Sony KDL-50R550A 50" 3D LED Internet TV - Bundle - with - Sony BDP-S5100 Smart Wi-Fi & 3D Blu-ray Disc Player

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About Sony KDL-50R550

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.

Sony KDL-50R550 Features

  • Passive 3D Technology: This model uses the same passive 3D technology used in movie theaters. Even the sound profile is enhanced for 3D viewing to provide a more immersive experience. The TV supports various 3D formats including Simulated 3D and Auto 3D Depth Adjustment
  • Full HD 1080p Resolution: With Full HD 1080p resolution, you can take advantage of HD TV broadcasting, HD satellite and other HD sources like your Blu-ray Disc player or PlayStation3 entertainment system
  • Mobile High Definition Link (MHL): Movies, music and apps from your smartphone can be viewed your TV. Using a Mobile High Definition Link (MHL) cable, you can connect your compatible smartphone to the TV to view what's seen on the smartphone screen on the big screen. Video, photos
  • Miracast Technology: Movies, music and apps from Miracast-enabled mobile devices can be viewed your TV using Miracast screen mirroring technology
  • Built-in Wi-Fi: Maximize your entertainment while reducing cable clutter. Wirelessly stream HD entertainment straight from the Internet or your home network using built-in Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Internet TV & Sony Entertainment Network: This model affords access to the Sony Entertainment Network, where thousands of movies, TV shows, online videos, games and music are available at your fingertips. By connecting to the Internet and touching the 'SEN' button on the TV remote
  • Sony's Advanced Noise Reduction Algorithm: With Sony's advanced noise reduction algorithm, fine details and textures appear in whatever you're watching, even in flat areas. This technology boosts image clarity with heightened contrast and depth
  • Receiver-Less TV for DIRECTV Customers: For DIRECTV customers with a Genie Whole-Home HD DVR, the Sony R550 series allows you to enjoy full DIRECTV service and HD DVR functionality without an additional receiver. Place the Genie Whole-Home HD DVR in any room of the house
  • Motionflow XR 240: By smoothing out the picture where the camera can't, Motionflow XR 240 technology helps fast-paced action look natural for a more authentic view of sports and other high-speed action
  • USB Media Player: Simply connect your compatible digital camera, USB-enabled MP3 player or USB storage device directly to your HDTV's USB input. It's a fast and easy way to share your photos, videos and music files. Even choose between slideshow, clock and calendar viewing modes
  • Skype Calling with Optional Skype Camera: Skype video calls bring your family and friends onto your big screen TV for free. Just connect the easy-to-use Skype camera (sold separately) for a face-to-face look at the caller on your Sony HDTV
  • Sony's Edge LED Backlight Technology: Sony's Edge LED Backlight technology delivers deep contrast, rich colors and enhanced dark-scene detail. Plus, the LEDs deliver a brighter picture than conventional LCD backlighting. They also help achieve an ultra-slim TV design
  • Digital Noise Reduction: Digital Noise Reduction enhances detail in whatever you're watching with meticulous processing. It even helps clean up video from USB and other PC sources so the picture looks pristine and vivid
  • Onboard Manual: You will never lose your TV manual again. The iManual is available through the menu system on the TV - always there if you need it

Sony KDL-50R550 Specifications

3D: Passive
3D Format Support: HDMI: Frame Packing/Side-By-Side/Over-Under USB/MHL
Simulated 3D: Yes
Auto Shut-off
Channel Block (with password)
Channel Jump
Channel Surf
Edit Channel Labels
Favorites (Simple UI)
Info Banner
Input Skip
Label Inputs
Multiple Language Display
English/Spanish /French
On-Screen Clock
On-Screen Display for External Input
On/Off Timer
Parental Control
Photo Frame Mode
Picture Adjustments Lock
Scene Select
Music; Cinema; Game; Graphics; Sports
Show/Hide Channels
Sleep Timer
Twin Picture
USB Play
Contents: MPEG1/ MPEG2TS/ MPEG2PS/ MPEG4Visual/ MPEG4AVC/ H.264/ WMV/ Xvid/ MP3/ AAC/ HE-AAC/ DolbyDigitalAC3/ DTS/ WMA/ Jpeg
USB Super Multi-Format Play
Backlight Type
Edge LED
Dimming Type
Frame Dimming
Display Device
AC Power Input
1 (Rear)
Analog Audio Input(s) (Total)
Audio Out
Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Input(s)
1 (Rear Hybrid w/Component)
Composite Video Input(s)
1 (Rear Hybrid w/Component)
Digital Audio Output(s)
Ethernet Connection(s)
1 (Rear)
HDMI Connection(s) (Total)
4 (2Rear,2Side)
RF Connection Input(s)
1 (Rear)
USB 2.0
2 (Side)
Power Consumption
In Operation max.: 121W
In Standby: 0.2W
Power Requirements
Frequency: 60Hz
Voltage: AC120V
LightSensor Technology
24p True Cinema Technology
3D Comb Filter
4:3 Default: Yes
Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE)
Auto Wide
Blinking Type
Frame Blinking
CineMotion Reverse
3:2 Pulldown Technology: Yes
Clear Resolution Enhancer
Digital Noise Reduction
Intelligent Picture Plus
Yes (with Signal Booster)
LED Motion Mode
Live Color Technology
MPEG Noise Reduction
Motionflow Technology
Motionflow XR 240
Picture Mode
Vivid; Standard; Custom; Cinema; Graphics
Wide Mode
Full; Normal; Wide Zoom; Zoom; Caption; Normal/Full1/Full2 for PC
Audio Power Output
10W + 10W
Speaker Configuration
Full Range (45x200mm) x2
Speaker Position
Stand Design
Steel Rod / Chrome Plating
Backlight Off Mode
Dynamic Backlight Control
Energy Star compliant
Energy Star Power Consumption
On Mode for Energy Star: 62.1W
Standby Mode for Energy Star: 0.136W
Channel Coverage
Analog: VHF: 2-13/UHF: 14-69/CATV: 1-135
Digital Cable: CATV: 1-135
Digital Terrestrial: VHF: 2-13/UHF: 14-69
Color System
Number of Tuners (Terrestrial/Cable)
TV System
Analog: M
Digital Cable: Clear QAM
Digital Terrestrial: ATSC
5.1 Channel Audio Out: Yes
5.1ch Through Out (Handycam): Yes
Alternate Audio (Digital): Yes
Audio Out: Variable/Fixed
Dolby: MS10 (Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse)
Invisible Speaker: Yes
Sound Booster: Yes
Sound Mode: Standard; Music; Cinema; Game; Sports
SteadySound Automatic Volume Control: Yes
Stereo System: MTS(AUTO SAP)
Aspect Ratio
Display Resolution
Full HD
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Over 1 million
Screen Size (measured diagonally)
50" / 125.7cm
Viewing Angle
Right/Left: 178(89/89)
Up/Down: 178(89/89)
Audio Return Channel
Closed Captions (CC)
Demo Mode
Finish (Surface Color)
Hotel Mode Menu
Start Up Sony Logo Display
BIVL (System)
DLNA Content
Yes (Opera)
Opera Apps (System)
Screen mirroring
Sony Entertainment Network
TV Tweet
Yes (Opera)
Wi-Fi Certified
Wi-Fi Direct
Wireless LAN
VESA Hole Pitch
300x300mm / 11 7/8x11 7/8"
VESA Hole Spacing Compatible
Video Signal
1080/24p (HDMI only); 1080/60i; 1080/60p(HDMI / Component); 480/60i; 480/60p; 720/60p; 1080/30p (HDMI only); 720/30p (HDMI only); 720/24p (HDMI only)
Dimensions (WxHxD)
TV Only: 44-5/8x26-1/2x3-3/8(2)" / 113.34x67.31x8.57(5.08)cm
TV with Stand: 44-5/8x27-3/4x9-1/4" / 113.34x70.48x23.49cm
TV only: 39.0lbs / 17.69kg
TV with Stand: 41.0lbs / 18.59kg

Sony KDL-50R550 Reviews

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Good TV


from Minneapois,MN  -  Casual User

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Quick and Easy


from Kansas City, Mo

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

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Sony - best on the market


from Des Moines, IA

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!

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)




from Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Looking for the Best 3D LED TV? This is IT!!!


from Seattle

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


great buy


from Independence, Missouri

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.


Best I found


from Denver, CO

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.


clearest tv picture


from allison park pa

Great TV picture


my Sony!!!


from St. Louis, Mo

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.


Amazing Sony as Usual


from Corpus Christi, TX

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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