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Sony KDL-50W800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 709 reviews of Sony KDL-50W800. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and design. The price and usability also get good feedback. Views are divided on the remote control. Many are negative 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. Comments about the sound and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the black level, while some have doubts about the reliability and remote control.

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

Jul, 2020

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.

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

Jul, 2020

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 : 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

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...

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

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