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Sony KDL-40R550
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Sony KDL40R550

40" Edge-LED Flat Mar 2015
Screen Size HD Type LED Backlighting Screen Shape Release Date
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6 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 1,704 user and expert reviews for Sony televisions and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its mid-size TVs.

Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The KDL-40R550 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the KDL-40R550 also have a WiFi connection.

There are a number of other TVs which also have a WiFi connection which you might want to consider including the Panasonic TX-40CS520 (£329.00), the Hitachi 42HZT66, or the Philips 32PFH5300 (£256.63).

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Smart TV

The KDL-40R550 is Smart TV, as are most of the other televisions of this type and age.

Televisions which are Smart TV that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic TX-40CS520 (£329.00), the Hitachi 42HZT66, or the Philips 32PFH5300 (£256.63).

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Supports One Analog Signal Format System

The Sony KDL-40R550 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most TVs of this type and age. The most frequently supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this TV. The analog signal format systems PAL|SECAM are also supported by this television.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080i|1080p|480i|480p|720p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as it.

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Has One Sound Mode

The number of sound modes found on the KDL-40R550 is more than most televisions of this spec and age. The most frequently found sound mode is Music, but this sound mode is not found on this TV. The sound modes Music|Standard are also found on this Sony TV.

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4 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The KDL-40R550 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-40R550 are also not 3D compatible.

Televisions which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Panasonic TX-40CX400 (£349.00); or the 43LF590 (£419.99), or the 32LF650 (£299.99) both from LG.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Sony KDL-40R550 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for more than a year also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most televisions of a similar spec and age to the KDL-40R550 do not feature OLED technology. The KDL-40R550 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The average motion interpolation frequency of TVs of this age and spec is 370Hz, and the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz. The KDL-40R550 has a quite slow motion interpolation frequency (only 100 hertz) compared to most of the other televisions of this spec and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-40R550

OK Running Costs

The efficiency rating of this television is A+, and the KDL-40R550 is typical compared to the other 422 TVs of a similar spec and age that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the KDL-40R550 will cost £72 over 5 years to run.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

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

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

Other Full HD televisions currently available that you might also want to look at include the 48H1533 (£289.98), or the 40H1533 both from Toshiba which is cheaper.

If the display resolution of this TV is not high enough for you then you might also want to look at the 40UF671 (4K Ultra HD and cheaper), or the 49UF671 (£596.86) (4K Ultra HD and cheaper) both from LG or the Samsung UE48JU6445 (4K Ultra HD and cheaper).

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Sony released the KDL-40R550.

Average Thickness

With a thickness of 65 millimeters, the Sony KDL-40R550 has a relatively average thickness compared to most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-40R550.

There are a number of other 65mm thick TVs currently available which you might want to look at including the KDL-48R553, or the KDL-32R500 both from Sony which is cheaper; or the Hisense LTDN40K370 (£267.99) which has a better Rating.

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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
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDCP Security Feature
PC in Port
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
On/off Timer
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
Teletext Function
VESA Mounting
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Kit
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £68.90
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £71.94
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Energy Rating
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.36 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl40r550, sony kdl40r550c, sony kdl40r550cb, sony kdl40r550cba, sony kdl40r550cbae, sony kdl40r550cbaep
Barcodes 00793518146581, 04548736003538

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