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Sony KDL55W829BBU

£699.99
55" Full HD Active May 2014
A++
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date £100.79 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good expert reviews
Running costs are low
Good 3D picture quality
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Energy

Running Costs Are Low

The energy efficiency classification of this television is A++, and the KDL-55W829 has an average 5 year running cost of £101 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is in the cheapest 12% of all 307 televisions of a comparable age and spec.


Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

This Sony TV received a score of 80% from TV expert review site digitalmediaandit.com.

Sony Televisions Have Good Reviews

We checked 2,235 user and expert reviews (including 21 verified purchases) for Sony televisions and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good reviews 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.


Price

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Tempting Price Point

Two owners who purchased the product agreed that it was good value for money. Website Digitalmediaandit.com wrote “Good value for so much picture quality” in their review of this TV. They also said “Tempting price point” in their review.


Audio

Decent Sound

Three people thought the Sony KDL-55W829 had good sound quality. Two years ago website Digitalmediaandit.com said in their review of this TV “Decent sound”. They also mentioned “It also offers several other things such as reasonable sound, 3-D and Smart capabilities” in their review, and also said “Whilst this Sony offers 3D, delivers reasonable sound and has SMART functionality, these are merely the TV's second string jobs”.

Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of TVs of this spec and age is 7W, the highest is 100W, and the average RMS rated power is 22W. With an RMS rated power of only 10 Watts, the KDL-55W829 has one of the lower RMS rated powers amongst large display diagonal TVs of this age.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was May 2014 when this TV was released.


Display

Good 3D Picture Quality

Two owners who bought this TV agreed that it had a good 3D picture quality.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many large display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for a comparable 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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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this television have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 520Hz. At 800 hertz, the Sony KDL-55W829 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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55 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inch TV.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 55" televisions currently available including cheaper TVs such as the Samsung UE55F6100 (£569).

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Deep Black Levels

Three people who reviewed the product mentioned that it had good picture quality. Two customers wrote that it had a good contrast ratio. Website Digitalmediaandit.com scored it 80 out of 100 and said “Excellent black levels” in their review of this TV.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The Sony KDL-55W829 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been available for more than two years also support Wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative televisions which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might want to look at including the LG 55LF652 (£623.42) which is cheaper.

There are a number of other televisions which also support Wi-Fi that you might want to consider including the 55PFS6609 (£699.99), or the 55PFS6409 (£706.89) both from Philips.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The KDL-55W829 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this TV.

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Supports Bluetooth

The Sony KDL-55W829 supports Bluetooth, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this TV.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-55W829 supports Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other similar spec televisions that have been available for a comparable time to this TV also support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The KDL-55W829 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this TV.

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Performance

Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KDL-55W829 has an ambient light sensor. Most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to this TV also have an ambient light sensor.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-55W829 supports parental controls. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been around for around the same time as this television also support parental controls.

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Supports Face Detection

The KDL-55W829 supports face detection, as do most of the other TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-55W829 supports 24p. Most of the other televisions of this age and spec also support 24p.

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Has a Game Mode

The KDL-55W829 has a game mode, as do most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this TV.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a PC in (D-Sub) Port

The KDL-55W829 has a PC in (D-Sub) port. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been around for around the same time as this television do not have a PC in (D-Sub) port.

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Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The KDL-55W829 has a common interface (CI) slot. Most of the other TVs that came out more than two years ago also have a common interface (CI) slot.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Sony KDL-55W829 supports Picture-In-Picture, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to this TV.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The Sony KDL-55W829 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The KDL-55W829 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.

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Packaging Content

Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The KDL-55W829 has a pair of 3D glasses included, as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The Sony KDL-55W829 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that came out around the same time as this TV also have a desktop stand included.

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Smart TV

Supports Smart TV

The KDL-55W829 supports Smart TV, as do most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV.

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Weight & Dimensions

Quite Thick

The average depth of TVs of a similar spec and age to this TV is 55mm, and the depths range from 2.9mm to 100mm. With a depth of 65 millimeters, the KDL-55W829 has a quite thick depth compared to most of the other large display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Design

Superb Image Quality

Three people reckoned that this TV was good quality. Website Digitalmediaandit.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote “Superb image quality”. They also said “Vivacious picture quality” in their review.

Remote is Responsive and Easy to Use

Two people who bought the product agreed that it was easy to use. Website Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned “Remote is responsive and easy to use” in their Sony KDL-55W829 review. They also wrote “Smart interface is slick and intuitive” in their review.

Two customers who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to handle. Website Digitalmediaandit.com said “Fabulous motion handling” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers summer kdl55w829bbu, sony kdl55w829bbu
Barcodes 04905524967890, 04905524967906, 04905524967913, 05055760704618

Sony KDL-55W829 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony KDL-55W829 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 1,041,409 product attributes, 85,840 TV reviews and 3,937,500 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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