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11 Reasons For
Across all TVs, the KDL-40RD453 is one the most popular products currently available.
User Reviews Are Average
Owners have rated this TV on average 73 out of 100.
Good Picture Quality
One person who purchased it thought it had good colour saturation. Humptygrumpyman wrote in their review “Another great TV from Sony good neutral colours, strong contrast, smooth motion”.
One Sony KDL-40RD453 reviewer considered that the Sony KDL-40RD453 had good picture quality. In August this year Capelowl wrote in their review of this TVs on Amazon “The picture quality is really fantastic and sound is very good too”.
Good Sound Quality
Some people mentioned in their reviews that the product had good sound quality. This month Capelowl mentioned on Amazon “The picture quality is really fantastic and sound is very good too” and rated the product 5 stars. Mervi Mattila and said on Amazon in August this year “Clear picture, good sound” in their review of this TVs.
Sony Has Good Television Reviews
Based on 1,704 owner and expert reviews, Sony has good reviews for its televisions. Sony also has good reviews specifically for its mid-size TVs compared to other brands.
One customer who reviewed this TVs wrote that it was smooth. Humptygrumpyman mentioned “Another great TV from Sony good neutral colours, strong contrast, smooth motion” and rated it 99 out of 100.
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Good Product Quality
One Sony KDL-40RD453 reviewer who reviewed the product considered that it was good quality. Capelowl said on Amazon “The picture quality is really fantastic and sound is very good too” in their review of this TVs and gave this TVs a score of 99 out of 100.
Easy to Use
One Sony KDL-40RD453 owner who bought the product considered that it was easy to setup. Mervi Mattila wrote “Arrived on time, looks great, easy to set up” in their Sony KDL-40RD453 review but even so rated it 3 stars.
Only Released Seven Months Ago
This Sony television has only been on the market for seven months.
Has One Sound Mode
The KDL-40RD453 has a greater number of sound modes than most recently released TVs. The most frequently found sound mode is Music, but this sound mode is not found on this television. The sound modes Game|Movie|Music|Sports|Standard are also found on this Sony television.
1080p Video Mode
This TV supports a 480i|480p|576i|576p|720i|720p|1080p video mode, which is typical of many latest mid-size TVs.
11 Reasons Against
Poor Smart TV Features
One person who reviewed it mentioned that it did not have good apps. This year Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Amazon have falsely advertised this product, regardless of the smart apps shown, this is NOT A SMART TV” in their review of the Sony KDL-40RD453.
Does Not Have a WiFi Connection
The KDL-40RD453 does not have a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for the last year which have a WiFi connection.
Most comparable spec TVs that were launched in the last year are not 3D compatible. The KDL-40RD453 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
TVs which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the UE40JU6640, or the UE32J6270 both from Samsung.
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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 televisions that came out in the last year also do not have a built-in camera.
Very Slow Refresh Rate
The Sony KDL-40RD453 has a quite slow refresh rate (only 50 hertz) compared to most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-40RD453. The average refresh rate of comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-40RD453 is 200Hz, and the refresh rates range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz.
If you would prefer a TV with a faster refresh rate then you might also want to consider the 32LH530 (100Hz and higher rated), or the 43LH604 (£329.89) (100Hz and higher rated) both from LG or the LOEWE Art 40 (£385.00) (100Hz and higher rated).
Only Has One Screen Format Adjustment
The number of screen format adjustments found on the KDL-40RD453 is more than most TVs that were released in the last 12 months. The most frequently found screen format adjustment is 16:9, but this screen format adjustment is not found on this Sony television. The screen format adjustments 14:9|16:9|Zoom are also found on this television.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The KDL-40RD453 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that most of the other recently released televisions also do not feature OLED technology.
Very Low RMS Rated Power
At only 10 Watts, the Sony KDL-40RD453 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs that were released in the last year. The lowest RMS rated power of comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-40RD453 is 5W and the highest is 60W.
Only Has One Smart Mode
The KDL-40RD453 has a greater number of smart modes than most new mid-size TVs. The most frequently found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this TV. The smart modes Cinema|Game|Graphics|Music|Photo|Sports are also found on this Sony TV.
Only One RF Port
The KDL-40RD453 is a one RF port television. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for the last year have one RF port.
3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-40RD453
Running Costs Are OK
The efficiency rating of this television is A+, and the KDL-40RD453 is typical compared to the other 332 latest comparable spec TVs that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the KDL-40RD453 will cost £80 over 5 years to run.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this TV 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.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
We compared this TV to all the other Full HD TVs and we think the 43LH590 (£359.78), the 43LH510 (£299.00), and the 43LH570 (£349.00) all from LG which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
If the display resolution of this television is too low for you then you might also want to consider the H43M3000 (£446.16) (4K Ultra HD and higher rated), or the H40M3300 (£329.00) (4K Ultra HD and higher rated) both from Hisense or the Philips 49PUT4900 (£449.99) (4K Ultra HD and higher rated).
At 66 millimeters, the KDL-40RD453 has a pretty typical thickness compared to most of the other televisions that have been around for around the same time as the KDL-40RD453.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 66mm thick TVs currently available including the KDL-32WD600 (£1,250.88), or the KDL-32RD430 both from Sony which has a better Rating; or the Sony KDL-32WD603 (£258.00) which is cheaper.
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Arrived on time, looks great, easy to set up. Clear picture, good sound. Only problem that after two days when switching off, the signal light goes off but tv doesn't turn off. Nor does it turn... Read more…
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