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Sony KDL-50W829B

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By digitalmediaandit.com on 80

sThis TV does one thing extremely well, that is it delivers 2-D HD picture quality of the highest order. It also offers several other things such as reasonable sound, 3-D and Smart capabilities but these are not of the top tier . If you put a high value...

By Expert Reviews on 100

Fantastic picture quality for the price and (for a limited time only) a free soundbar if you buy from...

By Trusted Reviews on 90

As an all-round package, with price, features and picture quality all taken into account, the 55W829 is one of 2014's brightest TV stars.Next, check out our range of over 50inch TV...

By Whathifi.com on 80

This screen represents a welcome return to form for Sony, which seems to have swept aside most of last year's troubling issues to present a confident picture that's good to watch.Overall though, the KDL-50W829B is no longer at the top of the pile with...

By Home Cinema Choice on 90

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...

By T3 Magazine on 100

Sony may be fire fighting on the financial front, but it's red hot when it comes to recent TV launches. Having reclaimed its mojo in 2013 with its flagship Sony KDL-40W905A , the brand is upping the ante again with it intriguing new line of W8 1080p...

By CNET UK on 80

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...

By avforums.com on 90

The new TV Season for Sony kicked off with the slightly disappointing flagship W95, it simply wasn't what we'd come to expect from Sony's top drawer. So, the 50W829B is carrying the weight of expectation on its narrow frame when it comes to delivering...

By Stuff.tv on 100

VERDICT Open Gallery If you'd suggested two years ago that a TV this good would be available for less than a grand, you'd have been burnt as a witch. Or at least laughed at. The Sony KDL-50W829B excels in almost every regard, from its stylish...

By Pocket-lint on 100

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...

By PC Advisor on 90

The 2014 iteration of Sony's W8 TV range is significantly different from that of 2013. A change in panel supplier has led to some significant picture differences and the brand's Smart TV portal user interface has been completely overhauled. The end...

By TechRadar on 90

Offering imperious HD picture quality, the Sony W8 sets a high benchmark indeed. Nominally a mid-ranger, it outperforms expectations to such a huge extent that many buyers will be hard pressed to justify spending more. Connectivity is excellent, with...

By HDTV Reviews on

The Sony KDL-42W829 is an impressive HDTV with deep blacks and superb gaming responsiveness. That said, should you have the budget and space to accommodate a larger set, it's probably wiser to opt for the 50-inch Sony KDL50W829 which is equipped with...

By FlatpanelsHD on

Sony W8 is a mid-range TV so you will not get all of Sony's latest and greatest Smart TV features. W8 has the new user interface and the new Discover feature, but new features such as integrated PlayStation Now are reserved for the high-end 4K TVs. If...

By Whathifi.com on 100

If the Sony KDL-50W829B is any indication of what 2014's TVs have in store for us, then we are very excited indeed. If first impressions were all it took, this Sony would be a winner the second we unboxed it. Sleek and slender with its metal edges,...

International Review By Tweakers on 80

Uitstekende beeldkwaliteit voor algemeen gebruik en een perfecte display voor console gaming. Prijs/kwaliteit verhouding één van de beste 50inch HDTV's op de markt, absolute aanrader. Paar kleine tegenvallers met interface, 3D weergave en apps maar...

International Review By CNET France on 80

Une grande taille d'écran, de la 3D active, des services en ligne, un design plaisant et une qualité d'image a priori honnête, ce téléviseur Sony KDL-50W829 a tout de la bonne affaire. Voyons...

International Review By tech.wp.pl on

Szukasz inteligentnego telewizora? Ten 50-calowiec od Sony jest tak mądry, że powinien być w Mensa.50-calowy telewizor LED LCD z podświetleniem krawędziowym, który kosztuje niecałe cztery tysiące złotych? Sony, chyba chcesz nas nabrać.Tyle że Sony wcale...

International Review By stuff-online.nl on

Het gaat hier om een 50-incher van Sony die niet de nieuwste is, maar wel een van de beste op dit moment. Waarom? Voor ongeveer 1100 Euro heeft hij heel veel te bieden tegen een hele redelijke prijs. Zit er dan ergens een addertje onder het gras? Niet...