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Sony KDL-50W685

We have collected and analyzed 4 expert reviews and 227 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 82/100 and users rate it 92/100. The average review date is Mar 2, 2014. We have compared these reviews to 1567552 reviews from other TVs. The alaScore™ for this product is 89/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 17, 2018.

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Sony Bravia KDL50W685


Amazing picture and smaller than you'd expect from a 50" unit

Not pet or kid friendly - looks like it would break in two if you sneeze too hard!

Apr, 2014

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Sony Bravia KDL50W685


Fantastic purchase

Mar, 2014

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Sony Bravia KDL50W685


Looks great in design and so slim. The picture quality is so realistic and also works well with my PS3.


Mar, 2014

Consumer review (

Sony Bravia KDL50W685


Design and build of tv

Terrible motion blur, awful pixelation on sd picture, hd doesn't look great and is heavily pixelated, sound is terrible , backs have no depth, sound is terrible, avoid

Mar, 2014

Consumer review (

Sony Bravia KDL50W685


Picture quality is absolutely fantastic. Really slick screen too.

Internet bit slow and clunky but not much to moan about.

Mar, 2014

Consumer review (

Sony Bravia KDL50W685


picture quality, tv design,

settings for each hdmi

Mar, 2014

Consumer review (

Sony Bravia KDL50W685


The picture has to be seen to be believed. Crystal clear and good for motion. 3D effect is amazing. Sound is deep and clear. Although a 50 inch, it is not heavy to move and it appears well made. Menus easy to use and setup was quick and straight forward.

I can't think of any bad points. Nothing wrong at all.

Mar, 2014

Consumer review (

Sony Bravia KDL50W685


picture quality, tv design

settings for each hdmi

Mar, 2014

Consumer review (

Sony Bravia KDL50W685


Overall very good product for price and features

My actual TV has a flaw in the screen from manufacture so am awaiting replacement

Jan, 2014

Consumer review (

Sony Bravia KDL50W685


Image quality when viewing HD is superb, 3D via a 3D blue ray player is fantastic. Don't believe you can get better for the money. The fact the stand doubles up as a wall bracket is a very nice touch.

No 2D to 3d up scaling, HD free view would be preferred

Jan, 2014

Product Specifications


Audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Digital Pulse
Audio system:Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse, NICAM/A2 / NICAM/A2
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Dolby technologies:Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital Pulse
Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:6
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:16 / 8


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes


Color of product:Black
LED Indicators: Yes


3D compatibility: Yes
3D type:Passive
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (dynamic):1000000:1
Display Diagonal:50
Display Diagonal (metric):49.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
Motion interpolation frequency:200
Motion interpolation technology:Motionflow
Noise reduction: Yes
Screen format adjustments:14:9, Zoom
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720i, 720p / 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

Annual Energy Consumption:71
Energy efficiency compliance:A++
Power consumption (max):97
Power consumption (standby):0.45
Power consumption (typical):51 / 97


On/Off switch: Yes

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: / Yes
Picture-and-Picture: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Cinema, Game, Personal, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid / Cinema, Game, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid


Browser supported:Opera
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi ready:Y
WLAN-ready: Yes

Other Features

Advanced contrast enhancer:Y
HDD recording: / Yes
Illumination LED:Y
On-screen display for external input:Y
Photo effects:
Scene modes:
USB playback:Y
USB port:
USB ports quantity:1
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless connection:Y
Wireless connections: Yes

Packaging Content

3D glasses included: Yes
3D glasses quantity:4
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:6.5
Package height:29.9
Package width:47.6


24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Audio formats supported:LPCM, MP3, WMA
Clock function: / Yes
Deep color support:Y
Deep colour support: Yes
Face detection:
Image formats supported:JPG / JPG, MPO
Local dimming: Yes
Panorama: / Yes
Parental Control: Yes
Supported file systems:exFAT, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS
Video compression format:3GP, AVCHD, AVI, M-JPEG, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, WEBM, WMV, XVID

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:2
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:
Common interface (CI): No
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):BRAVIA Sync
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:2
Headphone outputs:1
PC in (D-Sub): No
RF ports quantity: / 1
SCART ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Annual Energy Consumption:71
Energy efficiency class:A++
Power consumption (max):97
Power consumption (standby):0.45
Power consumption (typical):51 / 97

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes
Lifestyle apps:Skype
Screen mirroring:Y
Smart TV: Yes

Technical Details

Auto Wide mode:Y
Clear Phase technology:Y
LED backlight: / Yes

TV Tuner

Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-T, DVB-T2 / DVB-C, DVB-S2, DVB-T, DVB-T2, ISDB-S
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):9.06
Height (with stand):27.3
Package depth:6.5
Package height:29.9
Package width:47.6
Weight:30.9 / 493.8
Weight with stand:33.5 / 536.2
Width (with stand):43.8