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16 Reasons For
One Industry Award
This television was given a "Recommended" award by Flatpanels.dk who wrote that this Sony television was good.
Sony Televisions Have Good Reviews
Sony is one of the superior television brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Sony also has good reviews for its large TVs.
Unlike most of the other TVs of this type and age which are not 3D compatible, the KDL-55W805 is 3D compatible.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3D compatible televisions currently available including because of it's better review score, the 55PFT6510[pl_2817637_price], or the 55PFT6550[pl_2867655_price] both from Philips or the Samsung UE55H6200[plb_2233928_price].
Has a WiFi Connection
Like most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to the KDL-55W805, the KDL-55W805 has a WiFi connection.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including because of it's better review score, the KDL-55W755[pl_2863381_price], or the KDL-55W756[pl_2851052_price] both from Sony or the LG 55LF580[plb_2822612_price].
Supports Smart TV Features
The Sony KDL-55W805 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other large TVs that have been around for more than a year.
We compared this TV to all the other TVs which support smart TV features and we think the KDL-55W756[pl_2851052_price], and the KDL-55W755[pl_2863381_price] both from Sony or the LG 55LF580[plb_2822612_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
Four HDMI Ports
Most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-55W805 only have between one and three HDMI ports, however the Sony KDL-55W805 has four HDMI ports.
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Three USB 2.0 Ports
The KDL-55W805 is a three USB 2.0 port TV. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been available for a similar time to the KDL-55W805 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.
Two Audio in Ports
The KDL-55W805 is a two audio in port TV. Most of the other TVs that have been available for a similar time to the KDL-55W805 have between one and three audio in ports.
Six Equaliser Bands
The KDL-55W805 is a six equaliser band TV.
Features One App
The number of lifestyle apps featured on the KDL-55W805 is more than most large TVs that are a comparable age to it. This television features a Skype app, which is the most commonly featured app featured on TVs of this type and age.
2 MHL Version
This TV supports a 2 MHL version, which is typical of many televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Supports Three Audio Formats
The Sony KDL-55W805 has a greater number of audio formats than most large TVs that are a comparable age to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by TVs of this age and type. The audio formats "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.
Supports Twelve Video Formats
The number of video formats supported by the Sony KDL-55W805 is more than most similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to it. This television supports an AVI video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-55W805. The video formats "3GP", "AVCHD", "M-JPEG", "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "TS", "WMV" and "XVID" are also supported by this TV.
MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.
WMV stands for Windows Media Video.
AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.
Has Six Smart Modes
The Sony KDL-55W805 has a greater number of smart modes than most similar spec TVs that were launched more than a year ago. This television has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on televisions of this age and spec. The smart modes "Cinema", "Photo", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.
Supports Five Analog Signal Format Systems
The number of analog signal format systems supported by the Sony KDL-55W805 is more than most TVs that have been available for more than a year. This television supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the KDL-55W805. The analog signal format systems "NTSC 3.58", "NTSC 4.43", "PAL" and "SECAM" are also supported by this TV.
This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on TVs that have been around for a similar time to it.
7 Reasons Against
Poor Expert Reviews
This TV received a score of 57 out of 100 from TV expert review site flatpanels.dk. TV experts don't rate this Sony TV very highly.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The KDL-55W805 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other televisions of this age and spec also do not have a built-in camera.
Only Supports Two Image Formats
The number of image formats supported by the KDL-55W805 is more than most large TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. This Sony television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by televisions of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-55W805. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this Sony TV.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to the KDL-55W805, the Sony KDL-55W805 does not feature OLED technology.
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Only One Tuner
The KDL-55W805 is a one tuner TV. Most of the other large TVs that have been available for more than a year have one tuner.
Only One RF Port
Most large TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-55W805 have between one and two RF ports, including the KDL-55W805 which has one RF port.
The lightest large TV that has been available for a similar time to the KDL-55W805 is 5.2kg heavy and the heaviest is 36kg. With a weight of 18.4 kilograms, the KDL-55W805 is one of the heavier televisions that have been available for a comparable time to the KDL-55W805 amongst similar spec TVs of this age.
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Running Costs Are Average
The energy efficiency classification of this TV is A+, and the KDL-55W805 is typical compared to the other 127 TVs of a comparable age and type that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the KDL-55W805 will cost £129 over 5 years to run.
Released Over a Year Ago
This TV has been on the market for over a year.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on televisions of a similar type and age 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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With a thickness of 64 millimeters, the Sony KDL-55W805 has a relatively typical thickness compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-55W805.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 64mm thick TVs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony KDL-55W807[plb_1543809_price].
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