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Sony Televisions Have Good Reviews
Sony is one of the better rated TV brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Sony also has good ratings for its large TVs.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time 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 because of it's better review score, the UE55H8000 (£999.99), the UE65H8000 (£1,449.00), and the UE55H7000 (£1,299.99) all from Samsung is also worth considering.
If the display resolution of this large TV is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the UE55HU7200 (£1,099.00) (4K Ultra HD), or the UE65HU7200 (£1,499.00) (4K Ultra HD) both from Samsung or the Sony FWD-55X8600 (£2,137.00) (4K Ultra HD) which is also higher rated.
Like most of the other TVs of this age and type, the Sony KDL-65W955 is 3D compatible.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3D compatible televisions currently available including the Samsung UE55F6400 (£1,227.00) which is cheaper; or the Sony FWD-55X8600 (£2,137.00) which has a better Rating.
Televisions which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic TX-58AX802 (£1,299.00).
The KDL-65W955 is Smart TV. Most of the other large TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-65W955 also are Smart TV.
Alternative Smart TV televisions currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper TVs such as the Samsung UE55F6400 (£1,227.00).
The KDL-65W955 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other large TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-65W955.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative televisions with a WiFi connection currently available including the Samsung UE55F6400 (£1,227.00) which is cheaper; or the Sony FWD-55X8600 (£2,137.00) which has a better Rating.
We compared all the other televisions which also have a WiFi connection to this TV and we think the Panasonic TX-58AX802 (£1,299.00) is also worth considering.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many TVs that have been around for around the same time as it.
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Three USB 2.0 Ports
The Sony KDL-65W955 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the televisions of this type and age. This TV is a three USB 2.0 port TV compared to most of the televisions that were released around the same time as the KDL-65W955 which only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.
Two Audio in Ports
The KDL-65W955 is a two audio in port television.
The Sony KDL-65W955 is a three loudspeaker TV. Most of the other large TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-65W955 have between two and seven loudspeakers.
Fairly High RMS Rated Power
With an RMS rated power of 30 Watts, the KDL-65W955 has one of the higher RMS rated power amongst TVs of this age. Across all the televisions that are a similar age to the KDL-65W955 the RMS rated power range from 8W to 100W.
Supports One Image Format
The Sony KDL-65W955 has a greater number of image formats than most comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this TV. The image formats JPG|MPO 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 TVs that are a similar age to it.
Has One Smart Mode
The Sony KDL-65W955 has a greater number of smart modes than most large TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. The most commonly found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this TV. The smart modes Cinema|Energy saving|Game|Movie|Photo|Sports|Standard are also found on this television.
Has One Sound Mode
The number of sound modes found on the Sony KDL-65W955 is more than most TVs of this age and type. 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 TV.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most TVs of a similar type and age to the KDL-65W955 do not have a built-in camera. The KDL-65W955 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might want to consider include the LG 55EA980 which also has a higher rating.
Only Supports One Audio Format
The KDL-65W955 has a greater number of audio formats than most televisions that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly supported audio format is MP3, but this audio format is not supported by this Sony television. The audio formats LPCM|MP3|WMA are also supported by this Sony TV.
Only Has One Screen Format Adjustment
The KDL-65W955 has a greater number of screen format adjustments than most TVs that have been available for a similar time to it. The most frequently found screen format adjustment is 16:9, but this screen format adjustment is not found on this television. The screen format adjustments 14:9|16:9 are also found on this TV.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other TVs of this age and type, the KDL-65W955 does not feature OLED technology.
We compared this TV to all the other TVs with an OLED technology and we think the 55EA980, or the 55EA970 both from LG or the Samsung UE65HU7200 (£1,499.00) which also has a higher Rating is also worth considering.
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Only 1000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The KDL-65W955 has a maximum dynamic contrast ratio of 1000000:1. That's 90% less dynamic contrast ratio than a Mega Contrast TV, which is the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio.
A 1000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio is actually the worst dynamic contrast ratio amongst all large TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-65W955.
The best dynamic contrast ratio amongst comparable types of TV is Brilliant Contrast.
The weights of large TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-65W955 range from 7.9kg to 50kg, and the average weight is 21kg. With a weight of 29.2 kilograms, the Sony KDL-65W955 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other large TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-65W955.
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Running Costs Are Average
This Sony TV is rated A++ for energy efficiency. Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the KDL-65W955 will cost £140 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 225 TVs of this spec and age.
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when Sony released the KDL-65W955.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.69 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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