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Sony KDL-40R550
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Sony KDL-40R550

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

Sony Televisions Have Good Reviews

We checked 1,507 expert and user reviews for Sony televisions and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically for its mid-size TVs.

Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-40R550, the KDL-40R550 supports smart TV features.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs which support smart TV features and we think the Philips 48PFH5500[plb_2861476_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Unlike most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the KDL-40R550 which do not have a WiFi connection, the KDL-40R550 has a WiFi connection.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported display resolution on televisions of a similar age and type to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Most similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the KDL-40R550 are not 3D compatible. The KDL-40R550 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KDL-40R550 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched more than a year ago also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Two Analog Signal Format Systems

The Sony KDL-40R550 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most TVs that have been on the market for more than a year. This TV supports a PAL analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by TVs of this spec and age. The analog signal format system "SECAM" is also supported by this television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other televisions that have been around for more than a year, the Sony KDL-40R550 does not feature OLED technology.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with an OLED technology and we think the Samsung UN50J6200[plb_2958294_price] is also worth considering.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-40R550

OK Running Costs

This TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the KDL-40R550 is £72, which is typical compared to the other 344 TVs of this spec and age.

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this TV was released.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that are a similar age 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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Average Thickness

At 65 millimeters, the KDL-40R550 has a relatively standard thickness compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-40R550.

There are a number of alternative 65mm thick TVs currently available that you might want to consider including the Sony KDL-40R553[plb_2796464_price] which has better reviews.

Alternative TVs with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the Sony KDL-48R553[plb_2796463_price] (65mm).

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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
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
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
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
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
On/off Timer
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
Performance
Teletext Function
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Kit
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
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
0.36T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.36 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
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
Barcodes 04548736003538

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