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Sony KDL-50W705
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Sony KDL50W705

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

Running Costs Are Very Low

This large TV is rated A++ for energy efficiency, and the KDL-50W705 is one of the most economic to run TVs of this age and spec 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 KDL-50W705 is only £85.

Sony Has Good TV Reviews

Sony is one of the better rated TV brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Sony also has good ratings for its large TVs.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of the this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of this type and age. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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

We compared this television to all the other Full HD TVs and we think the Sony KDL-50W829 (£549.00) which is cheaper; or the Panasonic TX-50AS500 which has a better Rating are also worth considering.

If the display resolution of this television is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the Philips 50PUS6809 (£689.09) (4K Ultra HD) which is also cheaper.

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Smart TV

Like most of the other comparable spec televisions that were launched more than two years ago, the KDL-50W705 is Smart TV.

We compared this TV to all the other Smart TVs and we think the Sony KDL-50W829 (£549.00) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

TVs which are Smart TV that might be worth considering include the 55LB731 (£575.00), or the 55LA6208 both from LG.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other TVs of this age and spec, the KDL-50W705 has a WiFi connection.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative televisions with a WiFi connection currently available including the Sony KDL-50W829 (£549.00), or the LG 50PB690 (£549.00) which is cheaper.

It is worth considering alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the Sony KDL-50W706 (£549.90).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported display resolution on TVs of a similar age and spec to it.

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The lightest comparable spec television that was launched around the same time as the KDL-50W705 is 7.9kg heavy and the heaviest is 50kg. When compared to other large TVs that were launched more than two years ago that we have checked, the weight of the KDL-50W705 of only 13.6 kilograms is one of the lightest.

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Has One Screen Format Adjustment

The KDL-50W705 has a greater number of screen format adjustments than most large TVs that are a similar age to it. The most commonly found screen format adjustment is 16:9, but this screen format adjustment is not found on this Sony TV. The screen format adjustments Zoom are also found on this television.

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Supports Ten Video Formats

supports ten video formats

The KDL-50W705 has a greater number of video formats than most televisions of a similar type and age to it. The most frequently supported video format is VP8, but this video format is not supported by this TV. The video formats 3GP, AVCHD, AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, WEBM and WMV are also supported by this Sony TV.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.

WMV stands for Windows Media Video.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The KDL-50W705 is not 3D compatible, unlike most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-50W705 which are 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Sony KDL-50W829 (£549.00), the LG 50PB690 (£549.00), or the Cello C50223 (£542.41) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KDL-50W705 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-50W705 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most televisions of this age and type do not feature OLED technology. The KDL-50W705 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of TVs of this spec and age range from 8W to 100W, and the average RMS rated power is 23W. With an RMS rated power of only 16 Watts, the KDL-50W705 has one of the lower RMS rated power amongst large TVs of this age.

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Only 480i Video Mode

The Sony KDL-50W705 supports a 480i video mode which is better than the 1080p video mode supported by most large TVs that are a comparable age to it. This TV also support 1080i, 480p, 576i and 576p and 720p video modes.

This TV's video mode (480i) is actually the worst supported video mode across all large TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-50W705.

A 2160p video mode is the best supported video mode amongst similar types of TV.

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Only 1000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio

The KDL-50W705 has a maximum dynamic contrast ratio of 1000000:1. That's 90% less dynamic contrast ratio than the most common dynamic contrast ratio of Mega Contrast.

A 1000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio is in fact the worst dynamic contrast ratio across all TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-50W705.

A Brilliant Contrast dynamic contrast ratio is the best dynamic contrast ratio amongst similar types of TV.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-50W705

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Sony television was released over two years ago.

Average Thickness

The KDL-50W705 has a relatively standard thickness (64 millimeters) compared to most of the other large TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-50W705.

There are a number of alternative 64mm thick televisions currently available which you might want to look at including the Samsung UE55H6400 (£599.99) which has a better Rating; or the Sony KDL-50W829 (£549.00) which is cheaper.

TVs with a thicker thickness that might also be worth looking at include the Sony KDL-50W706 (£549.90) (64mm).

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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
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
RMS Rated Power
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
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
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Mobile High-Definition Link
WiFi Connection
Internet Browser
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
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Parental Controls
24p Playback
Ambient Light Sensor
Panorama Feature
Clock Function
Stored Teletext Page
Deep Colour
Wall Mountable
Smartphone Remote Feature
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Maximum Power Consumption
DLNA Certificate
Energy Star Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Technical Details
LED Backlight

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £81.72
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £84.76
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Energy Rating
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.42 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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 kdl50w705, sony kdl50w705b, sonytv kdl50w705
Barcodes 04905524979725, 04905524979732, 04905524979749, 04905524979763, 04905524979794

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