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The Sony KDL-50W809 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other televisions of this age and type.
There are a number of alternative televisions with a WiFi connection currently available that you might also want to look at including the Philips 50PUT6400 which has a better Rating; or the Hisense LTDN55K220 which is cheaper.
Other televisions which also have a WiFi connection that you might also want to look at include the LG 55UF680.
The KDL-50W809 is Smart TV. Most of the other televisions of this age and type also are Smart TV.
Other Smart TV televisions currently available which you might also want to consider include the Philips 50PUT6400 which has a better Rating; or the Hisense LTDN55K220 which is cheaper.
If you are looking for a TV that is Smart TV then you might also want to look at the LG 55UF680.
Four HDMI Ports
The Sony KDL-50W809 is a four HDMI port television.
Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency
The KDL-50W809 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency (1,000 hertz) compared to most of the other TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-50W809. Large TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-50W809 have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 3,000Hz.
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Supports One Image Format
The number of image formats supported by the KDL-50W809 is more than most large TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-50W809.
2 MHL Version
The KDL-50W809 supports a 2 MHL version which is newer than most TVs of this spec and age. Most large TVs that were released one year ago support a 1.3 MHL version. The best MHL version of all similar spec TVs that came out more than a year ago is 3 and the worst is 1.3.
Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption
The annual energy consumptions of TVs of this age and type range from 62kWh to 420kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 140kWh. With an annual energy consumption of only 100 kilowatt hours, the KDL-50W809 has a quite low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-50W809.
The Sony KDL-50W809 is one of the lighter televisions that have been around for more than a year (only 13.7 kilograms) amongst large TVs of this age. The weights of televisions that have been available for a similar time to the KDL-50W809 range from 1.8kg to 48kg.
Has One Sound Mode
The number of sound modes found on the KDL-50W809 is more than most similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly found sound mode is Music, but this sound mode is not found on this TV. The sound modes Music|Standard are also found on this Sony television.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The KDL-50W809 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs of this age and type also do not have a built-in camera.
Only Supports One Audio Format
The number of audio formats supported by the Sony KDL-50W809 is more than most large TVs that have been around for more than a year. The most frequently supported audio format is MP3, but this audio format is not supported by this TV. The audio formats FLAC|LPCM|MP3|MP4|WMA are also supported by this Sony TV.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most similar spec TVs that have been on the market for more than a year do not feature OLED technology. The KDL-50W809 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
We think you might also be interested in alternative televisions which also feature OLED technology including the Sharp LC-50LE771.
Only One RF Port
Most comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-50W809 have between one and two RF ports, including the KDL-50W809 which has one RF port.
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Full HD HD Type
The KDL-50W809 has a maximum display resolution of Full HD. That's 75% less display resolution than the most common HD type of 4K Ultra HD. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
If you would prefer a TV with a higher display resolution then you might want to consider the Philips 50PUT6400 (4K Ultra HD) which also has a higher Rating.
The KDL-50W809 has a relatively standard thickness (59 millimeters) compared to most of the other TVs of this age and type.
We compared all the other 59mm thick TVs to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony KDL-50W755 is also worth considering.
If you are not worried about having a thicker thickness then you might also want to look at the LG 55UF680 (56.7mm), or the Sony KDL-50W805 (59mm).
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.59 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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