Sony KDL-50W808 vs Sony KDL-55W807

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Sony KDL-50W808
Sony KDL-55W807

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
100Hz 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 900Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (100Hz 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.

Slightly lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KDL-50W808 has an annual energy consumption of 100kWh, but the Sony KDL-55W807 is a 104kWh annual energy consumption TV (4kWh higher). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

Thinner Edit
The Sony KDL-50W808 is a 59mm thick TV. That's 2mm thinner than the Sony KDL-55W807 (61mm). 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.

25% lighter Edit
The Sony KDL-50W808 has a weight of 13.7kg, however the Sony KDL-55W807 is a 17kg heavy TV (3.3kg heavier). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

£4.81 cheaper to run
Over five years the Sony KDL-50W808 only costs £118.41 to run whereas the Sony KDL-55W807 costs £123.22 to run (4% 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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5 Reasons Against
12% slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KDL-55W807 has a motion interpolation frequency of 900Hz, however the Sony KDL-50W808 is a 1,000Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (100Hz 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.

4kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KDL-55W807 has an annual energy consumption of 104kWh, whereas the Sony KDL-50W808 is a 100kWh annual energy consumption TV (4kWh lower). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

4% thicker Edit
The Sony KDL-55W807 has a depth of 61mm. That's 2mm thicker than the Sony KDL-50W808 (61mm). 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.

Heavier Edit
Sony KDL-55W807 is 17kg heavy, but the Sony KDL-50W808 is a 13.7kg heavy TV (3.3kg lighter). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

Higher running costs over five years by £4.81
Over five years the running costs of the Sony KDL-55W807 are £123.22 which is £4.81 more than the Sony KDL-50W808. Show assumptions.

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Date Released

23 months Ago 23 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 £ 120.18
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 123.22
Purchase price £ 699.00
Total cost of ownership £ 822.22
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.
0.61T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.61 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
High Frequency Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 100Hz
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
1,000Hz
BEST
900Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Supported Video Modes
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 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°

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search
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+
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog
Number of Tuners
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
Lifestyle Apps
 Google Apps
 Google Apps
BEST
Video Apps
 NetFlix
 NetFlix
Operating System Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.0
Operating System Installed
 Android
 Android
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
RF Ports Quantity
1 1
SCART Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
Composite Video in
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
3 3
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDCP
 HDCP
 HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
4 4
CardBus PCMCIA Slots Quantity
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)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
MHL Version
 2.0
 2.0

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Browsing

Management Features

Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
On/Off Timer
 On/Off timer
 On/Off timer
Picture-and-Picture
 Picture-and-Picture
 Picture-and-Picture
Smart Modes
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
Picture-in-Picture
 Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
 MAC
 BOS
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
 MAC
 BOS

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 XVID
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
 H.265
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 AVCHD
 XVID
 WEBM
 AVC
 3GPP
 H.265
Audio Formats Supported
 FLAC
 MP3
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
 FLAC
 MP3
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Parental Control
 Parental control
 Parental control
24p Support
 24p support
 24p support
Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
72W
BEST
75W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
100kWh
BEST
104kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
110W Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
59mm
BEST
61mm
Weight
13.7kg
BEST
17kg
Weight With Stand
14.6kg
BEST
18kg
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 210mm
Height (with Stand)
691mm
BEST
753mm
Width (with Stand)
1,116mm
BEST
1,230mm
Height
654mm 715mm
Width
1,116mm 1,230mm
Package Height
764mm
BEST
828mm
Package Width
1,214mm
BEST
1,328mm

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
 Desktop stand
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual

Technical Details

Subwoofer Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subwoofer out
Clear Phase Technology
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Wide Mode
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

HDD Recording
 HDD recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Illumination LED
 Illumination LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
Apps
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI in
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
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