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Sony Bravia KDL-S5500 / S5600 / S550 Series LCD TV (22", 26", 32", 37", 40")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 749 reviews of Sony Bravia KDL-S5500 / S5600 / S550 Series LCD TV (22", 26", 32", 37", 40"). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The sound and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the energy efficiency and remote control.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony Bravia KDL-S5500 / S5600 / S550 Series LCD TV (22", 26", 32", 37", 40") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Bravia KDL-S5500 / S5600 / S550 Series LCD TV (22", 26", 32", 37", 40")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 423 user reviews of Sony Bravia KDL-S5500 / S5600 / S550 Series LCD TV (22", 26", 32", 37", 40") from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size and sound. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but the energy efficiency and reliability get less positive opinions.

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reliability, energy

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

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Dec, 2016

Expert review by: John Archer (techradar.com)

Sony Bravia KDL-40S5500 review

 

The company's cheapest 40in model doesn't turn out to be that cheerful

Vivid colours ; Connectivity

Backlight inconsistency ; Motion problems ; Poor sound

A 'last-gen' feel and annoying backlight inconsistency leave this set off the pace

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: John Archer (techradar.com)

Sony KDL-37S5500 review

 

Sony's S5500 series: our review of the 37 inch version

Sharp HD pictures ; Decent connectivity

Black levels not up to Sony's usual standards

The 37S5500 doesn't do enough to justify its price, especially as the superior V5500 costs only £100 more

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Jamie Carter (pocket-lint.com)

Sony KDL-37S5500 television - Pocket-lint

 

The KDL-37S5500 is not a bad television, but there are others out there that offer better value for money

Easy-to-use interface, Full HD resolution, simple remote control

Poor contrast, visible blur, noisy Freeview pictures

Packed with HD goodness it might be, but the KDL-37S5500’s versatility is limited. With a picture that never extends beyond average, it’s a stark reminder that LCD TV tech hasn’t yet caught up with plasma - even HD Ready models - in this price bracket....

May, 2009

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Bravia KDL-40S5500 - 40in LCD TV

 

It looks like a bargain, but what kind of 40in Full HD TV does £590 get you these days?

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Bravia KDL-37S5500 37in LCD TV

 

With its KDL-37S5500 LCD TV, Sony proves it can get down and dirty with the entry-level efforts of its rivals.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony KDL-40S5500 review

 

The Sony KDL-40S5500 has a lot going for it, and is a good budget buy, but you can get better performance for not much more money

A detailed, balanced and vibrant picture for the money ; usual Sony usability ; decent sound ; very good motion without processing

None of the hi-tech frills

Great budget TV, but you can get a superior performance for not much more money

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony KDL-37S5500 review

 

The Sony KDL-37S5500 is good value for money and a set that does enough to warrant an audition

Good value ; awesome colour balance ; confident with Blu-ray and DVD pictures

Noisy Freeview pictures ; not the final word in clarity and detail ; sound not great

This is good value, but if stretch your budget slightly you can catch yourself a class-leader from the same stable

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

Sony KDL-26S5500

 

Sony's latest foray into the 26in screen market might be accomplished in some areas, but it's not the best in its class

Good detail and motion tracking ; clean and well balanced pictures

Pictures lack some depth ; menu irritates ; can't handle 1080p

Expert review by: avforums (avforums.com)

Sony KDL-40S5500 Budget 1080p LCD TV

 

For a product where you would imagine cost cutting is key, the S5500 certainly doesnÂ't look cheap. The bezel is robust with a solid build quality and instead of the usual black gloss; the frame has a matte style dark grey finish. There may be a lack...

Average

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Cliff Joseph (reghardware.co.uk)

Sony Bravia KDL-37S5500

 

A good entry into HD TV for the first-time buyer

The KDL-37S5500 does have its rough edges, and it's by no means the cheapest 37in Full HD set on the market. However, it's a solid entry-level set that provides a good set of features and the image quality and build quality that you'd expect from a...

May, 2009

Product Specifications

Display

HD type:Full HD / HD Ready

Ergonomics

VESA mounting: Yes