Sony KDL-48R553
Sony KDL-48R553
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Sony KDL-48R553

An economical to run but 2 year old 48" Full HD TV
48" Full HD No No Mar 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date

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Sony KDL-48R553 Review

With low running costs but at over 2 years old, we have scored the Sony KDL-48R553 as follows for Summary.
Missing Some Features
2 Years Old
£77 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 44?

Samsung televisions have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available. View the latest TVs 2017.
This TV has running costs of £77 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 4,373 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It is missing some features:
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED technology
Not 3D
Very low RMS rated power

Sony KDL-48R553 In-Depth Analysis


Sony Televisions Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 3,185 user and expert reviews (including 1,175 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its televisions. 90% of those that bought a Sony television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Only Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Sony KDL-48R553 of 48" is fairly typical compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 54% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most other TVs, the Sony KDL-48R553 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

Like most other TVs, the KDL-48R553 is not 3D. 74% of TVs are not 3D.

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Supports Wi-Fi


The Sony KDL-48R553 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Screen Mirroring

The KDL-48R553 supports screen mirroring, which is unusual. 86% of TVs do not support screen mirroring.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-48R553 supports 24p. 84% of televisions do not support 24p.

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Supports HDD Recording

The KDL-48R553 supports HDD recording, unlike 99% of TVs which do not support HDD recording.

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The Sony KDL-48R553 has a wide color enhancer. 93% of televisions do not have a wide color enhancer.

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Supports a YouTube Video App

The number of video apps supported by the KDL-48R553 is more than most TVs. The most frequently supported video app is Netflix, but this video app is not supported by this Sony TV. The video apps YouTube are also supported by this TV.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

Across all the TVs the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The KDL-48R553's RMS rated power of only 10W is in the lowest 14% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KDL-48R553 supports parental controls, which is unusual. 88% of TVs do not support parental controls.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The Sony KDL-48R553's motion interpolation frequency of only 100Hz is fairly slow compared to most other TVs. It is in the slowest 13% of all televisions when ranked by this feature. The motion interpolation frequencies of TVs range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This TV was released in March 2015.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The KDL-48R553 is typical compared to the other 4,373 TVs that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KDL-48R553 is £77.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sonybravia kdl48r553cbu, sony kdl48r553cbu


00635131626746, 04548736003637

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