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Sony Bravia KDL-Z5500 Series LCD TV (46")

Sony Bravia KDL-Z5500 Series LCD TV (46")
alaScore 89

43 reviews

Dec, 2018

  • Negative

We have collected and analyzed 14 expert reviews and 29 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 80/100 and users rate it 93/100. The average review date is Dec 11, 2009. We have compared these reviews to 1568304 reviews from other TVs. The alaScore™ for this product is 89/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 18, 2018.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Sony Bravia KDL-46Z5500 46in LCD TV


The Sony KDL-46Z5500 has design flare, excellent 200Hz processing and fine HD pictures, so is there anything not to like?

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Sony KDL-46Z5500 review


An accomplished all-round performance – including a decent backlight – puts this Sony up there with the very best

Impeccable motion processing ; excellent detail and punch ; impressive upscaled pictures, both from Freeview and DVD

The Samsung UE46B8000

Take the usual Sony quality, add even backlighting, and you've got a brilliant, all-round TV

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Rik Henderson (

Sony Bravia KDL-46Z5500 review


Sony's LCD TV ekes the best out of older backlighting technology in the face of LED competition

Wonderfully detailed pictures ; Bright, crisp colours

Black levels are a tad light ; Poor off-axis viewing

Performance is what makes this TV a winner, all the additional features are useful bonuses

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (

Sony Bravia KDL46Z5500


Boasting improved design and an upgraded picture engine, the Sony Bravia KDL46Z5500 is perfect for watching the World Cup on. Which Cup is up to you.

Excellent black levels. Detailed images. 200Hz is suited to sport. DLNA streaming onboard.

DVD replay could be better. 200Hz is poor with non-broadcast sources.

Boasting improved design and an upgraded picture engine, the Sony Bravia KDL46Z5500 is perfect for watching the World Cup on. But which Cup is up to you.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : PC Authority (

Sony KDL-46Z5500


Take the usual Sony quality, add even backlighting, and you've got a brilliant, all-round TV

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : David Phelan (

Sony Bravia KDL-46Z5500 200Hz 46in LCD TV


Big, sleek and beautiful, this Bravia has a lot going for it. Even if it can't count LED backlighting among its image boosters, it's a great performer.

Sony’s TVs regularly offer stylish design, effectively implemented innovations and striking picture quality. And all that's true here. But this is a pricey TV and the attention-grabbing LED backlighting of rival sets may attract you instead. Despite...

Nov, 2009

Consumer review (

Sony Bravia KDL46Z5500


the TV is costly but worth every cent, i applause Sony WELL DONE

great for whatching sport

i can not camplane

Jun, 2010

Consumer review (

Sony Bravia KDL46Z5500


Awesome TV. I can not find a single thing wrong with it. Absolutely love it.



Mar, 2010

Consumer review (

Sony Bravia KDL46Z5500


awesome set. beautiful for gaming. especially uncharted 2 on ps3. unreal... super smooth motion. also no problems with the dark knight on my set. i suspect the reviewers blu-ray player is the real problem. do they state the model used?

perfect for blu-ray and gaming

too big for my room :)

Jan, 2010

Consumer review (

Sony KDL-46Z5500


Great picture and sound, attractive design with some nice features.

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
FM radio: No
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20


Color of product:Black


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:Digital
Contrast ratio (dynamic):100000:1
Display brightness:500
Display Diagonal:46
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:200
Noise reduction: Yes
Progressive Scan: Yes
Viewable size diagonal:46.1
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

AC (power) in: Yes
Power consumption (standby):0.19
Power consumption (typical):166


Swivel angle range:20 - 20
VESA mounting interfaces:300 x 300

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/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Remote Control Type:RM-ED019
Sleep Timer: Yes

Other Features

Display:LCD / TFT
Sound output mode:Dynamic/Standard/Clear Voice
Speakers:2 x 10W
Stand-by LED: Yes
Zoom capability:14:9, 4:3


Card reader integrated: No
Child lock: Yes
Game mode: Yes
Teletext function: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: Yes
HDMI ports quantity: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:2
SCART ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC (power) in:Y
Power consumption (standby):0.19
Power consumption (typical):166

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Auto channel search: Yes
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):13
Height (with stand):28.5
Weight:0.772 / 48.3
Weight with stand:0.892 / 55.8
Width (with stand):43