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Sony KDL-55W755 vs Toshiba 50L2556

Sony KDL-55W755 vs Toshiba 50L2556

Sony KDL-55W755
Toshiba 50L2556

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
10% larger display diagonal Edit
The Sony KDL-55W755 is a 55" TV. That's 5" larger than the Toshiba 50L2556 (50"). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen excluding any frame or border. One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

75% faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KDL-55W755 is an 800Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 600Hz faster than the Toshiba 50L2556 (200Hz). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

A lot higher RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KDL-55W755 has an RMS rated power of 20W, however the Toshiba 50L2556 is only a 14W RMS rated power TV (6W lower). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Smart TV Edit
The Sony KDL-55W755 supports Smart TV, whereas the Toshiba 50L2556 does not support Smart TV.
Wi-Fi Edit
The Sony KDL-55W755 supports Wi-Fi, but the Toshiba 50L2556 does not support Wi-Fi. Read more

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

A wifi connection means that connecting your TV to the net will be easier and can be done without cables.

Ethernet port Edit
The Sony KDL-55W755 has an ethernet port, whereas the Toshiba 50L2556 does not. Read more

An ethernet port lets you connect the TV directly to your router with an ethernet cable.

An ethernet connection is more reliable than wifi and is useful if you do not have a wiki network or the wifi signal is weak. Depending on the speed of your wifi network and ethernet connection may be faster than wifi which means less buffering when streaming content to the TV.

3 Reasons For
PC in (D-Sub) port Edit
The Toshiba 50L2556 has a PC in (D-Sub) port, whereas the Sony KDL-55W755 does not. Read more

The socket (port) to receive input from a PC via a D-sub, which is a connector with a characteristic D-shaped metal shield.

Cheaper to run by £53.04
The Toshiba 50L2556 only costs £70.18 to run over five years however the Sony KDL-55W755 costs £123.22 to run (76% more). Read more
Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Toshiba 50L2556 is "A++", whereas the rating of the Sony KDL-55W755 is "A+".

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
More expensive to run over five years by 76%
Over five years the Sony KDL-55W755 costs £123.22 to run which is £53.04 more to run than the Toshiba 50L2556. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is worse
The Sony KDL-55W755 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", whereas the Toshiba 50L2556 has a rating of "A++".
8 Reasons Against
10% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Toshiba 50L2556 is a 50" TV. That's 5" smaller than the Sony KDL-55W755 (50"). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen excluding any frame or border. One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

Vastly slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Toshiba 50L2556 is a 200Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 600Hz slower than the Sony KDL-55W755 (200Hz). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

A lot lower RMS rated power Edit
The Toshiba 50L2556 has an RMS rated power of 14W, however the Sony KDL-55W755 is a 20W RMS rated power TV (6W higher). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Does not support Smart TV Edit
The Toshiba 50L2556 does not support Smart TV, however the Sony KDL-55W755 supports Smart TV.
Does not support Wi-Fi Edit
The Toshiba 50L2556 does not support Wi-Fi, whereas the Sony KDL-55W755 does. Read more

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

A wifi connection means that connecting your TV to the net will be easier and can be done without cables.

Does not have an ethernet port Edit
The Toshiba 50L2556 does not have an ethernet port, however the Sony KDL-55W755 has an ethernet port. Read more

An ethernet port lets you connect the TV directly to your router with an ethernet cable.

An ethernet connection is more reliable than wifi and is useful if you do not have a wiki network or the wifi signal is weak. Depending on the speed of your wifi network and ethernet connection may be faster than wifi which means less buffering when streaming content to the TV.

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Two months older
The Toshiba 50L2556 is older than the Sony KDL-55W755 by two months.

Date Released

24 months Ago 26 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 120.18
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 123.22
Purchase price £ 671.99
Total cost of ownership £ 795.21
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 68.90
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.28
Total running cost £ 70.18

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.61T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.61 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
16
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.35T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.35 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
55"
BEST
50"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D
 3D
 3D
Contrast Ratio (typical)
 1200:1
 1200:1
BEST
High Frequency Rate
100Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
800Hz
BEST
200Hz
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Response Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 9.5ms
Display Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 300 cd/m²
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 25000:1
 25000:1
BEST
Supported Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 480i
 480p
 2160p
 720i
 576i
 576p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 480i
 480p
 2160p
 720i
 576i
 576p
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Display Viewable Area (HxV)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1096 x 616
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
Display Technology
 LED
BEST
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
139cm
BEST
127cm
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
178° 178°
Viewing Angle, Vertical
178° 178°

Audio

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
20W
BEST
14W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Standard
 Music
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 DTS 2.0
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 DTS 2.0

Smart TV

Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart TV
 Smart TV
BEST
 Smart TV
Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet TV
Operating System Version
5.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Installed
 Android
 Android

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Mercury Content
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1mg
Peak Luminance Ratio
70% 81%

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
75W 43W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.21W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A++
 A++
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
104kWh 62kWh
BEST
Power Consumption (max)
119W 92W
BEST

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
RoHS Compliant
Unknown - Click to provide data
 RoHS compliant

TV Tuner

Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL B
 PAL BG
 PAL I
 SECAM
 SECAM D
 SECAM D/K
 SECAM L
 PAL
 PAL B
 PAL BG
 PAL I
 SECAM
 SECAM D
 SECAM D/K
 SECAM L

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 H.265
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 M-JPEG
 MPG
 MPEG
 MKV
 VOB
 M2TS
 M4V
 TS
 XVID
 M2T
 H.265
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 M-JPEG
 MPG
 MPEG
 MKV
 VOB
 M2TS
 M4V
 TS
 XVID
 M2T
Audio Formats Supported
 MP3
 WAV
 LPCM
 PCM
 ADPCM
 MP3
 WAV
 LPCM
 PCM
 ADPCM
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 BMP
 JPG
 BMP
Teletext Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Teletext function
24p
 24p
Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext
Unknown - Click to provide data 100 pages

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand Included
 Desktop stand included
 Desktop stand included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Mounting Kit
 Mounting kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data CT-90326
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
 Warranty card
Quick Installation Guide
 Quick installation guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
BEST
 Ethernet port
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
Browsing
 Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Smart Modes
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Movie
 Dynamic
 Mild
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Movie
 Dynamic
 Mild
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Picture-in-Picture
 Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/Off Timer
 On/Off timer
 On/Off timer
Panel Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Panel lock
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
 MAC
 BOS
 SLK
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
 MAC
 BOS
 SLK
Programming Period
Unknown - Click to provide data 8 day(s)

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
61mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight
17kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
18kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth (with Stand)
210mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
753mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width (with Stand)
1,230mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
715mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width
1,230mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Height
828mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Width
1,328mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI) Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface (CI) slot
Headphone Outputs
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
Unknown - Click to provide data
PC in (D-Sub) Port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
BEST
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
BEST
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
RF Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
SCART Port
1 1
Composite Video in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
3
BEST
1
HDMI Port
4
BEST
2
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
MHL Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
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