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Sony KDL-55W815

55" Full HD Active May 2014
A++
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date £100.79 Electricity cost over 5 years
Running costs are low
Sony televisions have good reviews
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Energy

Running Costs Are Low

This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A++. The KDL-55W815 is in the cheapest 12% of all 307 TVs of a comparable spec and age that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KDL-55W815 is £101.


Reviews

Sony Televisions Have Good Reviews

Based on 2,235 user and expert reviews (including 21 verified purchases), Sony has good reviews for its TVs. Sony also has good reviews specifically for its large display diagonal TVs compared to other brands. 60% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was May 2014 when Sony released the KDL-55W815.


Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many large display diagonal TVs that have been around for a similar time 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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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-55W815 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that were launched more than two years ago also do not feature OLED technology.

Other TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might want to consider include the Samsung KE55S9, or the LG 55EC930 (£1,334.99).

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55 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inch TV.

TVs with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the NEC MultiSync E585 (£1,480.90) (58").

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The KDL-55W815 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other televisions of this spec and age also support Wi-Fi.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs which support Wi-Fi and we think because of its better review score, the Samsung UE65H8090 is also worth considering.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The KDL-55W815 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other similar spec televisions that have been around for more than two years also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-55W815 supports Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this television also support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The KDL-55W815 has an ethernet port. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also have an ethernet port.

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Performance

Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KDL-55W815 has an ambient light sensor, as do most of the other televisions of this age and type.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-55W815 supports parental controls, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV.

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Supports Face Detection

The Sony KDL-55W815 supports face detection, as do most of the other televisions that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports 24p

The Sony KDL-55W815 supports 24p. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago also support 24p.

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Has a Game Mode

The Sony KDL-55W815 has a game mode. Most of the other similar spec TVs that came out more than two years ago also have a game mode.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The Sony KDL-55W815 has a common interface (CI) slot, as do most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KDL-55W815 supports Picture-In-Picture, as do most of the other televisions of this age and spec.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The Sony KDL-55W815 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other televisions that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Smart TV

Supports Screen Mirroring

The KDL-55W815 supports screen mirroring. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that came out more than two years ago also support screen mirroring.

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Supports Internet TV

The KDL-55W815 supports internet TV, as do most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The KDL-55W815 supports Smart TV. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV also support Smart TV.

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Packaging Content

Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The KDL-55W815 has a pair of 3D glasses included. Most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to this television also have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The KDL-55W815 has a desktop stand included, as do most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The KDL-55W815 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that came out more than two years ago also have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Weight & Dimensions

Quite Thick

The thinnest depth of TVs of this age and spec is 2.9mm and the thickest is 100mm. With a depth of 65 millimeters, the Sony KDL-55W815 has one of the thicker depths amongst TVs of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 65mm thick televisions currently available including the Sony KDL-55W829 (£699.99), or the TechniSat TechniPlus ISIO 55 which both of have better reviews.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl55w815b
Barcodes 04905524967920, 04905524967944, 04905524971361

Sony KDL-55W815 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony KDL-55W815 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 1,043,377 product attributes, 88,300 TV reviews and 3,666,500 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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