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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
+4 More reasons against
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.
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.
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
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.
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).