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Sony KDL40R453CBU

£249.00
40" Full HD Direct-LED Flat Mar 2015
A
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date £95.68 Electricity cost over 5 years
Sony has good reviews for its TVs
Full HD
Does not support Wi-Fi
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Reviews

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Based on 2,235 expert and user reviews (including 459 verified purchases), Sony has good ratings for its TVs. Sony also has good ratings specifically for its medium display diagonal TVs compared to other manufacturers. 89% of those that bought a Sony television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Average Running Costs

This medium display diagonal TV is rated A for energy efficiency. The average 5 year running cost of the KDL-40R453 is £96 based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 661 TVs of a comparable type and age.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This television was released in March 2015.


Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many medium display diagonal TVs that came out around the same time as it. 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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Not 3D

Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as this television, the Sony KDL-40R453 is not 3D.

If you would prefer a TV that is 3D then you might want to look at the Samsung UE40H6400 (£249.99), or the LG 47LA660 (£279.99).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many TVs of this type and age.

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The Sony KDL-40R453 has a wide color enhancer, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The KDL-40R453 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencies (only 100 hertz) amongst medium display diagonal TVs of this age. The average motion interpolation frequency of medium display diagonal TVs that were released around the same time as this TV is 310Hz.

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40 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 40 inch TV.

We compared all the other 40" TVs to this television and we think the Samsung UE40B8000 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the 42LB580 (£309) (42" and higher rated), or the 42LB561 (£259) (42" and higher rated) both from LG.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony KDL-40R453 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to this TV which support Wi-Fi.

There are a number of other TVs which also support Wi-Fi that you might want to look at including the Sony KDL-40R553 (£239); or the Samsung UE40H6400 (£249.99), or the Hisense LTDN40K370.

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The KDL-40R453 does not have an ethernet port, unlike most of the other televisions that have been available for around the same time as this television which have an ethernet port.

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Smart TV

Does Not Support Smart TV

The KDL-40R453 does not support Smart TV, unlike most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV.

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Does Not Support Internet TV

The KDL-40R453 does not support internet TV. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this television do support internet TV.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The Sony KDL-40R453 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), as do most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV.

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Performance

Supports Parental Controls

The Sony KDL-40R453 supports parental controls. Most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as this TV also support parental controls.

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Supports 24p

The Sony KDL-40R453 supports 24p, as do most of the other similar spec televisions that have been around for around the same time as this television.

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Does Not Feature Local Dimming

Like most of the other TVs of this age and type, the Sony KDL-40R453 does not feature local dimming.

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Has a Game Mode

The KDL-40R453 has a game mode. Most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to this television also have a game mode.

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Packaging Content

Has a Mounting Kit

The Sony KDL-40R453 has a mounting kit. Most of the other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to this television also have a mounting kit.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The KDL-40R453 has a desktop stand included, as do most of the other televisions of this spec and age.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The KDL-40R453 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Audio

Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The Sony KDL-40R453 has a fairly low RMS rated power (only 16 Watts) compared to most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for more than two years. The lowest RMS rated power of televisions that have been available for around the same time as this TV is 4W and the highest is 1,000W.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Depth

The Sony KDL-40R453 has a relatively typical depth (65 millimeters) compared to most of the other TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

If you would consider a TV with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the Cello C40227 (77mm), or the Sony KDL-42W706 (£279.99) (64mm).

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Product Identifiers

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

Sony KDL-40R453 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony KDL-40R453 review we compared this TV to 4,717 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,041,409 product attributes, 85,840 TV reviews and 3,937,500 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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