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17 Reasons For
One Industry Award
The reviewer at Flatpanels.dk endorse this Sony TV and have given it their "Recommended" award.
Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs
Sony has good average ratings for its large TVs as well as across its entire TV range compared to other manufacturers.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on large 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.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative Full HD televisions currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-50AS500, the LG 55LB671 (£848.19), or the Sony KDL-50W829 (£549.00).
If the display resolution of this TV is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the 50PUK6809 (£691.29) (4K Ultra HD and higher rated), or the 50PUS6809 (£689.09) (4K Ultra HD and higher rated) both from Philips or the LG 55UB820 (4K Ultra HD and higher rated).
Like most of the other TVs of this spec and age, the KDL-55W955 is 3D compatible.
This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported display resolution on large TVs that were launched around the same time as it.
Three USB 2.0 Ports
The Sony KDL-55W955 is a three USB 2.0 port television.
Two Audio in Ports
The KDL-55W955 is a two audio in port television. Most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-55W955 have between one and three audio in ports.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The KDL-55W955 supports a newer WiFi standard than most large TVs that were released around the same time as it. This television supports an 802.11g WiFi standard, whereas most large TVs that were released more than two years ago support an 802.11n WiFi standard. Comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to the KDL-55W955 WiFi standards range from 802.11a to 802.11n.
Supports One Image Format
The KDL-55W955 has a greater number of image formats than most televisions of a similar age and spec to it. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this television. The image formats JPG|MPO|RAW are also supported by this Sony TV.
3D Comb Filter
This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is typical of many TVs of this age and spec.
Supports One Analog Signal Format System
The KDL-55W955 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most TVs that were released 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 TV. The analog signal format systems NTSC 3.58|NTSC 4.43|PAL|SECAM are also supported by this Sony TV.
1080p Video Mode
This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as it.
Has One Smart Mode
The number of smart modes found on the Sony KDL-55W955 is more than most large TVs that were launched more than two years ago. The most commonly found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this television. The smart modes Cinema|Game|Sports|Standard|Vivid are also found on this TV.
Has One Sound Mode
The Sony KDL-55W955 has a greater number of sound modes than most large TVs that came out more than two years ago. The most commonly found sound mode is Music, but this sound mode is not found on this Sony TV. The sound modes Music|Sports|Standard are also found on this television.
7 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The KDL-55W955 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also do not have a built-in camera.
Other TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to look at include the Panasonic TX-55AS740 (£699.00) which is also higher rated.
Only Supports One Audio Format
The KDL-55W955 has a greater number of audio formats than most comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to it. The most frequently supported audio format is MP3, but this audio format is not supported by this TV. The audio formats MP3|WAV|WMA are also supported by this Sony TV.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The KDL-55W955 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also do not feature OLED technology.
Only Has One Screen Format Adjustment
The KDL-55W955 has a greater number of screen format adjustments than most similar spec TVs 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 Sony TV. The screen format adjustments 4:3|14:9|16:9 are also found on this TV.
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Only Two 3D Glasses Included
The KDL-55W955 is a two 3D glasses included TV. Most of the other televisions of a similar age and spec to the KDL-55W955 have between one and seven 3D glasses included.
Only 1000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The best dynamic contrast ratio of the KDL-55W955 is 1000000:1. That's 90% less dynamic contrast ratio than the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of Mega Contrast.
This TV's dynamic contrast ratio (1000000:1) is in fact the worst dynamic contrast ratio amongst all TVs of a similar spec and age to the KDL-55W955.
A Brilliant Contrast dynamic contrast ratio is the best dynamic contrast ratio across similar types of TV.
The Sony KDL-55W955 has one of the thicker thicknesses (92 millimeters) amongst TVs of this age. The thinnest thickness of TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-55W955 is 3.5mm and the thickest is 100mm.
2 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-55W955
OK Running Costs
The energy efficiency rating of this large TV is A+, and the KDL-55W955 has an average 5 year running cost of £135 based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 225 TVs of a comparable age and spec.
Released Over Two Years Ago
This television has been on the market for over two years.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.67 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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