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Sony Bravia KDL-50W829 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 reviews of Sony Bravia KDL-50W829 Series. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the design and price are overall positive. The sound and usability also get good comments. There are some mixed reviews about the tuner, and many are critical about the durability and remote control.

image quality, usability, sound, price, design

remote control, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony Bravia KDL-50W829 Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Recommended by TR

Expert review by : John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

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...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by (t3.com)

Sony KDL-50W829 review

 

The Sony KDL-W829 looks the sub-£1k TV to beat in 2014

Superb image quality ; Fabulous motion handling ; One Flick Discover content

Limited catch-up services ; Flaky media server handling ; Social View Twitter gimmick

hcc best buy

Expert review by : Steve May (homecinemachoice.com)

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

May, 2014

Expert review by : Steve May (pocket-lint.com)

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. It's difficult not to be a little in awe of the Sony W8. From the KDL-50W829's contemporary design to its astonishingly accomplished picture, the...

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

It’s difficult not to be a little in awe of the Sony W8. From the KDL-50W829's contemporary design to its astonishingly accomplished picture, the screen barely puts a pixel wrong. The brand’s new One-Flick search and recommendation tools are extremely...

Mar, 2014

Techradar Great Value 2014

Expert review by : Steve May (techradar.com)

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

A sensational high-definition picture performer with a highly competitive price tag, Sony's KDL-50W829 is an early front-runner for Best TV Value of 2014. It's not only beautiful to look at, thanks to a minimalist ultra-thin bezel design, but it's well...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

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...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Niall Magennis (cnet.co.uk)

Sony KDL-50W829 review

 

Despite producing some great TVs last year, Sony is still struggling to sell enough to the public to make its TV arm profitable. As a result, this year it's spinning off its TV division into a separate business . It's also decided to concentrate on the...

Sony’s KDL-50W829 has very good black levels by LED standards, impressive levels of contrast and good screen uniformity. Pictures are sharp across SD and HD, and its design is attractive.

Sony's smart TV system is still lacklustre, while audio quality is average, and 3D performance is poor.

The 50W829 puts in an excellent performance thanks to its deep black levels, rich contrast and perky colours. It also largely avoids blotchiness in the backlighting, unlike most other LED TVs. It's only the set's uninspired smart TV system and mediocre...

Apr, 2014

PC Advisor Recommended

Expert review by : Steve May (techadvisor.co.uk)

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...

Mar, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-50W829

 

Slim light TV, good image and sound quality.

Remote a bit poor, IE football button, the stand is poor doesn't hold TV steady TV wobbles, don't let kids near it, watched a program on Amazon prime and found it juddering my old Sony had no problem with downloading action was smooth. the screen is...

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony KDL-50W829

 

Lovely looking TV and picture superb. Wall mount easy to install

Jun, 2015

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