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Sony KDL-48R553
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Mar 2015
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8 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Sony mid-size TVs have good ratings compared to other brands as do all TVs built by Sony.

Has a Wi-Fi

The KDL-48R553 has a wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-48R553 do not have a wi-Fi.

Other TVs with a wi-Fi currently available that you might want to look at include the Samsung UE43J5500[plb_2850658_price] which has better reviews; or the Philips 40PFH5300/88[plb_2798776_price] which is cheaper.

It is worth considering other televisions which also have a wi-Fi including the Samsung UE32J5250[plb_3258689_price].

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Supports Smart TV

The KDL-48R553 supports smart TV, as do most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-48R553.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions which support smart TV and we think the Philips 40PFH5300/88[plb_2798776_price] which is cheaper; or the Samsung UE43J5500[plb_2850658_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

We compared all the other TVs which also support smart TV to this TV and we think the Samsung UE32J5250[plb_3258689_price] is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Has Four Sound Modess

The Sony KDL-48R553 has a greater number of sound modes than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This TV has a Music sound modes, which is the most frequently found sound modes found on mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to the KDL-48R553. The sound modess "Movie", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this Sony television.

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Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of image formats supported by the Sony KDL-48R553 is more than most similar spec televisions that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly supported image formats supported is JPG, but this image formats supported is not supported by this TV. The image formats supporteds JPEG XR are also supported by this television.

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Supports Three Audio Formats Supporteds

The Sony KDL-48R553 has a greater number of audio formats than most comparable spec televisions that were released around the same time as it. This Sony TV supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by mid-size TVs that were launched more than a year ago. The audio formats supporteds "MP4" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.

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Has Seven Smart Modess

The number of smart modes found on the KDL-48R553 is more than most TVs of this age and spec. This Sony TV has a Game smart modes, which is the most commonly found smart modes found on televisions that are a comparable age to the KDL-48R553. The smart modess "Animation", "Cinema", "Photo", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this television.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3D

Most TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-48R553 are not 3D. The KDL-48R553 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you would prefer a television that is 3D then you might also want to consider the LG 32LF650[plb_2898998_price] or the LG 49LF590[plb_3026448_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KDL-48R553 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-48R553 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Five Video Formats Supporteds

The KDL-48R553 has a greater number of video formats than most TVs of a similar age and type to it. This television supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported supported by TVs of this age and type. The video formats supporteds "AVCHD", "MPEG1", "MPEG2" and "WMV" are also supported by this TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most televisions that are a comparable age to the KDL-48R553 do not feature OLED technology. The KDL-48R553 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated powers of similar spec TVs that have been around for more than a year range from 5W to 1,000W. With an RMS rated power of only 10 Watts, the KDL-48R553 has one of the lower RMS rated powers amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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Heavy

The lightest comparable spec TV that has been available for more than a year is 3.6kg heavy and the heaviest is 36kg. The KDL-48R553 is one of the heavier mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-48R553 (10.4 kilograms) amongst televisions of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-48R553

Full HD HD Type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Average Depth

With a depth of 65 millimeters, the Sony KDL-48R553 has a pretty standard depth compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-48R553.

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Specification

Display
Aspect Ratio
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Smart TV
Smart TV
Screen Mirroring
Ports & Interfaces
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Management Features
On/Off Timer
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Performance
Parental Control
24p Support
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting
Technical Details
Clear Phase Technology
Auto Wide Mode
Other Features
HDD Recording
USB Playback
Advanced Contrast Enhancer
BRAVIA Sync
On-Screen Display for External Input

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kdl48r553, kdl48r553c, sony kdl48r553, sony kdl48r553c, sony kdl48r553cb, sony kdl48r553cbu, sonybravia kdl48r553, sonybravia kdl48r553c, sonybravia kdl48r553cb, sonybravia kdl48r553cbu
Barcodes 00635131626746, 04548736003637

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