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Sony KDL-50W706
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Sony KDL50W706

50" Flat Feb 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type Screen Shape Wi-Fi Release Date
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6 Reasons For

Very Low Running Costs

This TV is rated A++ for energy efficiency. The average running cost of the KDL-50W706 is only £85 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is in the cheapest 10% of all 321 TVs of a comparable age and spec.

Good Brand

Sony has good average reviews for its large TVs as well as across its entire television range compared to other brands.

Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

Like most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the KDL-50W706, the KDL-50W706 has a wi-Fi.

It may also be worth considering one of the other TVs with a wi-Fi currently available including cheaper TVs such as the LG 50PB690[plb_2659614_price], or the Sony KDL-50W829[plb_2289136_price].

We think you might also be interested in alternative televisions which also have a wi-Fi including the Sony KDL-50W705[plb_2318729_price].

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This television supports a 1080i|1080p|480i|480p|720p supported video modes, which is the most frequently supported supported video modes on TVs of this spec and age.

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Has Four Smart Modess

The number of smart modes found on the Sony KDL-50W706 is more than most large TVs that are a similar age to it. This television has a Game smart modes, which is the most commonly found smart modes found on televisions of a comparable type and age to the KDL-50W706. The smart modess "Cinema", "Music" and "Sports" are also found on this TV.

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Light

Large TVs that have been available for more than two years have weights of between 1.8kg and 63kg, and the average weight is 20kg. The KDL-50W706 is one of the lighter televisions of a comparable age and type to the KDL-50W706 (only 13.6 kilograms) amongst televisions of this age.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV

The KDL-50W706 does not support smart TV, unlike most of the other similar spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-50W706 which support smart TV.

There are a number of alternative televisions which also support smart TV which you might also want to consider including the Sony KDL-50W829[plb_2289136_price]; or the Samsung UE55H6200[plb_2233928_price].

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Not 3D

The KDL-50W706 is not 3D. Most of the other large TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-50W706 do are 3D.

Televisions which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the LG 50PB690[plb_2659614_price], or the Sony KDL-50W829[plb_2289136_price]; or the Samsung UE55H6200[plb_2233928_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other similar spec televisions that have been on the market for more than two years, the Sony KDL-50W706 does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago, the Sony KDL-50W706 does not feature OLED technology.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated powers of large TVs that were released more than two years ago range from 7.5W to 100W. At only 16 Watts, the KDL-50W706 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other large TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-50W706.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-50W706

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions of this age and spec. 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 Two Years Ago

Sony released the KDL-50W706 over two years ago.

Average Depth

At 64 millimeters, the Sony KDL-50W706 has a pretty average depth compared to most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-50W706.

We compared this TV to all the other 64mm thick televisions and we think the UE55H6400[pl_2232457_price], and the UE55H6200[pl_2233928_price] both from Samsung which has better reviews; or the Sony KDL-50W805[plb_2141401_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Specification

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Viewing Angle, Vertical
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Tuner Type
Smart TV
Lifestyle Apps
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
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
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Audio (L,R) Out
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Management Features
On/Off Timer
Picture-and-Picture
Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Performance
Parental Control
24p Support
Panorama
Deep Colour Support
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
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Weight
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Width (with Stand)
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Width
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Package Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Technical Details
LED Backlight

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £81.72
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £84.76
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Sony KDL-50W706uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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.

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kdl50w706, kdl50w706b, sony kdl50w706, sonytv kdl50w706
Barcodes 04905524979770, 04905524979787, 04905524979794, 04905524979817

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