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Low Running Costs
The energy efficiency rating of this Sony TV is A++, and based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the KDL-55W815 is £101, which makes it one of the more economic to run TVs that were launched more than two years ago.
Sony Has Good Television Reviews
On average Sony large TVs have good ratings compared to other brands as do all TVs built by Sony.
The KDL-55W815 is 3D compatible, as are most of the other TVs of this age and spec.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3D compatible TVs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Philips 55PFS6609[plb_2197356_price].
Like most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to the KDL-55W815, the Sony KDL-55W815 supports smart TV features.
We compared all the other TVs which support smart TV features to this TV and we think the Philips 55PFS6609[plb_2197356_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
Other televisions which also support smart TV features that you might also want to consider include the Panasonic TX-55AS740[plb_2232469_price], or the Philips 55PFS6409[plb_2220122_price].
Has a WiFi Connection
The Sony KDL-55W815 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the KDL-55W815 also have a WiFi connection.
There are a number of other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Philips 55PFS6609[plb_2197356_price].
We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think the Panasonic TX-55AS740[plb_2232469_price], or the Philips 55PFS6409[plb_2220122_price] is also worth considering.
Has Seven Smart Modes
The KDL-55W815 has a greater number of smart modes than most TVs of this type and age. This Sony TV 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-55W815. The smart modes "Animation", "Cinema", "Photo", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this television.
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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption
With an annual energy consumption of only 85 kilowatt hours, the KDL-55W815 has a quite low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-55W815. The average annual energy consumption of televisions of this age and spec is 120kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 60kWh to 320kWh.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most large TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-55W815 do not have a built-in camera. The KDL-55W815 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
We compared this television to all the other televisions with a built-in camera and we think the Panasonic TX-55AS740[plb_2232469_price] is also worth considering.
Only Supports Two Image Formats
The Sony KDL-55W815 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs of this type and age. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by TVs of this age and type. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this TV.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-55W815, the Sony KDL-55W815 does not feature OLED technology.
Only Supports Twelve Video Formats
The KDL-55W815 has a greater number of video formats than most televisions of this type and age. This television supports an AVI video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by TVs of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-55W815. The video formats "3GPP", "AVCHD", "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "TS", "WEBM", "WMV" and "XVID" are also supported by this TV.
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Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on large TVs that came out more than two years ago. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
At 65 millimeters, the Sony KDL-55W815 has a pretty typical thickness compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-55W815.
If you would consider a TV with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the Sony KDL-50W829[plb_2289136_price] (64mm and cheaper).
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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