The number of smart modes found on the KDL-48R553 is more than most TVs that have been on the market for more than a year. The most frequently found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this television. The smart modes Animation|Cinema|Game|Photo|Sports|Standard|Vivid are also found on this TV.
Supports One Image Format
The KDL-48R553 has a greater number of image formats than most comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than a year. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this Sony television. The image formats JPEG XR are also supported by this TV.
1080p Video Mode
This TV supports a 1080i|1080p|480i|480p|576i|576p|720p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on TVs of a comparable spec and age to it.
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Has One Sound Mode
The Sony KDL-48R553 has a greater number of sound modes than most mid-size TVs that were released more than a year ago. The most commonly found sound mode is Music, but this sound mode is not found on this television. The sound modes Movie|Music|Sports|Standard are also found on this TV.
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Not 3D Compatible
The KDL-48R553 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to the KDL-48R553 are also not 3D compatible.
Most comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the KDL-48R553 do not have a built-in camera. The KDL-48R553 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Only Supports One Audio Format
The KDL-48R553 has a greater number of audio formats than most mid-size TVs that have been around for more than a year. The most commonly supported audio format is MP3, but this audio format is not supported by this TV. The audio formats MP3|MP4|WMA are also supported by this Sony TV.
Only Has One Screen Format Adjustment
The number of screen format adjustments found on the Sony KDL-48R553 is more than most mid-size TVs that came out more than a year ago. The most frequently found screen format adjustment is 16:9, but this screen format adjustment is not found on this TV. The screen format adjustments 14:9|16:9|Zoom are also found on this television.
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Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other televisions that were released more than a year ago, the Sony KDL-48R553 does not feature OLED technology.
We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also feature OLED technology including the Samsung UE32J4500 (£179.00).
Very Low RMS Rated Power
The lowest RMS rated power of mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-48R553 is 5W and the highest is 100W. At only 10 Watts, the KDL-48R553 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released one year ago.
Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency
TVs of this spec and age have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 1,600Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 370Hz. The KDL-48R553 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencies (only 100 hertz) amongst mid-size TVs of this age.
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Running Costs Are Average
The energy efficiency rating of this TV is A++. The KDL-48R553 has an average running cost of £77 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 422 TVs of this age and type.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of this age and spec. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
There are a number of alternative Full HD televisions currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper televisions such as the Toshiba 32H1533 (£255.70).
Televisions with a higher display resolution that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung UE48JU6445 (4K Ultra HD), or the LG 40UF671 (4K Ultra HD) which is also cheaper.
Released Over a Year Ago
Sony released the KDL-48R553 over a year ago.
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At 65 millimeters, the KDL-48R553 has a pretty typical thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for more than a year.
Other 65mm thick TVs currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Hisense LTDN40K370 (£267.99), or the Sony KDL-40R553 (£616.00).
Alternative televisions with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the Sony KDL-40R550 (£493.87) (65mm).
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Motionflow, Motionflow XR
1920 x 1080
1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Screen Format Adjustment
14:9, 16:9, Zoom
Horizontal Viewing Angle
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Vertical Viewing Angle
Digital Signal Format System
DVB, DVB-C, DVB, DVB-T, DVB, DVB-T, DVB-T2
Analog, Analog & Digital, Digital
Smart TV Features
RMS Rated Power
Digital, Digital, Digital Plus, Digital, Digital Pulse, Pulse
BUL, CAT, CZE, DAN, DEU, ENG, ESP, EST, FIN, FRE, GRE, HEB, HUN, ITA, KAZ, LAV, LIT, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SLK, SLV, SRP, SWE, TUR, UKR
AVC, AVCHD, AVI, MPEG, MPEG1, MPEG, MPEG2, WMV
MP3, MP4, WMA
Wide Color Enhancer
Picture Processing Technology
Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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