ago 33 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 81.72
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 84.76
Purchase price £ 549.90
Total cost of ownership £ 634.66
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 133.00
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.52
Total running cost £ 134.52
Purchase price £ 1,259.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,393.52
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.42T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.42 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.67T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.67 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
50" 65"
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
BEST
3D Type
 Passive
 Passive
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 1000000:1
 1000000:1
BEST
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 480i
 480p
 576i
 576p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 480i
 480p
 576i
 576p
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 14:9
 16:9
 14:9
Display Diagonal
126cm 163.9cm
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
Vertical Viewing Angle
178° 178°

TV Tuner

Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet browser
App
 Skype
 Skype

Audio

RMS Rated Power
16W 30W
BEST
Loudspeaker
2 3
BEST
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Dolby Technology
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Custom
 Music
 Movie
 Standard
 Custom
 Music
 Movie
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Digital Audio Coaxial Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital audio coaxial out port
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
1 1
SCART Port
1 2
BEST
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Port
1 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 3
BEST
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
PC in Port
 PC in port
 PC in port
HDMI Port
4 4
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Mobile High-Definition Link
 Mobile high-definition link
 Mobile high-definition link
Audio Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
WiFi Direct Connection
 WiFi direct connection
 WiFi direct connection
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
 Near field communication

Management Features

On/off Timer
 On/off timer
 On/off timer
Picture and Picture
 Picture and Picture
 Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
 Cinema
 Game
 Sports
 Music
 Energy saving
 Standard
 Movie
 Photo
 Cinema
 Game
 Sports
 Music
 Energy saving
 Standard
 Movie
 Photo
On Screen Display
 On screen display
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
On Screen Display Language
 DUT
 BUL
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 TUR
 RUM
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT
 DAN
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 SWE
 HUN
 DUT
 BUL
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 TUR
 RUM
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT
 DAN
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 SWE
 HUN

Performance

Video Format
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 XVID
 WEBM
 AVC
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 XVID
 WEBM
 AVC
Audio Format
 MP3
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
 MP3
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
Image Format
 JPG
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Parental Controls
 Parental controls
 Parental controls
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
24p Playback
 24p playback
 24p playback
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Panorama Feature
 Panorama feature
 Panorama feature
Voice Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice control
File System
 FAT16
 FAT32
 exFAT
 NTFS
 FAT
 FAT16
 FAT32
 exFAT
 NTFS
 FAT
Deep Colour
 Deep colour
 Deep colour

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Ergonomics

Wall Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wall mountable
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
51W
BEST
83W
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.25W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A++
 A++
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 119kWh
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 145W

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
64mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight
13.6kg
BEST
29.2kg
Weight (with Stand)
14.8kg
BEST
30kg
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 323mm
Height (with Stand)
693mm
BEST
915mm
Width (with Stand)
1,116mm
BEST
1,461mm
Height
656mm 877mm
Width
1,116mm 1,461mm
Packaging Height
776mm
BEST
962mm
Packaging Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 208mm
Packaging Width
1,236mm
BEST
1,579mm

Packaging Content

Included 3D Glasses
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included 3D glasses
Desktop Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
3D Glasses Included
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual

Technical Details

LED Backlight
 LED backlight
 LED backlight

Other Features

HDD Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDD recording
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