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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs
Sony is one of the better rated television manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Sony also has good reviews for its mid-size TVs.
Has a WiFi Connection
The KDL-40R480 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec do not have a WiFi connection.
It may also be worth considering one of the other televisions with a WiFi connection currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], the Samsung UE48H6470[plb_2240459_price], or the LG 47LB670[plb_2232214_price].
802.11n WiFi Standard
This TV supports an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as it.
3D Comb Filter
This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is typical of many televisions that were launched around the same time as it.
Supports Three Audio Formats
The KDL-40R480 has a greater number of audio formats than most mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by TVs of a similar spec and age to the KDL-40R480. The audio formats "WAV" and "WMA" are also supported by this Sony television.
Has Eight Smart Modes
The number of smart modes found on the KDL-40R480 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. This television has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on comparable spec televisions that have been available for a similar time to the KDL-40R480. The smart modes "Cinema", "Music", "Personal", "Photo", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.
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The lightest television of this type and age is 3.7kg heavy and the heaviest is 36kg. With a weight of only 7 kilograms, the KDL-40R480 is fairly light compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to the KDL-40R480.
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Does Not Support Smart TV Features
Like most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-40R480, the KDL-40R480 does not support smart TV features.
We think you might also be interested in other televisions which also support smart TV features including the Samsung UE40H6700[plb_2232461_price] which also has a higher rating.
Not 3D Compatible
Most TVs of this spec and age are not 3D compatible. The KDL-40R480 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
If you are looking for a television that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the LG 42LW579[plb_326450_price], or the Samsung UE40H6470[plb_2233881_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-40R480 do not have a built-in camera. The KDL-40R480 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
There are a number of other televisions which also have a built-in camera which you might also want to consider including the UE46ES8000[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung which is also higher rated.
Only Supports Four Analog Signal Format Systems
The Sony KDL-40R480 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most televisions of a comparable spec and age to it. 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.
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Only Supports Ten Video Formats
The number of video formats supported by the Sony KDL-40R480 is more than most comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This TV supports an MKV video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by TVs that have been around for a similar time to the KDL-40R480. The video formats "AVCHD", "AVI", "M-JPEG", "MP4", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "WEBM", "WMV9" and "XVID" are also supported by this television.
Only Supports One Image Format
The Sony KDL-40R480 has a greater number of image formats than most mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Sony TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by televisions that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-40R480.
Only Analog Tuner
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many televisions of this spec and age.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most televisions that have been on the market for more than two years do not feature OLED technology. The KDL-40R480 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
We compared this television to all the other TVs with an OLED technology and we think the Samsung UE46H7000[plb_2232247_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency
Across all the comparable spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 260Hz. At only 100 hertz, the KDL-40R480 has a quite slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
The KDL-40R480 is a one USB 2.0 port TV. Most of the other mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.
The KDL-40R480 has one of the thicker thicknesses (89 millimeters) amongst TVs of this age. Across all the mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-40R480 the thicknesses range from 3.5mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 62mm.
3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-40R480
Running Costs Are Average
The energy efficiency classification of this television is A. The average running cost of the KDL-40R480 is £96 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 714 TVs of a similar type and age.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Released Over Two Years Ago
This Sony TV was released over two years ago.
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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
4:3, 14:9, 16:9, Zoom
Horizontal Viewing Angle
1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 768, 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
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