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Sony KDL-50W809

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Sony KDL-50W809. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the sound and durability. The design and image quality are also appreciated, but there are some mixed comments about the usability.

image quality, design, durability, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony KDL-50W809 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony KDL-50W809C review


Sony's KDL-50W809C is one of the best 50-inch Full HD TVs you can buy. For less than a thousand pounds, you'll get a stylish TV with superb picture quality, fast response times for PS4 and Xbox One gamers, and all the advantages of smart Android TV....

Sony's 2015 W85C range comes in three colour variations. The 50-inch Bravia KDL-50W809C is the same as the W805C, except that the stand is a dark chrome colour instead of silver. The dark chrome is a better match for the black edging around the screen....

Jul, 2015

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Sony KDL-50W809C


Bought this TV end of November ready for Christmas, have noticed when the picture changes scenes the brightness goes up and down a lot. The handset is horrible as it is so easy to press the outside navigation buttons when using the inside buttons. You...

Feb, 2016

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Sony KDL-50W809C


Very good television great sound and picture pin sharp.

Jan, 2016

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Sony KDL-50W809C


This is a very good television . I recommend to everyone. Extremely sharp and easy to use. :)

Oct, 2015

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Sony KDL-50W809C


I have the 50 inch,brilliant picture the 3d is excellent,Samsung 3d glasses work with the television and are much cheaper . And at 729 pounds it well worth it.

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications


Audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Digital Pulse
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20
Sound modes:Music, Standard


Color of product:Black
Peak luminance ratio:81


3D compatibility: Yes
3D type:Active
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:50
Display Diagonal (metric):49.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Technology:LED
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:100
LED backlighting type:Edge-LED
Motion interpolation frequency:1000
Motion interpolation technology:Motionflow XR
Screen format adjustments:14:9, 16:9, Zoom
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

Annual Energy Consumption:100
Energy efficiency compliance:A+
Power consumption (max):110
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):72


On/Off switch: No
VESA mounting:Y

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Number of OSD languages:32
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:LG Smart Care, LG Magnifier, Cyberlink YouCam 3.0, SRS WOW HD,SRS Trusurround HD, LG Smart Recovery (c/ Smart Partition), LG Intelligent Update, Google Toolbar, On Screen Display, LG Smart Indicator, Oberon Game, MS Office 2010 Starter, WIDCOMM Bluetooth S/W, MS Silverlight, Windows Live Essential (Messenger, Mail, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Writer), Cyberlink Suite (DVD)
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-and-Picture: Yes


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

Other Features

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Advanced contrast enhancer:Y
HDD recording: Yes
HDMI in:4
Illumination LED:Y
On-screen display for external input:Y
USB playback:Y

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Battery Type:R03
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Mounting kit: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:6.1
Package height:30.1
Package width:47.8


24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Audio formats supported:FLAC, LPCM, MP3, MP4, WMA
Image formats supported:JPG
Local dimming: No
Parental Control: Yes
Teletext function: No
Video compression format:3GPP, AVCHD, AVI, MKV, MOV, MPEG1, MPEG2, WEBM, WMV
Video formats supported:3GPP,AVCHD,AVI,H.265,MKV,MOV,MPEG1,MPEG2,WEBM,WMV

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out:1
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Common interface (CI): Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):BRAVIA Sync
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
MHL version:2.0
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3


Annual Energy Consumption:100
Energy efficiency class:A+
Power consumption (max):110
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):72

Smart TV

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:5.0
Screen mirroring:Y
Smart TV: Yes

Technical Details

Auto Wide mode:Y
Clear Phase technology:Y

TV Tuner

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):7.52
Height (with stand):27.2
Package depth:6.1
Package height:30.1
Package width:47.8
Weight with stand:32.2
Width (with stand):43.9