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17 Reasons For
One Industry Award
This television received a "Recommended" from Flatpanels.dk who concluded that this TV was good.
Running Costs Are Low
This TV is rated A++ for energy efficiency. The KDL-55W805 has an average running cost of £101 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is in the cheapest 16% of all 225 TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.
Sony is one of the superior television brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Sony also has good ratings for its large TVs.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on televisions of this spec and age. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
There are a number of other Full HD TVs currently available that you might want to look at including the Seiki SE50FO04 (£377.75), the LG 50LF561 (£410.36), or the Panasonic TX-50A300 (£329.00) which has a better Rating.
The KDL-55W805 is 3D compatible, as are most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the KDL-55W805.
We compared all the other 3D compatible TVs to this TV and we think the Sony KDL-55W807 (£649.00) which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
Like most of the other televisions of this spec and age, the Sony KDL-55W805 is Smart TV.
There are a number of other Smart TVs currently available that you might want to consider including the Sony KDL-55W807 (£649.00), or the LG 50LF561 (£410.36) which has a better Rating.
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Has a WiFi Connection
The KDL-55W805 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-55W805.
We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony KDL-55W807 (£649.00), and the LG 50LB561 (£385.00) is also worth considering.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many televisions of this spec and age.
Three USB 2.0 Ports
Most of the other large TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-55W805 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however the Sony KDL-55W805 has three USB 2.0 ports.
Four 3D Glasses Included
Most comparable spec televisions that came out around the same time as the KDL-55W805 have between one and seven 3D glasses included, including the KDL-55W805 which has four 3D glasses included.
Two Audio in Ports
The KDL-55W805 is a two audio in port TV. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the KDL-55W805 have between one and three audio in ports.
Supports One Image Format
The KDL-55W805 has a greater number of image formats than most comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to it. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this TV. The image formats JPG|MPO are also supported by this Sony TV.
1080p Video Mode
This TV supports a 1080i|1080p|480i|480p|576i|576p|720p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on televisions of a similar age and spec to it.
Supports One Analog Signal Format System
The KDL-55W805 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most large TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. The most commonly supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this Sony television. The analog signal format systems NTSC|NTSC 3.58|NTSC 4.43|PAL|SECAM are also supported by this TV.
Has One Smart Mode
The KDL-55W805 has a greater number of smart modes than most 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 television. The smart modes Cinema|Energy saving|Game|Movie|Photo|Sports|Standard are also found on this TV.
Has One Sound Mode
The number of sound modes found on the KDL-55W805 is more than most TVs of a similar age and type to it. The most frequently found sound mode is Music, but this sound mode is not found on this television. The sound modes Custom|Movie|Music|Standard are also found on this TV.
Very Low Annual Energy Consumption
Across all the comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the KDL-55W805 the annual energy consumptions range from 60kWh to 460kWh. With an annual energy consumption of only 85 kilowatt hours, the KDL-55W805 has a quite low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other TVs of this type and age.
6 Reasons Against
Poor Expert Reviews
This Sony TV received a rating of 57 out of 100 from expert review site flatpanels.dk. TV experts aren't convinced by this large TV.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-55W805, the KDL-55W805 does not have a built-in camera.
Only Supports One Audio Format
The Sony KDL-55W805 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs of a comparable type and age to it. The most commonly supported audio format is MP3, but this audio format is not supported by this TV. The audio formats LPCM|MP3|WMA are also supported by this television.
Only Has One Screen Format Adjustment
The Sony KDL-55W805 has a greater number of screen format adjustments than most TVs of this spec and age. The most commonly found screen format adjustment is 16:9, but this screen format adjustment is not found on this TV. The screen format adjustments 14:9|16:9 are also found on this Sony TV.
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Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The KDL-55W805 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other televisions that are a similar age to the KDL-55W805 also do not feature OLED technology.
Only 1000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The best dynamic contrast ratio of the KDL-55W805 is 1000000:1. That's 90% less dynamic contrast ratio than the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of Mega Contrast.
A 1000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio is in fact the worst dynamic contrast ratio amongst all large TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-55W805.
The best dynamic contrast ratio across comparable types of TV is Brilliant Contrast.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
This large TV was released over three years ago.
At 65 millimeters, the KDL-55W805 has a fairly average thickness compared to most of the other large TVs that were released more than two years ago.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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