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50" 400Hz Feb 2015
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31 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This Sony television was given a "Recommended" award by Flatpanels.dk who said that this large TV was good.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on three expert reviews from sites including Cnetfrance.fr, flatpanels.dk and digitalmediaandit.com the average expert rating of this large TV is 72%.

Easy to Use

Three customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Digitalmediaandit.com rated the product 80 out of 100 and wrote “Fabulous motion handling” in their review of this TV. Digitalmediaandit.com also mentioned “Top class Full HD image quality with exceptional motion handling make this a screen a great allrounder, new OneFlick search”.

One person wrote in their reviews that it had a good interface. Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned “Smart interface is slick and intuitive”. One customer who bought this TV reckoned that it was easy to use. Last year Digitalmediaandit.com said “Remote is responsive and easy to use”.

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Good Product Quality

Some Sony KDL-50W805 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality. Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned in December last year “Sensational 2D picture quality” . Digitalmediaandit.com also wrote “Superb image quality”. Digitalmediaandit.com also mentioned “Sony's smart TV system is still lacklustre, while audio quality is average”.

Nice Design

Three customers who reviewed this TV wrote that it was a good design. Digitalmediaandit.com gave the Sony KDL-50W805 a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in December last year “Sleek design” in their review of the Sony KDL-50W805. Digitalmediaandit.com also mentioned “Its design is attractive”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that this TV was smooth.

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Good High Def TV

Several people agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. In December last year expert review site Digitalmediaandit.com wrote “Where it really earns it's corn is in serving up deliciously refined 2D HD pictures that are among the best big screen images”.

Good Sound Quality

Several Sony KDL-50W805 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Sony KDL-50W805 had good sound quality.

Good Picture Quality

A few customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had good picture quality. One Sony KDL-50W805 reviewer reckoned that this TV had good colour saturation. In December last year Digitalmediaandit.com wrote in their review of this TV “Colours generally correct”.

Reasonably Priced

Several customers considered that this TV was good value for money. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote in their Sony KDL-50W805 review “Good value for so much picture quality” . Digitalmediaandit.com also wrote “Tempting price point”.

Good Brand

Sony is one of the better rated television manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Sony also has good reviews for its large TVs.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

A number of Sony KDL-50W805 reviewers who reviewed it wrote that it had a good 3D picture quality. Expert website Digitalmediaandit.com scored the product 80 out of 100 and said “Whilst this Sony offers 3D, delivers reasonable sound”. Digitalmediaandit.com also mentioned “It also offers several other things such as reasonable sound, 3-D and Smart capabilities”. Digitalmediaandit.com also said “3D weergave is niet full HD”.

Good Connectivity

One Sony KDL-50W805 owner concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity.

Good Technical Features

One Sony KDL-50W805 owner who purchased the Sony KDL-50W805 reckoned that it had good features. Digitalmediaandit.com said “Good connectivity and features” in their Sony KDL-50W805 review.

Good Standard Def TV

One Sony KDL-50W805 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was good at displaying standard definition TV. In December last year Digitalmediaandit.com wrote “Pictures are sharp across SD and HD” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

Good Remote Control

One Sony KDL-50W805 owner who reviewed this TV thought it had a good remote control.

Good Smart TV

One person who bought this TV thought it was good for watching TV catchup services. Digitalmediaandit.com said in their review of this TV “Sony still lacks a full complement of catchup TV services”.

3D Compatible

The KDL-50W805 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the KDL-50W805 which are not 3D compatible.

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 LG 50LF652[plb_2854193_price], the Sony KDL-50W807[plb_2844810_price], or the Philips 50PFT6510[plb_2860934_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Sony KDL-50W805 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other large TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-50W805 also have a WiFi connection.

We compared this television to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think because of it's better review score, the LG 50LF652[plb_2854193_price], the Hisense LTDN55K220[plb_2761072_price], and the Panasonic TX-50CS520[plb_2818181_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The KDL-50W805 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other televisions that are a comparable age to the KDL-50W805.

It may also be worth considering one of the other televisions which support smart TV features currently available including because of it's better review score, the LG 50LF652[plb_2854193_price], the Hisense LTDN55K220[plb_2761072_price], or the Panasonic TX-50CS520[plb_2818181_price].

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Very Fast Refresh Rate

Televisions of this age and spec have refresh rates of between 60Hz and 400Hz, and the average refresh rate is 140Hz. The refresh rate of the KDL-50W805 of 400 hertz is one of the fastest amongst televisions that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-50W805.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The KDL-50W805 has more HDMI ports than most of the similar spec TVs that came out more than a year ago. Most of the TVs of this spec and age only have between one and three HDMI ports, however this Sony TV has four HDMI ports.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The Sony KDL-50W805 is a three USB 2.0 port television.

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Two Audio in Ports

Most similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-50W805 have between one and three audio in ports, including the Sony KDL-50W805 which has two audio in ports.

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Features One App

features one app

The number of lifestyle apps featured on the KDL-50W805 is more than most televisions that are a similar age to it. This television features a Skype app, which is the most commonly featured app featured on large TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-50W805.

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2 MHL Version

This TV supports a 2 MHL version, which is the most frequently supported MHL version on televisions of this age and spec.

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Has Four Sound Modes

The number of sound modes found on the KDL-50W805 is more than most large TVs that have been around for more than a year. This TV has a Music sound mode, which is the most commonly found sound mode found on TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the KDL-50W805. The sound modes "Movie", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this Sony TV.

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Supports Three Audio Formats

The Sony KDL-50W805 has a greater number of audio formats than most televisions of a similar type and age to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by large TVs that were released more than a year ago. The audio formats "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this Sony television.

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Supports Ten Video Formats

supports ten video formats

The number of video formats supported by the KDL-50W805 is more than most similar spec TVs that have been available for more than a year. This TV supports an AVI video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by televisions of a similar age and spec to the KDL-50W805. The video formats "3GP", "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "WEBM", "WMV" and "XVID" are also supported by this television.

MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.

WMV stands for Windows Media Video.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Has Eight Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the KDL-50W805 is more than most large TVs that were released around the same time as it. This Sony TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most frequently found smart mode found on TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-50W805. The smart modes "Cinema", "Custom", "Graphics", "Photo", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this television.

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Supports Nine Analog Signal Format Systems

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the KDL-50W805 is more than most TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This TV supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the KDL-50W805. The analog signal format systems "NTSC 3.58", "NTSC 4.43", "PAL", "PAL BG", "PAL DK", "PAL L", "PAL M" and "SECAM" are also supported by this television.

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Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on TVs of this type and age.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs of a comparable type and age to the KDL-50W805 do not have a built-in camera. The KDL-50W805 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The KDL-50W805 has a greater number of image formats than most large TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-50W805. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other televisions of this age and type, the KDL-50W805 does not feature OLED technology.

It is worth also looking at alternative televisions which also feature OLED technology including the Sharp LC-50LE771[plb_2517722_price] which also has a higher rating.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-50W805

Running Costs Are OK

This television has an efficiency rating of A+. Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the KDL-50W805 will cost £119 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 127 TVs of a comparable spec and age.

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Sony released the KDL-50W805.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions that have been available for around the same time as 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 59 millimeters, the KDL-50W805 has a pretty typical thickness compared to most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to the KDL-50W805.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
3D Type
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Comb Filter
Noise Reduction Feature
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustment
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
TV Band
Analog Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
App
Video App
Operating System Version
Operating System
Screen Mirroring
Audio
Audio System
Built-In Subwoofer
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
Consumer Electronics Control
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Audio in Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
MHL Version
Networking
WiFi Connection
WLAN-Ready Connection
Bluetooth Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Near Field Communication
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Performance
Optical Disc Drive
Integrated Card Reader
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Parental Controls
Game Mode
24p Playback
Ambient Light Sensor
Panorama Feature
Face Detection
Clock Function
Stored Teletext Page
File System
Deep Colour
Picture Processing Technology
USB Recording
Design
Colour
Peak Luminance Ratio
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Included 3D Glasses
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Included
Mounting Kit
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Warranty Card
Quick Installation Guide
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Subwoofer Out Port
Power Save Mode
Light Sensor
Clear Phase Technology
Auto Wide Mode
Other Features
HDD Recording
I-Manual
USB Playback
Advanced Contrast Enhancer
BRAVIA Sync
On Screen Display for External Input
Illumination LED
Apps
Photo Effect
Weight Without Stand
Scene Modes
HDMI in Port
Special Features
Motionflow XR
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

(3)

SThis TV does one thing extremely well, that is it delivers 2-D HD picture quality of the highest order. It also offers several other things such as reasonable sound, 3-D and Smart capabilities...

Sensational 2D picture quality
Good Smart TV system overall
Good value for so much picture quality
Remarkably clear and detailed picture
Natural colour balance
3D looks a little soft and crosstalky
No ITV Player or 4OD on Smart platform
Limited viewing angle
Whites could be a touch brighter and punchier
Hint of 3D image instability
12 October 2015

Flatpanels.dk

Sony's 2014-fladskærme er landet. Hvis du også var på udkig efter tv sidste år, så genkender du måske modellen "W8". Der er dog tale om et spritnyt tv, men Sony har valgt at holde fast i... Read more…

Wellcontrasted picture
Excellent colors
Efficient image processing and motion compensation
Good outofthebox accuracy for colour and greyscale
Excellent video processing
Very disappointing 3D
Input lag higher than usual for a Sony TV (only concerns gamers)
Narrow viewing angles
Some clouding and backlight uniformity issues, especially when watching in dim surroundings
Some DSE present
10 March 2014

Sony KDL-50W815B to kolejny telewizor, który kilka dni temu trafi? do pierwszych sklepów jednak nie oznacza to, ?e 50-calowy model jest tak ?atwo dost?pny. Wed?ug jednej z najwi?kszych... Read more…

User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 29 September 2015 by Mac
(Verified Purchase)

This thing is something else,installed very easy,even the hanging on the wall went well...

Ease to use
Good build quality
Looks good
Quiet
Value for money
Reviewed 13 December 2014 by Gilbert Whyte
(Verified Purchase)

Great TV. Easy to operate, excellent picture quality...

Touch screen and beats audio is awesome
Reviewed 25 April 2014 by Raymond k.

Really glad I chose the ASUS ROG notebooks. I like the quality...

I have a 750JH and was totally wowed with that. My brother had an operation so I bought him the 750JZ to play with while recovering
The 750JZ is nice because it comes with Win 8.1 and you don't have to apply all the Win 8 fixes before being able to upgrade to Win 8.1. That's a plus
Same great performance and it's a solid notebook. The keyboard is better then I expected and the backlit keys are cool
ASUS support is another reason to buy this notebook. Make sure you do the registration
Debated this over the Msi 70 880m, Glad to see my choice didn't let me down. The heat that this puts off is minimal and have yet to see 50c temps when gaming. B 4, wow and a little bit of p 2. It doe
Some consider this heavy, but neither my brother or I normally carry it anywhere
None really. only thing that comes to mind is the fact I have to turn on v-ysnc to avoid screen tearing. Can't really consider this a con though. .. .It handles wonderfully when gaming paired with a L
Replaced mechanical drive with Samsung evo 1t ssd hdd. Not a big issue just didn't want to pay for asus's bigger ssd drive so I just got mine with the 256g ssd from factory with os on it and all the g
Trackpad - I can't figure out how to get it to act "naturally" like you grow accustomed to with touch-devices like the iPad, etc. What I'm talking about is dragging two fingers down to scroll up, two
Power Adapter - this thing is massive. .. granted it's a 180w power adapter so you should expect it to be. Don't know what I thought but I guess I didn't consider it. The laptop itself is big - as can
Reviewed 17 May 2015 by Christian M.
(Verified Purchase)

Spoke with a tech. Agreed it was a BIOS problem. Now it seems to be dead. I will contact ASROCK support again but this time for a RMA. Since I need the computer ASAP, I have ordered an ASUS MB...

Great when it works
Newegg let me RMA it
Computer will not POST
None so far. .. sending current one in for replacement
With this "ASRock 99 Extrem 4 LGA 2011- 3 Intel 99 SATA 6Gbs USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard", I am overclocking my "Intel Core 7 5820K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.3GHz LGA 2011- 3 140W" reliably at 4.3 GHz w
Had to switch to B bios as A died. Contacted Support, was told by Deisy to send copy of invoice (purchased from Newegg) and they would send a new BIOS. Nothing after more than 3 weeks. Today it will n
Arrived dead. Second motherboard of 5 from newegg that have arrived dead
Before an ASRock employee responds. .. let me tell you what I have tried
Two different power supplies and everything is hooked up correctly
Two different video cards

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £115.37
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £118.41
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Energy Rating
0.59T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.59 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony w805, sony w805c, KDL50W805CBU, sony kdl50w805, code kdl50w805, code kdl50w805c, quick kdl50w805, close kdl50w805, sony kdl50w805c, summer kdl50w805, quick kdl50w805c, close kdl50w805c, sony kdl50w805cb, sony kdl50w805c5, sony kdl50w805cba, sony kdl50w805cbu, summer kdl50w805c, summer kdl50w805cb, sony kdl50w805cbae, sony kdl50w805cbaep, summer kdl50w805cbu, sonybravia kdl50w805, sonybravia kdl50w805c, sonybravia kdl50w805cb, sonybravia kdl50w805cbu
Barcodes 00635131626920, 01000001268255, 04548736002722, 04548736002753, 04905524959543, 04905524959550, 04905524967791, 04905524967821, 04905524971316

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