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Sony FWD-55W800
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Sony FWD-55W800

55" Passive Apr 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date
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5 Reasons For

Sony Has Good TV Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Sony TVs and also specifically for Sony large TVs and found that in both cases Sony had good ratings compared to other brands.

Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The Sony FWD-55W800 has a wi-Fi. Most of the other large TVs that have been around for more than two years also have a wi-Fi.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

three USB 2.0 ports quantitys

Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the FWD-55W800 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, however the Sony FWD-55W800 has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Two Audio (L,R) Ins

The Sony FWD-55W800 is a two audio (L,R) in television.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This TV supports a 1080i|1080p|480i|480p|576i|576p|720p supported video modes, which is typical of many TVs of a similar spec and age to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV

The FWD-55W800 does not support smart TV. Most of the other large TVs that came out more than two years ago do support smart TV.

It is worth also looking at alternative TVs which also support smart TV including the Samsung UE55D7000[plb_344784_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The FWD-55W800 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs of this type and age also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other TVs which also have a built-in camera to this television and we think the UN55ES8000[pl_403312_price], or the UE55F8000[pl_1274638_price] both from Samsung which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Sony FWD-55W800 has a greater number of image formats than most large TVs that were released around the same time as it. This TV supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by large TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. The image formats supported "MPO" is also supported by this television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The FWD-55W800 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs that have been available for around the same time as the FWD-55W800 also do not feature OLED technology.

There are a number of other TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might also want to look at including the Samsung KE55S9[plb_2047037_price], or the LG 55EC930[plb_2442859_price] which is also higher rated.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony FWD-55W800

Running Costs Are OK

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the FWD-55W800 will cost £129 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 320 TVs of a similar age and spec.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of this age and spec. 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 Three Years Ago

Sony released the FWD-55W800 over three years ago.

Average Depth

With a depth of 64 millimeters, the Sony FWD-55W800 has a pretty standard depth compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as the FWD-55W800.

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £126.59
Electricity cost when on standby £1.52
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Total running cost over 5 years £128.11
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Sony FWD-55W800uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.64 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony fwd55w800, sony fwd55w800c
Barcodes 05013493235984

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Samsung UE55F6100 vs Sony FWD-55W800

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£ 569.00
Ten Months Newer
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£7.70 Cheaper to Run
6% Lighter
Two Less HDMI Ports
200Hz Slower Motion Interpolation Frequency

Panasonic TX-58AX802 vs Sony FWD-55W800

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£ 1,299.00
Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
13 Months Newer
Significantly Thinner
Larger Screen Size
239% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years
12W Lower RMS Rated Power

Panasonic TX-65AX802 vs Sony FWD-55W800

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£ 2,499.90
Significantly Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
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16% Larger Screen Size
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