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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 581 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and usability. The value for money and sound are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative opinions about the energy efficiency.

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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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 434 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.

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89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Bravia KDL32S5500U 32-inch Widescreen HD Ready LCD TV with FreeviewSony Bravia KDL32S5500U 32-inch Widescreen HD Ready LCD TV with Freeview and 3 Year WarrantySony Bravia KDL26S5500 26-inch Widescreen HD Ready LCD TV with Freeview

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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

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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

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Sony KDL-37S5500 television review

 

Available for around £650 online, Sony's latest 37-inch LCD TV is part of its brand new line-up of Bravias for 2009. So why does it look like last year's tech? LCD TV technology has moved on from 2008, when blur, poor contrast and limited viewing...

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

Poor contrast, visible blur, noisy Freeview pictures

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

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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?

But then let’s remind ourselves again that this is an exceptionally affordable TV by Sony standards. Plus it manages to retain one handy multimedia port in the shape of an MP3/JPEG-capable USB socket, so all it is not lost.

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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.

Obviously, manufacturers' quoted contrast ratio figures are notoriously flimsy as evidence of potential picture quality. But since this is a Sony TV I'm looking at, I can't help but fear that the 37S5500's lower contrast claims hint at the reappearance...

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Sony Bravia S5500 (KDL-37S5500) review

 

Many people will probably be overjoyed at the prospect of being able to get a decent-sized Sony Bravia TV for £600. Before you get too excited, though, you should know that the KDL-37S5500 comes with some pretty major performance strings attached

Exceptionally affordable for a Sony Bravia TV ; Reasonably well built ; Bright and colourful pictures

Black levels aren't great ; Some motion blur at times ; Pretty feeble audio

Conclusion Sadly, the Bravia KDL-37S5500 isn't the answer to cash-strapped Sony fans' prayers. It's not an unmitigated disaster, but its performance falls so far short of that of Sony's V5500 range that you'd be well advised to spend an extra £100 or...

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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

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Sony KDL-37S5500

 

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

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

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Sony KDL-40S5500

 

Great budget TV, but you can get a superior 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

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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...

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Product Specifications

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-C:DVB-C (MPEG4) / No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG2) / DVB-T (MPEG4)
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):GUIDE Plus+ / Yes
HbbTV: No
HDTV:No / Yes
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio / Audio/Video / No
PC Streaming:Audio / No
Picture and Picture (PAP): No
Picture and Text (PAT): No
Picture in Picture (PIP):1 Tuner PIP / No
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: No

Connectivity

CI Plus: No
DLNA certified: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Front AV Interface:No / Yes
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
PC Streaming:Audio / No
S-Video: No
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 100 / VESA 200 x 200 / VESA 300 x 300

Display

Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:100 / 50
Frequency:50 Hertz
Full HD:No / Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: No

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature:No / Yes

General Features

3D: No
3D Ready: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9
Type:LCD
Type of Monitor:LCD
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