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»»»»Sony R550A Series LED Internet HDTV (KDL-50R550A, KDL-60R550A and KDL-70R550A)
Review of Sony R550A Series LED Internet HDTV (KDL-50R550A,  KDL-60R550A and  KDL-70R550A)$898

Review of Sony R550A Series LED Internet HDTV (KDL-50R550A, KDL-60R550A and KDL-70R550A)

Very Good
4.30 stars
$898.00-$2499.99 (Based on size)
Price Range
Reviewed on: August 25, 2013
Author: BoolPool.com

Pros & Cons

  • The picture is sharp and clear
  • Beautiful colors
  • Very responsive apps
  • Semi matte screen helps reduce reflections
  • Very easy to use
  • Sports, games and movies all look terrific
  • Best mid-range TV with excellent picture and 3D depth
  • Lacks picture calibration options
  • Sluggish navigation
  • 70-inch TV tilts back quite a bit

Review Summary

This is the summary of consumer reviews for Sony R550A Series LED Internet HDTV (KDL-50R550A, KDL-60R550A and KDL-70R550A). The BoolPool rating for this product is Very Good, with 4.30 stars, and the price range is $898.00-$2499.99 (Based on size).

Sony R550A Series Internet HDTV is an elegantly slim LED TV that boasts Full HD 1080p for incredible detail and Edge LED backlighting for boosted contrast. With built-in Wi-Fi, internet connectivity is at your fingertips, so you can watch YouTube™ clips and access online HD movies, music and more. Powerful yet thin LEDs deliver a radically brighter picture than conventional LCD backlighting. Even quick moving action sequences appear amazingly realistic as Motionflow™ XR 240 technology takes motion clarity beyond refresh rates, smoothing out the picture where the camera can't for clearer, more natural movement. Using the same passive 3D technology used in movie theaters, feel the explosive excitement of theater-like 3D. Even the sound profile is enhanced for 3D viewing to provide a more immersive experience. Slip on the latest generation of light, comfortable 3D glasses to enjoy your favorite 3D movies.

Some reviewers complain about the lack of picture calibration option and sluggish navigation of apps. A few users mention that 70-inch TV tilts back quite a bit when it is installed on stand.

Overall, Sony R550A Series Internet HDTV delivers a gorgeous picture in 3D or 2D. It is great mid-range TV at a very competitive price.

Models and Size:

  • KDL-50R550A         50-Inch
  • KDL-60R550A         60-Inch
  • KDL-70R550A         70-Inch

User Voice

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Review Group #: 1
(4.50 stars)
7 Reviews
Sluggish navigation Lacks picture calibration options Amazon Video App is built in to this TV The apps are very responsive
Review Group #: 2
(4.50 stars)
8 Reviews
Picture quality in HD is good Apps work well Best mid-range TV Excellent picture and 3D depth
Review Group #: 3
(4.50 stars)
10 Reviews
Great picture Beautiful TV The picture is sharp and clear and the colors are beautiful The picture out of the box needs some adjustments
Review Group #: 4
(4.50 stars)
12 Reviews
Very easy to use Screen has clouding on completely black screens and dark screens in movies and shows Sports, games and movies all look terrific
Review Group #: 5
(4.00 stars)
14 Reviews
Price of this TV is very competitive with the other 70 inch smart 3D TVs Has a 'semi matte' screen which helps reduce reflections 70-inch TV tilts back quite a bit

Where to Buy

StorePromotionsPriceAdditional Details
Amazon$898.00KDL-50R550A 50-Inch
Walmart$899.00KDL-50R550A 50-Inch
store.sony.com$899.99KDL-50R550A 50-Inch
BestBuy$899.99KDL-50R550A 50-Inch
Amazon$1428.04KDL-60R550A 60-Inch
Amazon$2199.98KDL-70R550A 70-Inch
store.sony.com$2499.99KDL-70R550A 70-Inch

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Amazon.com  ‎ Rating: 4.30 stars from 56 reviews‎‎, Price: $898.00 ‎

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