Reviews for Sony BRAVIA KDL-60R550A 60" 3D LED TV

$1,339.00 - $1,598.00

Product Reviews (47)

what Can I say, IT IS A SONY. That says it all

I looked at every 60 inch TV made by every manufacture trying to get the most for my investment. This was not an easy purchase. Money was tight and Grand-kids were giving me a hard time about my old TV. After months of searching, I went with a proven product, I did not buy the cheapest TV but went with the best TV. Every Sony I have ever owned lasted for years. The only Time I bought a different make was a Panasonic and I hated it. Sony is more than a TV, iT is an investment and this one has been great. The picture is clear the 3D is like going to the movies. My grand-kids love to watch 3D on the TV and it is fun for us old people to see them reach out to grab what they think is coming out of the TV. I love that I can connect my Direct TV directly to the TV without needing a box. It made hanging on the wall easier. Did not have as many wires to deal with. This is a purchase I can enjoy without worry. I know it will work each time like the first. I would not buy any other TV then Sony and the 60 in R550 is just another great Sony product.

By Pnfern on Adorama - Sep 4, 2013

Pretty good overall

We were looking at one of the newer Samsungs in this price range, and due to an out of stock, went with the Sony. For background, I'm an audio/video enthusiast who appreciates and notices picture quality. We have a 106" dedicated screening room with a JVC-RS1X, which I'm using as a comparison for picture quality. first the pros: -Some good features included, such as Netflix, Pandora, etc. Browsing some of the apps can be tedious, however, and I haven't been able to figure out how to create shortcuts. Would have been nice if the remote included a keyboard. Also disappointed that Skype is missing on this model. -Passive 3D works pretty well. I prefer it over active 3D, and consensus appears to be that passive reduces headaches and eye strain. I haven't had any issues with the 3D, nor has anyone complained. I thought there would be a drop off with image quality with passive 3D on a 1080p screen (each eye only sees half the pixels), but I've been pleased with quality with DirecTV 3D programming. Haven't tried a 3D Bluray yet. Another advantage to passive 3D is that the glasses are much cheaper and do not require charging or batteries. -Picture quality is more natural than some of the Samsung models which are brighter. Over extended viewing, I'm glad we got the Sony as the Samsung's would have been nice for our bright family room, but they looked less natural and may have caused strain over extended viewing. The colors appear more natural on this Sony -Glare resistance is decent. Not completely glare resistant in bight rooms, but does a decent job by not being a high gloss screen -I like having 4 HDMI inputs and a digital audio out, making this tv compatible with an older AV receiver -I liked the styling as well. In the store, the Samsung looked a bit cooler, but the Sony integrates much more nicely into our room. Samsung would not have fit in the same way. This TV is modern and eye catching, yet not overpowering. -With most content, the 120HZ processing creates a very smooth image. It does have the "soap opera" effect, but the motion is silky smooth -It's great that YouTube on both our Andriod, iPad, iPhone, etc can be played on the TV screen with a click of a button. Now, some of the areas I haven't been as impressed. -The video processing is adequate, but I get a much cleaner image with the JVC projector. I was a bit disappointed at the digital noise reduction, particularly during high motion images. I can only compare it to smaller screens and the JVC projector. Most viewers won't notice this as an issue, but it was worth calling out. This is more noticeable when you are closer to the screen. -With some content, motion gets a bit choppy. Poorly broadcast content sometimes gets difficult to watch, and in these instances, you'd be best served to turn off processing. -I couldn't get my Android screen to mirror on the TV. Just kept giving me an error and I gave up. I'm using an HTC One. All in all, if you want a natural looking picture, Sony quality, and some of the more useful smart TV apps. 3D quality and processing are par for this price point. I'm generally pleased with the price/value of this TV.

By BoilerG on Adorama - Sep 3, 2013

Stains on Screen

2 replacement TVs (same model & size) I've received they were both defective right out of the box. And now I won't have a TV for the next two weeks 'till i receive the third one. Hope and pray this will not be another disappointment right out of the box. :-(

By winch43 on Sony - Official Store - Jan 24, 2014

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!1

The TV has great picture qualities! Love the sound because most TV's i got the sound would stay low even at 100. The 3D is amazing, loving the TV!!!!

By slimshady1972 on Sony - Official Store - Dec 3, 2013

Sony Bravia KDL 60$550A 60" 3D LED TV

I can't order it in your shop as I can't log in for sale????

Yen

By BinhNguyen88 - Nov 30, 2013

Excellent picture quality and love this baby....

I am truly impressed with the picture quality of this television. I purchased it because it has all the features and more that I wanted in a smart tv. The price is also amazingly reasonable.

By Tone808 on Sony - Official Store - Nov 4, 2013

Excellent Quality for Price.

Coming from a DLP Sony Grand Wega, this TV is beautiful! It is super bright and the color are very accurate, the frame rate is awesome and the simulated 3D works great with the PS3. The only thing that is a downer is the smart TV interface, it is not good, but Sony has redone that already, we just got last years model. We don't even use the smart TV thing anyways, we have DIRECTV and a PS3. The Netflix does work very well though on the TV and it feels just like the PS3 application. I would recommend this product to anyone! Going a little more up in price for a Sony is the RIGHT choice!!

By connorpiper on Sony - Official Store - Oct 10, 2013

Sony R55 60" TV Review

Coming from a DLP Sony Grand Wega, this TV is beautiful! It is super bright and the color are very accurate, the frame rate is awesome and the simulated 3D works great with the PS3. The only thing that is a downer is the smart TV interface, it is not good, but Sony has redone that already, we just got last years model. We don't even use the smart TV thing anyways, we have DIRECTV and a PS3. The Netflix does work very well though on the TV and it feels just like the PS3 application. I would recommend this product to anyone! Going a little more up in price for a Sony is the RIGHT choice!!

By Anonymous on Adorama - Oct 10, 2013

Sony R55 60" TV Review

I just received this tv from Sony yesterday. I immediately noticed its superior design when I took it out I the box. As soon as I turned it on I could not believe the picture quality. I thought I was watching a 3D show. Everyone who passed by the tv stopped to admire the picture. Amazing sums it up! So far I can't see a down side! Sound seemed okay for back facing speakers. Remote functions are easy as well. There are many one touch button choices.

By Eoddeputy on Sony - Official Store - Oct 1, 2013

Best Bang for the Buck

Excellent product, arrived the other day, delivery was flawless and very easy to assemble. Simple to program and the resolution of the 60 inch LED television is phenomenal. This was my third television from Sony by far the BEST product on the market. You cannot go wrong. Very happy....

By drwilson on Sony - Official Store - Sep 28, 2013

Best Bang for the Buck

Excellent product, arrived the other day, delivery was flawless and very easy to assemble. Simple to program and the resolution of the 60 inch LED television is phenomenal. This was my third television from Sony by far the BEST product on the market. You cannot go wrong. Very happy....

By drwilson on Adorama - Sep 28, 2013

awesome

This s my fifth TV, and every single one of them has had 3 or 4 white shades only visible when the mage on the background moves. Call your friends who owns it and try to locate the stains.

By jpcv on Sony - Official Store - Sep 23, 2013

Great 3D and overall picture

I downgraded from a 65" Toshiba rear projection, and I was a little worried about it. All my worries were for naught. Though a little smaller, the picture on this TV is a million times clearer. For the first few days (until I was used to it) the screen was so crisp it was as though I were looking through a window. The sound is a major upgrade. The TV is light enough for me to move, yet very stable on its stand. The TV apps are interesting, but I only play with them when bored. Honestly I can not think of a single complaint.

By Meewah79 on Sony - Official Store - Sep 9, 2013

Worth every penny

I downgraded from a 65" Toshiba rear projection, and I was a little worried about it. All my worries were for naught. Though a little smaller, the picture on this TV is a million times clearer. For the first few days (until I was used to it) the screen was so crisp it was as though I were looking through a window. The sound is a major upgrade. The TV is light enough for me to move, yet very stable on its stand. The TV apps are interesting, but I only play with them when bored. Honestly I can not think of a single complaint.

By Meewah79 on Adorama - Sep 9, 2013

Great TV for the price

The picture quality is excellent. The passive 3D is very good. So many features to explore.

By Vjlamro on Sony - Official Store - Sep 7, 2013

Better than expected

The picture quality is excellent. The passive 3D is very good. So many features to explore.

By Vjlamro on Adorama - Sep 7, 2013

Just what I expected

I looked at every 60 inch TV made by every manufacture trying to get the most for my investment. This was not an easy purchase. Money was tight and Grand-kids were giving me a hard time about my old TV. After months of searching, I went with a proven product, I did not buy the cheapest TV but went with the best TV. Every Sony I have ever owned lasted for years. The only Time I bought a different make was a Panasonic and I hated it. Sony is more than a TV, iT is an investment and this one has been great. The picture is clear the 3D is like going to the movies. My grand-kids love to watch 3D on the TV and it is fun for us old people to see them reach out to grab what they think is coming out of the TV. I love that I can connect my Direct TV directly to the TV without needing a box. It made hanging on the wall easier. Did not have as many wires to deal with. This is a purchase I can enjoy without worry. I know it will work each time like the first. I would not buy any other TV then Sony and the 60 in R550 is just another great Sony product.

By Pnfern on Sony - Official Store - Sep 4, 2013

Fantastic Television

I am so pleased and excited about my new Sony KDL-60R550A. What a wonderful picture and so EXTREMELY easy to program. LOVE IT!!!!

By Kristie on Sony - Official Store - Sep 4, 2013

Fantastic Television

I am so pleased and excited about my new Sony KDL-60R550A. What a wonderful picture and so EXTREMELY easy to program. LOVE IT!!!!

By Kristie on Adorama - Sep 4, 2013

Worth every penny

TV is sleek and looks so good really enjoying the Picture Quality.Amazing to use 3D ..I really like the 3D quality and it sooths the eyes better .

By nitei on Sony - Official Store - Sep 3, 2013

Sony is Great

We were looking at one of the newer Samsungs in this price range, and due to an out of stock, went with the Sony. For background, I'm an audio/video enthusiast who appreciates and notices picture quality. We have a 106" dedicated screening room with a JVC-RS1X, which I'm using as a comparison for picture quality. first the pros: -Some good features included, such as Netflix, Pandora, etc. Browsing some of the apps can be tedious, however, and I haven't been able to figure out how to create shortcuts. Would have been nice if the remote included a keyboard. Also disappointed that Skype is missing on this model. -Passive 3D works pretty well. I prefer it over active 3D, and consensus appears to be that passive reduces headaches and eye strain. I haven't had any issues with the 3D, nor has anyone complained. I thought there would be a drop off with image quality with passive 3D on a 1080p screen (each eye only sees half the pixels), but I've been pleased with quality with DirecTV 3D programming. Haven't tried a 3D Bluray yet. Another advantage to passive 3D is that the glasses are much cheaper and do not require charging or batteries. -Picture quality is more natural than some of the Samsung models which are brighter. Over extended viewing, I'm glad we got the Sony as the Samsung's would have been nice for our bright family room, but they looked less natural and may have caused strain over extended viewing. The colors appear more natural on this Sony -Glare resistance is decent. Not completely glare resistant in bight rooms, but does a decent job by not being a high gloss screen -I like having 4 HDMI inputs and a digital audio out, making this tv compatible with an older AV receiver -I liked the styling as well. In the store, the Samsung looked a bit cooler, but the Sony integrates much more nicely into our room. Samsung would not have fit in the same way. This TV is modern and eye catching, yet not overpowering. -With most content, the 120HZ processing creates a very smooth image. It does have the "soap opera" effect, but the motion is silky smooth -It's great that YouTube on both our Andriod, iPad, iPhone, etc can be played on the TV screen with a click of a button. Now, some of the areas I haven't been as impressed. -The video processing is adequate, but I get a much cleaner image with the JVC projector. I was a bit disappointed at the digital noise reduction, particularly during high motion images. I can only compare it to smaller screens and the JVC projector. Most viewers won't notice this as an issue, but it was worth calling out. This is more noticeable when you are closer to the screen. -With some content, motion gets a bit choppy. Poorly broadcast content sometimes gets difficult to watch, and in these instances, you'd be best served to turn off processing. -I couldn't get my Android screen to mirror on the TV. Just kept giving me an error and I gave up. I'm using an HTC One. All in all, if you want a natural looking picture, Sony quality, and some of the more useful smart TV apps. 3D quality and processing are par for this price point. I'm generally pleased with the price/value of this TV.

By BoilerG on Sony - Official Store - Sep 3, 2013

Excellent Tv for an excellent price

This TV is wonderfull. The 3D feature works amazing. The TV is thin and leak.

By Kevin360 on Sony - Official Store - Sep 3, 2013

Sony 60" R550A Series LED 3D Internet TV

This TV is wonderfull. The 3D feature works amazing. The TV is thin and leak.

By Kevin360 on Adorama - Sep 3, 2013

Excellent picture quality and love this baby....

TV is sleek and looks so good really enjoying the Picture Quality.Amazing to use 3D ..I really like the 3D quality and it sooths the eyes better .

By nitei on Adorama - Sep 3, 2013

New Addition

This is my first flatscreen hd tv and the Sony Bravia is great. I am enjoying my baseball games even more. The picture is clear and sharp. The colors are so real, it is as if I am at the ballpark.

By BaseballFan on Sony - Official Store - Aug 29, 2013

Sony is Great

This is my first flatscreen hd tv and the Sony Bravia is great. I am enjoying my baseball games even more. The picture is clear and sharp. The colors are so real, it is as if I am at the ballpark.

By BaseballFan on Adorama - Aug 29, 2013

Excellent Buy

I got this TV as it had a lot of options: Smart TV Big Screen size Excellent UI So far I am really happy I bought this TV and i have been stunned by the sharp colors and excellent audio on this system. Also I am expecting for the PS4 to use it with this awesome TV. A must buy for the price and the quality of the TV

By malebolges on Sony - Official Store - Aug 25, 2013

Excellent Tv for an excellent price

I got this TV as it had a lot of options: Smart TV Big Screen size Excellent UI So far I am really happy I bought this TV and i have been stunned by the sharp colors and excellent audio on this system. Also I am expecting for the PS4 to use it with this awesome TV. A must buy for the price and the quality of the TV

By malebolges on Adorama - Aug 25, 2013

Brilliant TV

I have owned several sony tvs, all were great. this one exceeds all my expectations. great picture, easy to use apps. love it.

By rgm1 on Sony - Official Store - Aug 21, 2013

Best picture ever!

This is one awesome device, not only a TV but much much more, video streaming, internet, 3D you name it. Best value for the money.

By Slue on Sony - Official Store - Aug 21, 2013

Best Bang for the Buck

After the movers busted my old Pioneer Elite i needed a new TV for my bedroom. Went with this model after looking around. Although the colors on the elite may have been more vivid, this is a great choice for the price and i would buy again ... only question i still have is should i have went with the 70"!?

By GLeBlanc on Sony - Official Store - Aug 21, 2013

awesome

I have owned several sony tvs, all were great. this one exceeds all my expectations. great picture, easy to use apps. love it.

By rgm1 on Adorama - Aug 21, 2013

Great TV for master

After the movers busted my old Pioneer Elite i needed a new TV for my bedroom. Went with this model after looking around. Although the colors on the elite may have been more vivid, this is a great choice for the price and i would buy again ... only question i still have is should i have went with the 70"!?

By GLeBlanc on Adorama - Aug 21, 2013

This is one awesome ...

This is one awesome device, not only a TV but much much more, video streaming, internet, 3D you name it. Best value for the money.

By Slue on Adorama - Aug 21, 2013

Sony 60" R550A Series LED 3D Internet TV

When I was trying to decide if this television (which was on a pre-sale) was the one I wanted, there was only one independent review available. The review was rather misleading and I am glad I didn't base my decision on whether or not to buy this item on that review. I ordered this television based on my gut feeling that I would not be disappointed and to be exact- I was thrilled! The set up and installation went very smooth and then as they say "the fun began". The picture is so clear on both 2D and 3D that I still marvel at it. The smart technology works perfect without any glitches and I truly would recommend this television to everyone. Buy this television and get ready to smile a lot!

By Onemansmiling on Sony - Official Store - Aug 20, 2013

Better than expected

I purchased this tv from an Army Air Force Exchange in Vicenza, Italy. This is my fifth Sony tv which lead to moving/upgrading the tvs in my house. This one is now in my "Man Cave". The screen is bright and paired with the PS3 and a Sony Home Theater system this is proving to be totally awesome. I shopped the reviews online at various stores and the price offered by AAFES compaired to retailers in Italy was well worth it. The Passive 3D and 3D simulation are good and I like that fact that the glasses are light and inexpensive. With all the connection options this HDTV is connected to my PC, PS3, Home Theater sytem all over separate HDMI connection. Overall a great purchase.

By Vince1221 on Sony - Official Store - Aug 20, 2013

Pretty good overall

I got a great promotion deal from Amazon for this tv and they even price matched 30 days later when Sony dropped the price. I did not buy the tv for the 3D feature and just considered it a bonus. The 4 included glasses are light and much cheaper than active glasses. The 3D is phenomenal on this tv. Even my father was blown away and he never wants to go to a 3D movie. I honestly liked Avatar 3D better on my tv than in the theater. The tv picture is very sharp and I really noticed the improvement over my older LCD's when I put a blu-ray on at 24p on my playstation. Regular hi-def tv looks great, but the blu-rays are incredible. I can now see the difference between tv and blu-ray quality. The only cons I have are that I occasionally notice a lighter band in the middle of the screen, but typically only when I watch soccer where the screen pans across a uniform green field. Not sure if that is due to the edge dimming nature of the LED. The other thing I noticed was a little pixellation on objects in maroon/purple color. I have not played with the picture settings that much. That might fix it, but I only see it once in a while. Like other LED's and Plasmas I have seen, the screen is not matte, and so I did get some light glare/reflection on the screen until I adjusted my lighting to prevent it. I have the tv in a dark basement with lights pointed to spotlight behind the tv to get the best experience. Overall, great tv for the price. Fantastic 3D.

By zmansony on Sony - Official Store - Aug 20, 2013

Just what I expected

When I was trying to decide if this television (which was on a pre-sale) was the one I wanted, there was only one independent review available. The review was rather misleading and I am glad I didn't base my decision on whether or not to buy this item on that review. I ordered this television based on my gut feeling that I would not be disappointed and to be exact- I was thrilled! The set up and installation went very smooth and then as they say "the fun began". The picture is so clear on both 2D and 3D that I still marvel at it. The smart technology works perfect without any glitches and I truly would recommend this television to everyone. Buy this television and get ready to smile a lot!

By Onemansmiling on Adorama - Aug 20, 2013

Great TV for master

wasn't sure If i wanted a bigger TV, or how it would fit. I had no problems, excellent quality

By rsawh on Sony - Official Store - Aug 19, 2013

Excellent Buy

wasn't sure If i wanted a bigger TV, or how it would fit. I had no problems, excellent quality

By rsawh on Adorama - Aug 19, 2013

Excellent Quality for Price.

The passive 3D is amazing and comes with glasses that are lightweight and also affordable. I could not believe the picture quality of this product. It is superb compared to other products of its class. The only down side is the large bulky stand, which I feel Sony should have better designed it as this makes it hard to use any soundbar or other device in front of the TV. Overall, for the price, you will not regret this purchase. If it wasn't for the speaker placements and the stand I would have gave 5 stars.

By TechnoAddict on Sony - Official Store - May 29, 2013

Excellent Quality for Price.

The passive 3D is amazing and comes with glasses that are lightweight and also affordable. I could not believe the picture quality of this product. It is superb compared to other products of its class. The only down side is the large bulky stand, which I feel Sony should have better designed it as this makes it hard to use any soundbar or other device in front of the TV. Overall, for the price, you will not regret this purchase. If it wasn't for the speaker placements and the stand I would have gave 5 stars.

By TechnoAddict on Adorama - May 29, 2013

Brilliant TV

Overall the TV is great . the motion flow technology is way better then 600Hz plasma. Passive 3D is better then Active 3D. Sound is top notch. Go for it.

By Hani on Sony - Official Store - May 1, 2013

Brilliant TV

Overall the TV is great . the motion flow technology is way better then 600Hz plasma. Passive 3D is better then Active 3D. Sound is top notch. Go for it.

By Hani on Adorama - May 1, 2013

Great TV for the price

It's a great set for the price, and it did not take long to dial in the image in the User Setting, good sound so you don't need a sound-bar but the bottom rear of the set is thick as a result.

By stereonate on Sony - Official Store - Apr 28, 2013

Great TV for the price

It's a great set for the price, and it did not take long to dial in the image in the User Setting, good sound so you don't need a sound-bar but the bottom rear of the set is thick as a result.

By stereonate on Adorama - Apr 28, 2013

Sony KDL-60R550A

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