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Overall Score

Sony KDL-50W809

A 2 year old 50" Full HD TV with satisfactory features
50" Full HD Yes No Apr 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date

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Sony KDL-50W809 Review

Released 2 years ago and with low running costs, we have ranked the Sony KDL-50W809 number 415 in 50 inch TVs.
53
Average Features
61
2 Years Old
54
£119 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
48
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 49?

Samsung televisions have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available. View the latest TVs 2017.
This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and its running costs of £119 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,025 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
3D
Supports Wi-Fi
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED technology

Sony KDL-50W809 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Sony TVs Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 3,185 expert and owner reviews (including 1,171 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has very good ratings. 90% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Only Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

The KDL-50W809's display diagonal of 50" is fairly typical compared to most other televisions. It is in the largest 65% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most other TVs, the KDL-50W809 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs do not feature OLED technology.

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3D

The KDL-50W809 is 3D. 74% of TVs are not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The KDL-50W809's thickness of 59mm is relatively average compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 49% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KDL-50W809 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of TVs.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of TVs is 2W, the highest is 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The RMS rated power of the KDL-50W809 of 20W is in the highest 25% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Sony KDL-50W809 supports Picture-In-Picture, unlike 95% of TVs which do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Does Not Feature Local Dimming

The KDL-50W809 does not feature local dimming, although it is worth keeping in mind that 76% of TVs also do not feature local dimming.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KDL-50W809 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), which is unusual. 81% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The Sony KDL-50W809 supports screen mirroring. 87% of TVs do not support screen mirroring.

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Supports 24p

The Sony KDL-50W809 supports 24p, which is unusual. 84% of televisions do not support 24p.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-50W809 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Does Not Have an On/off Switch

The Sony KDL-50W809 does not have an on/off switch, although it is worth keeping in mind that 54% of TVs also do not have an on/off switch.

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Average High Frequency Rate

The high frequency rate of the Sony KDL-50W809 of 100Hz is relatively standard compared to most other TVs. It is in the fastest 40% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KDL-50W809 has an ambient light sensor, which is unusual. 92% of TVs do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The KDL-50W809 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 98% of TVs do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has a PC in (D-Sub) Port

The KDL-50W809 has a PC in (D-Sub) port, unlike 74% of TVs which do not have a PC in (D-Sub) port.

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Features USB Recording

The KDL-50W809 features USB recording, which is unusual. 93% of TVs do not feature USB recording.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-50W809 supports parental controls, which is unusual. 88% of TVs do not support parental controls.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The slowest motion interpolation frequency of TVs is 50Hz, the fastest is 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz. The Sony KDL-50W809's motion interpolation frequency of 1,000Hz is in the fastest 13% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports HDD Recording

The Sony KDL-50W809 supports HDD recording, unlike 99% of TVs which do not support HDD recording.

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Has a Mounting Kit

The KDL-50W809 has a mounting kit, which is unusual. 91% of TVs do not have a mounting kit.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the KDL-50W809 in April 2015.


Running Costs

OK Running Costs

This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and based on average energy prices we estimate that the KDL-50W809 will cost £119 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 4,025 televisions.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung kdl50w809cbu
Barcodes 04548736002708

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Sony KDL-50W809

Higher RMS rated power
27% thinner
A little larger display diagonal
Higher running costs over five years by £62.89

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