Sony KDL-48W585
Sony KDL-48W585
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Sony KDL-48W585

An economical to run 48" Full HD TV, but with inferior features
48" Full HD No Yes Oct 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Wi-Fi Release Date

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Sony KDL-48W585 Review

With low running costs but at over 2 years old, we have scored the Sony KDL-48W585 as follows for Summary.
Missing Some Features
2 Years Old
£76 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 43?

Samsung televisions have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available. View the latest TVs 2017.
This TV has running costs of £76 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
It is missing some features:
Only Full HD
Not 3D
Very slow motion interpolation frequency
Quite low RMS rated power

Sony KDL-48W585 In-Depth Analysis


Sony Televisions Have Very Good Reviews

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


Only Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

The KDL-48W585's display diagonal of 48" is fairly standard compared to most other televisions. It is in the largest 55% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Not 3D

The KDL-48W585 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that 74% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Supports Wi-Fi


The KDL-48W585 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of TVs.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The Sony KDL-48W585 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), unlike 81% of TVs which do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-48W585 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 72% of televisions do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The Sony KDL-48W585 has an ambient light sensor. 92% of TVs do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequency of the KDL-48W585 of only 100Hz is in the slowest 9% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. The average motion interpolation frequency of all televisions is 440Hz, with the slowest being 50Hz and the fastest being 3,000Hz.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-48W585 supports 24p, unlike 84% of TVs which do not support 24p.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KDL-48W585 supports parental controls. 88% of televisions do not support parental controls.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

Across all the TVs the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The RMS rated power of the KDL-48W585 of only 16W is in the lowest 22% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This TV was released in October 2014.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The average 5 year running cost of the KDL-48W585 is £76 based on passable energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony kdl48w585bbu


04905524967951, 04905524967968, 04905524967975

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