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Sony KDL-48R555

£607.00
48" Full HD Edge-LED Flat Feb 2015
A++
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date £139.24 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good brand
Full HD
Supports Wi-Fi
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Reviews

Good Brand

We checked 2,235 user and expert reviews (including 459 verified purchases) for Sony televisions and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically within its medium display diagonal TVs range. 89% of those that bought a Sony television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was February 2015 when Sony released the KDL-48R555.


Energy

Running Costs Are Very High

Whilst the energy efficiency rating of this television is A++, based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the KDL-48R555 will cost £140 over 5 years to run, which is in the most expensive 17% of all 661 medium display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago.


Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. 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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Not 3D

The Sony KDL-48R555 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were launched more than two years ago are also not 3D.

TVs which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the LG 42LW579, or the Samsung UE48H6700.

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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 similar spec televisions that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

At only 100 hertz, the KDL-48R555 has a fairly slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to this television. Across all the similar spec televisions that were released more than two years ago the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz.

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48 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 48 inch TV.

If this television display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the LG 49LX540 (£926.50) (49").

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The KDL-48R555 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were launched more than two years ago also support Wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available including the LG 42LW579, the Samsung UE40H6470, or the Panasonic TX-40CSW524 which all of have better reviews.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The Sony KDL-48R555 has an ethernet port. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also have an ethernet port.

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Performance

Has a Child Lock

The KDL-48R555 has a child lock. Most of the other TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV also have a child lock.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KDL-48R555 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), as do most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this TV.

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Smart TV

Does Not Support Internet TV

The Sony KDL-48R555 does not support internet TV. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this TV do support internet TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The Sony KDL-48R555 supports Smart TV, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this TV.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The KDL-48R555 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this TV also have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The KDL-48R555 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Audio

Very Low RMS Rated Power

TVs that were released more than two years ago have RMS rated powers of between 4W and 1,000W. At only 10 Watts, the KDL-48R555 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other televisions of this spec and age.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Depth

With a depth of 65 millimeters, the KDL-48R555 has a fairly average depth compared to most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV.

We compared this television to all the other 65mm thick televisions and we think because of its better review score, the Hisense LTDN40K370 is also worth considering.

If you would consider a TV with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the Sony KDL-40R453 (£249) (65mm).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl48r555cbaep
Barcodes 04548736003699

Sony KDL-48R555 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony KDL-48R555 review we compared this TV to 4,717 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,041,700 product attributes, 88,470 TV reviews and 4,110,900 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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