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Sony KDL50W706

50" Flat May 2014
Screen Size HD Type Screen Shape WiFi Connection Release Date
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Sony KDL50W706 50 inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Smart TV wit

5 Reasons For

Very Low Running Costs

This large TV is rated A++ for energy efficiency, and based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the KDL-50W706 is only £85, which is in the cheapest 9% of all 324 TVs of a similar type and age.

Sony Has Good TV Reviews

Large TVs built by Sony have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just large TVs) and found that Sony also has good reviews across its entire range.

Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the KDL-50W706, the KDL-50W706 has a WiFi connection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including cheaper TVs such as the LG 50PB690[plb_2659614_price], or the Sony KDL-50W829[plb_2289136_price].

We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the Sony KDL-50W705[plb_2318729_price].

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Has Four Smart Modes

The KDL-50W706 has a greater number of smart modes than most comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. This television has a Game smart mode, which is the most frequently found smart mode found on TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-50W706. The smart modes "Cinema", "Music" and "Sports" are also found on this Sony television.

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Light

With a weight of only 13.6 kilograms, the KDL-50W706 is one of the lighter TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-50W706 amongst large TVs of this age. Large TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-50W706 have weights of between 2.3kg and 63kg.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The KDL-50W706 does not support smart TV features, unlike most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-50W706.

It is worth considering alternative TVs which also support smart TV features including the Sony KDL-50W829[plb_2289136_price] which is also cheaper.

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Not 3D Compatible

The KDL-50W706 is not 3D compatible, unlike most of the other televisions of this age and spec.

If you want a television that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at 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

Like most of the other TVs of this type and age, the KDL-50W706 does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-50W706 do not feature OLED technology. The KDL-50W706 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

At only 16 Watts, the Sony KDL-50W706 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other large TVs that were released more than two years ago. Large TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the KDL-50W706 have RMS rated power of between 7.5W and 100W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-50W706

Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the KDL-50W706 over two years ago.

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 large TVs that are a similar 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.

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Average Thickness

At 64 millimeters, the KDL-50W706 has a relatively average thickness compared to most of the other TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the KDL-50W706.

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

Televisions with a thicker thickness that might also be worth considering include the Sony KDL-50W705[plb_2318729_price] (64mm).

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Screen Shape
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
App
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
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
Mobile High-Definition Link
Audio Out Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Near Field Communication
Management Features
On/off Timer
Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
Performance
Parental Controls
24p Playback
Panorama Feature
Deep Colour
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Battery Included
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
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 kdl50w706, kdl50w706b, sony kdl50w706, sony kdl50w706b, sonytv kdl50w706, sony kdl50w706bs, sony kdl50w706bsu
Barcodes 04905524979770, 04905524979787, 04905524979794, 04905524979817

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