Sony KD-55X8005 vs Sony KDL-50W809
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Sony KD-55X8005vsSony KDL-50W809

Sony KD-55X8005

52

Overall Score

52

Overall Score

Sony KD-55X8005

£849.00
Our Verdict:
A good spec but a little out of date 55" 4K TV, representing inferior value for money
24
Value for Money
Poor
61
Features
Good Features
68
Age
2 Years Old
52
Overall Score
Average
55" 4K No No Oct 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology 3D Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 55"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
3D No
Release Date Oct 2015
Energy Efficiency A
Sony KDL-50W809

73

Overall Score

73

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec and economical to run 50" Full HD television
79
Features
Good Features
76
Age
2 Years Old
78
Running Costs
£91 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good
50" Full HD No 59mm Apr 2015 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 50"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 59mm
Release Date Apr 2015
Energy Efficiency A+
Sony KD-55X8005

52

Overall Score

52

Overall Score

Sony KD-55X8005

£849.00
Our Verdict:
A good spec but a little out of date 55" 4K TV, representing inferior value for money
24
Value for Money
Poor
61
Features
Good Features
68
Age
2 Years Old
52
Overall Score
Average
55" 4K No No Oct 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology 3D Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 55"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
3D No
Release Date Oct 2015
Energy Efficiency A
Sony KDL-50W809

73

Overall Score

73

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec and economical to run 50" Full HD television
79
Features
Good Features
76
Age
2 Years Old
78
Running Costs
£91 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good
50" Full HD No 59mm Apr 2015 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 50"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 59mm
Release Date Apr 2015
Energy Efficiency A+

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Reasons For

Sony KD-55X8005 Sony KDL-50W809
2 Reasons For
10% Larger Display Diagonal
The Sony KD-55X8005 is a 55" TV. That's 5" larger than the Sony KDL-50W809 (50").

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, 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. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. 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.

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Better for Watching Sport
The Sony KD-55X8005 is better for watching sport than the Sony KDL-50W809.
When ranking TVs for sport, we’ve concentrated primarily on the most important attributes. First off, we concentrate on the ‘motion interpolation frequency’. This is important for fast-moving spots, since it reduces the amount of blurring on screen. We also take the size of the screen into account - sports matches are far more immersive when viewed on a giant screen! Finally, we look at display brightness and display resolution, so that the games always appear as fully-detailed and bright.
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3D
The Sony KDL-50W809 is a 3D TV, whereas the Sony KD-55X8005 is not 3D.

‘3D’ describes whether the TV can display 3D movies and programmes. Requires compatible 3D glasses to properly function.

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. 3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

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Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
The Sony KDL-50W809 is a 1,000Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 800Hz faster than the Sony KD-55X8005 (200Hz).

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.

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

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10W Higher RMS Rated Power
The Sony KDL-50W809 has an RMS rated power of 20W, but the Sony KD-55X8005 is only a 10W RMS rated power TV (10W lower).

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.

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Common Interface (CI) Slot
The Sony KDL-50W809 has a common interface (CI) slot, however the Sony KD-55X8005 does not have a common interface (CI) slot.

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

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PC in (D-Sub) Port
The Sony KDL-50W809 has a PC in (D-Sub) port, however the Sony KD-55X8005 does not have a PC in (D-Sub) port.

The socket (port) to receive input from a PC via a D-sub, which is a connector with a characteristic D-shaped metal shield. Also known as a VGA Port.

A D-sub port is needed to connect your TV to older devices and computers that use a VGA connection - generally those made before 2000.

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Better Energy Efficiency Rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KDL-50W809 is "A+", however the rating of the Sony KD-55X8005 is "A".

Reasons Against

Date Released

Sony KD-55X8005 Sony KDL-50W809
28 months old Best 34 months old

Key Features

Display Diagonal

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, 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. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. 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.

3D

‘3D’ describes whether the TV can display 3D movies and programmes. Requires compatible 3D glasses to properly function.

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. 3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

Sony KD-55X8005 Sony KDL-50W809
Best
No
Yes

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency Class

Sony KD-55X8005 Sony KDL-50W809

Running Costs Over 5 Years

TV running costs calculated based on an average of 5 hours of use per day. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the TV and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving TVs.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these TVs for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Sony KDL-50W809
Sony
KDL-50W809
12 trees 0.45 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Display Sony KD-55X8005 Sony KDL-50W809
Display Diagonal 55"
BEST
50"
HD Type
4K
 4K
4K
 4K
High Frequency Rate 100Hz
BEST
Display Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
Motion Interpolation Frequency 200Hz
BEST
1,000Hz
Display Brightness
Horizontal Viewing Angle 178° 178°
Supported Video Mode
1080i 1080p
720i 720p
576i 576p
480i 480p
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
1080i 1080p
720i 720p
576i 576p
480i 480p
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
Display Technology
LED
 LED
LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
Zoom
 Zoom
Zoom
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric) 139cm
BEST
126cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
4096 x 2160 3840 x 2160
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) 1920 x 1080
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080
4096 x 2160 3840 x 2160
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) 1920 x 1080
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080
Vertical Viewing Angle 178° 178°
 
 
 
Audio Sony KD-55X8005 Sony KDL-50W809
RMS Rated Power 10W 20W
BEST
Loudspeaker 2 2
Sound Modes
Standard Music
Movie Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
Standard Music
Movie Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
Speaker 2 2
 
 
 
Smart TV Sony KD-55X8005 Sony KDL-50W809
Operating System Version Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Other Features Sony KD-55X8005 Sony KDL-50W809
HDMI in Unknown - Click to provide data 4
 
 
 
Design Sony KD-55X8005 Sony KDL-50W809
Peak Luminance Ratio Unknown - Click to provide data 81%
 
 
 
Power Sony KD-55X8005 Sony KDL-50W809
Energy Efficiency Class
A+
 A+
A+
 A+
Power Consumption (typical) Unknown - Click to provide data 72W
Power Consumption (standby) Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Annual Energy Consumption Unknown - Click to provide data 100kWh
Maximum Power Consumption Unknown - Click to provide data 110W
 
 
 
TV Tuner Sony KD-55X8005 Sony KDL-50W809
Tuner Type
Analog
 Analog
Analog
 Analog
 
 
 
Performance Sony KD-55X8005 Sony KDL-50W809
Video Formats Supported
WMV AVI
3GP MOV
MPEG MPEG1
MPEG2 MKV
XVID WEBM
H.265 3GPP
AVCHD AVC
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 XVID
 WEBM
 H.265
 3GPP
 AVCHD
 AVC
WMV AVI
3GP MOV
MPEG MPEG1
MPEG2 MKV
XVID WEBM
H.265 3GPP
AVCHD AVC
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MKV
 XVID
 WEBM
 H.265
 3GPP
 AVCHD
 AVC
Audio Formats Supported
FLAC MP3
WMA LPCM
PCM MP4
 FLAC
 MP3
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
 MP4
FLAC MP3
WMA LPCM
PCM MP4
 FLAC
 MP3
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
 MP4
Image Formats Supported
JPG
 JPG
JPG
 JPG
 
 
 
Packaging Content Sony KD-55X8005 Sony KDL-50W809
Battery Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
AC
 AC
AC
 AC
 
 
 
Management Features Sony KD-55X8005 Sony KDL-50W809
Smart Modes
Vivid Game
Standard Movie
Sports Photo
Animation
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
Vivid Game
Standard Movie
Sports Photo
Animation
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
Number of OSD Languages 32 32
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Sony KD-55X8005 Sony KDL-50W809
Thickness Unknown - Click to provide data 59mm
Weight Unknown - Click to provide data 13.7kg
Weight With Stand Unknown - Click to provide data 14.6kg
Height (with Stand) Unknown - Click to provide data 691mm
Width (with Stand) Unknown - Click to provide data 1,116mm
Height 837mm 654mm
Width 1,362mm 1,116mm
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Sony KD-55X8005 Sony KDL-50W809
Headphone Outputs 1 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 1
RF Port 1 1
SCART Port 1 1
Composite Video in 2
BEST
1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port 3 3
HDMI Port 4 4
CardBus PCMCIA Slot Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) Out 1 1
 
 
 
Packaging Data Sony KD-55X8005 Sony KDL-50W809
Package Height 837mm 764mm
BEST
Package Depth 229mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Width 1,362mm 1,214mm
BEST

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