Summary: 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 sound quality that stop it from scoring even higher.
Pros: 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.
Cons: Sony's smart TV system is still lacklustre, while audio quality is average, and 3D performance is poor.