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Sony KDL-55W815
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Sony KDL55W815B

55" Active May 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
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7 Reasons For

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.

3D Compatible

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].

TVs which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Panasonic TX-55AS740[plb_2232469_price], or the Philips 55PFS6409[plb_2220122_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

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].

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Has a WiFi Connection

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.

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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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4 Reasons Against

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-55W815

Full HD HD Type

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.

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Average Thickness

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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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
3D Type
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
24p Support
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
App
Screen Mirroring
Audio
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
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Mobile High-Definition Link
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Near Field Communication
Management Features
On/off Timer
Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Parental Controls
Game Mode
24p Playback
Ambient Light Sensor
Panorama Feature
Face Detection
Deep Colour
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
Included 3D Glasses
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Subwoofer Out Port
Other Features
Audio Output Port
SCART Input (without Smartlink)
Audio Input Port

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £97.75
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £100.79
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Energy Rating
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl55w815, sony kdl55w815b
Barcodes 04905524967920, 04905524967944, 04905524971361

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