Sony KDL-40R455
Sony KDL-40R455
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Sony KDL-40R455

A 2 year old 40" Full HD TV with inferior features
40" Full HD No No Feb 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date

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Sony KDL-40R455 Review

With low running costs and at over 2 years old, we have scored the Sony KDL-40R455 as follows for Summary.
Missing Some Features
2 Years Old
£104 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 40?

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 televisions 2017.
This TV has running costs of £104 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It is missing some features:
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED technology
Not 3D
Very slow motion interpolation frequency

Sony KDL-40R455 In-Depth Analysis


Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its TVs

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


Only Full HD

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

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Average Display Diagonal

The Sony KDL-40R455's display diagonal of 40" is pretty typical compared to most other televisions. It is in the largest 27% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most other televisions, the Sony KDL-40R455 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

The KDL-40R455 is not 3D. 74% of televisions are also not 3D.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The slowest motion interpolation frequency of TVs is 50Hz, the fastest is 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz. The KDL-40R455's motion interpolation frequency of only 100Hz is in the slowest 15% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Child Lock

The Sony KDL-40R455 has a child lock. 90% of TVs do not have a child lock.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The Sony KDL-40R455's RMS rated power of only 10W is in the lowest 11% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. TVs have RMS rated powers of between 2W and 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This TV was released in February 2015.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The KDL-40R455 is typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on adequate energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KDL-40R455 is £104.

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Product Identifiers

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

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