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In the last 21 days the KDL-55W808 has dropped in price by £103.32.
Unlike most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-55W808 which are not 3D compatible, the Sony KDL-55W808 is 3D compatible.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3D compatible televisions currently available including a cheaper TV such as the Panasonic TX-50CX802 (£789.00) or you might consider a higher Rating TV such as the Samsung UE55JU7500 (£799.00).
TVs which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Grundig 55 VLE 8474 (£713.10).
Has a WiFi Connection
The KDL-55W808 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.
Alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available that you might also want to consider include the Samsung UE55J6250 which is cheaper; or the Samsung UE55JU7500 (£799.00) which has a better Rating.
There are a number of alternative televisions which also have a WiFi connection which you might want to consider including the Grundig 55 VLE 8474 (£713.10).
The Sony KDL-55W808 is Smart TV. Most of the other large TVs that have been around for a similar time to the KDL-55W808 also are Smart TV.
Alternative Smart TVs currently available which you might also want to consider include the Samsung UE55J6250 which is cheaper; or the Samsung UE55JU7500 (£799.00) which has a better Rating.
Televisions which are Smart TV that might also be worth considering include the LG 50LF5809 (£765.02).
Has One Smart Mode
The number of smart modes found on the KDL-55W808 is more than most similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most frequently found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this Sony TV. The smart modes Animation|Cinema|Game|Sports|Standard|Vivid are also found on this TV.
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Three USB 2.0 Ports
Most TVs of a similar type and age to the KDL-55W808 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the Sony KDL-55W808 which has three USB 2.0 ports.
Four 3D Glasses Included
The KDL-55W808 is a four 3D glasses included television. Most of the other TVs of this type and age have between one and six 3D glasses included.
Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency
The KDL-55W808 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency (1,000 hertz) compared to most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the KDL-55W808. Across all the comparable spec televisions that were released one year ago the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 660Hz.
Supports One Image Format
The number of image formats supported by the KDL-55W808 is more than most TVs of this age and spec. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this television. The image formats JPG|RAW are also supported by this Sony TV.
Features One Video App
The Sony KDL-55W808 has a greater number of video apps than most televisions that have been available for a similar time to it. This television features a NetFlix video app, which is the most frequently featured video app featured on televisions that came out around the same time as the KDL-55W808.
802.11b WiFi Standard
The KDL-55W808 supports an 802.11b WiFi standard which is newer than most televisions of a comparable age and spec to it. Most TVs of a similar spec and age to it support an 802.11a WiFi standard. The WiFi standard of all TVs of a similar type and age to the KDL-55W808 ranges from 802.11a (worst) to 802.11n (best).
Has One Screen Format Adjustment
The number of screen format adjustments found on the KDL-55W808 is more than most TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. The most commonly found screen format adjustment is 16:9, but this screen format adjustment is not found on this television. The screen format adjustments 14:9|Zoom are also found on this TV.
Features One App
The KDL-55W808 has a greater number of lifestyle apps than most comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to it. The most frequently featured app is Skype, but this app is not featured on this TV. The apps Google Apps are also featured on this Sony TV.
1080p Video Mode
This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that were launched more than a year ago.
2 MHL Version
The KDL-55W808 supports a newer MHL version than most televisions of this age and spec. This television supports a 2 MHL version, whereas most TVs of a similar type and age to it support a 1.3 MHL version. The worst MHL version of all televisions of a similar type and age to the KDL-55W808 is 1.3 and the best is 3.
Supports One Analog Signal Format System
The number of analog signal format systems supported by the Sony KDL-55W808 is more than most similar spec televisions that have been on the market for a comparable time to 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|SECAM are also supported by this television.
Has One Sound Mode
The KDL-55W808 has a greater number of sound modes than most large TVs that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently found sound mode is Music, but this sound mode is not found on this TV. The sound modes Movie|Music|Standard are also found on this television.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most large TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-55W808 do not have a built-in camera. The Sony KDL-55W808 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a built-in camera and we think the Samsung UE55JU6500 (£789.00) which is also cheaper is also worth considering.
Only Supports One Audio Format
The Sony KDL-55W808 has a greater number of audio formats than most large TVs that have been around for more than a year. The most frequently supported audio format is MP3, but this audio format is not supported by this Sony television. The audio formats MP3|WAV|WMA are also supported by this television.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the KDL-55W808, the Sony KDL-55W808 does not feature OLED technology.
Only 1000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The KDL-55W808 has a maximum dynamic contrast ratio of 1000000:1. That's 90% less dynamic contrast ratio than a Mega Contrast TV, which is the most common dynamic contrast ratio.
A 1000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio is actually the worst dynamic contrast ratio amongst all large TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-55W808.
The best dynamic contrast ratio amongst comparable types of television is Brilliant Contrast.
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Across all the large TVs that have been available for more than a year the thicknesses range from 6.5mm to 100mm. At 91 millimeters, the KDL-55W808 has a quite thick thickness compared to most of the other large TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-55W808.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 91mm thick televisions currently available including the Sony KDL-55W809 (£479.00) which is cheaper.
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Running Costs Are OK
The efficiency rating of this large TV is A+. The KDL-55W808 has an average 5 year running cost of £124 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 288 TVs of this age and type.
Full HD HD Type
The highest display resolution of the Sony KDL-55W808 is Full HD. That's 75% less display resolution than a 4K Ultra HD television, which is the most common display resolution. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Alternative Full HD TVs currently available which you might want to look at include cheaper TVs such as the LG 55LF5800, or the Samsung UE55J6250.
If the display resolution of this large TV is too low for you then you might want to look at the UE60JU6400 (£1,379.00) (4K Ultra HD), or the UE55JU6465 (4K Ultra HD) both from Samsung or the Grundig 55 VLX 890 (£890.91) (4K Ultra HD).
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