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Sony KDL-55W955

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Overall 6
6.0

Sony Bravia KDL-55W955 review: With this picture quality, it's too pricey

CNET
3 April 2014
  • Summary: Despite good sound quality and an improved menu system, the KDL-55W955 remains a letdown in the picture department compared to other high-end TVs, as its black levels and contrast performance just aren't anywhere near good enough to justify its substantial asking price.
  • Cons: Lacking the contrast and black level performance to justify its high price tag, the W955 is also lacking in other areas. Its smart TV system could do with more apps, the design looks chunky and its trackpad remote isn’t as good as LG's motion zapper.
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Sony KDL-55W955

TechRadar UK
30 April 2014
  • Excerpt: 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.
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Overall 6
6.0
Design 6
6.0
Features 7
7.0
Performance 6
6.0

Sony Bravia KDL-55W955 review: With this picture quality, it's too pricey

CNET
25 April 2014
  • Summary: Despite good sound quality and an improved menu system, the KDL-55W955 remains a letdown in the picture department compared to other high-end TVs, as its black levels and contrast performance just aren't anywhere near good enough to justify its substantial asking price.
  • Pros: The Sony KDL-55W955 has good picture processing, wide viewing angles and more potent sound than many of its rivals. Its colours are also warm and inviting, while its passive 3D performance is relatively good.
  • Cons: Lacking the contrast and black level performance to justify its high price tag, the W955 is also lacking in other areas. Its smart TV system could do with more apps, the design looks chunky and its trackpad remote isn’t as good as LG's motion zapper.
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Overall 6
6.0

Sony KDL-55W955B

Trusted Reviews
18 April 2014
  • Summary: Sony's impressive 2014 TV run grinds to a shuddering halt
  • Pros: Wedge design is unusual and attractive, Colour handling and detail levels are excellent, Content focus of the Smart TV system works well
  • Cons: Poor native black level response, Cheaper Sony sets' pictures are better!, Wedge design won't appeal to everyone
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Overall 10
10

Sony KDL-50W829B review

Stuff.tv
21 March 2014
  • Summary: A 50in, edge-lit LED LCD TV with smart features aplenty for under a grand? Come on, Sony, you're pulling our leg. Only Sony's not doing anything of the sort, because the KDL-50W829B - catchy name, guys, we love it - is just that set. Given that it launches at £900 and will most likely see price drops over the next few months, we could soon be looking at a lot of TV for really not that much money. Well, not that much in the world of 50in TVs at any rate.
  • Pros: Superb picture, Well-stocked smart TV portal, Lovely looks
  • Cons: Whites could be punchier, Sound merely decent, No ITV Player or 4oD
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony KDL-55W955B

What Hi-Fi?
18 March 2014
  • Summary: 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
  • Pros: Good detail and motion handling, Excellent colour balance, Dynamic sound
  • Cons: Struggles with blacks and shadow detail, Inconsistent backlight, Picture could be more immersive
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony KDL-50W829B

What Hi-Fi?
8 March 2014
  • Summary: It may have lost a star, but this 50in Sony is still worth an audition
  • Pros: 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
  • Cons: Whites could be a touch brighter and punchier, Hint of 3D image instability, Reds could be more vivid, Rivals offer crisper detail
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