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Sony KDL-26S2000

26" Nov 2013
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5 Reasons For

Sony TVs Have Good Reviews

Sony is one of the superior television manufacturers according to average owner and expert review score data that we have collected for all televisions.

Good Sound Quality

One Sony KDL-26S2000 reviewer concluded that this TVs had good sound quality. Howstuffworks.com said “Great price for a Sony model, headphone output, good sounding speakers” in their review.

Two SCART Ports

The Sony KDL-26S2000 has more SCART ports than most of the TVs that have been available for a similar time to the KDL-26S2000. This Sony TV is a two SCART port TV compared to most of the comparable spec TVs that were released more than two years ago which only have one SCART port.

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Supports Four Analog Signal Format Systems

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the KDL-26S2000 is more than most TVs of a comparable spec and age to it. This television supports a PAL analog signal format system, which is the most frequently supported analog signal format system supported by TVs of this age and type. The analog signal format systems "NTSC 3.58", "NTSC 4.43" and "SECAM" are also supported by this Sony TV.

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Very High RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of TVs that have been available for a similar time to the KDL-26S2000 range from 2W to 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 7.4W. The RMS rated power of the KDL-26S2000 of 20 Watts is one of the highest amongst televisions of this spec and age.

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11 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

This TV received a score of 60% from TV expert review website Howstuffworks.com. It seems that experts really don't rate this television very highly.

Not Good in Terms of Size

One customer concluded that the Sony KDL-26S2000 was not thin. Howstuffworks.com said “Not the thinnest bezel design, only 720p” in their review of this TVs and scored this TVs 60 out of 100.

Poor Design

One person said in their reviews that this TVs was not a good design. Howstuffworks.com gave this TVs a score of 60 out of 100 and said in their Sony KDL-26S2000 review “Not the thinnest bezel design, only 720p”.

Inferior Technical Features

One customer who bought the Sony KDL-26S2000 mentioned that it did not have good features. expert review site Howstuffworks.com said “Even offers a few extra bells and whistles that you normally dont find on entry-level models” in their review.

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

Most comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-26S2000 do not have a WiFi connection. The KDL-26S2000 is no exception to this as it too does not have a WiFi connection.

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Not Smart TV

The KDL-26S2000 is not Smart TV. Most of the other small TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-26S2000 are also not Smart TV.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to the KDL-26S2000, the Sony KDL-26S2000 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Sony KDL-26S2000 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only 1200:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio

The Sony KDL-26S2000 has a maximum dynamic contrast ratio of 1200:1. That's 100% less dynamic contrast ratio than the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 4000000:1. Across all televisions that are a comparable age to the KDL-26S2000 the worst dynamic contrast ratio is 1000:1 and the best is 80000000:1.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-26S2000 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec televisions that were released more than two years ago also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only One HDMI Port

Most TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-26S2000 have between one and two HDMI ports, including the KDL-26S2000 which has one HDMI port.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-26S2000

HD-Ready HD Type

The display resolution of the this TV is HD-ready, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs of a comparable age and spec to it. HD-ready TVs have a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the KDL-26S2000 over two years ago.


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Expert Reviews


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Great price for a Sony model, headphone output, good sounding speakers
Not the thinnest bezel design, only 720p

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Electricity cost when switched on $119.76
Electricity cost when on standby $1.37
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Total running cost over 5 years $121.13
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Sony KDL-26S2000uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.8 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 21 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kdl26s2000, kdl26s2000e, kdl-26s2000e