Sony KDL-55V5100 LCD HDTV First Impression Review
Our first impressions review of the KDL-55V5100. It\'s very inexpensive for its size.
Tour & Design
The front of the KDL-55V5100 has a clean, uncluttered look, with just three indicator lights on the bottom edge of the bezel. The bezel itself is shiny plastic, which could pick up reflections.
We were not able to take a shot of the back of the KDL-55V5100, as it was bolted to the wall and Sony representatives resisted our attempts to tear it off to take a closer look. However, we believe that it looks similar to the back of the KDL-40V5100, which is shown below, with a group of ports in a recessed panel on the right side.
On the left side is a panel that holds most of the input ports. On the right side of the KDL-55V5100 (looking from the front) are the controls. The angle of the photograph is not to exaggerate the monolith-esque look of the TV, but because there was another one next to that meant we could not get a better shot.
Because the demo unit we looked at was bolted to a wall, we couldn't take a look at the stand. However, we were informed that the stand was similar to the one supplied with the 40-inch model, which is shown below.
The KDL-55V5100 has a clean, simple design that is functional without being flashy. If you want flashy, you could spray paint it bright pink, but the existing approach will work for most people.