This television received a rating of 70% from expert review site parentesis.com.
Running Costs Are Very Low
Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the KDL-50W800 will cost only £65 over 5 years to run, which makes it one of the cheapest to run comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than two years.
Sony TVs Have Good Reviews
On average Sony large TVs have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all TVs manufactured by Sony.
The KDL-50W800 is 3D compatible, as are most of the other TVs of this spec and age.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3D compatible TVs currently available including because of it's better review score, the UE55D7000[pl_344784_price], or the UE50F6100[pl_2149169_price] both from Samsung or the Philips 55PFK7509[plb_2219763_price].
Supports Smart TV Features
The KDL-50W800 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to the KDL-50W800.
It may also be worth considering one of the other TVs which support smart TV features currently available including the Samsung UE55D7000[plb_344784_price], or the Grundig 55 VLE 9480[plb_2369190_price] which has better reviews.
Has a WiFi Connection
The KDL-50W800 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-50W800.
Other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available which you might want to look at include the KDL-60NX720[pl_344138_price], or the KDL-60W605[pl_2296576_price] both from Sony or the LG 55LB870[plb_2233830_price] which has better reviews.
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Two Composite Video in Ports
The Sony KDL-50W800 is a two composite video in port TV. Most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for more than two years only have one composite video in port.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This TV supports an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly supported WiFi standard on large TVs that are a comparable age to it.
Two Audio in Ports
The KDL-50W800 is a two audio in port TV. Most of the other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the KDL-50W800 have between one and three audio in ports.
Supports Three Image Formats
The number of image formats supported by the KDL-50W800 is more than most large TVs that were released more than two years ago. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this television. The image formats JPEG XR, MPO and RAW are also supported by this TV.
3D Comb Filter
This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is typical of many TVs of this type and age.
Has Three Sound Modes
The number of sound modes found on the KDL-50W800 is more than most large TVs that are a comparable age to it. This Sony TV has a Music sound mode, which is the most frequently found sound mode found on televisions of a comparable type and age to the KDL-50W800. The sound modes "Movie" and "Standard" are also found on this TV.
Supports Four Audio Formats
The number of audio formats supported by the KDL-50W800 is more than most TVs that have been available for more than two years. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago. The audio formats "LPCM", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.
Large TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-50W800 have weights of between 2.3kg and 63kg. At only 13.6 kilograms, the KDL-50W800 is fairly light compared to most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago.
Supports Eight Analog Signal Format Systems
The KDL-50W800 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most televisions of a similar age and spec to it. This TV supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by TVs of a similar type and age to the KDL-50W800. The analog signal format systems "NTSC 3.58", "NTSC 4.43", "PAL I", "PAL M", "SECAM B/G", "SECAM D/K" and "SECAM L" are also supported by this Sony TV.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The KDL-50W800 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-50W800 also do not have a built-in camera.
Like most of the other large TVs that were released more than two years ago, the KDL-50W800 does not feature OLED technology.
We compared all the other TVs which also feature OLED technology to this TV and we think the 55EA9809[pl_2043038_price], the 55EA970[pl_2164589_price], or the 55EA880[pl_2403544_price] all from LG which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
Only Supports Ten Video Formats
The number of video formats supported by the KDL-50W800 is more than most comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This TV supports an AVI video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by televisions of a similar spec and age to the KDL-50W800. The video formats "3GP", "AVCHD", "MKV", "MOV", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "WEBM", "WMV" and "XVID" are also supported by this Sony TV.
Quite Low RMS Rated Power
With an RMS rated power of only 16 Watts, the KDL-50W800 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other televisions that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-50W800. The lowest RMS rated power of large TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-50W800 is 7.5W, the highest is 100W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.
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Only Features One App
The number of lifestyle apps featured on the KDL-50W800 is more than most TVs of this age and spec. The most commonly featured app is Skype, but this app is not featured on this Sony TV. The apps Google Apps,Twitter are also featured on this television.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
This television has been on the market for over two years.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable spec and 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.
At 64.2 millimeters, the KDL-50W800 has a relatively average thickness compared to most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-50W800.
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Edge-LED, Dynamic Edge-LED
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction Feature
Motion Interpolation Technology
Motionflow, Motionflow XR
1920 x 1080
1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 720p
Screen Format Adjustment
Horizontal Viewing Angle
1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 768, 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Vertical Viewing Angle
Digital Signal Format System
Analog, Analog & Digital, Digital
CATV, UHF, VHF
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL I, PAL, PAL M, SECAM, SECAM B, SECAM B/G, SECAM, SECAM D, SECAM D/K, SECAM, SECAM L
Smart TV Features
RMS Rated Power
Auto Volume Leveler
Movie, Music, Standard
Audio Decoding Technology
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDCP Security Feature
PC in Port
Audio in Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Picture and Picture
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
On Screen Display Language
ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), ENG, FRE, INC, PER, POR, RUS, THA
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.32 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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