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Sony KDL-48R550
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Sony KDL-48R550

48" Edge-LED Flat Mar 2015
Screen Size HD Type LED Backlighting Screen Shape Release Date
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7 Reasons For

Sony Has Good TV Reviews

Sony has good average ratings for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire TV range compared to other brands.

Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than a year, the KDL-48R550 supports smart TV features.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions which support smart TV features and we think because of it's better review score, the Philips 48PFH5500[plb_2861476_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Sony KDL-48R550 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other televisions of this type and age do not have a WiFi connection.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on TVs of a similar age and type to it.

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Features One App

features one app

The Sony KDL-48R550 has a greater number of lifestyle apps than most televisions that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly featured app is Facebook, but this app is not featured on this TV. The apps Twitter are also featured on this television.

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Supports Two Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the KDL-48R550 is more than most TVs of this type and age. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by televisions that have been around for a similar time to the KDL-48R550. The audio format "WMA" is also supported by this Sony TV.

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Has Four Smart Modes

The Sony KDL-48R550 has a greater number of smart modes than most comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. This Sony TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on TVs of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-48R550. The smart modes "Cinema", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this television.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Most TVs of this age and spec are not 3D compatible. The KDL-48R550 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for more than a year, the KDL-48R550 does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The KDL-48R550 has a greater number of image formats than most mid-size TVs that are a similar age to it. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by TVs of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-48R550.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-48R550, the KDL-48R550 does not feature OLED technology.

Other TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might want to look at include the Samsung UN50J6200[plb_2958294_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Heavy

The KDL-48R550 is one of the heavier similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-48R550 (10.4 kilograms) amongst comparable spec TVs of this age. The lightest similar spec TV that has been on the market for more than a year is 3.6kg heavy and the heaviest is 18kg.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-48R550

OK Running Costs

This television has an energy efficiency classification of A++, and based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the KDL-48R550 is £77, which is typical compared to the other 344 TVs of a similar age and type.

Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the KDL-48R550 over a year ago.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of a similar type and age to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Average Thickness

At 65 millimeters, the KDL-48R550 has a pretty standard thickness compared to most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-48R550.

If you would consider a TV with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the KDL-48R555[pl_2806896_price] (65mm), or the KDL-48R553[pl_2796463_price] (65mm) both from Sony.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
App
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDCP Security Feature
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Parental Controls
24p Playback
Local Dimming
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Kit
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Warranty Card

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

Hours of Use Per Day: hours
Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on £73.71
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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kwh per hour left on standby
Electricity price £per kilowatt hour
Annual electricity price inflation %
Water cost when switched on
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Water price £per litre
Annual water price inflation %
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Total running cost over 5 years £76.75
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Sony KDL-48R550uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Energy Rating
0.38T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl48r550, sony kdl48r550c, sony kdl48r550cb, sony kdl48r550cba, sony kdl48r550cbae, sony kdl48r550cbaep
Barcodes 04548736003545

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