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Sony KDL-V5500 Series LCD HDTV (32", 35", 37", 40", 46", 52")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2435 reviews of Sony KDL-V5500 Series LCD HDTV (32", 35", 37", 40", 46", 52"). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviews about the price and design are generally positive. The sound and usability are also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony KDL-V5500 Series LCD HDTV (32", 35", 37", 40", 46", 52") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 765 user reviews of Sony KDL-V5500 Series LCD HDTV (32", 35", 37", 40", 46", 52") from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Reviewers really like the design and price. The sound and usability are also appreciated.

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This summary is based on the products: Sony Bravia KDL32W5500U 32-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD TV with Freeview, 100Hz MotionflowSony Bravia KDL32W5500U 32-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD TV with Freeview, 100Hz Motionflow

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Bobby Farell (

Sony Bravia KDL32W5500 LCD TV Review


Sony is renowned for their high quality LCD televisions and the KDL32W5500 is no different. So is this Bravia television worth the price and should you consider buying it? Read the review given below to find it out.

Nov, 2009

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Sony KDL-52 V 5500


Huge, natural-looking picture., Excellent picture quality, day and night., Built-in HDTV-capable digital tuner for terrestrial and cable signals., Network-access (LAN) to multimedia files from a PC., Widgets display online content, such as RSS feeds.,...

Picture quality depends strongly on viewing angle., Menu takes some getting used to and has too many functions/settings., Motion blur in fast-moving pictures/sports broadcasts., Lack of aspect ratio switching for HDTV signals., Thin sound., Significant...

Sony's gigantic TV offers an enormous picture and excellent feature set, with versatile multimedia entertainment. Movies impress thoroughly in bright conditions, but fast movements blur a little, especially in sports broadcasts.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Tech Staff (

Sony Bravia KDL-52V5500 review


Enjoyably detailed performance with Blu-ray and solid audio

Nice design ; Good HD pictures ; Decent audio

SD can be treated poorly

A solid LCD TV with some great HD pictures but it wont set the world alight

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : John Archer (

Sony Bravia KDL37W5500 review


A good all-round 37" LCD TV but not quite the refined experience we have come to expect from Sony

Very good pictures ; Good all-round specification

Slightly expensive ; Limited online service

A good all rounder, but the 40in version is better, and with that in mind, the price seems a touch too steep

Nov, 2009


Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (

Sony Bravia KDL32W5500 LCD television


The Sony Bravia KDL32W5500 is a Full HD 32in LCD television with multimedia features, good picture quality and a modern design. It's one of the best m...

Good contrast and motion control, modern design, good scaling

Expensive for a 32in panel

If you're looking for a mid-size LCD television, Sony's Bravia KDL32W5500 is king of the bunch. It comes with a higher price tag than we would have liked, but if you want the pedigree you'll have to pay for it.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (

Sony Bravia KDL32W5500 LCD television


This Sony Bravia LCD TV has good picture quality, but faces stiff competition from cheaper brands

Good contrast and motion control, modern design, good scaling

Expensive for a 32in panel

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Tech Staff (

Sony Bravia KDL-32W5500 review


Sony have packed the features into this 32" HDTV

Excellent pictures ; Reasonable value

Limited online features ; Some motion blur

Exceptionally well-featured, but its pictures are just flawed enough to stop us giving it an unreserved thumbs up

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Jamie Carter (

Sony Bravia KDL-46W5500 television


Internet TV is here, but is it worth upgrading to? Panasonic and Samsung have already redefined what a HDTV can do with a broadband connection, and their VieraCast and Internet@TV platforms, respectively, are now joined by Sony's effort: AppliCast....

Clarity of HD, sound, four HDMI inputs

Freeview pictures, limited value of AppliCast, USB lacks wide file support

With an excellent performance with high-def and below-par digital TV, the KDL-46W5500 presents something of a conundrum. If you intend to buy a TV of this size and continue watching Freeview and DVDs, buy a plasma - no question about it. But if a diet...

May, 2009

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Sony KDL-40V5500 review


Generally excellent internet-enabled and eco-friendly LCD TV

Good internet features ; Superb HD and SD pictures ; Easy to use

Internet features are limited right now ; Inconsistent backlight

A potentially awesome TV let down by a single niggly flaw, but still worth giving an audition

Apr, 2009

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Sony Bravia KDL-32W5500 32in LCD TV


John assesses the 32in Sony Bravia KDL-32W5500 LCD TV and compares it with the 32E5500 model.

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications

Sony's stunning picture quality reaches a whole dynamic level with the V5500. Experience true color that comes alive in Full HD, and start home networking with all your digital devices to open up endless entertainment possibilities. All this and it conserves energy too. Share photos, music or videos and even check which time it is on the other side of the world with the V5500's home networking features. What's more, at the touch of a button you can select movies stored on your DLNA-enabled PC in another room and watch them on the big screen.


Audio system:B/G, D/K, I, L, NICAM / B/G, D/K, Ik, L, NICAM / Dolby Digital / Dynamic, Standard, Clear Voice
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
FM radio: No
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:10 / 20
Sound enhancement:Y
Sound enhancement technology:Y

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers
Surround Mode: Yes


Plug and Play: Yes


Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight



3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:Digital / Yes
Contrast ratio (dynamic):1000000:1 / 50000:1 / 60000:1 / 80000:1
Display brightness:450
Display Diagonal:32 / 37 / 40 / 46 / 52
Display Diagonal (metric):46.1 / 52
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:100
Noise reduction: Yes
Picture enhancement:BRAVIA ENGINE 3, Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE), Intelligent Picture, Live Colour
Progressive Scan: Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Viewable size diagonal:3.7 / 31.9 / 37 / 40.2 / 46.1 / 52
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178


Type: None

Energy Management

AC (power) in: Yes
Power consumption (sleep mode):0.17
Power consumption (standby):0.17
Power consumption (typical):109 / 132 / 137 / 162 / 169 / 179 / 195 / 206 / 81


Placement supported:Horizontal
Swivel angle range:-20 - 20 / 20 - 20
Tilt angle:-20 - 20
Tilt angle range:-20 - 20
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:11.8 x 11.8 / 200 x 200 / 300 x 300


Product Line:Sony

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Integrated clock: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:Nor
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Programmable timers:Y
Sleep Timer: Yes


Color:Piano black


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

Additional accessories:RM-ED016 / RM-ED016, SU-WL500 / RM-ED016,SU-WL500
Audio Output:1 / 5.1
Backlight: Yes
Backlight type:CCFL
Display:LCD / TFT
Music power:20
Package dimensions (WxDxH):4.09 x 0.776 x 2.55 / 40.9 x 7.76 x 25.5 / 46.6 x 7.76 x 27.5 / 49.1 x 7.76 x 30.4 / 52.2 x 17.1 x 36.7 / 52.8 x 17.1 x 39.2 / 54.7 x 8.27 x 32.9
Power LED: Yes
Power Requirements:100-240 V
Sound output mode:Dynamic/Standard/Clear Voice/Cinema/Music/Sports/Game
Speakers:2 / 2 x 10
Stand-by LED: Yes
Zoom capability:14:9, 4:3, Smart, Wide, Zoom, AFD / Y

Packaging Data

Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Package depth:10.3 / 7.76
Package height:30.4 / 36.1
Package width:49.1 / 61.3


Child lock: Yes
Favorite pages quantity:2000
Favourite pages quantity:2000
Game mode: Yes
Optical disc player:N
Optical disc player type:Not included
Picture viewer: Yes
Teletext function: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1 / 2
Audio (L,R) out:1 / 2
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Common interface (CI):No / Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1 / 2 / 3
Composite video in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 4
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
RGB ports quantity:1 / 2
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC (power) in:Y
Power consumption (sleep):0.17
Power consumption (standby):0.17
Power consumption (typical):109 / 132 / 137 / 162 / 169 / 179 / 195 / 206 / 81


Diagonal Size:32in/40in/46in
Diagonal Size (cm):102cm/117cm/82cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV 1080p
Digital Television Certification (French):TNT HD / HDTV 1080p MPEG-4
Display Format:1080p (FullHD)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio:60000:1
HDCP Compatible: Yes
HDMI Ports Qty:4
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15) / USB
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1920 x 1080
Technology:TFT active matrix
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video / SCART
Viewing Angle:178 degrees

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC 3.58, PAL, Secam / NTSC, PAL, SECAM / PAL / PAL, Secam
Auto channel search: Yes
Digital TV Tuner:DVB-C
Multi-channel Preview:Picture-and-picture (PAP) / Picture-in-picture (PIP)
Supported TV bands:CATV, UHF, VHF
Teletext: Yes
Tuner Type:Analog / Analog & digital
TV Tuner Presence: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23.6 / 3.5 / 3.58 / 3.66 / 3.78 / 35.5 / 4.53
Depth (with stand):10.2 / 11.9 / 13 / 14.1 / 25.5
Height:21.1 / 23.6 / 23.7 / 25 / 28.5 / 28.8 / 3.58 / 32.4
Height (with stand):11.9 / 23 / 25.5 / 25.6 / 26.9 / 30.4 / 34.2 / 34.3
Weight:1075.9 / 26.5 / 27.6 / 33.1 / 38.6 / 51.8 / 52.9 / 67.2 / 828.9 / 846.6
Weight with stand:1234.6 / 27.6 / 32 / 33.1 / 39.7 / 45.2 / 59.5 / 60.6 / 77.2 / 952.4 / 970
Width:31.4 / 36.1 / 38.9 / 44.2 / 49.7
Width (with stand):31.4 / 36.1 / 38.9 / 44.2 / 49.7