Sony KDL-40S5500 TV reviews and prices: 40" Full HD 1080p LCD screen

378 customer reviews

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

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8.5 out of 10 based on 378 reviews.
Sony KDL-40S5500 with 40" Full HD 1080p LCD screen, 3 HDMI ports and Freeview. See full product description
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kelly, portsmouth High spec fanatic

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
It looks good, easy to use and sits rather sturdy on my cabinet, where as my samsung used to wobble like made when someone walked past.
Bad points:
I do find I have to turn the volume up rather high when watching a dvd or normal tv but this may be down to me not having the settings right. ( i have checked a few times). You are not able to set reminders on the guide so I have had to resort to writing programme times down again,
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Review date: 16 Jul 2010

Purchaser Occasional TV watcher

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
very easy set up,,,, good clear images.. nice looking, very good value for money
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Review date: 12 Jul 2010

stu, rhoose Multi-purpose viewer

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
good telly all around
Bad points:
no optical in for audio
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 7.0
Sound quality 5.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Review date: 08 Jul 2010

Steve , Blairgowrie Sports and games fan

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Design, picture quality and easy to setup
Bad points:
Sounds - speakers vibrate at some sound levels
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 6.0
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Review date: 08 Jul 2010

ayhan, london Multi-purpose viewer

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
the shape and colour of the tv.
Bad points:
the tv tele- text dont work when you want it too.
the tv channel list is never working, always comes up with "no event information" on all channels.
the channels change by its still.
it dont have a remind opption.
you cant freeze hold the picture then you want too.
Overall rating 3.0
Ease of use 1.0
Image quality 6.0
Sound quality 6.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 6.0
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Review date: 07 Jul 2010

iqbal, glasgow Multi-purpose viewer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
easy to use remote control
easy setup
good value for money product
3 year peace of mind warrenty
Bad points:
cant think of any!
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 8.0
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Review date: 07 Jul 2010

doug, tewkesbury Multi-purpose viewer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy set up and use
Bad points:
Iffy picture and sound, no picture in picture and no optical output.

Speakers vibrate so you need a surround sound but without optical output you need lots of wires.....not what I expect from a quality manufacturer.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 6.0
Sound quality 3.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Review date: 07 Jul 2010

This Sony KDL-40S5500 is reviewed on TechRadar

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 40
Type of screen LCD
3D No
HD TV Full HD 1080p
Built-in disc player No Disc Player
Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview
Number of HDMI ports 3
Number of scart ports 2
Connections HDMI
Smart TV No
Frequency (Hz) 50
Response time (Milliseconds) 8
Screen aspect ratio 16:09
Contrast Ratio (X:1) 33000
Reflection angle 178
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 192
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 1080
Brightness (Candela per square metre) 500
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) Yes
Headphone Socket Yes
Weight (kg) 17
Release date 2009/03/26

Also known as: Sony Bravia KDL-40S5500, Sony KDL40S5500U, SONY KDL40S550, Sony KDL40S5500, Sony 40in, Sony KDL-40S5500U, SONYKDL40S5500, Sony 40" KDL40S5500U

TV Buyers Guide  

Manufacturer's Description

Smart, affordable HD picture quality

Soak up the BRAVIA HD picture experience with stunning clarity, depth and definition. This smart, simple and budget-conscious TV saves energy too with a number of built in eco-settings.

Superb viewing experience

Watch your favourite soaps or movies in crystal clear detail. Affordable without compromising on quality, this TV offers a Full HD experience that means you don’t miss an inch.

Smart design

The S5500 Series’ draw the LINE design goes one step further, by contrasting texture and form to create this simply elegant BRAVIA TV.

Get connected – it’s not just a TV

Experience the difference. Turn up your top tunes or show off those holiday snaps in a slide show on the big screen. Simply plug in your digital camera or insert any mp3 or USB-enabled device and start enjoying cool connectivity.


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