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Sony KDL-55W829

55" Full HD Active May 2014
A++
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date $78.88 Electricity cost over 5 years
Expert reviews are good
3D performance is poor
Limited catchup services

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Good

This TV received an expert rating of 80% from digitalmediaandit.com.

Good Brand

We checked 1,413 expert and owner reviews (including 33 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good ratings. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically within its large display diagonal televisions range. 60% of those that bought a Sony television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Good Remote Control

One person who purchased it considered that it had a good remote control.

Good Connectivity and Features

One owner said in their reviews that the Sony KDL-55W829 had good features. Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned two years ago “Good connectivity and features” .


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One person who purchased this TV said that it was good in terms of connectivity.

Supports Smart TV Features

The KDL-55W829 supports smart TV features. Most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to this TV also support smart TV features.

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Limited Catchup Services

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that this TV was not good for watching on demand TV. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote two years ago “Sony still lacks a full complement of catchup TV services” . Digitalmediaandit.com also said “No ITV Player or 4OD on Smart platform” in their review. Digitalmediaandit.com also wrote “Limited catchup services” in their review.

Two people who purchased the product thought it was not good for social networking. Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned two years ago “The user interface is a little sluggish to navigate, new onscreen Social View Twitter app is somewhat antisocial” in their review of the Sony KDL-55W829. Digitalmediaandit.com also wrote “Social View Twitter gimmick” in their review.

One owner who bought it considered that it did not have good apps. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote “Gering aanbod van Apps” in their review of this TV.

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Audio

Good Sound Quality

Three customers wrote that the product had good sound quality. Digitalmediaandit.com rated the Sony KDL-55W829 7 stars and wrote “It also offers several other things such as reasonable sound, 3-D and Smart capabilities”. Digitalmediaandit.com also said “Whilst this Sony offers 3D, delivers reasonable sound and has SMART functionality, these are merely the TV's second string jobs” in their review.

Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated powers of TVs of this age and type range from 7W to 100W. With an RMS rated power of only 10 Watts, the KDL-55W829 has one of the lower RMS rated powers amongst large display diagonal televisions of this age.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The KDL-55W829 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs that were launched more than two years ago also support Wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available including the LG 55LB730[plb_2233832_price] which has better reviews; or the Hisense LTDN55K390[plb_3890626_price] which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in other televisions which also support Wi-Fi including the Panasonic TX-55CS520[plb_2828019_price].

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The KDL-55W829 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other large display diagonal televisions that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV.

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Has a Bluetooth

The Sony KDL-55W829 has a Bluetooth, as do most of the other large display diagonal televisions that are a similar age to this television.

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Has a Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-55W829 has a Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released more than two years ago also have a Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Sony KDL-55W829 has an ethernet port. Most of the other large display diagonal televisions that have been around for more than two years also have an ethernet port.

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Display

Pictures Are Sharp Across SD and HD

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that this TV was good at displaying high definition TV. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote “Pictures are sharp across SD and HD” in their review of this TV. Digitalmediaandit.com also said “Uitstekende, als niet beste, gaming HDTV display” in their review. Digitalmediaandit.com also 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.

Superb Image Quality

Five customers who reviewed this TV considered that it had good picture quality. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote in their review of this TV “Sensational 2D picture quality” .

Three people who reviewed this TV agreed that it had a good contrast ratio. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote in their Sony KDL-55W829 review “Excellent black levels” but they only gave it a rating of 18.8 out of 100. Digitalmediaandit.com also mentioned “Sony's KD 50 829 has very good black levels by LED standards, impressive levels of contrast and good screen uniformity” in their review.

One person said in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote “Colours generally correct” in their review of this TV although they only gave this TV a rating of 18.8 out of 100.

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3D Performance is Poor

Six customers who purchased it thought it did not have a good 3D picture quality. Digitalmediaandit.com said in their review of the Sony KDL-55W829 “Active Shutter 3D crosstalk”. Digitalmediaandit.com also mentioned “3D weergave is niet full HD” in their review. Digitalmediaandit.com also mentioned “3D looks a little soft and crosstalky” in their review.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many large display diagonal televisions that have been on the market for a similar time 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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Performance

Features Parental Control

The KDL-55W829 features parental control, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Features Face Detection

The KDL-55W829 features face detection, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The KDL-55W829 has an ambient light sensor. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV also have an ambient light sensor.

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Supports 24p Support

The KDL-55W829 supports 24p support. Most of the other large display diagonal televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as this television also support 24p support.

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Has a Game Mode

The KDL-55W829 has a game mode, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for more than two years.

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Management Features

Has a Picture-and-Picture Function

The KDL-55W829 has a picture-and-picture function, as do most of the other large display diagonal televisions that were released more than two years ago.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The KDL-55W829 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other large display diagonal televisions that came out around the same time as this TV also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a PC in (D-Sub)

The KDL-55W829 has a PC in (D-Sub). Most of the other large display diagonal televisions that have been around for a similar time to this television do not have a PC in (D-Sub).

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Has a Common Interface (CI)

The Sony KDL-55W829 has a common interface (CI), unlike most of the other TVs of this type and age which do not have a common interface (CI).

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Packaging Content

Features 3D Glasses Included

The Sony KDL-55W829 features 3D glasses included. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this TV also feature 3D glasses included.

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Design

Sleek Design

Four customers who purchased the Sony KDL-55W829 thought it was well designed. Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned “Its design is attractive” in their review of the Sony KDL-55W829 nonetheless they only scored it 1 stars. Digitalmediaandit.com also said “Design en uiterlijk” in their review. Digitalmediaandit.com also mentioned “Sleek design” in their review.

One person who bought it said that it was smooth.

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Superb Image Quality

Five owners wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Digitalmediaandit.com wrote “Superb image quality” in their review of this TV although they only rated it 1 stars. Digitalmediaandit.com also mentioned “Vivacious picture quality” in their review. Digitalmediaandit.com also wrote “Top class Full HD image quality with exceptional motion handling make this a screen a great allrounder, new OneFlick search” in their review.

Superb Motion Handling

Three people who bought this TV agreed that it was easy to handle. Two years ago Digitalmediaandit.com wrote “Fabulous motion handling” nonetheless they gave it a rating of 1 stars.

Two owners who reviewed it thought it was easy to use. Digitalmediaandit.com said in their review of the Sony KDL-55W829 “Smart interface is slick and intuitive”. Digitalmediaandit.com also mentioned “Remote is responsive and easy to use” in their review.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Sony television was released in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl55w829bbu
Barcodes 04905524967890, 04905524967906, 04905524967913, 05055760704618
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