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The energy efficiency rating of this TV is A++, and the KDL-50W815 is one of the most economic to run TVs of this spec and age that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the KDL-50W815 will cost only £85 over 5 years to run.
Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs
We checked 1,318 expert and user reviews for Sony televisions and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically for its large TVs.
Supports Smart TV
The KDL-50W815 supports smart TV. Most of the other similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago also support smart TV.
Other TVs which support smart TV currently available which you might also want to look at include the Samsung UE55D7000[plb_344784_price], the Panasonic TX-50AS500[plb_2256527_price], or the LG 55LB700[plb_2356061_price] which has better reviews.
Has a Wi-Fi
The Sony KDL-50W815 has a wi-Fi, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the KDL-50W815.
Alternative televisions with a wi-Fi currently available which you might also want to consider include the Samsung UE55H7090[plb_2362896_price] which has better reviews.
Four HDMI Ports Quantitys
Most large TVs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys, including the KDL-50W815 which has four HDMI ports quantitys.
1080p Supported Video Modes
This television supports a 1080i|1080p|480i|480p|576i|576p|720p supported video modes, which is typical of many large TVs that have been available for more than two years.
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Supports Thirteen Video Formats Supporteds
The Sony KDL-50W815 has a greater number of video formats than most televisions that came out around the same time as it. This Sony television supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported supported by large TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-50W815. The video formats supporteds "3GP", "ASF", "H.264", "M-JPEG", "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "MPEG4", "WEBM" and "XVID" are also supported by this TV.
MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.
AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.
Supports Four Audio Formats Supporteds
The number of audio formats supported by the KDL-50W815 is more than most televisions of a similar age and type to it. This television supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by large TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. The audio formats supporteds "ASF", "LPCM" and "MP4" are also supported by this TV.
Has Eight Smart Modess
The KDL-50W815 has a greater number of smart modes than most TVs of a comparable age and type to it. This TV has a Game smart modes, which is the most commonly found smart modes found on TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the KDL-50W815. The smart modess "Animation", "Cinema", "Personal", "Photo", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this Sony TV.
Televisions of a comparable type and age to the KDL-50W815 have weights of between 1.8kg and 63kg. With a weight of only 13.6 kilograms, the KDL-50W815 is one of the lighter televisions of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-50W815 amongst similar spec televisions of this age.
Very Low Annual Energy Consumption
The lowest annual energy consumption of large TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-50W815 is 60kWh and the highest is 320kWh. The Sony KDL-50W815 has a fairly low annual energy consumption (only 71 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other large TVs that were released more than two years ago.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other televisions of this age and type, the Sony KDL-50W815 does not have a built-in camera.
We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a built-in camera and we think the UN55ES8000[pl_403312_price], or the UE55F8000[pl_1274638_price] both from Samsung which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
Only Supports Four Analog Signal Format Systems
The number of analog signal format systems supported by the KDL-50W815 is more than most TVs of a similar age and spec to it. The most frequently supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this TV. The analog signal format systems NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL and SECAM are also supported by this television.
Only Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds
The KDL-50W815 has a greater number of image formats than most comparable spec TVs that were released more than two years ago. This television supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by large TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-50W815. The image formats supporteds "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this TV.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The KDL-50W815 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than two years also do not feature OLED technology.
We compared all the other TVs which also feature OLED technology to this TV and we think the Samsung KE55S9[plb_2047037_price], or the LG 55EC930[plb_2442859_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
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Quite Low RMS Rated Power
The KDL-50W815 has one of the lower RMS rated powers (only 16 Watts) amongst comparable spec TVs of this age. Large TVs that have been around for more than two years have RMS rated powers of between 7.5W and 100W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.
Only One Audio (L,R) in
The KDL-50W815 is a one audio (L,R) in TV.
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Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec televisions that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Released Over Three Years Ago
This television has been on the market for over three years.
The KDL-50W815 has a relatively typical depth (64 millimeters) compared to most of the other large TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-50W815.
Alternative televisions with a thicker depth that you might want to look at include the KDL-55W807[pl_1543809_price] (64mm), or the KDL-50W805[pl_2141401_price] (64mm) both from Sony.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.42 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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