Sony KDL-55EX620 Review – 55-inch LED LCD HDTVOriginally Reviewed on January 6th, 2012
Sony KDL-55EX620 Review: 55” LED LCD HDTV
Up for Review: Sony KDL-55EX620 LED LCD TV. This is one of the few sets from Sony this year without the 3D technology. It is a huge 55-inches TV which can really make your living room come alive if you are not in love with the 3D feature. The price obviously goes down with the absence of the 3D feature which can be a point in its favor if you want to buy it. The TV has most of the other highlights offered by Sony this year though. If you are in search of a huge and beautiful set to dominate the living room and can give the 3D feature a miss, then you might want to consider this set. Like all Sony TVs of this year, the bezel is non-existent making the set look larger than its 55-inches. Being an edge-lit LED TV, it is very slim too.
You still have the Internet streaming feature in this set along with the widgets. It gives you a choice of viewing the best movies from Qriocity and Netflix, music from Pandora, TV shows from Hulu Plus and videos from YouTube. You can do social networking and also video chat with your friends using Skype. By connecting a camera and a microphone to the set, you can see and talk to anyone in the world making Skype-to-Skype and Skype-to-phone calls, which are quite affordable. The set is also WiFi ready and you can wirelessly access the Internet to view the movies and videos. You can also get wired connection through the Ethernet port. DLNA streaming gives you the opportunity to stream content from the DLNA compatible devices in your home like the PC.
Sony KDL-55EX620 Features and Specifications Review:
- 55-inch display
- Internet streaming
- DLNA streaming
- Skype ready
- Light Sensor
- Presence Sensor
- Motionflow 120
- X-Reality engine
- 1080p resolution
- 4 HDMI
- 2 USB
Sony has introduced some extra features in the set to take care of the energy consumption issues. The first one is the Light Sensor which takes into account the ambience in the room. If the room is brightly lit, it will tone down the brightness of the TV so that it suits your eyes and also less energy is used. The second one is the Presence Sensor which can find out if there is movement in the room. Depending on this, it can turn down both the sound and the picture. If there is no movement in the room for some time, it will switch off both picture and sound which can be really helpful in keeping the energy usage down. Being an LED TV, it already has the energy consumption low, which is again improved by these two features.
The refresh rate in the set is 120Hz which has been tested to keep the blurring away. Since this is a huge 55-inch TV which you will love to flaunt in the living room, you can expect to put the 4 HDMI and 2 USB ports to good use by connecting Blu-ray player, camcorder, gaming console, sound system and the rest. The 120 Hz refresh rate will give better pictures and you can watch action movies and play the fast paced games with no problem. And since the set is Bravia Sync compatible, you can use a single remote to control all the devices, only if they are Sony products too. This can be a good set to have if you are not crazy about the 3D technology. The price is also not too high and won’t be a strain on your pockets.
HDTVUniverse.com gives Sony KDL-55EX620 4/5 stars!