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Sony KDL-40R453

A 2 year old 40" Full HD TV with not very good features
40" Full HD No No Mar 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date

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Sony KDL-40R453 Review

With low running costs and at over 2 years old,
30
Missing Some Features
59
2 Years Old
67
£96 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
40
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 41?

Samsung televisions have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better televisions are available. View the latest TVs 2017.
This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A, and its running costs of £96 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
It is missing some features:
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED technology
Not 3D
Does not support Wi-Fi
7
Mediocre
5
Mediocre
13
Mediocre

Sony KDL-40R453 Video Reviews


How Big is the Sony KDL-40R453?

The Sony KDL-40R453 is 926mm wide and 65mm tall. It is 556mm thick and weighs 7kg.

Sony KDL-40R453 front dimensions

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Sony KDL-40R453 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Televisions

Based on 3,185 owner and expert reviews (including 1,171 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its televisions. 90% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Only Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Sony KDL-40R453's display diagonal of 40" is relatively typical compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 34% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most other televisions, the KDL-40R453 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of televisions do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

Like most other TVs, the KDL-40R453 is not 3D. 74% of TVs are not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The KDL-40R453's thickness of 65mm is fairly typical compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 66% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony KDL-40R453 does not support Wi-Fi. 59% of televisions do support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The KDL-40R453 does not have an ethernet port, unlike most other televisions. 64% of TVs have an ethernet port.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of the KDL-40R453 of only 16W is fairly low compared to most other TVs. It is in the lowest 22% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. The average RMS rated power of all TVs is 21W, with the lowest being 2W and the highest being 120W.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequency of the Sony KDL-40R453 of only 100Hz is fairly slow compared to most other TVs. It is in the slowest 9% of all televisions when ranked by this feature. The average motion interpolation frequency of all TVs is 440Hz, with the slowest being 50Hz and the fastest being 3,000Hz.

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Has a Mounting Kit

The Sony KDL-40R453 has a mounting kit, unlike 91% of TVs which do not have a mounting kit.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The Sony KDL-40R453 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), unlike 81% of TVs which do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The KDL-40R453 has a wide color enhancer, unlike 93% of TVs which do not have a wide color enhancer.

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Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KDL-40R453 supports parental controls. 88% of TVs do not support parental controls.

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Does Not Feature Local Dimming

The KDL-40R453 does not feature local dimming. 76% of TVs also do not feature local dimming.

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Supports 24p

The Sony KDL-40R453 supports 24p. 84% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Does Not Support Internet TV

The Sony KDL-40R453 does not support internet TV. 61% of TVs also do not support internet TV.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the KDL-40R453 in March 2015.


Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The energy efficiency classification of this Sony television is A, and the average 5 year running cost of the KDL-40R453 is £96 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl40r453cbu, sony kdl40r453b, sony r453c
Barcodes 04548736003767, 04548736003774, 04905524968033, 04905524969757

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Sony KDL-40R453

67% faster motion interpolation frequency
25.1mm thinner
Cheaper to run by £36.16
Vastly lower RMS rated power

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