Sony KDL-46Z5500 TV reviews and prices: 46" Full HD 1080p LCD screen

43 customer reviews

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

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8.7 out of 10 based on 43 reviews.
Sony KDL-46Z5500 with 46" Full HD 1080p LCD screen, 4 HDMI ports and Freeview. See full product description

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stephen, hamilton High spec fanatic

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
excelent picture quality especally in hd particularly like the slim picture frame.
Bad points:
i feel the sound could be improved but it is not a big drawback a lot off the time i use my sony home cinema system which is excelent.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 6.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Review date: 23 Feb 2010

Nigel, Wraxall Multi-purpose viewer

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Good design
Bad points:
Installation team did not demonstrate all relevant features and failed to set the TV and sound unit in a satisfactory manner
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 6.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Review date: 22 Mar 2010

Raymond, London Sports and games fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
A brilliant TV. Setup was very staright forward as always with Sony TVs and this model gives amazing picture quality, even on normal non-HD output.
Bad points:
A little expensive versus some of the similar looking competitors models, but with Sony you know you will always get the quality you pay for.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Review date: 22 Mar 2010

George, Falkirk Multi-purpose viewer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great picture quality , motion flow is effective reducing motion blur.
Bad points:
Maybe a little overpriced for LCD tv
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Review date: 16 Apr 2010

Purchaser Multi-purpose viewer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Design
Bad points:
Sound quality OK but insufficient volume
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 6.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Review date: 13 Apr 2010

Purchaser Film and documentary lover

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Well made and nice design good picture and sound
Bad points:
price
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 6.0
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Review date: 08 May 2010

Purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Outstanding image, especially colours and depth.
Like the integration with my PS3!
Bad points:
Viewing angle is a little narrow.
Sound not so good but I not an issue of course if like me you have it hooked up to an external processor/amp.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 6.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Review date: 03 Apr 2010

This Sony KDL-46Z5500 is reviewed on TechRadar

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 46
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 HDMI
Connections Ethernet
Smart TV No
Frequency (Hz) 200
Screen aspect ratio 16:9
Contrast Ratio (X:1) 100000
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 192
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 1080
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) Yes
Headphone Socket Yes
Weight (kg) 21.9
Release date 2009-07-14

Also known as: SONY KDL46Z5500, Sony Bravia KDL-46Z5500

TV Buyers Guide  

Manufacturer's Description

Immerse your senses – the best just got better

Super smooth and pin sharp, the Z5500 BRAVIA LCD TV is a sight to behold. Beneath its sleek “draw the LINE” design lies a masterful set up ready to deliver a mind blowing sound and picture experience. Fused with the latest eco-aware features, Bravia’s sharpest picture ever saves energy too.

Feel the thrill of the game

Watch your favourite sports and fast-paced action movies in the clearest, most vibrant motion ever created. Now you can enjoy the most realistic and detailed viewing experience of your life thanks to Sony’s pioneering technology – without even a blur, so you never miss a second.

A gateway into another realm

The BRAVIA Z5500 takes the distinctive Sony “draw the LINE” design concept to another level. With an ultra minimalist frame, there’s nothing to distract you from the stunning picture on-screen. And if that’s not enough, its elegance flatters any living space.

See it, hear it, live it

With next generation HD picture enhancement technology, this TV has it all. Soak up rich colour, deep contrast and the finest clarity, so astonishingly lifelike you’ll feel like you’re right in the middle of the action. Vibrant colours and our deepest ever blacks will take your breath away.

Features

  • Full HD 1080 – watch sports, movies and games in superb High Definition detail with the 1920 × 1080 pixel resolution
  • Motionflow 200Hz with IB reduction – for the smoothest on screen motion and most detailed fast-moving images
  • BRAVIA ENGINE 3 – view images with impressive detail, optimal contrast, and truer-to-life colour tones
  • Live Colour Creation – coupled with a WCG-CCFL backlight to display the most vibrant and natural colours
  • 100000:1 dynamic contrast ratio – black levels are deeper for richer, more realistic colour representation
  • 10 Bit Panel – when combined with WCG-CCFL backlight and Live Colour Creation this delivers pictures of beautiful natural quality, with incredibly smooth transitions between dark and light shades of colour
  • DLNA connectivity – easily access the video, music and photo content on any connected compatible device in your home and display it in HD on the big screen by simply using your TV remote
  • AppliCastâ„¢ – view information from the internet on screen while watching TV. Pre-installed services include a series of handy widgets such as an RSS reader that gives you up-to-the-minute headlines.
  • Four HDMIâ„¢ inputs – (two on rear, two on side, all with CEC) connect to High Definition sources such as Blu-ray Discâ„¢ and PLAYSTATION®3
  • USB Media Player – share your favourite photos, music and videos stored in any USB-enabled device on the big screen.

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