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Sony KD-50SD8005

74

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Sony KD-50SD8005

Sony KD-50SD8005
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A fully featured but a little out of date 50" 4K TV, with low running costs
50" 4K No 76mm May 2016 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
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Sony KD-50SD8005 Review

Released 2 years ago and with excellent features, we have ranked the Sony KD-50SD8005 number 354 in 50 inch TVs.
80
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Age
1 Year Old
72
Running Costs
£120 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

Hisense TVs have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this television is slightly out of date, and newer TVs with more up to date technology are available. View the latest televisions 2018.
It has an energy efficiency classification of A, and its running costs of £120 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,306 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
This TV has some great features:
4K
Made to listen: clearaudio+
IR blaster control everything with one remote
Experience the best in 4k UHD picture quality
Enrich your viewing with the TV sideview app
Slim look
Perfect view
Turn your TV into a digital recorder: USB HDD REC
Cinematic s-force front surround
DSEE restores detail to your digital
Clear phase for smooth, balanced frequencies
Content bar: find everything fast
Supports Wi-Fi
Say what you want to see with voice search
Google cast: plays nice with your other devices
Google play: A world of content and apps
BRAVIA meets android TV
Hidden cables
Motionflow XR keeps the action smooth
4K x-reality pro: enhance every picture up to 4k
The world of 4k right in front of you
Supports screen mirroring
Features USB recording
Stream playstation games straight to your TV

Sony KD-50SD8005 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its TVs

Based on 3,350 expert and owner reviews (including 1,813 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its TVs. 95% of those that bought a Sony television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

This television has an energy efficiency classification of A. The KD-50SD8005 is typical compared to the other 4,306 TVs that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the KD-50SD8005 will cost £120 over 5 years to run.

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Age

Released Over a Year Ago

This TV has been on the market since May 2016.

Features

Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the KD-50SD8005 of 50" is fairly typical compared to most other TVs. It is larger than 35% of all televisions when sorted by this feature.

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4K

4K

The highest resolution of the Sony KD-50SD8005 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most common HD type of Full HD. Across all TVs the best resolution is 8K and the worst is HD Ready. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

The KD-50SD8005 does not feature OLED/QLED technology, although this is within the context that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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Not 3D

The KD-50SD8005 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that 75% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Thicker Than Average

TVs have thicknesses of between 1.7mm and 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm. The KD-50SD8005's thickness of 76mm is thicker than 76% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KD-50SD8005 supports Wi-Fi, as do 61% of televisions.

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Features USB Recording

The KD-50SD8005 features USB recording, which is unusual. 90% of TVs do not feature USB recording.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The KD-50SD8005 supports screen mirroring. 84% of TVs do not support screen mirroring.

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Supports Miracast

The KD-50SD8005 supports Miracast, which is unusual. 86% of TVs do not support Miracast.

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Supports Bluetooth

The KD-50SD8005 supports Bluetooth. 80% of TVs do not support Bluetooth.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-50SD8005 supports Wi-Fi Direct, unlike 73% of TVs which do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KD-50SD8005 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). 78% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Narrower Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

The KD-50SD8005's horizontal viewing angle of only 170° is narrower than average when compared to most other televisions. It is in the narrowest 6% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of televisions is 150°, the widest is 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 180°.

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Supports Maxdome, Netflix and 2 More Video Apps

The KD-50SD8005 has a greater number of video apps than most TVs. This Sony television supports Netflix, which is the most commonly supported video app supported by televisions. The video apps "YouTube", "TV SideView" and "maxdome" are also supported by this TV.

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Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The Sony KD-50SD8005 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI), unlike 87% of TVs which do not feature High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI).

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The KD-50SD8005 supports a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels TV, which is the most common resolution supported by TVs. This TV also supports a display resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. The worst resolution of all televisions is 366 x 768 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2160 pixels.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The KD-50SD8005 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 92% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KD-50SD8005 supports parental controls. 87% of TVs do not support parental controls.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony kd50sd8005bucr

Barcodes:

04548736024434, 05056129211976

Frequently Asked Questions About the Sony KD-50SD8005

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