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Sony KDL55W815B

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Sony KDL55W815B

£695.00
Sony KDL-55W815
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A fully featured and very economical to run 55" Full HD TV, but representing only middle of the road value for money
55" Full HD No 65mm May 2014 A++
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Sony KDL-55W815 Review

With low running costs and excellent features, we have ranked the Sony KDL-55W815 number 151 in 3D TVs and number 204 in 55 inch TVs.
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Value for Money
Good
81
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Age
3 Years Old
84
Running Costs
£78 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

Hisense televisions have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available. View the latest televisions 2018.
This TV has an energy efficiency rating of A++, and its running costs of £78 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,318 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some great features:
Larger than average display diagonal
3D
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
And even send photos to display on BRAVIA in 4k native resolution..one-flick remote (optional accessory): interacting with your tv's never been more intuitive. flick comfortably through what's on screen with the touchpad area
You don't even need to point the remote at the TV screen. with NFC embedded you can even share photos wirelessly from your smartphone on the TV screen at a single touch..wireless subwoofer (optional accessory): add impact to movies with rich, powerful bass. no cables or special setup are needed

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared this Sony TV with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is very good for playing games, ranking number 482 in TVs for gaming. It is also very good for watching films, ranking number 847 in TVs for film as well being very good for watching sport, ranking number 847 in TVs for sport.
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Watching Films
Very Good
73
Watching Sport
Very Good
76
Playing Games
Very Good

How Big is the Sony KDL-55W815?

The Sony KDL-55W815 is 1,234mm wide and 722mm tall. It is 65mm thick and weighs 18kg.

Sony KDL-55W815 front dimensions
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Sony KDL-55W815 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Televisions

We checked 3,322 user and expert reviews (including 1,904 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has very good reviews compared to other brands. 95% of those that bought a Sony television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has good features but is over 6 months old and at £695.00 it is in the most expensive 39% of televisions.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The energy efficiency rating of this TV is A++. The KDL-55W815 is typical compared to the other 4,318 TVs that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the KDL-55W815 will cost £78 over 5 years to run.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the KDL-55W815 in May 2014.

Features

Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The KDL-55W815's display diagonal of 55" is larger than average when compared to most other televisions. It is in the largest 29% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. The display diagonals of televisions range from 13" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".

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Only Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on televisions. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

Like most other televisions, the KDL-55W815 does not feature OLED/QLED technology. 98% of TVs do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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3D

The KDL-55W815 is 3D, unlike 75% of televisions which are not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The thickness of the KDL-55W815 of 65mm is relatively average compared to most other TVs. It is thicker than 36% of all televisions when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KDL-55W815 supports Wi-Fi. 61% of televisions also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The KDL-55W815 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 98% of TVs do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Supports 24p

The KDL-55W815 supports 24p, which is unusual. 85% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The KDL-55W815 supports screen mirroring. 84% of televisions do not support screen mirroring.

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Supports Face Detection

The KDL-55W815 supports face detection, which is unusual. 98% of televisions do not support face detection.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-55W815 supports parental controls, unlike 87% of TVs which do not support parental controls.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KDL-55W815 has an ambient light sensor, which is unusual. 92% of televisions do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Sony KDL-55W815 supports Wi-Fi Direct, unlike 73% of televisions which do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Sony KDL-55W815 supports Picture-In-Picture. 94% of televisions do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The KDL-55W815 has a pair of 3D glasses included, which is unusual. 86% of televisions do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Faster Than Average Motion Interpolation Frequency

The KDL-55W815's motion interpolation frequency of 600Hz is faster than average when compared to most other televisions. It is in the fastest 29% of all televisions when ordered by this feature. The motion interpolation frequencies of televisions range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 450Hz.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony kdl55w815b

Barcodes:

04905524967920, 04905524967944, 04905524971361

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