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Sony KDL55W829BBU

55" Active May 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
Enjoy an immersive, life-like 3D viewing experience. Watch 3D movies on Blu-ray Disc, 3D TV broadcasts and web videos with finely detailed 3D images all with a more natural depth of field that's... More
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25 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

Expert review website digitalmediaandit.com scored this large TV 80 out of 100.

Easy to Use

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned “Fabulous motion handling” in their review of the Sony KDL-55W829. Digitalmediaandit.com also wrote “Top class Full HD image quality with exceptional motion handling make this a screen a great allrounder, new OneFlick search”.

One person said in their reviews that it had a good interface. Digitalmediaandit.com said in November last year “Smart interface is slick and intuitive” . One Sony KDL-55W829 owner concluded that the Sony KDL-55W829 was easy to use. Digitalmediaandit.com said “Remote is responsive and easy to use” and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Four Sony KDL-55W829 owners wrote that the product was good quality. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote in November last year “Sensational 2D picture quality” in their review of the Sony KDL-55W829. Digitalmediaandit.com also wrote “Superb image quality”. Digitalmediaandit.com also said “Sony's smart TV system is still lacklustre, while audio quality is average”.

Nice Design

A few people who purchased this TV reckoned that it was a good design. Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned “Sleek design”. Digitalmediaandit.com also mentioned “Its design is attractive”. One customer concluded that this TV was smooth.

Good High Def TV

Four Sony KDL-55W829 owners agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Digitalmediaandit.com rated it 80 out of 100 and said last year “Where it really earns it's corn is in serving up deliciously refined 2D HD pictures that are among the best big screen images”.

Good Sound Quality

Four Sony KDL-55W829 owners who purchased it said that it had good sound quality.

Running Costs Are Low

This TV is rated A++ for energy efficiency. The KDL-55W829 is one of the more economic to run TVs of this age and type that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KDL-55W829 is £101.

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Good Picture Quality

Some Sony KDL-55W829 owners reckoned that it had good picture quality.

One Sony KDL-55W829 reviewer said in their reviews that the product had good colour saturation. Digitalmediaandit.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and said in their review of the Sony KDL-55W829 in November last year “Colours generally correct”.

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Reasonably Priced

Several Sony KDL-55W829 reviewers reckoned that it was good value for money. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote “Good value for so much picture quality”. Digitalmediaandit.com also mentioned “Tempting price point”.

Sony Televisions Have Good Reviews

Large TVs produced by Sony have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all televisions (not just large TVs) and found that Sony also has good reviews across its entire range.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

A number of Sony KDL-55W829 owners wrote in their reviews that this TV had a good 3D picture quality. Expert website Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned in their Sony KDL-55W829 review in November last year “Whilst this Sony offers 3D, delivers reasonable sound” . Digitalmediaandit.com also wrote “It also offers several other things such as reasonable sound, 3-D and Smart capabilities”. Digitalmediaandit.com also said “3D weergave is niet full HD”.

Good Connectivity

One person considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned “Good connectivity and features”.

Good Technical Features

One person said that it had good features.

Good Standard Def TV

One Sony KDL-55W829 owner concluded that this TV was good at displaying standard definition TV. In November last year Digitalmediaandit.com wrote “Pictures are sharp across SD and HD”.

Good Remote Control

One person concluded that the Sony KDL-55W829 had a good remote control.

Good Smart TV

One person who bought this TV reckoned that it was good for watching TV catchup services. Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned “Sony still lacks a full complement of catchup TV services” in their review.

3D Compatible

The KDL-55W829 is 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also are 3D compatible.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3D compatible TVs currently available including the LG 55LB730[plb_2233832_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a television that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the TX-50A400[pl_2357451_price], or the TX-50AS650[pl_2232473_price] both from Panasonic.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The KDL-55W829 supports smart TV features. Most of the other large TVs that were launched more than two years ago also support smart TV features.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other TVs which support smart TV features currently available including a cheaper TV such as the LG 50LB580[plb_2229346_price] or you might consider a higher scoring TV such as the LG 55LB730[plb_2233832_price].

Alternative TVs which also support smart TV features that you might also want to consider include the Panasonic TX-50AS650[plb_2232473_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other TVs of this spec and age, the Sony KDL-55W829 has a WiFi connection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other televisions with a WiFi connection currently available including the LG 55LB730[plb_2233832_price] which has better reviews; or the LG 50LB580[plb_2229346_price] which is cheaper.

We compared all the other TVs which also have a WiFi connection to this television and we think the Panasonic TX-50AS650[plb_2232473_price] is also worth considering.

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Two SCART Ports

The KDL-55W829 has more SCART ports than most of the TVs of a similar spec and age to the KDL-55W829. This TV is a two SCART port TV compared to most of the large TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-55W829 which only have one SCART port.

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Two Audio in Ports

Most large TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-55W829 have between one and three audio in ports, including the Sony KDL-55W829 which has two audio in ports.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The KDL-55W829 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency (800 hertz) compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the KDL-55W829. The motion interpolation frequencies of televisions of this age and type range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz.

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Supports Three Audio Formats

The Sony KDL-55W829 has a greater number of audio formats than most similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by large TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-55W829. The audio formats "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.

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Has Six Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the KDL-55W829 is more than most TVs that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Sony television has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on televisions that were released around the same time as the KDL-55W829. The smart modes "Cinema", "Photo", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this Sony TV.

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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

The average annual energy consumption of large TVs that were released more than two years ago is 120kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 60kWh to 320kWh. At only 85 kilowatt hours, the KDL-55W829 has a fairly low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the KDL-55W829, the KDL-55W829 does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The number of image formats supported by the KDL-55W829 is more than most televisions that have been around for more than two years. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by TVs of this age and spec. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Sony KDL-55W829 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-55W829 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

Across all the large TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-55W829 the RMS rated power range from 7.5W to 100W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. With an RMS rated power of only 10 Watts, the KDL-55W829 has a very low RMS rated power compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to the KDL-55W829.

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Only Supports Nine Video Formats

The KDL-55W829 has a greater number of video formats than most large TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported video format is AVI, but this video format is not supported by this television. The video formats AVC, AVCHD, MKV, MOV, MPEG1, MPEG2, WEBM, WMV and XVID are also supported by this TV.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-55W829

Released Over Two Years Ago

This television was released over two years ago.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs that were released 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-55W829 has a pretty average thickness compared to most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the KDL-55W829.

Other TVs with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the Sony KDL-50W829[plb_2289136_price] (64mm).

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
3D Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction Feature
24p Support
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
App
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
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Audio in Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
WiFi Connection
Internet Browser
Bluetooth 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
OSD Language
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Parental Controls
Game Mode
24p Playback
Ambient Light Sensor
Panorama Feature
Face Detection
File System
Deep Colour
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
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
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Included 3D Glasses
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Technical Details
LED Backlight

Expert Reviews

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SThis TV does one thing extremely well, that is it delivers 2-D HD picture quality of the highest order. It also offers several other things such as reasonable sound, 3-D and Smart capabilities...

Sensational 2D picture quality
Good Smart TV system overall
Good value for so much picture quality
Remarkably clear and detailed picture
Natural colour balance
3D looks a little soft and crosstalky
No ITV Player or 4OD on Smart platform
Limited viewing angle
Whites could be a touch brighter and punchier
Hint of 3D image instability

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
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Sony KDL-55W829uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Energy Rating
0.5T
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

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Barcodes 04905524967890, 04905524967906, 04905524967913, 05055760704618

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