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Sony KDL-V5500 Series LCD HDTV (32")

Sony KDL-V5500 Series LCD HDTV (32")
alaScore 90

1113 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1113 reviews of Sony KDL-V5500 Series LCD HDTV (32"). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony KDL-V5500 Series LCD HDTV (32") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony KDL-V5500 Series LCD HDTV (32")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 458 user reviews of Sony KDL-V5500 Series LCD HDTV (32") from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

96% 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

Dec, 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

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

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

Expert review by : Tech Staff (techradar.com)

Sony Bravia KDL-32W5500 review

 

Sony have packed the features into this 32" HDTV

Excellent pictures ; Reasonable value

Limited online features ; Some motion blur

Exceptionally well-featured, but its pictures are just flawed enough to stop us giving it an unreserved thumbs up

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Sony Bravia KDL32W5500 LCD television

 

This Sony Bravia LCD TV has good picture quality, but faces stiff competition from cheaper brands

Good contrast and motion control, modern design, good scaling

Expensive for a 32in panel

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Bravia KDL32W5500 review

 

Say what you want about Sony's seemingly inflated prices versus competitors, but one thing you almost always get from the company is a well-designed product. As you would expect, the Sony Bravia KDL32W5500 is solidly and stylishly constructed.

If you’re looking for a mid-size LCD television, the Sony 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.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by (pcauthority.com.au)

Sony KDL-32V5500

 

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

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : HDTVorg.co.uk (hdtvorg.co.uk)

Sony KDL-32W5500

 

Another solid LCD from Sony although we still remain unconvinced by 100Hz processing ..

Picture quality in particular black level ability

Benefits of 100Hz do not convince

This is another LCD TV form Sony which delivers a solid all round performance. Your own perception of the effectiveness of 100Hz is an important factor for consideration. A side by side comparison with the 32V5500 at your local retailer might be a good...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : HDTVorg.co.uk (hdtvorg.co.uk)

Sony KDL-32V5500

 

Sony delivers a class leading mid level LCD TV ..

Most aspects of picture quality are outstanding

Can't match plasma for shadow detailing

With an accomplished performance in all areas, the KDL-32V5500 delivers on the promise of a class leading mid level LCD TV.

Sep, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:B/G, D/K, I, L, NICAM / B/G, D/K, Ik, L, NICAM / Dynamic, Standard, Clear Voice
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20
Sound enhancement technology:Y

Certificates

Plug and Play: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:Digital / Yes
Contrast ratio (dynamic):60000:1 / 80000:1
Display Diagonal:32
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
Noise reduction: Yes
Picture enhancement:BRAVIA ENGINE 3, Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE), Intelligent Picture, Live Colour
Progressive Scan: Yes
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Viewable size diagonal:31.9
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

AC (power) in: Yes
Power consumption (standby):0.17
Power consumption (typical):109 / 81

Ergonomics

Swivel angle range:20 - 20
Tilt angle:-20 - 20
Tilt angle range:-20 - 20
VESA mounting interfaces:200 x 200

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

Other Features

Additional accessories:RM-ED016 / RM-ED016, SU-WL500
Audio Output:1 / 5.1
Display:LCD
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
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

Packaging Data

Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes

Performance

Child lock: 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
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1 / 3
Composite video in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
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
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 (standby):0.17
Power consumption (typical):109 / 81

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC 3.58, PAL, Secam / PAL / PAL, Secam
Auto channel search: Yes
Supported TV bands:CATV, UHF, VHF
Tuner Type:Analog / Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.5
Depth (with stand):10.2
Height:21.1
Height (with stand):23
Weight:26.5 / 27.6 / 33.1
Weight with stand:27.6 / 32 / 33.1
Width:31.4
Width (with stand):31.4