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Three customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Digitalmediaandit.com rated the product 80 out of 100 and wrote “Fabulous motion handling” in their review of this TV. Digitalmediaandit.com also mentioned “Top class Full HD image quality with exceptional motion handling make this a screen a great allrounder, new OneFlick search”.
One person wrote in their reviews that it had a good interface. Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned “Smart interface is slick and intuitive”. One customer who bought this TV reckoned that it was easy to use. Last year Digitalmediaandit.com said “Remote is responsive and easy to use”.
Good Product Quality
Some Sony KDL-50W805 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality. Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned in December last year “Sensational 2D picture quality” . Digitalmediaandit.com also wrote “Superb image quality”. Digitalmediaandit.com also mentioned “Sony's smart TV system is still lacklustre, while audio quality is average”.
Three customers who reviewed this TV wrote that it was a good design. Digitalmediaandit.com gave the Sony KDL-50W805 a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in December last year “Sleek design” in their review of the Sony KDL-50W805. Digitalmediaandit.com also mentioned “Its design is attractive”.
One customer wrote in their reviews that this TV was smooth.
Good High Def TV
Several people agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. In December last year expert review site Digitalmediaandit.com wrote “Where it really earns it's corn is in serving up deliciously refined 2D HD pictures that are among the best big screen images”.
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Good Sound Quality
Several Sony KDL-50W805 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Sony KDL-50W805 had good sound quality.
Good Picture Quality
A few customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had good picture quality. One Sony KDL-50W805 reviewer reckoned that this TV had good colour saturation. In December last year Digitalmediaandit.com wrote in their review of this TV “Colours generally correct”.
Sony is one of the better rated television manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Sony also has good reviews for its large TVs.
Good 3D Picture Quality
A number of Sony KDL-50W805 reviewers who reviewed it wrote that it had a good 3D picture quality. Expert website Digitalmediaandit.com scored the product 80 out of 100 and said “Whilst this Sony offers 3D, delivers reasonable sound”. Digitalmediaandit.com also mentioned “It also offers several other things such as reasonable sound, 3-D and Smart capabilities”. Digitalmediaandit.com also said “3D weergave is niet full HD”.
One Sony KDL-50W805 owner concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity.
Good Technical Features
One Sony KDL-50W805 owner who purchased the Sony KDL-50W805 reckoned that it had good features. Digitalmediaandit.com said “Good connectivity and features” in their Sony KDL-50W805 review.
Good Standard Def TV
One Sony KDL-50W805 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was good at displaying standard definition TV. In December last year Digitalmediaandit.com wrote “Pictures are sharp across SD and HD” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.
Good Remote Control
One Sony KDL-50W805 owner who reviewed this TV thought it had a good remote control.
Good Smart TV
One person who bought this TV thought it was good for watching TV catchup services. Digitalmediaandit.com said in their review of this TV “Sony still lacks a full complement of catchup TV services”.
The KDL-50W805 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the KDL-50W805 which are not 3D compatible.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3D compatible TVs currently available including because of it's better review score, the LG 50LF652[plb_2854193_price], the Sony KDL-50W807[plb_2844810_price], or the Philips 50PFT6510[plb_2860934_price].
Has a WiFi Connection
The Sony KDL-50W805 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other large TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-50W805 also have a WiFi connection.
We compared this television to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think because of it's better review score, the LG 50LF652[plb_2854193_price], the Hisense LTDN55K220[plb_2761072_price], and the Panasonic TX-50CS520[plb_2818181_price] is also worth considering.
Supports Smart TV Features
The KDL-50W805 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other televisions that are a comparable age to the KDL-50W805.
It may also be worth considering one of the other televisions which support smart TV features currently available including because of it's better review score, the LG 50LF652[plb_2854193_price], the Hisense LTDN55K220[plb_2761072_price], or the Panasonic TX-50CS520[plb_2818181_price].
Very Fast Refresh Rate
Televisions of this age and spec have refresh rates of between 60Hz and 400Hz, and the average refresh rate is 140Hz. The refresh rate of the KDL-50W805 of 400 hertz is one of the fastest amongst televisions that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-50W805.
Four HDMI Ports
The KDL-50W805 has more HDMI ports than most of the similar spec TVs that came out more than a year ago. Most of the TVs of this spec and age only have between one and three HDMI ports, however this Sony TV has four HDMI ports.
Three USB 2.0 Ports
The Sony KDL-50W805 is a three USB 2.0 port television.
Two Audio in Ports
Most similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-50W805 have between one and three audio in ports, including the Sony KDL-50W805 which has two audio in ports.
Features One App
The number of lifestyle apps featured on the KDL-50W805 is more than most televisions that are a similar age to it. This television features a Skype app, which is the most commonly featured app featured on large TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-50W805.
2 MHL Version
This TV supports a 2 MHL version, which is the most frequently supported MHL version on televisions of this age and spec.
Has Four Sound Modes
The number of sound modes found on the KDL-50W805 is more than most large TVs that have been around for more than a year. This TV has a Music sound mode, which is the most commonly found sound mode found on TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the KDL-50W805. The sound modes "Movie", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this Sony TV.
Supports Three Audio Formats
The Sony KDL-50W805 has a greater number of audio formats than most televisions of a similar type and age to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by large TVs that were released more than a year ago. The audio formats "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this Sony television.
Supports Ten Video Formats
The number of video formats supported by the KDL-50W805 is more than most similar spec TVs that have been available for more than a year. This TV supports an AVI video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by televisions of a similar age and spec to the KDL-50W805. The video formats "3GP", "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "WEBM", "WMV" and "XVID" are also supported by this television.
MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.
WMV stands for Windows Media Video.
AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.
Has Eight Smart Modes
The number of smart modes found on the KDL-50W805 is more than most large TVs that were released around the same time as it. This Sony TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most frequently found smart mode found on TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-50W805. The smart modes "Cinema", "Custom", "Graphics", "Photo", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this television.
Supports Nine Analog Signal Format Systems
The number of analog signal format systems supported by the KDL-50W805 is more than most TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This TV supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the KDL-50W805. The analog signal format systems "NTSC 3.58", "NTSC 4.43", "PAL", "PAL BG", "PAL DK", "PAL L", "PAL M" and "SECAM" are also supported by this television.
This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on TVs of this type and age.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most TVs of a comparable type and age to the KDL-50W805 do not have a built-in camera. The KDL-50W805 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Only Supports Two Image Formats
The KDL-50W805 has a greater number of image formats than most large TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-50W805. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this TV.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other televisions of this age and type, the KDL-50W805 does not feature OLED technology.
It is worth also looking at alternative televisions which also feature OLED technology including the Sharp LC-50LE771[plb_2517722_price] which also has a higher rating.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when Sony released the KDL-50W805.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions that have been available for around the same time as it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
At 59 millimeters, the KDL-50W805 has a pretty typical thickness compared to most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to the KDL-50W805.
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LED Backlighting Type
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Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
1920 x 1080
Supported Video Modes
1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Screen Format Adjustments
4:3, 14:9, Auto, Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 768, 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
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