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Sony KDL-55W805
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Sony KDL-55W805

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55" Passive Feb 2015
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
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15 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This television was given a "Recommended" award by Flatpanels.dk who thought that this large TV was good.

A Best Selling TV

The KDL-55W805 is a popular choice of television according to sales data from Amazon.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

We calculated the average ratings for all Sony TVs and also specifically for Sony large TVs and found that in both cases Sony had good ratings compared to other brands.

3D Compatible

The KDL-55W805 is 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-55W805 are not 3D compatible.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3D compatible televisions currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-55CS630, the Samsung UE55H6200, or the Philips 55PFT6550.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Sony KDL-55W805 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-55W805.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including because of it's better review score, the Philips 55HFL5010, the Sony KDL-55W756, or the Panasonic TX-55CS620.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The KDL-55W805 supports smart TV features. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also support smart TV features.

There are a number of alternative TVs which support smart TV features currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Philips 55HFL5010, the Sony KDL-55W756, or the Samsung UE58J5250.

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Five HDMI Ports

five HDMI ports

The Sony KDL-55W805 has more HDMI ports than most of the televisions that have been available for more than a year. Most of the televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-55W805 only have between one and four HDMI ports, however this Sony TV has five HDMI ports.

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Two SCART Ports

The Sony KDL-55W805 is a two SCART port TV.

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Six Equaliser Bands

The Sony KDL-55W805 has more equaliser bands than most of the large TVs that have been on the market for more than a year. This television is a six equaliser band TV compared to most of the large TVs that were released one year ago which only have five equaliser bands.

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Features One App

features one app

The Sony KDL-55W805 has a greater number of lifestyle apps than most similar spec televisions that have been on the market for more than a year. This Sony TV features a Skype app, which is the most frequently featured app featured on large TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-55W805.

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2 MHL Version

This TV supports a 2 MHL version, which is typical of many TVs of a similar age and type to it.

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Supports Four Audio Formats

The KDL-55W805 has a greater number of audio formats than most large TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by TVs of this age and type. The audio formats "3GPP", "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this Sony TV.

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Has Six Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the Sony KDL-55W805 is more than most large TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most frequently found smart mode found on large TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-55W805. The smart modes "Cinema", "Photo", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this Sony TV.

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Supports Five Analog Signal Format Systems

The KDL-55W805 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most large TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This TV supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by televisions of this spec and age. The analog signal format systems "NTSC 3.58", "NTSC 4.43", "PAL" and "SECAM" are also supported by this Sony television.

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Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many large TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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7 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

TV expert review website flatpanels.dk scored this TV 57 out of 100. Experts aren't convinced by this large TV.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KDL-55W805 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other televisions of this type and age also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The KDL-55W805 has a greater number of image formats than most similar spec TVs that have been on the market for more than a year. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by TVs of this age and spec. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this Sony TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-55W805, the KDL-55W805 does not feature OLED technology.

It is worth considering other TVs which also feature OLED technology including the LG 55EG910 which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports Eleven Video Formats

The number of video formats supported by the Sony KDL-55W805 is more than most large TVs that are a similar age to it. This television supports an AVI video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by TVs of this spec and age. The video formats "AVCHD", "M-JPEG", "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "WEBM", "WMV" and "XVID" are also supported by this TV.

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Only One Tuner

The KDL-55W805 is a one tuner television. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the KDL-55W805 have one tuner.

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Heavy

The lightest TV that came out around the same time as the KDL-55W805 is 5.2kg heavy, the heaviest is 36kg, and the average weight is 17kg. At 18.4 kilograms, the KDL-55W805 is quite heavy compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-55W805.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-55W805

Released Over a Year Ago

This TV has been on the market for over a year.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that are a comparable 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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Average Thickness

The KDL-55W805 has a relatively average thickness (64 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that came out around the same time as the KDL-55W805.

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Specification

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HD Type
3D Type
LED Backlighting
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Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
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Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
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Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
App
Operating System
Audio
Audio System
Equaliser Band
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
PC Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Audio in Port
MHL Version
Networking
Internet Browser
Management Features
Smart Mode
Control
On Screen Display Language
Performance
Optical Disc Drive
Integrated Card Reader
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Stored Teletext Page
File System
Design
Colour
Peak Luminance Ratio
Ergonomics
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mounting Interface
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
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Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
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Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
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Cable Included
Technical Details
Other Features
Sound Enhancement
HDD Recording
Headphone Connection
Placement Option
Volume Control
Auto 3D Depth Adjustment
Picture Processing Engine

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

(1)
12 October 2015

Flatpanels.dk

Sony's 2014-fladskærme er landet. Hvis du også var på udkig efter tv sidste år, så genkender du måske modellen "W8". Der er dog tale om et spritnyt tv, men Sony har valgt at holde fast i... Read more…

Wellcontrasted picture
Excellent colors
Efficient image processing and motion compensation
Good outofthebox accuracy for colour and greyscale
Excellent video processing
Very disappointing 3D
Input lag higher than usual for a Sony TV (only concerns gamers)
Narrow viewing angles
Some clouding and backlight uniformity issues, especially when watching in dim surroundings
Some DSE present

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 28 December 2015 by Megansmom
Megansmom would recommend the Samsung UN65JS9500 (Verified Purchase)

Color and graphic abilities are incredible! Add a sound bar for total reality movie experience...

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Electricity cost when switched on $98.24
Electricity cost when on standby $1.18
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Total running cost over 5 years $99.42
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Energy Rating
0.64T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.64 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 04548736002906, 04548736002920, 04905524915228, 04905524936216, 04905524936230, 04905524936278, 04905524936285, 04905524967838, 04905524967845, 04905524971347, 05054230863190, 05055760704588
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