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12 Reasons For
Excellent Expert Reviews
This TV received a rating of 96 out of 100 from expert review site Chip.de. If all the televisions of a similar spec and age are ranked by average expert review score then this large TV is in the top 2%.
Large TVs produced by Sony have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just large TVs) and found that Sony also has good reviews across its entire range.
£90.00 Price Drop
In the last few weeks the price of the KDL-65W855 has dropped by £90.00.
The KDL-65W855 is 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the KDL-65W855 are not 3D compatible.
We compared this TV to all the other 3D compatible TVs and we think because of it's better review score, the LG 55EC930 (£1,334.99), and the Samsung UE55JU7500 (£799.00) is also worth considering.
Has a WiFi Connection
Like most of the other large TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-65W855, the KDL-65W855 has a WiFi connection.
We compared this television to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think because of it's better review score, the LG 55EC930 (£1,334.99), and the Samsung UE55JU7500 (£799.00) is also worth considering.
The Sony KDL-65W855 is Smart TV. Most of the other large TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the KDL-65W855 also are Smart TV.
We compared all the other Smart TV televisions to this television and we think because of it's better review score, the LG 55EC930 (£1,334.99), and the Samsung UE55JU7500 (£799.00) is also worth considering.
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Three USB 2.0 Ports
Most comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the KDL-65W855 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the KDL-65W855 which has three USB 2.0 ports.
Four HDMI Ports
The Sony KDL-65W855 is a four HDMI port TV. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the KDL-65W855 have between one and four HDMI ports.
2 MHL Version
The KDL-65W855 supports a newer MHL version than most large TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. This television supports a 2 MHL version, whereas most large TVs that were released one year ago support a 1.3 MHL version. Large TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-65W855 MHL versions range from 1.3 to 3.
Supports Two Image Formats
The KDL-65W855 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs that are a comparable age to it. This TV supports an MPO image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by TVs of a similar age and spec to the KDL-65W855. The image format "JPEG XR" is also supported by this Sony TV.
Has One Sound Mode
The number of sound modes found on the KDL-65W855 is more than most televisions that were released more than a year ago. The most commonly found sound mode is Music, but this sound mode is not found on this TV. The sound modes Music|Standard are also found on this television.
Supports Eleven Video Formats
The Sony KDL-65W855 has a greater number of video formats than most TVs that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly supported video format is MVC, but this video format is not supported by this TV. The video formats 3GP, AVCHD, AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, WEBM, WMV and XVID are also supported by this television.
AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.
MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.
WMV stands for Windows Media Video.
10 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Sony KDL-65W855 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs that have been available for a similar time to the KDL-65W855 also do not have a built-in camera.
Only Has Four Smart Modes
The number of smart modes found on the KDL-65W855 is more than most TVs that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly found smart mode is Personal, but this smart mode is not found on this television. The smart modes Cinema, Game, Photo and Sports are also found on this TV.
Only Has Two Screen Format Adjustments
The Sony KDL-65W855 has a greater number of screen format adjustments than most similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This television has a 16:9 screen format adjustment, which is the most frequently found screen format adjustment found on TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-65W855. The screen format adjustment "14:9" is also found on this Sony television.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other large TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-65W855, the KDL-65W855 does not feature OLED technology.
There are a number of alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might want to look at including the LG 55EC930 (£1,334.99) which also has a higher Rating.
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Quite Low Subwoofer RMS Power
The average subwoofer RMS power of similar spec TVs that have been around for more than a year is 20W, and the subwoofer RMS power range from 10W to 40W. With a subwoofer RMS power of only 10 Watts, the Sony KDL-65W855 has a very low subwoofer RMS power compared to most of the other large TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-65W855.
Only Features One App
The number of lifestyle apps featured on the KDL-65W855 is more than most televisions of this age and type. This television features a Skype app, which is the most frequently featured app featured on large TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-65W855.
Only One RF Port
The KDL-65W855 is a one RF port TV. Most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-65W855 have between one and two RF ports.
Only 1000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The best dynamic contrast ratio of the Sony KDL-65W855 is 1000000:1. That's 90% less dynamic contrast ratio than the most common dynamic contrast ratio of Mega Contrast.
This television's dynamic contrast ratio (1000000:1) is in fact the worst dynamic contrast ratio amongst all TVs that came out more than a year ago.
A Brilliant Contrast dynamic contrast ratio is the best dynamic contrast ratio across similar types of television.
The thinnest thickness of televisions of this type and age is 6.5mm, the thickest is 100mm, and the average thickness is 62mm. With a thickness of 78 millimeters, the Sony KDL-65W855 has a quite thick thickness compared to most of the other large TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-65W855.
Quite High Annual Energy Consumption
The annual energy consumptions of large TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-65W855 range from 62kWh to 420kWh. The KDL-65W855 has a quite high annual energy consumption (171 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other large TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-65W855.
2 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-65W855
Full HD HD Type
The KDL-65W855 has a maximum display resolution of Full HD. That's 75% less display resolution than the most frequently found HD type of 4K Ultra HD. 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 LG 55EC930 (£1,334.99) which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
If you want a TV with a higher display resolution then you might want to consider the Samsung UE55JU7500 (£799.00) (4K Ultra HD and higher rated).
Released Over a Year Ago
This television has been on the market for over a year.
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