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Sony KDL40R483BBU

£349.99
A bargain buy and highly talked about 40" Full HD television
40" Full HD No No Feb 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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Sony KDL40R483BBU ( KDL40R483) 40Inch Bravia LED HD 1080p TV with Freeview HD
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Sony KDL-40R483 Review

Representing very good value for money but with low running costs, we have ranked the Sony KDL-40R483 number 143 in 40 inch TVs and number 906 across all TVs.
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201 Reviews
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Very Good
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Missing Some Features
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3 Years Old
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£96 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
54
Average

Why Has it Scored 55?

It has superb user reviews but below average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 58%, based on 201 reviews. Samsung 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 2017.
It has an efficiency rating of A, and its running costs of £96 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,375 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
Customers report it is fairly priced, superior product quality and great image quality.
This Sony TV is missing some features:
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED technology
Not 3D
Quite thick

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared the KDL-40R483 with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is mediocre for playing games, ranking number 434 in TVs for gaming. It is also mediocre for watching films, ranking number 633 in TVs for films as well being mediocre for watching sport, ranking number 768 in TVs for sport.
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Sony KDL-40R483 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This TV received a score of 40% from expert review site Digital Versus. It seems that experts really don't rate this television very highly.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this television rated it as outstanding. 87 reviewers (79% of all reviewers) gave this television the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

13 people who purchased the Sony KDL-40R483 wrote that it was good value for money.

Users Report Superior Product Quality

24 people said in their reviews that the Sony KDL-40R483 was good quality.

Customers Report Superior Picture Quality

11 customers who bought this TV considered that it had good picture quality and seven people agreed that it had good colour saturation.

Users Report Great Audio Quality

17 customers who purchased it said that it had good sound quality.

Users Report That it is Robust

Three customers concluded that it was well made and three owners who purchased the product said that it was strong and durable.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Eight customers said in their reviews that the Sony KDL-40R483 was easy to setup and two owners who reviewed the product thought it 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 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was thin and two people wrote in their reviews that the product was lightweight.

Customers Report Nice Design

Four people who purchased the product reckoned that it was good looking.

Sony TVs Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 3,186 user and expert reviews (including 1,171 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its televisions. 91% of those that bought a Sony TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Very Good 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 26% of TVs.

Price Has Gone Up by £20 (6%)

There was a cheaper price of £329.99 at Atlantic Electrics Ltd 38 days ago.

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Features

Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the KDL-40R483 of 40" is fairly average compared to most other televisions. It is in the largest 35% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Only Full HD

The display resolution of this TV 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 Technology

The Sony KDL-40R483 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

The KDL-40R483 is not 3D, although keep in mind that 74% of televisions are also not 3D.

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Quite Thick

The thickness of the KDL-40R483 of 89mm is fairly thick compared to most other televisions. It is in the thickest 8% of all televisions when sorted by this feature. Across all the televisions the thicknesses range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The Sony KDL-40R483 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of televisions also support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The KDL-40R483 does not have an ethernet port, unlike most other televisions. 64% of TVs have an ethernet port.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-40R483 supports parental controls, which is unusual. 88% of televisions do not support parental controls.

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Does Not Support Picture-in-Picture

The KDL-40R483 does not support Picture-In-Picture, although it is worth noting that 95% of TVs also do not support Picture-In-Picture.

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Supports HDD Recording

The KDL-40R483 supports HDD recording. 99% of televisions do not support HDD recording.

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Does Not Support Internet TV

The KDL-40R483 does not support internet TV. 61% of TVs also do not support internet TV.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-40R483 supports Wi-Fi Direct, unlike 72% of televisions which do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-40R483 supports 24p, which is unusual. 84% of televisions do not support 24p.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The KDL-40R483's motion interpolation frequency of only 100Hz is fairly slow compared to most other televisions. It is in the slowest 12% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. Across all the televisions the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of all televisions is 21W, with the lowest being 2W and the highest being 120W. The KDL-40R483's RMS rated power of only 16W is moderately low compared to most other televisions. It is in the lowest 22% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This TV was released in February 2014.


Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The efficiency rating of this Sony TV is A. The KDL-40R483 has an average running cost of £96 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 4,375 televisions.

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Product Identifiers

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04905524965445, 04905524969740

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