60" 1080p 3D LED-LCD HDTV with Wi-Fi®
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Count on Sony's 60" KDL-60R550A to deliver a gorgeous picture in 3D or 2D. Even if you're not that interested in 3D right now, a 3D TV is still a smart choice because it will give you the best-looking 2D picture, too. And whenever you want to try out the 3D-at-home experience, just slip on a pair of Sony's 3D glasses — 4 pairs are included.
Everything you watch on this TV will look its very best, from Blu-ray movies to YouTube™ clips. Sony's Motionflow™ XR 240 technology ensures crisp, clear motion even when you're watching fast-action material like sports or action movies.
More and more people moving beyond cable and satellite TV and turning to the web for day-to-day viewing. The KDL-60R550A has built-in apps for accessing the Sony Entertainment Network, home to thousands of movies, shows, games and more. You can also stream HD movies instantly from Netflix® and Amazon Instant Video, or listen to Pandora® Internet radio through the TV. Built-in Wi-Fi® lets you enjoy entertainment pulled from the web or a PC on your home network without connecting an Ethernet cable. Wirelessly streamed HD video can look surprisingly good.
It's not surprising that the KDL-60R550A has four HDMI inputs for connecting all of your high-def sources. But here's something different: In addition to standard Wi-Fi operation, Sony's Wi-Fi Direct Mode completely bypasses your wireless router. The next time your friends want to share photos or videos from their smartphones, they can wirelessly "throw" the content straight to this TV. You can also do Wi-Fi mirroring if your smartphone is Miracast™ enabled.
Reason #1: Awesome picture quality. The LED backlights in these higher-end LCD TVs can give you better picture contrast and more lifelike colors than sets with typical fluorescent backlighting. Reason #2: They're more energy-efficient than plasma or regular LCD TVs, helping you lower your monthly electric bill and helping the environment.
One thing to look out for on this TV, a few of them seem to have screen defects (blobs). On the plus side, if you get one with a blob then you can usually have sony send you a newer model tv. Make sure you do a search on line on 60r550 and blob to see people complaining about it
So far so good, Nice features, nice picture.
Outstanding picture. Great value as well. Passed on some higher priced alternatives, and very happy with my choice. 3D movie had a rainy scene and I was ticked because I thought water leaking from my ceiling....Amazed.
Pros: Great picture. Very easy to set up and use various smart tv functions. Crutchfield experience was first rate...they care...not some discount store staffed by teenagers.
I ordered the TV on Friday and got it delivered on Tuesday to Arkansas. The tech support was knowledgeable and honest on questions about the TV prior to ordering, Asked about the 3D feature and was told it did not take off as expected because of the glasses and the cost of the DVDs. For the first in my life we spent $30 to watch Avatar in 3D and was in total awe of how cool 3D picture and sound was watching through our PS3.
Pros: Price was competitive and service was excellent through Crutchfield. HD picture and regular picture is excellent compared to older Sony LCD 50" TV. Games on PS3 are amazing.
Cons: Highly recommend high speed gold HDMI cables. They do make a difference. The remote control could be more universal for surround sound.
I am very happy with my Sony TV I am a big Sony fan also Crutchfield is the best to work with .
This is a wonderful TV you can get for this price , slick design , awesome picture and 3D quality and it is Sony . Also should thanks to Crutchfield team and quick shipment .
Pros: Everything linked to a 3D LED TV .
What a beautiful television. Great picture and clear sound.
Pros: Great picture, clear sound, easy installation
I would have given it 5 stars if the colors and blacks were more vivid. Overall, great TV for the price.
Pros: Thin, looks good.
Cons: Colors not vivid, blacks sometimes grey out.
First Crutchfield, what service! thank you. I ecpected nothing less than perfect from Sony and thats what i got. exceptional picture. The 2D to 3D is magnificant and the color presentation is perfect. Thank you Crutchfield and Sony
Pros: Easy to set up with the clear and easy instructions. We use a master remote (Logitect 1100) and all of the Sony remote features were up loaded correctly.
Cons: At more than a 45 degree angle the picture begins to look hazed. For us its not a problem since I have set up the TV where no one sits more than a 45 degree angle.
So sharp you could shave with it! This is my 5th Sony from 27", 32" old tube to the first 42" LCD rear projection,47" Brava 3d LED. This is the cleanest picture with the deepest blacks. this TV is a keeper sports are very clean blur free
Pros: Crutchfields price and service. 2nd Sony LED from them Size and ease of setup My wife has a sight issue from birth and active 3d glasses didn't work well for her BUT this TV she can enjoy 3d as it should be.
Cons: None yet only owned 1month
Extremely happy with this TV, there is too much to explore but so far the WiFi and Bravia Sync with my all Sony set-up is so unreal on the ease of operation and the picture quality is fantastic. Bought it from Crutchfield but check out the TV with other comparison at the big box store and could not tell the difference in picture quality from the Samsung 8000 series. I really happy.
I have only had the TV for a week but it is awesome. Great picture and many capabilities.
Pros: Great picture
Cons: so far none
For the amount paid I could't ask for more.. Does everything I expected it to do and more. People are concerned about the passive 3D glasses but for the past 5 movies we've watched already, I have not noticed anything wrong. No head aches or dizziness, picture was clear as day, good viewing angle as well for 3D. Overall would buy again.
A+ for an LED LCD Television. Shipping from Crutchfield was excellent and very good price. Color fidelity of Sony is excellent along with picture quality, you will not be disappointed. 3D is also excellent being passive type less eye strain. No problems with internet Amazon, Netflix and other services.
Pros: A+ For LED LCD 3D TV
Cons: LED LCD is not as good as Plasma for side view Also IPS LED has better side view than LED LCD TV
For the money, I don't think you could buy a better TV. MotionFlow and other picture enhancement features make things look a little off. Can't quite put my finger on it, but with those features turned off the picture is very clear. Connected easily to my WiFI and the simulated 3D works well.
|Screen Resolution (pixels)||1920 x 1080|
|Screen Refresh Rate||120 Hz|
|Backlighting Type||LED (edge-lit w/ frame dim)|
|Instant Internet Movie Streaming||Netflix,Hulu,Amazon,YouTube|
|Picture In Picture||Yes|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Type of Warranty Service||In-home|
|Total Video Inputs||5|
|Component Video Inputs||1|
|Composite Video Inputs||0|
|Optical Digital Audio Output||
|Coaxial Digital Audio Output||None|
|Analog Audio Output||
|Estimated Yearly Electricity Use (EnergyGuide)||167 kWh|
|Estimated Yearly Energy Cost (EnergyGuide)||$19|
|Dimensions & Mounting Information|
|Height with Stand (inches)||33-3/8|
|Height without Stand (inches)||31-5/8|
|Depth with Stand (inches)||13-3/8|
|Depth without Stand (inches)||3-5/8|
|Stand Width (inches)||25-1/4|
|Weight with Stand||62.6 lbs|
|Weight without Stand||58.6 lbs|
|Wall Bracket Included||No|
|Pedestal Stand||Assembly required|
Edge LED Backlight: The Sony Bravia KDL-R550A series TV utilizes edge LED backlighting for dynamic contrast, smooth motion performance, and energy savings inside a slim designed cabinet. This technology sharpens image contrast giving an amazingly crisp picture you can see. The edge LED backlight system also allows for a slimmer, sleeker design.
Clear Resolution Enhancer: 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.
MotionFlow XR 240: Sony's MotionFlow XR 240 technology combines 120 frames-per-second with an advanced backlight blinking system to simulate a 240 Hz effect. MotionFlow XR 240 provides smooth and precise detail during fast-action scenes for fast action movies and sports by reducing blur caused by quick camera movements, enhancing image sharpness, and overall creating a clearer picture. You can select between 3 settings - High, Standard, Off.
1080p Resolution: The Sony KDL-R550A series television has a HD native resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p). All video signals from standard definition and high definition sources are displayed at 1920 x 1080. The Sony KDL-R550A series TV is equipped with HDMI, Component, and Composite video inputs.
Note: The TV has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) and Digital Cable (QAM) tuners, so you don't need a separate set-top box to receive and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or unencrypted Digital Cable signals.
24pTrue Cinema (24p Input Capability): Many movies are filmed at 24 frames per second (fps) and prime time TV programs are video taped at 24p. Seizing on an opportunity, some studios are taking a purist approach and encoding high definition video content such as Blu-ray Disc in 24p. Sony wisely takes advantage of this by including 24p input capability via HDMI on this television producing images that are smooth and natural looking.
MHL Compatible: The HDMI 2 input is designed for the connection of select mobile phones and other portable electronic devices using the new MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) standard. Simply plug your MHL compatible smartphone into the TV's HDMI 2 (MHL) input using the HDMI cable that is included with your mobile phone. MHL allows you to display full 1080p video and still images on the Sony TV from your mobile smartphone. The TV's IR remote can be used to control basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause, Stop, Fast Forward/Rewind, and Menu navigation). Your MHL compliant device will also charge while connected to the TV's HDMI 2 input. To find MHL-certified devices, go to www.mhlconsortium.org.
Passive 3D Technology (w/ glasses): The Sony KDL-R550A series LED-LCD TV uses the same Passive 3D technology used to power 3D films in today's movie theaters. The Sony LED-LCD TV creates stereoscopic three-dimensional images using polarized glasses (4 pair included), making it ideal for 3D movies and games. This passive 3D technology offers wider viewing angles, no "flicker-effect", and less eye strain. To ensure that you can enjoy 3D any time you want, Sony has incorporated 2D-to-3D conversion, which allows you to watch your favorite 2D movies, TV programs, or games in virtual 3D. You can even adjust the depth of the 3D image to your personal preference.
Note: The Sony LED-LCD TV can display in 3D via 3D broadcasting or when the TV is connected to a compatible device, such as a 3D-ready Blu-ray player with 3D content. The TV must be connected to your 3D source via HDMI (v.1.4) and you must wear the included passive 3D glasses in order to see these images in 3D (three-dimensional) format.
Automatic Intelligence: The TV's built-in Light Sensor automatically adjusts the picture brightness based on the amount of light in the room. As a result, you can enjoy automatic customized picture brightness and save energy without lifting a finger. The televisions Advance Contrast Enhancer (ACE) automatically adjusts backlight and contrast to the most suitable setting judging from the brightness of the screen. This setting is especially effective for dark scenes, and will increase the contrast distinction for the darker picture scenes. The ACE can be set to High, Medium, Low, or Off.
Wide Mode: The Wide Mode feature allows you to select the screen display which fits the current video image and TV screen best. Based on the original signal source, you may see black bars around the picture or just on the both sides of the screen. Sometimes you will see the picture fill the full screen.
|Wide Mode||16:9 Original Source||4:3 Original Source|
|Wide Zoom||Enlarges the picture to fill the screen with minimal distortion.||Enlarges the center portion of the 4:3 picture proportionately, while the left and right edges of the screen are stretched to fill the screen.|
|Normal||Displays a 4:3 picture in its original aspect ratio when the original source is 4:3 (available for 480i or 480p sources).||Displays the 4:3 picture in its original size with black bars at the left and right sides to fill the screen (available for 480i or 480p sources).|
|Full||Displays the picture at its original size.||Stretches the entire 4:3 picture horizontally only to fill the screen.|
|Zoom||Enlarges the picture proportionately, both vertically and horizontally.||Enlarges the entire 4:3 picture proportionately to fill the screen (useful for watching Letterbox movies).|
Automatically changes screen settings base upon incoming video signal and content.
Picture Mode: You can select one of the following picture modes.
Note: The TV's picture adjustments can be made for a particular A/V input or for all inputs. You can also lock the television's picture adjustments to prevent the TV's Picture Settings from being changed.
Advanced Video Settings: In addition to the Picture mode, the Advanced Video Settings menu also features the following.
Digital Noise Reduction: The LED-LCD TV provides Digital Noise Reduction (DNR) to help eliminate noise and create a clear picture.
CineMotion: This function provides improved picture movement and reduces picture blur and graininess for film-based content. There are two settings.
PIP & PAP: The Sony LED-LCD TV offers PIP (picture in picture) and PAP (picture and picture).
ARC (Audio Return Channel): The Audio Return Channel in HDMI 1.4 enables a TV, via a single HDMI cable, to send audio data "upstream" to an A/V receiver; increasing user flexibility and eliminating the need for any separate S/PDIF audio connection. This feature allows audio to be sent from the television to your A/V receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio/video to the television. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to the TV. ARC allows audio from the TV tuner, Network connection, inserted USB device, HDMI inputs, or any analog connected device to be heard through your ARC compatible AV receiver via the television's HDMI ARC input. The audio from the TV's tuner, network connection, and USB input can pass as Dolby Digital or 2ch PCM. HDMI and analog connected devices will be output as 2ch PCM only.
Note: Both the television and the receiver must support ARC for this function to work properly. When connecting an A/V receiver that is compatible with Audio Return Channel (ARC), connect it to the TV's HDMI IN 1 port. If connecting a system that is incompatible Audio Return Channel (ARC), an additional audio connection via Digital Audio Out (Optical) is necessary.
Audio Outputs: The Sony HDTV offers analog and digital audio outputs.
Sound Modes: The TV offers five preset sound modes.
Equalizer: The TV is equipped with a 7-band EQ (100Hz, 200Hz, 500Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz, 5kHz, 10kHz). You can adjust the level of each band between -12 to +12 dB.
Advanced Audio Settings: The TV offers additional audio adjustments to enhance the television's sound.
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Sony KDL-R550A series LED-LCD TV supports a wired or wireless network connection. Via the TV's network connection your can enjoy music, video, and still-image files stored on your computer. You can also listen to internet radio and watch online movies, via the Bravia Entertainment Network.
WiFi Direct: When using WiFi Direct, you can connect directly with other devices without using a wireless router. You'll be able to wirelessly transfer personal content (such as photos & videos) to the Sony LED-LCD TV without connecting to your home network. WiFi Direct completely bypasses your WiFi access point/router, so it's easy to set up. Streaming of copy-protected content and other certain formats are not supported.
DLNA Certified: DLNA certification allows you to enjoy various content from your home network, such as photo (JPEG), music (MP3/WMA/LPCM), and video (AVCHD/MPEG/WMV) files stored on your Windows 7/8 PC (or other DLNA Certified media server) on the Sony HDTV. The TV can be connected to your compatible PC using a hardwired Ethernet (LAN) connection or Wi-Fi connection (via built-in WiFi). This eliminates the need to copy your photo, video, and music files to a separate USB storage device.
Sony Entertainment Network: Once the TV has been connected to your home network, you can have your favorite internet content delivered to the Sony LED-LCD TV screen via Bravia Internet Video, Opera TV Store, or the built-in web browser. You can stream movies, videos, music, and more with Bravia Internet Video; while the built-in web-browser lets you search on-line content by URL. The Opera TV Store lets you download additional apps. Click here for a full list of Sony Entertainment Network content.
Note: Bravia Entertainment Network content requires a home network with a connection speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended (10 Mbps for HD content). Video quality and picture size vary and are dependent upon broadband speed and delivery by content provider. Online content may require additional fees and/or PC registration. Available online content may change without notice.
Miracast Technology: Miracast is a "screen mirroring" function which lets you view the screen of your WiFi-enabled Android smart phone or tablet (with support for Miracast) on the Sony LED-LCD TV.
Dual USB Ports: The Sony LED-LCD TV features two USB (type-A) ports for sharing your photos (JPEG) or videos (MPEG/H.264/XviD/WMV9), and listening to music (MP3/WMA) from your connected digital camera, USB-enabled MP3 player, or other USB storage device. You USB-connected device must USB mass storage class compliant and be formatted in FAT 16/32.
Automatic Software Updates: Automatic software updates are done through the TV's Ethernet (LAN) port or built-in WiFi. The TV's software updates when the television is in standby mode. The tested TV contained software version 5.005-2.000-00 with an immediate update for software version 5.155-2.100-00( as of 5/6/2013). Visit the Sony eSupport site for the latest software updates.
Favorites + Input/Channel Label: The Favorites function makes it easy to quickly access your favorite TV content. The Favorites menu manages your preferred TV channels, external inputs, media files, Internet content, and applications for quick and easy access. You can assign an icon or name to an external input and connected equipment, as well as edit channel labels to your preference.
RVU Compatible (for DirecTV): This Sony television is RVU-compatible which means DIRECTV subscribers with the Genie Whole-Home HD DVR can watch live broadcast and stored content from their DVR on the Sony TV, without the need for an additional Genie Mini Client devices or set-top boxes. However, you will need a DECA unit (sold separately) that converts Coax to Ethernet, which will plug into the Sony TV's LAN port. Make sure the television has the latest firmware update.
Close Captions (CC): The Sony televisions provides Analog Closed Captions and Digital Closed Captions. The Digital CC offers customizable text, font, and size.
ENERGY STAR Certified: This Sony LED-LCD TV exceeds ENERGY STAR requirements by incorporating advanced power saving features such as Light Sensor Technology, Advance Contrast Enhancer, and the following Power Management functions.
Timers: The Sony LED-LCD TV offers On and Sleep timers.
Parental Control: You can select a viewing limitation based on the TV and movie ratings. Three presets are available (Child, Youth, and Young Adult) or the limitation can be customized to specific industry ratings. You can also block specific channels. The control is accessed and protected by a 4-digit password. You can also block certain channels or inputs regardless of program ratings.
Wireless Remote Control: The TV comes supplied with an IR remote control for wireless operation of the television. The remote is designed for TV operation only, unless used with Bravia Sync AV components connected by HDMI. The remote offers a dedicated Netflix button to instantly access your Netflix account on the Sony TV.
Bravia Sync: This TV is equipped with Bravia Sync, an HDMI Control function that allows communication between Sony TVs and other Sony equipment when they are connected via HDMI. Bravia Sync helps you connect compatible Sony Bravia HDMI equipment, such as a BD player or AV amplifier, to the TV and control the external equipment using the television's remote control. With the "Control for HDMI" function, Bravia Sync helps to communicate with Bravia Sync-compatible equipment using HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics Control). Bravia Sync-compatible equipment is listed as a new input source in the television's menu. The television offers the following Bravia Sync operations for the listed device.
Note: Control for HDMI (Bravia Sync) is only available for the connected Sony equipment that has the Bravia Sync logo.
USB Keyboard/Mouse Compatible: You can connect a USB-enabled keyboard and mouse (both sold separately) to the television for easier web browsing. You can move the cursor with the USB mouse and enter text with the USB keyboard. Not all web-based apps support keyboard/mouse control.
Tabletop Stand: The Sony television comes supplied with a tabletop pedestal stand which must be attached using the supplied hardware. The television weighs 62.6 lbs with the stand attached. The tabletop stand does not swivel.
Optional Wall Mount Brackets: The television can be wall mounted using an optional wall-mount bracket (sold separately). The TV has 4 threaded screw holes with a spacing of 400mm (h) x 300mm (v). The screw holes accept M6 (6mm) screws. The TV weighs 58.6 lbs without the stand.
Note: When mounting the TV on the stand or a wall (with optional bracket) leave 4" of clearance on each side of the television and 11.875" above the television for adequate ventilation.
Attached AC Power Cord: The television is fitted with an attached 5' AC power cord which is terminated by a straight two-prong AC plug. The AC plug sits 1.25" from the wall.
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You will want to contact an Advisor by phone or online chat to discuss compatibility with differing voltages. They will be able to pull up information on this TV and see if it will work. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Jeff Jan 05, 2014 ] Staff
I considered the Sony KDL-55W802A, but it is the same price as the Sony KDL-60R550A and the specs are almost identical except for the size and the amount of Inputs. Cables are extra; I recommend using a good High Speed HDMI cables. I run all my devices through my Sony STR-DN1030 and only have one HDMI connected to my TV. I've had the TV a few months now and I am pleased with my purchase. [ ACER Mar 19, 2014 ]
I considered LG and Samsung to be a lot better picture quality wise and Tv's overall. Therefore I returned the Sony and went with a Samsung and I am more than happy by making such a change to my order. [ MARCUS K Jan 07, 2014 ]
Hi Robert, Thanks for your question. I guess the answer to your question will be a bit bios from me, since I am a SONY lover. All my Flat screen TV are from Sony. I have owned 5 Sony LCD screen TV and all of them are still functional. All most all the Sony TV that I have purchased came only with the power cord and RM. I have always chosen Sony because the Price to quality ration. Not to mention the longevity of the TV is the best period. I hope this answers your question. Zahid [ ZAHID Jan 07, 2014 ]
Hi Robert; I was also looking at a Samsung 60+ inch because I like the sharp picture colors. I have two other Sony's 40" and no problems. I decided to go with another Sony because of the special financing offered. You cant go wrong with either one. Hope this helps. [ Barry Jan 06, 2014 ]
I wanted a 60in Passive 3D TV, and had a fixed budget. I looked at LG models, but as I already had an LG and was not completely impressed I looked at the Sony. I'm glad I did - I really like it as do the family. The 3D is awesome. I bought a Sony 3D blu ray player to go with it, and I put a movie on the other day that we had seen at the theater and I can honestly say that the picture was better, with more detail and depth, than on the the big screen. It does not come with cables - I needed a couple of HDMI 1.4 cables to hook everything up (you'll also have to make sure your home theater receiver is 3D compatible if you're using one - my Yamaha that I bought a couple of years back was fine) but you can get them online if you need them. Also (and at the risk of sounding like an ad) Crutchfield's service was great. I ordered it with free shipping and it arrived a couple of days later with zero problems. Hope this helps - Joe [ Joseph Jan 05, 2014 ]
I do not believe this is a question from a customer named Robert. I think this is a marketing question from Critchfields. Prove me wrong. Marketing is OK but dishonesty in marketing will lose you future customers. [ WILLIAM E Jan 05, 2014 ]
I looked at all of the competitors models, but the Sony had the best picture for the price in my opinion. You will have to supply your own HDMI cable (the only way to go) but you can find one of those at a better price on amazon. [ Gregory Jan 05, 2014 ]
I wanted a tv that was at least 60" and 3D, our current tv is Sony and am very happy with it. The new tv is great, easy to set up. You will need HDMI cables every thing else is included. [ ROSS Jan 05, 2014 ]
I looked at LG 3D ( passive glasses) also looked at Sony 4K sets all where very good. My wife can't see 3D with active glasses, (she does not see with both eyes at the same time)we have a Bravia 46 3D and love it so Sony moved to the top of a short list. The price is super. [ John Jan 04, 2014 ]
Hi Robert, I've had this TV for around 6 months, it has been an awesome product and has exceeded my excpectations, it came with all of the power cables, but you will probably need to purchase a HDMI cable and depending on how many additional items are hooked to the set maybe more than one, but using one HDMI cable is much better than the older RCA set ups with several cables required per unit. It's a great TV with one of the best pictures I've ever seen and has more features than you will probably ever use. Enjoy [ CHRISTY M Jan 04, 2014 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Jeff Dec 29, 2013 ] Staff
Thanks for your question Larry. This likely has to do with the design of the HDMI connection for connection to an A/V receiver. Feel free to reach out to an Advisor by phone or chat to help determine if there might be a workaround or to discuss what will work best in your system. [ Jeff Nov 19, 2013 ] Staff