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Sony KDL-26EX553

alaTest has collected and analyzed 283 reviews of Sony KDL-26EX553. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and size. The design and image quality also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and reliability. Comments are divided on the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KDL-26EX553 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 user reviews of Sony KDL-26EX553 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 Reviewers are impressed by the price and size. The sound and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative opinions about the remote control and reliability.

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94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony KDL26EX553BU 26-inch Widescreen HD Ready SMART WiFi LCD TV with Freeview HD - Black (New for 2012)Sony KDL26EX553BU 26-inch Widescreen HD Ready SMART WiFi LCD TV with Freeview HD - Black (New for 2012)

Jun, 2018

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Sony KDL-26EX553


Sony brings a touch of class to the small TV world with this 26in model.

Excellent picture quality, Superb online functionality, Built-in Wi-fi

Some motion lag, Not full HD, Oddly high input lag

Mar, 2014

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Sony KDL-26EX553 review


If space is tight, this Sony could be a perfect fit, but it's pricey

Attractive styling ; decent spread of smart features ; detailed picture ; handles motion well

Not the most vibrant image ; sounds insubstantial and weak ; seems pricey

Fits in nicely if space is limited and only a small screen will do

Sep, 2012

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Sony KDL-26EX553 review


A small, smart and serious TV for a bedroom or kitchen

Great picture quality ; Video apps ; Wi-Fi ; Easel' design ; White or black styling

Average build quality ; Slightly fussy UI ; No support for MKV files ; Weak sound

By adding the likes of BBC iPlayer, LED backlighting and nifty ultra-slim designs, the last few years have seen some mightily impressive bigscreen TVs for the living room, but what about the bedrooms and kitchen?

Oct, 2012

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Sony KDL-26EX553


No bad points

Aug, 2014

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Sony KDL-26EX553


Easy to install. Good instructions.

Sound quality could be better

Aug, 2013

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Plenty of features and easy to use

Sound at low volume is good, and there are plenty of options to alter the sound output, but it is still not as good as I would expect and not as good as the model I replaced

Aug, 2013

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Sony KDL-26EX553


Wi-if connection for BBC iPlayer

Sound could be better

Jul, 2013

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Easy to install. Good instructions

Sound quality could be better

Jul, 2013

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Sony KDL-26EX553


Excellent picture in Freeview HD, acceptable in SD. Wireless internet connection works well. Has a digital optical output, which is excellent and hard to find in smaller TVs.

Poor on-board sound quality (however, I use the optical out and feed a Denon mini hi-fi). Internet keyboard input via the remote is very clunky. TV is slow to start - channel changing, menus, etc. not available for up to 30 seconds after switching on.

Jul, 2013

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Sony KDL-26EX553


Picture is much better than our previous Sony Tv and we have found it reasonably easy to play CDs / DVDs on our connected Sony specialist players. Sound is not the very best - loudspeakers are a bit compromised by positioning and outlet - but plays our...

Initially, we found the Freeview system a bit difficult to master. Our old Freeview was extremely easy to operate but, then, it didn't offer so many facilities / options. We still would like to know the best way of leaving the Freeview text notes...

Jun, 2013

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital/Dolby Digital Plus/Dolby Digital Pulse
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Equalizer: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:16 / 8


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes


Color of product:Black / White
LED Indicators:Power, Stand-by / Yes


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:26
Display Diagonal (metric):26
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:HD / Not supported
High frequency rate:50
LED backlighting type:Edge-LED
Noise reduction: Yes
Screen format adjustments:14:9 / 14:9, 16:9
Supported graphics resolutions:1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1366 х 768, 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA) / 1360 x 768 (WXGA) / 1366 х 768
Supported video modes:1080i, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p / 720p
Viewing angle, horizontal:176
Viewing angle, vertical:176
Visible diagonal screen size:26

Energy Management

Annual Energy Consumption:50
Energy efficiency compliance:B
Power consumption (max):61
Power consumption (standby):0.3 / 36
Power consumption (typical):36 / 61


On/Off switch: Yes
Smartphone remote support: Yes
Tilt angle:0 - 6
Tilt angle range:0 - 6
VESA mounting:Y

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Number of OSD languages:25 / 29
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-and-Picture: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: No
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Cinema / Cinema, Game, Personal, Photo, Sports, Standard, Vivid / Cinema, Game, Photo, Sports, Vivid


Browser supported:Opera
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi ready:Y
WLAN-ready: Yes

Other Features

Audio Output:1
Backlight: Yes
Dimensions (W x D x H) with stand:25.3 x 7.36 x 16.8
Dimensions (WxDxH):25.3 x 2.32 x 16.2
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Integrated clock: Yes
Playback formats:MPEG1/MPEG2PS/MPEG2TS/AVCHD/MP4Part10/MP4Part2/WMV/mp3/WMA/LPCM/JPEG
Power LED: Yes
Volume Control:Digital

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Remote Control Type:RM-ED050

Packaging Data

Package depth:5.83
Package height:19.8
Package width:33.1


24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Audio formats supported:LPCM, MP3, WMA
Card reader integrated: No
Child lock: No
Image formats supported:JPG
Parental Control: Yes
Teletext function: No
Video compression format:AVCHD, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, TS, WMV / AVCHD, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, WMV
Video formats supported:AVCHD,MP4,MPEG1,MPEG2,TS,WMV / AVCHD,MP4,MPEG1,MPEG2,WMV

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:2
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Common interface (CI): No
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:2
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Annual Energy Consumption:50
Energy efficiency class:B
Power consumption (max):61
Power consumption (standby):0.3 / 36
Power consumption (typical):36 / 61

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes
Lifestyle apps:skype

TV Tuner

Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):7.36
Height (with stand):16.8
Package depth:5.83
Package dimensions (WxDxH):33.1 x 5.83 x 19.8
Package height:19.8
Package width:33.1
Weight:13.4 / 215.2
Weight with stand:15.2 / 243.4
Width (with stand):25.3