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11 Reasons For
User Reviews Are Average
On average, based on 8 user reviews the average user rating of this TV is 73 out of 100.
Across all TVs, the KDL-40RD453 is one the fastest selling products currently on the market.
Good Picture Quality
One Sony KDL-40RD453 owner who purchased it wrote that it had good colour saturation. One customer wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality.
Good Sound Quality
Several Sony KDL-40RD453 owners who bought the Sony KDL-40RD453 agreed that it had good sound quality. Mervi Mattila mentioned on Amazon “Clear picture, good sound” in their review of the Sony KDL-40RD453 but they rated it 3 stars.
Sony Televisions Have Good Reviews
Sony has good average ratings for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire TV range compared to other manufacturers.
One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was smooth. This month Humptygrumpyman scored it very highly and said in their review “Another great TV from Sony good neutral colours, strong contrast, smooth motion”.
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Good Product Quality
One Sony KDL-40RD453 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality. In October this year Capelowl gave it a very good review score and said on Amazon “The picture quality is really fantastic and sound is very good too”.
Easy to Use
One customer who bought it said that it was easy to setup. Mervi Mattila wrote “Arrived on time, looks great, easy to set up”.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec televisions that have been available for the last year.
1080p Video Mode
This TV supports a 480i|480p|576i|576p|720i|720p|1080p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on recently released comparable spec TVs.
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many latest similar spec televisions.
9 Reasons Against
Poor Smart TV Features
One Sony KDL-40RD453 owner thought the Sony KDL-40RD453 did not have good apps. In October Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Amazon have falsely advertised this product, regardless of the smart apps shown, this is NOT A SMART TV”.
Does Not Have a WiFi Connection
The Sony KDL-40RD453 does not have a WiFi connection. Most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-40RD453 do have a WiFi connection.
We compared this television to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think the Samsung UE32K5600[plb_3418554_price], the Hisense H40M2600[plb_3365573_price], or the Sony KDL-43WD751[plb_3772198_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
Does Not Support Smart TV Features
The Sony KDL-40RD453 does not support smart TV features. Most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-40RD453 also do not support smart TV features.
We compared all the other TVs which also support smart TV features to this TV and we think the UE32K5600[pl_3418554_price], or the UE32K5179[pl_3753122_price] both from Samsung or the Hisense H40M2600[plb_3365573_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.
Not 3D Compatible
Most mid-size TVs that were launched in the last 12 months are not 3D compatible. The KDL-40RD453 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Sony KDL-40RD453 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-40RD453 also do not have a built-in camera.
Very Slow Refresh Rate
The KDL-40RD453 has one of the slower refresh rates (only 50 hertz) amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The refresh rates of TVs that have been around for the last year range from 50Hz to 900Hz, and the average refresh rate is 120Hz.
If you would prefer a television with a faster refresh rate then you might want to look at the 32LH570B[pl_3817380_price] (60Hz and higher rated), or the 32LH604[pl_3349265_price] (100Hz and higher rated) both from LG or the Philips 43HFL2849T[plb_3817581_price] (85Hz and higher rated).
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The Sony KDL-40RD453 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the KDL-40RD453 also do not feature OLED technology.
Very Low RMS Rated Power
With an RMS rated power of only 10 Watts, the KDL-40RD453 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other new mid-size TVs. The lowest RMS rated power of mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-40RD453 is 5W, the highest is 40W, and the average RMS rated power is 17W.
Only Supports One Video Format
The number of video formats supported by the Sony KDL-40RD453 is more than most new TVs. The most frequently supported video format is AVI, but this video format is not supported by this TV. The video formats H.265 are also supported by this Sony TV.
4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-40RD453
OK Running Costs
This TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the KDL-40RD453 is £80, which is typical compared to the other 240 mid-size TVs that were released in the last 12 months.
Released Ten Months Ago
It was ten months ago when Sony released the KDL-40RD453.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that were launched in the last year. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
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The Sony KDL-40RD453 has a fairly average thickness (66 millimeters) compared to most of the other latest mid-size TVs.
There are a number of alternative 66mm thick TVs currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper TVs such as the Sony KDL-32WD603[plb_3301683_price].
If you would consider a TV with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the KDL-40WD653[pl_3301684_price] (66mm), or the KDL-48WD653[pl_3301685_price] (66mm) both from Sony.
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