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Sony KDL50W705

50" Dynamic Edge-LED Flat May 2014
Screen Size HD Type LED Backlighting Screen Shape Release Date
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7 Reasons For

Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Sony TVs and also specifically for Sony large TVs and found that in both cases Sony had good reviews compared to other brands.

Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-50W705, the Sony KDL-50W705 supports smart TV features.

It may also be worth considering one of the other televisions which support smart TV features currently available including a cheaper TV such as the Sony KDL-50W829[plb_2289136_price] or you might consider a higher scoring TV such as the LG 55LB580[plb_2229282_price].

We think you might also be interested in other televisions which also support smart TV features including the LG 55LB731[plb_2378784_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The KDL-50W705 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other TVs that have been around for a similar time to the KDL-50W705 also have a WiFi connection.

We compared all the other televisions with a WiFi connection to this TV and we think cheaper TVs such as the LG 50PB690[plb_2659614_price], and the Sony KDL-50W829[plb_2289136_price] is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the Sony KDL-50W706[plb_2318730_price].

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Has Three Sound Modes

The KDL-50W705 has a greater number of sound modes than most similar spec televisions that were released more than two years ago. This television has a Music sound mode, which is the most commonly found sound mode found on televisions of a similar age and type to the KDL-50W705. The sound modes "Movie" and "Standard" are also found on this TV.

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Supports Four Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the KDL-50W705 is more than most TVs that have been available for more than two years. This Sony television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-50W705. The audio formats "3GPP", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.

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Has Six Smart Modes

The KDL-50W705 has a greater number of smart modes than most TVs of a similar spec and age to it. This TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on large TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-50W705. The smart modes "Cinema", "Personal", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this Sony TV.

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Light

The weights of large TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-50W705 range from 2.3kg to 63kg. At only 13.6 kilograms, the KDL-50W705 is fairly light compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that were released around the same time as the KDL-50W705.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The KDL-50W705 is not 3D compatible, unlike most of the other large TVs that have been around for more than two years.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Sony KDL-50W829[plb_2289136_price], the LG 50PB690[plb_2659614_price], or the Cello C50223[plb_2330183_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs that were released more than two years ago do not have a built-in camera. The KDL-50W705 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats

The Sony KDL-50W705 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 televisions that have been around for more than two years. The image formats "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other large TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the KDL-50W705, the KDL-50W705 does not feature OLED technology.

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Only Supports Nine Video Formats

The number of video formats supported by the KDL-50W705 is more than most TVs of a similar type and age to it. The most frequently supported video format is AVI, but this video format is not supported by this television. The video formats AVCHD, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPEG1, MPEG2, WEBM and WMV are also supported by this TV.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The KDL-50W705 has a quite low RMS rated power (only 16 Watts) compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the large TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-50W705 the RMS rated power range from 7.5W to 100W.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-50W705

Released Over Two Years Ago

This TV has been on the market for over two years.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on televisions of a comparable age and spec to it. 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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OK Running Costs

This large TV is rated A++ for energy efficiency, and the KDL-50W705 has an average running cost of £164 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 324 TVs of a similar age and type.

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Average Thickness

At 64 millimeters, the Sony KDL-50W705 has a pretty typical thickness compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to the KDL-50W705.

There are a number of other 64mm thick TVs currently available which you might also want to look at including the Sony KDL-50W829[plb_2289136_price] which is cheaper.

If you don't mind having a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the Sony KDL-50W706[plb_2318730_price] (64mm).

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
App
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
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
HDCP Security Feature
PC in Port
HDMI Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Mobile High-Definition Link
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Near Field Communication
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Parental Controls
24p Playback
Ambient Light Sensor
Panorama Feature
Clock Function
Stored Teletext Page
Deep Colour
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
Smartphone Remote Feature
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Maximum Power Consumption
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Energy Star Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Technical Details
LED Backlight

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £160.24
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £163.28
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Energy Rating
0.81T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.81 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
21
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 21 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl50w705, sony kdl50w705b, sonytv kdl50w705, sony kdl50w705bb, sony kdl50w705bbu
Barcodes 04905524979725, 04905524979732, 04905524979749, 04905524979763, 04905524979794

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