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Sony KDL-40R473
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Sony KDL-40R473 Qualified Recommendation
40" Direct-LED Flat Apr 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date
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One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site thought that this TV was good. gave this Sony TV a "Qualified Recommendation" award.

Sony TVs Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Sony televisions and also specifically for Sony mid-size TVs and found that in both cases Sony had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Has Six Smart Modess

The number of smart modes found on the Sony KDL-40R473 is more than most TVs that came out more than two years ago. This Sony TV has a Game smart modes, which is the most commonly found smart modes found on TVs of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-40R473. The smart modess "Cinema", "Personal", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this television.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

The Sony KDL-40R473 does not have a wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to the KDL-40R473 also do not have a wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also have a wi-Fi including the TX-L32E30[pl_30112_price], or the TX-40AS640[pl_2232477_price] both from Panasonic or the LG 47LB670[plb_2232214_price].

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Does Not Support Smart TV

Most mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the KDL-40R473 do not support smart TV. The KDL-40R473 is no exception to this as it too does not support smart TV.

There are a number of other televisions which also support smart TV which you might want to look at including the Samsung UN32EH5300[plb_403263_price], the LG 42LB730[plb_2233840_price], or the Salora 49LED9112[plb_2744944_price].

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Not 3D

The Sony KDL-40R473 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other televisions of this age and spec are also not 3D.

If you would prefer a TV that is 3D then you might want to look at the 42LW579[pl_326450_price], or the 47LB670[pl_2232214_price] both from LG or the Philips 48PFK6409[plb_2201783_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KDL-40R473 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

Other televisions which also have a built-in camera that you might want to consider include the TX-L47WTW60[pl_1974164_price], or the TX-47ASW804[pl_2382069_price] both from Panasonic or the Samsung UE46ES8000S[plb_1355897_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is the most frequently found tuner type on mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-40R473 do not feature OLED technology. The KDL-40R473 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

Across all the TVs of this type and age the motion interpolation frequencys range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of only 100 hertz, the KDL-40R473 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencys amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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Only Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

Most TVs of a similar age and spec to the KDL-40R473 have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys, including the KDL-40R473 which has two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The KDL-40R473 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity television.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-40R473

OK Running Costs

The energy efficiency classification of this TV is A. The KDL-40R473 has an average running cost of £100 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 670 similar spec televisions that were released more than two years ago.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to 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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Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the KDL-40R473 over three years ago.

Average Depth

With a depth of 76 millimeters, the Sony KDL-40R473 has a fairly typical depth compared to most of the other TVs of this age and type.

We compared all the other 76mm thick TVs to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the KDL-40R450B[pl_1562294_price], the KDL-32R423A[pl_1499633_price], and the KDL-32R420[pl_1543741_price] all from Sony is also worth considering.

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LED Backlighting Type
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Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Ethernet LAN
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Sleep Timer
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Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Card Reader Integrated
Parental Control
24p Support
LED Indicators
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Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
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Desktop Stand
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Quick Start Guide

1 Award Qualified Recommendation

Expert Reviews

24 September 2013

The KDL40R473A is outperformed in almost every aspect by the step-up Bravia W6 series. Although the VA panel on the Sony R4 was capable of reasonably convincing blacks (0.056 cd/m2) by LED LCD...

User Reviews

Reviewed 14 September 2013 by The Emperor

This is a very decent laptop for the price. It basically has everything that you would expect at its price level. Be warned it does run windows 8 but is not a touch screen. Personally I don't mind... Read more…

Reviewed 6 June 2014 by ANNA M. BAJERSKA
(Verified Purchase)

Brilliant product. I bought this for my auntie who loves this TV. It's just the right size for her flat and the quality is excellent...

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £97.75
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £99.58
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.49 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kdl40r473, kdl40r473a, sony kdl40r473
Barcodes 04905524915815, 04905524915822

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