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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs
On average Sony mid-size TVs have good ratings compared to other brands as do all televisions built by Sony.
Has a WiFi Connection
The KDL-40R480 has a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other TVs of this age and spec which do not have a WiFi connection.
Alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE48H6400 (£449.99), or the Panasonic TX-32ASW604 (£405.49).
Other TVs which also have a WiFi connection that you might also want to consider include the Sony KDL-40R485.
Supports One Image Format
The number of image formats supported by the KDL-40R480 is more than most TVs that are a comparable age to it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-40R480.
802.11b WiFi Standard
The KDL-40R480 supports an 802.11b WiFi standard which is newer than the 802.11a WiFi standard supported by most mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years. This television also support an 802.11g and 802.11n WiFi standard. The WiFi standard of all mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-40R480 ranges from 802.11a (worst) to 802.11n (best).
3D Comb Filter
This television has a 3D comb filter, which is typical of many televisions of this age and spec.
Supports Ten Video Formats
The number of video formats supported by the Sony KDL-40R480 is more than most similar spec televisions that have been on the market for more than two years. The most commonly supported video format is VP8, but this video format is not supported by this Sony TV. The video formats AVCHD, AVI, M-JPEG, MKV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, WEBM, WMV9 and XVID are also supported by this television.
AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.
MP4 stands for Moving Pictures Expert Group 4.
WMV stands for Windows Media Video.
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Only Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this television is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of a similar age and spec to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other Full HD televisions currently available including the 49LB550 (£649.00), or the 42LB650 (£349.00) both from LG which has a better Rating; or the LG 39LB650 (£649.00) which is cheaper.
If the display resolution of this TV is too low for you then you might also want to look at the LG 42UB820 (£399.00) (4K Ultra HD and higher rated).
Not Smart TV
Most mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years are not Smart TV. The Sony KDL-40R480 is no exception to this as it too is not Smart TV.
Like most of the other televisions that have been available for a similar time to the KDL-40R480, the Sony KDL-40R480 does not have a built-in camera.
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Only Supports Three Audio Formats
The KDL-40R480 has a greater number of audio formats than most similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by televisions of a similar type and age to the KDL-40R480. The audio formats "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this TV.
Only Supports Four Analog Signal Format Systems
The KDL-40R480 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years. The most commonly supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this TV. The analog signal format systems NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL and SECAM are also supported by this television.
Only Has Eight Smart Modes
The number of smart modes found on the KDL-40R480 is more than most similar spec televisions that have been around for around the same time as it. This Sony TV has an Sports smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on TVs of this age and spec. The smart modes "Cinema", "Game", "Music", "Personal", "Photo", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this television.
Only Has Four Screen Format Adjustments
The KDL-40R480 has a greater number of screen format adjustments than most TVs of a comparable spec and age to it. This television has a 16:9 screen format adjustment, which is the most frequently found screen format adjustment found on TVs of this spec and age. The screen format adjustments "4:3", "14:9" and "Zoom" are also found on this TV.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-40R480 do not feature OLED technology. The KDL-40R480 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
Only Digital Tuner
This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on televisions of a comparable age and type to it.
Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency
The slowest motion interpolation frequency of televisions that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-40R480 is 50Hz and the fastest is 1,800Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of only 100 hertz, the Sony KDL-40R480 has a fairly slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-40R480.
Only One Tuner
The KDL-40R480 is a one tuner television. Most of the other mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago have between one and four tuners.
Only 480i Video Mode
The KDL-40R480 supports a better video mode than most comparable spec televisions that were released around the same time as it. This television supports a 480i video mode, whereas most TVs of this type and age support a 1080p video mode. This Sony television also support 1080i, 480p, 576i and 576p and 720p video modes.
A 480i video mode is actually the worst supported video mode across all TVs that have been around for more than two years.
Across similar types of TV the best supported video mode is 2160p.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
Most mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-40R480 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the KDL-40R480 which has one USB 2.0 port.
With a thickness of 89 millimeters, the Sony KDL-40R480 has one of the thicker thicknesses amongst comparable spec televisions of this age. TVs of this spec and age have thicknesses of between 3.5mm and 100mm, and the average thickness is 63mm.
If you don't mind having a thicker thickness then you might also want to look at the Philips 47PFL3188 (£379.99) (91mm and cheaper), or the Toshiba 32BV504 (90mm and cheaper).
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Running Costs Are OK
This Sony TV is rated A for energy efficiency. The average running cost of the KDL-40R480 is £96 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 423 TVs of a comparable type and age.
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when Sony released the KDL-40R480.
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction Feature
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1920 x 1080
1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Screen Format Adjustment
14:9, 16:9, 4:3, Zoom
Horizontal Viewing Angle
1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768, 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
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