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40" Direct-LED Flat Jul 2014
Screen Size HD Type LED Backlighting Screen Shape Release Date
Great pictures, slim style From noisy pictures to clear viewing you ll enjoy fine details and textures, even in flat picture areas. Clear Resolution Enhancer scales low resolution images closer to... More
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17 Reasons For

Good Sound Quality

Six Sony KDL-40R453 owners wrote in their reviews that the product had good sound quality. Craig rated it 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Sound is good considering the fact that the speakers are hidden underneath” in his review of the Sony KDL-40R453. Emile G. said on Amazon in August last year “Are slightly big, which would explain the great sound” in his review. Mr. D. Fisher said in their review this month “We had a flatscreen 24" Samsung in our bedroom for around a year and the picture/sound are excellent” and gave the Sony KDL-40R453 a score of 99 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

Some people who reviewed it considered that it was good value for money. B. Zabavnik mentioned “Delivery was quick and the price good compared to Argos”. This month Dr. R. Taylor scored it 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Great value if you (sensibly) use an external box to provide the smarts” in their Sony KDL-40R453 review. Gary White scored the Sony KDL-40R453 5 stars and he mentioned “Given the screen size and overall image quality, this is incredible value for money”.

Several people who bought this TVs reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. Vicente Riduara-Harvey and he wrote in his review last year “So got a better deal”. Vicente Riduara-Harvey also said “It's a bargain”.

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Good Product Quality

Some Sony KDL-40R453 owners thought this TVs was good quality. Last year Emile G. mentioned “The picture quality of it was amazing, vibrant colours, very good contrast”. Emile G. also mentioned “Not quite Blu-Ray quality (This isn't the TV's fault”. This year Gary White said “Given the screen size and overall image quality, this is incredible value for money”.

Easy to Use

A few Sony KDL-40R453 reviewers who bought the Sony KDL-40R453 agreed that it had a good interface. Emile G. said “The Freeview on this TV has a really good simple Interface and a great 7 Day guide, all the Freeview HD channels are also available”. Emile G. also mentioned “The User interface is very simple.”.

Some customers who reviewed the Sony KDL-40R453 reckoned that it was easy to use. Last year Emile G. mentioned on Amazon “The picture quality of it was amazing, vibrant colours, very good contrast and good backlight control” in his review and scored it 5 stars.

One person thought this TVs was easy to setup. Mickeyfinn wrote “It is very good for the price and very easy to set up” in their review of this TVs and rated this TVs 99 out of 100.

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use the menus. Emile G. said on Amazon “There are many settings to choose from when it comes to the picture, i recommend Vivid mode, as this looks best compared to the other modes”.

One person who reviewed the product considered that it had a good experience. Gary White wrote in his review this year “Overall represents a wonderful viewing experience”.

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Good Size

A number of Sony KDL-40R453 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was thin. Craig said in his review of this TVs on Amazon “Very slim and looks very good”. Emile G. said in his review of this TVs “No flat screen TV on the Market produces good Bass this is just a sacrifice with extra slim TV's”. Emile G. also wrote “The TV has a thin black frame surrounding the screen”.

Good High Def TV

Four people who bought the product agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Emile G. mentioned “The Freeview HD channels look very good” and rated the product 5 stars. Emile G. also wrote “Non HD Freeview channels look O.K”. In August Gary White said on Amazon “It is full 1080P HD and overall represents a wonderful viewing experience”.

Smart TV Features Are Good

Some Sony KDL-40R453 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was good for watching Freeview TV. Emile G. wrote “Non HD Freeview channels look O.K” in his review of the Sony KDL-40R453. Review Man wrote in their review on Amazon “Comes with built in Freeview, which includes some HD channels ( BBC, ITV, C4” and rated it 99 out of 100.

One customer concluded that the product was good for watching on demand TV. Craig said on Amazon “A smart Sony blu ray player which has Prime and Netflix so we didn't need a smart TV”.

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Good Picture Quality

A few Sony KDL-40R453 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this TVs had good picture quality. Emile G. rated the Sony KDL-40R453 5 stars and he mentioned in August last year “The picture quality of it was amazing, vibrant colours, very good contrast” in his review of this TVs. Gary White said in August “Given the screen size and overall image quality, this is incredible value for money” in his review.

One Sony KDL-40R453 owner mentioned that it was good for watching blu-ray discs. Emile G. wrote on Amazon in August last year “Not quite Blu-Ray quality (This isn't the TV's fault” in his review of the Sony KDL-40R453.

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Robust

One customer concluded that the Sony KDL-40R453 was well made. Last year Review Man wrote “The TV is Full HD and comes with built in Freeview, which includes some HD channels ( BBC, ITV, C4” in their review of the Sony KDL-40R453.

One person who bought the product considered that it was reliable. Mr. D. Fisher gave this TVs a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review on Amazon this year “They all have had a great picture and super, super reliable), JVC (CRT, very good all rounder”.

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Sony Has Good TV Reviews

We checked 1,507 user and expert reviews for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically within its mid-size TVs range.

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Good Connectivity

One Sony KDL-40R453 owner mentioned in their reviews that this TVs was good in terms of HDMI connections. Review Man said “Comes with built in Freeview, which includes some HD channels ( BBC, ITV, C4 and C5) The TV has 2 HDMI ports, 1 USB port” in their review of the Sony KDL-40R453.

One customer thought the product was good in terms of USB connections. Emile G. wrote on Amazon “This TV also offers good USB playback from either a Portable HDD or USB stick, i tested MKV & MP4”.

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Good Stand

Some people who reviewed this TVs said that it had a good stand. In August last year Emile G. mentioned on Amazon “The stand is very easy to fit” in his review of the Sony KDL-40R453 and rated the product 5 stars. This year Gary White wrote on Amazon “Easy screw-on stand” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Good Remote Control

One person who reviewed it concluded that it had a good remote control.

Good Support

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Emile G. gave the product a score of 99 out of 100 and he mentioned on Amazon in August last year “The Freeview on this TV has a really good simple Interface and a great 7 Day guide, all the Freeview HD channels are also available”.

Nice Design

One Sony KDL-40R453 owner reckoned that the product was good looking. Gary White and he mentioned “Very thin, so looks slim and stylish in the room”.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Has Five Smart Modes

The KDL-40R453 has a greater number of smart modes than most televisions that were launched more than a year ago. This television has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-40R453. The smart modes "Cinema", "Personal", "Photo" and "Sports" are also found on this TV.

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12 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

Two Sony KDL-40R453 owners agreed that it was not noisy. Emile G. wrote “I think it could handle more "Noisy" videos”. Emile G. also mentioned “The TV also handles noise very well and there is no distortion at loud noise levels”.

Recent Price Increase of £30.00

In the last 49 days the KDL-40R453 has increased in price by £30.00.

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The Sony KDL-40R453 does not support smart TV features, unlike most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-40R453.

Other TVs which also support smart TV features that you might also want to look at include the LG 42LF580[plb_2822608_price] or the Philips 32HFL3010[plb_2940075_price].

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Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The KDL-40R453 does not have a WiFi connection, although this is within the context that most of the other TVs that have been on the market for more than a year also do not have a WiFi connection.

It is worth also looking at other TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the LG 42LF580[plb_2822608_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other similar spec TVs that were released more than a year ago, the KDL-40R453 is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a TV that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the 42LF652[pl_2835500_price], or the 32LF650[pl_2898998_price] both from LG or the Sony KDL-43W807[plb_2803096_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the KDL-40R453, the Sony KDL-40R453 does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most TVs of this age and type do not feature OLED technology. The KDL-40R453 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with an OLED technology and we think the Samsung UE32J4500[plb_3059439_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Quite Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

At only 100 hertz, the KDL-40R453 has a quite slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-40R453. The slowest motion interpolation frequency of mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-40R453 is 50Hz, the fastest is 1,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 250Hz.

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Only Two HDMI Ports

Most comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-40R453 have between one and three HDMI ports, including the KDL-40R453 which has two HDMI ports.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Sony KDL-40R453 is a one USB 2.0 port TV.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

The annual energy consumptions of TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-40R453 range from 26kWh to 160kWh. At 85 kilowatt hours, the KDL-40R453 has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other televisions of this age and spec.

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Fairly Thick

The average thickness of similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-40R453 is 66mm, and the thicknesses range from 7mm to 100mm. The KDL-40R453 has a quite thick thickness (89 millimeters) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released one year ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-40R453

Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the KDL-40R453 over a year ago.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on televisions of a comparable age and spec to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Average Running Costs

This television is rated A for energy efficiency, and the KDL-40R453 is typical compared to the other 344 TVs of a comparable age and type that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KDL-40R453 is £96.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
24p Support
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Mobile High-Definition Link
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Smart Mode
Performance
Parental Controls
24p Playback
Local Dimming
File System
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
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Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
Other Features
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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £92.94
Electricity cost when on standby £2.74
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Total running cost over 5 years £95.68
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Energy Rating
0.47T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.47 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 04548736003767, 04548736003774, 04905524968033, 04905524969757, 05054629739358

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