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Sony KDL55W808C

55" Passive Apr 2015
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
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13 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Sony large TVs have good ratings as do all televisions manufactured by Sony.

3D Compatible

The KDL-55W808 is 3D compatible. Most of the other large TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-55W808 are not 3D compatible.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3D compatible televisions currently available including the Sony KDL-65W859 (£1,099.00) which is cheaper; or the Samsung UE55H6800 (£999.99), or the Sony KDL-65W855 (£999.00) which has better reviews.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The KDL-55W808 supports smart TV features. Most of the other large TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the KDL-55W808 also support smart TV features.

There are a number of other televisions which support smart TV features currently available that you might want to consider including a cheaper television such as the Sony KDL-65W859 (£1,099.00) or you might consider a higher scoring television such as the Samsung UE55H6800 (£999.99), or the Sony KDL-65W855 (£999.00).

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-55W808, the KDL-55W808 has a WiFi connection.

There are a number of other televisions with a WiFi connection currently available which you might want to look at including a cheaper TV such as the Sony KDL-65W859 (£1,099.00) or you might consider a higher rated TV such as the Samsung UE55H6800 (£999.99), or the Sony KDL-65W855 (£999.00).

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LED Display Technology

The display technology of this TV is LED, which is typical of many televisions of this age and type.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

Most of the other TVs of this age and spec only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however the KDL-55W808 has three USB 2.0 ports.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The Sony KDL-55W808 has more HDMI ports than most of the televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-55W808. This TV is a four HDMI port TV compared to most of the TVs of a similar spec and age to the KDL-55W808 which only have between one and three HDMI 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 televisions of this age and type.

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2 MHL Version

This television supports a 2 MHL version, which is the most commonly supported MHL version on similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Supports Four Audio Formats

The KDL-55W808 has a greater number of audio formats than most similar spec televisions that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by TVs of this spec and age. The audio formats "3GPP", "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.

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Has Six Smart Modes

The KDL-55W808 has a greater number of smart modes than most large TVs that have been around for a comparable time to it. This television has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on large TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-55W808. The smart modes "Cinema", "Photo", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.

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Features One Video App

The number of video apps featured on the KDL-55W808 is more than most televisions of this type and age. The most commonly featured video app is YouTube, but this video app is not featured on this television. The video apps NetFlix are also featured on this TV.

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Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on large TVs that have been available for more than a year.

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6 Reasons Against

Not Cheap

We checked 55 comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than a year and they range in price from £259 to £1,328. We think that this Sony TV looks expensive compared to other comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than a year.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Sony KDL-55W808 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs that were launched more than a year ago also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The KDL-55W808 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs of this age and type. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by large TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-55W808. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-55W808 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other large TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-55W808 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only Supports Ten Video Formats

The number of video formats supported by the KDL-55W808 is more than most televisions of a comparable spec and age to it. This TV supports an AVI video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by televisions of this age and spec. The video formats "AVCHD", "M-JPEG", "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "WEBM" and "WMV" are also supported by this Sony TV.

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Heavy

With a weight of 18.4 kilograms, the Sony KDL-55W808 is one of the heavier large TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-55W808 amongst large TVs of this age. Similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-55W808 have weights of between 5.2kg and 36kg.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-55W808

Running Costs Are OK

This television has an efficiency rating of A+, and based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the KDL-55W808 will cost £129 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 127 TVs of this age and type.

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this large TV was released.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on televisions of a similar spec 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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Average Thickness

At 64 millimeters, the KDL-55W808 has a relatively typical thickness compared to most of the other televisions of this spec and age.

There are a number of other 64mm thick televisions currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Sony KDL-65W855 (£999.00).

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
3D Type
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
Display Technology
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
App
Video App
Operating System Version
Operating System
Audio
Audio System
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDCP Security Feature
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Mobile High-Definition Link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
MHL Version
Networking
WiFi Connection
Bluetooth Connection
WiFi Standard
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Near Field Communication
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
Performance
Optical Disc Drive
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Parental Controls
Game Mode
24p Playback
Digital Video Recorder
Ambient Light Sensor
Face Detection
Clock Function
Stored Teletext Page
File System
Deep Colour
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
Smartphone Remote Feature
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Voltage
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Included 3D Glasses
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Included
Cable Included
Manual
Technical Details
Subwoofer Out Port

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £126.59
Electricity cost when on standby £1.52
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Total running cost over 5 years £128.11
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Energy Rating
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 kdl55w808, kdl55w808a, kdl55w808abae2, sony kdl55w808, sony kdl55w808c, sony kdl55w808cb, sony kdl55w808cba, sony kdl55w808cbae, sony kdl55w808cbaep
Barcodes 04548736002999, 04905524936506

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