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Sony KDL-48R555
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Sony KDL-48R555

48" Edge-LED Flat Feb 2015
Screen Size HD Type LED Backlighting Screen Shape Release Date
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$106.35 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
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6 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

We calculated the average ratings for all Sony televisions and also specifically for Sony mid-size TVs and found that in both cases Sony had good ratings compared to other brands.

Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The KDL-48R555 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched more than a year ago do not have a WiFi connection.

We compared all the other televisions with a WiFi connection to this television and we think cheaper TVs such as the HG48ED690[pl_2835470_price], and the UE40J6250[pl_2866370_price] both from Samsung is also worth considering.

We compared all the other TVs which also have a WiFi connection to this TV and we think the LG 49LX761[plb_3154424_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV Features

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

We compared all the other televisions which support smart TV features to this television and we think cheaper televisions such as the HG48ED690[pl_2835470_price], and the UE40J6250[pl_2866370_price] both from Samsung is also worth considering.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a smart TV features and we think the LG 49LX761[plb_3154424_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 the most commonly supported display resolution on televisions of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Has Five Sound Modes

The number of sound modes found on the KDL-48R555 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to it. This television has a Music sound mode, which is the most frequently found sound mode found on mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-48R555. The sound modes "Game", "Movie", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this Sony TV.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This TV has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many TVs of a similar age and spec to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Most mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the KDL-48R555 are not 3D compatible. The Sony KDL-48R555 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a TV that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the LG 49LF590[plb_3026448_price] or the Philips 40PFT6510[plb_2860929_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KDL-48R555 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other televisions of this spec and age also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as 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

With an RMS rated power of only 10 Watts, the KDL-48R555 has one of the lower RMS rated power amongst comparable spec televisions of this age. The RMS rated power of TVs of this type and age range from 5W to 1,000W.

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Quite Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The average motion interpolation frequency of TVs of this type and age is 250Hz. At only 100 hertz, the Sony KDL-48R555 has a very slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-48R555.

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Heavy

The KDL-48R555 is quite heavy (10.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec. Across all the TVs of a similar type and age to the KDL-48R555 the weights range from 3.6kg to 18kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-48R555

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this TV was released.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions that came out 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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Average Thickness

With a thickness of 65 millimeters, the Sony KDL-48R555 has a relatively average thickness compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

TVs with a thicker thickness that might also be worth looking at include the Philips 48PFK6300[plb_2785930_price] (48mm) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Internet Browser
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Networking
Management Features
Performance
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $104.75
Electricity cost when on standby $2.34
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Total running cost over 5 years $107.09
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Sony KDL-48R555uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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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