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Sony KDL-55W905
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Sony KDL-55W905

55" Active Apr 2013
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
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17 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Good

KDL-55W905 owners on average rated this TV 87%.

Reasonably Priced

Two customers who bought this TV considered that it was a bargain for the price. George wrote “This TV is the best on the market, if you want a bargain its cheaper in Curry's then here, Argos” and gave the Sony KDL-55W905 a score of 5 stars.

Good Picture Quality

One customer who purchased the Sony KDL-55W905 wrote that it was good for watching blu-ray discs. Dr. Paul Ell mentioned in his review of this TV “As you'd expect standard definition images are a little fuzzy on the large screen while, again, as expected, HD and blu-ray images are outstanding” and rated it as excellent.

One Sony KDL-55W905 owner considered that the product had good picture quality.

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Good Product Quality

Several Sony KDL-55W905 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality. Dr. Paul Ell wrote three years ago “Love Film also result in good picture quality especially if HD is available” in his review of the Sony KDL-55W905. Dr. Paul Ell also said “It's worth mentioning that the sound quality is far better than many flat panel TVs”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Several customers who reviewed the Sony KDL-55W905 considered that it had a good 3D picture quality. Two years ago Baz mentioned on Amazon “I have just bought the Sony KDL905 55 inch TV is perfect great 3D.” in their review of this TV. Dr. Paul Ell mentioned on Amazon “This model uses active shutter 3D technology even though Sony has gone for passive 3D on some models in this year's TV range” in his review of the Sony KDL-55W905.

Good Connectivity

One Sony KDL-55W905 reviewer who reviewed this TV said that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. One customer who reviewed this TV wrote that it was able to connect to the internet. Three years ago Reza Asadi said “If you are buying for internet and apps such as Netflix, wrong choice”.

Robust

A number of Sony KDL-55W905 reviewers reckoned that this TV was well made. Dr. Paul Ell said on Amazon “Sony have built in longer (but visible from behind”. Dr. Paul Ell also mentioned “Other ways of connecting the TV to external content are also built in”.

Sony Has Good TV Reviews

Sony is one of the superior television manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Sony also has good reviews for its large TVs.

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Good Sound Quality

One Sony KDL-55W905 owner who purchased it thought it had good sound quality.

3D Compatible

The KDL-55W905 is 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-55W905 also are 3D compatible.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3D compatible TVs currently available including the Samsung UE55D7000[plb_344784_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The Sony KDL-55W905 supports smart TV features. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also support smart TV features.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs which support smart TV features currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE55D7000[plb_344784_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other televisions of a similar age and spec to the KDL-55W905, the KDL-55W905 has a WiFi connection.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The Sony KDL-55W905 is a four HDMI port television. Most of the other televisions that are a similar age to the KDL-55W905 have between one and four HDMI ports.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The Sony KDL-55W905 is a three USB 2.0 port TV. Most of the other large TVs that came out more than two years ago only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

Across all the comparable spec televisions that came out more than two years ago the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz. At 800 hertz, the KDL-55W905 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other large TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports Four Audio Formats

The KDL-55W905 has a greater number of audio formats than most large TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. This Sony TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-55W905. The audio formats "3GPP", "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this Sony television.

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Has Five Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the Sony KDL-55W905 is more than most TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. This Sony television has a Game smart mode, which is the most frequently found smart mode found on large TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-55W905. The smart modes "Cinema", "Natural", "Photo" and "Sports" are also found on this TV.

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6 Reasons Against

Poor Smart TV Features

One Sony KDL-55W905 owner who purchased the product reckoned that it was not good for watching on demand TV. One customer who reviewed this TV considered that it did not have good apps. Reza Asadi said in their review “First the apps are limited”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KDL-55W905 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other televisions which also have a built-in camera to this TV and we think the Samsung UN55ES8000[plb_403312_price], or the Panasonic TX-55ASW804[plb_2382034_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only Supports Four Analog Signal Format Systems

The KDL-55W905 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most large TVs that were launched more than two years ago. The most frequently supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this Sony TV. The analog signal format systems NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL and SECAM are also supported by this television.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The KDL-55W905 has a greater number of image formats than most televisions of this age and spec. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by TVs that were released more than two years ago. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs of this type and age, the Sony KDL-55W905 does not feature OLED technology.

We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology including the 55EA9809[pl_2043038_price], the 55EA970[pl_2164589_price], or the 55EA880[pl_2403544_price] all from LG.

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Only Supports Eleven Video Formats

The Sony KDL-55W905 has a greater number of video formats than most comparable spec televisions that have been available for more than two years. This TV supports an AVI video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by televisions of a similar type and age to the KDL-55W905. The video formats "AVCHD", "M-JPEG", "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "WEBM", "WMV" and "XVID" are also supported by this television.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-55W905

OK Running Costs

The energy efficiency rating of this TV is A+, and the KDL-55W905 has an average 5 year running cost of £127 based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 324 televisions of this age and spec.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of this type and age. 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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Released Over Three Years Ago

This Sony TV has been on the market for over three years.

Average Thickness

With a thickness of 61 millimeters, the KDL-55W905 has a pretty typical thickness compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

If you would consider a television with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the NEC MultiSync E554[plb_1571785_price] (63.5mm).

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
3D Type
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction Feature
24p Support
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
2D-3D Converter
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
App
Audio
Audio System
Equaliser
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
PC Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Networking
WiFi Connection
WLAN-Ready Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Near Field Communication
Universal Plug and Play
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Hotel Mode
Performance
Optical Disc Drive
Integrated Card Reader
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Parental Controls
Game Mode
24p Playback
Wide Color Enhancer
Skype Function
Local Dimming
Panorama Feature
Plug and Play
Voice Control
Face Detection
Clock Function
Stored Teletext Page
File System
Deep Colour
Picture Processing Technology
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mounting Interface
Smartphone Remote Feature
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
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
Camera Included
3D Glasses Included
Cable Included
Manual
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Other Features
Dimension
HDD Recording
Included Power Cord
Headphone Connection
Speakers
Box Dimension
Volume Control
Weight Without Stand
HDMI in Port

Expert Reviews

17 May 2013

In for review today is the Sony KDL-55W905A, a 55-inch model within the company's range-topping W9 series which is the successor to 2012?s multi-award-winning HX8 series. The television is... Read more…

21 July 2014

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Superb image and audio quality, good quantities of online video streaming, striking design
Great design
Easy to use
Stunning 3D performance
Largely convincing and more vibrant colour palette
A little 3D crosstalk, limited viewing angle
Poor viewing angle
Detail lost in dark scenes
Blues occasionally overblown
Sound is on the thin side

User Reviews

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Reviewed 21 February 2014 by Lizard_lenny
(Verified Purchase)

Works great for my high end gaming PC. I have had no troubles at all. Sturdy motherboard with plenty of ports. This was a great purchase. I would recommend this motherboard to anyone looking to... Read more…

First Supermicro purchase and I'm extremely pleased with what I see. Solid 1U case, very good ventilation with the 4 fans and runs very quietly at the lowest setting (optimal) which leaves them runnin
The 4 SATA slots fit very nicely and everything is well laid out. I even popped in a Pentium 620 as this server will just be doing firewall duty running Server 2008 2 and Threat management gateway 2
Very impressed with the build quality and the motherboard. The integrated IPMI management works like a dream and is quick with no lag, very nice value add
I bought 2 servers for low power consumption in the Datacenter 1 amp). Unfortunately, both servers have issues
Helpful support
Only thing it didn't come with the the rack mount square nuts with clips, had to get some of those, hardly counts
Intel 82574L driver has issues with MSI-X interrupts, dropping connections (google it to find problem description and resolution). Had to recompile and install the Intel driver under Linux. Still, it'
The PCIe 3 expansion slot is not working properly in both servers I have. The first server would not initialize a Myricom 10 GB card in this slot from time to time on boot. The second server's expans
Both issues are major drawbacks as they really prohibit using it in production environment where reliability is required. I wasted days trying to find a fix for these problems and unfortunately not ha
Shipped with outdated BIOS without the riser support (apparently this slipped through their QA)
Reviewed 10 December 2014 by Martin

Poor, very poor. My TV lasted 9 months before the screen stopped working. The repair centre couldn't get a replacement screen from sony and as a result sony agreed to send a replacement TV. Guess... Read more…

Reviewed 31 May 2014 by Baz "baz"

I have just bought the Sony KDL905 55 inch TV is perfect great 3D. but I found my older HDMI cables the CHEAP ones that are not shielded were Leaking I think the term is which means their signal... Read more…

Reviewed 30 May 2014 by Baz

I have just bought the Sony KDL905 55 inch TV is perfect great 3D. but I found my older HDMI cables the CHEAP ones that are not shielded were Leaking I think the term is which means their signal... Read more…

Reviewed 3 February 2014 by George | 2 Comments

This TV is the best on the market, if you want a bargain its cheaper in Curry's then here, Argos and John Lewis.

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Electricity cost when switched on £124.99
Electricity cost when on standby £1.52
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Total running cost over 5 years £126.51
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Energy Rating
0.63T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.63 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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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 sony kdl55w905, sony kdl55w905a, sony kdl55w905ab, sony kdl55w905abu
Barcodes 04905524914993, 04905524915006, 04905524915013

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