Sony KDL-50W808 vs Sony KDL-55W807

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Sony KDL-50W808
Sony KDL-55W807

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
600Hz faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KDL-50W808 has a motion interpolation frequency of 1,000Hz, whereas the Sony KDL-55W807 is only a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (600Hz slower). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

50% higher RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KDL-50W808 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 10W higher than the Sony KDL-55W807 (10W). 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.

Thinner Edit
The Sony KDL-50W808 is a 59mm thick TV. That's 5mm thinner than the Sony KDL-55W807 (64mm). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

£9.70 cheaper to run
Over five years the Sony KDL-50W808 only costs £118.41 to run whereas the Sony KDL-55W807 costs £128.11 to run (8% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is higher
The Sony KDL-50W808 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", but the Sony KDL-55W807 has a rating of "A+".
3 Reasons For
Moderately larger screen size Edit
The Sony KDL-55W807 has a screen size of 55", but the Sony KDL-50W808 is only a 50" TV (5" smaller). 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.

7x lighter Edit
Sony KDL-55W807 is 1.8kg heavy, but the Sony KDL-50W808 is a 13.7kg heavy TV (11.9kg 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.

Energy efficiency rating is superior
The Sony KDL-55W807 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", whereas the Sony KDL-50W808 has a rating of "A+".

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
5" smaller screen size Edit
The Sony KDL-50W808 has a screen size of 50", however the Sony KDL-55W807 is a 55" TV (5" 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.

Vastly heavier Edit
The Sony KDL-50W808 has a weight of 13.7kg, however the Sony KDL-55W807 is a 1.8kg heavy TV (11.9kg lighter). 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.

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5 Reasons Against
2x slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KDL-55W807 has a motion interpolation frequency of 400Hz, however the Sony KDL-50W808 is a 1,000Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (600Hz faster). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

Vastly lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KDL-55W807 is a 10W RMS rated power TV. That's 10W lower than the Sony KDL-50W808 (10W). 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.

8% thicker Edit
The Sony KDL-55W807 has a thickness of 64mm. That's 5mm thicker than the Sony KDL-50W808 (64mm). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

Older by over two years
The Sony KDL-55W807 is two years older than the Sony KDL-50W808.
Higher running costs over five years by £9.70
Over five years the running costs of the Sony KDL-55W807 are £128.11 which is £9.70 more than the Sony KDL-50W808. Show assumptions.

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Date Released

21 months Ago 45 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 115.37
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 118.41
Electricity cost - switched on £ 126.59
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.52
Total running cost £ 128.11
Purchase price £ 633.00
Total cost of ownership £ 761.11
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.59T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.59 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.64T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.64 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
16
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
50" 55"
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
1,000Hz
BEST
400Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 1000000:1
 1000000:1
BEST
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 14:9
 16:9
 14:9
Display Diagonal
126cm 139cm
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178° 178°
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Vertical Viewing Angle
178° 178°

TV Tuner

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

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
Unknown - Click to provide data
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
App
 Skype
 Skype
BEST
Operating System
 Android
 Android
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W
BEST
10W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Dolby Technology
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
1 1
SCART Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
Composite Video in Port
1 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
3 3
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDCP Security Feature
 HDCP security feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mobile High-Definition Link
 Mobile high-definition link
Unknown - Click to provide data
MHL Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Bluetooth Connection
 Bluetooth connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Miracast
WiFi Direct Connection
 WiFi direct connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Management Features

Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
On/off Timer
 On/off timer
 On/off timer
Picture and Picture
 Picture and Picture
 Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
 Personal
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Personal
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
Picture in Picture Function
 Picture in picture function
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display
 On screen display
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
Auto Power Off
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off

Performance

Optical Disc Drive
 Not included
 Not included
Video Format
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 XVID
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
 M-JPEG
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 XVID
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
 M-JPEG
Audio Format
 FLAC
 MP3
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
 3GPP
 FLAC
 MP3
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
 3GPP
Image Format
 JPG
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Parental Controls
 Parental controls
 Parental controls
24p Playback
 24p playback
 24p playback
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Plug and Play

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

Swivel Angle Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -15 - 15
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
72W
BEST
79W
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.25W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
100kWh Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Power Consumption
110W
BEST
157W

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
59mm
BEST
64mm
Weight
13.7kg 1.8kg
BEST
Weight (with Stand)
14.6kg 2.1kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 298mm
Height (with Stand)
691mm
BEST
768mm
Width (with Stand)
1,116mm
BEST
1,253mm
Height
654mm 735mm
Width
1,116mm 1,253mm
Packaging Height
764mm
BEST
836mm
Packaging Width
1,214mm
BEST
1,487mm

Packaging Content

Included 3D Glasses
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included 3D glasses
Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
 Desktop stand
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Camera Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Camera included
3D Glasses Included
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Clear Phase Technology
 Clear Phase technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Wide Mode
 Auto Wide mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

HDD Recording
 HDD recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Power LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Power LED
Headphone Connection
 3.5 mm
 3.5 mm
Volume Control
 Digital
 Digital
I-Manual
 I-Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Playback
 USB playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
Advanced Contrast Enhancer
 Advanced contrast enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
BRAVIA Sync
 BRAVIA sync
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display for External Input
 On screen display for external input
Unknown - Click to provide data
Illumination LED
 Illumination LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
Apps
 Apps
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wireless Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wireless connection
HDMI in Port
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
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