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Sony 55" Black LED 1080P 3D HDTV - KDL-55W950B

Abt Model: KDL55W950B | UPC Code: 027242875036
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1080P HDTV/ 3D Format Support/ Color, Clarity And Detail At Their Best With X-Reality PRO/ Motionflow XR 480/ Clear Audio Technology/ Stream HD Entertainment Wirelessly With Built-In Wi-Fi/ Customize Shortcuts/ Photo Sharing Fun/ Full HD Display Resolution/ Black Finish
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Sony 55" Black LED 1080P 3D HDTV - KDL55W950B


  • Color, clarity and detail at their best with X-Reality™ PRO
  • TRILUMINOS display with more brilliant colors than ever
  • Dynamic Edge LED with X-tended Dynamic Range for 2x brightness range
  • Iconic TV design with large speakers and enhanced sound
  • Lifelike clear movement with Motionflow™ XR 480
  • Stream HD entertainment wirelessly with built-in Wi-Fi®
  • Customize shortcuts for quick access to online videos
  • Follow tweets, Skype with friends and watch TV all at once


3D Features

  • 3D Format Support: Yes
  • Simulated 3D: Yes
  • 3D Super-resolution: Yes
  • Auto 3D Depth Adjustment: Yes
  • 3D: Passive


  • Audio Power Output: 10W+10W
  • Speaker Configuration: 2ch, Two way speaker [Tweeter (30 mm) x 2, Woofer (40 x 100 mm) x 2]
  • Speaker Position: Down Firing

Audio Features

  • Sony Original Surround: S-Force Front Surround
  • Headphone/Speaker Link: Yes
  • Alternate Audio (Digital): Yes
  • Clear Phase Speaker: Yes
  • Signal-to-Sound Architecture: Yes
  • Digital Out Format: Dolby Digital, PCM
  • Reflector: Yes
  • Sound Mode: Standard; Cinema; Sports; Music; Game; Compressed Audio
  • S-Master: Yes
  • Advanced Auto Volume: Yes
  • Sound Booster: Yes
  • Stereo System: MTS (AUTO SAP)
  • Audio Out: Fixed / Variable
  • Dolby®: Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse
  • 5.1 Channel Audio Out: Yes

Convenience Features

  • Picture Adjustments Lock: Yes
  • On-Screen Operating Instructions: Yes
  • On/Off Timer: Yes
  • Auto Shut-off: Yes
  • On-Screen Display for External Input: Yes
  • Info Banner: Yes
  • Parental Control: Yes
  • Channel Block (with password): Analog, Digital
  • Auto Photo Mode: Yes
  • BRAVIA® Sync™ : Yes
  • Picture Frame Mode: Yes
  • Twin Picture: PAP (Variable)
  • USB Play (Contents): MPEG1 / MPEG2PS / MPEG2TS / AVCHD / MP4Part10 / MP4Part2 / AVI (XVID) / AVI (MotionJpeg) / MOV / WMV / MKV / WEBM / 3GPP / MP3 / WMA / WAV / JPEG / MPO / RAW (ARW)
  • Scene Select: Photo; Music; Cinema; Game; Graphics; Sports; Animation
  • Show/Hide Channels: Yes
  • Panorama: Yes
  • Skin Naturalizer: Yes
  • USB Super Multi-Format Play: Yes
  • Label Inputs: Yes
  • USB Play: Yes (USB viewer supports FAT16, FAT32, exFAT and NTFS file systems.)
  • Channel Jump: Yes
  • On-Screen Clock: Yes
  • Edit Channel Labels: Yes
  • Channel Surf: Yes
  • Multiple Language Display: English; Spanish; French
  • Sleep Timer: Yes
  • Input Skip: Auto

Customizing Capability

  • RS-232C Control: Yes for SonySTD

Design Features

  • Illumination LED: Yes
  • Stand Design: Chrome Mirror


  • Screen Size (measured diagonally): 55"(54.6")
  • Display Resolution: Full HD
  • Viewing Angle (Up/Down): 89/89 degree
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Screen Size (cm): 138.8cm
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio: Over 1 million
  • Viewing Angle (Right/Left): 89/89 degree

Display Features

  • Triluminos Display: Yes
  • Backlight Type: LED
  • Display Device: LCD
  • Dimming Type: Local Dimming

Energy Saving & Efficiency

  • Energy Star® compliant: Yes, V5.3 & V6
  • Dynamic Backlight Control: Yes
  • Power Consumption (On Mode) for Energy Star: 57.38W
  • Power Consumption (Standby Mode) for Energy Star: 0.13W
  • Backlight Off Mode: Yes

General Features

  • Hotel Mode Menu: Yes
  • Closed Captions (CC): Analog; Digital
  • Demo Mode: Yes
  • HDMI™ InstaPort: Yes
  • Finish (Surface Color): Black
  • Start Up Sony Logo Display: Yes
  • Audio Return Channel: Yes

Inputs and Outputs

  • Subwoofer Out: 1 (Side / Hybrid w / HP and Audio Out)
  • Analog Audio Input(s) (Total): 2 (Rear)
  • Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Input(s): 1 (Rear / Hybrid)
  • Audio Out: 1 (Side / Hybrid w/ HP)
  • USB 2.0: 3 (Side)
  • Composite Video Input(s): 2 (1 Rear / 1 Rear Hybrid w/ Component)
  • AC Power Input: 1 (Rear)
  • HDMI™ Connection(s) (Total): 4 (Side)
  • Headphone Output(s): 1 (Side / Hybrid w/ Audio Out)
  • Ethernet Connection(s): 1 (Rear)
  • MHL: Yes
  • RF Connection Input(s): 1 (Side)
  • HDMI PC Input Format: 640x480@60Hz; 800x600@60Hz; 1280x768@60Hz-R; 1280x768@60Hz; 1360x768@60Hz; 1024x768@60Hz; 1280x1024@60Hz; 1920x1080@60Hz
  • RS-232C Input(s): 1 (Side / Stereo Mini Jack)
  • Digital Audio Output(s): 1 (Rear)
  • HDMI™ PC Input: Yes

Network Features

  • Wi-Fi Standard: a/b/g/n
  • Wi-Fi Frequency: 2.4 Ghz / 5 Ghz (for Wi-Fi Direct / Screen mirroring: 2.4 Ghz Only)
  • Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
  • Skype™: Integrated
  • Guide and Search: Yes
  • TV Tweet: Yes
  • One-touch mirroring: Yes
  • TV SideView™: Yes
  • Screen mirroring: Yes
  • Related Search: Yes
  • Search: Yes
  • One-Flick entertainment: Yes
  • Social Viewing: Yes (Skype and Tweet)
  • X2 Widget (System): Yes
  • Photo Share: Yes
  • Net AD: Yes (depends on ad provider)
  • Seamless Streaming: Yes
  • DLNA Content: MPEG1 / MPEG2PS / MPEG2TS / AVCHD / MP4Part10 / MP4Part2 /AVI (XVID) / AVI (MotionJpeg) / MOV / WMV / MKV / WEBM / 3GPP / MP3 / WMA / LPCM / JPEG / MPO
  • Wireless LAN: Integrated
  • Sony Entertainment Network: Yes
  • Opera Apps (System): Yes
  • Wi-Fi Certified: Yes
  • Internet Browser: Yes (Opera)


  • Power Consumption (in Standby): 120V : 0.2W / 240V : 0.3W
  • Power Requirements (frequency): 60Hz for UL cUL 50/60Hz for other
  • Power Requirements (voltage): AC 120V for UL cUL AC110-240V for other
  • Power Consumption (in Operation) max.: 134W

Regulation and Standards Compliance

  • VESA® Hole Spacing Compatible: Yes

Sensing Features

  • LightSensor™ Technology: Yes

Service and Warranty Information

  • Limited Warranty Term: 12 months

TV System

  • TV System (Analog): M
  • Number of Tuners (Terrestrial/Cable): 1 (Digital / Analog)
  • Channel Coverage (Analog): VHF: 2-13 / UHF: 14-69 / CATV: 1-135
  • Channel Coverage (Digital Terrestrial): VHF: 2-13 / UHF: 14-69
  • TV System (Digital Terrestrial): ATSC
  • TV System (Digital Cable): Clear QAM
  • Channel Coverage (Digital Cable): CATV: 1-135
  • Color System: NTSC


  • Video Signal: 1080/24p (HDMI only); 1080/60i; 1080/60p (HDMI / Component); 480/60i; 480/60p; 720/60p; 1080/30p (HDMI only); 720/30p (HDMI only); 720/24p (HDMI only)

Video Features

  • 3D Comb Filter: Yes
  • MPEG Noise Reduction: Yes
  • Blinking Type: Frame Blinking
  • Intelligent Picture Optimizer: Yes
  • Wide Mode: Full; Normal; Wide Zoom; Zoom; Caption; Normal / Full1 / Full2 for PC
  • 4:3 Default: Yes
  • PhotoTV HD: Yes
  • Picture Mode: Vivid; Standard; Custom; Photo-Vivid; Photo-Standard; Photo-Original; Photo-Custom; Cinema1; Cinema2; Game-Standard; Game-Original; Graphics; Sports; Animation
  • 24p True Cinema™ Technology: Yes
  • Auto Wide: Yes
  • CineMotion® Reverse 3:2 Pulldown Technology: Yes
  • Video Processing: X-Reality PRO
  • Deep Color: Yes
  • Portable Game Mode: Fine Full; Fine Normal; Portable Game1; Portable Game2
  • Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE): Yes
  • Motionflow™ Technology: Motionflow XR 480
  • Impulse Mode: Yes
  • Clear Mode: Yes
  • Face Area Detection: Yes
  • Scene Optimized Energy Saving: Yes
  • Super-resolution for Game Mode: Yes
  • Intelligent MPEG Noise Reduction: Yes
  • SimulView™: Yes (TDG-SV5P required)

In The Box

  • 3D Glasses x 2 (TDG-500P)
  • Table Top Stand (separate, assembly required)
  • Touchpad Remote Control (RMF-YD003)
  • Remote Control (RM-YD102)
  • AC Power Cord (Pigtail)
  • Screws
  • Batteries (R03)
  • Operating Instructions
  • Warranty Card

Approximate Dimensions:

  • TV only (W x H x D): 48 7/8" x 29 3/4" x 3 5/8"
  • TV with stand (W x H x D):48 7/8" x 31 1/4" x 10"
  • Carton Dimensions (W x H x D): 53 1/8" x 33" x 8 1/8"

Approximate Weight:

  • TV with Stand: 44.5 lbs
  • TV only: 43 lbs
  • Shipping: 50 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts And Labor
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Television TypeLED
Screen Size (inches)55
Aspect Ratio16:09
Curved PanelNo
Refresh Rate120Hz
Number of Speakers2
Speaker Power10 Watts
Built-In WiFiYes
Internet Movie StreamingYes
Number of HDMI Inputs4
Number of USB PortsYes
Input ConnectorsHDMI, Component, Composite, Analog Audio, Ethernet, MHL, USB, RF
Output ConnectorsAnalog Audio, Digital Audio
Width (inches)48.78
Height (inches)31.25
Panel Depth (inches)3.63


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  • Good remote control (3)
  • Great picture quality (3)


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    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Most Liked Positive Review



This TV is outstanding. The colors great. The blacks are black and the whites are white. Haven't tried the 3D yet. Sound is good for the size of the speakers. We use...Read complete review

This TV is outstanding. The colors great. The blacks are black and the whites are white. Haven't tried the 3D yet. Sound is good for the size of the speakers. We use the surround sound when watching movies. No jump or jitter at all no mater what we are watching. Best when watched straight on. We are so happy with it. Our older Sony was moved to another room. Don't hesitate on this one it's a great buy.


Most Liked Negative Review


The good, the bad, and the ugly

The good is the picture: Sony has the most beautiful picture out there, rivaling all those 4D sets flooding the market, and anyone suggesting the black level is anything short of pitch black...Read complete review

The good is the picture: Sony has the most beautiful picture out there, rivaling all those 4D sets flooding the market, and anyone suggesting the black level is anything short of pitch black needs their eyes examined. The viewing angles are also extraordinary, as good as any of the high priced curved screens.The bad is the shiny screen; looks beautiful when turned off, but really reflective of lights and windows. The ugly is the menu and related functions, one thousand one, one thousand two, that is how long it takes to switch channels. Go into the "channels" icon to scroll more quickly and if you do not have your stations memorized, the "boxes" fly by so fast you cannot read them. Which takes you back to clicking the remote to advance to the next channel. Really? Such a fantastic TV dragged down with such poor user functions is a shame. Sorry Sony, you can do better.

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Overall, a very good TV to own.


from Undisclosed

The picture quality on this TV is nothing short of excellent and the sound is also very good. This is also the only TV where I actually like the preset picture modes. The only thing that I would change would be a little more consistency in how the local dimming works across the different picture modes.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great T.V !


from Fort Wayne, IN 46808, USA

I bought this a few month's ago, And let me say....WOW! Great picture. It was between this one and the Samsung led. And I'm happy I chose this one. I love everything about it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


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from Undisclosed

There is only HDMI port, and no VGA port, I have tried all the methods of convertor available in the market but still cannot connect my laptop to the TV, not all the Laptop comes with HDMI port, At least Sony should have included a VGA port, and also the TV loads very slow when connected to Internet. Now I realize the mistake

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)




from Bronx, NY 10475, USA

Had this for more than a month, more than enough time to properly tweak the settings (had experience with test patterns before) and can honestly say this set is a joy to watch. A superb picture in every way. I have a large collection of movies recorded onto DVD-R from stations like TCM-HD, HBO, etc. and was afraid the much bigger screen would bring out more of the limitations of these home made discs compared to my KD34XBR960 which recently needed to be replaced. So happy to say that isn't the case at all! Of course, not the replication of the original HD source but this set does wonders with an up-converted signal and an overall 7.5-8 comparison which is more than one could ask for. And though we did not purchase it for 3D, that is a a bonus. The simulated 3D is really surprising in it's effectiveness and we watch true HD on our on demand services that comes free with premium channel subscriptions. So we're now hooked on 3D as an extra feature to enjoy.


Very Unhappy and Disappointed


from 91326

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 easy. I called my cable company to come out to see if it was a signal problem. He changed the cable box, added a signal amplifier and still looked like all the shows and scenes were filmed in an overcast day. I will never again buy a Sony television.


Excellent TV


from Evanston

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  • Best looking TV out there
  • Good Remote Control
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Great Sound Quality


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      Comments about Sony 55" Black LED 1080P 3D HDTV:

      Very happy with the purchase and the installation!

      • Was this a gift?:
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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


      Good Picture


      from Saint Augustine, FL 32092, USA

      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 .


      Pleased to date.


      from 97225

      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 their older models unusable to force new purchases. I bought this Sony specifically as a result of the support team actions to keep my older purchase alive and well.


      Great TV


      from Delaware, USA

      Very thin and light with crystal clear screen.


      Wow - 4K picture from 1080


      from 91326

      At this price, cannot imagine a better TV! To me, picture is undetectable inferior to 4K; LED backlight seems to enhance 1080, and Motionflow is great. I am very pleasantly surprised how many channels are available in Sony Entertainment Network. Only negative, not that important - our home internet speed is too slow to access PS3 games. (good reason to upgrade our internet)

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