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Sony KDL-55W805A

£899.99
flatpanels.dk Top Recommendation
A 4 year old and not very good value for money 55" Full HD television, good for playing games
55" Full HD Yes No Apr 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Sony KDL-55W805A Review

With average features and reviews, we have ranked the Sony KDL-55W805A number 196 in 3D TVs and number 203 in 55 inch TVs.
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1 Review + 1 Award
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Poor
55
Average Features
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4 Years Old
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£129 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
43
Mediocre

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:
3D
Supports Wi-Fi
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.
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Average
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Average
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Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £539.99 on eBay 58 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 73% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

Sony KDL-55W805A In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

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.

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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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Features

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.

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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.

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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.

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3D

The KDL-55W805A is 3D. 74% of TVs are not 3D.

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Average Thickness

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.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The Sony KDL-55W805A supports Wi-Fi. 59% of televisions also support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Camera Included

The Sony KDL-55W805A has a camera included, which is unusual. 99% of televisions do not have a camera included.

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Supports 24p

The Sony KDL-55W805A supports 24p, unlike 84% of televisions which do not support 24p.

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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).

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Has an Equalizer

The KDL-55W805A has an equalizer. 94% of TVs do not have an equalizer.

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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).

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-55W805A supports Wi-Fi Direct, unlike 72% of televisions which do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KDL-55W805A supports Picture-In-Picture. 95% of televisions do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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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.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The KDL-55W805A supports Wi-Fi. 92% of televisions do not support Wi-Fi.

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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.

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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.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The KDL-55W805A supports screen mirroring, unlike 86% of televisions which do not support screen mirroring.

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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).

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Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-55W805A supports parental controls. 88% of televisions do not support parental controls.

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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.

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Supports Skype

Skype

The KDL-55W805A supports Skype, unlike 97% of televisions which do not support Skype.

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Features Voice Control

The KDL-55W805A features voice control. 85% of TVs do not feature voice control.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The Sony KDL-55W805A has an ambient light sensor. 92% of TVs do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Has a Mounting Kit

The KDL-55W805A has a mounting kit, unlike 91% of televisions which do not have a mounting kit.

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Features Local Dimming

The KDL-55W805A features local dimming, which is unusual. 76% of TVs do not feature local dimming.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This television has been on the market since April 2013.


Running Costs

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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony kdl55w805abae2, sony kdl55w805cbaep, samsung kdl55w805c, sony kdl55w805cbu, quick kdl55w805c, sonytv kdl55w805

Barcodes:

04548736002906, 04548736002920, 04905524915228, 04905524936216, 04905524936230, 04905524936278, 04905524936285, 04905524967838, 04905524967845, 04905524971347, 05054230863190, 05055760704588

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