Sony KDL-50R550A 50" LED TV

1920x1080, 240 Hz, HDTV, 3D - MPN: KDL50R550A
Product Details
Description
Sony KDL-50R550A picture quality and unlimited entertainment with Sony R550 Series HDTVs. This elegantly slim LED TV boasts Full HD 1080p for detail and Edge LED backlighting for contrast, rich colors and enhanced dark-scene detail. Built-in Wi-Fi lets you connect to the Internet so you can watch YouTube clips and access online HD movies, music and more. Fast paced motion seen in sports and action movies appears.
Quick Glance
Broadcast Format Displayed 1080p
Digital Tuner ATSC
Audio Video Connectors HDMI Yes, Component Video Yes, Composite Video Yes, Digital Audio Yes
Display Type LED-LCD TV w/ Edge LED Backlight
Smart TV Yes
Aspect Ratio 16:9
3D Compatible 3D
Max Resolution 1920 x 1080
Green Compliance ENERGY STAR 6.0, ENERGY STAR
User Reviews
Best gift Ever
3 Star Review   By PLLT on Sony - Official Store - Dec 29, 2013   

Best TV that i got for a gift. 3D ect. I'm french speaking; don't have enough app in french. I seen none. The compitation have some, exp. tou.tv.(Average because of this situation.) This is the only bad thing of this TV. A big company like Sony messing on this is very desapointed for french speaking.

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The Perfect Upgrade
5 Star Review   By SophieD on Sony - Official Store - Dec 24, 2013   

I purchased this tv roughly a month ago and so far it has surpassed my expectations. I was in the market for a larger, more up-to-date tv that would not put a dent in my wallet but at the same time get the best bang for my buck. This is the PERFECT tv for that. The reason for my purchase on this tv instead of the competitive Vizio and Samsung is because after looking at them for over 4-5 months at a local store, I can already notice colors fading on the Vizio M series, and the Samsung's 3d picture clarity just does NOT compare to this Sony TV's quality at all.

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Amazing TV
5 Star Review   By happysony on Sony - Official Store - Nov 10, 2013   

a was help by Enrique a sony sells man at sony store houston, great guy, never push me, hove good options and recommended this tv according to my needs, great service. personally i will recommend this tv, and sony store.

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Best TV I ever owned
5 Star Review   By gof16 on Sony - Official Store - Oct 7, 2013   

I wantred a 50 inch TV, looked around teh internet for reviews. I had some mixed reviews on Sony. My own previous experince, I had a SONY TV that lasted 25+ years before it eventually failed. I have 7 current TVs including Tosiba and Samsungs. The Sony is the best picture quality I have seen. I am very glad I purchased it.

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Great LED 3D TV - 50" R550A
5 Star Review   By JasonS on Sony - Official Store - Oct 2, 2013   

Had this TV for a month now - great TV. My wife and I are extremely pleased with everything. We have several Sony flat screens and love all of them. This R550A is incredible and fair superior to the other Sony TVs and other non-Sony flat screens we have. Phenomenal picture and motion flow. Well worth the money for this TV. We have not tried the 3D yet, but assuming it’s great given the rest of the TV’s performance. I want to buy another, but my wife won’t let me.

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Quick and Easy
5 Star Review   By 1216 on Sony - Official Store - Sep 24, 2013   

Out of the box and setup with fantastic picture from antenna and cable in 42 minutes. I love my Sony.

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Quick and Easy
5 Star Review   By 1216 on Adorama - Sep 24, 2013   

Out of the box and setup with fantastic picture from antenna and cable in 42 minutes. I love my Sony.

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Sony - best on the market
5 Star Review   By 3SonyOwner on Sony - Official Store - Sep 22, 2013   

This is my 3rd Sony TV. The technology keeps getting better each time I buy one and so does the picture and contrast. My friends all are amazed at how awesome the picture is once you get the settings tweaked for the room the tv is in. I converted 2 friends from Samsung and Sharp to Sony just buy them seeing sports and video games on my TV's. Thank you Sony for making such a quality consistent product. I will buy another within the year!

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Sony - best on the market
5 Star Review   By 3SonyOwner on Adorama - Sep 22, 2013   

This is my 3rd Sony TV. The technology keeps getting better each time I buy one and so does the picture and contrast. My friends all are amazed at how awesome the picture is once you get the settings tweaked for the room the tv is in. I converted 2 friends from Samsung and Sharp to Sony just buy them seeing sports and video games on my TV's. Thank you Sony for making such a quality consistent product. I will buy another within the year!

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LED backlight FAILED in 1 month
1 Star Review   By PatrickH on Sony - Official Store - Sep 21, 2013   

I purchased this TV online in August. LED backlight failed in less than a month. The backlight on the left hand side started blinking (going on and off in 2-second intervals) last week and has been like this since then. I recorded a video to show this issue: youtu.be/sMRDZum8bSk... I'm a Sony lover (have a bunch of Sony laptops/cameras etc.) but I'm very disappointed at the Sony TV quality.

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Product Details
Description
Sony KDL-50R550A picture quality and unlimited entertainment with Sony R550 Series HDTVs. This elegantly slim LED TV boasts Full HD 1080p for detail and Edge LED backlighting for contrast, rich colors and enhanced dark-scene detail. Built-in Wi-Fi lets you connect to the Internet so you can watch YouTube clips and access online HD movies, music and more. Fast paced motion seen in sports and action movies appears.
Quick Glance
Broadcast Format Displayed 1080p
Digital Tuner ATSC
Audio Video Connectors HDMI Yes, Component Video Yes, Composite Video Yes, Digital Audio Yes
Display Type LED-LCD TV w/ Edge LED Backlight
Smart TV Yes
Aspect Ratio 16:9
3D Compatible 3D
Max Resolution 1920 x 1080
Green Compliance ENERGY STAR 6.0, ENERGY STAR
Summary
Product Title Sony KDL-50R550A 50" LED TV
Manufacturer Sony
Power Score 4.8 | 71 Reviews
Display Panel
Diagonal Screen Size: 50 in
Interface
Interface Connection: USB Yes
Other Features
VESA Mount: 300 x 300
Physical Specifications
Depth Without Stand: 3.3 in
Height: 27.64 in
Width: 44.53 in
Depth: 9.17 in
Weight: 39 lbs
Warranty
Warranty Information: 1 Year
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
User Reviews
Best gift Ever
3 Star Review   By PLLT on Sony - Official Store - Dec 29, 2013   

Best TV that i got for a gift. 3D ect. I'm french speaking; don't have enough app in french. I seen none. The compitation have some, exp. tou.tv.(Average because of this situation.) This is the only bad thing of this TV. A big company like Sony messing on this is very desapointed for french speaking.

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The Perfect Upgrade
5 Star Review   By SophieD on Sony - Official Store - Dec 24, 2013   

I purchased this tv roughly a month ago and so far it has surpassed my expectations. I was in the market for a larger, more up-to-date tv that would not put a dent in my wallet but at the same time get the best bang for my buck. This is the PERFECT tv for that. The reason for my purchase on this tv instead of the competitive Vizio and Samsung is because after looking at them for over 4-5 months at a local store, I can already notice colors fading on the Vizio M series, and the Samsung's 3d picture clarity just does NOT compare to this Sony TV's quality at all.

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Amazing TV
5 Star Review   By happysony on Sony - Official Store - Nov 10, 2013   

a was help by Enrique a sony sells man at sony store houston, great guy, never push me, hove good options and recommended this tv according to my needs, great service. personally i will recommend this tv, and sony store.

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Best TV I ever owned
5 Star Review   By gof16 on Sony - Official Store - Oct 7, 2013   

I wantred a 50 inch TV, looked around teh internet for reviews. I had some mixed reviews on Sony. My own previous experince, I had a SONY TV that lasted 25+ years before it eventually failed. I have 7 current TVs including Tosiba and Samsungs. The Sony is the best picture quality I have seen. I am very glad I purchased it.

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Great LED 3D TV - 50" R550A
5 Star Review   By JasonS on Sony - Official Store - Oct 2, 2013   

Had this TV for a month now - great TV. My wife and I are extremely pleased with everything. We have several Sony flat screens and love all of them. This R550A is incredible and fair superior to the other Sony TVs and other non-Sony flat screens we have. Phenomenal picture and motion flow. Well worth the money for this TV. We have not tried the 3D yet, but assuming it’s great given the rest of the TV’s performance. I want to buy another, but my wife won’t let me.

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Quick and Easy
5 Star Review   By 1216 on Sony - Official Store - Sep 24, 2013   

Out of the box and setup with fantastic picture from antenna and cable in 42 minutes. I love my Sony.

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Quick and Easy
5 Star Review   By 1216 on Adorama - Sep 24, 2013   

Out of the box and setup with fantastic picture from antenna and cable in 42 minutes. I love my Sony.

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Sony - best on the market
5 Star Review   By 3SonyOwner on Sony - Official Store - Sep 22, 2013   

This is my 3rd Sony TV. The technology keeps getting better each time I buy one and so does the picture and contrast. My friends all are amazed at how awesome the picture is once you get the settings tweaked for the room the tv is in. I converted 2 friends from Samsung and Sharp to Sony just buy them seeing sports and video games on my TV's. Thank you Sony for making such a quality consistent product. I will buy another within the year!

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Sony - best on the market
5 Star Review   By 3SonyOwner on Adorama - Sep 22, 2013   

This is my 3rd Sony TV. The technology keeps getting better each time I buy one and so does the picture and contrast. My friends all are amazed at how awesome the picture is once you get the settings tweaked for the room the tv is in. I converted 2 friends from Samsung and Sharp to Sony just buy them seeing sports and video games on my TV's. Thank you Sony for making such a quality consistent product. I will buy another within the year!

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LED backlight FAILED in 1 month
1 Star Review   By PatrickH on Sony - Official Store - Sep 21, 2013   

I purchased this TV online in August. LED backlight failed in less than a month. The backlight on the left hand side started blinking (going on and off in 2-second intervals) last week and has been like this since then. I recorded a video to show this issue: youtu.be/sMRDZum8bSk... I'm a Sony lover (have a bunch of Sony laptops/cameras etc.) but I'm very disappointed at the Sony TV quality.

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Looking for the Best 3D LED TV? This is IT!!!
5 Star Review   By Saranac601 on Sony - Official Store - Sep 17, 2013   

Looking for good TV around? Stop here as this is IT!!! Best TV in terms of sound, Picture quality, reliability, PERIOD.

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Smart TV ???
4 Star Review   By Maritimer on Sony - Official Store - Sep 17, 2013   

The problem I have with this TV is the advertised " Smart TV" this unit does not work well browsing the internet very few sites are accessible do to software missing money spent on picture quality, You also have to download software to your PC to stream pictures and videos from your PC to the TV.If you don't care about the internet side it's a great TV, great picture

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Refections!
2 Star Review   By hjf774 on Sony - Official Store - Sep 17, 2013   

I had a V4100 for 5 years, beautiful picture, but wanted a 50". Got this for $900, a good deal, and the picture is good, not great, but a fair deal for the money. The silver name plate on the front is bad styiling and is a reflector, and the screen reflects ANYTHING - it's hard to watch during the day, and even at night the little light on my motion detector can be seen except on the brightest scenes. The room has to have NO lights on at all. Never had this issue with the V4100. I'd return it if I could, and I won't have this for very long. I've owned Sony's XBR's for 30 years - I have the 35" monster in my basement - and this is the FIRST time I've been disappointed.

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Looking for the Best 3D LED TV? This is IT!!!
5 Star Review   By Anonymous on Adorama - Sep 17, 2013   

Looking for good TV around? Stop here as this is IT!!! Best TV in terms of sound, Picture quality, reliability, PERIOD.

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Refections!
2 Star Review   By hjf774 on Adorama - Sep 17, 2013   

I had a V4100 for 5 years, beautiful picture, but wanted a 50". Got this for $900, a good deal, and the picture is good, not great, but a fair deal for the money. The silver name plate on the front is bad styiling and is a reflector, and the screen reflects ANYTHING - it's hard to watch during the day, and even at night the little light on my motion detector can be seen except on the brightest scenes. The room has to have NO lights on at all. Never had this issue with the V4100. I'd return it if I could, and I won't have this for very long. I've owned Sony's XBR's for 30 years - I have the 35" monster in my basement - and this is the FIRST time I've been disappointed.

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Best I found
5 Star Review   By oak484 on Sony - Official Store - Sep 11, 2013   

I checked reviews and checked out all other manufacturers before purchasing the Sony. Features, picture, and price are unmatched in this price range. You can't go wrong with this set.

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great buy
5 Star Review   By Samz on Sony - Official Store - Sep 11, 2013   

This TV replaces a 40 inch Sony that i have had for about 4 years so that had a lot to do with me buying this one, the picture is much better on this one plus it has so many feature's. So far i'm very happy with my purchase. I would recommend it to all my friends.

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great buy
5 Star Review   By onemadpapa on Adorama - Sep 11, 2013   

This TV replaces a 40 inch Sony that i have had for about 4 years so that had a lot to do with me buying this one, the picture is much better on this one plus it has so many feature's. So far i'm very happy with my purchase. I would recommend it to all my friends.

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Best I found
5 Star Review   By oak484 on Adorama - Sep 11, 2013   

I checked reviews and checked out all other manufacturers before purchasing the Sony. Features, picture, and price are unmatched in this price range. You can't go wrong with this set.

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clearest tv picture
5 Star Review   By cindypoleo on Sony - Official Store - Sep 10, 2013   

Great TV picture

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Good value
5 Star Review   By kennie on Sony - Official Store - Sep 10, 2013   

Nice picture

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clearest tv picture
5 Star Review   By Anonymous on Adorama - Sep 10, 2013   

Great TV picture

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my Sony!!!
5 Star Review   By Butter on Sony - Official Store - Sep 7, 2013   

I truly Love my Sony TV...I purchased the 50 inch KDL-500R550A..this TV is simply beautiful all the way around. I love the "slim body" and the silver stand. It makes the TV look so much richer! There is one "little drawback" and that's the sound, It could be allot more powerful for a TV of this size.

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Amazing Sony as Usual
5 Star Review   By jellybean on Sony - Official Store - Sep 7, 2013   

This is my 6th or 6th Sony TV. Didn't think that they could get better, but Sony did it again!!!!!!! Easy set up, great picture and sound. Love the looks even when off!.. HIGHLY RECOMMEND, GREAT TV!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Amazing Sony as Usual
5 Star Review   By jellybean on Adorama - Sep 7, 2013   

This is my 6th or 6th Sony TV. Didn't think that they could get better, but Sony did it again!!!!!!! Easy set up, great picture and sound. Love the looks even when off!.. HIGHLY RECOMMEND, GREAT TV!!!!!!!!!!!!

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my Sony!!!
5 Star Review   By Butter on Adorama - Sep 7, 2013   

I truly Love my Sony TV...I purchased the 50 inch KDL-500R550A..this TV is simply beautiful all the way around. I love the "slim body" and the silver stand. It makes the TV look so much richer! There is one "little drawback" and that's the sound, It could be allot more powerful for a TV of this size.

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Like at the theater
5 Star Review   By senior on Sony - Official Store - Sep 5, 2013   

Fabulous TV for the $ great picture I've had Sony all my life and they have always been long lasting. Trucking company that delivered was a joke-was 4 1/2 hours later that the latest time they told us he'd be there and then he was a total grouch-but that's not on Sony. Great Value

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Great TV Purchase
5 Star Review   By manny48 on Sony - Official Store - Sep 5, 2013   

Was great right out of the box. After I adjusted a few things, picture is great..Good price right now...

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Love this TV
5 Star Review   By Teachese on Sony - Official Store - Sep 5, 2013   

Easy to set up, best picture quality, extremely thin and attractive to look at. LOVE IT!

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Outstanding!
5 Star Review   By jneuty on Sony - Official Store - Sep 5, 2013   

l am in love with my TV, it has so many great features! And the picture is amazing, oh and the 3D is just like in the theater! Sound is very Good! I am just loving my Sony KDL-50R550A!!!

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Love this TV
5 Star Review   By Teachese on Adorama - Sep 5, 2013   

Easy to set up, best picture quality, extremely thin and attractive to look at. LOVE IT!

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Like at the theater
5 Star Review   By senior on Adorama - Sep 5, 2013   

Fabulous TV for the $ great picture I've had Sony all my life and they have always been long lasting. Trucking company that delivered was a joke-was 4 1/2 hours later that the latest time they told us he'd be there and then he was a total grouch-but that's not on Sony. Great Value

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Great TV Purchase
5 Star Review   By manny48 on Adorama - Sep 5, 2013   

Was great right out of the box. After I adjusted a few things, picture is great..Good price right now...

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Outstanding!
5 Star Review   By Tiatono on Adorama - Sep 5, 2013   

l am in love with my TV, it has so many great features! And the picture is amazing, oh and the 3D is just like in the theater! Sound is very Good! I am just loving my Sony KDL-50R550A!!!

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Sony will never let you down
5 Star Review   By famas on Sony - Official Store - Sep 4, 2013   

I'm a big fan of Sony products because of the great quality and their service policy. This Tv has a perfect picture quality, not like other TV's in the same category. I love playing games on this Tv, it doesn't have input lag. That was one of the factors I chose this great TV. Also, you get a full year of Netflix and hulu, now that alone saved me almost 200 bucks. The best way to get this Tv is from this site because other retailers just cannot compete with Sony's service plan for example, no lemon policy, you don't pay anything for shipping costs and cheap compared with others. I did a lot of research and I think this Tv is the best deal ever. Pros: -Great Picture quality (that what you want from a TV ). -Beautiful design -Low energy cost -Intuitive interface -Smart TV with nice apps -3D Cons: -Sound could be better

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my 50R550a is mind blowing!
5 Star Review   By balancedphoto on Sony - Official Store - Sep 3, 2013   

So I recently purchased my Sony KDL-50R550a LED smart television and I have to say that this is one of the best 50" televisions I have ever seen. Or can I say that Sony have such beautiful picture quality! I used to be a Samsung owner but noticed that the Sony is able to produce more lifelike natural colors instead of having vivid unnatural colors on my previous Samsung set. For example, watching football on Sundays the grass doesn't look neon green and reds don't look bright vivid red. This television produces colors so natural that I think that I'm there! This set is also able to produce pitch black scenes while maintaining bright colors throughout the screen. Also, it has really good back lighting! See the picture that I uploaded! I enjoy playing my PS3 on this television and have HT-CT550 hooked up to get a full experience! Very straightforward and easy to use smart applications, premium metal stand that's low profile for an under $900 television (you wont find a tv at this price with a premium design), and the passive 3D gives me theater like experience! (comes with 4 sets of glasses) If you're shopping for a 50" television, you came to the right place!

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Nice TV
4 Star Review   By Zaphod on Sony - Official Store - Sep 3, 2013   

I'm enjoying it. The picture is outstanding, and that includes all aspects: contrast, resolution, etc. The feature which automatically adjusts the brightness to compensate for ambient light works nicely. I have watched several passive 3D videos, including Life of Pi, and those are really vibrant and generally fun. The unit takes up a small front to back profile as it sits on a surface waiting to be mounted on the wall.

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Amazing!
5 Star Review   By Zeus on Sony - Official Store - Sep 3, 2013   

The R550A is the first television I've ever bought and it was a wonderful choice! Not only can I watch Netflix without starting my game system; I can also surf the web. YouTube is provided and I can link my devices and play videos from there. Not to mention its HD so everything looks 10x better. And to top it off its energy efficient marked by energy star! This product is a must buy!!

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Nice TV
5 Star Review   By jakeyroo on Sony - Official Store - Sep 3, 2013   

Very good picture and sound quality for the price. The only times I've noticed lag in the picture is when watching golf and baseball. You get a time lapse kind of image when the camera is following the balls. Otherwise, very happy with this set.

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Excellent TV!!
5 Star Review   By Camey on Sony - Official Store - Sep 3, 2013   

The 3D experience was awesome! Made us feel like we are in the theatre watching a 3D movie. The apps and other features are amazing too!!

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Amazing!
5 Star Review   By SophieD on Adorama - Sep 3, 2013   

The R550A is the first television I've ever bought and it was a wonderful choice! Not only can I watch Netflix without starting my game system; I can also surf the web. YouTube is provided and I can link my devices and play videos from there. Not to mention its HD so everything looks 10x better. And to top it off its energy efficient marked by energy star! This product is a must buy!!

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Excellent TV!!
5 Star Review   By Camey on Adorama - Sep 3, 2013   

The 3D experience was awesome! Made us feel like we are in the theatre watching a 3D movie. The apps and other features are amazing too!!

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Nice TV
4 Star Review   By Zaphod on Adorama - Sep 3, 2013   

I'm enjoying it. The picture is outstanding, and that includes all aspects: contrast, resolution, etc. The feature which automatically adjusts the brightness to compensate for ambient light works nicely. I have watched several passive 3D videos, including Life of Pi, and those are really vibrant and generally fun. The unit takes up a small front to back profile as it sits on a surface waiting to be mounted on the wall.

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amazing TV!
5 Star Review   By bryansfast on Sony - Official Store - Sep 1, 2013   

I was lucky enough to get a discounted returned model. My friend already owns a smaller screen size of this same line, so I knew its picture was rich and beautiful. I did NOT know how easy it would be to connect to wifi and stream content...which is SO simple. The TV is so clear and the 3D was worth every penny. Even the 3D content already IN the TV looks incredible. I cannot recommend this TV highly enough.

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amazing TV!
5 Star Review   By bryansfast on Adorama - Sep 1, 2013   

I was lucky enough to get a discounted returned model. My friend already owns a smaller screen size of this same line, so I knew its picture was rich and beautiful. I did NOT know how easy it would be to connect to wifi and stream content...which is SO simple. The TV is so clear and the 3D was worth every penny. Even the 3D content already IN the TV looks incredible. I cannot recommend this TV highly enough.

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My 3rd Sony
5 Star Review   By SonyFan4Ever on Sony - Official Store - Aug 29, 2013   

My first Sony was a Trinitron and I had it for 26 years. Then I got a Wega and now I have a Bravia. This tv is great. The 3D is spectacular, can't wait to get some 3D movies. The colors are superb. The picture quality is so sharp and clear it is as if you are looking out a window watching things happen.

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My 3rd Sony
5 Star Review   By SonyFan4Ever on Adorama - Aug 29, 2013   

My first Sony was a Trinitron and I had it for 26 years. Then I got a Wega and now I have a Bravia. This tv is great. The 3D is spectacular, can't wait to get some 3D movies. The colors are superb. The picture quality is so sharp and clear it is as if you are looking out a window watching things happen.

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best tv
5 Star Review   By upshollywood on Sony - Official Store - Aug 21, 2013   

When I received my 50 inch tv i was little skeptic because this is my first sony tv product, but it is absolutely amazing. Every detail is perfect. I say " a picture is worth a thousand words" I would highly recommend this tv to everyone who is in the market for a home theater!

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best tv
5 Star Review   By upshollywood on Adorama - Aug 21, 2013   

When I received my 50 inch tv i was little skeptic because this is my first sony tv product, but it is absolutely amazing. Every detail is perfect. I say " a picture is worth a thousand words" I would highly recommend this tv to everyone who is in the market for a home theater!

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Surprise!
5 Star Review   By dmkc93 on Sony - Official Store - Aug 20, 2013   

I bought this tv thinking it was just going to be a little upgrade over my 5 year old bravia 40 inch tv . Surprise, I was wrong ! The KDL-50R550A has the sharpest, cleanest, brightest picture I have ever seen. Paired with my Sony sound bar and subwoofer it makes beautiful sounds in my ears, plus I love the fact that I can control them both with one controler. So bottom line it is the best bang for your buck, you can not go wrong buying a Sony.

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Great Sony TV
5 Star Review   By Gmomebb on Sony - Official Store - Aug 20, 2013   

Great picture on this TV! Shipping was fast. Setup was easy. No complaints at all. Thanks, Sony!

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Great Product
5 Star Review   By jakeyroo on Sony - Official Store - Aug 20, 2013   

I am happy with this purchase and the price of it.

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Very Impressive TV
5 Star Review   By Weezie on Sony - Official Store - Aug 20, 2013   

I was able to locate this model locally and directly compare it to Samsung and LG. I liked the picture on the Sony better and the design was much more attractive. Yes, it cost a little more but so worth it, just no comparison. I've had it about a month now and enjoy it so much, it was the perfect TV for me. With high definition content I sometimes feel like I'm looking out a window, it's just that good. I'm not a techie person but can only tell you that the menus are very easy to use, secure wireless connection was easy to set, the apps work great, and picture and sound adjustments are simple. A big plus for me was that I was able to ditch the sound bar I used with my previous set, a Panasonic 42", as the internal speakers are more than good enough for me. Speakers on competing brands were, in a word, terrible. I highly recommend this set and believe Sony quality will insure years of enjoyment.

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Great TV period.
5 Star Review   By TheUniverseisonFire on Sony - Official Store - Aug 20, 2013   

I purchased this 50" 3D LED TV 2 weeks ago (along with a Sony 3D Blu Ray player + home theater package) and the experience of watching movies have never been the same. The TV was light and thin so lifting it was easy. Cabling and setup was under 5-7 minutes max. The picture is crisp and clear. Movement has no lag. I haven't tried the 3D feature yet but will pick up a couple of 3D discs soon. As for pricing, I purchased this under my Employee connections so I saved $100 off the sale price. Overall, for the money spent on this TV, with it's size, features, and picture quality, you should be able to enjoy this purchase for a long time. This is from a real life customer who's perfectly happy at the moment.

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Modern features in a sleek design
5 Star Review   By IDee on Sony - Official Store - Aug 20, 2013   

I'm really loving the sleek design and the NFC pairing with my Xperia smartphone. Great value for money!

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Modern features in a sleek design
5 Star Review   By IDee on Adorama - Aug 20, 2013   

I'm really loving the sleek design and the NFC pairing with my Xperia smartphone. Great value for money!

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Great Sony TV
5 Star Review   By Gmomebb on Adorama - Aug 20, 2013   

Great picture on this TV! Shipping was fast. Setup was easy. No complaints at all. Thanks, Sony!

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Surprise!
5 Star Review   By jneuty on Adorama - Aug 20, 2013   

I bought this tv thinking it was just going to be a little upgrade over my 5 year old bravia 40 inch tv . Surprise, I was wrong ! The KDL-50R550A has the sharpest, cleanest, brightest picture I have ever seen. Paired with my Sony sound bar and subwoofer it makes beautiful sounds in my ears, plus I love the fact that I can control them both with one controler. So bottom line it is the best bang for your buck, you can not go wrong buying a Sony.

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Great Product
5 Star Review   By Zeus on Adorama - Aug 20, 2013   

I am happy with this purchase and the price of it.

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Very Impressive TV
5 Star Review   By Weezie on Adorama - Aug 20, 2013   

I was able to locate this model locally and directly compare it to Samsung and LG. I liked the picture on the Sony better and the design was much more attractive. Yes, it cost a little more but so worth it, just no comparison. I've had it about a month now and enjoy it so much, it was the perfect TV for me. With high definition content I sometimes feel like I'm looking out a window, it's just that good. I'm not a techie person but can only tell you that the menus are very easy to use, secure wireless connection was easy to set, the apps work great, and picture and sound adjustments are simple. A big plus for me was that I was able to ditch the sound bar I used with my previous set, a Panasonic 42", as the internal speakers are more than good enough for me. Speakers on competing brands were, in a word, terrible. I highly recommend this set and believe Sony quality will insure years of enjoyment.

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Awesome TV & Picture
5 Star Review   By kmak on Sony - Official Store - Aug 19, 2013   

The R550A is an amazing TV! The HD picture is excellent and it is the perfect size for entertaining purposes. This unit looks like a picture frame and the HD stations look like moving images... not your typical broadcast. It is very easy to setup. I have my TV arranged on the provided stand which is a modern, chrome base. Delivery was efficient and arrived 1 day earlier than projected.

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Great TV !
4 Star Review   By kcc26 on Sony - Official Store - Aug 19, 2013   

Have my TV for almost two months now and I have been very happy with it. Only qualm I had with it was the wifi was not as fast I would like it to be. But not a big issue, I just hardwire it to my router and everything runs smoothly.

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Great TV
5 Star Review   By Tiatono on Sony - Official Store - Aug 19, 2013   

This TV has a great picture. We absolutely love it. Got to watch my first real 3D movie at home. I would definitely recommend it!

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Family favorite
4 Star Review   By Merry on Sony - Official Store - Aug 19, 2013   

This is a replacement for a 5 years old Samsung 40" TV. It has become an instant family favorite. After I purchased a Sony Google TV for our family room, I had decided to stay with Sony for all future TV purchases. So when the Samsung TV broke, I was very happy cause that meant I could get a new Sony for the Playroom. It has become an instant hit. Internet set up was a breeze and we can have multiple devices on the same network without loosing the connection. We are enjoying the free year Netflix and Hulu Plus promo included with this purchase. We have also installed an over the air antenna and get to enjoy free local over the air channels. The picture quality is fantastic (even without my eye glasses). The only con about this TV is that the remote app for iPhone is not compatible with this model. It would have made navigating the tv features effortless (it's not easy typing with the included remote). Nonetheless, I discovered YouTube and Netflix iPhone apps do allow me to search on the iPhone and then play on my KDL-50R550A. That is very helpful; although, limits the use of other applications. We also love playing games and watching videos from DVDs and Blu-Rays (including 3D movies). I'm giving 4 stars due to the lack of the remote app. I'm so used to using this app with the Sony Google TV that I think it's a must for an Internet TV. Nonetheless, I have no other cons and definitely recommend this TV.

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Great TV
5 Star Review   By Saranac601 on Adorama - Aug 19, 2013   

This TV has a great picture. We absolutely love it. Got to watch my first real 3D movie at home. I would definitely recommend it!

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Awesome TV & Picture
5 Star Review   By Samz on Adorama - Aug 19, 2013   

The R550A is an amazing TV! The HD picture is excellent and it is the perfect size for entertaining purposes. This unit looks like a picture frame and the HD stations look like moving images... not your typical broadcast. It is very easy to setup. I have my TV arranged on the provided stand which is a modern, chrome base. Delivery was efficient and arrived 1 day earlier than projected.

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Great TV !
4 Star Review   By kcc26 on Adorama - Aug 19, 2013   

Have my TV for almost two months now and I have been very happy with it. Only qualm I had with it was the wifi was not as fast I would like it to be. But not a big issue, I just hardwire it to my router and everything runs smoothly.

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Family favorite
4 Star Review   By Merry on Adorama - Aug 19, 2013   

This is a replacement for a 5 years old Samsung 40" TV. It has become an instant family favorite. After I purchased a Sony Google TV for our family room, I had decided to stay with Sony for all future TV purchases. So when the Samsung TV broke, I was very happy cause that meant I could get a new Sony for the Playroom. It has become an instant hit. Internet set up was a breeze and we can have multiple devices on the same network without loosing the connection. We are enjoying the free year Netflix and Hulu Plus promo included with this purchase. We have also installed an over the air antenna and get to enjoy free local over the air channels. The picture quality is fantastic (even without my eye glasses). The only con about this TV is that the remote app for iPhone is not compatible with this model. It would have made navigating the tv features effortless (it's not easy typing with the included remote). Nonetheless, I discovered YouTube and Netflix iPhone apps do allow me to search on the iPhone and then play on my KDL-50R550A. That is very helpful; although, limits the use of other applications. We also love playing games and watching videos from DVDs and Blu-Rays (including 3D movies). I'm giving 4 stars due to the lack of the remote app. I'm so used to using this app with the Sony Google TV that I think it's a must for an Internet TV. Nonetheless, I have no other cons and definitely recommend this TV.

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Excellent Value
5 Star Review   By onemadpapa on Sony - Official Store - Jul 15, 2013   

I am going from a 46" Sony Bravia LCD HDTV (4 yrs old) that I paid $2900.00 new to this 50" 50R550A. The new sony has a better picture, wireless features and 3D for $999. Great progress Sony. This TV has a great picture and the 3D works great. I am very impressed with the picture quality and easy set up. I went to the local electronics store (BB) to look at this TV after I purchased it online at Sony.com. However, the picture did not look that great in the store. I was nervous and had second thoughts about my purchase. I think this was due to the settings used at the local store (BB). Once it arrived and I had it set up and I was very impressed with the picture quality and the features. At home it looked absolutely great. In fact, I accessed Netflix on my old TV and the new TV at the same time to evaluate the picture. The picture was much better than my old Bravia and well worth the $999. Price tag. You simply cannot beat the value of this TV! My only regret is that I bought the 50" instead of the 60" or 70". This has to be the best value for the money of any TV on the market and its a Sony! I have multiple Sony electronics and have always had good luck with their products.

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Better Picture Quality and worth price
5 Star Review   By CAUser on Sony - Official Store - Jul 11, 2013   

I had this for one month now and its very good in picture quality, brightness and everything. I don't have any negative points for now. I will update it if there are any. After looking at my unit 3 of my friends also ordered same units.

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Better Picture Quality and worth price
5 Star Review   By CAUser on Adorama - Jul 11, 2013   

I had this for one month now and its very good in picture quality, brightness and everything. I don't have any negative points for now. I will update it if there are any. After looking at my unit 3 of my friends also ordered same units.

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