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Sony TVs Have Excellent Reviews
Sony is one of the leading TV brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Sony also has excellent reviews for its mid-size TVs.
The FWD-47W800 is 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago are not 3D compatible.
There are a number of alternative 3D compatible TVs currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-L47ET5, or the Toshiba 46WX800.
Has a WiFi Connection
Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the FWD-47W800, the FWD-47W800 has a WiFi connection.
We compared all the other televisions with a WiFi connection to this TV and we think the Samsung UE48H6470, and the LG 42LB670 which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
Two Audio in Ports
Most TVs of a similar spec and age to the FWD-47W800 have between one and three audio in ports, including the Sony FWD-47W800 which has two audio in ports.
Has One Smart Mode
The number of smart modes found on the FWD-47W800 is more than most TVs of a comparable age and type to it. The most frequently found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this TV. The smart modes Hotel are also found on this Sony TV.
Quite High RMS Rated Power
The Sony FWD-47W800 has a quite high RMS rated power (20 Watts) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the FWD-47W800. The average RMS rated power of mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the FWD-47W800 is 19W.
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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency
At 400 hertz, the FWD-47W800 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. The average motion interpolation frequency of comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the FWD-47W800 is 280Hz, and the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,500Hz.
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Only HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs that were launched around the same time as it.
We compared this TV to all the other Full HD TVs and we think because of it's better review score, the LG 42LB670, and the Samsung UE46H7000 (£849.00) is also worth considering.
If the display resolution of this TV is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the TX-40CX400 (£349.00) (4K Ultra HD), or the TX-48CX400 (£469.99) (4K Ultra HD) both from Panasonic.
Not Smart TV
Like most of the other TVs of this age and type, the Sony FWD-47W800 is not Smart TV.
TVs which are Smart TV that might be worth looking at include the 42LB670, or the 47LB670 both from LG which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The FWD-47W800 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to the FWD-47W800 also do not have a built-in camera.
We compared this television to all the other televisions with a built-in camera and we think the Samsung UE40H6700 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
Only Has Three Screen Format Adjustments
The number of screen format adjustments found on the FWD-47W800 is more than most TVs of this age and type. The most frequently found screen format adjustment is 4:3, but this screen format adjustment is not found on this television. The screen format adjustments 16:9, 16:10 and Zoom are also found on this TV.
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Only Supports Four Audio Formats
The number of audio formats supported by the FWD-47W800 is more than most televisions of this age and spec. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by TVs of this age and type. The audio formats "3GPP", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this Sony TV.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The FWD-47W800 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other televisions of this age and type also do not feature OLED technology.
We compared all the other TVs which also feature OLED technology to this television and we think the Samsung UE46H7000 (£849.00) is also worth considering.
Only Digital Tuner
This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on televisions of this spec and age.
Only 480i Video Mode
The Sony FWD-47W800 supports a better video mode than most comparable spec TVs that came out more than two years ago. This TV supports a 480i video mode, whereas most TVs of this age and spec support a 1080p video mode. This Sony TV also support 1080i, 480p, 576i and 576p and 720p video modes.
A 480i video mode is in fact the worst supported video mode across all TVs of this age and spec.
Across comparable types of television the best supported video mode is 2160p.
At 14.6 kilograms, the FWD-47W800 is quite heavy compared to most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the FWD-47W800. The lightest comparable spec TV that has been available for more than two years is 1.5kg heavy and the heaviest is 27kg.
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Running Costs Are OK
The FWD-47W800 is typical compared to the other 344 mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the FWD-47W800 is £108.
Released Over Three Years Ago
Sony released the FWD-47W800 over three years ago.
At 64 millimeters, the FWD-47W800 has a relatively average thickness compared to most of the other televisions that are a comparable age to the FWD-47W800.
Other televisions with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the Sony FWD-42W800 (63mm).
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Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Motionflow, Motionflow XR
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1920 x 1080
1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Screen Format Adjustment
Horizontal Viewing Angle
1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768, 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Vertical Viewing Angle
Digital Signal Format System
DVB, DVB-C, DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Analog, Analog & Digital, Digital
S-Master / S-Force Front Surround 3D
RMS Rated Power
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDCP Security Feature
PC in Port
Remote Output Port
Audio in Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
BUL, CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, EST, FIN, FRE, GRE, HEB, HUN, ITA, KAZ, LAV, LIT, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SER, SLK, SLV, SWE, TUR, UKR
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.53 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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