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Sony KDL-50W815
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Sony KDL-50W815

50" Active Feb 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 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

Good Brand

Sony large TVs have good reviews on average and across all TVs Sony is one of the better rated brands.

3D Compatible

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

We compared all the other 3D compatible televisions to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the UE55D7000, and the UN55ES8000 both from Samsung is also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The KDL-50W815 supports smart TV features. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the KDL-50W815 also support smart TV features.

Alternative televisions which support smart TV features currently available that you might also want to consider include 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. Most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-50W815 also have a WiFi connection.

We compared all the other televisions with a WiFi connection to this TV and we think the Sony KDL-60W605 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Thirteen Video Formats

supports thirteen video formats

The number of video formats supported by the Sony KDL-50W815 is more than most TVs of a similar type and age to it. This television supports an AVI video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by comparable spec 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 TV.

MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

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Supports Four Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the Sony KDL-50W815 is more than most televisions that were launched more than two years ago. This Sony television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by TVs of this type and age. The audio formats "ASF", "LPCM" and "MP4" are also supported by this television.

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Has Eight Smart Modes

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

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Light

The average weight of televisions of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-50W815 is 20kg. The KDL-50W815 is one of the lighter comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-50W815 (only 13.6 kilograms) amongst large TVs of this age.

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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

The KDL-50W815 has a quite low annual energy consumption (only 71 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. The average annual energy consumption of televisions that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-50W815 is 120kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 60kWh to 320kWh.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs of this age and type 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 other TVs which also have a built-in camera which you might also want to consider including the Samsung UN55ES8000, or the Panasonic TX-55ASW804 which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports Four Analog Signal Format Systems

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

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Only Supports Three Image Formats

The number of image formats supported by the KDL-50W815 is more than most TVs of this age and type. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by televisions of this type and age. The image formats "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out more than two years ago, the KDL-50W815 does not feature OLED technology.

We think you might also be interested in alternative televisions which also feature OLED technology including the 55EA9809, the 55EA970, or the 55EA880 all from LG which also has a higher rating.

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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 TVs of this spec and age. Televisions that were released more than two years ago have RMS rated power of between 7.5W 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 comparable spec televisions that came out 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 the most commonly found HD type on TVs of a comparable type and age to it. 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

This Sony TV was released over two years ago.

Average Thickness

At 64 millimeters, the KDL-50W815 has a fairly average thickness compared to most of the other TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
3D Type
Screen Shape
Noise Reduction
Motion Interpolation Technology
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Audio (L,R) in
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Picture-and-Picture
Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Hotel Mode
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Parental Control
24p Support
Ambient Light Sensor
Panorama
Supported File Systems
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Heavy Metals Free
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Power Consumption (max)
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Quantity
Cables Included
Manual

Expert Reviews

10 March 2014

Sony KDL-50W815B to kolejny telewizor, który kilka dni temu trafi? do pierwszych sklepów jednak nie oznacza to, ?e 50-calowy model jest tak ?atwo dost?pny. Wed?ug jednej z najwi?kszych... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $61.74
Electricity cost when on standby $2.30
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Total running cost over 5 years $64.04
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0.42T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.42 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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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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