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Sony KDL50W829B

50" Active May 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
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12 Reasons For

Very Low Running Costs

This large TV has an energy efficiency classification of A++, and the average 5 year running cost of the KDL-50W829 is only £85 based on average energy prices, which makes it one of the cheapest to run TVs of this type and age.

Sony Has Good Television Reviews

Based on 1,507 expert and owner reviews, Sony has good reviews for its TVs. Sony also has good reviews specifically within its large TVs range compared to other brands.

3D Compatible

The Sony KDL-50W829 is 3D compatible, as are most of the other large TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-50W829.

We compared all the other 3D compatible TVs to this TV and we think the Cello C50223[plb_2330183_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Televisions which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the LG 50PB690[plb_2659614_price], or the Samsung UE55F6100[plb_2149172_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other large TVs that have been available for more than two years, the KDL-50W829 supports smart TV features.

There are a number of alternative televisions which support smart TV features currently available that you might also want to look at including the LG 55LB580[plb_2229282_price] which has better reviews.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a smart TV features and we think the Sony KDL-50W705[plb_2318729_price], or the LG 55LB731[plb_2378784_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Sony KDL-50W829 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other similar spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-50W829 also have a WiFi connection.

We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the KDL-50W706[pl_2318730_price], or the KDL-50W705[pl_2318729_price] both from Sony or the LG 50PB690[plb_2659614_price].

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The slowest motion interpolation frequency of TVs of a similar type and age to the KDL-50W829 is 50Hz and the fastest is 1,800Hz. At 800 hertz, the KDL-50W829 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-50W829.

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Has Three Sound Modes

The KDL-50W829 has a greater number of sound modes than most televisions of this age and spec. This TV has a Music sound mode, which is the most commonly found sound mode found on TVs of a comparable type and age to the KDL-50W829. The sound modes "Movie" and "Standard" are also found on this Sony television.

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Supports Eight Video Formats

supports eight video formats

The number of video formats supported by the Sony KDL-50W829 is more than most comparable spec televisions that came out around the same time as it. This TV supports an AVI video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by large TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. The video formats "ASF", "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2" and "WEBM" are also supported by this television.

MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Supports Six Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the KDL-50W829 is more than most large TVs that were launched around the same time as it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by TVs that have been around for a similar time to the KDL-50W829. The audio formats "3GPP", "ASF", "LPCM", "MP4" and "WMA" are also supported by this Sony television.

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Has Seven Smart Modes

The KDL-50W829 has a greater number of smart modes than most televisions of this age and spec. This TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on large TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-50W829. The smart modes "Cinema", "Personal", "Photo", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this television.

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Light

Across all the similar spec televisions that were released around the same time as the KDL-50W829 the weights range from 2.3kg to 63kg. The Sony KDL-50W829 is fairly light (only 13.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

With an annual energy consumption of only 71 kilowatt hours, the Sony KDL-50W829 has one of the lower annual energy consumptions amongst large TVs of this age. The average annual energy consumption of large TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-50W829 is 120kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 60kWh to 320kWh.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-50W829 do not have a built-in camera. The Sony KDL-50W829 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Four Analog Signal Format Systems

The KDL-50W829 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most televisions of this age and type. The most commonly supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this Sony TV. The analog signal format systems NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL and SECAM are also supported by this TV.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats

The KDL-50W829 has a greater number of image formats than most large TVs that were launched more than two years ago. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to the KDL-50W829. The image formats "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Sony KDL-50W829 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-50W829 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

Televisions of this type and age have RMS rated power of between 7.5W and 100W. With an RMS rated power of only 16 Watts, the KDL-50W829 has one of the lower RMS rated power amongst televisions of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-50W829

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this Sony television was released.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions of this age and spec. 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 Sony KDL-50W829 has a pretty average thickness compared to most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-50W829.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
3D Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
2D-3D Converter
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
Sound Mode
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
HDCP Security Feature
PC in Port
HDMI Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Mobile High-Definition Link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
Hotel Mode
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
24p Playback
Digital Video Recorder
Ambient Light Sensor
Stored Teletext Page
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Ergonomics
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 Content
Included 3D Glasses
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Included
Cable Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
Other Features
Special Features

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
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Sony KDL-50W829uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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 kdl50w829, sony w800, kdl50w829b, sony w800b, sony p190250, sony p190250p, sony kdl50w829, sony kdl50w829b, sony kdl50w829bb, sonytv kdl50w829, sony kdl50w829bbu

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