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9 Reasons For
Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs
Sony mid-size TVs have good ratings on average and across all TVs Sony is one of the superior manufacturers.
The FWD-47W800 is 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the FWD-47W800 are not 3D compatible.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3D compatible TVs currently available including the LG 42LW579[plb_326450_price], or the Samsung UE40H6470[plb_2233881_price] which has better reviews.
Has a WiFi Connection
The FWD-47W800 has a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the FWD-47W800 which do not have a WiFi connection.
We compared all the other televisions with a WiFi connection to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], the Samsung UE48H6470[plb_2240459_price], and the LG 47LB670[plb_2232214_price] is also worth considering.
Three USB 2.0 Ports
The Sony FWD-47W800 is a three USB 2.0 port TV. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the FWD-47W800 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.
Four HDMI Ports
Most TVs of this age and spec have between one and four HDMI ports, including the FWD-47W800 which has four HDMI ports.
Two Audio in Ports
The FWD-47W800 is a two audio in port television. Most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the FWD-47W800 have between one and three audio in ports.
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Quite High RMS Rated Power
Across all the mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago the RMS rated power range from 2W to 80W. The Sony FWD-47W800 has one of the higher RMS rated power (20 Watts) amongst mid-size TVs of this age.
Supports Four Audio Formats
The Sony FWD-47W800 has a greater number of audio formats than most mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago. The audio formats "3GPP", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.
Has One Smart Mode
The FWD-47W800 has a greater number of smart modes than most televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most frequently found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this television. The smart modes Hotel are also found on this TV.
7 Reasons Against
Does Not Support Smart TV Features
Like most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the FWD-47W800, the Sony FWD-47W800 does not support smart TV features.
There are a number of alternative televisions which also support smart TV features that you might also want to look at including the Samsung UE40H6700[plb_2232461_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Sony FWD-47W800 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a built-in camera.
Other televisions which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to consider include the UE46ES8000[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.
Only Supports Thirteen Video Formats
The number of video formats supported by the FWD-47W800 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. This television supports an MKV video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the FWD-47W800. The video formats "3GPP", "AVCHD", "AVI", "M-JPEG", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "MPO", "WEBM", "WMV" and "XVID" are also supported by this TV.
Only Supports Two Image Formats
The number of image formats supported by the FWD-47W800 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years. This Sony TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the FWD-47W800. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this television.
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Only Analog Tuner
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The FWD-47W800 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the FWD-47W800 also do not feature OLED technology.
We compared this television to all the other TVs with an OLED technology and we think the Samsung UE46H7000[plb_2232247_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
The average weight of TVs of this age and type is 10kg, and the weights range from 3.7kg to 36kg. The Sony FWD-47W800 is one of the heavier TVs that were launched around the same time as the FWD-47W800 (14.6 kilograms) amongst similar spec TVs of this age.
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OK Running Costs
Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the FWD-47W800 is £108, which is typical compared to the other 714 TVs of this age and spec.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions of a comparable type and age to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when Sony released the FWD-47W800.
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With a thickness of 64 millimeters, the FWD-47W800 has a pretty standard thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the FWD-47W800.
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
16:9, 16:10, Zoom
Horizontal Viewing Angle
1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 768, 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
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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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