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Sony KDL-40R473

40" Full HD Direct-LED Flat Apr 2013
A
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date £99.58 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Good product quality
Reasonably priced
hdtvtest.co.uk Qualified Recommendation

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Reviews

One Industry Award

This Sony TV received a "Qualified Recommendation" award from Hdtvtest.co.uk.

Good Brand

We checked 1,413 expert and owner reviews (including 91 verified purchases) for Sony televisions and found that on average Sony has good reviews. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically for its medium display diagonal TVs. 94% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Good Product Quality

One customer concluded that it was good quality. Anna M. Bajerska said in her review of this TV on Amazon.co.uk “It's just the right size for her flat and the quality is excellent”.


Price

Reasonably Priced

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money. The Emperor wrote on Amazon.co.uk “This is a very decent laptop for the price”.


Power

Good Battery Life

One person wrote that it had a good battery life. The Emperor wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Battery life is adequate” in their Sony KDL-40R473 review yet they gave it a rating of 64.948413582877 out of 100.


Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec 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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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported display resolution on medium display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to it.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this TV, the KDL-40R473 is not 3D.

If you want a television that is 3D then you might want to look at the LG 42LW579, the Sharp LC-50LE651K, or the TechniSat TechniLine 40 which is also higher rated.

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Performance

Features Parental Control

The KDL-40R473 features parental control, as do most of the other televisions of this age and spec.

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Supports 24p Support

The KDL-40R473 supports 24p support, as do most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been around for a similar time to this television.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The Sony KDL-40R473 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to this TV also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony KDL-40R473 does not support Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this television do support Wi-Fi.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a Wi-Fi and we think the 42LW579, the 47LB731, or the 50LB561 all from LG which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The KDL-40R473 does not have an ethernet port, unlike most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Smart TV

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The Sony KDL-40R473 does not support smart TV features, unlike most of the other televisions that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Does Not Have an Internet TV Function

The KDL-40R473 does not have an internet TV function, unlike most of the other similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV which have an internet TV function.

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Audio

Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The KDL-40R473 has a quite low RMS rated power (only 16 Watts) compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than two years. The RMS rated powers of medium display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago range from 4W to 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 19W.

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Energy

OK Running Costs

This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A. The KDL-40R473 has an average 5 year running cost of £100 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 616 TVs of this spec and age.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Sony released the KDL-40R473.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl40r473, kdl40r473a
Barcodes 04905524915815, 04905524915822

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