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Sony BRAVIA KDL-50R550A

Sony BRAVIA KDL-50R550A
alaScore 90

338 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 338 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the design and sound are on the whole positive. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably.

value for money, usability, image quality, sound, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony BRAVIA KDL-50R550A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony BRAVIA KDL-50R550A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 171 user reviews of Sony BRAVIA KDL-50R550A from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com.

image quality, value for money, usability, design, sound

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony KDL-50R550A 50-Inch 120Hz 1080p 3D Internet LED HDTV (Black)

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Sony KDL-50R550A

 

While Samsung released dozens of different televisions in 2013, Sony did what turned out to be the right thing by announcing just four series of TVs at the start of the year. Though more followed later on , the initial distillation did lead to a...

The Sony R520/R550 series offers excellent value and very good picture quality among its peers; relatively deep black levels; matte screen leads improves bright-room performance; attractive styling with unique stand.

Even better values are available; colors aren't entirely accurate; the different Smart TV interfaces can be confusing and a little slow; Screen mirroring didn't work on our sample.

The big-screen Sony R520/R550 series offers the best value you'll see from the company this year.

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Sony Bravia KDL-50R550A

 

This 50-inch LCD from Sony offers media and 3D, but lacks performance power.

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Sony KDL-50R550A

 

The big-screen Sony R520/R550 series offers the best value you'll see from the company this year.

Excellent value ; Very good picture quality ; Impressive styling

Better value TVs available ; Smart TV can be slow ; Screen mirroring didn't work in tests

Via CNET.com

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"Best TV I have ever owned."

 

Best TV I have ever owned. I bought a Vizio M series and had to bring it back due to light bleed and nonsense widget apps. Bought this and got a free 12 month hulu and netflix subscription with it. FREE!

Frame

None that I can find.

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"worst tv ever"

 

This product does not work right.

it looks nice hanging on the wall

bad product and even worse customer support

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"Please help!"

 

Cnet specs say this is a matte screen TV?! My hubby wants me to buy it for Christmas...KDL 50R550A...it is going on the northern wall of our sunroom...no direct light will hit it, but very sunny in the summer. Is it matte, glossy, semi-glossy? Your...

Matte screen? passive 3D

None, as of yet!

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"BRILLIANT - STOP LOOKING BUY IT!!"

 

I BOUGHT A VIZIO(RETURNED IT), AND HAVE OWNED A SAMSUNG TV. THIS TV TAKES THE CAKE. COMPARING TO MY RELATIVES 50 INCH $1300 USD SAMSUNG OF THE SAME CLASS, THIS TV BEATS IT. THE INTERFACE ON THE SONY IS GREAT. THE SAMSUNG ONLY WINS OUT ON HAVING A...

GREAT PRICE, GREAT PERFORMANCE AND 3D, FANTASTIC APPS, NICE FEEL TO PRODUCT - FREE 12 MONTHS OF HULU AND NETFLIX

HULU IS SLOW - HULUS FAULT ACCORDING TO HULU. NETFLIX AND ALL OTHER STREAMING IS FINE

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"Great tv. Excellent quality for the price."

 

Overall it's a great TV for the man cave if you don't want to drop 2 grand on good plasma.

Sony's smart TV is great and has plenty of apps to go around. Color accuracy is great and has plenty of connectivity even with the smartphones.

The passive 3D isn't good as active in my opinion and is one of the biggest downfalls.

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very good product

 

for relaxation

All the connections options I could ever need","Best looking TV out there","Easy To Set Up","Energy Efficient","Good Remote Control","Great Picture Quality","Great Sound Quality","LED-backlit","Reduced Glare

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Super TV for the Price

 

Picture quality is great and 3D movies are super to watch.the only negative is the WIFI receiver is weak/poor. My other devices has no issues from where I first had the wireless router. I ended up moving it closer to the tv and now it works fine.This...

Great picture, 3D included

Built in WIFI is weak