Panasonic TX-40C300 vs Panasonic TX-40DS400 vs Samsung UE32K5500 vs Sony KDL-40R453

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
8" larger screen size Edit
The Panasonic TX-40C300 is a 40" TV, and so do the Panasonic TX-40DS400 and the Sony KDL-40R453. That's 8" larger than the Samsung UE32K5500 (40"). 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.

Vastly larger visible diagonal screen size Edit
The Panasonic TX-40C300 has a visible diagonal screen size of 101.6cm, however the Sony KDL-40R453 is only a unknowncm visible diagonal screen size TV (101.6cm smaller).
88% faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40C300 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV, and so does the Panasonic TX-40DS400. That's 350Hz faster than the Samsung UE32K5500 (100Hz) and 300Hz faster than the Sony KDL-40R453 (100Hz). 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.

Common interface plus Edit
The Panasonic TX-40C300 supports common interface plus, and so do the Panasonic TX-40DS400 and the Samsung UE32K5500, but the Sony KDL-40R453 does not support common interface plus.
£30 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-40C300 costs £80 less than the Panasonic TX-40DS400, costs £30.99 less than the Samsung UE32K5500 and costs £30 less than the Sony KDL-40R453.
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40C300 is "A+", however the rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is "A+", the rating of the Samsung UE32K5500 is "A" and the rating of the Sony KDL-40R453 is "A".
12 Reasons For
20% larger screen size Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 40" TV, and so do the Panasonic TX-40C300 and the Sony KDL-40R453. That's 8" larger than the Samsung UE32K5500 (40"). 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.

88% faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV, and so does the Panasonic TX-40C300. That's 350Hz faster than the Samsung UE32K5500 (100Hz) and 300Hz faster than the Sony KDL-40R453 (100Hz). 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.

Smart TV features Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 supports smart TV features, and so does the Samsung UE32K5500, but the Sony KDL-40R453 does not support smart TV features. Read more

Smart TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

A smart TV lets you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer. You will also be able to connect to Facebook and Twitter directly from your TV.

Internet browser Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has an internet browser (as does the Samsung UE32K5500), whereas the Sony KDL-40R453 does not have an internet browser. Read more

Internet TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

Internet TVs let you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer.

4W higher RMS rated power Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has an RMS rated power of 20W (as does the Samsung UE32K5500), whereas the Sony KDL-40R453 is only a 16W RMS rated power TV (4W 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.

Common interface plus Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 supports common interface plus, and so do the Panasonic TX-40C300 and the Samsung UE32K5500, whereas the Sony KDL-40R453 does not support common interface plus.
Common interface connection Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a common interface connection (as does the Samsung UE32K5500), but the Sony KDL-40R453 does not have a common interface connection. Read more

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

1.3 newer common interface plus (CI+) version Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a common interface plus (CI+) version of 1.3 (as does the Samsung UE32K5500), whereas the Sony KDL-40R453 is only a unknown common interface plus (CI+) version TV (1.3 older).
WiFi connection Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a WiFi connection (as does the Samsung UE32K5500), however the Sony KDL-40R453 does not have a WiFi connection. Read more

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

Connecting your TV will be easier and you will not need any cables.

Ethernet LAN connection Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has an Ethernet LAN connection, and so does the Samsung UE32K5500, but the Sony KDL-40R453 does not.
Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is "A+", but the rating of the Panasonic TX-40C300 is "A+", the rating of the Samsung UE32K5500 is "A" and the rating of the Sony KDL-40R453 is "A".
User reviews are a lot better
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has an average user review score of 87%, but the Samsung UE32K5500 has an average rating of 74% (based on 104 reviews).
17 Reasons For
Smart TV features Edit
The Samsung UE32K5500 supports smart TV features, and so does the Panasonic TX-40DS400, however the Sony KDL-40R453 does not. Read more

Smart TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

A smart TV lets you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer. You will also be able to connect to Facebook and Twitter directly from your TV.

Internet browser Edit
The Samsung UE32K5500 has an internet browser (as does the Panasonic TX-40DS400), but the Sony KDL-40R453 does not have an internet browser. Read more

Internet TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

Internet TVs let you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer.

Higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung UE32K5500 has an RMS rated power of 20W (as does the Panasonic TX-40DS400), but the Sony KDL-40R453 is only a 16W RMS rated power TV (4W 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.

Common interface plus Edit
The Samsung UE32K5500 supports common interface plus, and so do the Panasonic TX-40C300 and the Panasonic TX-40DS400, but the Sony KDL-40R453 does not.
Common interface connection Edit
The Samsung UE32K5500 has a common interface connection (as does the Panasonic TX-40DS400), however the Sony KDL-40R453 does not have a common interface connection. Read more

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

Two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Samsung UE32K5500 is a two USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Sony KDL-40R453 only has one USB 2.0 port. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

One more HDMI port Edit
The Samsung UE32K5500 has three HDMI ports, however the Sony KDL-40R453 only has two HDMI ports. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

Newer common interface plus (CI+) version Edit
The Samsung UE32K5500 has a common interface plus (CI+) version of 1.3 (as does the Panasonic TX-40DS400), but the Sony KDL-40R453 is only a unknown common interface plus (CI+) version TV (1.3 older).
WiFi connection Edit
The Samsung UE32K5500 has a WiFi connection (as does the Panasonic TX-40DS400), whereas the Sony KDL-40R453 does not have a WiFi connection. Read more

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

Connecting your TV will be easier and you will not need any cables.

Ethernet LAN connection Edit
The Samsung UE32K5500 has an Ethernet LAN connection, and so does the Panasonic TX-40DS400, however the Sony KDL-40R453 does not have an Ethernet LAN connection.
Local dimming Edit
The Samsung UE32K5500 features local dimming, but the Sony KDL-40R453 does not feature local dimming. Read more

This means that LEDs can be controlled individually (or in clusters) to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

66% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE32K5500 is a 55kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 36kWh lower than the Panasonic TX-40C300 (85kWh), 12kWh lower than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 (85kWh) and 30kWh lower than the Sony KDL-40R453 (85kWh). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

Hugely thinner Edit
Samsung UE32K5500 is 55.1mm thick, but the Panasonic TX-40C300 is a 68mm thick TV (12.9mm thicker), the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is an 88mm thick TV (32.9mm thicker) and the Sony KDL-40R453 is an 89mm thick TV (33.9mm thicker). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

5.5kg lighter Edit
The Samsung UE32K5500 is a 5.5kg heavy TV. That's 5.5kg lighter than the Panasonic TX-40C300 (7kg), 2.5kg lighter than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 (7kg) and 1.5kg lighter than the Sony KDL-40R453 (7kg). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

Available from 37 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
38% cheaper to run
The Samsung UE32K5500 is £39.89 cheaper to run than the Panasonic TX-40C300, £14.64 cheaper to run than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 and £31.58 cheaper to run than the Sony KDL-40R453 over five years. Read more
More popular
The Samsung UE32K5500 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 1747 by sales volume in our TVs, however the Panasonic TX-40C300 ranks No. 9848, the Panasonic TX-40DS400 ranks No. 2395 and the Sony KDL-40R453 ranks No. 26419.
1 Reason For
Larger screen size Edit
The Sony KDL-40R453 has a screen size of 40" (as do the Panasonic TX-40C300 and the Panasonic TX-40DS400), but the Samsung UE32K5500 is only a 32" TV (8" smaller). 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.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Only one USB 2.0 port Edit
The Panasonic TX-40C300 is a one USB 2.0 port TV, and so do the Panasonic TX-40DS400 and the Sony KDL-40R453, whereas the Samsung UE32K5500 only has two USB 2.0 ports. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

One less HDMI port Edit
The Panasonic TX-40C300 has two HDMI ports (as do the Panasonic TX-40DS400 and the Sony KDL-40R453), however the Samsung UE32K5500 only has three HDMI ports. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

Higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-40C300 is a 91kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 24kWh higher than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 (85kWh), 36kWh higher than the Samsung UE32K5500 (85kWh) and 6kWh higher than the Sony KDL-40R453 (85kWh). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

Thicker Edit
Panasonic TX-40C300 is 68mm thick, but the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is an 88mm thick TV (20mm thicker), the Samsung UE32K5500 is a 55.1mm thick TV (12.9mm thinner) and the Sony KDL-40R453 is an 89mm thick TV (21mm thicker). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

Heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-40C300 is an 11kg heavy TV. That's 3kg heavier than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 (7kg), 5.5kg heavier than the Samsung UE32K5500 (7kg) and 4kg heavier than the Sony KDL-40R453 (7kg). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

Less retailers
Only 13 shops sells the Panasonic TX-40C300, whereas 44 sellers sell the Samsung UE32K5500. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Over one year older
The Panasonic TX-40C300 is older than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 by eleven months and older than the Samsung UE32K5500 by 14 months.
More expensive to run over five years by 62%
The running costs of the Panasonic TX-40C300 are £103.99 which is £25.25 more than the Panasonic TX-40DS400, £39.89 more than the Samsung UE32K5500 and £8.31 more than the Sony KDL-40R453 over five years. Show assumptions.
Worse selling
The Panasonic TX-40C300 ranks No. 9848 by sales volume, however the Panasonic TX-40DS400 ranks No. 2395 and the Samsung UE32K5500 ranks No. 1747.
10 Reasons Against
Only one USB 2.0 port Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has one USB 2.0 port, and so do the Panasonic TX-40C300 and the Sony KDL-40R453, however the Samsung UE32K5500 only has two USB 2.0 ports. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

One less HDMI port Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is two (as do the Panasonic TX-40C300 and the Sony KDL-40R453), but the Samsung UE32K5500 only has three HDMI ports. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

Higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 67kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 24kWh lower than the Panasonic TX-40C300 (85kWh), 12kWh higher than the Samsung UE32K5500 (85kWh) and 18kWh lower than the Sony KDL-40R453 (85kWh). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

32.9mm thicker Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is an 88mm thick TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-40C300 is a 68mm thick TV (20mm thinner), the Samsung UE32K5500 is a 55.1mm thick TV (32.9mm thinner) and the Sony KDL-40R453 is an 89mm thick TV (1mm thicker). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

Heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a weight of 8kg. That's 3kg lighter than the Panasonic TX-40C300 (7kg), 2.5kg heavier than the Samsung UE32K5500 (7kg) and 1kg heavier than the Sony KDL-40R453 (7kg). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

£80 more expensive
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40C300 by £80, more expensive than the Samsung UE32K5500 by £49.01 and more expensive than the Sony KDL-40R453 by £50.
Not as many stockists
Only 11 shops sells the Panasonic TX-40DS400, however 13 sellers sell the Panasonic TX-40C300 and 44 sellers sell the Samsung UE32K5500. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Three months older
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is older than the Samsung UE32K5500 by three months.
More expensive to run over five years by 23%
The running costs of the Panasonic TX-40DS400 are £78.74 which is £14.64 more than the Samsung UE32K5500 over five years. Show assumptions.
Worse selling
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 ranks No. 2395 by sales volume, but the Samsung UE32K5500 ranks No. 1747.
5 Reasons Against
8" smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung UE32K5500 is a 32" TV. That's 8" smaller than the Panasonic TX-40C300, the Panasonic TX-40DS400 and the Sony KDL-40R453 (40"). 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.

Seven times slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UE32K5500 is a 50Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 350Hz slower than the Panasonic TX-40C300 and the Panasonic TX-40DS400 (100Hz) and 50Hz slower than the Sony KDL-40R453 (100Hz). 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.

£31 more expensive
The Samsung UE32K5500 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40C300 by £30.99 and more expensive than the Sony KDL-40R453 by £0.99.
Energy efficiency rating is lower
The Samsung UE32K5500 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", however the Panasonic TX-40C300 has a rating of "A+", the Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a rating of "A+" and the Sony KDL-40R453 has a rating of "A".
Appreciably Lower user review Score
The Samsung UE32K5500's average user rating is only 74%, however the Panasonic TX-40DS400's is 87% (based on 6 reviews).
20 Reasons Against
Vastly slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KDL-40R453 has a motion interpolation frequency of 100Hz, however the Panasonic TX-40C300 and the Panasonic TX-40DS400 are both 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TVs (300Hz faster) and the Samsung UE32K5500 is a 50Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (50Hz slower). 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.

Does not support smart TV features Edit
The Sony KDL-40R453 does not support smart TV features, however the Panasonic TX-40DS400 and the Samsung UE32K5500 do. Read more

Smart TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

A smart TV lets you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer. You will also be able to connect to Facebook and Twitter directly from your TV.

Does not have an internet browser Edit
The Sony KDL-40R453 does not have an internet browser, but the Panasonic TX-40DS400 and the Samsung UE32K5500 have an internet browser. Read more

Internet TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

Internet TVs let you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer.

25% lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KDL-40R453 is a 16W RMS rated power TV. That's 4W lower than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 and the Samsung UE32K5500 (16W). 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.

Does not support common interface plus Edit
The Sony KDL-40R453 does not support common interface plus, but the Panasonic TX-40C300, the Panasonic TX-40DS400 and the Samsung UE32K5500 do.
Does not have a common interface connection Edit
The Sony KDL-40R453 does not have a common interface connection, however the Panasonic TX-40DS400 and the Samsung UE32K5500 have a common interface connection. Read more

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

One less USB 2.0 port Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Sony KDL-40R453 is one (as do the Panasonic TX-40C300 and the Panasonic TX-40DS400), but the Samsung UE32K5500 only has two USB 2.0 ports. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

Only two HDMI ports Edit
The Sony KDL-40R453 is a two HDMI port TV, and so do the Panasonic TX-40C300 and the Panasonic TX-40DS400, whereas the Samsung UE32K5500 only has three HDMI ports. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

Does not have a WiFi connection Edit
The Sony KDL-40R453 does not have a WiFi connection, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS400 and the Samsung UE32K5500 have a WiFi connection. Read more

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

Connecting your TV will be easier and you will not need any cables.

Does not have an Ethernet LAN connection Edit
The Sony KDL-40R453 does not have an Ethernet LAN connection, however the Panasonic TX-40DS400 and the Samsung UE32K5500 have an Ethernet LAN connection.
Does not feature local dimming Edit
The Sony KDL-40R453 does not feature local dimming, but the Samsung UE32K5500 features local dimming. Read more

This means that LEDs can be controlled individually (or in clusters) to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

30kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Sony KDL-40R453 has an annual energy consumption of 85kWh, whereas the Panasonic TX-40C300 is a 91kWh annual energy consumption TV (6kWh higher), the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 67kWh annual energy consumption TV (18kWh lower) and the Samsung UE32K5500 is a 55kWh annual energy consumption TV (30kWh lower). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

39% thicker Edit
The Sony KDL-40R453 has a thickness of 89mm. That's 21mm thicker than the Panasonic TX-40C300 (89mm), 1mm thicker than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 (89mm) and 33.9mm thicker than the Samsung UE32K5500 (89mm). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

Heavier Edit
Sony KDL-40R453 is 7kg heavy, but the Panasonic TX-40C300 is an 11kg heavy TV (4kg heavier), the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is an 8kg heavy TV (1kg heavier) and the Samsung UE32K5500 is a 5.5kg heavy TV (1.5kg lighter). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

More expensive by £30
The Sony KDL-40R453 is £30 more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40C300.
Fewer sellers
The Sony KDL-40R453 is only stocked by 7 sellers, but the Panasonic TX-40C300 is stocked by 13 retailers, the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is stocked by 11 sellers and the Samsung UE32K5500 is stocked by 44 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by over one year
The Sony KDL-40R453 is nine months older than the Panasonic TX-40C300, 20 months older than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 and 23 months older than the Samsung UE32K5500.
Higher running costs over five years by £31.58
The Sony KDL-40R453 costs £95.68 to run which is £16.94 more to run than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 and £31.58 more to run than the Samsung UE32K5500 over five years. Show assumptions.
Less popular
The Sony KDL-40R453 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 26419 by number of sales in our TVs, whereas the Panasonic TX-40C300 ranks No. 9848, the Panasonic TX-40DS400 ranks No. 2395 and the Samsung UE32K5500 ranks No. 1747.
Worse energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KDL-40R453 is "A", whereas the rating of the Panasonic TX-40C300 is "A+", the rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is "A+" and the rating of the Samsung UE32K5500 is "A".

Average User Rating

No reviews found No reviews found

Date Released

21 months Ago 9 months Ago 6 months Ago 29 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year No data No data No data

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 100.95
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 103.99
Purchase price £ 219.00
Total cost of ownership £ 322.99
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 76.91
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 78.74
Purchase price £ 299.00
Total cost of ownership £ 377.74
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 64.10
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 64.10
Purchase price £ 249.99
Total cost of ownership £ 314.09
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 92.94
Electricity cost - standby £ 2.74
Total running cost £ 95.68
Purchase price £ 249.00
Total cost of ownership £ 344.68
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.52T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.52 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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.
0.32T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.32 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
8
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.47T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.47 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
40"
BEST
40"
BEST
32" 40"
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
LED Backlighting
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
 Flat
 Flat
Visible Diagonal Screen Size
101.6cm Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
400Hz
BEST
400Hz
BEST
50Hz 100Hz
Noise Reduction Feature
 Noise reduction feature
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 RMR
 RMR
 RMR
 RMR
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 1000000:1
 1000000:1
 1000000:1
 1000000:1
BEST
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 400 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Diagonal
102cm
BEST
100cm 80cm 102cm
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
176° Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Vertical Viewing Angle
176° Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
 LED
BEST
 LED

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smart TV features
BEST
 Smart TV features
BEST
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet browser
BEST
 Internet browser
BEST
 Internet browser
Timeshift Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Timeshift feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
App
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Smart View
 Samsung Smart View
HbbTV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HbbTV
 HbbTV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
 Tizen
 Tizen
 Tizen
 Tizen
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring
 Screen mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data S-Master
RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 20W
BEST
20W
BEST
16W
Loudspeaker
2 2 2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Sound Mode
 Custom
 Music
 Movie
 Speech
 Standard
 Custom
 Music
 Movie
 Speech
 Standard
 Custom
 Music
 Movie
 Speech
 Standard
 Custom
 Music
 Movie
 Speech
 Standard
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
BEST
 Common interface plus
BEST
 Common interface plus
BEST
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface connection
BEST
 Common interface connection
BEST
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 1 1
RF Port
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Port
1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data 1 1
Composite Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data 1 1
Component Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data 1 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 1 2
BEST
1
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
PC in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in port
HDMI Port
2 2 3
BEST
2
Consumer Electronics Control
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile high-definition link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3 1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connection
BEST
 WiFi connection
BEST
 WiFi connection
Bluetooth Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ethernet LAN connection
BEST
 Ethernet LAN connection
BEST
 Ethernet LAN connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi direct connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Network Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Network browsing
 Network browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
Smart Mode
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Personal
 Game
 Sports
 Photo
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Personal
 Game
 Sports
 Photo
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Personal
 Game
 Sports
 Photo
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Personal
 Game
 Sports
 Photo
Picture in Picture Function
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture in picture function
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display
 On screen display
 On screen display
 On screen display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Power Off
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off
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
 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
31 27 27 Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Format
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 H.265
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 H.265
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 H.265
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 H.265
Audio Format
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p playback
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
BEST
 Local dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Core
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages 1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
File System
 FAT16
 FAT32
 exFAT
 NTFS
 FAT
 FAT16
 FAT32
 exFAT
 NTFS
 FAT
 FAT16
 FAT32
 exFAT
 NTFS
 FAT
 FAT16
 FAT32
 exFAT
 NTFS
 FAT
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer