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74

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Sony KDL65W855CBU

£1,998.50
A good value for money and critically acclaimed 65" Full HD TV, good for playing games on
65" Full HD No No Feb 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Sony KDL-65W855 Review

With excellent reviews and representing very good value for money, we have ranked the Sony KDL-65W855 number 96 across all TVs.
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3 Reviews
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Average Features
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2 Years Old
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£186 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
74
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has fantastic expert reviews and excellent user reviews with an average overall rating of 95%. Samsung televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer TVs with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest televisions 2017.
Whilst this Sony TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+, its running costs of £186 over 5 years are in the most expensive 19% of all 4,021 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
The KDL-65W855 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly large display diagonal
Supports Wi-Fi
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED technology

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is very good for playing games on, ranking number 155 in TVs for gaming. However good for watching sport on, ranking number 531 in TVs for sport as well being average for watching films on, ranking number 425 in TVs for films.
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Sony KDL-65W855 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

This Sony TV received an expert rating of 96 out of 100 from Chip.de. Experts think this TV is one of the very best TVs.

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Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its TVs

We checked 3,179 expert and owner reviews (including 1,166 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

Very Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £1,998.50 it is more expensive than 68% of TVs.

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Features

Only Full HD

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

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the KDL-65W855 of 65" is fairly large compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 11% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of TVs is 2", the largest is 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-65W855 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

The KDL-65W855 is not 3D. 74% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The thickness of the Sony KDL-65W855 of 64mm is relatively typical compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 61% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KDL-65W855 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of TVs.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Sony KDL-65W855 supports Picture-In-Picture. 95% of TVs do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The KDL-65W855 has a wide color enhancer, unlike 93% of televisions which do not have a wide color enhancer.

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Supports HDD Recording

The KDL-65W855 supports HDD recording, unlike 99% of TVs which do not support HDD recording.

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Has a Child Lock

The KDL-65W855 has a child lock, unlike 90% of televisions which do not have a child lock.

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Features Local Dimming

The KDL-65W855 features local dimming. 76% of TVs do not feature local dimming.

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Energy Star Certified

The KDL-65W855 is Energy Star certified, unlike 84% of TVs which are not Energy Star certified.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The KDL-65W855 has a built-in subwoofer, which is unusual. 90% of TVs do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The KDL-65W855 has a pair of 3D glasses included, unlike 85% of TVs which do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The KDL-65W855 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 91% of televisions which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-65W855 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Quite Low Subwoofer RMS Power

The Sony KDL-65W855's subwoofer RMS power of only 10W is in the lowest 24% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. Across all the TVs the subwoofer RMS powers range from 1W to 70W, and the average subwoofer RMS power is 18W.

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Supports Face Detection

The Sony KDL-65W855 supports face detection, which is unusual. 98% of TVs do not support face detection.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-65W855 supports parental controls, which is unusual. 88% of TVs do not support parental controls.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony KDL-65W855 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 98% of TVs do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The Sony KDL-65W855's motion interpolation frequency of 800Hz is fairly fast compared to most other TVs. It is in the fastest 25% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. The average motion interpolation frequency of all TVs is 440Hz, with the slowest being 50Hz and the fastest being 3,000Hz.

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Supports 24p

The Sony KDL-65W855 supports 24p. 84% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Has a Mounting Kit

The Sony KDL-65W855 has a mounting kit, which is unusual. 91% of TVs do not have a mounting kit.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KDL-65W855 has an ambient light sensor, which is unusual. 92% of TVs do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Supports Bluetooth

The KDL-65W855 supports Bluetooth, which is unusual. 81% of TVs do not support Bluetooth.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This TV has been on the market since February 2015.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

Whilst this television has an energy efficiency classification of A+, based on passable energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the KDL-65W855 is £186, which is in the most expensive 19% of all 4,021 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers manufacturer kdl65w855cbu, sonybravia kdl65w855cbu, sony 4548736002500, sony kdl65w855cbu, sony kdl65w855abu, sony fwl65w855c, sony p239791p, kdl65w855c0, sony w855c
Barcodes 00635131626401, 04548736002500, 04548736002524, 04905524949117, 04905524949124, 04905524949131, 05013493232662

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