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Sony KDL-65W955

Sony KDL65W955

65" Passive Apr 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
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13 Reasons For

Good Brand

Large TVs produced by Sony have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just large TVs) and found that Sony also has good ratings across its entire range.

3D Compatible

The Sony KDL-65W955 is 3D compatible, as are most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than two years.

We compared all the other 3D compatible televisions to this TV and we think the Panasonic TX-L55ET60[plb_1987669_price] which is cheaper; or the Samsung UE55H7000[plb_2232248_price], and the Sony KDL-60W855[plb_2182887_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The Sony KDL-65W955 supports smart TV features. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-65W955 also support smart TV features.

There are a number of other TVs which support smart TV features currently available which you might also want to consider including a cheaper TV such as the LG 60LB580[plb_2229280_price], or the Panasonic TX-L55ET60[plb_1987669_price] or you might consider a higher rated TV such as the Samsung UE55H7000[plb_2232248_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The KDL-65W955 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago also have a WiFi connection.

We compared all the other televisions with a WiFi connection to this television and we think the LG 60LB580[plb_2229280_price], and the Panasonic TX-L55ET60[plb_1987669_price] which is cheaper; or the Samsung UE55H7000[plb_2232248_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Two SCART Ports

The KDL-65W955 has more SCART ports than most of the televisions that have been around for a similar time to the KDL-65W955. This television is a two SCART port television compared to most of the large TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-65W955 which only have one SCART port.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The Sony KDL-65W955 is a three USB 2.0 port television.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The KDL-65W955 is a four HDMI port TV. Most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-65W955 have between one and four HDMI ports.

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Three Loudspeakers

Most similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-65W955 have between one and seven loudspeakers, including the Sony KDL-65W955 which has three loudspeakers.

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Two Audio in Ports

The KDL-65W955 is a two audio in port television. Most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the KDL-65W955 have between one and three audio in ports.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 30 Watts, the Sony KDL-65W955 has one of the higher RMS rated power amongst TVs of this age. The RMS rated power of large TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-65W955 range from 7.5W to 100W.

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Has Four Sound Modes

The Sony KDL-65W955 has a greater number of sound modes than most TVs of this age and type. This Sony television has a Music sound mode, which is the most frequently found sound mode found on similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-65W955. The sound modes "Custom", "Movie" and "Standard" are also found on this television.

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Supports Three Audio Formats

The KDL-65W955 has a greater number of audio formats than most similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by TVs of this age and spec. The audio formats "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.

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Has Seven Smart Modes

The KDL-65W955 has a greater number of smart modes than most large TVs that are a comparable age to it. This television has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on large TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-65W955. The smart modes "Cinema", "Energy saving", "Movie", "Photo", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this TV.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KDL-65W955 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

It is worth also looking at other TVs which also have a built-in camera including the Panasonic TX-60AS802[plb_2285072_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The number of image formats supported by the Sony KDL-65W955 is more than most large TVs that have been available for a similar time to it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by large TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-65W955. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Sony KDL-65W955 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also do not feature OLED technology.

It is worth also looking at other televisions which also feature OLED technology including the LG 55EC930[plb_2442859_price].

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Only Supports Twelve Video Formats

The Sony KDL-65W955 has a greater number of video formats than most large TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This Sony television supports an AVI video format, which is the most commonly supported video format supported by comparable spec televisions that have been around for a similar time to the KDL-65W955. The video formats "3GP", "AVCHD", "M-JPEG", "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "WEBM", "WMV" and "XVID" are also supported by this TV.

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Heavy

TVs of this type and age have weights of between 2.3kg and 63kg, and the average weight is 20kg. The KDL-65W955 is fairly heavy (29.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other large TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-65W955.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-65W955

Average Running Costs

This TV is rated A++ for energy efficiency. Based on average energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the KDL-65W955 is £135, which is typical compared to the other 324 comparable spec televisions that have been around for more than two years.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on large TVs that came out around the same time as it. 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 Two Years Ago

This television was released over two years ago.

Specification

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3D Compatible
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24p Support
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Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
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TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
App
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Digital Audio Coaxial Out Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Audio in Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Near Field Communication
Management Features
On/off Timer
Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Parental Controls
Game Mode
24p Playback
Ambient Light Sensor
Panorama Feature
Voice Control
File System
Deep Colour
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
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Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Packaging Content
Included 3D Glasses
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Included
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Other Features
HDD Recording

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £133.00
Electricity cost when on standby £1.52
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Total running cost over 5 years £134.52
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Energy Rating
0.67T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.67 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl65w955, sony kdl65w955b, sonytv kdl65w955, sony kdl65w955bb, sony kdl65w955bbu, sony kdl65w955bbu653, sony kdl65w955bbu653d, sony kdl65w955bbu653ds, sony kdl65w955bbu653dsm, sony kdl65w955bbu653dsma, sony kdl65w955bbu653dsmar, sony kdl65w955bbu653dsmart, sony kdl65w955bbu653dsmartt, sony kdl65w955bbu653dsmarttv
Barcodes 04905524959659, 04905524959666, 04905524959680

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