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Sony KDL-40RD455
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Sony KDL-40RD455

40" Direct-LED Flat Mar 2016
Screen Size HD Type LED Backlighting Screen Shape Release Date
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Sony TVs Have Good Reviews

Based on 1,507 expert and owner reviews, Sony has good ratings for its televisions. Sony also has good ratings specifically for its mid-size TVs.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that were released in the last 12 months.

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Six Tuners

The Sony KDL-40RD455 has more tuners than most of the mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-40RD455. This Sony television is a six tuner television compared to most of the recently released mid-size TVs which only have between one and five tuners.

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Has Four Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the Sony KDL-40RD455 is more than most recently released similar spec TVs. The most frequently found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this television. The smart modes Custom, Photo, Standard and Vivid are also found on this Sony television.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This TV has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to it.

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1080p Video Mode

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

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Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many new mid-size TVs.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The KDL-40RD455 does not have a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other new mid-size TVs.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

Most TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-40RD455 do not support smart TV features. The KDL-40RD455 is no exception to this as it too does not support smart TV features.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to the KDL-40RD455, the Sony KDL-40RD455 is not 3D compatible.

Televisions which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Samsung UE40F6100 (£574.50).

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other new similar spec TVs, the KDL-40RD455 does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The KDL-40RD455 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that most of the other latest mid-size TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

It is worth considering other TVs which also feature OLED technology including the Samsung HG49EE690 (£576.42).

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 10 Watts, the KDL-40RD455 has one of the lower RMS rated power amongst televisions of this age. The lowest RMS rated power of new mid-size TVs is 5W, the highest is 40W, and the average RMS rated power is 17W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-40RD455

OK Running Costs

The efficiency rating of this television is A+. Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the KDL-40RD455 will cost £80 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 240 mid-size TVs that were launched in the last 12 months.

Released Nine Months Ago

This mid-size TV was released nine months ago.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

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

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Tuner
Audio
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
RF Port
SCART Port
PC Audio in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Version
PC in Port
HDMI Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Management Features
On/off Timer
Smart Mode
Performance
Parental Controls
24p Playback
USB Recording
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Peak Luminance Ratio
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Width
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Remote Control Type
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Technical Details
LED Backlight

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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