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Sony KDL-40RD450
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Sony KDL40RD450

£459.00
£440.00 £19.00 cheaper than 6 days ago
40" Direct-LED Flat Feb 2016
Screen Size HD Type LED Backlighting Screen Shape Release Date
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7 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 1,507 expert and user reviews, Sony has good reviews for its TVs. Sony also has good reviews specifically within its mid-size TVs range compared to other brands.

Two Audio Out Ports

The KDL-40RD450 has more audio out ports than most of the mid-size TVs that have been on the market for the last year. This TV is a two audio out port TV compared to most of the latest similar spec TVs which only have one audio out port.

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Recent Price Drop of £15.00

Yesterday the price of the KDL-40RD450 has dropped by £15.00.

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 latest mid-size TVs.

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1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on new mid-size TVs.

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Three HDMI Ports

three HDMI ports

The KDL-40RD450 is a three HDMI port television. Most of the other televisions that are a comparable age to the KDL-40RD450 have between one and three HDMI ports.

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Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many TVs that came out in the last year.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

Most of the other new TVs have a WiFi connection, however the KDL-40RD450 does not have a WiFi connection.

Alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection that you might also want to consider include the 43LH630[pl_3759420_price], or the 43LH560[pl_3355834_price] both from LG or the Panasonic TX-40DSW504[plb_3314398_price].

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The KDL-40RD450 does not support smart TV features. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-40RD450 also do not support smart TV features.

We compared all the other televisions which also support smart TV features to this television and we think the 43LH630[pl_3759420_price], or the 43LH560[pl_3355834_price] both from LG or the Panasonic TX-40DSW504[plb_3314398_price] is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-40RD450 are not 3D compatible. The KDL-40RD450 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-40RD450 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 on the market for a comparable time to the KDL-40RD450 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-40RD450 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the KDL-40RD450 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

Recently released TVs have RMS rated power of between 5W and 40W. At only 10 Watts, the KDL-40RD450 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-40RD450.

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Pricey

The price range of new mid-size TVs is from £149 to £1,470. We think that this television looks expensive compared to other new mid-size TVs.

4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-40RD450

Running Costs Are OK

The efficiency rating of this Sony TV is A+, and the KDL-40RD450 is typical compared to the other 240 recently released mid-size TVs that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the KDL-40RD450 will cost £80 over 5 years to run.

Released Ten Months Ago

It was ten months ago when this television 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 have been around for the last year. 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-40RD450 has a pretty typical thickness (66 millimeters) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-40RD450.

TVs with a thicker thickness that might also be worth considering include the Reflexion LDD4085[plb_3274891_price] (25mm), or the Sony KDL-40WD650[plb_3301699_price] (66mm).

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDCP Security Feature
HDMI Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Audio in Port
Audio Out Port
Management Features
On/off Timer
Performance
Optical Disc Drive
Parental Controls
Game Mode
24p Playback
Plug and Play
Clock Function
USB Recording
Luminance
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Subwoofer Out Port
RF Input
Dolby Technology

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £76.91
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £79.95
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Energy Rating
0.4T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl40rd450, sony kdl40rd450b, sony kdl40rd450ba, sony kdl40rd450bae, sony kdl40rd450baep
Barcodes 04548736023741

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