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10 Reasons For
Running Costs Are Very Low
This large TV has an efficiency rating of A++. The KDL-50W829 is one of the most economic to run TVs of a comparable age and type that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KDL-50W829 is only £85.
Sony TVs Have Good Reviews
Based on 1,318 expert and user reviews, Sony has good ratings for its TVs. Sony also has good ratings specifically for its large TVs compared to other manufacturers.
Supports Smart TV
The Sony KDL-50W829 supports smart TV. Most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-50W829 also support smart TV.
We compared this TV to all the other TVs which support smart TV and we think the Samsung UE55H6200[plb_2233928_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also support smart TV including the Sony KDL-50W705[plb_2318729_price], or the LG 55LB731[plb_2378784_price].
Has a Wi-Fi
Like most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the KDL-50W829, the Sony KDL-50W829 has a wi-Fi.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative TVs with a wi-Fi currently available including the Samsung UE55H6200[plb_2233928_price] which has better reviews.
Alternative televisions which also have a wi-Fi that you might want to look at include the LG 50PB690[plb_2659614_price], or the Sony KDL-50W706[plb_2318730_price].
Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency
The average motion interpolation frequency of TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-50W829 is 460Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of 800 hertz, the KDL-50W829 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age.
1080p Supported Video Modes
This television supports a 1080i|1080p|480i|480p|576i|576p|720p supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on large TVs that are a similar age to it.
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Supports Six Audio Formats Supporteds
The KDL-50W829 has a greater number of audio formats than most televisions of this age and type. This TV supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by large TVs that came out more than two years ago. The audio formats supporteds "3GPP", "ASF", "LPCM", "MP4" and "WMA" are also supported by this Sony TV.
Has Seven Smart Modess
The number of smart modes found on the KDL-50W829 is more than most comparable spec televisions that have been around for around the same time as it. This TV has a Game smart modes, which is the most commonly found smart modes found on TVs that have been available for more than two years. The smart modess "Cinema", "Personal", "Photo", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this television.
At only 13.6 kilograms, the Sony KDL-50W829 is quite light compared to most of the other large TVs that have been around for more than two years. TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-50W829 have weights of between 1.8kg and 63kg.
Very Low Annual Energy Consumption
Across all the large TVs that were launched more than two years ago the annual energy consumptions range from 60kWh to 320kWh. At only 71 kilowatt hours, the Sony KDL-50W829 has a quite low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other large TVs that were released more than two years ago.
5 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Sony KDL-50W829 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other large TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-50W829 also do not have a built-in camera.
Only Supports Four Analog Signal Format Systems
The KDL-50W829 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most televisions of this age and spec. The most commonly supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this Sony television. The analog signal format systems NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL and SECAM are also supported by this TV.
Only Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds
The KDL-50W829 has a greater number of image formats than most televisions of this spec and age. This TV supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-50W829. The image formats supporteds "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this Sony TV.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-50W829, the KDL-50W829 does not feature OLED technology.
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Quite Low RMS Rated Power
The average RMS rated power of large TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-50W829 is 21W. The KDL-50W829 has a quite low RMS rated power (only 16 Watts) compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the KDL-50W829.
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Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on large TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Released Over Two Years Ago
This large TV has been on the market for over two years.
At 64 millimeters, the KDL-50W829 has a fairly standard depth compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-50W829.
We compared all the other 64mm thick televisions to this TV and we think a cheaper TV such as the Sony KDL-50W805[plb_2141401_price] or you might consider a better rated TV such as the UE55H6400[pl_2232457_price], and the UE55H6200[pl_2233928_price] both from Samsung are also worth considering.
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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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