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Sony R55A / RA55 (2013) Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 408 reviews of Sony R55A / RA55 (2013) Series. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the sound and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. The energy efficiency and black level get less positive comments. There are some mixed comments about the size.

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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 R55A / RA55 (2013) Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony R55A / RA55 (2013) Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 358 user reviews of Sony R55A / RA55 (2013) Series from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the sound and design. The price and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the size, while some have doubts about the energy efficiency and black level.

image quality, usability, price, design, sound

reliability, black level, energy

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2020

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Sony's R520 LCD a big-screen value

 

If you're a Sony loyalist and don't want to pay too much, then the big-screen Sony R520/R550 offer some of the best value you'll see from the company this year.

The ; 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

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Sony KDL-70R550A

 

The most mainstream series in that lineup are the "R" models, namely the R520/R550. The two are basically identical but for 3D on the R550. The series is solid performer, and while it does have a couple of other gimmicky features, it succeeds in...

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

Expert review by : Lee Neikirk (reviewed.com)

Sony Bravia KDL-50R550A

 

This 50-inch LCD from Sony offers media and 3D, but lacks performance power.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by (lcdtvbuyingguide.com)

Sony KDL-60R550A 1080p 3D LED TV

 

Colors rendition on these new Sony TVs is exceptional and not over-saturated. The fact that the TVs calibrate easily to D6500K speaks to their color accuracy. The backlight is extremely powerful and can overpower color in the R550A so keep it moderated...

Color rendition is realistic and not over saturated and the TV calibrated near D6500K even though there is only a 2 point white balance control setting on this TV. The custom setting is set fairly close to D65 from the start. There are also only 3...

Expert review by : David Katzmaier, and Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com.au)

Sony KDL-50R550A

 

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

Excellent value ; Very good picture quality ; Impressive styling

Better value TVs available ; Smart TV can be slow ; Screen mirroring didn't work in tests

Via CNET.com

Dec, 2013

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)

"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...

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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

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"BRILLIANT - STOP LOOKING BUY IT!!"

 

I BOUGHT A VIZIO(RETURNED IT), AND HAVE OWNED A SAMSUNG TV. THIS TV TAKES THE CAKE. COMPARING TO MY RELATIVES 50 INCH $1300 USD SAMSUNG OF THE SAME CLASS, THIS TV BEATS IT. THE INTERFACE ON THE SONY IS GREAT. THE SAMSUNG ONLY WINS OUT ON HAVING A...

GREAT PRICE, GREAT PERFORMANCE AND 3D, FANTASTIC APPS, NICE FEEL TO PRODUCT - FREE 12 MONTHS OF HULU AND NETFLIX

HULU IS SLOW - HULUS FAULT ACCORDING TO HULU. NETFLIX AND ALL OTHER STREAMING IS FINE

Aug, 2013

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