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Sony KD50SD8005BU

£999.99
A fairly new 50" 4K television with adequate features but a price that represents fine value for money
50" 4K No No May 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Sony KD-50SD8005 Review

Released 1 year ago, we have ranked the Sony KD-50SD8005 number 139 in 50 inch TVs and number 553 across all TVs.
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Average
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Average Features
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15 Months Old
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£151 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
59
Average

Why Has it Scored 60?

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At over a year old this television is slightly out of date, and newer TVs with more up to date technology are available.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 TVs 2017.
It has an efficiency rating of A, and its running costs of £151 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,025 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
This TV has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
4K
Supports Wi-Fi
Does not feature OLED technology
Not 3D

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is good for watching sport. It is also good for watching films as well being average for playing games.
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Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £749 at ao 22 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
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Sony KD-50SD8005 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Sony TVs Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 3,185 user and expert reviews (including 1,171 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. 90% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product is less than 18 months old but has average features and at £999.99 it is more expensive than 72% of TVs.

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Features

4K

4K

The highest resolution of the KD-50SD8005 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found HD type of Full HD. The worst resolution of all TVs is HD Ready and the best is 8K. 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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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Sony KD-50SD8005 of 50" is fairly typical compared to most other televisions. It is in the largest 62% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most other TVs, the KD-50SD8005 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

Like most other TVs, the Sony KD-50SD8005 is not 3D. 74% of TVs are not 3D.

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Fairly Thick

The thickness of the KD-50SD8005 of 76mm is in the thickest 23% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. Across all the TVs the thicknesses range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KD-50SD8005 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KD-50SD8005 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), which is unusual. 81% of televisions do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Supports Miracast

The KD-50SD8005 supports Miracast, which is unusual. 87% of TVs do not support Miracast.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The KD-50SD8005 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 91% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The KD-50SD8005 supports screen mirroring, which is unusual. 87% of TVs do not support screen mirroring.

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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 TV supports a Netflix video app, which is the most frequently supported video app supported by TVs. The video apps "YouTube", "TV SideView" and "maxdome" are also supported by this Sony television.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

TVs have horizontal viewing angles of between 150° and 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 180°. The horizontal viewing angle of the Sony KD-50SD8005 of only 170° is fairly narrow compared to most other TVs. It is in the narrowest 5% of all televisions when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Bluetooth

The KD-50SD8005 supports Bluetooth. 81% of TVs do not support Bluetooth.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution supported by the KD-50SD8005 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels TV, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by TVs. The resolution of all televisions ranges from 1024 x 768 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KD-50SD8005 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

The KD-50SD8005 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI), which is unusual. 91% of TVs do not feature High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI).

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Features USB Recording

The Sony KD-50SD8005 features USB recording, which is unusual. 93% of TVs do not feature USB recording.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KD-50SD8005 supports parental controls, which is unusual. 88% of TVs do not support parental controls.

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Age

Released 15 Months Ago

This television has been on the market since May 2016.


Running Costs

Average Running Costs

This television is rated A for energy efficiency. The KD-50SD8005 has an average 5 year running cost of £151 based on adequate energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kd50sd8005bu, sony kl3rn
Barcodes 04548736024434

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