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Sony KDL-55W805A

55" Full HD Passive Jun 2015
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date £128.11 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
3D
Supports Wi-Fi
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Reviews

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site concluded that they would recommend this Sony TV. This Sony television received a "Top Recommendation" award from Flatpanels.dk.

Poor Expert Reviews

This Sony TV received a score of 57% from television expert review site flatpanels.dk. The TV expert review sites aren't convinced by this TV.

Good Brand

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


Energy

OK Running Costs

This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+. The average 5 year running cost of the KDL-55W805A is £129 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 75 televisions of this type and age.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This large display diagonal TV was released in June 2015.


Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs of a comparable type and age to it. 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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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The KDL-55W805A has a 2D-3D converter. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV also have a 2D-3D converter.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

With a motion interpolation frequency of 800 hertz, the KDL-55W805A has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been available for around the same time as this television. Across all the large display diagonal TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz.

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55 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inches television.

Alternative 55" televisions currently available which you might want to look at include because of their better review scores, the KDL-55W807 (£699), or the KDL-55W808A both from Sony or the Samsung UE55F6740SS.

TVs with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the UE58J5200 (£537.67) (58" and higher rated), or the UE58J5250 (58" and higher rated) both from Samsung.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The KDL-55W805A supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also support Wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available including because of their better review scores, the UN60J6200, or the UE55J5502 both from Samsung or the LG 55EG9209.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The KDL-55W805A supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this TV also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-55W805A supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that were released around the same time as this TV.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The KDL-55W805A supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other similar spec televisions that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Sony KDL-55W805A has an ethernet port. Most of the other TVs that are a similar age to this television also have an ethernet port.

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Packaging Content

Has a Camera Included

The KDL-55W805A has a camera included. Most of the other TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this television do not have a camera included.

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Has a Mounting Kit

The KDL-55W805A has a mounting kit, as do most of the other TVs that were released more than a year ago.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The KDL-55W805A has a desktop stand included, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as this television.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The KDL-55W805A has a pair of 3D glasses included. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Performance

Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KDL-55W805A has an ambient light sensor. Most of the other TVs that have been available for more than a year also have an ambient light sensor.

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Features Local Dimming

The Sony KDL-55W805A features local dimming, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than a year.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-55W805A supports 24p. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been available for a similar time to this TV also support 24p.

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Features Voice Control

The Sony KDL-55W805A features voice control, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV.

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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The KDL-55W805A supports Digital Video Recording (DVR), as do most of the other televisions of this age and type.

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Has a Game Mode

The KDL-55W805A has a game mode, as do most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this TV.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-55W805A supports parental controls. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been around for a similar time to this TV also support parental controls.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The Sony KDL-55W805A has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been around for more than a year.

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Audio

Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The KDL-55W805A has an auto volume leveler. Most of the other televisions of this type and age also have an auto volume leveler.

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Has an Equalizer

The KDL-55W805A has an equalizer, as do most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this television.

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Features

Supports Skype

supports Skype

The KDL-55W805A supports Skype. Most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to this television also support Skype.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The Sony KDL-55W805A supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Smart TV

Supports Internet TV

The Sony KDL-55W805A supports internet TV. Most of the other televisions that were launched more than a year ago also support internet TV.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The KDL-55W805A supports screen mirroring, as do most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this television.

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Supports Smart TV

The Sony KDL-55W805A supports Smart TV. Most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to this TV also support Smart TV.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Sony KDL-55W805A supports Picture-In-Picture, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The Sony KDL-55W805A has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Depth

At 64 millimeters, the KDL-55W805A has a pretty standard depth compared to most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this television.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers barbie kdl55w805cbu, sony kdl55w805abae2, sony kdl55w805cbaep, sony kdl55w805cbu, sony kdl55w805abu, quick kdl55w805c, sony fwl55w805ct, sonytv kdl55w805, no kdl55w805cbu, sony xr800hz, sony w805ct, sony x8505c, no xr800hz, kdl55w805b
Barcodes 04548736002906, 04548736002920, 04905524915228, 04905524936216, 04905524936230, 04905524936278, 04905524936285, 04905524967838, 04905524967845, 04905524971347, 05054230863190, 05055760704588

Sony KDL-55W805A Review Sources

To prepare this Sony KDL-55W805A 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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