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Sony KDL-26EX553

alaTest has collected and analyzed 215 reviews of Sony KDL-26EX553. 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 durability and size. The design and image quality also get good feedback. Many are negative about the energy efficiency and reliability. There are some mixed comments about 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 88/100 = 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 People are impressed by the price and size. The sound and image quality also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts 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, 2017

Expert review by: Jamie Carter (

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

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

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

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

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

Consumer review by: paul (

Sony KDL-26EX553


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

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Chris (

Sony KDL-26EX553


Easy to install. Good instructions

Sound quality could be better

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Joyce (

Sony KDL-26EX553


Wi-if connection for BBC iPlayer

Sound could be better

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Martin (

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

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: b (

Sony KDL-26EX553


No bad points

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Susan (

Sony KDL-26EX553


Easy to set up ; Picture quality good

None found yet

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: David (

Sony KDL-26EX553


Poor sound quality, not as good as TV this replaced, had to add sound bas

Apr, 2013

Product Specifications


HD type:HD Ready / HD-Ready


VESA mounting: Yes

Smart TV

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