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Sony 50" Black 1080P LED HDTV - KDL-50R550A

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Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) Resolution/ Motionflow XR 240/ Receiver-Less TV For DIRECTV Customers/ Built-In Wi-Fi/ Digital Noise Reduction/ Audio Return Channel/ DLNA/ LightSensor/ 24p True Cinema/ Passive 3D Technology/ Smartphone Ready/ Clear Resolution Enhancer/ 4 Pairs Of Passive Glasses Included/ Black Finish
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Sony 50" Black 1080P LED HDTV, Model KDL50R550A

Go beyond simply "watching" movies, and immerse yourself in the experience with the Sony KDL-50R550A 50" 3D LED HDTV. Although only 2 ¼ inches deep, its massive screen and brilliant picture quality will engulf you in a view so realistic you'll forget you're just watching TV.

Dazzling Display with Full HD 1080p and 3D

Sony employs an array of video enhancing technologies to get the absolute best picture possible out of the Full HD 1080p LED TV screen. A dynamic contrast ratio of over 1 Million helps achieve a picture with stunning brights and deep, true blacks. Sony's Motionflow XR 240 technology reduces motion blur, keeping fast action looking sharp. The Sony KDL-50R550A's passive 3D technology (the same used in movie theaters) creates immersive, lifelike 3D images, using lightweight, battery-free glasses. And gamers will love Sony Simulview, which uses the Sony 3D technology to simultaneously display a different image to each of a pair of players wearing the 3D glasses. So, instead of a split-screen view, each gamer sees a full 50 inches of screen, with only their half of the game.

Internet TV, Your Favorite Apps, and DirecTV Genie Compatibility

The way we receive multimedia content is always changing, and the Sony KDL-50R550A LED TV offers multiple options. You'll find all of the typical inputs for connecting video games or a blu-ray player, including a component input, two USB ports and four HDMI connections. But because the R550A series are smart TVs, you'll also have the power of the internet available through your remote. The Sony Entertainment Network gives you access to popular apps like Netflix, Youtube, Pandora and more. You'll also be able to wirelessly stream media straight from your home network, so you can store home videos on your computer, but watch them on the big screen in stunning HD. DirecTV customers who use the Genie™ will also have one less component to deal with, because the R550 series TVs offer full DirecTV functionality without needing an additional receiver.

Easily View Smartphone Media on Your Sony TV

Nearly everyone today has photos and videos on their smartphone or tablet that they'd like to share, and the Sony KDL-50R550A gives you two options to get them on the TV. If your phone is compatible with the Mobile High Definition Link standard, you can connect it to the Sony R550 TVs and enjoy all of your photos and videos, resized to fit the larger screen. The connection will charge your phone, and you can even use the Sony TV remote to navigate your media. The second option lets you connect through Miracast™, a wireless standard that uses Wi-Fi to connect two devices without the need for a wireless access point. Using Miracast, your phone's display will be mirrored on the screen of the Sony TV.


  • So bright and so thin
    Powerful yet thin LEDs deliver a radically brighter picture than conventional LCD backlighting. They also help achieve an ultra-slim TV design that looks beautiful in your home. What's more, Sony's Edge LED Backlight technology delivers outstanding contrast, rich colors and enhanced dark-scene detail
  • Lifelike motion
    Watch the football retain its detail during a kickoff and move smoothly as the camera follows it from left to right. Even quick motion seen in action movies appears amazingly realistic as Motionflow™ XR 240 technology, which takes motion clarity beyond refresh rates, smoothes out the picture where the camera can't for clearer and more natural movement
  • Receiver-less TV
    For DIRECTV customers with a Genie™ Whole-Home HD DVR, the Sony R550A 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 and enjoy the clean look of your big screen on the wall without the clutter of connecting a DIRECTV receiver to it
  • Go beyond cable with Internet TV
    Welcome to the endless entertainment of the Sony Entertainment Network, where thousands of movies, TV shows, online videos, games and music are always at your fingertips. By connecting to the Internet and touching the ‘SEN’ button the TV remote, you can access Full HD 1080p entertainment, and made-for-TV apps like Netflix®, Pandora®, YouTube™, Facebook® and more
  • Goodbye wires, hello Wi-Fi®
    Maximize your entertainment while reducing cable clutter. Wirelessly stream beautiful, HD entertainment straight from the internet or your home network using built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity
  • Your smartphone, now on TV
    Movies, music and apps from your smartphone can now be viewed big on your TV. With two ways to connect Android phones and tablets to the R550A, Sony is helping you add value to the entertainment you already own. 1. Using a Mobile High Definition Link cable, you can connect your smartphone to the TV to literally “mirror” what’s seen on the smartphone screen. Video, photos and apps are re-sized and scaled to fit the larger TV screen. You can then use the TV remote to navigate the phone, while it’s charging from the TV4. 2. Using screen mirroring technology, you can connect phones that are Miracast™ enabled to the TV
  • Theater-like 3D
    Using the same passive 3D technology used in movie theaters, feel the explosive excitement of theater-like 3D. Even the sound profile is enhanced for 3D viewing to provide a more immersive experience3. Slip on the latest generation of light, comfortable 3D glasses to enjoy your favorite 3D movies. Four pair of glasses included
  • Clearly different
    Fine details and textures appear in whatever you’re watching, even in flat areas. Powered by Sony’s advanced noise reduction algorithm, this technology boosts image clarity with heightened contrast and depth that you won’t find on most televisions
  • Against the grain
    Dazzle the whole family with ultra-crisp HD clarity and less grain. 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



  • 3D: Passive - 4 Pairs of passive glasses imcluded.
  • 3D Format Support: HDMI: Frame Packing/Side-By-Side/Over-Under USB/MHL: Side-By-Side/Over-Under
  • Simulated 3D: Yes


  • Audio Power Output: 10W + 10W
  • Speaker Configuration: Full Range (45x200mm) x2
  • Speaker Position: Bottom
  • 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
  • Sound Mode: Music
  • Sound Mode: Cinema
  • Sound Mode: Game
  • Sound Mode: Sports
  • SteadySound® Automatic Volume Control: Yes
  • Stereo System: MTS(AUTO SAP)


  • Auto Shut-off: Yes
  • BRAVIA® Sync™: Yes
  • Channel Block (with password): Yes
  • Channel Jump: Yes
  • Channel Surf: Yes
  • Edit Channel Labels: Yes
  • Favorites (Simple UI): Yes
  • Info Banner: Yes
  • Input Skip: Yes
  • Label Inputs: Yes
  • Multiple Language Display: English/Spanish /French
  • On-Screen Clock: Yes
  • On-Screen Display for External Input: Yes
  • On/Off Timer: Yes
  • Parental Control: Yes
  • Photo Frame Mode: Yes
  • Picture Adjustments Lock: Yes
  • Scene Select
    • Music
    • Cinema
    • Game
    • Graphics
    • Sports
  • Show/Hide Channels: Yes
  • Sleep Timer: Yes
  • Twin Picture: PAP(Fixed),PIP
  • USB Play: Yes
  • USB Play (Contents): MPEG1/MPEG2TS/MPEG2PS/MPEG4Visual/MPEG4AVC/H.264/WMV/Xvid/MP3/LPCM/AAC/HE-AAC/DolbyDigitalAC3/DTS/WMA/Jpeg
  • USB Super Multi-Format Play: Yes


  • Stand Design: Steel Rod / Chrome Plating


  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Display Resolution: Full HD
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio: over 1 million
  • Screen Size (measured diagonally): 50"(49.5")
  • Viewing Angle (Right/Left): 178(89/89)
  • Viewing Angle (Up/Down): 178(89/89)
  • Backlight Type: Edge LED
  • Dimming Type: Frame Dimming
  • Display Device: LCD

Energy Saving & Efficiency

  • Backlight Off Mode: Yes
  • Dynamic Backlight Control: Yes
  • Energy Star® compliant: Ver6
  • Power Consumption (On Mode) for Energy Star: 62.1W
  • Power Consumption (Standby Mode) for Energy Star: 0.136W


  • Audio Return Channel: Yes
  • Closed Captions (CC): Yes
  • Demo Mode: Yes
  • Finish (Surface Color): Black
  • Hotel Mode Menu: Yes
  • Start Up Sony Logo Display: Yes

Inputs and Outputs

  • AC Power Input: 1 (Rear)
  • Analog Audio Input(s) (Total): 1(Rear)
  • Audio Out: 1(Rear)
  • 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): 1(Rear)
  • Ethernet Connection(s): 1 (Rear)
  • HDMI™ Connection(s) (Total): 4 (2Rear,2Side)
  • HDMI™ PC Input: Yes
  • MHL: Yes
  • RF Connection Input(s): 1 (Rear)
  • USB 2.0: 2 (Side)


  • BIVL (System): Yes
  • Internet_Browser: Yes (Opera)
  • Opera Apps (System): Yes
  • Screen mirroring: Yes
  • Sony Entertainment Network: Yes
  • TV Tweet: Yes (Opera)
  • Wi-Fi Certified: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
  • Wireless LAN: Integrated


  • Power Consumption (in Operation) max.: 121W
  • Power Consumption (in Standby): 0.2W
  • Power Requirements (frequency): 60Hz
  • Power Requirements (voltage): AC120V

Recycled & Recyclable Materials

  • Packaging Materials: Recycled Carton (more than 40%)

Regulation and Standards Compliance

  • VESA® Hole Pitch: 300x300 mm
  • VESA® Hole Spacing Compatible: Yes


  • LightSensor™ Technology: Yes

TV System

  • Channel Coverage (Analog): VHF: 2-13/UHF: 14-69/CATV: 1-135
  • Channel Coverage (Digital Cable): CATV: 1-135
  • Channel Coverage (Digital Terrestrial): VHF: 2-13/UHF: 14-69
  • Color System: NTSC
  • Number of Tuners (Terrestrial/Cable): 1(Digital/Analog)
  • TV System (Analog): M
  • TV System (Digital Cable): Clear QAM
  • TV System (Digital Terrestrial): ATSC


  • 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)
  • 24p True Cinema™ Technology: Yes
  • 3D Comb Filter: Yes
  • 4:3 Default: Yes
  • Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE): Yes
  • Auto Wide: Yes
  • Blinking Type: Frame Blinking
  • CineMotion® Reverse 3:2 Pulldown Technology: Yes
  • Clear Resolution Enhancer: Yes
  • Digital Noise Reduction: Yes
  • Intelligent Picture Plus with Signal Booster: Yes
  • LED Motion Mode: Yes
  • Live Color™ Technology: Yes
  • MPEG Noise Reduction: Yes
  • Motionflow™ Technology: Motionflow XR 240
  • Picture Mode
    • Vivid
    • Standard
    • Custom
    • Cinema
    • Graphics
  • SimulView™: Yes
  • Wide Mode
    • Full
    • Normal
    • Wide Zoom
    • Zoom
    • Caption
    • Normal/Full1/Full2 for PC

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Without Stand (W x H x D): 44-5/8" x 26-1/2" x 3-3/8"
  • With Stand (W x H x D): 44-5/8" x 27-3/4" x 9-1/4"

Approximate Weight:

  • Without Stand: 39 lbs
  • With Stand: 41 lbs
  • Shipping: 50 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
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Television TypeLED
Screen Size (inches)50
Aspect Ratio16:09
Refresh Rate120Hz
Number of Speakers2
Speaker Power20 Watts
Built-In WiFiYes
Internet Movie StreamingYes
Number of HDMI Inputs4
Number of USB PortsYes
Input ConnectorsHDMI, Component, Composite, Analog Audio, Ethernet, MHL, USB, RF
Output ConnectorsAnalog Audio, Digital Audio
Width (inches)44.63
Height (inches)26.5
Panel Depth (inches)3.33


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Sony 50" Black 1080P LED HDTV

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.


  • Great picture quality (14)
  • Easy to set up (13)
  • Energy efficient (11)
  • Good connections (10)
  • Attractive (7)


No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home (12)
  • Movies (9)
  • Home theater (8)
  • Wall mounting (7)
  • Gaming (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (8), Enthusiast (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

Most Liked Positive Review


Better Picture Quality and worth price

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....Read complete review

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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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...Read complete review

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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Loyal Sony Customer Utterly Disappointed.


from Undisclosed

Comments about Sony 50" Black 1080P LED HDTV:

We have bought this TV around 18 months at hhgregg. I have to say that our family has been buying Sony products for decades and have always like the quality and dependability. Unfortunately, this is simply not the case with this TV. This model started experiencing issues about a month ago and stopped working completely recently. We have taken it to a few repair shops, which all came up with the same result, the LED screen on this model is completely dead and cannot be fixed. The price of replacing the screen is actually MORE than the cost of the television. I am very disappointed with the quality of this television and cannot recommend it to anyone. Any television have several components that can fail at random, but for the screen (the most expensive part) to go bad in such a short period of time is a absolutely unacceptable. This purchase has made me and my family extremely upset with Sony and we will no longer purchase products of this brand and would rather buy from Samsung or Vizio, as these brands come highly recommended and are being sold for a cheaper price.


the best choise I made


from Los Angeles, CA 90019, USA

Comments about Sony 50" Black 1080P LED HDTV:

This is the best HDTV in the market I bought, with the WiFi integrated system, so only I need to connect the tv to the the router and I have a lot of options to see like movies, music, videos, kids entertainment, even live web cams in the world


One of the the best 3D viewing experience


from Binghamton, NY

Comments about Sony 50" Black 1080P LED HDTV:

50" (diag) R550A Series LED Internet TV, model KDL50R550A, Nice 3d processing, overall excellent sound without additional sound bars, very good edge to edge saturation, excellent contrast control. I also like the mirror functions from my SONY tablet to TV or from my Cell phone. Excellent value for the price.


Not a great TV


from Victoria, BC

Comments about Sony 50" Black 1080P LED HDTV:

Colour reproduction is good. Backlighting was good for the first few months but after that... wow; serious dark banding horizontally and "flashlights" in all four corners. Very disappointed. Every day I see TV's in people's homes and this model has worse backlight issues than even the cheapo Insignias I connect.


Great TV


from Arlington, Tx

Comments about Sony 50" Black 1080P LED HDTV:

Outstanding picture. We have really enjoyed this product and would highly recommend it.


Excellent TV


from Bradenton, FL

Comments about Sony 50" Black 1080P LED HDTV:

I have been very satisfied with the purchase. The picture has been excellent. Set-up was a snap. Internet access is working nicely. I do have some reservations concerning the sound quality but I can overcome any problem using my attached hi-fi system. You might consider re-designing the Sony logo on the TV base. It gives an annoying reflection to rear light.


Very good excellent TV


from vienna;VA

Comments about Sony 50" Black 1080P LED HDTV:

got the TV I can't stop watching very good ; very lightweight nice color very good excellent


We Love Sony


from Glastonbury, CT

Comments about Sony 50" Black 1080P LED HDTV:

My husband and I love Sony products, especially their TVs! We were shocked to learn that the huge Sony plant was wiped out in the Tsunami. I was wondering why there weren't many Sony TVs in the stores. We were very lucky to purchase the last 50 " Sony in the store. We love the bright, clear picture with perfect colors. The sound is kind of lame as are all TVs. We purchased a Bose deck to supplement the sound. We are very happy with the TV and would encourage you to purchase one!


Satisfied customer


from Lewes, DE

Comments about Sony 50" Black 1080P LED HDTV:

Good picture quality and very easy to set up. Sorry to see that our area Sony store closed.


A nice TV


from NY NY

Comments about Sony 50" Black 1080P LED HDTV:

Mostly I like this tv. Its my first flat screen and its about double the size of my previous one. The only problem I have is that I can't get the people to stop looking like they are fat around the middle. It seems off balance somehow. I tried many different settings (normal, wide screen, close up) but it usually looks weird.

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