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Sony KDL-48R555
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48" Edge-LED Flat Feb 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date
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6 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

We checked 1,318 user and expert reviews for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically for its mid-size TVs.

Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The KDL-48R555 has a wi-Fi. Most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-48R555 do not have a wi-Fi.

Alternative TVs with a wi-Fi currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper televisions such as the HG48ED690[pl_2835470_price], or the UE40J6250[pl_2866370_price] both from Samsung or the LG 43LX761[plb_3149566_price].

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Supports Smart TV

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-48R555, the Sony KDL-48R555 supports smart TV.

We compared this television to all the other TVs which support smart TV and we think the HG48ED690[pl_2835470_price], and the UE40J6250[pl_2866370_price] both from Samsung or the LG 43LX761[plb_3149566_price] which is cheaper 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 this age and spec.

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Has Five Sound Modess

The KDL-48R555 has a greater number of sound modes than most comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to it. This Sony TV has a Music sound modes, which is the most commonly found sound modes found on comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-48R555. The sound modess "Game", "Movie", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this TV.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This TV has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many TVs of this type and age.

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8 Reasons Against

Expensive

We checked 108 TVs of a comparable age and type and they range in price from £140 to £999. We think that this mid-size TV looks expensive compared to other TVs of a comparable age and type.

Not 3D

Most TVs of this spec and age are not 3D. The Sony KDL-48R555 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KDL-48R555 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the KDL-48R555 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most TVs of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-48R555 do not feature OLED technology. The KDL-48R555 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

At only 10 Watts, the KDL-48R555 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other televisions of this age and spec. The average RMS rated power of similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-48R555 is 20W.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequencys of televisions of this age and type range from 50Hz to 1,000Hz. At only 100 hertz, the KDL-48R555 has a fairly slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released one year ago.

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Heavy

The weights of TVs that came out more than a year ago range from 3.6kg to 36kg. The KDL-48R555 is fairly heavy (10.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-48R555.

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Running Costs Are High

This TV has an efficiency rating of A++, however the average 5 year running cost of the KDL-48R555 is £140 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the less economic to run mid-size TVs that were released more than a year ago.

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Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the KDL-48R555 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 similar spec televisions that have been available for more than a year. 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 Depth

At 65 millimeters, the Sony KDL-48R555 has a fairly standard depth compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the KDL-48R555.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDCP
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
CardBus PCMCIA Slots Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
On/Off Timer
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Performance
Child Lock
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
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Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
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Width
Package Height
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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £136.20
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £139.24
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Energy Rating
0.69T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.69 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl48r555, sony kdl48r555c, sony kdl48r555cb, sony kdl48r555cba, sony kdl48r555cbae, sony kdl48r555cbaep
Barcodes 04548736003699

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