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Sony KDL-50W815
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Sony KDL-50W815

50" Active Feb 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date
Enjoy an immersive, life-like 3D viewing experience. Watch 3D movies on Blu-ray Disc, 3D TV broadcasts and web videos with finely detailed 3D images all with a more natural depth of field that's... More
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11 Reasons For

Very Low Running Costs

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.

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Has a Wi-Fi

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.

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Four HDMI Ports Quantitys

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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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Light

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.

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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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6 Reasons Against

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Only One Audio (L,R) in

The KDL-50W815 is a one audio (L,R) in TV.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-50W815

Full HD HD Type

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.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This television has been on the market for over three years.

Average Depth

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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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
3D Type
Screen Shape
Noise Reduction
Motion Interpolation Technology
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Audio (L,R) in
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Picture-and-Picture
Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Hotel Mode
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Parental Control
24p Support
Ambient Light Sensor
Panorama
Supported File Systems
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Heavy Metals Free
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Power Consumption (max)
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Quantity
Cables Included
Manual

Expert Reviews

10 March 2014

Sony KDL-50W815B to kolejny telewizor, który kilka dni temu trafi? do pierwszych sklepów jednak nie oznacza to, ?e 50-calowy model jest tak ?atwo dost?pny. Wed?ug jednej z najwi?kszych... Read more…

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £81.72
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £84.76
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Energy Rating
0.42T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.42 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kdl50w815, kdl50w815b, sony kdl50w815, kdl50w815bsae2, sony kdl50w815b, sony kdl50w815bsae2
Barcodes 04905524967807, 04905524967814, 05054531173264

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