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Sony KDL-55W829
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Sony KDL-55W829

55" Active May 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
Enjoy an immersive, life-like 3D viewing experience. Watch 3D movies on Blu-ray Disc, 3D TV broadcasts and web videos with finely detailed 3D images all with a more natural depth of field that's... More
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23 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

Expert review site digitalmediaandit.com scored this Sony TV 80%.

Easy to Use

Several Sony KDL-55W829 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Sony KDL-55W829 was easy to handle. Digitalmediaandit.com gave this TV a score of 80 out of 100 and said “Fabulous motion handling” in their review. Digitalmediaandit.com also mentioned “Top class Full HD image quality with exceptional motion handling make this a screen a great allrounder, new OneFlick search”.

One customer considered that it was easy to use. Digitalmediaandit.com said “Remote is responsive and easy to use” in their review of the Sony KDL-55W829. One customer thought it had a good interface. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote “Smart interface is slick and intuitive” in their review of this TV.

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Good Product Quality

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that the Sony KDL-55W829 was good quality. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote in their Sony KDL-55W829 review “Sensational 2D picture quality”. Digitalmediaandit.com also wrote “Superb image quality”. Digitalmediaandit.com also wrote “Sony's smart TV system is still lacklustre, while audio quality is average”.

Nice Design

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that the Sony KDL-55W829 was a good design. Digitalmediaandit.com rated the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Sleek design” in their review of the Sony KDL-55W829. Digitalmediaandit.com also wrote “Its design is attractive”.

One Sony KDL-55W829 owner wrote that this TV was smooth.

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Good High Def TV

A number of people reckoned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert website Digitalmediaandit.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “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.

Good Sound Quality

A few Sony KDL-55W829 reviewers reckoned that it had good sound quality.

Good Picture Quality

Three Sony KDL-55W829 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product had good picture quality. One customer who purchased this TV reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned “Colours generally correct” and scored this TV 80 out of 100.

Good Brand

Sony is one of the superior television brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Sony also has good ratings for its large TVs.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Several Sony KDL-55W829 owners who reviewed the Sony KDL-55W829 thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Expert website Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned in their review “Whilst this Sony offers 3D, delivers reasonable sound” . Digitalmediaandit.com also wrote “It also offers several other things such as reasonable sound, 3-D and Smart capabilities”. Digitalmediaandit.com also wrote “3D weergave is niet full HD”.

Good Connectivity

One Sony KDL-55W829 owner who bought this TV wrote that it was good in terms of connectivity.

Good Technical Features

One Sony KDL-55W829 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features. Digitalmediaandit.com scored the product 4 stars and wrote in their review of this TV in November last year “Good connectivity and features”.

Good Standard Def TV

One Sony KDL-55W829 owner who reviewed the Sony KDL-55W829 considered that it was good at displaying standard definition TV. Digitalmediaandit.com said last year “Pictures are sharp across SD and HD” in their review of this TV and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Good Remote Control

One Sony KDL-55W829 owner who reviewed it mentioned that it had a good remote control.

Good Smart TV Features

One person who purchased it wrote that it was good for watching TV catchup services. Digitalmediaandit.com said “Sony still lacks a full complement of catchup TV services” in their review.

3D Compatible

Like most of the other large TVs that have been around for a similar time to the KDL-55W829, the KDL-55W829 is 3D compatible.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3D compatible televisions currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE55ES8090[plb_1525147_price].

If you want a television that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the TX-50A400[pl_2357451_price], or the TX-50AS650[pl_2232473_price] both from Panasonic.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The KDL-55W829 supports smart TV features. Most of the other televisions 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 look at including the LG 55LB730[plb_2233832_price] which has better reviews; or the LG 50LB580[plb_2229346_price] which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in alternative televisions which also support smart TV features including the Panasonic TX-50AS650[plb_2232473_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Sony KDL-55W829 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the KDL-55W829 also have a WiFi connection.

Alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available which you might also want to look at include the LG 50LB580[plb_2229346_price] which is cheaper; or the Samsung UE55ES8090[plb_1525147_price] which has better reviews.

Alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection that you might also want to look at include the Panasonic TX-50AS650[plb_2232473_price].

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Two SCART Ports

Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-55W829 only have one SCART port, however the KDL-55W829 has two SCART ports.

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Two Audio in Ports

Most similar spec TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the KDL-55W829 have between one and three audio in ports, including the KDL-55W829 which has two audio in ports.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The KDL-55W829 has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencies (800 hertz) amongst large TVs of this age. The motion interpolation frequencies of TVs of a comparable type and age to the KDL-55W829 range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 460Hz.

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Supports Three Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the KDL-55W829 is more than most televisions of this spec and age. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by TVs that have been available for more than two years. The audio formats "LPCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.

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Has Six Smart Modes

The KDL-55W829 has a greater number of smart modes than most televisions of this age and spec. This television has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on TVs of a similar type and age to the KDL-55W829. The smart modes "Cinema", "Photo", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.

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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

Comparable spec TVs that were released more than two years ago have annual energy consumptions of between 60kWh and 320kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 120kWh. The KDL-55W829 has one of the lower annual energy consumptions (only 85 kilowatt hours) amongst large TVs of this age.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-55W829, the Sony KDL-55W829 does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The KDL-55W829 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs that have been available for more than two years. This Sony television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by TVs of this age and type. 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 TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-55W829, the KDL-55W829 does not feature OLED technology.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

At only 10 Watts, the Sony KDL-55W829 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the KDL-55W829. The lowest RMS rated power of TVs of a similar age and spec to the KDL-55W829 is 7W, the highest is 100W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Only Supports Nine Video Formats

The number of video formats supported by the Sony KDL-55W829 is more than most TVs of this age and type. The most frequently supported video format is AVI, but this video format is not supported by this TV. The video formats AVC, AVCHD, MKV, MOV, MPEG1, MPEG2, WEBM, WMV and XVID are also supported by this television.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-55W829

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this Sony TV was released.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on large TVs 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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Average Thickness

The KDL-55W829 has a relatively average thickness (65 millimeters) compared to most of the other large TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-55W829.

TVs with a thicker thickness that might also be worth looking at include the Sony KDL-50W829[plb_2289136_price] (64mm).

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Specification

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HD Type
3D Type
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Motion Interpolation Technology
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Graphics Resolution
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TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
App
Audio
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Loudspeaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Audio in Port
Networking
Management Features
Smart Mode
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
File System
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
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3D Glasses Included
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

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SThis TV does one thing extremely well, that is it delivers 2-D HD picture quality of the highest order. It also offers several other things such as reasonable sound, 3-D and Smart capabilities...

Sensational 2D picture quality
Good Smart TV system overall
Good value for so much picture quality
Remarkably clear and detailed picture
Natural colour balance
3D looks a little soft and crosstalky
No ITV Player or 4OD on Smart platform
Limited viewing angle
Whites could be a touch brighter and punchier
Hint of 3D image instability

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Electricity cost when switched on $75.37
Electricity cost when on standby $2.35
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Total running cost over 5 years $77.72
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 04905524967890, 04905524967906, 04905524967913, 05055760704618
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