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Sony KDL-50W815
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Sony KDL-50W815

50" Active Feb 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
Enjoy an immersive, life-like 3D viewing experience. Watch 3D movies on Blu-ray Disc, 3D TV broadcasts and web videos with finely detailed 3D images all with a more natural depth of field that's... More
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10 Reasons For

Very Low Running Costs

This TV is rated A++ for energy efficiency, and the KDL-50W815 is one of the cheapest to run large TVs that have been on the market for more than two years that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the KDL-50W815 will cost only £85 over 5 years to run.

Good Brand

Sony large TVs have good reviews on average and across all TVs Sony is one of the better rated brands.

3D Compatible

The KDL-50W815 is 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the KDL-50W815 also are 3D compatible.

We compared all the other 3D compatible televisions to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the UE55D7000[pl_344784_price], and the UN55ES8000[pl_403312_price] both from Samsung is also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The KDL-50W815 supports smart TV features. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the KDL-50W815 also support smart TV features.

Alternative televisions which support smart TV features currently available that you might also want to consider include the Samsung UE55D7000[plb_344784_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The KDL-50W815 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-50W815 also have a WiFi connection.

We compared all the other televisions with a WiFi connection to this TV and we think the Sony KDL-60W605[plb_2296576_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Thirteen Video Formats

supports thirteen video formats

The number of video formats supported by the Sony KDL-50W815 is more than most TVs of a similar type and age to it. This television supports an AVI video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. The video formats "3GP", "ASF", "H.264", "M-JPEG", "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "MPEG4", "WEBM" and "XVID" are also supported by this TV.

MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Supports Four Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the Sony KDL-50W815 is more than most televisions that were launched more than two years ago. This Sony television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by TVs of this type and age. The audio formats "ASF", "LPCM" and "MP4" are also supported by this television.

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Has Eight Smart Modes

The Sony KDL-50W815 has a greater number of smart modes than most TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. This television has a Game smart mode, which is the most frequently found smart mode found on large TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-50W815. The smart modes "Animation", "Cinema", "Personal", "Photo", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.

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Light

The average weight of televisions of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-50W815 is 20kg. The KDL-50W815 is one of the lighter comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-50W815 (only 13.6 kilograms) amongst large TVs of this age.

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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

The KDL-50W815 has a quite low annual energy consumption (only 71 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. The average annual energy consumption of televisions that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-50W815 is 120kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 60kWh to 320kWh.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs of this age and type do not have a built-in camera. The KDL-50W815 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of other TVs which also have a built-in camera which you might also want to consider including the Samsung UN55ES8000[plb_403312_price], or the Panasonic TX-55ASW804[plb_2382034_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports Four Analog Signal Format Systems

The Sony KDL-50W815 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most large TVs that were launched more than two years ago. The most commonly supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this Sony television. The analog signal format systems NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL and SECAM are also supported by this television.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats

The number of image formats supported by the KDL-50W815 is more than most TVs of this age and type. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by televisions of this type and age. The image formats "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out more than two years ago, the KDL-50W815 does not feature OLED technology.

We think you might also be interested in alternative televisions which also feature OLED technology including 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.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The KDL-50W815 has a quite low RMS rated power (only 16 Watts) compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age. Televisions that were released more than two years ago have RMS rated power of between 7.5W and 100W.

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Only One Audio in Port

The KDL-50W815 is a one audio in port TV. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that came out more than two years ago have between one and three audio in ports.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-50W815

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 TVs of a comparable type 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.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This Sony TV was released over two years ago.

Average Thickness

At 64 millimeters, the KDL-50W815 has a fairly average thickness compared to most of the other TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
3D Type
Screen Shape
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
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
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
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDCP Security Feature
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Audio in Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Near Field Communication
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
Hotel Mode
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Parental Controls
24p Playback
Ambient Light Sensor
Panorama Feature
File System
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Heavy Metals Free
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
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
Cable Included
Manual

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 kdl50w815, kdl50w815b, sony kdl50w815, kdl50w815bsae2, sony kdl50w815b, sony kdl50w815bsae2
Barcodes 04905524967807, 04905524967814, 05054531173264

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