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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1516 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the glare and sound. The value for money and usability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the resolution.

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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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony KDL-V5500 Series LCD HDTV (32", 35", 37", 40", 46", 52")

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 738 user reviews of Sony KDL-V5500 Series LCD HDTV (32", 35", 37", 40", 46", 52") from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk.

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95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Bravia KDL32W5500U 32-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD TV with Freeview, 100Hz MotionflowSony Bravia KDL37W5500U 37-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD TV with Freeview and 100Hz MotionflowSony Bravia KDL32W5500U 32-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD TV with Freeview, 100Hz Motionflow and 3-Year Warranty

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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 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

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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

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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-32W5500 review

 

Sony have packed the features into this 32" HDTV

Excellent pictures ; Reasonable value

Limited online features ; Some motion blur

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Sony Bravia KDL-46W5500 television review

 

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. A...

Clarity of HD, sound, four HDMI inputs

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

If a diet of high-def TV, gaming and Blu-ray is on the cards - and you like the idea of AppliCast - the KDL-46W5500 is definitely worth an audition

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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

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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

 

Say what you want about Sony's seemingly inflated prices versus competitors, but one thing you almost always get from the company is a well-designed product. As you would expect, the Sony Bravia KDL32W5500 is solidly and stylishly constructed.

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...

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
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