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Sony Bravia KDL-60R550A
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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
User Reviews
User Reviews

Terrible Backlighting
Thin Frame And Bevel
Bad Backlighting
Slow Interface
Best Uses
Commercial use
Sportsbar Screen
Store Demo
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.
The Sony Bravia KDL-60R550A is part of the TVs test program at Consumer Reports. The Sony Bravia KDL-60R550A TVs features and specs include Overall depth (in.), Wi-Fi, HDMI inputs, Component-video, Frame rate (Hz), Streaming video services, Native resolution, Overall height (in.), Overall width (in.). In our lab tests, TVs models like the Sony Bravia KDL-60R550A are reviewed on On-screen menu ease of use, Overall score, Remote ease of use, Energy cost/yr. ($), Viewing angle, Versatility, Sound quality, 3D performance, Screen size (in.), HD picture quality, Display type (Backlight). Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Sony Bravia KDL-60R550A based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Sony Bravia KDL-60R550A include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Sony Bravia KDL-60R550A.
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