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Sony has good average ratings for its large TVs as well as across its entire television range compared to other manufacturers.
The Sony FWD-55W800 is 3D compatible, as are most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.
We compared this television to all the other 3D compatible TVs and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE55D7000[plb_344784_price], and the LG 55LB670[plb_2232213_price] is also worth considering.
Has a WiFi Connection
Like most of the other large TVs that were launched around the same time as the FWD-55W800, the Sony FWD-55W800 has a WiFi connection.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including the LG 55LB561[plb_2233834_price], or the Sony KDL-60W605[plb_2296576_price] which has better reviews.
Three USB 2.0 Ports
The Sony FWD-55W800 is a three USB 2.0 port TV. Most of the other large TVs that were launched more than two years ago only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.
Four HDMI Ports
The FWD-55W800 is a four HDMI port TV. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age have between one and four HDMI ports.
Two Audio in Ports
The FWD-55W800 is a two audio in port TV. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as the FWD-55W800 have between one and three audio in ports.
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Supports Four Audio Formats
The number of audio formats supported by the FWD-55W800 is more than most similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by televisions of a comparable type and age to the FWD-55W800. The audio formats "3GPP", "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.
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Does Not Support Smart TV Features
The FWD-55W800 does not support smart TV features. Most of the other large TVs that came out more than two years ago do support smart TV features.
It is worth considering other TVs which also support smart TV features including the Samsung UE55D7000[plb_344784_price], or the Sony KDL-50W828[plb_2229287_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The FWD-55W800 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other large TVs that are a comparable age to the FWD-55W800 also do not have a built-in camera.
The Sony FWD-55W800 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs that have been available for more than two years. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by televisions that were launched more than two years ago. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this TV.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other televisions that have been on the market for more than two years, the FWD-55W800 does not feature OLED technology.
It is worth considering other televisions which also feature OLED technology including the 55EA9809[pl_2043038_price], the 55EA970[pl_2164589_price], or the 55EA880[pl_2403544_price] all from LG.
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Only Supports Eleven Video Formats
The FWD-55W800 has a greater number of video formats than most large TVs that are a comparable age to it. This television supports an AVI video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by large TVs that came out more than two years ago. The video formats "AVCHD", "M-JPEG", "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "WEBM", "WMV" and "XVID" are also supported by this Sony TV.
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Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable age and type to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Released Over Three Years Ago
This television has been on the market for over three years.
At 64 millimeters, the Sony FWD-55W800 has a pretty average thickness compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the FWD-55W800.
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LED Backlighting Type
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
1920 x 1080
Supported Video Modes
1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Screen Format Adjustments
16:9, 16:10, Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 768, 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.64 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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