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Sony KDL-50W656
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Sony KDL-50W656

50" Edge-LED Flat Jul 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date
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8 Reasons For

Excellent Expert Reviews

This TV received an expert rating of 100 out of 100 from tweakers.net. This puts this television in the top 1% of all the large TVs that have been around for more than two years when ranked by average expert review score.

Running Costs Are Very Low

This television has an efficiency rating of A++, and the KDL-50W656 has an average running cost of only £85 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which makes it one of the most economic to run TVs of a comparable age and type.

Sony TVs Have Good Reviews

Based on 1,312 expert and user reviews, Sony has good ratings for its TVs. Sony also has good ratings specifically for its large TVs.

Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The Sony KDL-50W656 has a wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also have a wi-Fi.

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Two Audio (L,R) Ins

The Sony KDL-50W656 is a two audio (L,R) in television. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-50W656 have between one and three audio (L,R) ins.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This television supports a 1080i|1080p|480i|480p|576i|576p|720p supported video modes, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Light

Across all the large TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-50W656 the weights range from 2.3kg to 63kg. At only 14 kilograms, the KDL-50W656 is fairly light compared to most of the other large TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

The KDL-50W656 has a fairly low annual energy consumption (only 71 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-50W656. The lowest annual energy consumption of large TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-50W656 is 60kWh, the highest is 320kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 120kWh.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV

Most of the other TVs of this type and age support smart TV, however the Sony KDL-50W656 does not support smart TV.

Other TVs which also support smart TV that you might want to look at include the Samsung UN55F8000[plb_1998277_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

The KDL-50W656 is not 3D. Most of the other TVs that were launched more than two years ago do are 3D.

If you are looking for a TV that is 3D then you might want to consider the Samsung UN55F8000[plb_1998277_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-50W656, the Sony KDL-50W656 does not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of other televisions which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at including the Samsung UN55F8000[plb_1998277_price] which is also higher rated.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The KDL-50W656 has a greater number of image formats than most large TVs that came out more than two years ago. This television supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by large TVs that have been available for more than two years. The image formats supported "MPO" is also supported by this Sony television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most large TVs that have been available for more than two years do not feature OLED technology. The Sony KDL-50W656 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

It is worth also looking at other televisions which also feature OLED technology including the LG 55EC930[plb_2442859_price] which is also higher rated.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The Sony KDL-50W656 has one of the lower RMS rated powers (only 16 Watts) amongst comparable spec TVs of this age. The RMS rated powers of TVs of a comparable age and type to the KDL-50W656 range from 7.5W to 100W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Only Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

Most large TVs that have been available for more than two years have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys, including the Sony KDL-50W656 which has two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most large TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-50W656 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Sony KDL-50W656 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Fairly Thick

With a depth of 77 millimeters, the KDL-50W656 has a fairly thick depth compared to most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. The average depth of TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-50W656 is 56mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-50W656

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Sony released the KDL-50W656.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Lifestyle Apps
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
CardBus PCMCIA Slots Quantity
Audio (L,R) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Picture-and-Picture
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Parental Control
24p Support
Skype Function
Panorama
Face Detection
Clock Function
Deep Colour Support
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
On/off Switch
Swivelling
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Other Features
HDD Recording
Box Dimensions (W X D X H)
Dimensions (W X D X H)
Weight (without Stand)
HDMI in

Expert Reviews

(1)
8 February 2014

Wegens de kijkafstand tot mijn Televisie (4 tot 5 meter) wou ik mijn oude LG 32 inch TV graag vervangen voor een grotere TV. Via diverse sites kwam ik er al snel achter dat met deze...

Accurate colours (average Delta E 1.6)
Good contrast 4190 1), deep black 0.05 cdm)
Low power use 60 watts)
Antireflective filter works well
Smart TV services
Viewing angles could be better, even if they're above average for an LCD TV
No proper motion interpolation mode
No 3D mode
Risk of clouding
Angles de vision troits, mme s'ils sont meilleurs que le moyenne des LCD

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £81.72
Electricity cost when on standby £2.74
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Total running cost over 5 years £84.46
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Energy Rating
0.42T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.42 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kdl50w656, kdl50w656a, sony p191024, kdl50w656asu, kdl50w656asi, sony p191024p, sony kdl50w656, kdl50w656asaep, sony kdl50w656a, sony kdl50w656as, sony kdl50w656asu
Barcodes 04905524942262, 04905524942293, 04905524942309, 05055434906409

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