Samsung HG40ED450 vs Sony KDL-40R453

Samsung HG40ED450
Sony KDL-40R453

Top Prices

Tesco
Out of stock
PCArena-Bristol
Delivery unknown
PC World Business
Out of stock
Amazon UK
Standard delivery: £3.89
In stock
RGB Direct
Delivery unknown
Gerald Giles
Delivery unknown
In stock

Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Higher RMS rated power Edit
The Samsung HG40ED450 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 4W higher than the Sony KDL-40R453 (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.

Common interface connection Edit
The Samsung HG40ED450 has a common interface connection, however the Sony KDL-40R453 does not. 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.

Slightly lighter Edit
The Samsung HG40ED450 is a 6.4kg heavy TV, whereas the Sony KDL-40R453 is a 7kg heavy TV (600g heavier). 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.

41% cheaper to run
Over five years the Samsung HG40ED450 only costs £56.31 to run but the Sony KDL-40R453 costs £95.68 to run (70% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is better
The Samsung HG40ED450 has an energy efficiency rating of "A++", however the Sony KDL-40R453 has a rating of "A".
3 Reasons For
Slightly thinner Edit
The Sony KDL-40R453 is an 89mm thick TV, whereas the Samsung HG40ED450 is a 91.1mm thick TV (2.1mm 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.

£57 cheaper
The Sony KDL-40R453 costs £249.00, whereas the Samsung HG40ED450 is £305.69.
Available from 3 shops
The more retailers stock this TV, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Thicker Edit
Samsung HG40ED450 is 91.1mm thick. That's 2.1mm thicker than the Sony KDL-40R453 (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.

More expensive by £57
The Samsung HG40ED450 is £56.69 more expensive than the Sony KDL-40R453.
Less retailers
The Samsung HG40ED450 is only stocked by 4 retailers, whereas the Sony KDL-40R453 is stocked by 7 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
6 Reasons Against
4W lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KDL-40R453 has an RMS rated power of 16W, whereas the Samsung HG40ED450 is a 20W RMS rated power TV (4W higher). 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 have a common interface connection Edit
The Sony KDL-40R453 does not have a common interface connection, whereas the Samsung HG40ED450 does. 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.

9% heavier Edit
The Sony KDL-40R453 has a weight of 7kg. That's 600g heavier than the Samsung HG40ED450 (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.

Eight months older
The Sony KDL-40R453 is older than the Samsung HG40ED450 by eight months.
70% higher running costs over five years
The running costs over five years of the Sony KDL-40R453 are £95.68 which is £39.37 more than the Samsung HG40ED450. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is inferior
The Sony KDL-40R453 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", but the Samsung HG40ED450 has a rating of "A++".

Date Released

22 months Ago 29 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 54.48
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 56.31
Purchase price £ 305.69
Total cost of ownership £ 362.00
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
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.28T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.28 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
7
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" 40"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
LED Backlighting
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 100Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Response Time
8ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Brightness
300 cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 Mega Contrast
BEST
 Mega Contrast
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 102cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178° Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Viewing Angle
178° Unknown - Click to provide data

TV Tuner

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

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet browser
Hospitality Home Menu
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

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

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
BEST
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RF Port
1 1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
Composite Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
PC in Port
 PC in port
 PC in port
HDMI Port
2 2
Consumer Electronics Control
 BRAVIA Sync
 BRAVIA Sync
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile high-definition link

Networking

WiFi Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ethernet LAN connection

Management Features

Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
On/off Timer
 On/off timer
 On/off timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
 Automatic shut off function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Mode
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Music
 Personal
 Cinema
 Photo
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Music
 Personal
 Cinema
 Photo
Picture in Picture Function
 Picture in picture function
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display
 On screen display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Power Off
 Auto power off
Unknown - Click to provide data
OSD Language
27 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Source Mode
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p playback
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
File System
 FAT16
 FAT32
 exFAT
 NTFS
 FAT
 FAT16
 FAT32
 exFAT
 NTFS
 FAT
USB Cloning
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Hospitality Plug and Play
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

LED Indicator
 LED indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Screwed Battery Cover
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Power On Mode
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Typical Power Consumption
34W
BEST
58W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W
BEST
0.45W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A++
BEST
 A++
Power Consumption in Power Save Mode
20W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 85kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
68W
BEST
84W
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240
Energy Saving Mode
 Energy saving mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
91.1mm 89mm
BEST
Weight
6.4kg
BEST
7kg
Package Weight
9.6kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
7.3kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
562.3mm
BEST
584mm
Width (with Stand)
905.2mm
BEST
926mm
Height
525.4mm
BEST
556mm
Width
905.2mm
BEST
926mm
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 644mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,202mm

Packaging Content

Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Remote Control Type
TM1240 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual
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