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Sony KDL-50W706
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Sony KDL50W706

50" Flat May 2014
Screen Size HD Type Screen Shape WiFi Connection Release Date
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7 Reasons For

Very Low Running Costs

This TV has an energy efficiency rating of A++. The KDL-50W706 is in the cheapest 6% of all 225 TVs of a similar age and spec that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KDL-50W706 is only £85.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Based on 1,704 owner and expert reviews, Sony has good ratings for its TVs. Sony also has good ratings specifically within its large TVs range.

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

Televisions with a higher display resolution that might be worth considering include the Philips 50PUS6809 (£689.09) (4K Ultra HD and cheaper).

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The KDL-50W706 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other comparable spec televisions that were released more than two years ago.

Other televisions with a WiFi connection currently available that you might want to look at include cheaper TVs such as the Sony KDL-50W829 (£549.00), or the LG 50PB690 (£549.00).

We compared all the other TVs which also have a WiFi connection to this television and we think the Sony KDL-50W705 (£549.90) is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many large TVs that are a comparable age to it.

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The KDL-50W706 is one of the lighter large TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-50W706 (only 13.6 kilograms) amongst large TVs of this age. The average weight of large TVs that have been available for a similar time to the KDL-50W706 is 21kg, and the weights range from 7.9kg to 50kg.

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Has Four Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the KDL-50W706 is more than most comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to it. This television has an Sports smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on televisions of a similar age and spec to the KDL-50W706. The smart modes "Cinema", "Game" and "Music" are also found on this Sony TV.

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6 Reasons Against

Not Smart TV

Most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-50W706 are Smart TV, however the KDL-50W706 is not Smart TV.

If you would prefer a TV that is Smart TV then you might also want to look at the Sony KDL-50W829 (£549.00).

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sony KDL-50W706 is not 3D compatible, unlike most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to the KDL-50W706 which are 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might also 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-50W706 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-50W706 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-50W706 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to the KDL-50W706 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of televisions that came out more than two years ago is 23W. The KDL-50W706 has a quite low RMS rated power (only 16 Watts) compared to most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Only 480i Video Mode

This TV supports 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p and 720p video modes, which is typical of many televisions of a comparable age and type to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-50W706

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Thickness

At 64 millimeters, the Sony KDL-50W706 has a relatively standard thickness compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-50W706.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 64mm thick TVs currently available including a cheaper TV such as the Sony KDL-50W829 (£549.00) or you might consider a higher scoring TV such as the Samsung UE55H6400 (£599.99).

If you would consider a TV with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the Sony KDL-50W705 (£549.90) (64mm).

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HD Type
3D Compatible
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Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Smart TV
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
Audio Out Port
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
Parental Controls
24p Playback
Panorama Feature
Deep Colour
VESA Mounting
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
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
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 sonytv kdl50w706
Barcodes 04905524979770, 04905524979787, 04905524979794, 04905524979817

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