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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 544 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 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and sound. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the reliability, while the energy efficiency and remote control get negative opinions.

image quality, usability, price, sound, size

remote control, energy

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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 441 user reviews of Sony Bravia KDL-S5500 / S5600 / S550 Series LCD TV (22", 26", 32", 37", 40") from 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 People really like the size and price. The sound and usability also get good reviews. There are some mixed reviews about the remote control. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and reliability.

image quality, usability, sound, price, size

reliability, energy

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony 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 FreeviewSony Bravia KDL26S5500 26-inch Widescreen HD Ready LCD TV with Freeview

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: John Archer (

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 (

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 (

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

May, 2009

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

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 (

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

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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

Expert review by: avforums (

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...


Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Cliff Joseph (

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


2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: No
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


CI Plus: No
DLNA certified: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Front AV Interface:No / 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


4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:100 / 50
Frequency:50 Hertz
Full HD:No / Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: No
LED Technology: 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 of Monitor:LCD