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Sony KDL-55W800B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 131 reviews of Sony KDL-55W800B. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Opinions about the color and usability are on the whole positive. The price and design also get good comments. Many are critical about the durability. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KDL-55W800B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony KDL-55W800B

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 user reviews of Sony KDL-55W800B from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the color and sound. The design and price are also appreciated.

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96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony KDL55W800B 55-Inch 1080p 120Hz 3D Smart LED TVSony KDL55W800B 55-Inch 1080p 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Sony KDL-W800B series review: Gaming-friendly TV gives good picture and value

 

Back in the days of the CRT, Sony had a fairly unassailable position as the reference when it came to picture quality: everyone aspired to owning a Trinitron. Sadly, the company's reputation has dulled in recent years with the transition to LCD, and...

The Sony KDL-W800B series is capable of pleasing shadow detail and decent color performance; one of the better black-level performances from a frame-dimming TV as well as a lack of black uniformity issues; very low lag means it's great for gamers; a...

Terrible 3D performance -- and I mean it really stinks. Local dimming TVs such as the cheaper Vizio E and M series can beat the Sony for blacks And it's on the pricey side.

The Sony KDL-W800B series is a classy television with excellent color and shadow detail, but in pure bang-for-buck terms, its black level can be bettered for much less.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Sony KDL-55W800B

 

But this doesn't mean Sony has put out poor TVs, and in some cases the company can outdo its rival at the same price. Case in point: the W800B is a better performer than the Samsung H6350 , with better blacks, shadow detail, and uniformity.

The Sony KDL-W800B series is capable of pleasing shadow detail and decent color performance; one of the better black-level performances from a frame-dimming TV as well as a lack of black uniformity issues; very low lag means it's great for gamers; a...

Terrible 3D performance -- and I mean it really stinks. Local dimming TVs such as the cheaper Vizio E and M series can beat the Sony for blacks And it's on the pricey side.

The Sony KDL-W800B series is a classy television with excellent color and shadow detail, but in pure bang-for-buck terms, its black level can be bettered for much less.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : hdtvuniverse.com (hdtvuniverse.com)

Sony KDL-55W800B Review – 55-inch LED HDTV

 

Sony has yet again proved its prowess over other manufacturers with the picture quality of this 55 inch KDL-55W800B. Accompanied by a powerful X-Reality Pro Engine, this TV makes broadcasting more lifelike. Crisper, detailed and more natural colors and...

May, 2014

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"a wonderful picture with clarity and sharpness"

 

Sony really hit a home run with this TV. Lots of apps, great black levels and easy to setup with your home network/internet. I looked at TV's for at least a month before selecting the Sony. I used to buy Samsung but they had a dip in quality the last...

great picture, lots of apps, easy setup, great black levels

nothing worth mentioning

Dec, 2014

Consumer review (walmart.com)

Very Unhappy and Disappointed

 

I have never been more frustrated with a television set than I have been with this Sony TV. The clarity of the picture is not what I was expecting from Sony. It's horrible! I tried for over a week to adjust the picture quality and nothing seems to be...

May, 2015

Consumer review (walmart.com)

Good Picture

 

Everything was great on the TV except the table stand that was supposed to double as mall mount bracket but did not work I had to buy the extra wall mount bracket .

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (walmart.com)

Pleased to date.

 

After my 40" Bravia from 2009 this was a pleasant update. My choice was dependent on keeping my older Bravia working or basically smart/internet connected. Support was solid and helpful. I am glad Sony does not subscribe the Apple doctrine to leave...

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (walmart.com)

Best TV I ever had!

 

Great TV. Looks fantastic. WIFI works great. No complaints. I like Sony because my experience is that the picture still looks great many years later.

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (walmart.com)

Great TV

 

Very thin and light with crystal clear screen.

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (walmart.com)

Super Skinny LED HD flat screen best in class

 

This TV coupled with the Sony sound bar and sub-woofer delivers the best home entertainment experience we have ever experienced. On top of that it's a "smart TV" expanding our viewing access way beyond the cable offerings and enabling us to view...

Apr, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Digital Pulse
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
LED Indicators: Yes

Display

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
3D type:Passive
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Display Diagonal:55
Display Diagonal (metric):54.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED backlighting type:Edge-LED
Motion interpolation frequency:100 / 480
Motion interpolation technology:Motionflow / Motionflow XR
Screen format adjustments:16:9
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p / 1080p

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:110 - 240 / 120 - 240
Energy efficiency compliance:Unspecified
Power consumption (standby):0.3 / 0.5
Power consumption (typical):146 / 91

Ergonomics

On/Off switch: Yes
Swivel angle range:-15 - 15
VESA mounting:Y

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-and-Picture: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Cinema, Game, Music, Photo

Networking

Browser supported:Opera
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes

Packaging Content

3D glasses included: Yes
3D glasses quantity:4
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes

Packaging Data

Package weight:57.3

Performance

24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Audio formats supported:3GPP, LPCM, MP3, WAV, WMA / LPCM, MP3, WMA
Clock function: Yes
Deep color support:Y
Deep colour support: Yes
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG, MPO
Local dimming: Yes
Teletext function: Yes
Video compression format:3GPP, AVCHD, AVI, M-JPEG, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, WEBM, WMV, XVID / AVCHD, AVI, M-JPEG, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WEBM, WMV, XVID
Video formats supported:3GPP,AVCHD,AVI,M-JPEG,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG1,MPEG2,WEBM,WMV,XVID / AVCHD,AVI,M-JPEG,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,WEBM,WMV,XVID

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1 / 2
Common interface (CI): No
Common interface Plus (CI+): No
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1 / 2
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
PC in (D-Sub): No
RF ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:110 - 240 / 120 - 240
Energy efficiency class:Unspecified
Power consumption (standby):0.3 / 0.5
Power consumption (typical):146 / 91

Smart TV

Lifestyle apps:skype
Smart TV: Yes

Technical Details

LED backlight: Yes

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM
Digital signal format system:ATSC
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.52 / 2.57
Depth (with stand):11.7 / 7.76
Height:28.4 / 28.9
Height (with stand):30.1 / 30.2
Package weight:57.3
Weight:37.9 / 40.6
Weight with stand:39.7 / 45.6
Width:48.6 / 49.3
Width (with stand):48.6 / 49.3