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Sony KDL-50W800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1029 reviews of Sony KDL-50W800. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the sound and design are overall positive. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed views about the connectivity and remote control. There are some less positive reviews about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony KDL-50W800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony KDL-50W800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 516 user reviews of Sony KDL-50W800 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviews about the sound and design are generally positive. The price and usability also get good feedback. There are some negative comments about the reliability and remote control, and there are some mixed comments about the black level.

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88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony KDL50W800B 50-Inch 1080p 120Hz 3D Smart LED TVSony KDL50W800B 50-Inch 1080p 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony KDL-50W800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony KDL-50W800 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the image quality.

image quality

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony KDL50W800C 50-Inch 1080p 120Hz 3D Smart LED TVSony KDL50W800C 50-Inch 1080p 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV

Dec, 2018

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Sony KDL-50W800B

 

But this doesn't mean Sony has put out poor TVs, and in some cases the company can outdo its rival at the same price. Case in point: the W800B is a better performer than the Samsung H6350 , with better blacks, shadow detail, and uniformity.

The Sony KDL-W800B series is capable of pleasing shadow detail and decent color performance; one of the better black-level performances from a frame-dimming TV as well as a lack of black uniformity issues; very low lag means it's great for gamers; a...

Terrible 3D performance -- and I mean it really stinks. Local dimming TVs such as the cheaper Vizio E and M series can beat the Sony for blacks And it's on the pricey side.

The Sony KDL-W800B series is a classy television with excellent color and shadow detail, but in pure bang-for-buck terms, its black level can be bettered for much less.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Sony W800B LCD offers top-notch gaming performance, good pictures

 

The Sony KDL-W800B series is a classy television with decent picture performance and ultra-low latency but it can be bettered in pure bang-for-buck terms.

The Sony KDL-W800B series is capable of pleasing shadow detail and decent color performance; one of the better black-level performances from a frame-dimming TV as well as a lack of black uniformity issues; very low lag means it's great for gamers; a...

Terrible 3D performance -- and I mean it really stinks. Local dimming TVs such as the cheaper Vizio E and M series can beat the Sony for blacks And it's on the pricey side.

The Sony KDL-W800B series is a classy television with excellent color and shadow detail, but in pure bang-for-buck terms, its black level can be bettered for much less.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : hdtvuniverse.com (hdtvuniverse.com)

Sony KDL-50W800B Review – 50-inch LED HDTV

 

One of the best innovations of Sony has been the X-Reality Pro engine. This allows viewers a wide spectrum of color and additional connectivity. While the technology is same as last year's W802A, the KDL-50W800B really pushes the color spectrum. There...

May, 2014

Expert review by (lcdtvbuyingguide.com)

Sony KDL-50W800B 1080p 120Hz Active 3D LED TV

 

The 50W800B does a very nice job of converting and processing lower end signals to the native 1080p resolution. This is a strength of Sony in general and this TV in particular. Since there is still plenty of lower end signals coming in (think streaming...

Once calibrations are made the picture quality on the W800B is very good from both HD and standard definition sources, though not as strong as those top units with a clear coat screen or top 4K TVs. The light-flow through the screen is not quite as...

Expert review by (goodhousekeeping.com)

Sony KDL-50W800B Series

 

The Sony KDL-50W800B is a solid mid-range TV with better-than-average picture quality. The 50” TV performed well against the competition, and it’s not as expensive as some of the higher-end models. Consumer testers found navigating between...

Expert review by : WhatHiFi (stuff.tv_in)

Sony KDL-50W800B 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

Sony KDL-50W829B smart TV review

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (sony.com)

Great picture

 

Had this 2 weeks and are really pleased with it so far.

Jun, 2016

Consumer review (sony.com)

great picture

 

Bought a couple of weeks ago. Well it's a Sony, picture is brilliant but turn up the volume and sound is distorted, tinny, hence bought a cheap soundbar and hey presto - better 10times. Tv ia slimline and aesthetically pleasing. Has more than enough...

Jun, 2016

Consumer review (sony.com)

Very disapointed

 

I purchased this tv two weeks ago as I have had two previous Sony TVs both very good. Unfortunately it was not the case with this tv.The first one could not get youview catch up and the date kept returning to January 15 and having to be reset. The...

Jun, 2016

Consumer review (sony.com)

The tennis looks great on this tv

 

Great tv, not massively expensive, great picture and features

Jun, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital,DTS
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Digital Pulse / Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Pulse
Audio system:NICAM/A2
Auto volume leveler: Yes
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital, DTS
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:16 / 20
Sound modes:Movie, Music, Sports, Standard / Movie, Music, Standard

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Energy Star certified: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y

Design

Color of product:Black
Compatible products:Wireless Subwoofer (SWF-BR100)\nMHL Cable (DLC-MC10)\nTouchpad Remote Control (RMF-TX100A)\nWallmount Bracket (SU-WL450 (D:60mm))
On/Off switch:Y
VESA mounting:Y

Display

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
3D type:Active
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Display Diagonal:50 / 75
Display Diagonal (metric):49.5 / 49.6 / 74.5
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Technology:LED
HD type:Full HD
LED backlighting type:Dynamic Edge-LED / Edge-LED
Motion interpolation frequency:400 / 800 / 960
Motion interpolation technology:Motionflow XR
Noise reduction: Yes
Screen format adjustments:4:3 / 4:3, 16:9
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA) / 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 720p / 480i,480p,576i,576p,720p,1080i,1080p / 720p, 1080p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:110 - 240 / 120
Energy efficiency compliance:Unspecified
Power consumption (max):284 / 89
Power consumption (standby):0.26 / 0.42 / 0.45
Power consumption (typical):39.3 / 44.6

Ergonomics

On/Off switch: Yes
Swivel angle range:89 - 89
VESA mounting:Y

Management Features

Auto power off: Yes
Control Type:Buttons
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Hotel mode:Y
Number of OSD languages:25
On Screen Display (OSD):Y / Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), ENG, FRE, INC, PER, POR, RUS, THA / ENG, ESP, FRE
On/Off timer:Y / Yes
Picture-and-Picture:Y / Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Game, Photo
Voice control:Y

Networking

Browser supported:Opera
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Web browser:Y
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Illumination LED:Y

Packaging Content

3D glasses included: Yes
3D glasses quantity:2
Batteries included: Yes
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Mounting kit: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Package depth:4.96 / 6.1
Package height:30.1 / 48.7
Package type:Box
Package weight:41.9 / 52.9
Package width:30.6 / 47.8

Performance

24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Audio formats supported:FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA / LPCM, MP3, WAV, WMA / LPCM, MP3, WMV
Clock function: Yes
Deep color support:Y
Deep colour support: Yes
Face detection: Yes
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPEG XR, MPO, RAW / JPG
Local dimming: Yes
Motion control:Y
Parental Control:Y / Yes
Picture processing technology:Samsung Wide Color Enhancer / Sony X-Reality PRO
Supported file systems:exFAT, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS
Teletext function: Yes
USB recording:Y
Video compression format:3GP, AVCHD, AVI, MKV, MOV, MPEG1, MPEG2, WEBM, WMV, XVID / 3GPP, AVCHD, AVI, MKV, MOV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4-SP, WEBM, WMV / AVCHD, AVI, MKV, MOV, MPEG1, WEBM
Video formats supported:3GP,AVCHD,AVI,MKV,MOV,MPEG1,MPEG2,WEBM,WMV,XVID / 3GPP,AVCHD,AVI,MKV,MOV,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4-SP,WEBM,WMV / AVCHD,AVI,MKV,MOV,MPEG1,WEBM
Voice control:Y

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:2
Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
Common interface (CI): No
Common interface Plus (CI+): No
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1 / 2
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDCP:Y / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:4
HDMI version:1.4
Headphone outputs:1
MHL version:2.0
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
PC in (D-Sub):N / No / Yes
RF ports quantity:1
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
Subwoofer out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:110 - 240 / 120
Annual Energy Consumption:231
Energy efficiency class:Unspecified
Energy saving mode:Y
Power consumption (max):284 / 89
Power consumption (standby):0.26 / 0.42 / 0.45 / 0.5
Power consumption (typical):39.3 / 44.6 / 94

Smart TV

Internet TV:Y / Yes
Lifestyle apps:Google Apps,Twitter
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:5.0
Screen mirroring:Y
Smart modes:Game, Photo
Smart TV:Y / Yes
Video apps:TV SideView / Youtube

Technical Details

LED backlight:Y / Yes
Light sensor:Y
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC / NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL I, PAL M, SECAM B/G, SECAM D/K, SECAM L
Channels quantity:1
Digital signal format system:ATSC / DVB-T,DVB-T2
Number of tuners:1 / 2
Supported TV bands:CATV, UHF, VHF
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.32 / 2.53 / 38.1
Depth (with stand):40 / 7.05 / 7.52
Height:25.7 / 3.11 / 43.9
Height (with stand):13 / 27.2 / 43.9
Package depth:4.96 / 6.1
Package height:30.1 / 48.7
Package weight:41.9 / 52.9
Package width:30.6 / 47.8
Weight:30 / 30.2 / 74.3
Weight with stand:32.2 / 32.6 / 76.9
Width:25.8 / 43.9 / 66
Width (with stand):27.3 / 43.9 / 66