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Sony Bravia KDL-L5000 Series LCD TV (26", 32", 37")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 491 reviews of Sony Bravia KDL-L5000 Series LCD TV (26", 32", 37"). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviews about the size and sound are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but the energy efficiency and connectivity get critical views. Opinions are divided on the durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony Bravia KDL-L5000 Series LCD TV (26", 32", 37") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 249 user reviews of Sony Bravia KDL-L5000 Series LCD TV (26", 32", 37") from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on People really like the sound and size. The price and usability also get good comments. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and connectivity.

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connectivity, energy

90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Bravia L-Series KDL-26L5000 26-Inch 720p LCD HDTV, BlackSony Bravia L-Series KDL-32L5000 32-Inch 720p LCD HDTV, Black (2009 Model)Sony Bravia L-Series KDL-26L5000 26-Inch 720p LCD HDTV, Black

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Alfredo Padilla (

Sony Bravia KDL-32L5000 LCD HDTV Review - Intro


The Sony Bravia KDL-32L5000 is one of Sony's entry-level HDTVs. It sports a 32-inch display and 3 HDMI ports, but only a 720p resolution. In addition to those HDMI ports it offers a good selection of other connectivity options, sufficient for most home...

As an entry-level HDTV the Sony Bravia KDL-32L5000 doesn't do a bad job. We were happy with the solid selection of connectivity options, with 3 HDMI ports available. We also liked the excellent contrast ratio, above average black levels and reasonable...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Review Crew (

Sony KDL-32L5000 TV Review


When you compare various entry-level LCDs in the price range of the Sony KDL-L5000 series, you'll notice a few that cost a bit less. But for a Sony TV, this ...

Sep, 2010

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Sony KDL-26L5000


The Sony KDL-26L5000 ranks among best in class and keeps in line with the tradition at Sony. This unit gives you lots of fun, with simple, user friendly features to make your television watching experience as enjoyable as possible. Often high...

Great, Crisp Picture Quality13000:1 Dynamic Contrast RatioSony ReliabilityBest in classGreat value for the price

Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE) is included with dynamic backlight...

Sep, 2009

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Sony KDL-22L5000 Review – Excellent entry level TV


Sony KDL-22L5000 is an entry level TV and when you compare it with other entry level panels, you will find this TV costs a bit more. But this is quite inexpensive as compared to other Sony TVs that we have seen and it looks quite good too. The panel is...

This might be a bit more expensive than other basic TVs but we certainly think it is worth spending the extra buck owing to the good looks and great picture quality

Jun, 2010

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Sony KDL-26L5000 – Good picture quality


Sony KDL-26L5000 is a bit expensive than other panels in this price range but it is justified by the sleek looks, better remote control and menu prowess which makes it better than other panels in this class. Picture is as expected, there are a few...

Good deep black reproduction ; Good collection of energy saving and picture control options ; Plenty of connectivity options with two component video inputs and three HDMI jacks ; Sleek design

Expensive ; There is green tinge in some colors ; Screen uniformity could have been better

Sony KDL-26L5000 is a bit costly but we will recommend it to you for its good picture quality.

Mar, 2010

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Sony KDL-26L5000 Review – 26-inch LCD HDTV


Even as more and more LCD models enter the market, Sony products successfully manage to make their mark. The 26 inch Sony model may seem to be just another moderate LCD, but when its quality features and price are compared with its contemporaries, the...

With all its high quality features and affordable pricing, the KDL-26L5000 is a better option to go for than any other no-brand sets.

Jan, 2010

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Sony KDL-32L5000 Review – 32-inch LCD HDTV


As is true with most comparable models in the HDTV world, Sony TV's stand out as the ones being the most expensive but with the maximum number of additional features as well. Everyone has an interest in buying a Sony and perhaps to make things a bit...

The Sony KDL-32L5000 leaves all its competition behind when it comes to the issue of connectivity. Most of the important ports are at the rear including 2 HDMI, 2 component video, 1 PC and 1 RF input. There is also an optical digital audio and analog...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Adam (

Sony KDL-32L5000


The KDL-32L5000 is an well priced 32″ from Sony with a 1366 x 768 resolution panel (720p). In other words it's perfect TV for the smaller living room or for the bedroom or any other second room. with a 13.000:1 …

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Alfredo Padilla (

Sony Bravia KDL-32L5000


The Sony Bravia KDL-32L5000 is a 32-inch LCD television available for $550, which puts it near the lower end of Sony's HDTV lineup. This is reflected by the 720p resolution, which is lower than the 1080p resolution you see in more expensive...

The Sony Bravia KDL-32L5000 offers a good selection of connectivity features for an entry-level television. There are 3 HDMI ports, digital audio out and a good selection of legacy options like S-video, composite, compenent and analgo audio...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Alex Mekelburg (

Sony Bravia KDL-32L5000


As an entry-level HDTV the Sony Bravia KDL-32L5000 doesn't do a bad job.

Jun, 2009

Product Specifications

Get a flat screen without flattening your bank account. Delivering crisp, clear picture quality, the 37-inch BRAVIA L series HDTV provides vivid 720p resolution, a dynamic contrast ratio of 13,000:1 and ample HD connections, including 3 HDMI inputs, 2 component inputs and 1 PC input. The perfect solution for your bedroom, kitchen or office, the BRAVIA L series also includes dynamic backlight control, which automatically controls overall image brightness and reduces power consumption by up to 50 percent.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers
Surround Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Type: None

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Product Line:Sony



Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Diagonal Size:21.6in/26in/32in/37in
Diagonal Size (cm):54.9cm/66cm/80cm/81cm/94cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:720p
Dynamic Contrast Ratio:13000:1/8000:1
HDCP Compatible: Yes
HDMI Ports Qty:3
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:3000:1/800:1
LCD Backlight Technology:Wide Color Gamut-CCFL
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video/Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:168 degrees/170 degrees/176 degrees/178 degrees

TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner:ATSC / QAM/ATSC / QAM
HDTV Tuner: Yes
Multi-channel Preview:Picture-in-picture (PIP)
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes