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Sony KDL-50W815

50" Full HD Active Feb 2014
A++
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date £84.76 Electricity cost over 5 years
Sony TVs have good reviews
Full HD
Supports Wi-Fi

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Energy

Running Costs Are Average

The efficiency rating of this television is A++. The KDL-50W815 is typical compared to the other 661 TVs of a comparable spec and age that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the KDL-50W815 will cost £85 over 5 years to run.


Reviews

Sony TVs Have Good Reviews

Based on 2,235 owner and expert reviews (including 459 verified purchases), Sony has good ratings for its TVs. Sony also has good ratings specifically for its medium display diagonal TVs compared to other manufacturers. 89% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium display diagonal TV has been on the market since February 2014.


Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable age and spec 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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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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50 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 50 inches television.

There are a number of other 50" televisions currently available that you might want to consider including because of its better review score, the Panasonic TX-L50E6B.

If you are looking for a television with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the LG 55LY750 (54.64").

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The KDL-50W815 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other TVs that have been available for more than two years.

There are a number of alternative televisions which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might want to look at including the LG 42LW579, the Samsung UE40H6470, or the Panasonic TX-40CSW524 which all of have better reviews.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony KDL-50W815 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Sony KDL-50W815 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released around the same time as this television.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The KDL-50W815 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Performance

Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The Sony KDL-50W815 has an ambient light sensor. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for a similar time to this television also have an ambient light sensor.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-50W815 supports parental controls. Most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to this TV also support parental controls.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-50W815 supports 24p. Most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to this television also support 24p.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The Sony KDL-50W815 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), as do most of the other televisions of a similar age and spec to this television.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Sony KDL-50W815 supports Picture-In-Picture. Most of the other TVs that have been around for more than two years also support Picture-In-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The KDL-50W815 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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Packaging Content

Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The KDL-50W815 has a pair of 3D glasses included, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that came out around the same time as this television.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The KDL-50W815 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also have a desktop stand included.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The Sony KDL-50W815 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to this television also have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Smart TV

Supports Internet TV

The KDL-50W815 supports internet TV. Most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to this television also support internet TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The KDL-50W815 supports Smart TV. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also support Smart TV.

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Audio

Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated powers of medium display diagonal TVs that were launched more than two years ago range from 4W to 1,000W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. With an RMS rated power of only 16 Watts, the KDL-50W815 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Depth

At 64 millimeters, the KDL-50W815 has a fairly typical depth compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this TV.

Other 64mm thick TVs currently available which you might want to look at include the Sony KDL-50W828 which has better reviews.

If you are not worried about having a thicker depth then you might want to look at the Sony KDL-50W805 (£499) (64mm).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl50w815bsae2
Barcodes 04905524967807, 04905524967814, 05054531173264

Sony KDL-50W815 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony KDL-50W815 review we compared this TV to 4,717 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 1,041,700 product attributes, 88,470 TV reviews and 4,110,900 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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