Sony KDL-40W5500 TV reviews and prices: 40" Full HD 1080p LCD screen

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8.9 out of 10 based on 1435 reviews.
Sony KDL-40W5500 with 40" Full HD 1080p LCD screen, 4 HDMI ports and Freeview. See full product description

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Confirmed purchaser Multi-purpose viewer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Quality of picture
Bad points:
latency of responding to commands
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 20 Jan 2011

isobel, Film and documentary lover

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
This product was easy to install and looks amazing.
Bad points:
none
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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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 16 Apr 2011

nic, Chelmsford Multi-purpose viewer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
picture, sound, remote control all good
Bad points:
none found
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Review date: 15 Mar 2011

Bryan, London Film and documentary lover

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Looks great
Works great
Easy to set up
Bad points:
None yet
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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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 13 Jan 2011

surendra, Oldbury Multi-purpose viewer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent picture quality. Lots of extra features.
Bad points:
Sound quality not good.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 5.0
Design 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 11 Apr 2011

michael, Christchurch Dorset Multi-purpose viewer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Good quality picture and easy to use
Bad points:
We purchased a Sony Home Cinema at the same time and we could have done with a professional set up. We still do not use/understand many of the facilities.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 08 Oct 2012

lisa, Chelmsford Multi-purpose viewer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Sleek design
Bad points:
Wanted tv for netflix not possible to have on this tv
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 7.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 07 Nov 2012

This Sony KDL-40W5500 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) 100
Response time (Milliseconds) 6
Screen aspect ratio 16:09
Contrast Ratio (X:1) 100000
Reflection angle 178
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 192
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 1080
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) Yes
Headphone Socket Yes
Weight (kg) 18
Weight (kg) 1.8
Release date 2009/03/03

Also known as: Sony Bravia KDL-40W5500, SONY KDL40W550, Sony KDL-40W5500U, SONYKDL40W5500, Sony DL-40W5500, Sony BRAVIA 40w5500, SONY KDL40W5500U, Sony Bravia 40"

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Manufacturer's Description

A BRAVIA LCD TV is no ordinary television. Design is sleeker, pictures are brighter, details clearer. All BRAVIA televisions are HD Ready as a minimum, with up to 4 HDMI connections, and come with an integrated digital tuner so there is no need for a set-top box to view Freeview TV and radio channels. Most of the BRAVIA LCD TVs feature BRAVIA Sync technology, it takes just one button to turn on your entire Sony home entertainment system, while XrossMediaBar helps you navigate your TV easily with its best-in-class menu screen. After all advanced technology should simply mean technology that does more for you.

The BRAVIA W5500 has all the Sony technology you need to experience a new level of entertainment. BRAVIA ENGINE 3 digital processing delivers a depth, richness and clarity that will take your breath away. Motionflow 100Hz technology keeps fast-moving sports and action crisp and clear. You can connect it to your home network using DLNA and enjoy music, video and pictures from other compatible devices on your TV. Plus you can use the AppliCast™ feature to check on-screen RSS feeds of news and other information while you’re watching your favourite programmes.

Savour every moment with all-action Motionflow 100Hz
Motionflow 100Hz for super-smooth, ultra-realistic sport and action scenes
Motionflow 100Hz lets you see fast-moving sports and action scenes like never before by unlocking the amazing detail they contain. This blur reduction technology produces super-smooth, ultra-realistic viewing by doubling the conventional number of frames in a sequence. After every frame it creates an additional unique frame before the next one, based on key factors in the preceding and following images. While similar technologies simply duplicate frames, Motionflow 100Hz intelligently applies information to make movement appear even smoother.

BRAVIA ENGINE 3 for the ultimate HD experience
The unique technology of BRAVIA ENGINE 3 optimises the quality of every single scene
An LCD television creates pictures by switching millions of pixels on and off. In the W5500 this process is controlled by the BRAVIA ENGINE 3, the latest version of Sony’s advanced digital processing technology. Using a collection of unique Sony algorithms it applies a digital perfecting process to reduce noise and produce cleaner images, higher contrast and smoother motion sequences, resulting in enhanced overall performance regardless of source.
Specifically, it analyses each individual scene, controlling the peak brightness level to generate advanced colour and brightness, and optimising the noise level. It also detects and adjusts the overall colour distribution of each frame and smoothes diagonal lines of pixels in fast-moving pictures to prevent jagged edges and bleeding colours.
In short, it delivers exceptional performance in every single scene.

Create an entertainment network in your home with DLNA
The BRAVIA W5500 means you can finally create an easy-to-use home network that lets you share music, video and pictures from around the house on your TV. As part of the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), Sony has adopted a universal standard for connectivity that enables your electronic devices, regardless of brand, to ‘talk’ to one another. So now it’s easy to move files between your TV, PC, printer, music player, phone, camera and more, wherever they are in the home. By integrating your TV into a home network, either wirelessly or via a cable, you can use your BRAVIA remote to find photos on the DLNA-enabled laptop in your bedroom and call them up to your living room TV screen. If you want hard copies, just send them to print on the colour printer in your spare room.
As well as BRAVIA TVs, Sony offers a range of DLNA Certified™ devices such as VAIO notebooks, the Sony Ericsson mobile phone, the PLAYSTATION®3 and the GigaJuke hard-disc drive music system.

AppliCastâ„¢ brings live internet feeds to your screen while you watch TV
AppliCastâ„¢ keeps you in touch while you watch
AppliCastâ„¢ lets you see internet information on your BRAVIA TV while you’re watching television. You don’t have to switch on your PC – just call up widgets onto the TV screen. Three widgets, including a clock and calendar, are already installed on the on-screen XrossMediaBar and you can add RSS feeds of news, weather and more by connecting your TV to the internet via the Ethernet port at the back. Just select the information you want with your BRAVIA remote and it’s right there whenever you need it.


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