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Sony KDL-50W808 vs Sony KDL-55W807

Sony KDL-50W808 vs Sony KDL-55W807

Sony KDL-50W808
Sony KDL-55W807

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
600Hz faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KDL-50W808 has a motion interpolation frequency of 1,000Hz, whereas the Sony KDL-55W807 is only a 400Hz 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.

Thinner Edit
The Sony KDL-50W808 is a 59mm thick TV. That's 5mm thinner than the Sony KDL-55W807 (64mm). 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.

£9.70 cheaper to run
Over five years the Sony KDL-50W808 only costs £118.41 to run whereas the Sony KDL-55W807 costs £128.11 to run (8% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is higher
The Sony KDL-50W808 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", but the Sony KDL-55W807 has a rating of "A+".
2 Reasons For
Moderately larger display diagonal Edit
The Sony KDL-55W807 has a display diagonal of 55", but the Sony KDL-50W808 is only a 50" TV (5" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen excluding any frame or border. One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

Energy efficiency rating is superior
The Sony KDL-55W807 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", whereas the Sony KDL-50W808 has a rating of "A+".

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
5" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony KDL-50W808 has a display diagonal of 50", however the Sony KDL-55W807 is a 55" TV (5" larger). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen excluding any frame or border. One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

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4 Reasons Against
2x slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KDL-55W807 has a motion interpolation frequency of 400Hz, however the Sony KDL-50W808 is a 1,000Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (600Hz faster). 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.

8% thicker Edit
The Sony KDL-55W807 has a depth of 64mm. That's 5mm thicker than the Sony KDL-50W808 (64mm). 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.

Older by three months
The Sony KDL-55W807 is three months older than the Sony KDL-50W808.
Higher running costs over five years by £9.70
Over five years the running costs of the Sony KDL-55W807 are £128.11 which is £9.70 more than the Sony KDL-50W808. Show assumptions.

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Date Released

21 months Ago 24 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 115.37
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 118.41
Electricity cost - switched on £ 126.59
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.52
Total running cost £ 128.11
Purchase price £ 599.00
Total cost of ownership £ 727.11
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

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.
0.64T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.64 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
16
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
50" 55"
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D
 3D
 3D
3D Type
 Active
 Active
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
2D-3D Converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 2D-3D converter
Motion Interpolation Frequency
1,000Hz
BEST
400Hz
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 1000000:1
 1000000:1
BEST
Supported Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 14:9
 Auto
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 Auto
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
126cm 139cm
BEST
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
178° 178°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Viewing Angle, Vertical
178° 178°

Audio

Equalizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Equalizer
Built-In Subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in subwoofer
Equalizer Band
Unknown - Click to provide data 6
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto volume leveler
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
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
 Screen mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
Lifestyle Apps
 Skype
 Skype
BEST
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
Operating System Installed
 Android
 Android

Other Features

HDD Recording
 HDD recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Power LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Power LED
Headphone Connectivity
 3.5 mm
 3.5 mm
Placement Supported
 Horizontal
 Horizontal
Volume Control
 Digital
 Digital
I-Manual
 I-Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Playback
 USB playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
Advanced Contrast Enhancer
 Advanced contrast enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
BRAVIA Sync
 BRAVIA Sync
Unknown - Click to provide data
On-Screen Display for External Input
 On-screen display for external input
Unknown - Click to provide data
Illumination LED
 Illumination LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
Apps
 Apps
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wireless Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wireless connection
HDMI in
4 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Built-In Camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in camera
LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
Colour
 Black
 Black
Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
72W
BEST
79W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.25W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
100kWh
BEST
110kWh
Power Consumption (max)
110W
BEST
157W

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-CI+
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-CI+
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data 1tuner(s)

Performance

Card Reader Integrated
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Card reader integrated
Parental Controls
 Parental controls
 Parental controls
Optical Disc Player Type
 Not included
 Not included
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 XVID
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
 M-JPEG
 TS
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 XVID
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
 M-JPEG
 TS
Digital Video Recording (DVR)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital Video Recording (DVR)
Audio Formats Supported
 FLAC
 MP3
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
 FLAC
 MP3
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Teletext Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Teletext function
24p
 24p
 24p
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Plug & Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Plug & Play
Teletext
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,000 pages

Packaging Content

Pair of 3D Glasses Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pair of 3D glasses included
Desktop Stand Included
 Desktop stand included
 Desktop stand included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Camera Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Camera included
3D Glasses Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
Swivel Angle Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -15 - 15
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 300 x 300
 300 x 300
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Miracast
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Management Features

Auto Power Off System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off system
Smart Modes
 PC
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 PC
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
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
 Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture-in-Picture
 Picture-in-Picture
 Picture-in-Picture
On/Off Timer
 On/Off timer
 On/Off timer
Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
59mm
BEST
64mm
Weight
13.7kg 8.4kg
BEST
Weight With Stand
14.6kg
BEST
20.7kg
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 298mm
Height (with Stand)
691mm
BEST
768mm
Width (with Stand)
1,116mm
BEST
1,253mm
Height
654mm 735mm
Width
1,116mm 1,253mm
Package Height
764mm
BEST
836mm
Package Width
1,214mm
BEST
1,487mm

Ports & Interfaces

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

Technical Details

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