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Overall Score

Sony KDL-50W815

An economical to run 50" Full HD TV with fine features
50" Full HD Yes Flat Mar 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Screen Shape Release Date
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Sony KDL-50W815 Review

With low running costs but average features, we have ranked the Sony KDL-50W815 number 457 in 50 inch TVs.
52
Average Features
46
3 Years Old
72
£85 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
46
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 46?

Samsung televisions have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better televisions are available. View the latest TVs 2017.
This TV has an energy efficiency rating of A++, and its running costs of £85 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,021 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports Wi-Fi
3D
Only Full HD
Quite low RMS rated power

Sony KDL-50W815 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its TVs

We checked 3,179 expert and user reviews (including 1,166 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has very good reviews compared to other brands. 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 television 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 Sony KDL-50W815's display diagonal of 50" is pretty average compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 63% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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3D

The KDL-50W815 is 3D, which is unusual. 74% of TVs are not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The thickness of the Sony KDL-50W815 of 64mm is relatively typical compared to most other televisions. It is in the thickest 63% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KDL-50W815 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of TVs.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KDL-50W815 has an ambient light sensor, unlike 92% of televisions which do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The Sony KDL-50W815 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), unlike 81% of TVs which do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Supports 24p

The KDL-50W815 supports 24p, unlike 84% of TVs which do not support 24p.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The KDL-50W815 has a pair of 3D glasses included, which is unusual. 85% of TVs do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-50W815 supports Wi-Fi Direct, unlike 72% of TVs which do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of all TVs is 21W, with the lowest being 2W and the highest being 120W. The KDL-50W815's RMS rated power of only 16W is in the lowest 22% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KDL-50W815 supports parental controls, unlike 88% of TVs which do not support parental controls.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The KDL-50W815 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 98% of TVs which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KDL-50W815 supports Picture-In-Picture, unlike 95% of TVs which do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the KDL-50W815 in March 2014.


Running Costs

OK Running Costs

This TV has an energy efficiency rating of A++. The KDL-50W815 has an average 5 year running cost of £85 based on fine energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 4,021 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl50w815bsae2
Barcodes 04905524967807, 04905524967814, 05054531173264
Better manufacturer's guarantee by five years
83% thinner
Higher RMS rated power
Higher running costs over five years by £49.68
4W higher RMS rated power
£10.82 cheaper to run
25% smaller display diagonal
£11.21 cheaper to run
7mm thinner
6W lower RMS rated power

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