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9 Reasons For
4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many large TVs that have been around for the last year. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
We compared this TV to all the other 4K Ultra HD TVs and we think the Samsung UE65KU6400 (£1,128.47), and the LG 60UH625 (£999.00) which is cheaper is also worth considering.
Sony Has Good TV Reviews
Large TVs built by Sony have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all televisions (not just large TVs) and found that Sony also has good reviews across its entire range.
Only Released Four Months Ago
This large TV is one of the newest TVs to be released.
The Sony KD-50SD8005 is Smart TV, as are most of the other recently released TVs.
There are a number of other Smart TVs currently available that you might also want to consider including a cheaper TV such as the Samsung UE65KU6400 (£1,128.47) or you might consider a better rated TV such as the Samsung UE55KS7500 (£1,199.99), or the LG 55EG9109.
Has a WiFi Connection
The KD-50SD8005 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other televisions that are a similar age to the KD-50SD8005 also have a WiFi connection.
We compared all the other TVs with a WiFi connection to this television and we think a cheaper TV such as the Samsung UE65KU6400 (£1,128.47) or you might consider a higher Rating TV such as the Samsung UE55KS7500 (£1,199.99), and the LG 55EG9109 are also worth considering.
LED Display Technology
The display technology of the this television are LED, which is typical of many large TVs that came out in the last 12 months.
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Three USB 2.0 Ports
The Sony KD-50SD8005 is a three USB 2.0 port TV.
Features One Video App
The Sony KD-50SD8005 has a greater number of video apps than most large TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. The most frequently featured video app is YouTube, but this video app is not featured on this Sony television. The video apps NetFlix|TV SideView|YouTube|maxdome are also featured on this television.
Supports One Video Format
The number of video formats supported by the KD-50SD8005 is more than most new comparable spec TVs. The most frequently supported video format is MKV, but this video format is not supported by this television. The video formats AVCHD|AVI|MKV|MP4|MPEG1|MPEG2|WEBM|WMV9|XVID are also supported by this TV.
AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.
MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.
WMV stands for Windows Media Video.
5 Reasons Against
Not 3D Compatible
Most large TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KD-50SD8005 are not 3D compatible. The KD-50SD8005 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
The KD-50SD8005 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released in the last year also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other comparable spec televisions that came out in the last year, the KD-50SD8005 does not feature OLED technology.
We compared this TV to all the other TVs with an OLED technology and we think the 55EG9109, or the 55EG910 (£1,115.00) both from LG which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
Only Has One Screen Format Adjustment
The number of screen format adjustments found on the KD-50SD8005 is more than most large TVs that have been available for a similar time to it. This Sony TV has a 16:9 screen format adjustment, which is the most frequently found screen format adjustment found on large TVs that have been around for the last year.
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Across all the latest similar spec TVs the thicknesses range from 17mm to 100mm. At 76 millimeters, the KD-50SD8005 has a fairly thick thickness compared to most of the other new similar spec televisions.
If you don't mind having a thicker thickness then you might also want to consider the Sony KD-55SD8505 (£1,098.00) (84mm and cheaper) or the Samsung UE65KU6000 (£999.97) (64.6mm and higher rated), or the Philips 65PUS6521 (£1,299.00) (67.2mm and higher rated).
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Average Running Costs
This Sony television is rated A for energy efficiency. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the KD-50SD8005 is £151, which is typical compared to the other 236 recently released comparable spec televisions.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.75 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 20 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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