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Sony KDL-55W828

55" Full HD Active May 2014
A++
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date £100.79 Electricity cost over 5 years
Low running costs
Sony has good reviews for its TVs
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Energy

Low Running Costs

This television is rated A++ for energy efficiency, and the KDL-55W828 is in the cheapest 13% of all 307 televisions of this spec and age that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the KDL-55W828 will cost £101 over 5 years to run.


Reviews

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

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


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This TV was released in May 2014.


Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of this age and spec. 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

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this TV, the KDL-55W828 does not feature OLED technology.

Other televisions 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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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The KDL-55W828 has a 2D-3D converter. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been available for more than two years also have a 2D-3D converter.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The average motion interpolation frequency of large display diagonal TVs that were launched more than two years ago is 520Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of 800 hertz, the KDL-55W828 has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencies amongst large display diagonal TVs of this age.

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55 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inch TV.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the NEC MultiSync E585 (£1,480.90) (58").

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The KDL-55W828 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that came out more than two years ago also support Wi-Fi.

Other televisions which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might want to look at include the Samsung UE65H8090 which has better reviews.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony KDL-55W828 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this TV.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-55W828 supports Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been around for more than two years also support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The KDL-55W828 has an ethernet port. Most of the other televisions that have been available for a comparable time to this TV also have an ethernet port.

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Performance

Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KDL-55W828 has an ambient light sensor. Most of the other TVs that were released around the same time as this television also have an ambient light sensor.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-55W828 supports parental controls. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this television also support parental controls.

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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The Sony KDL-55W828 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR). Most of the other televisions of this spec and age also support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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Supports 24p

The KDL-55W828 supports 24p. Most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this TV also support 24p.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KDL-55W828 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that came out around the same time as this television.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KDL-55W828 supports Picture-In-Picture. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV also support Picture-In-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The Sony KDL-55W828 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The KDL-55W828 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for a similar time to this television.

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Packaging Content

Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The KDL-55W828 has a pair of 3D glasses included. Most of the other televisions that have been available for around the same time as this television also have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The Sony KDL-55W828 has a desktop stand included, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that were released around the same time as this TV.

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Smart TV

Supports Internet TV

The KDL-55W828 supports internet TV. Most of the other televisions of this spec and age also support internet TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The KDL-55W828 supports Smart TV. Most of the other televisions of this age and spec also support Smart TV.

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Weight & Dimensions

Fairly Thick

With a depth of 65 millimeters, the Sony KDL-55W828 has a fairly thick depth compared to most of the other televisions that are a comparable age to this television. The thinnest depth of TVs of this age and type is 2.9mm and the thickest is 100mm.

Other 65mm thick TVs currently available that you might want to look at include because of their better review scores, the Sony KDL-55W829 (£699.99), or the TechniSat TechniPlus ISIO 55.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl55w828bbi, kdl55w828bbae2
Barcodes 04905524967869, 04905524967876, 04905524971354

Sony KDL-55W828 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony KDL-55W828 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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