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Sony KDL-40R480

40" Full HD Direct-LED Flat Mar 2014
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Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date £95.68 Electricity cost over 5 years
Sony has good reviews for its televisions
Full HD
Supports Wi-Fi

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Reviews

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

We checked 2,235 expert and user reviews (including 459 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically within its medium display diagonal TVs range. 89% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Average Running Costs

This medium display diagonal TV has an energy efficiency classification of A. Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the KDL-40R480 will cost £96 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 661 TVs of a comparable spec and age.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the KDL-40R480 in March 2014.


Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on televisions of a comparable spec and 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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Not 3D

The KDL-40R480 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to this TV are also not 3D.

If you would prefer a TV that is 3D then you might want to consider the LG 42LW579, or the Samsung UE48H6700.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on medium display diagonal TVs that came out around the same time as it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as this television, the KDL-40R480 does not feature OLED technology.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with an OLED technology and we think the Samsung UE46H7000 (£929.99) is also worth considering.

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3D Comb Filter

This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is the most frequently found comb filter on comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to it.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

With a motion interpolation frequency of only 100 hertz, the KDL-40R480 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencies amongst televisions of this age. The slowest motion interpolation frequency of TVs that were launched more than two years ago is 50Hz and the fastest is 1,800Hz.

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40 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 40 inch TV.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 40" TVs currently available including because of its better review score, the LOEWE Individual 40 Selection Full-HD+ 100 DR+.

If you want a TV with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the LG 42LF5610 (£294.99) (42") which also has a higher rating.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The Sony KDL-40R480 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV also support Wi-Fi.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available including because of their better review scores, the LG 42LW579, or the Panasonic TX-47AS650.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-40R480 supports Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this TV also support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The KDL-40R480 does not have an ethernet port, unlike most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this television which have an ethernet port.

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Performance

Has a Child Lock

The KDL-40R480 has a child lock. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this TV also have a child lock.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-40R480 supports 24p. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this TV also support 24p.

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Smart TV

Supports Internet TV

The Sony KDL-40R480 supports internet TV. Most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to this TV also support internet TV.

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Packaging Content

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The KDL-40R480 has a desktop stand included, as do most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this television.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The KDL-40R480 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for more than two years also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Audio

Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of televisions of this age and type is 21W. At only 16 Watts, the Sony KDL-40R480 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that were released more than two years ago.

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Weight & Dimensions

Fairly Thick

The average depth of TVs that came out more than two years ago is 59mm, and the depths range from 3.5mm to 100mm. At 89 millimeters, the KDL-40R480 has a quite thick depth compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this TV.

Alternative televisions with a thicker depth that you might want to look at include the Philips 47PFL3188 (£379.99) (91mm).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl40r483b, sony p191022p, sony r480b, kdl40r480b
Barcodes 04905524965377

Sony KDL-40R480 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony KDL-40R480 review we compared this TV to 4,717 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,041,547 product attributes, 85,382 TV reviews and 3,802,500 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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