Sony KDL-40V5500 TV reviews and prices: 40" Full HD 1080p LCD screen

135 customer reviews

This TV is a good all rounder.

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9.0 out of 10 based on 135 reviews.
Sony KDL-40V5500 with 40" Full HD 1080p LCD screen, 4 HDMI ports and Freeview. See full product description

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BG, London Multi-purpose viewer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
good picture and sound
Bad points:
quite expensive ,
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Review date: 30 Jun 2010

Purchaser Multi-purpose viewer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great picture quality.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Review date: 26 Dec 2010

alan, Multi-purpose viewer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
easy to set up all menues are easy use power comsumpion is very good
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Review date: 16 Jul 2010

Bob, Beith High spec fanatic

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Menu Interface is very good - easy to select what input you want. Nice that ot plays videos from the PC
Bad points:
Very slow at displaying pictures - thought it was the network at first but still very slow with pictures on USB stick plugged directly in.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Review date: 16 Jul 2010

Derek, Gt Bentley, Colchester Multi-purpose viewer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Good clear picture. Easy to set up remoat control good when you get used to it
Bad points:
Picture not that bright when bright sunlight is on it, but the tv can swivel round to sort that
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Review date: 16 Jul 2010

Gerry, Darlington Multi-purpose viewer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Good quality picture.So clear.
Bad points:
None really.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Review date: 14 Aug 2010

AH, Southam Warks Occasional TV watcher

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Purchased April 2010. Very pleased with this television and would recommend highly.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Apr 2010

This Sony KDL-40V5500 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 4
Number of scart ports 2
Connections Ethernet
Connections HDMI
Smart TV No
Frequency (Hz) 50
Response time (Milliseconds) 8
Screen aspect ratio 16:9
Contrast Ratio (X:1) 60000
Reflection angle 178
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 192
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 1080
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) Yes
Headphone Socket Yes
Weight (kg) 17.5
Release date 2009-03-03

Also known as: Sony KDL40V5500U, SONY KDL40V550, Sony 40", SONYKDL40V5500, Sony Bravia KDL40V5500U, Sony Bravia KDL-40V5500

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Manufacturer's Description

Picture of innovation

Our stunning picture quality reaches a whole new dynamic level with the V5500. Experience true colour that comes alive in Full HD, and start home networking with all your digital devices to open up endless entertainment possibilities. All this and it conserves energy too.

See another way

Watch all your favourite shows in stunning HD detail. Like a window to your favourite stars, enhanced contrast, advanced colour reproduction and even crisper clarity will have you gazing in awe at its clarity.

Give it centre stage

Share photos, music or videos and even check which time it is on the other side of the world with the V5500’s new home networking features. What’s more, at the touch of a button you can select movies stored on your DLNA-enabled PC in another room and watch them on the big screen.

Pure Elegance

Featuring a new, slimmer and even more stylish draw the LINE concept, this TV doesn’t just work like a dream, it looks like one too. Accented by a subtle mirror finish ornament, the deep piano black finish creates an effortlessly contemporary look to flatter any living space.

3 year guarantee

We are currently offering an exclusive 3 year guarantee on the latest BRAVIA LCD TVs sized 26” and above. Every BRAVIA purchased already comes with a guarantee, but for complete peace of mind, we are giving an exclusive 3 year guarantee.


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