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Sony KDL40R483BBU

£349.99
Sony KDL-40R483
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A very economical to run and bargain price 40" Full HD TV, good for watching films
40" Full HD No 89mm Feb 2014 A
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Sony KDL40R483BBU ( KDL40R483) 40Inch Bravia LED HD 1080p TV with Freeview HD
£349.99
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Sony KDL40R483 40-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Television with Freeview - Black (discontinued by manufacturer) and Sony HT-CT80 2.1 Channel Surround Soundbar and Subwoofer with Bluetooth/NFC Function Bundle
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16.9% APR for 12 Months
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Sony KDL-40R483 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with low running costs, we have ranked the Sony KDL-40R483 number 180 in 40 inch TVs, number 369 in best selling TVs and number 979 across all TVs.
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Reviews
201 Reviews
90
Value for Money
Excellent
67
Features
Good Features
68
Age
4 Years Old
84
Running Costs
£77 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 76?

It has outstanding user reviews but below average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 58%, based on 201 reviews. Hisense TVs also have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available. View the latest TVs 2018.
It has an efficiency rating of A, and its running costs of £77 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,306 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
Customers report it is reasonably priced, product quality and image quality.
This Sony TV has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Supports 24p
Supports Wi-Fi Direct
Easy smartphone screen mirroring with miracast
Stream online content via built-in wi-fi
See smoother, sharper images with motionflow XR
View and charge your smartphone with MHL
With dvb-t2 (digital terrestrial). - stream movies on the big screen
Full HD (1080p)
Wireless screen mirroring with mobiles and tablets
Smaller than average display diagonal
Only Full HD

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared the KDL-40R483 with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is very good for playing games, ranking number 230 in TVs for gaming. It is also very good for watching films, ranking number 411 in TVs for film as well being good for watching sport, ranking number 397 in TVs for sport.
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Watching Films
Very Good
68
Watching Sport
Good
72
Playing Games
Very Good

Sony KDL-40R483 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Poor Expert Reviews

TV expert review site Digital Versus scored this Sony TV 40 out of 100. The television expert review sites aren't convinced by this television.

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Excellent User Reviews

On average, based on 200 user reviews the average user rating of this television is outstanding. Over 79% of reviewers gave this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

13 owners thought it was good value for money.

Users Report Superior Product Quality

24 owners who reviewed the Sony KDL-40R483 considered that it was good quality.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

11 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had good picture quality and seven customers who reviewed it thought it had good colour saturation.

Customers Report Great Sound Quality

17 people who bought it reckoned that it had good sound quality.

Users Report That it is Robust

Three people who reviewed it concluded that it was well made and three customers said in their reviews that the product was strong and durable.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Eight customers said in their reviews that it was easy to setup and two customers said in their reviews that the product was easy to use.

Customers Report a Nice Stand

Five owners mentioned in their reviews that this TV had a good stand.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Five people who bought this TV considered that it was thin and two customers said that the Sony KDL-40R483 was lightweight.

Users Report Excellent Design

Four people reckoned that it was good looking.

Sony Has Very Good TV Reviews

We checked 3,350 user and expert reviews (including 1,813 verified purchases) for Sony TVs and found that on average Sony has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. 95% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Great Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £349.99 it is in the cheapest 27% of televisions.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

This television is rated A for energy efficiency, and the KDL-40R483 is typical compared to the other 4,306 TVs that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the KDL-40R483 is £77.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This television was released in February 2014.

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Features

Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of televisions is 13", the largest is 110", and the average display diagonal is 46". The KDL-40R483's display diagonal of only 40" is smaller than 65% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Only Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

Like most other TVs, the KDL-40R483 does not feature OLED/QLED technology. 98% of TVs do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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Not 3D

The Sony KDL-40R483 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that 75% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Thicker Than Average

TVs have thicknesses of between 1.7mm and 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm. The thickness of the KDL-40R483 of 89mm is thicker than average when compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 7% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The KDL-40R483 does not support Wi-Fi. 61% of televisions do support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Internet TV

Like most other TVs, the Sony KDL-40R483 does not support internet TV. 59% of televisions do not support internet TV.

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Lower Than Average RMS Rated Power

Televisions have RMS rated powers of between 2W and 200W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The Sony KDL-40R483's RMS rated power of only 16W is lower than 78% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequency of the KDL-40R483 of only 100Hz is in the slowest 17% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. Across all the TVs the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 450Hz.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-40R483 supports 24p. 85% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-40R483 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 73% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Does Not Support Picture-in-Picture

Like most other TVs, the KDL-40R483 does not support Picture-In-Picture. 94% of TVs do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-40R483 supports parental controls, unlike 87% of TVs which do not support parental controls.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony kdl40r483bbu

Barcodes:

04905524965445, 04905524969740

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