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Sony KDL40W5500U vs Sony KDL40ex503u


Standard Member
I was looking to buy one of the TV's above but I can’t decide between the 2. The Sony KDL40ex503u is the newer model but is more expensive. I was wondering what difference is apart from the obvious like the Freeview HD and the Internet TV.

Any help appreciated


Active Member
I can see little difference aside from what you mention and improved internet stuff, DLNA/USB compatibility with broader range of file types, that sort of thing. The 5500 has lower input lag than the 503 (important for many people who enjoy videogames). Power consumption has improved quite a bit on the 503.

There will be other differences in things such as black levels, deinterlacing etc but I doubt that they're significant. HDTVtest has reviews for both 40" models if you wanted to make a deeper comparison.

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