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Sony KDL50W807CSU

73

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Sony KDL50W807CSU

£674.99
Sony KDL-50W807
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A cheap but 2 year old 50" Full HD television, with moderate running costs and good features
50" Full HD No 59mm Apr 2015 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
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Sony KDL-50W807 Review

Representing very good value for money, we have ranked the Sony KDL-50W807 number 216 across all TVs.
73
Value for Money
Good
60
Features
Good Features
66
Age
2 Years Old
60
Running Costs
£119 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 88%. Samsung televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer televisions with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest TVs 2017.
This Sony TV has an energy efficiency rating of A+, and its running costs of £119 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,391 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
Customers report sound quality, excellent technical features and that it is fairly priced. However they also report an inferior webcam and that it is difficult to use.
The KDL-50W807 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
3D
Turn your TV into a digital recorder: USB HDD REC
Super multi-format USB play
The wireless subwoofer made for BRAVIA
Listen to your photos with sound photo
Make the moment yours with photo sharing plus
Live football mode: for all football addicts
Bass reflex speaker for bigger, better bass
Clear highs, deep lows with long duct speaker
Slim aluminium design for easier wall mounting
Clear phase for smooth, balanced frequencies
Cinematic s-force front surround
DSEE restores detail to your digital music
Made to listen: clearaudio+
Enrich your viewing with the TV sideview app
Supports Wi-Fi
See your smartphone on the big screen with MHL
Touch, see and share with NFC
Simply intuitive: the one-flick remote
Flick, find, fast: one-flick entertainment
Say what you want to see with voice search
Google cast: plays nice with your other devices
Google play: A world of content and apps
BRAVIA meets android TV
Immerse yourself in 3d
Motionflow XR keeps the action smooth
Stream playstation 3 games directly to your tv5
Does not feature OLED technology
Only Full HD

What is This TV Best Used For?

28
Watching Films
Mediocre
51
Watching Sport
Average
67
Playing Games
Good

Sony KDL-50W807 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Customers Report Excellent Audio Quality

A number of Sony KDL-50W807 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it had good sound quality. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this TV on Amazon “I'm surprised how good sound is”. Last year Custardpieman said in their review of this TV on Amazon “Very good picture and sound is good too”. In October last year Glenview09 mentioned “Sound - good - no sound bar necessary”.

Users Report Great Technical Features

Several Sony KDL-50W807 reviewers who purchased this TV mentioned that it had good features. Last year Catfreak scored the Sony KDL-50W807 very highly and said in their review on Amazon “It will probably take me the rest of my life to appreciate the wealth of features (and yes we do use it as a monitor for a Windows 8 media PC).”. This month Loyal Customer mentioned “Many features and great picture quality” and gave it a very good review score. P. Stewart mentioned in their review in October this year “HD is perfect - cool features, Google play” however despite that they gave it a rating of 20 out of 100.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

A few Sony KDL-50W807 owners agreed that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer wrote in their review this year “Excellent TV from Sony at a reasonable price” . Amazon Customer also said “Absolutely fantastic item for the price”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Great tv and real value for the price”.

Several customers considered that it was a bargain for the price. In October this year Techlad wrote in their Sony KDL-50W807 review on Amazon “Maybe Sony haven't heard a Scotsman before? - No 3D glasses included - a bit cheap of Sony”. Techlad also wrote “Cheap compatible ones exist on Amazon, though Bottom-line”.

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Users Report Nice Design

Several Sony KDL-50W807 reviewers who bought the product agreed that it was good looking. Matthew Wailes wrote in his Sony KDL-50W807 review on Amazon “Even the sound is pretty good for a flat screen, only drawback is you don't get any 3d glasses in the box”. Mike mentioned on Amazon “So beautiful and very nice and lovely TV”.

A number of Sony KDL-50W807 owners said in their reviews that the Sony KDL-50W807 was smooth. Matthew mentioned on Amazon “Great picture quality smart feature works smooth its easy to use”. Techlad wrote in their review of the Sony KDL-50W807 in October this year “This TV is no different - games are stunning and so smooth, no noticeable input lag to be seen - The style of the TV is great” and rated the product 5 stars.

One Sony KDL-50W807 owner who purchased the Sony KDL-50W807 said that it was a good design.

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Customers Report Superior Product Quality

A number of Sony KDL-50W807 reviewers agreed that the product was good quality. Alex C scored the product 80 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon “Great picture quality - great design Cons” in his review of this TV. In October this year Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “You expect high quality from Sony and this tv delivers! The active 3d is amazing”. Ianw182 said “The picture quality is amazing” in their Sony KDL-50W807 review and rated the product 5 stars.

Users Report Good Smart TV Features

A few customers who reviewed the product agreed that it had good apps. Emily R. scored the Sony KDL-50W807 5 stars and she said in her review of this TV “Bonus - the apps just work! Get yourself a usb wireless mouse”. In October Mameha wrote “I think it is really abhorrent that Sony has disabled these apps unless you install YouView” in their review. Also in October Techlad mentioned “Still has essential apps like ES File Explorer & VLC”.

Several Sony KDL-50W807 reviewers thought this TV was good for watching Freeview TV. Mameha said on Amazon in October this year “I would prefer to have Freeview or Freesat than Youview” in their review of this TV but even so they scored the Sony KDL-50W807 60 out of 100. Mameha also mentioned “The Freeview EPG was much better showing perhaps double the channels at once”.

Several Sony KDL-50W807 owners who reviewed it thought it was good for watching on demand TV. A few weeks ago Gupster mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-50W807 on Amazon “Love the ease of use of Netflix and YouTube apps amongst many”. Peter Webb rated it 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of the Sony KDL-50W807 “Having fast b band and Amazon prime means plenty of free films too”.

One person who reviewed the Sony KDL-50W807 considered that it had great smart functions. Philip L. gave it a rating of 4 stars and he said “The SMART functions whilst interesting are a little overwhelming” in his Sony KDL-50W807 review.

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Users Report Superior Image Quality

Some people concluded that this TV had good picture quality. R. Hall wrote in their Sony KDL-50W807 review in October “Easy to use and set up and the picture quality is excellent” . This year Techlad wrote “Overall image quality is fantastic! Everything is stunning - the colours”. Techlad also wrote “The picture quality is absolutely stunning”.

One customer reckoned that the product was good for playing games on. Techlad said on Amazon in October this year “Stunning quality & great for gaming” in their Sony KDL-50W807 review.

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Users Report Good Quality High Def TV

A number of Sony KDL-50W807 reviewers who reviewed this TV considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Amazon Customer wrote in their review “After that, fantastic product, spectacular HD signal, volume” . In October last year Kaka7 said “Best TV for Hd and standard video” in their Sony KDL-50W807 review.

Users Report That it is Robust

A number of customers reckoned that this TV was well made. Kobayashimaru 85 said in their review of this TV on Amazon “Superb picture and great build quality”. Mameha said on Amazon “Shoddy software, spam spoils solid Sony hardware” in their review of this TV but even so they only scored the product 60 out of 100. Matthew Wailes mentioned on Amazon “What can I say other than incredible picture is flawless build quality is excellent” and rated it 5 stars.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Some customers who purchased the product mentioned that it was thin. Buyall gave the Sony KDL-50W807 a score of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Is just super clear and slim and I love that can be mounted with the stand(the stand does not scratch or interfere with wall what so ever” in their review of this TV. In October this year P. Stewart mentioned “TV looks beautiful - slim” in their review of this TV.

One person thought it was lightweight. Shawty142 wrote in their Sony KDL-50W807 review “Still haven't been able to figure out all stuff it's sleek lightweight and looks good in any room”.

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Users Report a Good Remote Control

Some Sony KDL-50W807 reviewers who reviewed this TV reckoned that it had a good remote control. Mameha mentioned on Amazon “No microphone - The remote I got does not have a mic.”. Mameha also wrote “The GUI often defaults to voice search! - They want £50 for the special Sony swipe remote with a mic”. Also this month Robert M. he wrote in his review “Bit Slow and fine the Remote very senitive”.

Customers Report Good Connectivity

A number of customers who reviewed it concluded that it was wifi compatible. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “No problem with wifi connection”. Mameha wrote in their review of this TV “Bluetooth and Wifi built in” but even so they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

One Sony KDL-50W807 owner thought this TV was able to connect to the internet.

One customer who purchased the product considered that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Gupster said on Amazon a few weeks ago “All activates correctly over hdmi” in their review of the Sony KDL-50W807 and scored the Sony KDL-50W807 5 stars.

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Customers Report Superior 3D Picture Quality

A number of Sony KDL-50W807 owners said in their reviews that this TV had a good 3D picture quality.

Sony TVs Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 3,189 expert and user reviews (including 1,184 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its televisions. 91% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report a Good Stand

One customer who purchased it thought it had a good stand. Glenview09 mentioned “Stand fixing - simple” in their review of this TV and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Users Report an Inferior Webcam

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was not good for making skype calls. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “There is no Skype available also” in their Sony KDL-50W807 review and gave this TV a score of 3 stars.

Customers Report That it is Difficult to Use

A few people mentioned in their reviews that the product did not have a good interface. Mameha gave it a score of 3 stars and wrote in their review this month “Slow response from the interface - for example switching HDMI inputs or opening the EPG takes really long to load”. Mameha also wrote “The interface/EPG is much slower than the regular Freeview”. Philip L. mentioned “The firmware update ran then the android update ran and then the SMART interface became really clunky, slow” in his Sony KDL-50W807 review.

A few Sony KDL-50W807 owners mentioned that the product was not easy to use. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon in October last year “All paid crap content making difficult to use” and gave it a rating of 3 stars. David S. Holloway he mentioned on Amazon last year “I purchased this 43-inch version some two & half months ago (not from Amazon) - was impressed until I started to use the Wi Fi function; despite many attempts”. Mameha wrote “So it is quite annoying to use as a basic TV because it is really slow to change channels/inputs or open EPG”.

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Value For Money

Good Value for Money

Whilst the product is more expensive than 55% of televisions, it has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. At £674.99 it looks like great value for money overall.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

This TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The KDL-50W807 has an average running cost of £119 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 4,391 TVs.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This TV was released in April 2015.

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Features

Only Full HD

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

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the KDL-50W807 of 50" is relatively standard compared to most other televisions. It is larger than 37% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-50W807 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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3D

The KDL-50W807 is 3D. 74% of TVs are not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The KDL-50W807's thickness of 59mm is pretty standard compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 50% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KDL-50W807 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of televisions.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The KDL-50W807 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 98% of TVs which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-50W807 supports parental controls, unlike 89% of TVs which do not support parental controls.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Sony KDL-50W807 supports Wi-Fi Direct, unlike 72% of televisions which do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The Sony KDL-50W807 has an ambient light sensor, unlike 92% of TVs which do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KDL-50W807 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). 81% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Supports 24p

The KDL-50W807 supports 24p. 84% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The KDL-50W807 supports screen mirroring, unlike 86% of TVs which do not support screen mirroring.

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Supports HDD Recording

The Sony KDL-50W807 supports HDD recording. 99% of televisions do not support HDD recording.

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Supports Bluetooth

The KDL-50W807 supports Bluetooth, which is unusual. 81% of TVs do not support Bluetooth.

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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The Sony KDL-50W807 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR), which is unusual. 94% of TVs do not support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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Faster Than Average Motion Interpolation Frequency

TVs have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz. The motion interpolation frequency of the KDL-50W807 of 800Hz is faster than average when compared to most other TVs. It is in the fastest 21% of all televisions when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Netflix

The KDL-50W807 has a greater number of video apps than most TVs. This TV supports Netflix, which is the most frequently supported video app supported by TVs.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Sony KDL-50W807 supports Picture-In-Picture, which is unusual. 95% of TVs do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

summer kdl50w807csu, sony kdl50w807csu

Barcodes:

04548736002760, 04548736002791, 05055760736855

Sony KDL50W807CSU

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