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The KDL-50W809 is 3D compatible. Most of the other large TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-50W809 are not 3D compatible.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3D compatible televisions currently available including the LG 55EG9109[plb_3030713_price] which has better reviews.
Supports Smart TV Features
Like most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-50W809, the KDL-50W809 supports smart TV features.
Has a WiFi Connection
The Sony KDL-50W809 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-50W809.
LED Display Technology
The display technology of this TV is LED, which is the most commonly found display technology on TVs of this type and age.
Three USB 2.0 Ports
The Sony KDL-50W809 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-50W809. This television is a three USB 2.0 port TV compared to most of the televisions that are a similar age to the KDL-50W809 which only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.
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Four HDMI Ports
The Sony KDL-50W809 is a four HDMI port TV. Most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-50W809 only have between one and three HDMI ports.
Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency
When compared to other TVs of a similar spec and age to the KDL-50W809 that we have checked, the motion interpolation frequency of the KDL-50W809 of 1,000 hertz is one of the fastest. The motion interpolation frequencies of comparable spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-50W809 range from 100Hz to 1,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz.
2 MHL Version
This TV supports a 2 MHL version, which is typical of many large TVs that were launched more than a year ago.
Supports Five Audio Formats
The number of audio formats supported by the KDL-50W809 is more than most large TVs that have been available for a similar time to it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by TVs of this age and spec. The audio formats "FLAC", "LPCM", "MP4" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on TVs of a similar type and age to it.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most TVs of this spec and age do not have a built-in camera. The KDL-50W809 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Only Supports One Image Format
The Sony KDL-50W809 has a greater number of image formats than most comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. This Sony TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by large TVs that have been available for a similar time to the KDL-50W809.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The KDL-50W809 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other large TVs that were released more than a year ago also do not feature OLED technology.
It is worth considering alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology including the 55EG9109[pl_3030713_price], or the 55EC940[pl_3044917_price] both from LG.
Only Supports Ten Video Formats
The KDL-50W809 has a greater number of video formats than most TVs of this type and age. This TV supports an AVI video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-50W809. The video formats "3GPP", "AVCHD", "H.265", "MKV", "MOV", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "WEBM" and "WMV" are also supported by this television.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when Sony released the KDL-50W809.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of this age and type. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Average Refresh Rate
At 100 hertz, the KDL-50W809 has a relatively standard refresh rate compared to most of the other large TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-50W809.
We compared all the other 100Hz refresh rate TVs to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-50CS520[plb_2818181_price] is also worth considering.
If you would prefer a faster refresh rate then you might want to look at the Hisense LTDN55K390[plb_3890626_price] (200Hz).
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The KDL-50W809 has a fairly typical thickness (59 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that were launched more than a year ago.
Other 59mm thick TVs currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the KDL-50W755[pl_2796447_price], or the KDL-50W807[pl_2844810_price] both from Sony.
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