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Sony KDL-50W829

Sony KDL-50W829
alaScore 98

17 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and value for money. The design and image quality also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KDL-50W829 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 17 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony KDL-50W829

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 8 user reviews of Sony KDL-50W829 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony KDL50W829B 50-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Smart 3D TV with Freeview - Black

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Sony KDL-50W829 W8 Series TV review

 

Sony is banking on its W8 flatscreen range to cut a swathe through the connected TV competition this year.

Top class Full HD image quality with exceptional motion handling make this a screen a great all-rounder, new One-Flick search and recommendation engine works well, minimalist design is a crowd pleaser

Sony still lacks a full complement of catch-up TV services, the user interface is a little sluggish to navigate, new onscreen Social View Twitter app is somewhat antisocial

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Sony KDL-50W829 review

 

Sony's W8 TV offers high-end performance at a surprisingly affordable price

Vivacious picture quality ; Superb motion handling ; Powerful content discovery engine ; Tempting price point

Wobbly multimedia network playback ; Active Shutter 3D crosstalk ; Limited catch-up TV services ; Sluggish UI

Offering imperious HD picture quality, the Sony W8 sets a high benchmark indeed. Nominally a mid-ranger, it outperforms expectations to such a huge extent that many buyers will be hard pressed to justify spending more.

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Sony KDL-50W829 review

 

The temptation is to call 'time' already. If you want a superb 1080p LED connected TV, look no further. Buying conundrum solved – this Sony is all you need. Let's hit the izakaya. Of course, to be that presumptuous would be madness. This new W8 doesn't...

Excellent image quality; superb motion handling; One-Flick Discovery recommendation engine; slim bezel design

Social View feature intrusive; flaky media server performance; sluggish SEN Smart screen; Active Shutter 3D crosstalk

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Sony Bravia KDL-50W829 review

 

Fantastic picture quality for the price

However, we think the W829 is a better TV. It produces beautiful images for the price, needing very little in the way of calibration or tweaking to get the best results, and Sony's smart TV interface is one of the most responsive and easy to use. The...

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Sony KDL-50W829B review

 

You want a smart TV? This 50in Sony set is so brainy it should be in Mensa

Superb picture Well-stocked smart TV portal Lovely looks

Whites could be punchier Sound merely decent No ITV Player or 4oD

A great picture and tons of smarts for less than a grand - what's not to like?

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Sony KDL-50W829 review

 

The design is suitably minimalistic. A slim black metallic bezel barely seems wide enough to contain the image, while a thin mirrored stand bucks the trend for inelegantly wide feet; it certainly won't dwarf your AV furniture. The only sop to...

Overall, the Sony KDL-50W829 can be regarded as something of a star. The interface could be more responsive, although priced at less than a grand, it delivers an uncompromising picture performance, and well-rounded feature spec. Its Smart connected...

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Sony KDL-50W829

 

Sony gets its 2014 TV campaign off to a near-perfect start.

Stunning 2D picture quality ; Vastly improved Smart TV system ; Space saving design

A more advanced remote would be nice ; Some very rare clipping in bright skin tones ; Occasional crosstalk and other background issues with 3D

One last point to mention here is the inclusion on the 50W829 of a new Cinema 2 preset. This is based on the Cinema 1 mode designed in conjunction with Sony Pictures to deliver a relatively accurate ‘flat’ picture, but it extends the dynamic range in a...

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Sony KDL-50W829B

 

It may have lost a star, but this 50in Sony is still worth an audition

Remarkably clear and detailed picture ; Natural colour balance ; Smooth motion ; Deep black levels ; Decent sound ; Smart interface is slick and intuitive ; Remote is responsive and easy to use ; Sleek design ; Good connectivity and features

Whites could be a touch brighter and punchier ; Hint of 3D image instability ; Reds could be more vivid ; Rivals offer crisper detail

This screen represents a welcome return to form for Sony, which seems to have swept aside most of last year’s troubling issues to present a confident picture that’s good to watch.

Product Specifications

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: Yes
Application Store: Yes
DVB-C:DVB-C (MPEG4)
DVB-S:DVB-S2 (HD)
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG4)
DVB-T2: Yes
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
Processor Cores:Single-Core
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Web Content Access: Yes

Connectivity

CI Plus: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:Unknown

Display

Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:800
Full HD: Yes

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):A+

General Features

3D: Yes
3D Technology:Shutter Glasses
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9
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