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Sony KDL-40R455
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Sony KDL40R455C

40" Edge-LED Flat Feb 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date
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4 Reasons For

Sony TVs Have Good Reviews

Mid-size TVs built by Sony have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all televisions (not just mid-size TVs) and found that Sony also has good ratings across its entire range.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

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Has Five Sound Modess

The number of sound modes found on the KDL-40R455 is more than most comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to it. This TV has a Music sound modes, which is the most commonly found sound modes found on mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the KDL-40R455. The sound modess "Game", "Movie", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this television.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This television supports a 1080p|480i|480p|576i|576p|720p supported video modes, which is the most frequently supported supported video modes on TVs that have been around for more than a year.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV

The Sony KDL-40R455 does not support smart TV. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-40R455 do support smart TV.

There are a number of alternative televisions which also support smart TV which you might also want to consider including the KDL-43W805 (£449.00), or the KDL-40R555 (£447.07) both from Sony or the Samsung UE40H6400 (£448.89) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-40R455, the KDL-40R455 does not have a wi-Fi.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a wi-Fi and we think the KDL-43W805 (£449.00), or the KDL-40R555 (£447.07) both from Sony or the Samsung UE40H6400 (£448.89) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The Sony KDL-40R455 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other televisions of this type and age are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a television that is 3D then you might also want to look at the Sony KDL-43W809 (£399.00) or the Sony KDL-43W805 (£449.00), or the Samsung UE40H6400 (£448.89).

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KDL-40R455 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also do not have a built-in camera.

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Expensive

After checking the price of 108 TVs that have been around for more than a year they range in price from £140 to £999. We think that this TV looks expensive compared to other TVs that have been around for more than a year.

Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-40R455, the KDL-40R455 does not feature OLED technology.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The KDL-40R455 has one of the lower RMS rated powers (only 10 Watts) amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The RMS rated powers of mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-40R455 range from 5W to 1,000W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-40R455

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this television was released.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs that have been around for 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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Average Depth

At 65 millimeters, the KDL-40R455 has a pretty standard depth compared to most of the other televisions of this age and spec.

Alternative TVs with a thicker depth that you might want to look at include the Panasonic TX-42AS600 (£419.00) (53mm and cheaper), or the LG 47LB561 (£423.69) (55.8mm and cheaper).

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
CardBus PCMCIA Slots Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
On/Off Timer
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Performance
Child Lock
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kdl40r455, kdl40r455b, sony kdl40r455, sony kdl40r455c
Barcodes 04548736003798, 04905524976731, 05054230953396

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Samsung UE48H8000 vs Sony KDL-40R455

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£ 699.00 £452.14
90% Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
Two More HDMI Ports
A Lot Higher RMS Rated Power
One More RF Port
£247 More Expensive
Energy Efficiency Rating is Lower

LOEWE Art 32 vs Sony KDL-40R455

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£ 699.00 £452.14
Higher RMS Rated Power
Three More Loudspeakers
Four HDMI Ports
One More USB 2.0 Port
£247 More Expensive
Inferior Energy Efficiency Rating

Samsung UE32H5500 vs Sony KDL-40R455

Samsung UE32H5500 vs Sony KDL-40R455
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£ 249.00 £452.14
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3.2kg Lighter
24kWh Lower Annual Energy Consumption
Energy Efficiency Rating is Better
8" Smaller Screen Size
Does Not Support Common Interface Plus
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