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Sony FWD-55W800

Sony FWD-55W800

55" Passive Apr 2013
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
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7 Reasons For

Good Brand

Sony has good average ratings for its large TVs as well as across its entire television range compared to other manufacturers.

3D Compatible

The Sony FWD-55W800 is 3D compatible, as are most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared this television to all the other 3D compatible TVs and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE55D7000[plb_344784_price], and the LG 55LB670[plb_2232213_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other large TVs that were launched around the same time as the FWD-55W800, the Sony FWD-55W800 has a WiFi connection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including the LG 55LB561[plb_2233834_price], or the Sony KDL-60W605[plb_2296576_price] which has better reviews.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The Sony FWD-55W800 is a three USB 2.0 port TV. Most of the other large TVs that were launched more than two years ago only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The FWD-55W800 is a four HDMI port TV. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age have between one and four HDMI ports.

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Two Audio in Ports

The FWD-55W800 is a two audio in port TV. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as the FWD-55W800 have between one and three audio in ports.

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Supports Four Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the FWD-55W800 is more than most similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by televisions of a comparable type and age to the FWD-55W800. The audio formats "3GPP", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The FWD-55W800 does not support smart TV features. Most of the other large TVs that came out more than two years ago do support smart TV features.

It is worth considering other TVs which also support smart TV features including the Samsung UE55D7000[plb_344784_price], or the Sony KDL-50W828[plb_2229287_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The FWD-55W800 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other large TVs that are a comparable age to the FWD-55W800 also do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also have a built-in camera including the Samsung UN55ES8000[plb_403312_price], or the Panasonic TX-55ASW804[plb_2382034_price].

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The Sony FWD-55W800 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs that have been available for more than two years. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by televisions that were launched more than two years ago. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other televisions that have been on the market for more than two years, the FWD-55W800 does not feature OLED technology.

It is worth considering other televisions which also feature OLED technology including the 55EA9809[pl_2043038_price], the 55EA970[pl_2164589_price], or the 55EA880[pl_2403544_price] all from LG.

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Only Supports Eleven Video Formats

The FWD-55W800 has a greater number of video formats than most large TVs that are a comparable age to it. This television supports an AVI video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by large TVs that came out more than two years ago. The video formats "AVCHD", "M-JPEG", "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "WEBM", "WMV" and "XVID" are also supported by this Sony TV.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony FWD-55W800

OK Running Costs

The average 5 year running cost of the FWD-55W800 is £129 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 324 similar spec televisions that have been around for more than two years.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable age and type to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This television has been on the market for over three years.

Average Thickness

At 64 millimeters, the Sony FWD-55W800 has a pretty average thickness compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the FWD-55W800.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
3D Type
LED Backlighting
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustment
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Internet Browser
App
Audio
Audio System
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
RS-232 Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
Audio in Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Skype Function
Local Dimming
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Remote Control Type
Other Features
Audio Output Port
Simulated 3D
I-Manual
Picture Processing Engine
USB Playback
Illumination LED
TV SideView

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £126.59
Electricity cost when on standby £1.52
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Electricity price £per kilowatt hour
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Water cost when switched on
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Water price £per litre
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Total running cost over 5 years £128.11
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Sony FWD-55W800uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.64T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.64 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony fwd55w800, sony fwd55w800c
Barcodes 05013493235984

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Samsung UE55F6100 vs Sony FWD-55W800

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Ten Months Newer
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£ 999.00
Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
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Larger Screen Size
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12W Lower RMS Rated Power

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