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Sony KDL-26EX553

Sony KDL-26EX553
alaScore 89

120 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 120 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and value for money. The usability and sound are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed views about the build quality.

image quality, sound, usability, value for money, design

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 120 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony KDL-26EX553

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 106 user reviews of Sony KDL-26EX553 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.

image quality, sound, usability, value for money, design

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

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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

Smart TVs for a second room are rare, and this 26-inch effort from Sony canters to victory by sporting a good array of apps and a great all-round picture that's helped by its 'kind to YouTube rubbish' HD-ready resolution.

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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

Obviously some of this video content is subscription or rental only, but a good quantity of it is free - much more of it, in fact, than you get with any other rival online TV service. In an ideal world Sony would also add the 4OD and ITV Player apps...

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Sony KDL-26EX553

 

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

A bigger hindrance, though, is that it just doesn’t seem brilliant value, especially given the screen size you can enjoy if you spend a few pounds more. But this doesn’t take away the fact that, for a bedroom or kitchen, the Sony is a capable option.

Product Specifications

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store:No / Yes
Application Store (IPTV):No / Yes
DVB-C:DVB-C (MPEG4)
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG4)
DVB-T2: Yes
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
HDTV: Yes
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
Picture and Picture (PAP): Yes
Processor Cores:Single-Core
USB Recording: Yes
Video-on-Demand (VoD): Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Web Content Access: Yes

Connectivity

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

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 200 x 100

Display

Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:50
Full HD: No
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Edge LED

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):B

General Features

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