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Sony KDL-50W656
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Sony KDL50W656ASU

50" Edge-LED Flat Jul 2013
Screen Size HD Type LED Backlighting Screen Shape Release Date
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7 Reasons For

Excellent Expert Reviews

Expert review site tweakers.net scored this TV 100%. The expert review sites think this large TV is one of the very best TVs of this type and age.

Very Low Running Costs

This TV has an efficiency rating of A++, and the KDL-50W656 is one of the most economic to run TVs of a comparable spec and age that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the KDL-50W656 will cost only £85 over 5 years to run.

Good Brand

On average Sony large TVs have good ratings compared to other brands as do all TVs built by Sony.

Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The KDL-50W656 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other large TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-50W656 also have a WiFi connection.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including the Samsung UE55H6400[plb_2232457_price] which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in other televisions which also have a WiFi connection including the UE55H6410[pl_2240341_price], or the UE55H6470[pl_2233878_price] both from Samsung.

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Supports Four Audio Formats

The Sony KDL-50W656 has a greater number of audio formats than most large TVs that are a comparable age to it. This Sony television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by TVs of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-50W656. The audio formats "3GPP", "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this Sony TV.

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Light

TVs of this spec and age have weights of between 2.3kg and 63kg, and the average weight is 20kg. The KDL-50W656 is quite light (only 14 kilograms) compared to most of the other large TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-50W656.

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Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption

The annual energy consumptions of televisions that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-50W656 range from 60kWh to 320kWh. The KDL-50W656 has one of the lower annual energy consumptions (only 71 kilowatt hours) amongst TVs of this age.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

Most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for more than two years support smart TV features, however the KDL-50W656 does not support smart TV features.

It is worth also looking at alternative televisions which also support smart TV features including the Samsung UE55H6400[plb_2232457_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

The KDL-50W656 is not 3D compatible, unlike most of the other large TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-50W656 which are 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a TV that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Samsung UE55H6400[plb_2232457_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most large TVs that were launched more than two years ago do not have a built-in camera. The Sony KDL-50W656 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The KDL-50W656 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs of a similar age and spec to it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this Sony TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Sony KDL-50W656 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-50W656 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only Supports Ten Video Formats

The number of video formats supported by the Sony KDL-50W656 is more than most televisions of this age and spec. This television supports an AVI video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by large TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-50W656. The video formats "AVCHD", "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "WEBM", "WMV" and "XVID" are also supported by this TV.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of large TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-50W656 is 7.5W, the highest is 100W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. At only 16 Watts, the Sony KDL-50W656 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other televisions that were launched around the same time as the KDL-50W656.

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Only Two HDMI Ports

The KDL-50W656 is a two HDMI port television.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most TVs of this age and type have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Sony KDL-50W656 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Quite Thick

With a thickness of 77 millimeters, the KDL-50W656 has a fairly thick thickness compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-50W656. Large TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the KDL-50W656 have thicknesses of between 3.5mm and 100mm, and the average thickness is 56mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-50W656

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many large TVs that have been available for more than two years. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this television was released.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustment
Display Diagonal
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
App
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Audio in Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Picture and Picture
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Parental Controls
24p Playback
Skype Function
Panorama Feature
Face Detection
Clock Function
Deep Colour
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
On/off Switch
Swivelling Stand
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Included 3D Glasses
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Other Features
HDD Recording
Box Dimension
Dimensions
Weight Without Stand
HDMI in Port

Expert Reviews

(1)
8 February 2014

Wegens de kijkafstand tot mijn Televisie (4 tot 5 meter) wou ik mijn oude LG 32 inch TV graag vervangen voor een grotere TV. Via diverse sites kwam ik er al snel achter dat met deze...

Accurate colours (average Delta E 1.6)
Good contrast 4190 1), deep black 0.05 cdm)
Low power use 60 watts)
Antireflective filter works well
Smart TV services
Viewing angles could be better, even if they're above average for an LCD TV
No proper motion interpolation mode
No 3D mode
Risk of clouding
Angles de vision troits, mme s'ils sont meilleurs que le moyenne des LCD

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £81.72
Electricity cost when on standby £2.74
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Total running cost over 5 years £84.46
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Energy Rating
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 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony p191024, sony p191024p, sony kdl50w656, sony kdl50w656a, sony kdl50w656as, sony kdl50w656asu
Barcodes 04905524942262, 04905524942293, 04905524942309, 05013493232624, 05055434906409

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