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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

1513 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1513 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the glare and sound. The value for money and usability are also mentioned favorably.

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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alaTest has collected and analysed 738 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

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

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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 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...

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



Type: None


Product Line:Sony


Color:Piano black


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

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