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Sony KDL-55W800
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Sony KDL-55W800

55" Flat Apr 2015
Screen Size HD Type Screen Shape Smart TV Features Release Date
Unique to Sony, X-Reality PRO image processing engine enables you to experience stunning picture quality regardless of its source. Various seamless connectivity options also allow you to share... More
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17 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this TV is 75% based on two expert reviews from sites including parentesis.com and cybershack.com.au.

Good Picture Quality

Some customers agreed that the product had good picture quality. Cybershack.com.au scored the Sony KDL-55W800 4 stars and mentioned in their Sony KDL-55W800 review “The Sony KDL 800B series is capable of pleasing shadow detail and decent color performance”.

One customer who reviewed this TV thought it was good for playing games on. Cybershack.com.au wrote “Very low lag means it's great for gamers”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of Sony KDL-55W800 reviewers considered that the product was good quality. Cybershack.com.au wrote in their Sony KDL-55W800 review “While it's capable of great picture quality, there's a few issues that could be deal breakers” and scored the product 80 out of 100. Cybershack.com.au also mentioned “Good picture quality after you've tweaked settings”.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

We checked 1,507 owner and expert reviews for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good ratings. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically within its large TVs range.

Good High Def TV

One Sony KDL-55W800 owner said in their reviews that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Cybershack.com.au gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote “Resolucin Full HD con tecnologa XReality PRO que satura los colores de las imgenes para resultados ms profundos y reales”.

Nice Design

One Sony KDL-55W800 owner who purchased the Sony KDL-55W800 said that it was a good design. Cybershack.com.au wrote “Great design”.

Good Sound Quality

One Sony KDL-55W800 reviewer who purchased the product concluded that it had good sound quality. Cybershack.com.au mentioned in October last year “Good builtin speakers” in their review.

3D Compatible

Like most of the other televisions of this age and spec, the Sony KDL-55W800 is 3D compatible.

We compared this TV to all the other 3D compatible televisions and we think the Samsung UE55D7000 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-55W800, the Sony KDL-55W800 supports smart TV features.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs which support smart TV features and we think the Samsung UE55D7000, and the Sony KDL-50W828 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Sony KDL-55W800 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the KDL-55W800.

Other televisions with a WiFi connection currently available that you might also want to look at include the LG 55LB561, or the Sony KDL-60W605 which has better reviews.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The Sony KDL-55W800 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the large TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-55W800. Most of the large TVs that were released more than two years ago only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however this TV has three USB 2.0 ports.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This TV supports an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as it.

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Two Audio in Ports

Most TVs of this spec and age have between one and three audio in ports, including the KDL-55W800 which has two audio in ports.

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3D Comb Filter

This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is the most commonly found comb filter on TVs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Has Five Sound Modes

The KDL-55W800 has a greater number of sound modes than most televisions of a comparable age and type to it. This television has a Music sound mode, which is the most frequently found sound mode found on comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the KDL-55W800. The sound modes "Custom", "Movie", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this Sony television.

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Supports Five Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the Sony KDL-55W800 is more than most large TVs that have been available for more than two years. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by comparable spec televisions that have been around for a similar time to the KDL-55W800. The audio formats "3GPP", "LPCM", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.

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Has One Smart Mode

The number of smart modes found on the KDL-55W800 is more than most large TVs that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this TV. The smart modes Cinema,Game,Music,Photo are also found on this television.

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10 Reasons Against

Difficult to Use

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was not easy to use the menus. Cybershack.com.au said “Somewhat difficult to navigate menus” in their Sony KDL-55W800 review however they gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

One person wrote that the Sony KDL-55W800 did not have a good interface. In October last year Cybershack.com.au wrote “Somewhat difficult to navigate smart interface” in their review nonetheless they still gave it a score of 4 stars.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was not easy to use. Last year Cybershack.com.au said “Remote somewhat difficult to use”.

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Poor 3D Picture Quality

One customer who reviewed it thought it did not have a good 3D picture quality. Cybershack.com.au wrote “Terrible 3D performance and I mean it really stinks” but in spite of that they still rated the product 80 out of 100.

A Bit Expensive

One Sony KDL-55W800 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was not good value for money. Cybershack.com.au wrote “It's on the pricey side” in their review of the Sony KDL-55W800.

Inferior Remote Control

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product did not have a good remote control.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most large TVs that have been available for more than two years do not have a built-in camera. The KDL-55W800 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other televisions which also have a built-in camera to this television and we think the Samsung UN55ES8000, or the Panasonic TX-55ASW804 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Running Costs Are High

The KDL-55W800 is one of the less economic to run TVs of this spec and age that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KDL-55W800 is £236.

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Only Supports Four Analog Signal Format Systems

The KDL-55W800 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most TVs that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this TV. The analog signal format systems NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL and SECAM are also supported by this television.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The number of image formats supported by the Sony KDL-55W800 is more than most TVs of a comparable age and spec to it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by large TVs that have been available for more than two years. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this Sony television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most TVs of a similar age and spec to the KDL-55W800 do not feature OLED technology. The Sony KDL-55W800 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

There are a number of other TVs which also feature OLED technology which you might want to look at including the 55EA9809, the 55EA970, or the 55EA880 all from LG.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The Sony KDL-55W800 has a fairly slow motion interpolation frequency (only 100 hertz) compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-55W800. Across all the TVs of this age and spec the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 460Hz.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-55W800

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as 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

Sony released the KDL-55W800 over three years ago.

Average Thickness

At 64 millimeters, the KDL-55W800 has a fairly typical thickness compared to most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the KDL-55W800.

If you are not bothered about having a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the NEC MultiSync E554 (£1,218.00) (63.5mm).

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Specification

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Screen Size
HD Type
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Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
App
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Audio in Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
Smart Mode
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
24p Playback
Deep Colour
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
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Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
Manual
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Other Features
Special Features

Expert Reviews

(2)
13 August 2015

At AUD$1,799, the Sony 50W800C is a compelling midrange TV option. While it's capable of great picture quality, there's a few issues that could be deal breakers. The biggest is the TV's viewing...

Android TV
Great design
Good picture quality after you've tweaked settings
Easytochange inputs
Good detail in dark scenes
Android TV has a few odd quirks
Subpar viewing angles
You'll need to tweak picture settings a bit for the best results
Remote somewhat difficult to use
Somewhat difficult to navigate smart interface
21 October 2015

¿Quieres entrar en el mundo del 4K pero no quieres hacer una inversión gigantesca? Esta telvisión Vizio es una excelente opción, tiene calidad de imagen superior a la estándar, buenas apps y...

Android TV
Great design
Good picture quality after you've tweaked settings
Easytochange inputs
Good detail in dark scenes
Android TV has a few odd quirks
Subpar viewing angles
You'll need to tweak picture settings a bit for the best results
Remote somewhat difficult to use
Somewhat difficult to navigate smart interface

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 21 April 2015 by Accuracy
Accuracy would recommend the Sony KDL-55W800B

Everything was great on the TV except the table stand that was supposed to double as mall mount bracket but did not work I had to buy the extra wall mount bracket...

Easy To Set Up
Great Picture Quality
Attractive Design
Clear Audio
Clear Picture

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £145.82
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £148.86
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.74 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
19
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kdl55w800, sony w800, kdl55w800a, sony w800b, sony kdl55w800, sony kdl55w800c, sony kdl55w800b, sony e5snkdl55w800, sony e5snkdl55w800b
Barcodes 00027242877276, 00027242888005, 00845251083279, 00877622517588

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