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Sony KDL-50W656

50" Full HD Edge-LED Flat Jul 2013
A++
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date £84.46 Electricity cost over 5 years
Expert reviews are excellent
Full HD
Supports Wi-Fi

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

This Sony TV received a score of 100 out of 100 from expert review site tweakers.net. This puts this TV in the top 3% of all the medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for more than two years when ranked by average expert review score.

Sony Televisions Have Good Reviews

We checked 2,235 owner and expert reviews (including 459 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good ratings. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its medium display diagonal TVs. 89% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

OK Running Costs

The energy efficiency classification of this television is A++, and the KDL-50W656 has an average 5 year running cost of £85 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 661 TVs of this age and type.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was July 2013 when Sony released the KDL-50W656.


Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs that are a comparable age to 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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Not 3D

The KDL-50W656 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this television are also not 3D.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported display resolution on TVs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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50 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 50 inches television.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The KDL-50W656 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this television also support Wi-Fi.

It may also be worth considering one of the other TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available including the Sony KDL-46HX853 which has better reviews.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-50W656 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Sony KDL-50W656 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this television.

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Other Features

Supports HDD Recording

The KDL-50W656 supports HDD recording. Most of the other TVs that are a similar age to this TV also support HDD recording.

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Packaging Content

Does Not Have a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The Sony KDL-50W656 does not have a pair of 3D glasses included, unlike most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to this TV which have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Performance

Supports Face Detection

The KDL-50W656 supports face detection. Most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to this TV also support face detection.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-50W656 supports parental controls, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this TV.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-50W656 supports 24p, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to this TV.

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Features

Supports Skype

supports Skype

The KDL-50W656 supports Skype, as do most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to this television.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Sony KDL-50W656 supports Picture-In-Picture. Most of the other TVs that have been available for around the same time as this television also support Picture-In-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The KDL-50W656 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been available for a similar time to this television also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The Sony KDL-50W656 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, as do most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Audio

Quite Low RMS Rated Power

At only 16 Watts, the KDL-50W656 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that were released around the same time as this TV. Across all the similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this TV the RMS rated powers range from 4W to 1,000W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Weight & Dimensions

Fairly Thick

With a depth of 77 millimeters, the KDL-50W656 has one of the thicker depths amongst medium display diagonal TVs of this age. The depths of similar spec televisions that have been available for a comparable time to this TV range from 3.5mm to 100mm.

Alternative TVs with a thicker depth that you might want to look at include the LOEWE Xelos 40 (£995) (65mm).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl50w656asu, kdl50w656asaep, kdl50w656asi
Barcodes 04905524942262, 04905524942293, 04905524942309, 05055434906409

Sony KDL-50W656 Review Sources

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