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Sony Bravia KDL-60R550A
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$1,499.99
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Summary: A 60-inch 3D-capable LCD HDTV with LED backlighting from Sony with 1080p resolution, a 240Hz refresh rate, 4 HDMI inputs, and 1 component-video input.
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Type: 60-inch and larger TVs
About - Sony Bravia KDL-60R550A

The Sony Bravia KDL-60R550A is a 60-inch LCD HDTV with a native resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p). This TV has a 3D mode that requires the use of special glasses to see three-dimensional images. It has LED backlighting, a more energy-efficient type of backlighting. Rather than the basic 60Hz, it has a faster 240Hz frame rate, a feature designed to reduce motion blur.

This model is Internet-enabled and can access online content, including streaming movie and TV services. It has an Ethernet jack for a wired connection to your home network via a cable. This TV is also Wi-Fi capable, so you can connect it to your home network wirelessly. It is DLNA certified, so you can view digital photos stored on a compatible computer, phone, or other mobile device also connected to your home network.

There are 5 HD-capable inputs: 4 HDMI and 1 component-video, which doubles as a composite-video input. It also has 2 USB ports, which may be used to play media—photos, videos, and music—stored on a flash drive or memory card reader on the TV.

The Sony Bravia KDL-60R550A measures 33.625 inches high by 54.25 inches wide by 13.375 inches deep, including its base. The panel itself is 3.25 inches thick including any protrusions, and the screen has a glossy finish. The bezel framing the screen is gloss black

The warranty on this TV covers parts/labor for 12/12 months, respectively. Other screen sizes in this model line include: Bravia KDL-70R550 (70"), Bravia KDL-50R550 (50")

About This Brand

Sony is one of the most recognized brands of LCD TVs. Its Bravia line encompasses models at various feature and price levels, ranging from mass-market-oriented LCD TVs designed to sell in Walmarts, up to its high-end XBR-series LED-based Smart 3D LCD TVs. The company  also continues to sell high-quality LCoS-based home-theater front projectors.

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Features & Specs - Sony Bravia KDL-60R550A
info Native resolution 1920x1080
info Frame rate (Hz) 240, 60
info Wi-Fi Built-in
info HDMI inputs 4
info Component-video 0
info Overall height (in.) 33.625
info Overall width (in.) 54.25
info Overall depth (in.) 13.375
info Streaming video services Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, Hulu Plus, Netflix, Sony Video Unlimited, Vudu
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User Reviews - Sony Bravia KDL-60R550A
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1.0
Terrible Backlighting
3/28/2014
Pros
Thin Frame And Bevel
Cons
Bad Backlighting
Slow Interface
Best Uses
Commercial use
Sportsbar Screen
Store Demo
Comment:
I purchased this TV because it was a Sony with a DirecTV tuner built in. I have the Genie from DirecTV and was interested in not having to have another box sitting in this location. I have been greatly disappointed. Not only does the picture have a non uniform backlighting profile creating distracting shadowing in the picture but the DirecTV tuner capabilities are much lacking. The interfaces are painfully slow. So slow in fact that I have decided to forgo the internal tuner use and move the main Genie to this location. When I say that the interface is slow, I am also comparing it to the client boxes on the Genie mini's. I could live with the disappointment of the DirecTV functionality but what I cant live with is the picture. I am working with Sony right now on a 3rd replacement but have little faith that this will resolve the issue after finding this review from CR about the backlighting that they found. I purchased this set for around 1500 and the backlighting is terrible compared to my 300 dollar Sceptre. The short of this is if you are looking for a good viewing experience, steer clear of this model. I have owned many Sony products in the past which is the reason I chose this model but there is clearly some development that needs done to perfect the concept held in it.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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