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Sony KDL55W955B

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Sony KDL-55W955
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A good spec and award winning 55" Full HD TV, with low running costs but representing only average value for money
55" Full HD No 92mm Mar 2014 A+
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Sony KDL-55W955 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Sony KDL-55W955 number 120 in 3D TVs, number 176 in 55 inch TVs and number 986 across all TVs.
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Reviews
4 Reviews + 1 Award
63
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
68
Age
3 Years Old
75
Running Costs
£100 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 76?

It has average expert reviews and below average user reviews with an average overall rating of 68%. This TV has received a "Recommended" award from Flatpanels.dk. Hisense TVs have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available. View the latest TVs 2018.
This Sony TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and its running costs of £100 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,330 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
Customers report product quality.
The KDL-55W955 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Larger than average display diagonal
3D
You don't even need to point the remote at the TV screen. with NFC embedded you can even share photos wirelessly from your smartphone on the TV screen at a single touch..wireless subwoofer (optional accessory): add impact to movies with rich, powerful bass. no cables or special setup are needed
The wireless subwoofer is automatically tuned for the best settings with new BRAVIA models (compatible with all models except the R series). the compact, stylishly crafted cabinet fits discreetly in any room.
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED/QLED technology

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is good for playing games, ranking number 381 in TVs for gaming. It is also good for watching films, ranking number 668 in TVs for film as well being good for watching sport, ranking number 653 in TVs for sport.
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Watching Films
Good
63
Watching Sport
Good
69
Playing Games
Good

Sony KDL-55W955 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

One Industry Award

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

Average Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including digitalmediaandit.com and CNET.co.uk the average expert rating of this TV is 70 out of 100.

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Very Good Brand

Based on 3,329 user and expert reviews (including 1,818 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its TVs. 95% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Great Product Quality

Two customers who purchased the Sony KDL-55W955 considered that it was good quality.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

Whilst the product is cheaper than 52% of TVs, it has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old, and at £499.00 it does not look like great value for money overall.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

This TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and the KDL-55W955 is typical compared to the other 4,330 TVs that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the KDL-55W955 will cost £100 over 5 years to run.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Sony TV has been on the market since March 2014.

Features

Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Sony KDL-55W955 of 55" is larger than average when compared to most other TVs. It is larger than 82% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. Across all the televisions the display diagonals range from 13" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".

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Only Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

The Sony KDL-55W955 does not feature OLED/QLED technology. 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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3D

The KDL-55W955 is 3D. 75% of TVs are not 3D.

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Very Thick

The thickness of the KDL-55W955 of 92mm is thicker than 95% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. Across all the TVs the thicknesses range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KDL-55W955 supports Wi-Fi, as do 61% of TVs.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

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

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Features Local Dimming

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

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KDL-55W955 supports parental controls, which is unusual. 87% of TVs do not support parental controls.

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3D Comb Filter

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

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Supports HDD Recording

The Sony KDL-55W955 supports HDD recording. 98% of televisions do not support HDD recording.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

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

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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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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The KDL-55W955 has a pair of 3D glasses included. 86% of televisions do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The KDL-55W955 has an auto volume leveler. 83% of TVs do not have an auto volume leveler.

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Supports Interactive TV

The Sony KDL-55W955 supports interactive TV, unlike 94% of televisions which do not support interactive TV.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-55W955 supports 24p, which is unusual. 85% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Sony KDL-55W955 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 73% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The KDL-55W955 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 92% of TVs which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

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

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

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

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Faster Than Average Motion Interpolation Frequency

The Sony KDL-55W955's motion interpolation frequency of 400Hz is faster than 67% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. The slowest motion interpolation frequency of TVs is 50Hz, the fastest is 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 450Hz.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

arcamaudiolabb kdl55w955b, arcamastell kdl55w955b, arcamaudio kdl55w955b, acoustic kdl55w955b, samsung kdl55w955, sony kdl55w955bbu, kdl55w955bbaep, kdl55w955bbi, kdl50w829b

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04905524959697, 04905524959703, 04905524959727, 04905524967777

Sony KDL55W955B

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