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Sony KDL-55W800B

55" Full HD Passive Aug 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date £235.78 Electricity cost over 5 years
Average expert reviews
Good picture quality
Difficult to use
3 Reviews

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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including cybershack.com.au and parentesis.com the average expert rating of this large display diagonal TV is 75%.

Sony Has Good Television Reviews

We checked 2,235 user and expert reviews (including 21 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically within its large display diagonal TVs range. 60% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

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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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”.

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”.


Audio

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”.


Price

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.


Features

Inferior Remote Control

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


Display

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 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”.

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”.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec televisions that were launched more than a year ago. 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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55 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inch TV.

TVs with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Samsung UE58J5200 (£537.67) (58").

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the KDL-55W800B in August 2015.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The Sony KDL-55W800B supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that came out more than a year ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available including because of its better review score, the LG 55EC940.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-55W800B supports Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this TV also support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The KDL-55W800B has an ethernet port. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that were launched more than a year ago also have an ethernet port.

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Ergonomics

Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The KDL-55W800B supports smartphones being used as a remote, as do most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this TV.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)

The KDL-55W800B supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi), as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KDL-55W800B supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). Most of the other televisions that have been available for a comparable time to this TV also support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Packaging Content

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The Sony KDL-55W800B has a desktop stand included. Most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this TV also have a desktop stand included.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The KDL-55W800B has a pair of 3D glasses included. Most of the other TVs that are a similar age to this TV also have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The KDL-55W800B has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to this TV also have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Has an Energy Star Certified

The KDL-55W800B has an Energy Star certified, as do most of the other TVs that have been available for more than a year.

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Performance

Has a Game Mode

The KDL-55W800B has a game mode, as do most of the other TVs that were released around the same time as this TV.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-55W800B supports 24p, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as this television.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-55W800B supports parental controls, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this television.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The Sony KDL-55W800B has an ambient light sensor, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to this TV.

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Features Local Dimming

The Sony KDL-55W800B features local dimming, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that came out around the same time as this TV.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Sony KDL-55W800B supports Picture-In-Picture. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also support Picture-In-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The KDL-55W800B has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV.

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Smart TV

Supports Smart TV

The Sony KDL-55W800B supports Smart TV. Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this TV also support Smart TV.

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Energy

Running Costs Are High

The KDL-55W800B is in the most expensive 5% of all 75 TVs of a similar type and age that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the KDL-55W800B will cost £236 over 5 years to run.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Depth

With a depth of 61 millimeters, the Sony KDL-55W800B has a relatively average depth compared to most of the other large display diagonal TVs that were launched more than a year ago.

If you would consider a television with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the Sony KDL-55W807 (£699) (61mm).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony e5snkdl55w800b, sony kdl55w800b, sony kdl55w800c, sony kdl55w829b, sony p230844p, sony w800b, kdl55w800a
Barcodes 00027242877276, 00027242888005, 00845251083279, 00877622517588

Sony KDL-55W800B Review Sources

To prepare this Sony KDL-55W800B review we compared this TV to 4,717 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,041,700 product attributes, 88,470 TV reviews and 4,110,900 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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