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7 Reasons For
Based on 1,507 owner and expert reviews, Sony has good reviews for its televisions. Sony also has good reviews specifically within its mid-size TVs range compared to other brands.
Supports Smart TV Features
Like most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to the KDL-48R553, the KDL-48R553 supports smart TV features.
We compared this TV to all the other TVs which support smart TV features and we think cheaper TVs such as the LG 32LF5809[plb_3173938_price], and the Philips 40PFH5300[plb_2798776_price] is also worth considering.
It is worth considering alternative TVs which also support smart TV features including the LG 49LF630[plb_2823138_price].
Has a WiFi Connection
The KDL-48R553 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to the KDL-48R553 do not have a WiFi connection.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including the LG 32LF5809[plb_3173938_price], or the Philips 40PFH5300[plb_2798776_price] which is cheaper.
Alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection that you might also want to consider include the LG 49LF630[plb_2823138_price].
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 mid-size TVs that have been around for more than a year.
Supports One Image Format
The KDL-48R553 has a greater number of image formats than most televisions of this spec and age. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this TV. The image formats JPEG XR are also supported by this television.
Supports Three Audio Formats
The number of audio formats supported by the KDL-48R553 is more than most comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by mid-size TVs that were released more than a year ago. The audio formats "MP4" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.
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Has Seven Smart Modes
The KDL-48R553 has a greater number of smart modes than most mid-size TVs that are a similar age to it. This television has a Game smart mode, which is the most frequently found smart mode found on TVs of this age and type. The smart modes "Animation", "Cinema", "Photo", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this Sony television.
5 Reasons Against
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-48R553, the Sony KDL-48R553 is not 3D compatible.
If you would prefer a TV that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the LG 32LF650[plb_2898998_price], or the Sony KDL-43W805[plb_2803097_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most comparable spec televisions that were released around the same time as 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.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other televisions of this spec and age, the KDL-48R553 does not feature OLED technology.
Very Low RMS Rated Power
The Sony KDL-48R553 has one of the lower RMS rated power (only 10 Watts) amongst comparable spec televisions of this age. Across all the televisions of a comparable age and type to the KDL-48R553 the RMS rated power range from 5W to 1,000W.
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The average weight of televisions of this type and age is 8kg, and the weights range from 3.6kg to 18kg. With a weight of 10.4 kilograms, the Sony KDL-48R553 is one of the heavier televisions of this age and spec amongst TVs of this age.
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Price Has Recently Increased by £6.77
The price of the KDL-48R553 has increased by £6.77 in the last 50 days.
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when Sony released the KDL-48R553.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on mid-size TVs that were launched more than a year ago. 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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The KDL-48R553 has a pretty standard thickness (65 millimeters) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-48R553.
If you would consider a TV with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the Sony KDL-40R453[plb_2191729_price] (89mm and cheaper), or the Philips 40PFH4100[plb_2783305_price] (77mm and cheaper).
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 Plus, Digital, Pulse, Digital Pulse, Digital