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Sony KDL-55W905
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Sony KDL-55W905

55" Active Sep 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date
More colours than ever before A picture as real as life itself: So realistic you might just forget you're watching TV. Stunning images are produced using our most advanced X-Reality PRO picture... More
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17 Reasons For

Good User Reviews

The average user rating of this TV is 87 out of 100 based on 16 user reviews.

Reasonably Priced

Several Sony KDL-55W905 reviewers who bought the Sony KDL-55W905 said that it was a bargain for the price. George rated it as excellent and he wrote on Amazon three years ago “This TV is the best on the market, if you want a bargain its cheaper in Curry's then here, Argos”.

Good Picture Quality

One person thought it was good for watching blu-ray discs. Dr. Paul Ell said on Amazon four years ago “As you'd expect standard definition images are a little fuzzy on the large screen while, again, as expected, HD and blu-ray images are outstanding”.

One customer who reviewed it thought it had good picture quality.

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Good Product Quality

Some people who reviewed the Sony KDL-55W905 thought it was good quality. Dr. Paul Ell wrote “Love Film also result in good picture quality especially if HD is available” in his review. Dr. Paul Ell also wrote “It's worth mentioning that the sound quality is far better than many flat panel TVs”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Several customers reckoned that the product had a good 3D picture quality. Baz mentioned on Amazon three years ago “I have just bought the Sony KDL905 55 inch TV is perfect great 3D.”. Dr. Paul Ell said “This model uses active shutter 3D technology even though Sony has gone for passive 3D on some models in this year's TV range” in his review of the Sony KDL-55W905 and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Good Connectivity

One customer said in their reviews that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. One customer who reviewed this TV thought it was able to connect to the internet. Reza Asadi mentioned “If you are buying for internet and apps such as Netflix, wrong choice”.


Several people who bought this TV considered that it was well made. Dr. Paul Ell rated the product as very good and he said in his review of this TV “Sony have built in longer (but visible from behind”. Dr. Paul Ell also mentioned “Other ways of connecting the TV to external content are also built in”.

Sony Has Good Television Reviews

We checked 1,318 expert and owner reviews for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good reviews. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically for its large TVs.


Good Sound Quality

One customer who bought the product wrote that it had good sound quality.

Supports Smart TV

The KDL-55W905 supports smart TV, as do most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to the KDL-55W905.

It may also be worth considering one of the other TVs which support smart TV currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE55D7000[plb_344784_price], or the Panasonic TX-50AS500[plb_2256527_price].

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The KDL-55W905 has a wi-Fi, as do most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Four HDMI Ports Quantitys

four HDMI ports quantitys

The KDL-55W905 is a four HDMI ports quantity TV.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

three USB 2.0 ports quantitys

The Sony KDL-55W905 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity television.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

At 800 hertz, the KDL-55W905 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other large TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-55W905. The average motion interpolation frequency of similar spec televisions that were released more than two years ago is 460Hz, and the motion interpolation frequencys range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This TV supports a 1080i|1080p|480i|480p|576i|576p|720p supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on TVs that came out around the same time as it.

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Supports Four Audio Formats Supporteds

The Sony KDL-55W905 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs that are a similar age to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by TVs of this spec and age. The audio formats supporteds "3GPP", "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this Sony TV.

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Has Five Smart Modess

The number of smart modes found on the Sony KDL-55W905 is more than most TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This television has a Game smart modes, which is the most commonly found smart modes found on televisions of this age and type. The smart modess "Cinema", "Natural", "Photo" and "Sports" are also found on this Sony television.

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5 Reasons Against

Poor Smart TV Features

One Sony KDL-55W905 owner who reviewed the Sony KDL-55W905 thought it was not good for watching on demand TV. One customer said in their reviews that it did not have good apps. Reza Asadi wrote “First the apps are limited”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most similar spec televisions that were launched around the same time as the KDL-55W905 do not have a built-in camera. The KDL-55W905 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other TVs which also have a built-in camera to this TV and we think the UN55ES8000[pl_403312_price], or the UE55F8000[pl_1274638_price] both from Samsung which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The KDL-55W905 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs of a comparable type and age to it. This Sony TV supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by large TVs that have been around for more than two years. The image formats supported "MPO" is also supported by this TV.

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Only Supports Four Analog Signal Format Systems

The KDL-55W905 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most comparable spec televisions that have been around for a similar time to it. The most commonly supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this TV. The analog signal format systems NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL and SECAM are also supported by this television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-55W905 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out more than two years ago also do not feature OLED technology.

It is worth also looking at alternative televisions which also feature OLED technology including the Samsung KE55S9[plb_2047037_price], or the LG 55EC930[plb_2442859_price].

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-55W905

Running Costs Are Average

The energy efficiency classification of this TV is A+, and based on average energy prices we estimate that the KDL-55W905 will cost £127 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 321 televisions of a similar type and age.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of this age and type. 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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Released Over Three Years Ago

This large TV has been on the market for over three years.

Average Depth

With a depth of 61 millimeters, the KDL-55W905 has a fairly typical depth compared to most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago.

If you would consider a TV with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the NEC MultiSync E554[plb_1571785_price] (63.5mm).

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Expert Reviews

17 May 2013

In for review today is the Sony KDL-55W905A, a 55-inch model within the company's range-topping W9 series which is the successor to 2012?s multi-award-winning HX8 series. The television is... Read more…

21 July 2014

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Superb image and audio quality, good quantities of online video streaming, striking design
Great design
Easy to use
Stunning 3D performance
Largely convincing and more vibrant colour palette
A little 3D crosstalk, limited viewing angle
Poor viewing angle
Detail lost in dark scenes
Blues occasionally overblown
Sound is on the thin side

User Reviews

Reviewed 21 February 2014 by Lizard_lenny
(Verified Purchase)

Works great for my high end gaming PC. I have had no troubles at all. Sturdy motherboard with plenty of ports. This was a great purchase. I would recommend this motherboard to anyone looking to... Read more…

First Supermicro purchase and I'm extremely pleased with what I see. Solid 1U case, very good ventilation with the 4 fans and runs very quietly at the lowest setting (optimal) which leaves them runnin
The 4 SATA slots fit very nicely and everything is well laid out. I even popped in a Pentium 620 as this server will just be doing firewall duty running Server 2008 2 and Threat management gateway 2
Very impressed with the build quality and the motherboard. The integrated IPMI management works like a dream and is quick with no lag, very nice value add
I bought 2 servers for low power consumption in the Datacenter 1 amp). Unfortunately, both servers have issues
Helpful support
Only thing it didn't come with the the rack mount square nuts with clips, had to get some of those, hardly counts
Intel 82574L driver has issues with MSI-X interrupts, dropping connections (google it to find problem description and resolution). Had to recompile and install the Intel driver under Linux. Still, it'
The PCIe 3 expansion slot is not working properly in both servers I have. The first server would not initialize a Myricom 10 GB card in this slot from time to time on boot. The second server's expans
Both issues are major drawbacks as they really prohibit using it in production environment where reliability is required. I wasted days trying to find a fix for these problems and unfortunately not ha
Shipped with outdated BIOS without the riser support (apparently this slipped through their QA)
Reviewed 10 December 2014 by Martin

Poor, very poor. My TV lasted 9 months before the screen stopped working. The repair centre couldn't get a replacement screen from sony and as a result sony agreed to send a replacement TV. Guess... Read more…

Reviewed 31 May 2014 by Baz "baz"

I have just bought the Sony KDL905 55 inch TV is perfect great 3D. but I found my older HDMI cables the CHEAP ones that are not shielded were Leaking I think the term is which means their signal... Read more…

Reviewed 30 May 2014 by Baz

I have just bought the Sony KDL905 55 inch TV is perfect great 3D. but I found my older HDMI cables the CHEAP ones that are not shielded were Leaking I think the term is which means their signal... Read more…

Reviewed 3 February 2014 by George | 2 Comments

This TV is the best on the market, if you want a bargain its cheaper in Curry's then here, Argos and John Lewis.

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Electricity cost when switched on £124.99
Electricity cost when on standby £1.52
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.63 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kdl55w905, kdl55w905a, kdl55w905ab, kdl55w905abi, sony kdl55w905, sony kdl55w905a, sony kdl55w905ab, sony kdl55w905abu
Barcodes 04905524914993, 04905524915006, 04905524915013

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