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Sony KDL55W955B

£499.00
flatpanels.dk Top Recommendation
An economical to run 50" Full HD TV with adequate features but a price that represents poor value for money
50" Full HD Yes No Mar 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Sony KDL-55W955 Review

With low running costs but average features, we have ranked the Sony KDL-55W955 number 157 in 3D TVs, number 278 in 50 inch TVs and number 949 across all TVs.
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Average
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Average Features
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3 Years Old
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£85 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
53
Average

Why Has it Scored 53?

It has received a "Recommended" award from Flatpanels.dk. Samsung televisions have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available. View the latest TVs 2017.
It has an energy efficiency rating of A++, and its running costs of £85 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
This Sony TV has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
3D
Supports Wi-Fi
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED technology

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared the KDL-55W955 with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is good for playing games, ranking number 327 in TVs for gaming. It is also average for watching films, ranking number 496 in TVs for films as well being mediocre for watching sport, ranking number 692 in TVs for sport.
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Sony KDL-55W955 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

This TV received a "Recommended" award from review site Flatpanels.dk who concluded that this television was very good.

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its TVs

We checked 3,185 expert and user reviews (including 1,171 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has very good ratings compared to other brands. 90% of those that bought a Sony television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and is over 6 months old but at £499.00 it is cheaper than 62% of TVs.

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Features

Average Display Diagonal

The Sony KDL-55W955's display diagonal of 50" is fairly average compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 66% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Only Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on televisions. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-55W955 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that 98% of televisions also do not feature OLED technology.

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3D

The KDL-55W955 is 3D, which is unusual. 74% of TVs are not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The KDL-55W955's thickness of 64mm is pretty average compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 62% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The Sony KDL-55W955 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The KDL-55W955 has a pair of 3D glasses included, which is unusual. 85% of TVs do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The Sony KDL-55W955 has an ambient light sensor, which is unusual. 92% of televisions do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony KDL-55W955 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 98% of TVs do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Features Local Dimming

The KDL-55W955 features local dimming. 76% of TVs do not feature local dimming.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The KDL-55W955 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 91% of TVs which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports HDD Recording

The KDL-55W955 supports HDD recording, unlike 99% of TVs which do not support HDD recording.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-55W955 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The KDL-55W955 has an auto volume leveler, which is unusual. 83% of televisions do not have an auto volume leveler.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Sony KDL-55W955 supports Picture-In-Picture, unlike 95% of TVs which do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Has a Mounting Kit

The KDL-55W955 has a mounting kit, which is unusual. 91% of TVs do not have a mounting kit.

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3D Comb Filter

This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is the most frequently found comb filter on televisions.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of TVs is 2W, the highest is 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The KDL-55W955's RMS rated power of only 16W is fairly low compared to most other TVs. It is in the lowest 23% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The KDL-55W955 has a built-in subwoofer, unlike 90% of TVs which do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-55W955 supports 24p. 84% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-55W955 supports parental controls, which is unusual. 88% of TVs do not support parental controls.

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Supports Interactive TV

The KDL-55W955 supports interactive TV, unlike 93% of TVs which do not support interactive TV.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Sony TV was released in March 2014.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The energy efficiency rating of this Sony TV is A++. Based on passable usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the KDL-55W955 will cost £85 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers arcamaudiolabb kdl55w955b, arcamastell kdl55w955b, arcamaudio kdl55w955b, acoustic kdl55w955b, samsung kdl55w955, sony kdl55w955bbu
Barcodes 04905524959697, 04905524959703, 04905524959727, 04905524967777

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