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Sony KDL-50W815
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Sony KDL-50W815

50" Active Mar 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 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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9 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Large TVs built by Sony have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all televisions (not just large TVs) and found that Sony also has good reviews across its entire range.

3D Compatible

The Sony KDL-50W815 is 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-50W815 also are 3D compatible.

Other 3D compatible TVs currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the UE55D7000, or the UE65H8090 both from Samsung.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The KDL-50W815 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other TVs that came out more than two years ago.

There are a number of other televisions which support smart TV features currently available which you might want to consider including the Samsung UE55D7000 which has better reviews.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The KDL-50W815 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-50W815.

There are a number of other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available that you might also want to consider including the LG 50LB650 which has better reviews.

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Supports Thirteen Video Formats

supports thirteen video formats

The Sony KDL-50W815 has a greater number of video formats than most large TVs that are a similar age to it. This television supports an AVI video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. The video formats "3GP", "ASF", "H.264", "M-JPEG", "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "MPEG4", "WEBM" and "XVID" are also supported by this Sony TV.

MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Supports Four Audio Formats

The KDL-50W815 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs of a comparable age and spec to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by televisions that are a comparable age to the KDL-50W815. The audio formats "ASF", "LPCM" and "MP4" are also supported by this Sony television.

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Has Eight Smart Modes

The KDL-50W815 has a greater number of smart modes than most TVs of a similar spec and age to it. This TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on large TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-50W815. The smart modes "Animation", "Cinema", "Personal", "Photo", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this television.

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Light

The lightest television of a similar spec and age to the KDL-50W815 is 1.8kg heavy and the heaviest is 63kg. At only 13.6 kilograms, the Sony KDL-50W815 is fairly light compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the KDL-50W815.

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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

At only 71 kilowatt hours, the Sony KDL-50W815 has a fairly low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age. Across all the televisions of this spec and age the annual energy consumptions range from 60kWh to 320kWh.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most large TVs that were released more than two years ago do not have a built-in camera. The KDL-50W815 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera which you might also want to consider including the Samsung UN55ES8000, the LG 55EA980, or the Panasonic TX-55ASW804.

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Only Supports Four Analog Signal Format Systems

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the Sony KDL-50W815 is more than most TVs that were launched more than two years ago. The most frequently supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this television. The analog signal format systems NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL and SECAM are also supported by this TV.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats

The number of image formats supported by the KDL-50W815 is more than most large TVs that came out around the same time as it. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by TVs of this age and spec. The image formats "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this Sony TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-50W815 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other large TVs that have been available for a similar time to the KDL-50W815 also do not feature OLED technology.

We compared this television to all the other TVs with an OLED technology and we think the 55EA980, the 55EA9809, or the 55EA970 all from LG which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The KDL-50W815 has a quite low RMS rated power (only 16 Watts) compared to most of the other large TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-50W815. Large TVs that were released more than two years ago have RMS rated power of between 7W and 100W.

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Only One Audio in Port

The KDL-50W815 is a one audio in port TV. Most of the other televisions that were launched more than two years ago have between one and three audio in ports.

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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 comparable spec 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.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Sony released the KDL-50W815.

Average Thickness

At 64 millimeters, the Sony KDL-50W815 has a relatively average thickness compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that have been available for a comparable time to the KDL-50W815.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Type
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
App
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Audio in Port
Networking
Management Features
Smart Mode
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Stored Teletext Page
File System
Design
Colour
Heavy Metals Free
Ergonomics
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Voltage
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Cable Included

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $63.71
Electricity cost when on standby $2.37
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Total running cost over 5 years $66.08
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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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