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Sony R520/R550 series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Sony R520/R550 series. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the sound and reliability. The design and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews are divided on the usability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony R520/R550 series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Sony R520/R550 series review

 

While Samsung released dozens of different televisions in 2013, Sony did what turned out to be the right thing by announcing just four series of TVs at the start of the year. Though more followed later on , the initial distillation did lead to a...

The Sony R520/R550 series offers excellent value and very good picture quality among its peers; relatively deep black levels; matte screen leads improves bright-room performance; attractive styling with unique stand.

Even better values are available; colors aren't entirely accurate; the different Smart TV interfaces can be confusing and a little slow; Screen mirroring didn't work on our sample.

The big-screen Sony R520/R550 series offers the best value you'll see from the company this year.

Nov, 2013

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"Worst TV I ever owned"

 

Here's what I had to say to Sony about the KDL-70R550A which is the same only larger. I have hesitated for several months to post my very bad luck with Sony's quality and customer support. This is from a 40 year loyal customer that has bought and sold...

Works great when it works

TV (2) only lasted less than 1 year like all R550A series. Should have been recalled.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"Screen completely fryed after 18 months. "

 

We have bought this TV around 18 months. I have to say that our family has been buying Sony products for decades and have always like the quality and dependability. Unfortunately, this is simply not the case with this TV. This model started...

Decent picture

Bad part quiality

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"the soNY 50r550a is an amazing tv and works great."

 

The tv has some nice smart features and the 3d works great. The pictureason is crisp and features nice.

works well on smart tv

not full led lit

Nov, 2014

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Almost Perfect!

 

I bought this TV to use in my newly finished basement. The TV is mounted on the wall and is just flat out gorgeous to look at style wise. I have it connected to a Yamaha RX-v475 A/V receiver and it works without any problems.

Mar, 2014

Consumer review (cnet.com)

An excellent big screen TV with great picture quality!

 

It's an excellent big TV for the price. The picture quality won't disappoint and I have not experienced any flickering at all.

The picture quality is fantastic especially when watching Bluray movies and playing video games. It also has passive 3D which is the same tech as you would find from the cinema. The 3D works great and it really pops out.

The smart TV feature is a bit slow and not that intuitive.

Mar, 2014

Consumer review (cnet.com)

good overall but poor for watching some sport

 

Good value for money

good sound and clear picture.

golf balls have trails and sometimes duplicates, with the back ball catching up eventually to make the one ball.

Feb, 2014

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"Best TV I have ever owned."

 

Best TV I have ever owned. I bought a Vizio M series and had to bring it back due to light bleed and nonsense widget apps. Bought this and got a free 12 month hulu and netflix subscription with it. FREE! The TV has been seemless, great picture, nice...

Frame

None that I can find.

Feb, 2014

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"worst tv ever"

 

This product does not work right. It turns off randomly, without warning. If we want to make sure it works for a big game we have to unplug it the night before and replug it in before the game.

it looks nice hanging on the wall

bad product and even worse customer support

Jan, 2014

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"Please help!"

 

Cnet specs say this is a matte screen TV?! My hubby wants me to buy it for Christmas...KDL 50R550A...it is going on the northern wall of our sunroom...no direct light will hit it, but very sunny in the summer. Is it matte, glossy, semi-glossy? Your...

Matte screen? passive 3D

None, as of yet!

Nov, 2013
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