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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
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].
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Only Two HDMI Ports Quantitys
The Sony KDL-40R480 is a two HDMI ports quantity television.
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.
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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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
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.
Released Over Two Years Ago
This TV has been on the market for over two years.
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LED Backlighting Type
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
1920 x 1080
Supported Video Modes
1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Screen Format Adjustments
4:3, 14:9, 16:9, Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 768, 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.47 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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