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Sony KDL-50W829

A classic 50" Full HD television with average features and low running costs
50" Full HD Yes Flat May 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Screen Shape Release Date

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Sony KDL-50W829 Review

With very good reviews and low running costs, we have ranked the Sony KDL-50W829 number 218 in 50 inch TVs.
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3 Reviews
54
Average Features
51
3 Years Old
74
£85 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
55
Average

Why Has it Scored 56?

It has not bad expert reviews but below average user reviews with an average overall rating of 73%. Samsung televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer televisions with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest TVs 2017.
This Sony TV has an energy efficiency rating of A++, and its running costs of £85 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
The KDL-50W829 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports Wi-Fi
3D
Only Full HD
Quite low RMS rated power

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Sony KDL-50W829 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

This television received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from digitalmediaandit.com.

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Very Good Brand

We checked 3,185 expert and user reviews (including 1,171 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

Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the KDL-50W829 of 50" is pretty typical compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 63% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Only Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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3D

The Sony KDL-50W829 is 3D, unlike 74% of TVs which are not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The Sony KDL-50W829's thickness of 64mm is pretty average compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 61% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KDL-50W829 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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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 motion interpolation frequency of the KDL-50W829 of 800Hz is quite fast compared to most other TVs. It is in the fastest 24% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KDL-50W829 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). 81% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The Sony KDL-50W829 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR), which is unusual. 94% of TVs do not support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The KDL-50W829 has a 2D-3D converter. 86% of televisions do not have a 2D-3D converter.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KDL-50W829 supports Picture-In-Picture, unlike 95% of televisions which do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-50W829 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 72% of televisions do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The KDL-50W829 has a pair of 3D glasses included, unlike 85% of TVs which do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KDL-50W829 has an ambient light sensor. 92% of TVs do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of the KDL-50W829 of only 16W is fairly low compared to most other TVs. It is in the lowest 24% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. The average RMS rated power of all TVs is 21W, with the lowest being 2W and the highest being 120W.

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Supports 24p

The Sony KDL-50W829 supports 24p, unlike 84% of TVs which do not support 24p.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This TV was released in May 2014.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

This Sony television is rated A++ for energy efficiency, and the KDL-50W829 has an average running cost of £85 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung kdl50w829bbu

Other Popular Comparisons With The Sony KDL-50W829

Much better expert reviews
Higher RMS rated power
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7x slower motion interpolation frequency

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