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Sony KDL-55W800B
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Sony KDL-55W800B

55" Flat Apr 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type Screen Shape Smart TV Release Date
Unique to Sony, X-Reality PRO image processing engine enables you to experience stunning picture quality regardless of its source. Various seamless connectivity options also allow you to share... More
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Average Expert Reviews

Two experts from sites including parentesis.com and cybershack.com.au have rated this television on average 75 out of 100.

Good Picture Quality

A number of Sony KDL-55W800B owners considered that the Sony KDL-55W800B had good picture quality. Cybershack.com.au mentioned in their review “The Sony KDL 800B series is capable of pleasing shadow detail and decent color performance”.

One Sony KDL-55W800B reviewer who reviewed the Sony KDL-55W800B thought it was good for playing games on. Cybershack.com.au wrote in their review of this TV “Very low lag means it's great for gamers”.

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Good Product Quality

Some Sony KDL-55W800B reviewers wrote in their reviews that this TV was good quality. Expert review site Cybershack.com.au mentioned “While it's capable of great picture quality, there's a few issues that could be deal breakers” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Cybershack.com.au also said “Good picture quality after you've tweaked settings”.

Sony Has Good Television Reviews

On average Sony large TVs have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all TVs manufactured by Sony.

Nice Design

One Sony KDL-55W800B reviewer who bought this TV considered that it was a good design. Cybershack.com.au gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote “Great design”.

Good High Def TV

One person who reviewed it said that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Cybershack.com.au scored it 4 stars and said in their review of this TV “Resolucin Full HD con tecnologa XReality PRO que satura los colores de las imgenes para resultados ms profundos y reales”.

Good Sound Quality

One person who bought it concluded that it had good sound quality. Two years ago Cybershack.com.au said in their review of the Sony KDL-55W800B “Good builtin speakers”.

Supports Smart TV

Like most of the other similar spec televisions that have been around for more than a year, the Sony KDL-55W800B supports smart TV.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other TVs which support smart TV currently available including the LG 60LF6300[plb_2932496_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The KDL-55W800B has a wi-Fi, as do most of the other large TVs that have been around for a similar time to the KDL-55W800B.

There are a number of other televisions with a wi-Fi currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the LG 55EG9109[plb_3030713_price].

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Two Composite Video Ins

The KDL-55W800B is a two composite video in TV.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This TV supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is the most frequently supported supported video modes on TVs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Features One Lifestyle Apps

features one lifestyle apps

The number of lifestyle apps featured on the KDL-55W800B is more than most TVs that have been on the market for more than a year. This TV features a Skype lifestyle apps, which is the most commonly featured lifestyle apps featured on televisions of this age and spec.

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Supports Three Audio Formats Supporteds

The KDL-55W800B has a greater number of audio formats than most comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for more than a year. This Sony TV supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by TVs of this age and type. The audio formats supporteds "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this Sony television.

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Has Four Smart Modess

The Sony KDL-55W800B has a greater number of smart modes than most TVs of a similar age and spec to it. This TV has a Game smart modes, which is the most frequently found smart modes found on televisions of a similar type and age to the KDL-55W800B. The smart modess "Cinema", "Music" and "Photo" are also found on this television.

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Analog Tuner Type

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is typical of many televisions of this type and age.

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9 Reasons Against

Difficult to Use

One person who purchased the product considered that it was not easy to use. Cybershack.com.au mentioned “Remote somewhat difficult to use” but they scored the product 80 out of 100. One Sony KDL-55W800B owner mentioned that it did not have a good interface. Two years ago Cybershack.com.au said in their review “Somewhat difficult to navigate smart interface” nonetheless they still rated it 80 out of 100.

One Sony KDL-55W800B reviewer said that this TV was not easy to use the menus. Cybershack.com.au wrote in their review “Somewhat difficult to navigate menus” .

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Poor 3D Picture Quality

One person who reviewed it mentioned that it did not have a good 3D picture quality. Two years ago Cybershack.com.au wrote “Terrible 3D performance and I mean it really stinks”.

A Bit Expensive

One Sony KDL-55W800B owner who purchased the product considered that it was not good value for money. Cybershack.com.au mentioned “It's on the pricey side” in their review of the Sony KDL-55W800B.

Inferior Remote Control

One customer who bought it concluded that it did not have a good remote control.

Not 3D

The Sony KDL-55W800B is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other large TVs that came out more than a year ago are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other televisions that have been on the market for more than a year, the KDL-55W800B does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The KDL-55W800B has a greater number of image formats than most TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Sony TV supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by TVs of this spec and age. The image formats supported "MPO" is also supported by this television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-55W800B does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other large TVs that have been available for more than a year also do not feature OLED technology.

There are a number of alternative televisions which also feature OLED technology that you might want to consider including the LG 55EC940[plb_3044917_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports Twelve Video Formats Supporteds

The Sony KDL-55W800B has a greater number of video formats than most comparable spec televisions that were launched more than a year ago. This television supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the KDL-55W800B. The video formats supporteds "3GPP", "AVCHD", "M-JPEG", "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "WEBM", "WMV" and "XVID" are also supported by this TV.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-55W800B

Released Over a Year Ago

This large TV was released over a year ago.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on large TVs that have been available for more than a year. 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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OK Running Costs

The KDL-55W800B is typical compared to the other 133 TVs of this age and type that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KDL-55W800B is £149.

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Average Depth

At 65.2 millimeters, the KDL-55W800B has a relatively typical depth compared to most of the other large TVs that have been available for more than a year.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Lifestyle Apps
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Audio (L,R) in
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Management Features
Smart Modes
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
24p Support
Deep Colour Support
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
Manual
Technical Details
LED Backlight

Expert Reviews

(2)
13 August 2015

At AUD$1,799, the Sony 50W800C is a compelling midrange TV option. While it's capable of great picture quality, there's a few issues that could be deal breakers. The biggest is the TV's viewing...

Android TV
Great design
Good picture quality after you've tweaked settings
Easytochange inputs
Good detail in dark scenes
Android TV has a few odd quirks
Subpar viewing angles
You'll need to tweak picture settings a bit for the best results
Remote somewhat difficult to use
Somewhat difficult to navigate smart interface
21 October 2015

¿Quieres entrar en el mundo del 4K pero no quieres hacer una inversión gigantesca? Esta telvisión Vizio es una excelente opción, tiene calidad de imagen superior a la estándar, buenas apps y...

Android TV
Great design
Good picture quality after you've tweaked settings
Easytochange inputs
Good detail in dark scenes
Android TV has a few odd quirks
Subpar viewing angles
You'll need to tweak picture settings a bit for the best results
Remote somewhat difficult to use
Somewhat difficult to navigate smart interface

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 21 April 2015 by Accuracy
Accuracy would recommend the Sony KDL-55W800B

Everything was great on the TV except the table stand that was supposed to double as mall mount bracket but did not work I had to buy the extra wall mount bracket...

Easy To Set Up
Great Picture Quality
Attractive Design
Clear Audio
Clear Picture

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £145.82
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £148.86
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Sony KDL-55W800Buses 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 0.74 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
19
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony w800, sony w800b, sony p230844, sony p230844p, sony kdl55w829, sony kdl55w800, sony kdl55w800b, sony kdl55w829b, sony kdl55w800c, sony e5snkdl55w800, sony e5snkdl55w800b
Barcodes 00027242877276, 00027242888005, 00845251083279, 00877622517588

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