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Sony KDL50W805CBU

£626.97
£499.00 £127.97 cheaper than 5 days ago
50" Full HD 400Hz Feb 2014
A++
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date £84.76 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Features USB recording
Does not have a good battery life
3 Reviews + 1 Award
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Power

Does Not Have a Good Battery Life

Six owners who reviewed it concluded that it did not have a good battery life. Website Newegg.com said “Abysmal battery life - I only get about 2.5 hours with full battery life when I'm just browsing the web”. They also mentioned “The battery life could really be better” in their review. And also wrote “The battery life is even worse”.


Reviews

One Industry Award

The editor of review sites Flatpanels.dk recommend this TV and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This Sony TV received an expert rating of 57% from flatpanels.dk. The expert review sites don't rate this TV very highly.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

We checked 2,295 user and expert reviews (including 517 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other brands. 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 Sony TV is A++. The KDL-50W805 is typical compared to the other 622 comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for more than two years that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the KDL-50W805 will cost £85 over 5 years to run.


Price

Price Has Gone Down by £127.97 (20%)

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Good Value for Money

Four customers who reviewed it mentioned that it was good value for money. Website Newegg.com mentioned “Great price to performance ratio for a high performance laptop, stays cool, quiet, etc” in their Sony KDL-50W805 review and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. They also said “Great value for the hardware” in their review. And also wrote “Good resolution at this price point”.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was February 2014 when this television was released.


Performance

Features USB Recording

The KDL-50W805 features USB recording, as do most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to this TV.

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Supports Face Detection

The Sony KDL-50W805 supports face detection, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV do not support face detection.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KDL-50W805 has an ambient light sensor. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were launched around the same time as this television also have an ambient light sensor.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KDL-50W805 supports parental controls, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to this TV.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-50W805 supports 24p. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also support 24p.

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Has a Game Mode

The Sony KDL-50W805 has a game mode, as do most of the other televisions of this age and type.

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Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs of a similar spec and 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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Fairly Fast High Frequency Rate

Medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than two years have high frequency rates of between 50Hz and 1,600Hz. The KDL-50W805 has one of the faster high frequency rates (400 hertz) amongst similar spec TVs of this age.

Other 400Hz refresh rate TVs currently available which you might want to consider include the LG 47LM669s which has better reviews.

If this Sony TV high frequency rate is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Samsung UE40H7000 (£599) (600Hz) which also has a higher rating.

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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 medium display diagonal TVs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been around for more than two years, the KDL-50W805 does not feature OLED technology.

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3D Comb Filter

This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is typical of many televisions of a similar age and spec to it.

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50 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 50 inch TV.

There are a number of alternative 50" TVs currently available which you might want to look at including because of their better review scores, the Sony KDL-55W955 (£399.99), the LG 50LB580 (£449), or the Samsung UE50H6200 (£499.98).

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Good Picture Quality

Two customers considered that it had good picture quality. Website Newegg.com gave this TV a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this TV “Dedicated graphics”. They also wrote “The graphics card works well with modern games” in their review.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The KDL-50W805 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

There are a number of alternative televisions which support Wi-Fi currently available which you might want to consider including because of their better review scores, the KDL-50W755 (£760.79), or the KDL-55W955 (£399.99) both from Sony or the LG 50LF652 (£499).

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony KDL-50W805 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this TV also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Supports Bluetooth

The KDL-50W805 supports Bluetooth, unlike most of the other televisions that have been around for around the same time as this TV which do not support Bluetooth.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The KDL-50W805 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-50W805 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Sony KDL-50W805 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for more than two years.

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Other Features

Supports HDD Recording

The KDL-50W805 supports HDD recording. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this TV also support HDD recording.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KDL-50W805 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this television.

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Packaging Content

Has a Mounting Kit

The KDL-50W805 has a mounting kit, as do most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to this TV.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The KDL-50W805 has a pair of 3D glasses included, as do most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this TV.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The Sony KDL-50W805 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that came out more than two years ago also have a desktop stand included.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The Sony KDL-50W805 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this TV also have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KDL-50W805 supports Picture-In-Picture. Most of the other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to this TV also support Picture-In-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The KDL-50W805 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other TVs of this age and type also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Smart TV

Supports Screen Mirroring

The KDL-50W805 supports screen mirroring, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV.

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Supports Internet TV

The Sony KDL-50W805 supports internet TV, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to this television.

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Supports Smart TV

The KDL-50W805 supports Smart TV, 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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Supports One Video Apps

The Sony KDL-50W805 has a greater number of video apps than most similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to it. This television supports a YouTube video apps, which is the most commonly supported video apps supported by televisions that have been available for a comparable time to this TV.

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Audio

Quite Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 16 Watts, the KDL-50W805 has one of the lower RMS rated powers amongst medium display diagonal TVs of this age. TVs of a comparable age and spec to this television have RMS rated powers of between 4W and 1,000W.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Depth

At 64 millimeters, the KDL-50W805 has a relatively typical depth compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

We compared all the other 64mm thick TVs to this TV and we think because of its better review score, the Sony KDL-55W955 (£399.99) is also worth considering.

If you would consider a TV with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the Toshiba 40L7355DB (69mm).

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Design

Good Quality

Three owners reckoned that this TV was good quality. Website Newegg.com gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this TV “Powerful for gaming; good ventilation; awesome keyboard; great quality for the materials”. Website Amazon.co.uk mentioned “Good build quality” .

Well Made

Five people who reviewed this TV thought it was well made. Three years ago website Newegg.com gave the Sony KDL-50W805 a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “A lot of solid specs for the money”. They also mentioned “Same great performance and it's a solid notebook” in their review. And also said “Built myself”.

Easy to Use

Three owners who bought the Sony KDL-50W805 agreed that it was easy to use. Website Newegg.com wrote three years ago “It is sufficient to use 3D simulation software”. They also mentioned “Bought this around Black Friday to use as a workstation that has portable capabilities” in their review.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. Three years ago website Newegg.com rated the product 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this TV “Easily plays games on ultra settings”. They also said “Runs everygame I have played at maximum settings without issue save one” in their review.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl50w805cbaep, sony kdl50w805cbu, kdl50w805bbtskd, kdl50w805bbaep, kdl50w805bbae2, 4905524959543
Barcodes 01000001268255, 04548736002722, 04548736002753, 04905524959543, 04905524959550, 04905524967791, 04905524967821, 04905524971316

Sony KDL-50W805 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony KDL-50W805 review we compared this TV to 4,701 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 1,018,001 product attributes, 85,134 TV reviews and 3,292,400 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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