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Sony KDL-40R480
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Sony KDL-40R480

40" Direct-LED Flat Mar 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date
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6 Reasons For

Sony Has Good TV Reviews

Based on 1,312 expert and user reviews, Sony has good ratings for its TVs. Sony also has good ratings specifically within its mid-size TVs range compared to other manufacturers.

Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The KDL-40R480 has a wi-Fi. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years do not have a wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative TVs with a wi-Fi currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price].

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This television supports an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently supported wi-Fi standards on televisions of a similar age and type to it.

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3D Comb Filter

This television has a 3D comb filter, which is the most frequently found comb filter on similar spec televisions that have been around for more than two years.

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Has Eight Smart Modess

The number of smart modes found on the Sony KDL-40R480 is more than most TVs of a comparable age and type to it. This Sony TV has a Game smart modes, which is the most frequently found smart modes found on mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-40R480. The smart modess "Cinema", "Music", "Personal", "Photo", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this television.

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Light

The average weight of TVs of a comparable age and type to the KDL-40R480 is 10kg. The KDL-40R480 is one of the lighter mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago (only 7 kilograms) amongst TVs of this age.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV

The KDL-40R480 does not support smart TV. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support smart TV.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-40R480, the KDL-40R480 is not 3D.

If you are looking for a TV that is 3D then you might also want to consider the LG 42LW579[plb_326450_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KDL-40R480 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been available for a similar time to the KDL-40R480 also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a built-in camera and we think the UE46ES8000S[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only Supports Four Analog Signal Format Systems

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the KDL-40R480 is more than most TVs that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this TV. The analog signal format systems NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL and SECAM are also supported by this Sony TV.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The KDL-40R480 has a greater number of image formats than most mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as it. This television supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by televisions that have been available for a comparable time to the KDL-40R480.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

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

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to the KDL-40R480, the KDL-40R480 does not feature OLED technology.

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Only One Number of Tuners

The Sony KDL-40R480 is a one number of tuners television. Most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the KDL-40R480 have between one and seven number of tunerss.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

Across all the mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the KDL-40R480 the RMS rated powers range from 4W to 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W. At only 16 Watts, the KDL-40R480 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the KDL-40R480.

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Only Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Sony KDL-40R480 is a two HDMI ports quantity television.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the KDL-40R480 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Quite Thick

The thinnest depth of TVs that have been around for a similar time to the KDL-40R480 is 3.5mm and the thickest is 100mm. At 89 millimeters, the KDL-40R480 has a quite thick depth compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-40R480

OK Running Costs

This Sony TV has an efficiency rating of A. Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the KDL-40R480 will cost £96 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 668 TVs of a comparable spec and age.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs that were launched 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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Released Over Two Years Ago

This TV has been on the market for over two years.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Comb Filter
Noise Reduction
24p Support
Motion Interpolation Technology
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search
Auto Channel Search
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Analog Signal Format System
Number of Tuners
Smart TV
Internet TV
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
CardBus PCMCIA Slots Quantity
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Auto Power Off
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Child Lock
24p Support
Teletext
Supported File Systems
Design
Colour of Product
Heavy Metals Free
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
AC (power) in
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption (max)
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Depth
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Technical Details
Wi-Fi Certified

Expert Reviews

25 November 2014

Sony KDL-40R480B cz?sto porównywany jest z modelem z serii R450B. W zasadzie pod k?tem jako?ci obrazu oba telewizory zaoferuj? podobne wra?enia. Innym s?owy zadowalaj?cy obraz (w tym przedziale... Read more…

Compatible WiFi Direct, duplication de l'affichage d'un appareil mobile sur le tlviseur
Dalle semibrillante, peu de reflets
Przystpna cena
Dobra jako dwiku
Nagrywanie filmw na USB
Contraste dcevant en mode Expert
Colorimtrie perfectible (Delta E moyen mesur 4 1)
Angles de vision trop troits
Pas de compensation de mouvements
Le noir manque d'homognit, risque de clouding

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £92.94
Electricity cost when on standby £2.74
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Total running cost over 5 years £95.68
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Energy Rating
0.47T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.47 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
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 kdl40r480, sony r480, kdl40r480b, sony r480b, sony p191022, sony p191022p, kdl40r480bbaep, sony kdl40r483, sony kdl40r483b
Barcodes 04905524965377

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