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Sony KDL-55W955

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 reviews of Sony KDL-55W955. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and design. The sound and usability also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KDL-55W955 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sony KDL-55W955 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Reviewers really like the energy efficiency and size. The image quality and design are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed comments about the sound and price.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony KDL55W955BBU 55" 3D LED Backlit Smart TV with 400Hz Motion ProcessingSony KDL55W955BBU 55" 3D LED Backlit Smart TV with 400Hz Motion Processing

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Steve May (

Sony KDL-55W955


Trivial Pursuit piece. Cheese. Door stop. Shoe. Rogue Squadron pilot. The humble wedge has many uses. In 2014, we can add TV design to that illustrious list, as Sony introduces a wedge shape to its higher-end TV line-up.

Excellent image detail and motion resolution; Wedge design; Discovery content bar

Clunky app portal; sluggish behaviour; unstable media server; ugly Skype camera; Social View nonsense

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Steve May (

Sony KDL-55W955 LED Smart TV review


The 55-inch Sony KDL-55W955 is the first of the company's new "wedge" flatscreen designs to land on our test bench. Reserved for its W85 and W95 Full HD screens and the X85/X9 4K Ultra-HD fleet, the triangle profile isn't just eye-catching but cleverly...

Sony’s innovative wedge design reaps big rewards when it comes to audio performance, motion handling and colour fidelity are top notch, a raft of Smart connectivity options ensure you’ll always have something to watch

Multimedia playback is disappointingly flaky (particularly via network NAS), Smart proposition lacks ITV Player and 4OD, Social View and Skype implementations not entirely convincing, images unable to deliver deepest black levels

The Sony W95 is a convincing advert for Sony's unconventional wedge design. The look is not only fresh but technically innovative, specifically when it comes to audio performance where the W95 forcefully out-shouts rival large screens.

May, 2014

Expert review by: John Archer (

Sony KDL-55W955 review


Sony gives the TV market a wedgey

The wedge design works ; Good sound quality ; Some good Smart features ; Bright pictures look great

Black levels are average ; Cheaper Sony TVs are better ; Wedge design may divide ; It's a big unit

Ratings in depth After blowing our socks off with its 2014 TV debut, the 50W829, I'm salivating at the prospect of wrapping my eyeballs around Sony's flagship 55-inch HD TV for 2014, the KDL-55W955.

Apr, 2014

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Sony KDL-55W955B review


The Sony KDL-55W955B ushers in a new TV shape for 2014

Sharp ; colour rich images ; Superior audio performance ; Distinctive wedge design

Lack of deep blacks ; Unreliable multimedia playback ; Incomplete catch-up roster

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Sony KDL-55W955B


Sony's impressive 2014 TV run grinds to a shuddering halt

Wedge design is unusual and attractive, Colour handling and detail levels are excellent, Content focus of the Smart TV system works well

Poor native black level response, Cheaper Sony sets' pictures are better!, Wedge design won't appeal to everyone

Apr, 2014

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Sony Bravia KDL-50W829B review


Fantastic picture quality for the price

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Sony KDL-50W829B


Remarkably clear and detailed picture, Natural colour balance, Smooth motion, Deep black levels, Decent sound, Smart interface is slick and intuitive, Remote is responsive and easy to use, Sleek design, Good connectivity and features

Whites could be a touch brighter and punchier, Hint of 3D image instability, Reds could be more vivid, Rivals offer crisper detail

It may have lost a star, but this 50in Sony is still worth an audition

Mar, 2014

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Sony KDL-55W955B


The W95 is a good TV in many regards, but we expect fireworks from a flagship set and the Sony just doesn't quite deliver

Good detail and motion handling ; Excellent colour balance ; Dynamic sound

Struggles with blacks and shadow detail ; Inconsistent backlight ; Picture could be more immersive

Flagship products always come with the weight of expectation, it’s just a shame that we’re left wanting more from the Sony KDL-55W955B TV.

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Sony KDL-55W955B (W95) 3D LED Television Review


Sony's flagship 1080p TV for 2014 packs in very accomplished sound and a wealth of apps and features but the picture quality doesn't match up to the...

Wedge design is lovely & helps audio ; Truckloads of apps and features ; Adjustable feet is great move

Poor native contrast for a top tier TV ; Some array banding ; Colours are too saturated to meet standards ; UI is too content discovery heavy

Sony’s flagship 1080p TV breaks the mould in terms of its design, with an innovative shape allowing it to house a very respectable set of speakers. Not only that but we think the wedge also looks lovely in the flesh and we also like Sony’s thinking...

Consumer review by: Franks8580 (

Fantastic TV.


Initially bought the 55 KDL W8 after reading the reviews and subsequently changed the TV to the W955. The reviews do not tell the whole storyThe screen on the W955 is an LG IPS, this screen has been subjected to much criticism due to the black levels...

Apr, 2015

Product Specifications


Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital Pulse
Sound modes:Music, Sports, Standard


HD type:Full HD
Screen shape:Flat


VESA mounting: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): Yes

Smart TV

Lifestyle apps:skype