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Sony KDL-50R550
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Sony KDL-50R550

49.5" Direct-LED Aug 2013
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible LED Backlighting Release Date
Features: Full HD 1080p, Edge LED backlight, Motionflow XR 240, built-in Wi-Fi, wireless mirroring, Clear Resolution Enhancer, smartphone ready, watch 3D with 4 pairs of passive glasses More
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6 Reasons For

Sony TVs Have Good Reviews

Sony is one of the better rated television manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Sony also has good reviews for its mid-size TVs.

3D Compatible

The Sony KDL-50R550 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the KDL-50R550 which are not 3D compatible.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Unlike most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-50R550 which do not have a WiFi connection, the Sony KDL-50R550 has a WiFi connection.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This TV supports an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

At 20 Watts, the Sony KDL-50R550 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs of this age and type. The RMS rated power of TVs that have been available for a similar time to the KDL-50R550 range from 2W to 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W.

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Supports One Analog Signal Format System

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the Sony KDL-50R550 is more than most televisions that have been around for more than two years. This Sony TV supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most frequently supported analog signal format system supported by mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-50R550.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

Like most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the KDL-50R550, the KDL-50R550 does not support smart TV features.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KDL-50R550 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-50R550 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-50R550 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-50R550 also do not feature OLED technology.

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At 18.6 kilograms, the Sony KDL-50R550 is very heavy compared to most of the other televisions that have been available for more than two years. The lightest television of a comparable type and age to the KDL-50R550 is 3.7kg heavy, the heaviest is 36kg, and the average weight is 10kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-50R550

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on televisions of a similar type and age to 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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Released Over Three Years Ago

This TV has been on the market for over three years.


Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
LED Backlighting
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Internet Browser
Audio System
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
Digital Audio Coaxial Out Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
PC Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
Audio in Port
WiFi Connection
Bluetooth Connection
WiFi Standard
Ethernet LAN Connection
Integrated Card Reader
Teletext Function
Local Dimming
Plug and Play
Clock Function
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
VESA Mounting
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Input Voltage
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Packaging Content
Included 3D Glasses
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
Other Features
AV Output Port
Included Power Cord
Placement Option
Accessories Included
Connection to PC

Expert Reviews

2 May 2014

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The Sony 520 550 series offers excellent value and very good picture quality among its peers
Relatively deep black levels
Matte screen leads improves bright-room performance
Attractive styling with unique stand
It's a little more affordable than the newer high, end LED TVs but still comes with the best features
Even better values are available
Colors aren't entirely accurate
The different Smart TV interfaces can be confusing and a little slow
Screen mirroring didn't work on our sample
The black level scores could be a tad better

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $151.02
Electricity cost when on standby $0.95
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Total running cost over 5 years $151.97
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the Sony KDL-50R550uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.97 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 25 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl50r550, sony kdl50r550a
Barcodes 00027242863378