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Panasonic TX-40DS400 vs Sony KDL-40RD453

Panasonic TX-40DS400 vs Sony KDL-40RD453

Panasonic TX-40DS400
Sony KDL-40RD453

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
Faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 200Hz faster than the Sony KDL-40RD453 (200Hz). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

10W higher RMS rated power Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has an RMS rated power of 20W, whereas the Sony KDL-40RD453 is only a 10W RMS rated power TV (10W lower). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Smart TV Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 supports Smart TV, but the Sony KDL-40RD453 does not.
Internet TV Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 supports internet TV, whereas the Sony KDL-40RD453 does not support internet TV. Read more

Internet TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

Internet TVs let you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer.

Wi-Fi Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 supports Wi-Fi, however the Sony KDL-40RD453 does not support Wi-Fi. Read more

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

A wifi connection means that connecting your TV to the net will be easier and can be done without cables.

Ethernet port Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has an ethernet port, but the Sony KDL-40RD453 does not have an ethernet port. Read more

An ethernet port lets you connect the TV directly to your router with an ethernet cable.

An ethernet connection is more reliable than wifi and is useful if you do not have a wiki network or the wifi signal is weak. Depending on the speed of your wifi network and ethernet connection may be faster than wifi which means less buffering when streaming content to the TV.

£1.21 cheaper to run
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is £1.21 cheaper to run than the Sony KDL-40RD453 over five years. Read more
More popular
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 1865 by sales volume in our TVs, but the Sony KDL-40RD453 ranks No. 4131.
Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is "A+", but the rating of the Sony KDL-40RD453 is "A+".
4 Reasons For
Thinner Edit
The Sony KDL-40RD453 has a depth of 66mm. That's 22mm thinner than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 (66mm). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

Cheaper by £35
The Sony KDL-40RD453 is £35.32 cheaper than the Panasonic TX-40DS400.
18 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The Sony KDL-40RD453 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a rating of "A+".

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
22mm thicker Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is an 88mm thick TV, whereas the Sony KDL-40RD453 is a 66mm thick TV (22mm thinner). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

£35 more expensive
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is more expensive than the Sony KDL-40RD453 by £35.32.
Not as many stockists
Only 8 stores sells the Panasonic TX-40DS400, however 26 shops sell the Sony KDL-40RD453. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
One month older
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is older than the Sony KDL-40RD453 by one month.
8 Reasons Against
Vastly slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KDL-40RD453 has a motion interpolation frequency of 200Hz, however the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (200Hz faster). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

Vastly lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KDL-40RD453 is a 10W RMS rated power TV. That's 10W lower than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 (10W). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Does not support Smart TV Edit
The Sony KDL-40RD453 does not support Smart TV, however the Panasonic TX-40DS400 supports Smart TV.
Does not support internet TV Edit
The Sony KDL-40RD453 does not support internet TV, but the Panasonic TX-40DS400 supports internet TV. Read more

Internet TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

Internet TVs let you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer.

Does not support Wi-Fi Edit
The Sony KDL-40RD453 does not support Wi-Fi, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS400 supports Wi-Fi. Read more

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

A wifi connection means that connecting your TV to the net will be easier and can be done without cables.

Does not have an ethernet port Edit
The Sony KDL-40RD453 does not have an ethernet port, however the Panasonic TX-40DS400 does. Read more

An ethernet port lets you connect the TV directly to your router with an ethernet cable.

An ethernet connection is more reliable than wifi and is useful if you do not have a wiki network or the wifi signal is weak. Depending on the speed of your wifi network and ethernet connection may be faster than wifi which means less buffering when streaming content to the TV.

£1.21 more expensive to run over five years
The Sony KDL-40RD453 costs £79.95 to run which is £1.21 more to run than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 over five years. Show assumptions.
Less popular
The Sony KDL-40RD453 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 4131 by number of sales in our TVs, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS400 ranks No. 1865.

Date Released

14 months Ago 13 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 76.91
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 78.74
Purchase price £ 314.32
Total cost of ownership £ 393.06
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 76.91
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 79.95
Purchase price £ 279.00
Total cost of ownership £ 358.95
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.39T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.39 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.4T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
40" 40"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D
 3D
 3D
High Frequency Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50Hz
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
LED Backlighting Type
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
400Hz
BEST
200Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Supported Video Mode
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
100cm 101.6cm
BEST
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

Audio

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data S-Master
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
20W
BEST
10W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Sound Modes
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Smart TV

Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart TV
 Smart TV
BEST
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
BEST
 Internet TV
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Peak Luminance Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 71%

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
48W 48W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
67kWh
BEST
70kWh
Power Consumption (off)
0.3W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Specification
 DMS
 DMP
 DMR
 RUI 2.0
 DTCP-IP
 DMS
 DMP
 DMR
 RUI 2.0
 DTCP-IP

TV Tuner

Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C

Performance

Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 H.265
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 H.265
Audio Formats Supported
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
BEST
 Teletext function
24p
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p
Adaptive Dimming Backlight
 Adaptive Dimming Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data RM-ED062
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
BEST
 Ethernet port
Browsing
 Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Smart Modes
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Game
 Sports
 Photo
 Music
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Game
 Sports
 Photo
 Music
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CRO
 LAT
 MAC
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CRO
 LAT
 MAC
Number of OSD Languages
27 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
88mm 66mm
BEST
Weight
8kg 7.7kg
BEST
Package Weight
11kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
8.5kg 8.1kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
238mm 212mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
569mm
BEST
589mm
Width (with Stand)
902mm
BEST
924mm
Height
522mm 549mm
Width
902mm 924mm
Package Height
662mm 658mm
BEST
Package Width
983mm
BEST
1,015mm

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI) Slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
PC in (D-Sub) Port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
RF Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 2
BEST
HDMI Port
2 2
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 BRAVIA Sync
 BRAVIA Sync
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Power Save Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Power save mode
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