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A number of people wrote in their reviews that this TVs was a bargain for the price. Two years ago George mentioned on Amazon “This TV is the best on the market, if you want a bargain its cheaper in Curry's then here, Argos”.
Good Picture Quality
One customer thought it had good picture quality. Dr. Paul Ell gave it a score of 99 out of 100 and he said in his review of the Sony KDL-55W905 three years ago “Love Film also result in good picture quality especially if HD is available”.
One Sony KDL-55W905 reviewer said in their reviews that it was good for watching blu-ray discs. Dr. Paul Ell gave the Sony KDL-55W905 a score of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “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” in his review of the Sony KDL-55W905.
Good Product Quality
Two Sony KDL-55W905 owners wrote that it was good quality. Dr. Paul Ell and he mentioned “Love Film also result in good picture quality especially if HD is available” in his review. 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
Two Sony KDL-55W905 reviewers said that the product had a good 3D picture quality. Baz and wrote two years ago “I have just bought the Sony KDL905 55 inch TV is perfect great 3D.” in their Sony KDL-55W905 review. Dr. Paul Ell said three years ago “This model uses active shutter 3D technology even though Sony has gone for passive 3D on some models in this year's TV range”.
One Sony KDL-55W905 reviewer reckoned that it was able to connect to the internet. Reza Asadi wrote “If you are buying for internet and apps such as Netflix, wrong choice” in their review. One person who purchased the Sony KDL-55W905 considered that it was good in terms of HDMI connections.
A few Sony KDL-55W905 reviewers who reviewed the Sony KDL-55W905 agreed that it was well made. Dr. Paul Ell said in his Sony KDL-55W905 review on Amazon “Sony have built in longer (but visible from behind” and gave it a rating of 99 out of 100. Dr. Paul Ell also said “Other ways of connecting the TV to external content are also built in”.
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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions
We checked 1,704 owner and expert reviews for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically within its large TVs range.
Good Sound Quality
One Sony KDL-55W905 owner who reviewed it concluded that it had good sound quality. Dr. Paul Ell said in his Sony KDL-55W905 review on Amazon three years ago “It's worth mentioning that the sound quality is far better than many flat panel TVs”.
Good User Reviews
On average, KDL-55W905 owners rated this television 85%.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many large TVs that are a comparable 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.
We compared all the other Full HD TVs to this television and we think the Samsung UE65H6470, and the LG 60LB650 (£1,349.00) which is cheaper; or the Samsung UE55H7000 (£1,299.99) which has a better Rating are also worth considering.
If the display resolution of this Sony TV is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the Sony FWD-55X8600 (£2,137.00) (4K Ultra HD and higher rated), or the Samsung UE65HU7200 (£1,499.00) (4K Ultra HD and higher rated) or the Samsung UE55HU8200 (£1,849.00) (4K Ultra HD and cheaper).
The KDL-55W905 is 3D compatible, as are most of the other large TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-55W905.
Alternative 3D compatible TVs currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-L55DT50.
Televisions which are Smart TV that might be worth considering include the Panasonic TX-55AX902 (£1,499.00).
Has a WiFi Connection
The KDL-55W905 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-55W905 also have a WiFi connection.
Alternative televisions with a WiFi connection currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE65HU7200 (£1,499.00).
We compared all the other TVs which also have a WiFi connection to this television and we think the Panasonic TX-55AX902 (£1,499.00), or the Samsung UE60H7000 (£1,799.99) is also worth considering.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on TVs of a similar spec and age to it.
Two SCART Ports
The KDL-55W905 is a two SCART port television. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec only have one SCART port.
Three USB 2.0 Ports
The Sony KDL-55W905 is a three USB 2.0 port TV.
Four 3D Glasses Included
The KDL-55W905 is a four 3D glasses included television. Most of the other televisions of this age and type have between one and seven 3D glasses included.
Supports One Image Format
The KDL-55W905 has a greater number of image formats than most similar spec televisions that have been around for more than two years. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this television. The image formats JPG|MPO are also supported by this TV.
Supports One Analog Signal Format System
The KDL-55W905 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this Sony television. The analog signal format systems NTSC 3.58|NTSC 4.43|PAL|SECAM are also supported by this television.
1080p Video Mode
This TV supports a 1080i|1080p|480i|480p|576i|576p|720p video mode, which is typical of many comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to it.
Has One Smart Mode
The Sony KDL-55W905 has a greater number of smart modes than most similar spec TVs that have been available for more than two years. The most frequently found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this TV. The smart modes Cinema|Game|Photo|Sports|Standard|Vivid are also found on this television.
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Poor Smart TV Features
One customer who reviewed it concluded that it did not have good apps. Reza Asadi said “First the apps are limited” yet rated it 80 out of 100. One customer who bought the Sony KDL-55W905 considered that it was not good for watching on demand TV. Reza Asadi wrote on Amazon three years ago “If you are buying for internet and apps such as Netflix, wrong choice”.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Sony KDL-55W905 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other large TVs that came out more than two years ago also do not have a built-in camera.
Alternative televisions which also have a built-in camera that you might want to consider include the LG 65LA970; or the Panasonic TX-58AX802 (£1,299.00).
Only Supports One Audio Format
The KDL-55W905 has a greater number of audio formats than most comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported audio format is MP3, but this audio format is not supported by this television. The audio formats 3GPP|LPCM|MP3|WMA are also supported by this TV.
Only Has One Screen Format Adjustment
The number of screen format adjustments found on the Sony KDL-55W905 is more than most similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly found screen format adjustment is 16:9, but this screen format adjustment is not found on this TV. The screen format adjustments 14:9|16:9 are also found on this television.
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Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to the KDL-55W905, the KDL-55W905 does not feature OLED technology.
We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also feature OLED technology including the Samsung UE65HU7200 (£1,499.00) which also has a higher rating.
Expensive Compared to Other TVs of This Age and Type
We thought that this TV looks expensive for a television of this type and age. The price range of TVs of this age and type is from £255 to £6,000.
Only 1000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The best dynamic contrast ratio of the KDL-55W905 is 1000000:1. That's 90% less dynamic contrast ratio than the most common dynamic contrast ratio of Mega Contrast.
This TV's dynamic contrast ratio (1000000:1) is actually the worst dynamic contrast ratio amongst all large TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-55W905.
Amongst comparable types of TV the best dynamic contrast ratio is Brilliant Contrast.
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OK Running Costs
This television is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the KDL-55W905 is £127, which is typical compared to the other 225 TVs of a similar type and age.
Released Over Three Years Ago
Sony released the KDL-55W905 over three years ago.
At 61 millimeters, the KDL-55W905 has a relatively typical thickness compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-55W905.
TVs with a thicker thickness that might be worth considering include the LG 55LA620 (£1,299.47) (77.2mm and cheaper), or the NEC MultiSync E554 (£626.22) (63.5mm and cheaper).
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