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Sony KDL55W955B

£580.00
£399.99 £180.01 cheaper than 63 days ago
50" Full HD Passive Mar 2014
A++
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date £84.76 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Full HD
Supports Wi-Fi
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Reviews

One Industry Award

The writer at websites Flatpanels.dk decided that concluded that they would endorse this TV and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Good Brand

We checked 2,235 expert and owner reviews (including 459 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically within its medium display diagonal TVs range. 89% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Average Running Costs

This TV is rated A++ for energy efficiency. The KDL-55W955 has an average running cost of £85 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 661 TVs of a similar type and age.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was March 2014 when Sony released the KDL-55W955.


Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium display diagonal TVs that were released 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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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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3D Comb Filter

This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is typical of many televisions of a similar spec and age to it.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

With a motion interpolation frequency of 600 hertz, the KDL-55W955 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this TV. Medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this television have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 1,800Hz.

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50 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 50 inches television.

There are a number of other 50" televisions currently available that you might want to look at including the Samsung UE50F6400 (£349.99), the Sony KDL-50W805 (£499), or the LG 50LB580 (£449) which all of have better reviews.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The KDL-55W955 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also support Wi-Fi.

There are a number of other televisions which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might want to consider including because of their better review scores, the KDL-43W809 (£399), or the KDL-50W807 (£399) both from Sony or the Samsung UE46F8000 (£399.99).

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The KDL-55W955 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this television also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Supports Wi-Fi

The KDL-55W955 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for around the same time as this television also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-55W955 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other similar spec televisions that have been available for a comparable time to this television.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The KDL-55W955 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Other Features

Supports HDD Recording

The KDL-55W955 supports HDD recording, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Performance

Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KDL-55W955 has an ambient light sensor, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-55W955 supports parental controls, as do most of the other TVs that have been around for a similar time to this television.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-55W955 supports 24p, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to this television.

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Features Local Dimming

The KDL-55W955 features local dimming, unlike most of the other TVs of this age and spec which do not feature local dimming.

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Has a Game Mode

The KDL-55W955 has a game mode, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for a similar time to this TV.

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Packaging Content

Has a Mounting Kit

The KDL-55W955 has a mounting kit. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were launched more than two years ago also have a mounting kit.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The Sony KDL-55W955 has a pair of 3D glasses included, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The KDL-55W955 has a desktop stand included, as do most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to this TV.

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Smart TV

Supports Interactive TV

The KDL-55W955 supports interactive TV. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out more than two years ago also support interactive TV.

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Supports Internet TV

The KDL-55W955 supports internet TV, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Supports Smart TV

The KDL-55W955 supports Smart TV, as do most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to this television.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The KDL-55W955 supports Picture-In-Picture. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also support Picture-In-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The KDL-55W955 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec 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-55W955 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The KDL-55W955 has a built-in subwoofer. Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this television do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The KDL-55W955 has an auto volume leveler. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been around for a similar time to this TV also have an auto volume leveler.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 16 Watts, the Sony KDL-55W955 has one of the lower RMS rated powers amongst medium display diagonal TVs of this age. The average RMS rated power of medium display diagonal TVs that were released around the same time as this TV is 21W, and the RMS rated powers range from 4W to 1,000W.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Depth

At 64 millimeters, the KDL-55W955 has a fairly standard depth compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 64mm thick TVs currently available including because of their better review scores, the KDL-50W805 (£499), or the KDL-42W705 (£349.99) both from Sony.

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Product Identifiers

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

Sony KDL-55W955 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony KDL-55W955 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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