Sony KDL-26EX553 TV reviews and prices: 26" HD Ready LED screen

118 customer reviews

+ This TV has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on sound quality.

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8.2 out of 10 based on 118 reviews.
Sony KDL-26EX553 with 26" HD Ready LED screen, 2 HDMI ports and Freeview. See full product description

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paul, Occasional TV watcher

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Plenty of features and easy to use
Bad points:
Sound at low volume is good, and there are plenty of options to alter the sound output, but it is still not as good as I would expect and not as good as the model I replaced
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 6.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Jul 2013

b, Occasional TV watcher

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
No bad points
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Apr 2013

Susan, Poole Multi-purpose viewer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to set up.
Picture quality good.
Bad points:
None found yet
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Apr 2013

David, Bristol Multi-purpose viewer

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Poor sound quality, not as good as TV this replaced, had to add sound bas
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 1.0
Design 7.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Apr 2013

Adam, Sevenoaks Multi-purpose viewer

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Navigation through the menus is painful. Especially difficult to get to the Internet browser - which is pretty useless anyway.
No ITVplayer etc etc. So not such a "smart TV". Had I realised this prior to purchase I would have looked at other TV's.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 5.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Apr 2013

Mi, Slovenia

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
universal 360 degree toy
Bad points:
too much money
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Apr 2013

Martin, Reading Multi-purpose viewer

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Excellent picture in Freeview HD, acceptable in SD.
Wireless internet connection works well.
Has a digital optical output, which is excellent and hard to find in smaller TVs.
Bad points:
Poor on-board sound quality (however, I use the optical out and feed a Denon mini hi-fi).
Internet keyboard input via the remote is very clunky.
TV is slow to start - channel changing, menus, etc. not available for up to 30 seconds after switching on.
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 3.0
Design 6.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Jun 2013

This Sony KDL-26EX553 is reviewed on TechRadar

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 26
Type of screen LED
3D No
HD TV HD Ready
Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview
Number of HDMI ports 2
Number of scart ports 1
Connections Wireless
Connections HDMI
Connections Ethernet
Frequency (Hz) 50
Screen aspect ratio 16:9
Reflection angle 176
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 1366
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 768
Energy efficiency B
Headphone Socket Yes
Weight (kg) 6.1
Release date 2012-04-12

Also known as: Sony KDL26EX553, Sony KDL26EX553WU, Sony KDL26EX553BU, KDL-26EX553

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Manufacturer's Description

66cm / 26", HD Ready TV with Edge LED, X-Reality, built-in Wi-Fi® and Sony Internet TV

  • Enjoy a clear picture on a slim Edge LED screen
  • Wi-Fi for easy access to catch-up TV, movies & apps
  • Change the TV viewing angle for the perfect view

A world of entertainment at your finger tips

Start an Internet TV revolution in your home. Discover an exciting new world of on-demand services, catch-up TV, apps and more – all on a clear, highly detailed big picture and slim LED screen. It’s time to take control of your entertainment from the heart of your home.

Sharp picture that brings action to life
Whether you’re watching online TV, a favourite DVD or a home movie, everything gets clearer, sharper and closer to HD with X-Reality. What’s more sports scenes look smoother and less juddery– no matter how fast the pace of the action.

Wirelessly access online entertainment
Use either your TV remote control or mobile device (with voice recognition) to access to the Sony Entertainment Network for streaming HD movies, millions of songs, your favourite TV channels, a web browser and apps like Twitter™, Facebook®, YouTube™, Skype™ and more.

Enjoy a new airy design
This design of the HX75 series combines contrasting materials and seamless edges. You will be amazed by the lightness of this TV with the Easel Stand that you can twist vertically and horizontally to give you the perfect viewing angle.

Energy-saving TV features
Our new LED Frame dimming feature helps to reduce the amount of energy consumed by intelligently adjusting backlight levels to suit the scene. You can enjoy sharp, high contrast TV pictures with low power consumption. You will notice the difference on your bill.

Natural colours and clear, detailed pictures – See crisp detail with no degradation or noise, even for Standard Definition pictures, with the X-Reality picture engine.
Edge LED for high picture contrast – Benefit from enhanced colour intensity, high contrast and improved energy efficiency, all within a slim screen design.
See action clearly with Motionflow XR 100Hz – Watch action sequences at the equivalent of 100 frames a second and enjoy a smoother picture with less judder and blur.
Built-in Wi-Fi® to easily connect to the Internet – Stream entertainment from your wireless home network and the Internet without the clutter of cables.
Easily connect to the web on your TV – Stream full-screen movies, music, Internet videos, apps, and access social networks on the Sony Entertainment Network.
Ready for video and voice calls with Skype™ – Add a voice control camera and microphone and make free Skype™ calls to friends and family from the comfort of your sofa.
Surf the web through your TV – Go online to browse text and picture-based Internet pages through your TV.
Use your smartphone as a remote control *- Download the Media Remote app and use your iPhone, Android™ phone or tablet as a remote control or mouse for browsing the web.
*Connect directly to other Wi-Fi® devices
– Your TV can connect directly to other Wi-Fi Direct devices without cables, routers or complicated settings.
Share movies & music from your PC & other devices – Stream movies, music and photos to your TV from a PC or MP3 player – or send photos and videos from your smartphone to your TV.

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