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Sony KDL-55W815

Sony KDL-55W815
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Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and fully featured Full HD 55" television, good for playing games
Full HD 55" No 65mm May 2014 A++
HD Type Display Diagonal OLED / QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
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Sony KDL-55W815 Review

With very low running costs and excellent features, we have ranked the Sony KDL-55W815 number 118 in 3D TVs and number 249 in 55 inch TVs.
63
Value for Money
Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
66
Age
4 Years Old
91
Running Costs
£78 Over 5 Years
71
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

Looking across the entire Samsung TV range, the average reviews for all Samsung televisions are excellent.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better televisions are available. View the latest televisions 2018.
This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A++, and its running costs of only £78 over 5 years are in the cheapest 17% of all 6,410 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
It has some great features:
Larger than average display diagonal
3D
Supports Wi-Fi
Has a common interface (CI) slot

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 357 in TVs for gaming. It is also very good for watching sport, ranking number 840 in TVs for sport as well being very good for watching films, ranking number 412 in TVs for films.
73
Watching Films
Very Good
73
Watching Sport
Very Good
74
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.

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63
Value for Money
Good
73
Features for Films
Very Good
66
Age
4 Years Old
91
Running Costs
£78 Over 5 Years
64
Overall Score for Films
Good
OLED / QLED Technology
No
48
HD Type
Full HD
53
Video Apps
YouTube
85
Display Diagonal
55"
73
Features for Films
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.

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63
Value for Money
Good
73
Features for Sport
Very Good
66
Age
4 Years Old
91
Running Costs
£78 Over 5 Years
64
Overall Score for Sport
Good
85
Display Diagonal
55"
58
Display Resolution
1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
82
Motion Interpolation...
600Hz
73
Features for Sport
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.

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63
Value for Money
Good
74
Features for Gaming
Very Good
66
Age
4 Years Old
91
Running Costs
£78 Over 5 Years
65
Overall Score for Gaming
Good
82
Motion Interpolation...
600Hz
85
Display Diagonal
55"
74
Features for Gaming
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.

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Sony KDL-55W815 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony TVs have very good reviews

Based on 5,128 expert and owner reviews (including 2,430 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its TVs. 94% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Features

Larger than average display diagonal

Televisions have display diagonals of between 7" and 110", and the average display diagonal is 43". The display diagonal of the Sony KDL-55W815 of 55" is larger than 83% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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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.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Does not feature OLED / QLED technology

The Sony KDL-55W815 does not feature OLED / QLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that 99% of TVs also do not feature OLED / QLED technology.

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3D

The KDL-55W815 is 3D, which is unusual. 80% of TVs are not 3D.

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Thicker than average

The Sony KDL-55W815's thickness of 65mm is thicker than 66% of all televisions when ranked by this feature. TVs have thicknesses of between 2.7mm and 100mm, and the average thickness is 59mm.

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Supports Wi-Fi

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The Sony KDL-55W815 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 53% of TVs which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a common interface (CI) slot

The Sony KDL-55W815 has a common interface (CI) slot, which is unusual. 72% of TVs do not have a common interface (CI) slot.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-55W815 supports Wi-Fi Direct, unlike 76% of TVs which do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Faster than average motion interpolation frequency

The slowest motion interpolation frequency of TVs is 50Hz, the fastest is 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 330Hz. The motion interpolation frequency of the KDL-55W815 of 600Hz is in the fastest 17% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Picture-In-Picture

The KDL-55W815 supports Picture-In-Picture. 92% of TVs do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Supports Skype

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The KDL-55W815 supports Skype. 96% of TVs do not support Skype.

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Has a pair of 3D glasses included

The KDL-55W815 has a pair of 3D glasses included, which is unusual. 84% of TVs do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Has an ambient light sensor

The Sony KDL-55W815 has an ambient light sensor, which is unusual. 91% of TVs do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Supports parental controls

The Sony KDL-55W815 supports parental controls. 83% of TVs do not support parental controls.

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Supports a YouTube video app

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The KDL-55W815 has a greater number of video apps than most TVs. The most commonly supported video app is Netflix, but this video app is not supported by this TV. The video apps YouTube are also supported by this television.

The TV supports YouTube.

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Supports screen mirroring

The KDL-55W815 supports screen mirroring, unlike 89% of TVs which do not support screen mirroring.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The KDL-55W815 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 96% of TVs do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Supports 24p

The KDL-55W815 supports 24p, which is unusual. 84% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Supports face detection

The KDL-55W815 supports face detection, unlike 97% of televisions which do not support face detection.

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Only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels display resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is typical of many TVs.

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Age

Released over four years ago

This Sony television was released in May 2014.

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Running Costs

Low running costs

This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A++, and the average running cost of the KDL-55W815 is only £78 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is in the cheapest 17% of all 6,410 TVs.

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OLED / QLED Technology

does not feature OLED / QLED technology

HD Type

Full HD

Video Apps

supports a YouTube video app

Display Diagonal

larger than average display diagonal

Typical Contrast Ratio

typical contrast ratio

Local Dimming

local dimming

High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

Display Diagonal

larger than average display diagonal

Display Resolution

only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels display resolution

Motion Interpolation Frequency

faster than average motion interpolation frequency

Display Brightness

display brightness

Motion Interpolation Frequency

faster than average motion interpolation frequency

Display Diagonal

larger than average display diagonal

High Frequency Rate

high frequency rate

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony kdl55w815b

Barcodes:

04905524967920, 04905524967944, 04905524971361

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