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

Easy to Use

Some customers said in their reviews that this TV was easy to use. Jaz (cloud Child) wrote this year “The remote control is simple to use and the onscreen prompts also help you learn what buttons to use for what” in their review. Jaz (cloud Child) also mentioned “Otherwise its a very good tv and a pleasure to use”.

Good Brand

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

Good Picture Quality

One person who purchased it reckoned that it had clear images.

Nice Design

One customer said that this TV was good looking. Jaz (cloud Child) said in their review of the Sony KDL-40R553 on Amazon in October “They look gorgeous”.

Good Product Quality

One person who bought it mentioned that it was good quality.

Robust

One Sony KDL-40R553 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Jaz (cloud Child) scored it 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “The built in freeview we access via a cable antenna with mixed results” in their review.

Good Remote Control

One Sony KDL-40R553 reviewer who reviewed the Sony KDL-40R553 concluded that it had a good remote control.

Good Technical Features

One customer who reviewed the product considered that it had good features. Jaz (cloud Child) said on Amazon “I like the eco saving features” in their review of the Sony KDL-40R553 and rated it as very good.

Good High Def TV

One Sony KDL-40R553 reviewer reckoned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Jaz (cloud Child) wrote “Best thing to view on this is hd movies and hd channels”.

Good Smart TV

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was good for watching Freeview TV.

Good Connectivity

One Sony KDL-40R553 owner who purchased the product concluded that it was good in terms of USB connections. A few weeks ago Jaz (cloud Child) scored it 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “The 2 usb ports are great to put in our own content”.

Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The KDL-40R553 has a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-40R553 which do not have a WiFi connection.

We compared all the other televisions with a WiFi connection to this TV and we think cheaper TVs such as the LG 32LF580[plb_2822606_price] is also worth considering.

It is worth considering alternative televisions which also have a WiFi connection including the 42LF580[pl_2822608_price], or the 42LF652[pl_2835500_price] both from LG.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The KDL-40R553 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

We compared all the other TVs which support smart TV features to this television and we think the LG 32LF580[plb_2822606_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

There are a number of other televisions which also support smart TV features which you might also want to look at including the 42LF580[pl_2822608_price], or the 42LF652[pl_2835500_price] both from LG.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many TVs of this age and spec.

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Supports Two Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the KDL-40R553 is more than most mid-size TVs that came out more than a year ago. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by televisions of a comparable age and type to the KDL-40R553. The audio format "LPCM" is also supported by this Sony TV.

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Has Six Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the KDL-40R553 is more than most TVs of this spec and age. This Sony TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most frequently found smart mode found on TVs of this age and type. The smart modes "Animation", "Cinema", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this television.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The Sony KDL-40R553 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the KDL-40R553 are also not 3D compatible.

Televisions which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Sony KDL-43W807[plb_2803096_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most similar spec televisions that have been available for a comparable time to the KDL-40R553 do not have a built-in camera. The KDL-40R553 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of image formats supported by the KDL-40R553 is more than most TVs of this spec and age. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-40R553.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-40R553 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs of this age and type also do not feature OLED technology.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than a year range from 5W to 1,000W. At only 10 Watts, the KDL-40R553 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-40R553.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-40R553

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Sony released the KDL-40R553.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs 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.

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Average Thickness

The KDL-40R553 has a fairly standard thickness (65 millimeters) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the KDL-40R553.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 65mm thick TVs currently available including the Sony KDL-32R403[plb_2796469_price] which is cheaper.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
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
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
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
SCART 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
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Parental Controls
Game Mode
24p Playback
Digital Video Recorder
File System
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Voltage
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
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 30 April 2016 by Jaz (Cloud Child)

Best thing to view on this is hd movies and hd channels. They look gorgeous. It took us a little while to get used to the controls and setting up digital channels. I think the availability and... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony r50, kdl40r553, sony r50c, kdl40r553c, sony kdl40r553, sony kdl40r553c, sony kdl40r553cb, sony kdl40r553cba, sony kdl40r553cbu, sony kdl40r553cbae, sony kdl40r553cbaep
Barcodes 04548736003590, 04548736003620

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