Sony Bravia KDL-40W5500 40in LCD TV - Feature Table

John Archer

By John Archer



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Sony Bravia KDL-40W5500 40in LCD TV


Our Score:


Overall Score


Scores In Detail

  • Value 9
  • Image Quality 9
  • Sound Quality 8
  • Features 9
  • Design 7

Inzane Cat

June 16, 2009, 5:56 am

Great review! What kind of panel is used in this screen? TN Film, IPS, VA etc...

I understand these panels techs are commonly used in PC monitors, how is it with LCD TV's do they use the same technology. Sorry if this is a stupid question. And excuse my rubbish english. I'm from Norway. *smiles*


June 17, 2009, 1:07 am

I've had one of these sets for the last couple of months and I think this is a very fair review of this set. I've no regrets buying mine, it is excellent, in my opinion.


June 17, 2009, 4:34 pm

@Inzane Cat - The panel is S-IPS. :)

Inzane Cat

June 17, 2009, 4:55 pm

@Max Power - Thanks :>

John Yossarian

February 28, 2010, 4:26 am

Max Power, I realise it has been awhile since you commented here but can you directe me to a source that these TV's sport S-IPS panels? It is kind of "too-good-to-be-true" for me as for many years Sony have been using S-PVA panels. Can you please confirm this information?


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