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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2429 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. Opinions about the price and design are on the whole positive. The sound and usability are also appreciated.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 765 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. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The sound and usability also get good feedback.

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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 KDL32W5500U 32-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD TV with Freeview, 100Hz Motionflow

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Bobby Farell (associatedcontent.com)

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

Expert review by : Televisions.com (televisions.com)

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

GOOD GEAR GUIDE - EDITOR'S CHOICE

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

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 : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

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

Recommended!

Expert review by : John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Bravia KDL-46W5500 46in LCD TV

 

The Sony Bravia KDL-46W5500 ranks among the elite of the LCD TV world.

Given that I loved pretty much everything about the 40V5500's performance apart from its backlight inconsistency, you probably won't be too surprised to hear that the big reduction in this irritation for the 46W5500, together with the addition of a...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony KDL-37V5500 review

 

It's a capable set, without doubt, but once again we see the limitations of Sony's backlighting

Full HD spec alongside a wealth of other features ; stylish design and easy to use ; good tuner, good sound ; fine HD images

Blotchy backlight is visible ; not the last word in detail

A capable TV, but it can’t quite match the best for all-round performance

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony KDL-52V5500 review

 

We know that Sony makes top-class LCD televisions, but in this case the backlighting lets this otherwise good set down

Brilliant combination of inky blacks and bright whites ; stunning detail, especially with HD ; great motion and colours

Poor backlighting ; just a smidge of noise around standard-def edges

In many ways, the ’V5500 is a most impressive set; but it’s also the most disappointing

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony KDL-52W5500 review

 

Staggering motion handling from this big-screen Sony 52in LCD, but once again, it falls foul of a backlight that can't do its job properly

Takes all the brilliant aspects of the KDL-52V5500 and adds even better motion...

...but also suffers from the same uneven backlight

The Sony impresses in all areas, although it’s the backlight issue that costs the set a valuable star

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony KDL-37W5500 review

 

The Sony KDL-37W5500 is a superb all-round performer with none of the backlight issues that bothered its 40in big brother

Full feature-set ; punchy whites ; natural colour palette ; excellent depth and detail

Blacks could be truer

Sony’s ‘W’ series is back to winning ways with a belting, benchmark-setting performance

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony KDL-32V5500 review

 

Did you really expect anything less from this LCD? The Sony KDL-32V5500 is a formidable flag in the sand

Expansive specification ; clean and tidy looks ; clean and tidy pictures, with motion a particular strength

Short of outright low-light insight ; sounds flat

Keep the backlighting nice and even, Sony, and everything else just falls into place. As we've said before: formidable

May, 2009

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

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

Certificates

Plug and Play: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black

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

Display

3D:N
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

DVD

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

Ergonomics

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

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:KDL32V5500E/KDL40V5500E/KDL46V5500E
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

Miscellaneous

Color:Piano black

Networking

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
DVB:DVB-T, DVB-C
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

Performance

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:2000
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
HDCP: Yes
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

Power

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

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

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