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Sony KDL-V5500 Series LCD HDTV (46")

Sony KDL-V5500 Series LCD HDTV (46")
alaScore 89

302 reviews

Dec, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 17 expert reviews and 285 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 88/100 and users rate it 90/100. The average review date is Nov 5, 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 17, 2018.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony KDL-V5500 Series LCD HDTV (46")


alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of Sony KDL-V5500 Series LCD HDTV (46") from 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

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Bravia KDL46W5500U 46-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD TV with Freeview,100Hz Motionflow and 3 Year WarrantySony Bravia KDL46W5500U 46-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD TV with Freeview,100Hz Motionflow and 3 Year Warranty

Dec, 2018


Expert review by : John Archer (

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 : Jamie Carter (

Sony Bravia KDL-46W5500 television


Internet TV is here, but is it worth upgrading to? Panasonic and Samsung have already redefined what a HDTV can do with a broadband connection, and their VieraCast and Internet@TV platforms, respectively, are now joined by Sony's effort: AppliCast....

Clarity of HD, sound, four HDMI inputs

Freeview pictures, limited value of AppliCast, USB lacks wide file support

With an excellent performance with high-def and below-par digital TV, the KDL-46W5500 presents something of a conundrum. If you intend to buy a TV of this size and continue watching Freeview and DVDs, buy a plasma - no question about it. But if a diet...

May, 2009

Expert review by : PC Authority (

Sony KDL-46W5500


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

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : John Archer (

Sony Bravia KDL-46W5500


For a start, it's got plenty going on in the picture processing department, including Sony's latest - and greatest - video processing engine, Bravia Engine 3, as well as Sony's 24p True Cinema mode, Sony's Live Colour engine, and a 100Hz system for...

Generally excellent picture quality, lots of features, good connectivity

The AppliCast online system is a waste of time, standard def skin can look a touch waxy, and it's not particularly cheap

Nov, 2009

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Sony Bravia KDL-46W5500 review


A killer HD TV loaded up with great features, good looks and enough to keep you entertained this winter

Stunning pictures, great features and competitive price

AppliCast web apps are average at best

Sep, 2009

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Sony Bravia KDL-46W5500


The Sony Bravia KDL-46W5500 is a 46-inch Full HD LCD telly with 100Hz motion control, a tonne of picture processing features, 24p Cinema mode, eco settings and four HDMI ports. The good LCD tellies have a shelf life comparable to accident-prone...

Sony’s tellies are marching proudly towards a new golden age, matching superb visuals with surprisingly affordable price-tags. Hardly budget priced but a bargain nonetheless. Sony Bravia KDL-46W5500 is tagged with Sony Bravia KDL-46W5500, Sony, LCD and...

Sep, 2009

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Sony KDL-46W5500


super image quality esp on the HD formats. Blueray is very impressive. sound quality average but is too be expected of the flat screen tv's. i purchased the RHT G950 for the tv and completed the package. very happy with how it performs.

The LCD screen needed to be replaced after 1 year. lucky that a special offer was available at the time of purchase where a 3 year warrenty was offered free so i had the screen replaced for free.

Sep, 2012

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Sony KDL-46W5500


Great picture on HD, and also suprised on the quality on standard def. Easy to use

In some situations, can see just a little bit of backlight, but on the whole you dont really see it

Jul, 2012

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Sony KDL-46W5500


Dos'nt play avi files or divx !!!

Oct, 2011

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Sony KDL-46W5500


Dos'nt play avi files or divx

Aug, 2011

Product Specifications


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


Plug and Play: Yes


Color of product:Black


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:Digital / Yes
Contrast ratio (dynamic):1000000:1 / 60000:1
Display brightness:450
Display Diagonal:46
Display Diagonal (metric):46.1
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution: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:46.1
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

AC (power) in: Yes
Power consumption (sleep mode):0.17
Power consumption (standby):0.17
Power consumption (typical):162 / 206


Swivel angle range:20 - 20
Tilt angle:-20 - 20
Tilt angle range:-20 - 20
VESA mounting interfaces:11.8 x 11.8 / 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 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
Music power:20
Package dimensions (WxDxH):54.7 x 8.27 x 32.9
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


Child lock: Yes
Teletext function: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:2
Audio (L,R) out:1 / 2
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


AC (power) in:Y
Power consumption (sleep):0.17
Power consumption (standby):0.17
Power consumption (typical):162 / 206

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 & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):13
Height:28.5 / 28.8
Height (with stand):30.4
Weight:51.8 / 52.9 / 828.9 / 846.6
Weight with stand:59.5 / 60.6 / 952.4 / 970
Width (with stand):44.2