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Sony KDL55W905

£389.99
55" Full HD Active Sep 2013
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date £126.51 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good owner reviews
Poor smart TV features
Does not have good technical guidance
8 Reviews
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Reviews

Good Owner Reviews

Based on 15 owner reviews this TV has an average owner rating of 85 out of 100. Over 87% of reviewers gave this TV either 4 or 5 stars.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Based on 1,413 user and expert reviews (including 33 verified purchases), Sony has good reviews for its TVs. Sony also has good reviews specifically within its large display diagonal televisions range compared to other manufacturers. 60% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Display

Good 3D Picture Quality

Two customers said in their reviews that the product had a good 3D picture quality. 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” and gave it a score of 7 stars. Baz wrote in their Sony KDL-55W905 review on Amazon “I have just bought the Sony KDL905 55 inch TV is perfect great 3D.”.

Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The Sony KDL-55W905 has a wide color enhancer. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this television also have a wide color enhancer.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The KDL-55W905 has a 2D-3D converter, as do most of the other TVs that have been around for more than two years.

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Good Picture Quality

Two customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had good picture quality. Dr. Paul Ell mentioned “Streamed services such as Netflix and Love Film also result in good picture quality especially if HD is available” in his review of this TV and rated this TV 8 stars.

One owner said in their reviews that it had good colour saturation.

One person who purchased it thought it was good for watching blu-ray discs. Four years ago Dr. Paul Ell wrote in his review of this TV on Amazon “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” and gave it a score of 7 stars.

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Not Good At Displaying High Definition TV

One customer who reviewed the Sony KDL-55W905 thought it was not good at displaying high definition TV. Amazon.co.uk mentioned “Device Manager recognizes it as a Radeon HD 6450” .

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on similar spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as 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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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer said that the product was quiet.

Good Sound Quality

Three customers said in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Amazon.co.uk mentioned three years ago “Isolated audio” in their review of this TV. Amazon.co.uk also said “Does just fine for HDMI movies and surround sound” in their review. Dr. Paul Ell mentioned “It's worth mentioning that the sound quality is far better than many flat panel TVs” in his review of the Sony KDL-55W905.

Has an Equalizer

The KDL-55W905 has an equalizer. Most of the other televisions of this type and age also have an equalizer.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The KDL-55W905 has an auto volume leveler, as do most of the other televisions of a similar age and spec to this television.

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Features

Good Features

Two owners who bought the Sony KDL-55W905 thought it had good features. Amazon.co.uk wrote in their review of this TV “Stable, good features”. Amazon.co.uk also wrote “Supermicro server-quality board, nice features and layout” in their review.

Supports Skype

supports Skype

The Sony KDL-55W905 supports Skype, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to this TV.

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Design

Well Designed

One customer who bought it thought it was well designed. Amazon.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-55W905 three years ago “Simple black and white board with no annoying bright colors and a very minimalist design”. One owner who bought it said that it was good looking. Amazon.co.uk wrote “Running two screens off of this and two off of my intel graphics doing dual GPU works pretty good” however they only scored the product 1 stars.

Good Quality

Five people reckoned that this TV was good quality. Amazon.co.uk mentioned in their review of this TV “Very impressed with the build quality and the motherboard”. Amazon.co.uk also said “Solid quality and perfect layout” in their review. Amazon.co.uk also said “Good video quality” in their review.

Well Made

Eight owners who purchased it considered that it was well made. Amazon.co.uk wrote “Solid 1U case, very good ventilation with the 4 fans” nonetheless they scored it 1 stars. Amazon.co.uk also mentioned “Solid overclocking, I was able to get my 5820k to 4.5 w 1.295” in their review. Amazon.co.uk also said “The card looks well built” in their review.

One owner said in their reviews that this TV was strong and durable. Lizard_lenny said in their review of this TV on Amazon.co.uk “Sturdy motherboard with plenty of ports” and scored it 7 stars.

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Not Easy to Use

Two owners who reviewed the Sony KDL-55W905 mentioned that it was not easy to use. Three years ago Amazon.co.uk said “I just want to use 1 monitoring program PLEASE EVGA almost there, need operating RINGCACHE voltages”. Amazon.co.uk also wrote “Only workaround I found was to use a p 2 keyboard” in their review.


Benefits

Great for Films

One person thought the product was great for watching Netflix.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The KDL-55W905 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other large display diagonal televisions that are a comparable age to this television also support Wi-Fi.

There are a number of other TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available which you might want to consider including the LG 55LB730 (£449.00) which has better reviews.

We compared this television to all the other TVs with a Wi-Fi and we think the LTDN55K220 (£399.00), or the LTDN55K390 (£416.99) both from Hisense is also worth considering.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony KDL-55W905 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other large display diagonal televisions that are a similar age to this TV.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Sony KDL-55W905 has an ethernet port. Most of the other televisions that have been around for a comparable time to this TV also have an ethernet port.

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Management Features

Has a Picture-and-Picture Function

The Sony KDL-55W905 has a picture-and-picture function. Most of the other large display diagonal televisions that have been around for around the same time as this television also have a picture-and-picture function.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The KDL-55W905 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other similar spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Performance

Features Parental Control

The KDL-55W905 features parental control. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV also feature parental control.

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Supports 24p Support

The Sony KDL-55W905 supports 24p support. Most of the other TVs that were launched more than two years ago also support 24p support.

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Features Local Dimming

The KDL-55W905 features local dimming, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to this TV.

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Smart TV

Has an Internet TV Function

The KDL-55W905 has an internet TV function. Most of the other large display diagonal televisions that were launched more than two years ago also have an internet TV function.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The Sony KDL-55W905 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.

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Poor Smart TV Features

One owner said in their reviews that the Sony KDL-55W905 did not have good apps. Reza Asadi said on Amazon “First the apps are limited”. One person reckoned that it was not good for watching on demand TV. Reza Asadi wrote “If you are buying for internet and apps such as Netflix, wrong choice” .


Price

Good Value for Money

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. Amazon.co.uk wrote in their review of the Sony KDL-55W905 three years ago “The integrated IPMI management works like a dream and is quick with no lag, very nice value add” yet they gave it a rating of 20 out of 100. Amazon.co.uk also said “Cheap, Doesn't run hot” in their review. Amazon.co.uk also said “Great little card and great price” in their review.


Support

Does Not Have Good Technical Guidance

Three customers agreed that this TV did not have good technical guidance. Amazon.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Sony KDL-55W905 “It is a manual process.”. Amazon.co.uk also wrote “Setup is very manual” in their review. Amazon.co.uk also said “There are no tools to help you, you have to create a DOS boot USB” in their review.


Energy

Running Costs Are OK

This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+. The KDL-55W905 has an average 5 year running cost of £127 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 285 TVs of this type and age.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung kdl55w905, sony kdl55w905abu
Barcodes 04905524914993, 04905524915006, 04905524915013

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