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

Sony KDL-V5500 Series LCD HDTV (32", 35", 37", 40", 46", 52")
alaScore 93

1460 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1460 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the glare and sound are generally positive. The value for money and usability also get good feedback.

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

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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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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.

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Sony KDL-40 W 5500

 

Accurate 24p playback, even with 60i-format signals; Natural, contrast-rich pictures; Heaps of multimedia extras

Awkward channel navigation; Confusing picture-settings; No format-switching for HD signals

Patience pays off with this Sony: Once you've trawled through the mystifying picture menus, and made your peace with the lack of 4:3 or zoom settings for HD signals, you're rewarded with outstanding picture quality.

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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.

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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.

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Sony Bravia KDL-40V5500 40in LCD TV

 

What can we expect from the Sony Bravia KDL-40V5500 40in LCD TV? John finds out.

Beyond this, though, you're limited to a World Clock, an onscreen calculator and, well, that's about it really. Everything works well and is beautifully presented, but it really is hard to ignore the amount of extra stuff that other brands of online TV...

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Sony Bravia KDL32W5500 review

 

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 mid-size LCD screens we've tested, but its price is double that of some other 32in TVs we've seen.

If you're looking for a mid-size LCD television, the Sony 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.

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Sony Bravia W5500 (KDL-46W5500) review

 

For those who can't afford one of Sony's exceptional X4500 LED-backlit TVs, the fantastic functionality and performance of the surprisingly affordable Bravia KDL-46W5500 should do the trick. It's just a shame that Sony's online system isn't as good as...

Excellent picture quality ; Good connectivity and multimedia functionality ; Decent audio ; Good value

Online features are flimsy ; Not particularly pretty

Conclusion Sony's Z5500 and X4500 ranges are undoubtedly talented, but they're also rather expensive -- intimidatingly so in the case of the X4500 series. It's a relief, then, that the relatively affordable Bravia KDL-46W5500 is both an excellent...

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Sony Bravia KDL-40V5500

 

Offering generally excellent picture quality and a host of features, the 40-inch, 1080p KDL-40V5500 LCD TV is surprisingly cheap for a large Bravia TV. Committed videophiles may notice a backlight inconsistency issue, but, for most users, this set will...

Aggressively priced for a large Bravia TV ; pictures look great most of the time ; good feature set for the money

Online services are very limited ; some backlight inconsistency ; no 100Hz engine

Extremely affordable by Sony's usual wallet-hammering standards, the Bravia KDL-40V5500 is a good, feature-laden TV. The only problem is that, due to a noticeable backlight problem, pictures aren't as consistently good as we'd like

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Sony Bravia V5500 (KDL-40V5500) review

 

Extremely affordable by Sony's usual wallet-hammering standards, the Bravia KDL-40V5500 is a good, feature-laden TV. The only problem is that, due to a noticeable backlight problem, pictures aren't as consistently good as we'd like

Aggressively priced for a large Bravia TV ; Pictures look great most of the time ; Good feature set for the money

Online services are very limited ; Some backlight inconsistency ; No 100Hz engine

Conclusion If you're a casual user, the Sony Bravia KDL-40V5500 has plenty going for it. It's unusually cheap for a Sony Bravia TV, especially considering how much multimedia functionality it's got, and there are times -- many times, in fact -- when...

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Stuff magazine

 

This high-spec 37in LCD telly certainly seems to be the biz – so, has Sony sorted out those pesky backlight-bleed issues?

Sony's W Series is back to winning ways with a belting, benchmark-setting performance

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

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.2in/11.9in/13in
Height:23in/26.9in/30.4in
Weight:32lbs/45.2lbs/59.5lbs
Width:31.4in/38.9in/44.1in

DVD

Type: None

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:KDL32V5500E/KDL40V5500E/KDL46V5500E
Product Line:Sony

Miscellaneous

Color:Piano black

Television

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
Series:BRAVIA
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video / SCART
Viewing Angle:178 degrees
Widescreen:Widescreen

TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner:DVB-C
Multi-channel Preview:Picture-and-picture (PAP) / Picture-in-picture (PIP)
Teletext: Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes