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Sony KDL-55W800
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Sony KDL55W800C

55" Passive Nov 2013
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
Unique to Sony, X-Reality PRO image processing engine enables you to experience stunning picture quality regardless of its source. Various seamless connectivity options also allow you to share... More
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16 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this TV is 75% based on two expert reviews from sites including parentesis.com and cybershack.com.au.

Good Picture Quality

Some customers agreed that the product had good picture quality. Cybershack.com.au scored the Sony KDL-55W800 4 stars and mentioned in their Sony KDL-55W800 review “The Sony KDL 800B series is capable of pleasing shadow detail and decent color performance”.

One customer who reviewed this TV thought it was good for playing games on. Cybershack.com.au wrote “Very low lag means it's great for gamers”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of Sony KDL-55W800 reviewers considered that the product was good quality. Cybershack.com.au wrote in their Sony KDL-55W800 review “While it's capable of great picture quality, there's a few issues that could be deal breakers” and scored the product 80 out of 100. Cybershack.com.au also mentioned “Good picture quality after you've tweaked settings”.

Sony Has Good TV Reviews

Sony has good average reviews for its large TVs as well as across its entire TV range.

Good High Def TV

One Sony KDL-55W800 owner said in their reviews that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Cybershack.com.au gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote “Resolucin Full HD con tecnologa XReality PRO que satura los colores de las imgenes para resultados ms profundos y reales”.

Nice Design

One Sony KDL-55W800 owner who purchased the Sony KDL-55W800 said that it was a good design. Cybershack.com.au wrote “Great design”.

Good Sound Quality

One Sony KDL-55W800 reviewer who purchased the product concluded that it had good sound quality. Cybershack.com.au mentioned in October last year “Good builtin speakers” in their review.

3D Compatible

The KDL-55W800 is 3D compatible, as are most of the other TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the KDL-55W800.

We compared all the other 3D compatible TVs to this TV and we think the Samsung UE55D7000, and the Sony KDL-50W828 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other televisions of this age and spec, the KDL-55W800 supports smart TV features.

It may also be worth considering one of the other TVs which support smart TV features currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE55D7000.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The KDL-55W800 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the KDL-55W800.

We compared this television to all the other televisions with a WiFi connection and we think the 55LB870, and the 50LB650 both from LG which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The Sony KDL-55W800 is a three USB 2.0 port television. Most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-55W800 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This television supports an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly supported WiFi standard on large TVs that were released around the same time as it.

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3D Comb Filter

This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is the most commonly found comb filter on large TVs that are a similar age to it.

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Has Five Sound Modes

The number of sound modes found on the Sony KDL-55W800 is more than most TVs that were released more than two years ago. This TV has a Music sound mode, which is the most commonly found sound mode found on large TVs that have been available for a similar time to the KDL-55W800. The sound modes "Custom", "Movie", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this Sony TV.

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Supports Five Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the Sony KDL-55W800 is more than most televisions of a comparable age and spec to it. This Sony TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by large TVs that were released more than two years ago. The audio formats "3GPP", "LPCM", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.

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Has One Smart Mode

The number of smart modes found on the KDL-55W800 is more than most large TVs that were released around the same time as it. The most commonly found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this Sony TV. The smart modes Cinema,Game,Music,Photo are also found on this TV.

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8 Reasons Against

Difficult to Use

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was not easy to use the menus. Cybershack.com.au said “Somewhat difficult to navigate menus” in their Sony KDL-55W800 review however they gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

One person wrote that the Sony KDL-55W800 did not have a good interface. In October last year Cybershack.com.au wrote “Somewhat difficult to navigate smart interface” in their review nonetheless they still gave it a score of 4 stars.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was not easy to use. Last year Cybershack.com.au said “Remote somewhat difficult to use”.

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Poor 3D Picture Quality

One customer who reviewed it thought it did not have a good 3D picture quality. Cybershack.com.au wrote “Terrible 3D performance and I mean it really stinks” but in spite of that they still rated the product 80 out of 100.

Inferior Remote Control

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product did not have a good remote control.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-55W800 do not have a built-in camera. The KDL-55W800 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera including the Samsung UN55ES8000, the LG 55EA980, or the Panasonic TX-55ASW804.

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Only Supports Four Analog Signal Format Systems

The Sony KDL-55W800 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than two years. The most commonly supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this Sony television. The analog signal format systems NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL and SECAM are also supported by this television.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The KDL-55W800 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs of a comparable type and age to it. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by similar spec TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the KDL-55W800. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this Sony TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-55W800 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs that have been around for more than two years also do not feature OLED technology.

We compared all the other televisions which also feature OLED technology to this TV and we think the 55EA980, the 55EA9809, or the 55EA970 all from LG is also worth considering.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

With a motion interpolation frequency of only 100 hertz, the KDL-55W800 has a fairly slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs of this type and age. Across all the large TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-55W800 the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz.

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Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs that came out more than two years ago. 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 Three Years Ago

Sony released the KDL-55W800 over three years ago.

Average Thickness

At 64 millimeters, the KDL-55W800 has a relatively average thickness compared to most of the other televisions of this type and age.

If you are not worried about having a thicker thickness then you might also want to look at the Sony KDL-55W807 (64mm).

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Specification

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Screen Size
HD Type
3D Type
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Comb Filter
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
TV Band
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
App
Operating System
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Audio in Port
MHL Version
Networking
Internet Browser
WiFi Standard
Management Features
Smart Mode
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Hard Drive Capacity
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mounting Interface
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Voltage
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
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Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Cable Included
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

(2)
13 August 2015

At AUD$1,799, the Sony 50W800C is a compelling midrange TV option. While it's capable of great picture quality, there's a few issues that could be deal breakers. The biggest is the TV's viewing...

Android TV
Great design
Good picture quality after you've tweaked settings
Easytochange inputs
Good detail in dark scenes
Android TV has a few odd quirks
Subpar viewing angles
You'll need to tweak picture settings a bit for the best results
Remote somewhat difficult to use
Somewhat difficult to navigate smart interface
21 October 2015

¿Quieres entrar en el mundo del 4K pero no quieres hacer una inversión gigantesca? Esta telvisión Vizio es una excelente opción, tiene calidad de imagen superior a la estándar, buenas apps y...

Android TV
Great design
Good picture quality after you've tweaked settings
Easytochange inputs
Good detail in dark scenes
Android TV has a few odd quirks
Subpar viewing angles
You'll need to tweak picture settings a bit for the best results
Remote somewhat difficult to use
Somewhat difficult to navigate smart interface

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 21 April 2015 by Accuracy
Accuracy would recommend the Sony KDL-55W800B

Everything was great on the TV except the table stand that was supposed to double as mall mount bracket but did not work I had to buy the extra wall mount bracket...

Easy To Set Up
Great Picture Quality
Attractive Design
Clear Audio
Clear Picture

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Electricity cost when switched on $181.20
Electricity cost when on standby $1.41
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Total running cost over 5 years $182.61
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 31 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kdl55w800, sony w800, sony w800b, kdl55w800a, sony p230844, sony p230844p, sony kdl55w829, sony kdl55w800, sony kdl55w800c, sony kdl55w829b
Barcodes 00027242888005

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