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Sony KD-50SD8005

50" 4K Edge-LED Curved May 2016
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Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date £150.46 Electricity cost over 5 years
Sony has good television reviews
Features USB recording
Not 3D

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Sony Has Good Television Reviews

Based on 2,235 expert and owner reviews (including 164 verified purchases), Sony has good ratings for its televisions. Sony also has good ratings specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs. 88% of those that bought a Sony television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

OK Running Costs

This Sony TV has an efficiency rating of A. The KD-50SD8005 has an average running cost of £151 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 415 recently released 4K and 8K TVs.


Other

Released Twelve Months Ago

Sony released the KD-50SD8005 in May 2016.


Performance

Features USB Recording

The Sony KD-50SD8005 features USB recording. Most of the other recently released televisions also feature USB recording.

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Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The Sony KD-50SD8005 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI), as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as this television.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KD-50SD8005 supports parental controls, as do most of the other TVs that have been available for a similar time to this television.

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Display

Not 3D

Like most of the other comparable spec televisions that came out around the same time as this TV, the KD-50SD8005 is not 3D.

If you would prefer a TV that is 3D then you might want to look at the Samsung UE78HU8500 which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

Latest 4K and 8K TVs have horizontal viewing angles of between 170° and 180°. The Sony KD-50SD8005 has a very narrow horizontal viewing angle (only 170 degrees) compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec TVs.

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50 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 50 inch TV.

We compared this TV to all the other 50" TVs and we think because of their better review scores, the Samsung UE50KU6000 (£579.89), and the Hisense H50M3300 (£398.50) are also worth considering.

TVs with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the KD-55XE8596 (£949.99) (54.6"), or the KD-55XE8096 (£1,399) (54.6") both from Sony or the LG OLED55C7 (£2,999) (55").

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The Sony KD-50SD8005 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV also support Wi-Fi.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available including because of its better review score, the Samsung UE78HU8500.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony KD-50SD8005 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other recently released 4K and 8K TVs.

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Supports Miracast

The KD-50SD8005 supports Miracast. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as this television also support Miracast.

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Supports Bluetooth

The Sony KD-50SD8005 supports Bluetooth, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that came out in the last 12 months.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-50SD8005 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other recently released TVs.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The KD-50SD8005 has an ethernet port. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this TV also have an ethernet port.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KD-50SD8005 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), as do most of the other televisions that were released in the last 12 months.

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Packaging Content

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The Sony KD-50SD8005 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to this TV also have a desktop stand included.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The KD-50SD8005 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other similar spec TVs that were released in the last year.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Depth

At 76 millimeters, the Sony KD-50SD8005 has a fairly standard depth compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to this TV.

Televisions with a thicker depth that might be worth considering include the 43PUH6101 (£449.36) (77mm), or the 43PUS6101 (£467.38) (77mm) both from Philips.

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Smart TV

Supports Screen Mirroring

The KD-50SD8005 supports screen mirroring. Most of the other recently released TVs also support screen mirroring.

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Supports Smart TV

The Sony KD-50SD8005 supports Smart TV, as do most of the other new 4K and 8K TVs.

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Supports Four Video Apps

The number of video apps supported by the Sony KD-50SD8005 is more than most recently released 4K and 8K TVs. This television supports a NetFlix video apps, which is the most commonly supported video apps supported by 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV. The video apps "TV SideView", "YouTube" and "maxdome" are also supported by this Sony television.

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Audio

Quite Low RMS Rated Power

At only 20 Watts, the Sony KD-50SD8005 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this television. The average RMS rated power of newly released 4K and 8K TVs is 29W, and the RMS rated powers range from 6W to 120W.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kd50sd8005bu, sony kl3rn
Barcodes 04548736024434, 04548736024441

Sony KD-50SD8005 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony KD-50SD8005 review we compared this TV to 4,717 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,041,700 product attributes, 88,470 TV reviews and 4,110,900 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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