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Sony KDL-55W805

alaTest has collected and analyzed 885 reviews of Sony KDL-55W805. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the design and reliability. The size and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed comments about the tuner.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony KDL-55W805 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony KDL-55W805

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Sony KDL-55W805 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the glare and usability are generally positive. The price and image quality are also appreciated, whereas opinions are divided on the reliability.

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90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony KDL-55W805C Smart 1080p Full HD 55-inch TV (2015 Model)Sony KDL-55W805C Smart 1080p Full HD 55-inch TV (2015 Model)

Sep, 2018

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Bravia KDL-55W805C

 

You might believe that there's no longer room in the marketplace for a premium Full HD TV now that such models have been backed into a corner by the all-conquering juggernaut that is 4K.

Beautiful picture quality ; Exceptionally space-saving design ; Content-rich smart system

Android TV system doesn't impress ; Very average audio ; Not cheap considering it's not 4K

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony KDL-55W805C review

 

This Sony set is an elegant, vibrant, Full HD TV with plenty of tricks up its sleeve...

Crisp, detailed and vibrant picture ; Strong, deep blacks ; Good smart features ; Sleek and sturdy build ; Good connectivity and easy to use

Black scenes can swallow finer detail ; Colour balance could be more natural ; Standard def is quite noisy

A vivid picture and decent smart features make this Sony TV worth considering

Jul, 2015

Techradar Recommended 2015

Expert review by : John Archer (techradar.com)

Sony KDL-55W805C review

 

Is a premium HD TV still worth buying?

Superlative picture quality ; Space-saving design ; Content-rich smart TV system ; Good auto picture optimisation

Slightly flimsy build quality ; Android TV isn't great ; Not cheap for HD ; Average sonics

So long as you don't see yourself being fussed about 4K for the next few years, the 55W805C is a compelling TV. Its engagingly slim form plays host to a long list of features that includes everything the TV needs to produce one of the finest pictures...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Sony KDL-55W805C review

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The Sony KDL-55W805C has Android TV, Google's new smart-TV service. It's an improvement on Sony's previous system, but has some flaws you need to know about. Is the same true of this HD TV's picture quality? Read on for our Sony KDL-55W805C review to...

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony Bravia KDL55W805

 

Best image quality I've ever seen in a 1080p screen.

Android TV software update incredibly slow to install (roughly one hour)

Sep, 2016

Consumer review (ao.com)

Great Value 55" TV from Sony

 

"I bought this TV to replace my acing LG LED TV which i purchased 5 years ago for a similar price, I know that the quality of electronic improves year on year but i was blown away by the picture quality on this unit. Awesome fo gaming and 4 hdmi ports,...

Ease to use; Good build quality; Looks good; Quiet; Value for money

Jun, 2016

Consumer review (directtvs.co.uk)

Sony KDL55W805CBU 55 Inch Smart 3D LED TV

 
May, 2016

Consumer review (directtvs.co.uk)

Sony KDL55W805CBU 55 Inch Smart 3D LED TV

 

Awesome TV with an amazing picture!! Usual Sony build quality and design

Struggles with 1tb harddrive with a lot of films on. Better with 64 or 128gb flash drive

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony Bravia KDL55W805

 

Awesome TV with an amazing picture!! Usual Sony build quality and design!!

Struggles with 1tb harddrive with a lot of films on. Better with 64 or 128gb flash drive.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (directtvs.co.uk)

Sony KDL55W805CBU 55 Inch Smart 3D LED TV

 

Easy to use fantastic sound .great picture

Reviewer left no comment

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Digital Pulse
Audio system:NICAM/A2 Stereo
Auto volume leveler: Yes
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:6
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:10 / 20
Sound modes:Custom, Movie, Music, Standard / Music, Standard

Certificates

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

Design

Color of product:Black
LED Indicators: Yes
Peak luminance ratio:70

Display

24p: Yes
24p support:Y
2D-3D converter: Yes
3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
3D type:Active / Passive
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (dynamic):1000000:1 / 100000:1
Display Diagonal:55
Display Diagonal (metric):54.6 / 54.7
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED backlighting type:Edge-LED
Motion interpolation frequency:400 / 800
Motion interpolation technology:Motionflow / Motionflow XR
Noise reduction: Yes
Screen format adjustments:14:9, 16:9 / 14:9, 16:9, Auto, Zoom / 14:9, Zoom
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 540p, 576i, 576p, 720p / 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p / 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 720p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

Annual Energy Consumption:110 / 85
Energy efficiency compliance:A+ / A++
Power consumption (max):101 / 157
Power consumption (standby):0.25 / 0.5
Power consumption (typical):61 / 79

Ergonomics

On/Off switch: Yes
Swivel angle range:-15 - 15
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:300 x 300

Management Features

Auto power off: Yes
Control Type:Buttons
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:BUL, CAT, CRO, CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, EST, FIN, FRE, GRE, HEB, HUN, ITA, KAZ, LAV, LIT, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SER, SLK, SLV, SWE, TUR, UKR / BUL, CRO, CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ESP, EST, FIN, FRE, GRE, HEB, HUN, ITA, KAZ, LAV, LIT, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SER, SLK, SLV, SWE, TUR, UKR
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-and-Picture: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Cinema, Energy saving, Game, Movie, Photo, Sports, Standard / Cinema, Game, Personal, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid / Cinema, Game, Photo, Sports / Cinema, Game, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid

Networking

Browser supported:Opera
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC):No / Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi ready:Y
WLAN-ready: Yes

Other features

3D Super-resolution:Y
Advanced contrast enhancer:Y
Apps:Y
Auto 3D depth adjustment:Y
BRAVIA Sync:Y
i-Manual:Y
Illumination LED:Y
Intelligent MPEG Noise Reduction:Y
On-screen display for external input:Y
Picture processing engine:Sony X-Reality Pro
Screen mirroring:Y
Simulated 3D:Y
SimulView:Y
Skin naturalizer:Y
Sony Entertainment Network (SEN):Y
Sound enhancement technology:S-Force Front Surround 3D, S-Master
Super resolution for Game Mode:Y
TV SideView:Y
USB playback:Y

Other Features

Audio Output:1
HDD recording:No / Yes
HDMI in:1 / 4
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Live Color:Y
Placement supported:Horizontal
Power cord included: Yes
Power LED: Yes
RJ-45 input ports:1
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless connection:Y
Wireless connections: Yes

Packaging Content

3D glasses included: Yes
3D glasses quantity:4
Batteries included: Yes
Battery Type:LR03+R03
Cables included:AC
Camera included: Yes
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Mounting kit: Yes
Quick installation guide: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Remote Control Type:RM-ED052
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:6.69 / 6.93
Package height:32.7 / 32.9
Package width:52.4 / 58.5

Performance

24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Audio formats supported:3GPP, LPCM, MP3, WMA / LPCM, MP3, WMA
Card reader integrated: No
Deep color support:Y
Deep colour support: Yes
Digital Video Recorder (DVR): Yes
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG, MPO
Local dimming: Yes
Optical disc player:N
Optical disc player type:Not included
Panorama: Yes
Parental Control: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Supported file systems:exFAT, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS
Teletext:2000
Teletext function: Yes
Video compression format:3GP, AVCHD, AVI, M-JPEG, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, TS, WMV, XVID / 3GP, AVCHD, AVI, M-JPEG, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, WEBM, WMV, XVID / AVCHD, AVI, M-JPEG, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, WEBM, WMV, XVID
Video formats supported:3GP,AVCHD,AVI,M-JPEG,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG1,MPEG2,TS,WMV,XVID / 3GP,AVCHD,AVI,M-JPEG,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG1,MPEG2,WEBM,WMV,XVID / AVCHD,AVI,M-JPEG,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG1,MPEG2,WEBM,WMV,XVID
Voice Control:Y

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:2
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Common interface (CI): No
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):BRAVIA Sync
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDCP: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:4 / 5
Headphone outputs:1
MHL version:2.0
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
PC Audio in: No
PC in (D-Sub): No
RF ports quantity:1 / 2
SCART ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3

Power

Annual Energy Consumption:110 / 85
Energy efficiency class:A+ / A++
Power consumption (max):101 / 157
Power consumption (standby):0.25 / 0.5
Power consumption (typical):61 / 79

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes
Lifestyle apps:skype
Operating system installed:Android
Screen mirroring:Y
Smart TV: Yes

Technical Details

Auto Wide mode:Y
Clear Phase technology:Y
LED backlight: Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM
Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:DMB-T, DVB-C / DVB-C, DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Number of tuners:1
Tuner Type:Analog & digital / Digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.52 / 2.56
Depth (with stand):11.7 / 7.76
Height:28.4 / 28.9
Height (with stand):30.2 / 31.3
Package depth:6.69 / 6.93
Package height:32.7 / 32.9
Package width:52.4 / 58.5
Weight:37.9 / 39.7 / 40.6
Weight with stand:3.97 / 4.56 / 45.6
Width:48.6 / 49.3
Width (with stand):48.6 / 49.3