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Sony KDL-50W705

50" Full HD Edge-LED Flat May 2014
A++
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date £84.76 Electricity cost over 5 years
Sony has good reviews for its TVs
Full HD
Supports Wi-Fi

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Energy

Running Costs Are Average

This medium display diagonal TV has an energy efficiency rating of A++. The KDL-50W705 has an average 5 year running cost of £85 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 661 TVs of a similar age and type.


Reviews

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

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


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This television has been on the market since May 2014.


Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs that were released more than two years ago. 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 Sony KDL-50W705 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs of this age and spec are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a TV that is 3D then you might want to consider the LG 42LW579, or the Samsung UE48H6700.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-50W705 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this TV also do not feature OLED technology.

We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology including the Samsung UE46H7000 (£929.99).

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50 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 50 inch TV.

TVs with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the LG 55LY750 (54.64").

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The KDL-50W705 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other televisions that have been available for around the same time as this TV also support Wi-Fi.

We compared this television to all the other TVs which support Wi-Fi and we think because of their better review scores, the LG 42LW579, the Samsung UE40H6470, and the Panasonic TX-40CSW524 are also worth considering.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony KDL-50W705 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other televisions of this age and spec also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-50W705 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this TV.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The KDL-50W705 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as this television.

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Performance

Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KDL-50W705 has an ambient light sensor, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KDL-50W705 supports parental controls, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this television.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-50W705 supports 24p. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this TV also support 24p.

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Ergonomics

Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The KDL-50W705 supports smartphones being used as a remote, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for a similar time to this television.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KDL-50W705 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to this TV.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The Sony KDL-50W705 has an Energy Star certified. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to this TV also have an Energy Star certified.

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Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The Sony KDL-50W705 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were launched more than two years ago also have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KDL-50W705 supports Picture-In-Picture. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for more than two years also support Picture-In-Picture.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KDL-50W705 supports Picture-in-Picture. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to this TV also support Picture-in-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The Sony KDL-50W705 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other televisions of this type and age also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Smart TV

Supports Internet TV

The KDL-50W705 supports internet TV, as do most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Supports Smart TV

The KDL-50W705 supports Smart TV, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to this TV.

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Audio

Quite Low RMS Rated Power

Televisions that are a similar age to this television have RMS rated powers of between 4W and 1,000W. With an RMS rated power of only 16 Watts, the KDL-50W705 has one of the lower RMS rated powers amongst medium display diagonal TVs of this age.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Depth

At 64 millimeters, the Sony KDL-50W705 has a relatively average depth compared to most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to this TV.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 64mm thick TVs currently available including because of its better review score, the Sony KDL-42W829 (£299.99).

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Product Identifiers

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

Sony KDL-50W705 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony KDL-50W705 review we compared this TV to 4,717 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,041,700 product attributes, 88,470 TV reviews and 4,110,900 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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