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Sony KDL-40R455
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Sony KDL-40R455

40" Edge-LED Flat Feb 2014
Screen Size HD Type LED Backlighting Screen Shape Release Date
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2 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Television Reviews

Sony mid-size TVs have good ratings on average and across all televisions Sony is one of the superior brands.

1080p Video Mode

This television supports 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p and 720p video modes, which is the most frequently supported video mode on comparable spec televisions that have been available for a similar time to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

Most televisions of this spec and age do not have a WiFi connection. The KDL-40R455 is no exception to this as it too does not have a WiFi connection.

We compared all the other TVs which also have a WiFi connection to this television and we think the Panasonic TX-L32E30, the Samsung UE48H6470, or the LG 47LB670 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The Sony KDL-40R455 does not support smart TV features, although keep in mind that most of the other televisions of this age and type also do not support smart TV features.

We compared this television to all the other TVs with a smart TV features and we think the Samsung UE40H6700 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago, the KDL-40R455 is not 3D compatible.

Televisions which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the LG 42LW579, or the Samsung UE40H6470.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other televisions of this type and age, the KDL-40R455 does not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other TVs which also have a built-in camera to this TV and we think the UE46ES8000, the UN46ES8000, or the UE40F7000 all from Samsung which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

Across all the mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-40R455 the RMS rated power range from 2W to 80W. The KDL-40R455 has one of the lower RMS rated power (only 10 Watts) amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on TVs of this age and spec.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-40R455 do not feature OLED technology. The KDL-40R455 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

It is worth considering alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology including the Samsung UE46H7000 (£849.00) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Two HDMI Ports

Most similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the KDL-40R455 have between one and four HDMI ports, including the KDL-40R455 which has two HDMI ports.

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Only Has One Sound Mode

The number of sound modes found on the Sony KDL-40R455 is more than most TVs of a comparable age and spec to it. The most frequently found sound mode is Music, but this sound mode is not found on this TV. The sound modes Game,Movie,Music,Sports,Standard are also found on this Sony television.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-40R455

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of a similar age and type 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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Released Over Two Years Ago

This television was released over two years ago.

Average Thickness

The KDL-40R455 has a relatively typical thickness (65 millimeters) compared to most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the KDL-40R455.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 65mm thick TVs currently available including because of it's better review score, the LOEWE Xelos 40 (£995.00).

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
RF Port
SCART Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
On/off Timer
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
Child Lock
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kdl40r455, kdl40r455b, sony kdl40r455, sony kdl40r455c, sony kdl40r455cb, sony kdl40r455cba, sony kdl40r455cbae, sony kdl40r455cbaep
Barcodes 04548736003798, 04905524976731, 05054230953396

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Samsung UE48H8000 vs Sony KDL-40R455

Samsung UE48H8000 vs Sony KDL-40R455
Samsung UE48H8000 Sony KDL-40R455
£ 699.00
90% Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
Two More HDMI Ports
A Lot Higher RMS Rated Power
One More RF Port
Energy Efficiency Rating is Lower
Heavier

LOEWE Art 32 vs Sony KDL-40R455

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LOEWE Art 32 Sony KDL-40R455
£ 699.00
Higher RMS Rated Power
Three More Loudspeakers
Four HDMI Ports
One More USB 2.0 Port
Inferior Energy Efficiency Rating
3.2kg Heavier

Panasonic TX-L42ET60 vs Sony KDL-40R455

Panasonic TX-L42ET60 vs Sony KDL-40R455
Panasonic TX-L42ET60 Sony KDL-40R455
£ 689.96
Thinner
500Hz Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
Energy Efficiency Rating is Better
45% Higher RMS Rated Power
One Less USB 2.0 Port
A Lot Heavier
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