TV expert review website Chip.de scored this Sony television 96 out of 100. If all the similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago are ranked by average expert review score then this television is in the top 7%.
We checked 1,704 user and expert reviews for Sony televisions and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its large TVs.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this television is Full HD, which is typical of many large 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.
There are a number of alternative Full HD televisions currently available which you might want to consider including a cheaper television such as the Samsung UE55H6470 or you might consider a higher Rating television such as the UE55H6410, or the UE55H8000 both from Samsung.
If the display resolution of this Sony television is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the LG 55UB850 (4K Ultra HD) which is also cheaper.
The Sony KDL-60W855 is 3D compatible, as are most of the other TVs of this spec and age.
We compared this TV to all the other 3D compatible televisions and we think the LG 55UB850 which is cheaper; or the Samsung UE55H8000 which has a better Rating are also worth considering.
If you would prefer a TV that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Samsung UE55F6500.
The KDL-60W855 is Smart TV. Most of the other televisions of this age and type also are Smart TV.
We compared all the other Smart TVs to this TV and we think a cheaper TV such as the LG 55UB850 or you might consider a higher rated TV such as the Samsung UE55H8000 are also worth considering.
If you would prefer a TV that is Smart TV then you might also want to look at the Samsung UE55F6500.
Has a WiFi Connection
The KDL-60W855 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.
We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a WiFi connection and we think the LG 55UB850 which is cheaper; or the Samsung UE55H8000 which has a better Rating are also worth considering.
Alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection that you might want to look at include the Samsung UE55F6500.
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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as it.
Four HDMI Ports
Most televisions of a comparable type and age to the KDL-60W855 have between one and four HDMI ports, including the Sony KDL-60W855 which has four HDMI ports.
Two Audio in Ports
Most similar spec televisions that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and three audio in ports, including the Sony KDL-60W855 which has two audio in ports.
Supports One Image Format
The KDL-60W855 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs of this type and age. The most frequently supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this TV. The image formats JPG|MPO|RAW are also supported by this Sony TV.
1080p Video Mode
This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on TVs that are a similar age to it.
Supports One Video Format
The number of video formats supported by the KDL-60W855 is more than most TVs of a similar type and age to it. The most commonly supported video format is MPEG1, but this video format is not supported by this television. The video formats 3GP|ASF|AVC|AVI|H.264|M-JPEG|MKV|MOV|MP4|MPEG1|MPEG2|MPEG4|RV|VP8|WEBM|XVID are also supported by this TV.
MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.
AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.
Supports One Analog Signal Format System
The number of analog signal format systems supported by the KDL-60W855 is more than most televisions that were released more than two years ago. The most frequently supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this TV. The analog signal format systems NTSC|NTSC 3.58|NTSC 4.43|PAL|SECAM are also supported by this television.
Has One Smart Mode
The number of smart modes found on the KDL-60W855 is more than most TVs of this age and spec. The most commonly found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this television. The smart modes Cinema|Game|Photo|Sports are also found on this Sony television.
Has One Sound Mode
The number of sound modes found on the KDL-60W855 is more than most large TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most commonly found sound mode is Music, but this sound mode is not found on this Sony TV. The sound modes Music|Standard are also found on this TV.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the KDL-60W855, the KDL-60W855 does not have a built-in camera.
We compared all the other TVs which also have a built-in camera to this TV and we think the LG 55EA980 is also worth considering.
Only Supports One Audio Format
The KDL-60W855 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs of a similar age and spec to it. The most frequently supported audio format is MP3, but this audio format is not supported by this TV. The audio formats 3GPP|AAC|ASF|HE-AAC|LPCM|MP1|MP2|MP3|MP4|WAV|WMA are also supported by this television.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The Sony KDL-60W855 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also do not feature OLED technology.
We compared all the other TVs which also feature OLED technology to this TV and we think the 55EA970, or the 55EA980 both from LG which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
Only Two 3D Glasses Included
The Sony KDL-60W855 is a two 3D glasses included TV. Most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and seven 3D glasses included.
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Only 1000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The best dynamic contrast ratio of the Sony KDL-60W855 is 1000000:1. That's 90% less dynamic contrast ratio than the most common dynamic contrast ratio of Mega Contrast.
This television's dynamic contrast ratio (1000000:1) is in fact the worst dynamic contrast ratio amongst all similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-60W855.
Amongst comparable types of television the best dynamic contrast ratio is Brilliant Contrast.
Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption
At 160 kilowatt hours, the KDL-60W855 has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other TVs of this age and type. Across all the TVs of a comparable age and type to the KDL-60W855 the annual energy consumptions range from 60kWh to 460kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 140kWh.
The KDL-60W855 has a fairly thick thickness (93 millimeters) compared to most of the other large TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-60W855. Comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-60W855 have thicknesses of between 3.5mm and 100mm.
TVs with a thicker thickness that might also be worth considering include the Sony KDL-50W656 (77mm) which is also higher rated.
Across all the comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years the weights range from 7.9kg to 50kg, and the average weight is 21kg. With a weight of 33.7 kilograms, the KDL-60W855 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the KDL-60W855.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.84 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 22 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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