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Sony KDL-40R480
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Sony KDL-40R480

40" Direct-LED Flat Mar 2014
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7 Reasons For

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

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].

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Light

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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11 Reasons Against

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many televisions of this spec and age.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Fairly Thick

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.

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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

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.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This Sony TV was released over two years ago.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Comb Filter
Noise Reduction Feature
24p Support
Motion Interpolation Technology
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustment
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Internet Browser
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Mobile High-Definition Link
Audio Out Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
WLAN-Ready Connection
WiFi Standard
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
On Screen Display Language
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Parental Controls
Child Lock
24p Playback
Stored Teletext Page
File System
Design
Colour
Heavy Metals Free
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
AC (power) in Port
Annual Energy Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Depth
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Kit
Quick Start Guide
Battery
Technical Details
LED Backlight
WiFi Certified

Expert Reviews

25 November 2014

Sony KDL-40R480B cz?sto porównywany jest z modelem z serii R450B. W zasadzie pod k?tem jako?ci obrazu oba telewizory zaoferuj? podobne wra?enia. Innym s?owy zadowalaj?cy obraz (w tym przedziale... Read more…

Compatible WiFi Direct, duplication de l'affichage d'un appareil mobile sur le tlviseur
Dalle semibrillante, peu de reflets
Przystpna cena
Dobra jako dwiku
Nagrywanie filmw na USB
Contraste dcevant en mode Expert
Colorimtrie perfectible (Delta E moyen mesur 4 1)
Angles de vision trop troits
Pas de compensation de mouvements
Le noir manque d'homognit, risque de clouding

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £92.94
Electricity cost when on standby £2.74
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Annual electricity price inflation %
Water cost when switched on
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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.

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony r480, sony r480b, sony p191022, sony p191022p, sony kdl40r483, sony kdl40r483b
Barcodes 04905524965377

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