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Sony 55W955 Reduced to £999 at John Lewis
Sony 55W955 Reduced to £999 at John Lewis

Sony 55W955 Reduced to £999 at John Lewis

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John Lewis has reduced the Sony 55w955 to £999 from £1200

Bargain for this TV considering the specs.

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If I remember correctly; this TV picture quality is disappointing, and given the price I would say to leave it be.

MazingerZ

If I remember correctly; this TV picture quality is disappointing, and … If I remember correctly; this TV picture quality is disappointing, and given the price I would say to leave it be.




True...The W829 is a far better TV and so is the 705.

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Backriver000

True...The W829 is a far better TV and so is the 705.



Not so sure about that. I have both and the colour sharpness on 955 is more superior

Considering this, either this or the Samsung UE55H6400 which is £200 cheaper. Hmm!

REVIEW


There’s just no sugarcoating this: the KDL-55W955B is the worst-performing Sony Bravia flagship HDTV we’ve reviewed in terms of picture quality. It’s a disappointing departure from the excellent heritage of high-end Bravia TVs, all because of the use of IPS-type LCD TV panel that’s notorious for shallow blacks – perhaps it’s a strategic decision by Sony to funnel potential buyers towards the company’s 4K Ultra HD models?


Might give this one a miss.

kamakazi

Not so sure about that. I have both and the colour sharpness on 955 is … Not so sure about that. I have both and the colour sharpness on 955 is more superior


To your eyes maybe, but in reality, it isn't. The W829 was brought out because the 955 was such a poor TV. See the review linked by Tactile.

Tactile

Considering this, either this or the Samsung UE55H6400 which is £200 … Considering this, either this or the Samsung UE55H6400 which is £200 cheaper. Hmm!


You should be looking at the Sony W829 versus this. To be honest I'm in the same pinch and the TVs seem to be virtually identical in performance. If you're planning to wall mount the Samsung is a lot easier. Personally I don't think the Sony justifies the extra money.

Edited by: "riskyb" 2nd Jan 2015

Don't believe the outdated reviews! This model was brought to market a little too soon to coincide with Sony's sponsorship of the FIFA Worldcup... it wasn't optimised at all! Over a dozen firmware updates later and tweaking, this model has matured into a fantastic Full HD TV. There are plenty of VERY happy users of this TV (check out AVF), including myself, and wouldn't presently swap it, even for a 4K TV

Edited by: "Nirm" 5th Jan 2015

riskyb

To your eyes maybe, but in reality, it isn't. The W829 was brought out … To your eyes maybe, but in reality, it isn't. The W829 was brought out because the 955 was such a poor TV. See the review linked by Tactile.You should be looking at the Sony W829 versus this. To be honest I'm in the same pinch and the TVs seem to be virtually identical in performance. If you're planning to wall mount the Samsung is a lot easier. Personally I don't think the Sony justifies the extra money.



Why is wall mounting the Samsung easier ? The 55" W829 comes with the adapters to screw into the back of the TV so it can use standard brackets. Takes 10 seconds to screw in.....

I have both W955 and W829 - to be honest I prefer the W829. W955 is a good set, but I think the reduced motionflow sets it back a bit. Also, if using as a HTPC (with Windows at least) the picture quality is fairly bad and requires a lot of changes, but the W829 doesn't. (Same HTPC)
Someone on AVforums mentioned the same thing for the W955.
Just my experience anyway.

This was anyway 999 at curry's since a few weeks
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