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Thomson 55UZ8766

55" Active Sep 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
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7 Reasons For

3D Compatible

Most of the other latest TVs, including the 55UZ8766, are 3D compatible.

It is worth considering other 3D compatible televisions including a higher scoring TV such as the Hisense UA42EC685, or the Panasonic TX-40CX700.

If you are looking for a television that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Panasonic TX-48AX630 (£529.00).

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Most of the other televisions that came out in the last year have a WiFi connection, including the 55UZ8766.

We compared all the other TVs with a WiFi connection to this TV and we think a better rated product such as the Hisense UA42EC685, and the Panasonic TX-40CX700 are also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other televisions with a WiFi connection including the Panasonic TX-48AX630 (£529.00).

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Smart TV

Most of the other ultra HD TVs that have been around for the last year, including the 55UZ8766, are Smart TV.

Alternative Smart TV TVs that you might want to consider include the Hisense UA42EC685, the Panasonic TX-40CX700, or the LG 43UF690 (£479.00) which have a better Rating.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

Most latest televisions have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the Thomson 55UZ8766 which has three USB 2.0 ports.

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Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

At 178 degrees, the 55UZ8766 has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other ultra HD TVs that have been around for the last year. New televisions have vertical viewing angles of between 80° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.

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Two RF Ports

The Thomson 55UZ8766 is a two RF port TV. Most of the other similar spec televisions that have been on the market for the last year have between one and two RF ports.

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Thin Thickness

The average thickness of comparable spec TVs that were released in the last 12 months is 76mm. With a thickness of only 56 millimeters, the Thomson 55UZ8766 has a quite thin thickness compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the 55UZ8766.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most of the TVs that are less than a year old, including the 55UZ8766, do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Has One Smart Mode

The number of smart modes found on the 55UZ8766 is more than most latest ultra HD TVs. The most commonly found smart mode is game, but this smart mode is not found on this TV. The smart modes Hotel are also found on this Thomson TV.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequencies of TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 55UZ8766 range from 120Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 840Hz. The 55UZ8766 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencies (only 200 hertz) amongst similar spec televisions of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Thomson 55UZ8766

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 55 inches, the 55UZ8766 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other ultra HD TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 55UZ8766.

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4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of the this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many TVs that have been on the market for the last year. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

Alternative 4K Ultra HD TVs which you might want to consider include a higher Rating television such as the UE40JU6445, or the UE48JU6445 both from Samsung or the LG 43UF770 (£466.69).

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Average Running Costs

This TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and the 55UZ8766 is typical compared to the other 151 comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for the last year that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 55UZ8766 will cost £132 over 5 years to run.


Eleven Months Old

Thomson released the 55UZ8766 eleven months ago.


Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
3D Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Response Time
Display Brightness
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Aspect Ratio
2D-3D Converter
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
PC Audio in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
OSD Language
Hotel Mode
Teletext Function
Parental Controls
Stored Teletext Page
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
VESA Mounting
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Packaging Content
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card

Expert Reviews


Trods et skarpt 4K-billede har Thomsons tv ikke helt det, der skal til for at blande sig med de bedste i denne hårde kappestrid. Det byder på et skarpt, støjfrit billede ved 4K-signaler, men er...

Thomson är ett annat anrikt märke som numera byggs av TCL. Den kinesiska producenten är en av världens största TV-tillverkare och fast besluten att bli stor i Europa. För att lyckas med det... Read more…

Skarpt 4K-bilde til tross, Thomson-TV-en har ikke helt det som skal til for å nå opp til de beste i denne (tross alt) meget tøffe forsamlingen. Den leverer et skarpt og støyfritt bilde med 4K...

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £118.58
Electricity cost when on standby £1.77
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Total running cost over 5 years £120.35
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Thomson 55UZ8766uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.6 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers thomson 55uz8766
Barcodes 05901292502218, 05901292504717

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