Panasonic TX-40DS400 vs Sony KDL-40RD453

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Panasonic TX-40DS400
Sony KDL-40RD453

Top Prices

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FREE Standard delivery
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FREE Standard delivery
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Out of stock
Argos
Standard delivery: £3.95
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Currys
FREE Standard delivery
In stock (10 available)
Direct TVs
Standard delivery: £9.95
In stock
Electronic Empire
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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Vastly larger screen size Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 40" TV. That's 40" larger than the Sony KDL-40RD453 (unknown"). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen excluding any frame or border. One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

400Hz faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 400Hz faster than the Sony KDL-40RD453 (unknownHz). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

20W higher RMS rated power Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has an RMS rated power of 20W, whereas the Sony KDL-40RD453 is only a unknownW RMS rated power TV (20W lower). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

1.3 newer common interface plus (CI+) version Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a common interface plus (CI+) version of 1.3, whereas the Sony KDL-40RD453 is only a unknown common interface plus (CI+) version TV (1.3 older).
User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 6 user reviews, the Panasonic TX-40DS400 has an average review score of 87%, but the Sony KDL-40RD453 has an average rating of 73% (based on 8 reviews).
3 Reasons For
Cheaper by £57
The Sony KDL-40RD453 is £56.99 cheaper than the Panasonic TX-40DS400.
29 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Better selling
The Sony KDL-40RD453 ranks No. 454 by number of sales, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS400 ranks No. 2122.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
£57 more expensive
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is more expensive than the Sony KDL-40RD453 by £56.99.
Not as many stockists
Only 11 retailers sells the Panasonic TX-40DS400, however 40 shops sell the Sony KDL-40RD453. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
One month older
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is older than the Sony KDL-40RD453 by one month.
Worse selling
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 ranks No. 2122 by sales volume, but the Sony KDL-40RD453 ranks No. 454.
1 Reason Against
User review Rating is much Worse
The average user rating of the Sony KDL-40RD453 is only 73%, whereas the average user rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is 87% (based on 6 reviews).

Average User Rating

Date Released

9 months Ago 8 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 76.91
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 78.74
Purchase price £ 324.99
Total cost of ownership £ 403.73
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -

Energy Efficiency Class

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Environmental Impact

0.39T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.39 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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Display

Screen Size
40" Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
BEST
 Full HD
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
400Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
Display Diagonal
100cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)

TV Tuner

Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
Unknown - Click to provide data
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
HbbTV
 HbbTV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W Unknown - Click to provide data
Loudspeaker
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sound Mode
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Speech
 Standard
 Music

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
SCART Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Network Browsing
 Network browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Smart Mode
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
On Screen Display
 On screen display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CRO
 LAT
 MAC
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CRO
 LAT
 MAC
OSD Language
27 Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Format
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
Audio Format
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Adaptive Dimming Backlight
 Adaptive dimming backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Typical Power Consumption
48W Unknown - Click to provide data
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W Unknown - Click to provide data
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
67kWh Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption When Switched Off
0.3W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data
DLNA Specification
 DMS
 DMP
 DMR
 RUI 2.0
 DTCP-IP
 DMS
 DMP
 DMR
 RUI 2.0
 DTCP-IP

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
88mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight
8kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Weight
11kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
8.5kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth (with Stand)
238mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
569mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width (with Stand)
902mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
522mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width
902mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Height
662mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Width
983mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
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