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Sony Has Good TV Reviews
We calculated the average ratings for all Sony televisions and also specifically for Sony large TVs and found that in both cases Sony had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.
Supports Smart TV
The Sony KDL-50W705 supports smart TV, as do most of the other large TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-50W705.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other televisions which support smart TV currently available including the Sony KDL-50W829[plb_2289136_price] which is cheaper; or the Samsung UE55H6200[plb_2233928_price] which has better reviews.
Alternative TVs which also support smart TV that you might want to consider include the LG 55LB731[plb_2378784_price].
Has a Wi-Fi
The Sony KDL-50W705 has a wi-Fi, as do most of the other televisions of this age and type.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative TVs with a wi-Fi currently available including the LG 50PB690[plb_2659614_price], or the Sony KDL-50W829[plb_2289136_price] which is cheaper.
We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a wi-Fi and we think the Sony KDL-50W706[plb_2318730_price] is also worth considering.
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 similar age and spec to it.
Supports Four Audio Formats Supporteds
The number of audio formats supported by the KDL-50W705 is more than most TVs of this age and spec. This TV supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by large TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-50W705. The audio formats supporteds "3GPP", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this Sony TV.
Has Six Smart Modess
The number of smart modes found on the Sony KDL-50W705 is more than most televisions of a comparable age and spec to it. This television has a Game smart modes, which is the most frequently found smart modes found on TVs of this age and type. The smart modess "Cinema", "Personal", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.
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Across all the televisions of this spec and age the weights range from 1.8kg to 63kg, and the average weight is 20kg. With a weight of only 13.6 kilograms, the Sony KDL-50W705 is quite light compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago.
6 Reasons Against
The KDL-50W705 is not 3D, unlike most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-50W705.
Whilst this Sony TV is rated A++ for energy efficiency, the average running cost of the KDL-50W705 is £164 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the most expensive to run TVs of this age and type.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The KDL-50W705 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-50W705 also do not have a built-in camera.
Only Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds
The number of image formats supported by the KDL-50W705 is more than most large TVs that were launched around the same time as it. This TV supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by televisions of this type and age. The image formats supporteds "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this Sony TV.
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Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The Sony KDL-50W705 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also do not feature OLED technology.
Quite Low RMS Rated Power
The KDL-50W705 has a quite low RMS rated power (only 16 Watts) compared to most of the other large TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-50W705. Televisions of this type and age have RMS rated powers of between 7.5W and 100W.
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Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of this spec and age. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Released Over Two Years Ago
This Sony TV has been on the market for over two years.
At 64 millimeters, the Sony KDL-50W705 has a relatively typical depth compared to most of the other televisions of this spec and age.
We compared this television to all the other 64mm thick TVs and we think the Sony KDL-50W805[plb_2141401_price] which is cheaper; or the UE55H6400[pl_2232457_price], and the UE55H6200[pl_2233928_price] both from Samsung which has better reviews are also worth considering.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.42 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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