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Sony KDL-48R555
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Sony KDL-48R555

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 Television Reviews

We checked 1,507 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 within its mid-size TVs range.

Supports Smart TV Features

The KDL-48R555 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other mid-size TVs that came out more than a year ago.

We compared all the other TVs which support smart TV features to this TV and we think a cheaper television such as the Samsung HG48ED690 or you might consider a better rated television such as the Samsung HG43ED690 are also worth considering.

Alternative TVs which also support smart TV features that you might also want to look at include the LG 49LX761.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The Sony KDL-48R555 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to the KDL-48R555 do not have a WiFi connection.

We compared all the other TVs with a WiFi connection to this TV and we think the Samsung HG48ED690 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection that you might want to look at include the 49LX761, or the 42LY960 both from LG.

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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 launched around the same time as it.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This TV has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

two USB 2.0 ports

Most mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-48R555 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the KDL-48R555 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Most comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than a year are not 3D compatible. The KDL-48R555 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Philips 40PFT6510 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KDL-48R555 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to the KDL-48R555 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-48R555 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-48R555 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

TVs of a similar spec and age to the KDL-48R555 have RMS rated power of between 5W and 1,000W, and the average RMS rated power is 20W. When compared to other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-48R555, the RMS rated power of the KDL-48R555 of only 10 Watts is one of the lowest.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequencies of televisions of a similar age and spec to the KDL-48R555 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 have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-48R555.

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Heavy

The lightest TV of this age and type is 3.6kg heavy and the heaviest is 18kg. The Sony KDL-48R555 is quite heavy (10.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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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 Sony released the KDL-48R555.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of this spec and age. 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

The KDL-48R555 has a fairly typical thickness (65 millimeters) compared to most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to the KDL-48R555.

Alternative televisions with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the Philips 48PFK6300/12 (48mm) which is also cheaper.

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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
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $100.24
Electricity cost when on standby $2.24
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Total running cost over 5 years $102.48
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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