Sony KDL-55W755 vs Toshiba 50L2556

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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.

Three USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports quantitys on the Sony KDL-55W755 is three, but the Toshiba 50L2556 only has one USB 2.0 ports quantity. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

Two more HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The Sony KDL-55W755 is a four HDMI ports quantity TV, whereas the Toshiba 50L2556 only has two HDMI ports quantitys. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

Available from 8 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
5 Reasons For
PC in (D-Sub) Edit
The Toshiba 50L2556 has a PC in (D-Sub), 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.

Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Toshiba 50L2556 is a 62kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 42kWh lower than the Sony KDL-55W755 (62kWh). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

£350 cheaper
The Toshiba 50L2556 is £349.99 cheaper than the Sony KDL-55W755.
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

6 Reasons Against
Does not have a PC in (D-Sub) Edit
The Sony KDL-55W755 does not have a PC in (D-Sub), however the Toshiba 50L2556 has a PC in (D-Sub). 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.

Higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KDL-55W755 is a 104kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 42kWh higher than the Toshiba 50L2556 (62kWh). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

£350 more expensive
The Sony KDL-55W755 is more expensive than the Toshiba 50L2556 by £349.99.
One month older
The Sony KDL-55W755 is older than the Toshiba 50L2556 by one month.
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++".
6 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.

Only one USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports quantitys on the Toshiba 50L2556 is one, but the Sony KDL-55W755 only has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

Two less HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The Toshiba 50L2556 is a two HDMI ports quantity TV, whereas the Sony KDL-55W755 only has four HDMI ports quantitys. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

Fewer sellers
Only 1 retailer sell the Toshiba 50L2556, but 9 shops sell the Sony KDL-55W755. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this TV, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.

Average User Rating

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Date Released

23 months Ago 23 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 £ 599.99
Total cost of ownership £ 723.21
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 68.90
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.28
Total running cost £ 70.18
Purchase price £ 250.00
Total cost of ownership £ 320.18
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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
Unknown - Click to provide data
High Frequency Rate
100Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Contrast Ratio (typical)
 1200:1
 1200:1
BEST
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
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Supported Video Modes
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 480i
 480p
 2160p
 720i
 576i
 576p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 480i
 480p
 2160p
 720i
 576i
 576p
BEST
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°

TV Tuner

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
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog
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

Smart TV

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

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W
BEST
14W
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Standard
 Music
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 DTS 2.0
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 DTS 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
RF Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
SCART Ports Quantity
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 Ports Quantity
3
BEST
1
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDCP
 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
BEST
HDMI Ports Quantity
4
BEST
2
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
Browsing
 Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

On/Off Timer
 On/Off timer
 On/Off timer
Picture-and-Picture
 Picture-and-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Modes
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Movie
 Dynamic
 Mild
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Movie
 Dynamic
 Mild
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
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)

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
 AAC++
 MP3
 WAV
 LPCM
 PCM
 ADPCM
 AAC++
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 BMP
 JPG
 BMP
Teletext Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Teletext function
24p Support
 24p support
Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext
Unknown - Click to provide data 100 pages

Design

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

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data

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 Compliance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 RoHS compliance

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

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
 Desktop stand
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data CT-90326
Mounting Kit
 Mounting kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
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