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Panasonic TX-50CX802 vs Sony KDL-50W809

Panasonic TX-50CX802 vs Sony KDL-50W809

Panasonic TX-50CX802
Sony KDL-50W809

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
1,500Hz faster high frequency rate Edit
Panasonic TX-50CX802 is 1,600Hz refresh rate, but the Sony KDL-50W809 is only a 100Hz refresh rate TV (1,500Hz slower). Read more

The refresh rate is also known as the high frequency rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. The high frequency rate is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 60Hz would refresh the image on the screen 60 times every second which means that action scenes would appear smoother.

The high frequency rate is also known as the refresh rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate.

600Hz faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX802 has a motion interpolation frequency of 1,600Hz, whereas the Sony KDL-50W809 is only a 1,000Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (600Hz slower). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

50% higher RMS rated power Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX802 is a 40W RMS rated power TV. That's 20W higher than the Sony KDL-50W809 (20W). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Local dimming Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX802 features local dimming, whereas the Sony KDL-50W809 does not feature local dimming. Read more

This means that LEDs can be controlled individually (or in clusters) to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

Thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX802 is a 46mm thick TV. That's 13mm thinner than the Sony KDL-50W809 (59mm). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

1 Reason For
£429 cheaper
The Sony KDL-50W809 costs £429.01 less than the Panasonic TX-50CX802.

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
More expensive by £429
The Panasonic TX-50CX802 is £429.01 more expensive than the Sony KDL-50W809.
Older by four months
The Panasonic TX-50CX802 is four months older than the Sony KDL-50W809.
5 Reasons Against
Vastly slower high frequency rate Edit
The Sony KDL-50W809 has a high frequency rate of 100Hz. That's 1,500Hz slower than the Panasonic TX-50CX802 (100Hz). Read more

The refresh rate is also known as the high frequency rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. The high frequency rate is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 60Hz would refresh the image on the screen 60 times every second which means that action scenes would appear smoother.

The high frequency rate is also known as the refresh rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate.

60% slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KDL-50W809 is a 1,000Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 600Hz slower than the Panasonic TX-50CX802 (1,000Hz). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

Lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KDL-50W809 has an RMS rated power of 20W, but the Panasonic TX-50CX802 is a 40W RMS rated power TV (20W higher). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Does not feature local dimming Edit
The Sony KDL-50W809 does not feature local dimming, whereas the Panasonic TX-50CX802 does. Read more

This means that LEDs can be controlled individually (or in clusters) to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

Thicker Edit
Sony KDL-50W809 is 59mm thick, but the Panasonic TX-50CX802 is a 46mm thick TV (13mm thinner). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

Date Released

25 months Ago 21 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
Electricity cost - switched on £ 115.37
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 118.41
Purchase price £ 369.99
Total cost of ownership £ 488.40
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

No data

Environmental Impact

No data
0.59T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.59 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
50" 50"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
3D
 3D
 3D
High Frequency Rate
1,600Hz
BEST
100Hz
3D Type
 Active
 Active
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
1,600Hz
BEST
1,000Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 IFC (Intelligent Frame Creation)
 IFC (Intelligent Frame Creation)
Supported Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
126cm 126cm
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
176° 178°
BEST
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
Viewing Angle, Vertical
176° 178°
BEST

Audio

Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Subwoofer RMS Power
20W Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
40W
BEST
20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 Digital Plus
 Digital
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Standard
 Music
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Smart TV

Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.0
Operating System Installed
 Android
 Android

Other Features

HDD Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDD recording
I-Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 I-Manual
USB Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB playback
Advanced Contrast Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Advanced contrast enhancer
BRAVIA Sync
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BRAVIA Sync
On-Screen Display for External Input
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On-screen display for external input
Illumination LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Illumination LED
Apps
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Apps
HDMI in
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included

Design

Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Silver
 Silver
Peak Luminance Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 81%

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
Unknown - Click to provide data 72W
Power Consumption (standby)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
BEST
Input Frequency
 50
 50
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 100kWh
AC Input Voltage
 200 - 240
 200 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 110W
Input Voltage
 240
 200 - 240
 240
 200 - 240

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
Unknown - Click to provide data

TV Tuner

Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C

Performance

Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
Unknown - Click to provide data
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SD
 SD
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 M4V
 TS
 AVC
 3GPP
 VRO
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 WEBM
 H.265
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 M4V
 TS
 AVC
 3GPP
 VRO
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 WEBM
 H.265
Audio Formats Supported
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 MP4
 LPCM
 PCM
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 MP4
 LPCM
 PCM
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
BEST
 Teletext function
24p
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p
USB Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB recording
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
BEST
 Local dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Teletext
1,500 pages Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Mounting Kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting kit
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data R03
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Browser Supported
 Browser supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Browsing
 Browsing
 Browsing

Management Features

Hotel Mode
 Hotel mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Modes
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-in-Picture
On/Off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/Off timer
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 ENG
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
 ENG
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
Number of OSD Languages
Unknown - Click to provide data 32

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
46mm
BEST
59mm
Weight
18kg 13.7kg
BEST
Package Weight
24kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
19.5kg 14.6kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
211mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
687mm
BEST
691mm
Width (with Stand)
1,121mm 1,116mm
BEST
Height
652mm 654mm
Width
1,121mm 1,116mm
Package Height
809mm 764mm
BEST
Package Width
1,434mm 1,214mm
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
Headphone Outputs
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
PC in (D-Sub) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in (D-Sub) port
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
RF Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 3
BEST
USB 3.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 BRAVIA Sync
 BRAVIA Sync
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
MHL Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
Audio (L,R) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 3.0 Type-A Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Clear Phase Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Clear Phase technology
Auto Wide Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Wide mode
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