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55" Passive Feb 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date
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24 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The reviewer at Flatpanels.dk wrote that concluded that they would endorse this television and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Good Expert Reviews

This TV received a rating of 80% from expert review website digitalmediaandit.com.

Easy to Use

Three Sony KDL-55W955 owners said in their reviews that the product was easy to handle. Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned in their Sony KDL-55W955 review “Fabulous motion handling”. Digitalmediaandit.com also wrote “Top class Full HD image quality with exceptional motion handling make this a screen a great allrounder, new OneFlick search”.

One Sony KDL-55W955 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product had a good interface. Digitalmediaandit.com rated it 4 stars and said in their review of the Sony KDL-55W955 “Smart interface is slick and intuitive”. One Sony KDL-55W955 owner who purchased it thought it was easy to use. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote in their review of this TV “Remote is responsive and easy to use”.

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Very Low Running Costs

The energy efficiency rating of this television is A++, and the average 5 year running cost of the KDL-55W955 is only £85 based on average energy prices, which makes it one of the cheapest to run TVs of this age and type.

Good Product Quality

Several Sony KDL-55W955 owners considered that it was good quality. Digitalmediaandit.com said “Sensational 2D picture quality” in their review of this TV. Digitalmediaandit.com also wrote “Superb image quality”. Digitalmediaandit.com also mentioned “Sony's smart TV system is still lacklustre, while audio quality is average”.

Nice Design

Three Sony KDL-55W955 owners who purchased the product concluded that it was a good design. Digitalmediaandit.com gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said “Sleek design”. Digitalmediaandit.com also mentioned “Its design is attractive”.

One customer who purchased it thought it was smooth.

Good High Def TV

A few customers who purchased this TV agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert website Digitalmediaandit.com gave this TV a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote two years ago “Where it really earns it's corn is in serving up deliciously refined 2D HD pictures that are among the best big screen images” in their review of the Sony KDL-55W955.

Good Sound Quality

Four Sony KDL-55W955 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product had good sound quality.

Good Picture Quality

Some customers who bought it wrote that it had good picture quality. One person concluded that this TV had good colour saturation. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote “Colours generally correct”.

Reasonably Priced

Some people who purchased it agreed that it was good value for money. Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned “Good value for so much picture quality” and scored the Sony KDL-55W955 80 out of 100. Digitalmediaandit.com also mentioned “Tempting price point”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Several people wrote in their reviews that this TV had a good 3D picture quality. Expert website Digitalmediaandit.com scored it 4 stars and wrote “Whilst this Sony offers 3D, delivers reasonable sound” in their review of the Sony KDL-55W955. Digitalmediaandit.com also mentioned “It also offers several other things such as reasonable sound, 3-D and Smart capabilities”. Digitalmediaandit.com also said “3D weergave is niet full HD”.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

We checked 1,318 expert and owner reviews 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 large TVs range.

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Good Connectivity

One Sony KDL-55W955 owner wrote that it was good in terms of connectivity.

Good Technical Features

One Sony KDL-55W955 reviewer said in their reviews that this TV had good features. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote “Good connectivity and features”.

Good Standard Def TV

One person who bought the product concluded that it was good at displaying standard definition TV. Two years ago Digitalmediaandit.com said in their review “Pictures are sharp across SD and HD” and scored this TV 4 stars.

Good Remote Control

One Sony KDL-55W955 reviewer who reviewed the product mentioned that it had a good remote control.

Good Smart TV Features

One Sony KDL-55W955 reviewer wrote that this TV was good for watching TV catchup services. Two years ago Digitalmediaandit.com said “Sony still lacks a full complement of catchup TV services”.

Supports Smart TV

Like most of the other TVs that have been around for more than two years, the KDL-55W955 supports smart TV.

We compared this television to all the other televisions which support smart TV and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-55AS640[plb_2232475_price], the Toshiba 55L7453[plb_2198511_price], and the Samsung UE55H6400[plb_2232457_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

Like most of the other televisions of this age and spec, the KDL-55W955 has a wi-Fi.

There are a number of other televisions with a wi-Fi currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba 55L7453[plb_2198511_price], the Panasonic TX-55AS640[plb_2232475_price], or the Samsung UE55H6400[plb_2232457_price].

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Two Audio (L,R) Ins

Most TVs of this age and type have between one and three audio (L,R) ins, including the Sony KDL-55W955 which has two audio (L,R) ins.

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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 similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to it.

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Supports Three Audio Formats Supporteds

The number of audio formats supported by the KDL-55W955 is more than most large TVs that were released more than two years ago. This television supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by TVs of this age and type. The audio formats supporteds "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.

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Light

The lightest large TV that was launched more than two years ago is 1.8kg heavy, the heaviest is 63kg, and the average weight is 20kg. At only 13.6 kilograms, the KDL-55W955 is fairly light compared to most of the other large TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-55W955.

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Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption

The lowest annual energy consumption of comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-55W955 is 60kWh and the highest is 320kWh. At only 71 kilowatt hours, the Sony KDL-55W955 has a fairly low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-55W955.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Sony KDL-55W955 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the KDL-55W955 also do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in alternative televisions which also have a built-in camera including the Panasonic TX-55AS740[plb_2232469_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The Sony KDL-55W955 has a greater number of image formats than most large TVs that have been available for more than two years. This television supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by large TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-55W955. The image formats supporteds "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs of this age and spec, the KDL-55W955 does not feature OLED technology.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of TVs of this age and type is 7.5W, the highest is 100W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. At only 16 Watts, the KDL-55W955 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-55W955.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most televisions that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-55W955 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Sony KDL-55W955 which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-55W955

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to 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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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Sony released the KDL-55W955.

Average Depth

With a depth of 64 millimeters, the KDL-55W955 has a pretty average depth compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 64mm thick televisions currently available including the KDL-55W807[pl_1543809_price], or the KDL-50W805[pl_2141401_price] both from Sony which has better reviews.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
3D Type
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Comb Filter
24p Support
Motion Interpolation Technology
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Analog Signal Format System
Number of Tuners
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Lifestyle Apps
Interactive TV
Audio
Audio System
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Auto Volume Leveler
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
PC Audio in
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
CardBus PCMCIA Slots Quantity
Audio (L,R) in
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Networking
Wi-Fi
WLAN-Ready
Wi-Fi Standards
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Browsing
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Picture-and-Picture
Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Auto Power Off
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Hotel Mode
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Parental Control
Game Mode
24p Support
Local Dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
Panorama
Teletext
Deep Colour Support
Design
Colour of Product
Heavy Metals Free
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Power Consumption (max)
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Quantity
Mounting Kit
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Other Features
HDD Recording
Placement Supported

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

12 October 2015

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Sharp, colour rich images
Superior audio performance
Distinctive wedge design
Wedge design is unusual and attractive
Colour handling and detail levels are excellent
Lack of deep blacks
Unreliable multimedia playback
Incomplete catchup roster
Poor native black level response
Cheaper Sony sets' pictures are better

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £133.00
Electricity cost when on standby £1.52
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Total running cost over 5 years £134.52
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Energy Rating
0.67T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.67 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 04905524959697, 04905524959703, 04905524959727, 04905524967777

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