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Sony KDL40R453CBU

74

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Sony KDL40R453CBU

£352.78
Sony KDL-40R453
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A low cost and very economical to run 40" Full HD TV, with good features
40" Full HD No 65mm Mar 2015 A
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Sony KDL-40R453 Review

With low running costs and representing very good value for money, we have ranked the Sony KDL-40R453 number 219 in 40 inch TVs.
78
Value for Money
Very Good
68
Features
Good Features
76
Age
2 Years Old
89
Running Costs
£61 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

Hisense TVs have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available. View the latest televisions 2018.
This TV has an efficiency rating of A, and its running costs of £61 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,306 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Supports 24p
Supports HDD recording
Smaller than average display diagonal
Only Full HD

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared this Sony TV with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is very good for playing games, ranking number 300 in TVs for gaming. It is also very good for watching films, ranking number 531 in TVs for film as well being good for watching sport, ranking number 535 in TVs for sport.
71
Watching Films
Very Good
68
Watching Sport
Good
72
Playing Games
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £352.08 on Amazon UK 24 hours ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 90% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

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How Big is the Sony KDL-40R453?

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

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Sony KDL-40R453 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its TVs

We checked 3,350 expert and owner reviews (including 1,813 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. 95% of those that bought a Sony television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

OK Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and is over 6 months old but at £352.78 it is in the cheapest 29% of televisions.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The efficiency rating of this TV is A, and based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the KDL-40R453 is £61, which is typical compared to the other 4,306 TVs.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Sony TV has been on the market since March 2015.

Features

Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the KDL-40R453 of only 40" is smaller than 68% of all televisions when ordered by this feature. TVs have display diagonals of between 13" and 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".

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Only Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

The KDL-40R453 does not feature OLED/QLED technology. 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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Not 3D

The KDL-40R453 is not 3D, although keep in mind that 75% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The thickness of the KDL-40R453 of 65mm is relatively standard compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 64% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The KDL-40R453 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most other televisions. 61% of TVs support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Internet TV

The KDL-40R453 does not support internet TV. 59% of TVs also do not support internet TV.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-40R453 supports 24p, which is unusual. 85% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Lower Than Average RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of TVs is 2W, the highest is 200W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The RMS rated power of the Sony KDL-40R453 of only 16W is in the lowest 24% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports HDD Recording

The Sony KDL-40R453 supports HDD recording. 98% of TVs do not support HDD recording.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The average motion interpolation frequency of all TVs is 450Hz, with the slowest being 50Hz and the fastest being 3,000Hz. The motion interpolation frequency of the KDL-40R453 of only 100Hz is slower than average when compared to most other TVs. It is in the slowest 16% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Mounting Kit

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

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Has a Wide Color Enhancer

The KDL-40R453 has a wide color enhancer. 95% of TVs do not have a wide color enhancer.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-40R453 supports parental controls, which is unusual. 87% of TVs do not support parental controls.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The Sony KDL-40R453 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), which is unusual. 78% of TVs do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Does Not Feature Local Dimming

The KDL-40R453 does not feature local dimming, although keep in mind that 76% of TVs also do not feature local dimming.

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The Sony KDL-40R453 does not have an ethernet port, unlike 65% of TVs which have an ethernet port.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony kdl40r453cbu, sony kdl40r453b

Barcodes:

04548736003767, 04548736003774, 04905524968033, 04905524969757

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