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Overall Score

Sony KDL-50W705

An economical to run 50" Full HD television with passable features
50" Full HD No No Feb 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date

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Sony KDL-50W705 Review

With low running costs but at over 3 years old, we have ranked the Sony KDL-50W705 number 537 in 50 inch TVs.
43
Average Features
45
3 Years Old
73
£85 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
43
Mediocre

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 an energy efficiency rating of A++, and its running costs of £85 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports smartphones being used as a remote
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED technology

Sony KDL-50W705 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Sony Televisions Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 3,185 expert and owner reviews (including 1,171 verified purchases) for Sony televisions 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.


Features

Average Display Diagonal

The KDL-50W705's display diagonal of 50" is fairly average compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 62% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Only Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Sony KDL-50W705 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

Like most other TVs, the KDL-50W705 is not 3D. 74% of TVs are not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The thickness of the KDL-50W705 of 64mm is fairly standard compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 61% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The Sony KDL-50W705 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of televisions.

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Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The KDL-50W705 supports smartphones being used as a remote. 87% of televisions do not support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Sony KDL-50W705 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Energy Star Certified

The KDL-50W705 is Energy Star certified, which is unusual. 84% of TVs are not Energy Star certified.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-50W705 supports 24p. 84% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony KDL-50W705 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 98% of TVs do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The KDL-50W705's RMS rated power of only 16W is quite low compared to most other TVs. It is in the lowest 23% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. TVs have RMS rated powers of between 2W and 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KDL-50W705 has an ambient light sensor. 92% of televisions do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The Sony KDL-50W705 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), which is unusual. 81% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KDL-50W705 supports Picture-In-Picture, unlike 95% of TVs which do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-50W705 supports parental controls, which is unusual. 88% of TVs do not support parental controls.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KDL-50W705 supports Picture-in-Picture. 76% of TVs do not support Picture-in-Picture.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the KDL-50W705 in February 2014.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

This television has an energy efficiency rating of A++, and the KDL-50W705 has an average 5 year running cost of £85 based on fine energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sonytv kdl50w705, sony kdl50w705
Barcodes 04905524979725, 04905524979732, 04905524979749, 04905524979763, 04905524979794

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