The Sony KDL-50R550A 50" 3D LED Internet TV is a 2D/3D Full HD 1080p LCD TV with Dynamic Edge LED Backlight technology, which enhances contrast and reproduces images with sharp clarity. The TV also features built-in Wi-Fi, Ethernet connectivity, Miracast wireless mirroring and Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL). With Wi-Fi, you can stream a variety of Internet content from the Sony Entertainment Network, as well as DLNA home network content.
Miracast and MHL allow you to connect your compatible mobile device to the TV, so you can mirror your mobile media on the TV's big 1920 x 1080 screen. Besides Dynamic Edge LED Backlight technology, this TV also supports Live Color technology to emphasize vividness of color. Plus, Motionflow XR 480 ensures fast-paced action movies and sports are blur-free and more natural looking. This model even provides SimulView dual full screen gaming for Playstaion3.
Other video features include an Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE), an X-Reality PRO picture engine and 24P True Cinema. The TV's audio features are equally impressive. With support for Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse and Simulated Surround, your audio will be as high-quality as the HD video. Plus, Sony's S-Force Front Surround technology processes audio signals to create an immersive and detailed soundstage. For connectivity, the W802's options include multiple HDMI inputs, component, USB 2.0, digital coaxial and more.
The TV's USB 2.0 ports work as built-in media player, so you can enjoy a variety of video, audio and photo files on the big screen. The R550 Series TV even offers a receiver-less option if you are a DIRECTV customer. It allows you place the DIRECTV Genie Whole-Home HD DVR in any room of your house and stream content directly to the TV without the clutter of connecting a DIRECTV receiver to it. This model also features BRAVIA Sync, an onboard iManual, Skype calling with the optional Skype camera and much more.
Picture is good for this Sony TV,with this price(under $1000)it has 3D and internet. I used it for about 10 days,here what I see: -With 3D,I use the cheap 3D glasses but it still look nice. -Smart TV,it loads fast for Netflix,Amazon(but with Amazon,they don't have Closed Caption even on the title they said CC),Hulu Plus's slow to load but still,Youtube,Facebook,Vudu and much more...Good enough for me. I like this TV because I can only use for what I need and use a lot less electric,don't have to turn the Xbox on(Xbox run quite a lot of electric) So far,I haven't see any downside on this TV.
Out of the box and setup with fantastic picture from antenna and cable in 42 minutes. I love my Sony.
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!
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.
Looking for good TV around? Stop here as this is IT!!! Best TV in terms of sound, Picture quality, reliability, PERIOD.
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.
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.
Great TV picture
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.
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!!!!!!!!!!!!