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Sony KDL-50W705B review

 Review: July 2014  

Rating: 3 stars

In a nutshell: The Sony KDL-50W705B gives you a big 50 inch screen at a good price. It provides versatile family viewing and Smart TV, but it isn't the best for picture quality or audio.



The 50W705B is the 50 inch version of the Sony Bravia KDL-42W705B we reviewed earlier, so read our review of the 42 inch model for a detailed assessment.

The 50 inch version is the same, except that the motionflow rate has been doubled from 200Hz to 400Hz, which it needs at this screen size. It still makes for a slow motion response, and picture quality is no better than "fair".

The open-style stand and ultra narrow bezel look even nicer at this large screen size, and a 50 inch screen is guaranteed to make an impact in any home. The Smart TV is good, with Catch-up TV from the BBC iPlayer and Demand 5, YouTube, Twitter, Netflix and Amazon Instant. Connectivity is excellent too, with 4 HDMI connections, 2 USB ports, Wi-Fi, ethernet and a range of other connections. Audio quality, like picture quality is "fair".

The W7 ought to be cheaper than it is. At around the £800 mark, it isn't significantly cheaper than the step-up Sony KDL-50W829B, and the superior Samsung UE48H6670 costs about the same.

Sony KDL-50W705B features include:

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Can I mount my kdl-50w705b on the wall? If so what bracket do i need?

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Average rating from 2 reviews:

Reviewed by neil from U K on 2nd Jan 2015
Unable to receive the BBC red button service. I believe this T.V. is not fit for purpose.

Reviewed by J GRANDI from England on 20th Nov 2014
Excellent picture in hd and also good in sd

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