Sony KDL-55W805A Review
|1 Review + 1 Award|
|Value for Money||
|4 Years Old|
|£129 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 44?
It has below average expert reviews with an average expert rating of 57%. This TV has received a "Recommended" award from Flatpanels.dk. Samsung TVs have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better televisions are available. View the latest TVs 2017.
This Sony TV has an energy efficiency rating of A+, and its running costs of £129 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,375 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
The KDL-55W805A has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED technology
What is This TV Best Used For?Having compared it with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is very good for playing games, ranking number 433 in TVs for gaming. However average for watching sport, ranking number 812 in TVs for sport as well being average for watching films, ranking number 748 in TVs for films.
Should You Buy it Now?
Sony KDL-55W805A In-Depth Analysis
One Industry Award
The editor of one expert review site concluded that they would recommend this Sony TV. This was from Flatpanels.dk who gave it an "Top Recommendation".
Expert Reviews Are Poor
This television received an expert rating of 57 out of 100 from flatpanels.dk. The television expert review sites don't rate this TV very highly.
Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its TVs
Based on 3,186 expert and owner reviews (including 1,171 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its TVs. 91% of those that bought a Sony television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Value For Money
Mediocre Value for Money
The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old, and at £899.99 it is in the most expensive 32% of TVs.
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Average Display Diagonal
The KDL-55W805A's display diagonal of 55" is relatively typical compared to most other televisions. It is in the largest 72% of all televisions when ordered by this feature.
Only Full HD
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The KDL-55W805A does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.
The KDL-55W805A is 3D. 74% of TVs are not 3D.
The thickness of the KDL-55W805A of 64mm is relatively typical compared to most other televisions. It is in the thickest 61% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.
The Sony KDL-55W805A supports Wi-Fi. 59% of televisions also support Wi-Fi.
Has a Camera Included
The Sony KDL-55W805A has a camera included, which is unusual. 99% of televisions do not have a camera included.
The Sony KDL-55W805A supports 24p, unlike 84% of televisions which do not support 24p.
Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
The Sony KDL-55W805A supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 98% of televisions which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).
Has an Equalizer
The KDL-55W805A has an equalizer. 94% of TVs do not have an equalizer.
Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
The KDL-55W805A supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), which is unusual. 81% of televisions do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).
Supports Wi-Fi Direct
The KDL-55W805A supports Wi-Fi Direct, unlike 72% of televisions which do not support Wi-Fi Direct.
The KDL-55W805A supports Picture-In-Picture. 95% of televisions do not support Picture-In-Picture.
Has an Auto Volume Leveler
The Sony KDL-55W805A has an auto volume leveler, unlike 83% of TVs which do not have an auto volume leveler.
The KDL-55W805A supports Wi-Fi. 92% of televisions do not support Wi-Fi.
Moderately Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency
Televisions have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz. The motion interpolation frequency of the KDL-55W805A of 800Hz is fairly fast compared to most other televisions. It is in the fastest 22% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.
Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included
The KDL-55W805A has a pair of 3D glasses included. 85% of TVs do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.
Supports Screen Mirroring
The KDL-55W805A supports screen mirroring, unlike 86% of televisions which do not support screen mirroring.
Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)
The Sony KDL-55W805A supports Digital Video Recording (DVR), which is unusual. 94% of TVs do not support Digital Video Recording (DVR).
Supports Parental Controls
The KDL-55W805A supports parental controls. 88% of televisions do not support parental controls.
Has a 2D-3D Converter
The Sony KDL-55W805A has a 2D-3D converter, which is unusual. 86% of televisions do not have a 2D-3D converter.
The KDL-55W805A supports Skype, unlike 97% of televisions which do not support Skype.
Features Voice Control
The KDL-55W805A features voice control. 85% of TVs do not feature voice control.
Has an Ambient Light Sensor
The Sony KDL-55W805A has an ambient light sensor. 92% of TVs do not have an ambient light sensor.
Has a Mounting Kit
The KDL-55W805A has a mounting kit, unlike 91% of televisions which do not have a mounting kit.
Features Local Dimming
The KDL-55W805A features local dimming, which is unusual. 76% of TVs do not feature local dimming.
Released Over Four Years Ago
This television has been on the market since April 2013.
OK Running Costs
The energy efficiency rating of this TV is A+, and the KDL-55W805A has an average running cost of £129 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 4,375 televisions.
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