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Sony KDL75W855CBU

£1,799.00
£1,499.97 £299.03 cheaper than 12 days ago
A 2 year old 75" Full HD television with good features and one of the largest display diagonals around
75" Full HD Yes No Feb 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Sony KDL-75W855 Review

With good features, we have ranked the Sony KDL-75W855 number 78 in 3D TVs and number 376 across all TVs.
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2 Years Old
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£265 Over 5 Years
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Why Has it Scored 64?

It has great user reviews with an average user rating of 88%. 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 TVs 2017.
Whilst this Sony TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+, its running costs of £265 over 5 years are in the most expensive 8% of all 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
Customers report superior product quality, that it is a good size and good picture quality. However they also report a poor stand.
The KDL-75W855 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly large display diagonal
3D
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 excellent for playing games, ranking number 81 in TVs for gaming. However good for watching sport, ranking number 294 in TVs for sport as well being mediocre for watching films, ranking number 601 in TVs for films.
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Sony KDL-75W855 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Difficult_guy mentioned in October this year “I just fall in love with excellent picture quality, lots of contents to watch as you can download lot of apps like kodi, netflix, plex etc” in their review of the Sony KDL-75W855 and gave it an excellent rating. This month Feeeee wrote “The picture quality is superb and as other reviewers have mentioned, we can't imagine how 4K could produce a noticeable enough improvement to justify the massive price difference” in their Sony KDL-75W855 review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. In October last year Joy H. mentioned “The sound quality is surprisingly good for a flat panel, to be fair I have mine linked to the recommended Sony accessory wireless subwoofer which requires no separate controls” in her review and gave the Sony KDL-75W855 a score of 5 stars.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Some Sony KDL-75W855 reviewers thought it was thin. Feeeee said on Amazon a few weeks ago “The bezel is very thin so almost the full size of it is screen (if you know what I mean” in their Sony KDL-75W855 review. Last year Joy H. she wrote “I have mine wall mounted with a sonus LL22 slim line bracket which while not cheap is of great quality” in her Sony KDL-75W855 review. S Adam mentioned on Amazon “Also, because of it's amazingly thin frame, looks smaller on the stand it sits on” in their review of the Sony KDL-75W855 and scored it 5 stars.

One customer considered that the product was compact.

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Users Report Superior Picture Quality

A number of Sony KDL-75W855 reviewers who reviewed the Sony KDL-75W855 thought it had good picture quality. Little Mo said on Amazon “Incredible picture quality” in their review of this TV. Little Mo also mentioned “The picture quality is excellent even though I've not adjusted the settings since taking it out of the box”. This year Oldschool mentioned “I will admit that like other purchasers of this TV I too am truly amazed at the Superb picture quality whilst watching a select certain Type of Media”.

One customer who purchased it wrote that it was good for watching movies. Little Mo mentioned on Amazon “The sound quality is good, although for movies I play it through my sony surround sound which also seems to be enhanced somehow (maybe I'm imagining it?” and gave the product a very good review score.

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Customers Report Good Smart TV Features

A few Sony KDL-75W855 owners mentioned in their reviews that this TV was good for watching on demand TV. This month Feeeee mentioned “The remote has an actual Netflix button on it which takes you straight there” in their review and scored it 5 stars.

Two people who bought the product thought it had good apps. Feeeee said on Amazon in October “The software makes navigating very easy and there are loads of apps such as YouTube, Amazon Prime” in their review of the Sony KDL-75W855 and rated it as excellent.

One Sony KDL-75W855 owner who bought it concluded that it had great smart functions. Last year Philip L. said on Amazon “The SMART functions whilst interesting are a little overwhelming” and scored the Sony KDL-75W855 80 out of 100.

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Customers Report Nice Design

A number of customers reckoned that it was good looking. In October last year Lee R. said in his review of this TV “Stunning looking TV, excellent connectivity options, beautiful picture”. Matthew Wailes mentioned on Amazon in the same month “Even the sound is pretty good for a flat screen, only drawback is you don't get any 3d glasses in the box” in his review of this TV. N. Grace mentioned in their Sony KDL-75W855 review “The older style TDGBR250 Sony active 3D glasses won't work with this”.

Some customers who purchased it reckoned that it had a thick frame. S Adam wrote in their review of the Sony KDL-75W855 on Amazon “The TV has a very thin bezel”.

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Users Report That it is Easy to Use

A few customers who purchased it thought it was easy to use. Joy H. scored it very highly and she wrote “I find the new software interface both more intuitive and easier to use than the 55 inch 2014 model I bought for another room” in her review of this TV.

One Sony KDL-75W855 owner who bought the product concluded that it had a good experience. Last year Joy H. rated the product 5 stars and she mentioned on Amazon “Having just one remote for everything really makes viewing an effortless and enjoyable experience”.

One Sony KDL-75W855 reviewer who bought it thought it was easy to setup. D. A. Moore wrote on Amazon “The TV was relatively straightforward to set-up and operate”.

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Customers Report Good Audio Quality

Five Sony KDL-75W855 owners thought it had good sound quality. Chris Farnath said “Any gripes? The speaker sound could be better.” in his review. This month Feeeee wrote “The combination of the incredible picture and rich, clear sound makes viewing a truly immersive experience” and rated the product 5 stars.

Users Report That it is Robust

Three people reckoned that it was well made. Joy H. gave the Sony KDL-75W855 a rating of 5 stars and she wrote “Amazon prime TV is built in as is Netflx” in her review. Matthew Wailes mentioned in his Sony KDL-75W855 review on Amazon “What can I say other than incredible picture is flawless build quality is excellent”.

One customer concluded that it was strong and durable. In October last year Little Mo scored it 5 stars and wrote “The stand is just a tiny piece of rounded metal (don't be put off by that though because it's actually very sturdy”.

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Users Report Good Quality High Def TV

Several Sony KDL-75W855 owners thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. A few weeks ago Difficult_guy mentioned “I will highly recommend this product who is willing to buy HD tv set”. Oldschool wrote on Amazon this year “The fact is this TV absolutely Loves HD Blu Ray movies” in their review. Oldschool also mentioned “If all you watch is the HD channels and BLU Ray movies”.

Customers Report Superior 3D Picture Quality

Four Sony KDL-75W855 owners who bought the Sony KDL-75W855 considered that it had a good 3D picture quality. In October this year Difficult_guy mentioned “I replaced with my Sharp 60" 3d TV”. N. Grace said on Amazon “Excellent TV, just make sure you get the correct 3D glasses”. Last year S Adam rated the Sony KDL-75W855 5 stars and said in their review on Amazon “Who looks at that in the first week? Note that even though this is a 3D TV, no glasses are provided”.

Users Report Excellent Connectivity

A few Sony KDL-75W855 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity. One person said in their reviews that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Feeeee mentioned in their review “It has plenty of HDMI slots for any components you wish to connect”.

One customer who reviewed the Sony KDL-75W855 mentioned that it was good in terms of USB connections. D. A. Moore mentioned on Amazon last year “I was particularly interested in the USB sockets on the TV as I like to watch a lot of stuff that I have downloaded” in their Sony KDL-75W855 review nonetheless they gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.

One Sony KDL-75W855 owner said in their reviews that the Sony KDL-75W855 had network functionality. Chris Farnath mentioned on Amazon last year “Make sure you connect the network first otherwise you'll waste a bit of time when it takes you through the auto set up” in his Sony KDL-75W855 review and scored the product very highly.

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Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Some Sony KDL-75W855 owners who bought it considered that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer wrote this year “Very good TV for the price, with a very good definition” in their review. David M. mentioned on Amazon “Great price on amazon price day” in his review of the Sony KDL-75W855. J. Colman said in their review of the Sony KDL-75W855 on Amazon “Great tv for the price”.

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was a bargain for the price. Difficult_guy wrote in their review “Negatives, * SD channels doesnt look nice, * Tv stand does look cheap * No USB 3 * Cheap looking plastic remote * Setting could be very difficult for new user * 3D glasses”.

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Users Report Helpful Technical Guidance

Two customers thought the Sony KDL-75W855 had good technical guidance. Keith said on Amazon “The youview has definitely made the sony tv's better> the guide is now a lot easier to navigate” in his Sony KDL-75W855 review. S Adam wrote on Amazon “Screws; spacers for wall-mounting; quick start guide; a manual plus legal malarkey.I think” in their review of this TV.

Sony TVs Have Very Good Reviews

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

Customers Report Great Technical Features

One person thought it had good features. In October last year Catfreak mentioned on Amazon “It will probably take me the rest of my life to appreciate the wealth of features (and yes we do use it as a monitor for a Windows 8 media PC).” and gave the product a very good review.

Users Report it Being Good for Wall Mounting

One Sony KDL-75W855 owner reckoned that it was good for wall mounting. S Adam mentioned on Amazon last year “Ideal if you're wall mounting”.

Users Report a Good Remote Control

One customer who reviewed it thought it had a good remote control. This year Difficult_guy said in their review of the Sony KDL-75W855 “It work like a one Flick remote and it is super remote”.

Users Report an Inferior Stand

One Sony KDL-75W855 owner considered that the product did not have a good stand.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old, and at £1,499.97 it is more expensive than 83% of TVs.

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Features

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The Sony KDL-75W855's display diagonal of 75" is very large compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 3% of all televisions when ordered by this feature. Across all the TVs the display diagonals range from 2" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".

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Only Full HD

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

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-75W855 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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3D

The Sony KDL-75W855 is 3D, which is unusual. 74% of TVs are not 3D.

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Quite Thick

The thicknesses of TVs range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm. The thickness of the KDL-75W855 of 79mm is in the thickest 16% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KDL-75W855 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of TVs.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The Sony KDL-75W855 supports screen mirroring, which is unusual. 87% of televisions do not support screen mirroring.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

TVs have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz. The Sony KDL-75W855's motion interpolation frequency of 800Hz is quite fast compared to most other televisions. It is in the fastest 21% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-75W855 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The Sony KDL-75W855 supports Picture-In-Picture, which is unusual. 95% of TVs do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-75W855 supports 24p. 84% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Has a Mounting Kit

The Sony KDL-75W855 has a mounting kit, which is unusual. 91% of TVs do not have a mounting kit.

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Supports HDD Recording

The KDL-75W855 supports HDD recording. 99% of TVs do not support HDD recording.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-75W855 supports parental controls. 88% of TVs do not support parental controls.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This television has been on the market since February 2015.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

Whilst the energy efficiency classification of this television is A+, the KDL-75W855 is one of the less economic to run televisions that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on satisfactory usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KDL-75W855 is £265.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sonybravia kdl75w855c, sony kdl75w855cbaep, home kdl75w855cbu, sony kdl75w855cbu, sony xr800hz, sony w855c
Barcodes 00635131626135, 04548736002593, 04548736002609

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