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Sony KDL40R483BBU

£349.99
40" Full HD Direct-LED Flat Apr 2014
A
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date £95.68 Electricity cost over 5 years
Reasonably priced
Good picture quality
Poor expert reviews
111 Reviews
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Reasonably Priced

Fourty owners who reviewed it considered that it was good value for money. Two years ago Mwansa Yumbe said on expert website Amazon “Fantastic picture quality, great sound, stylish design and brilliant price”. Neil Clarke gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote in his review of this TV “Great price for a great tv”. Three years ago Mr. Michael Crafts said “Excetional value and 5 star in every respect”.

Two people who purchased the Sony KDL-40R483 wrote that it was expensive. Three years ago Kmw mentioned in their review of this TV on expert review site Amazon “There's not as much brushed metal used in this TV like the more expensive Sony's.”. James said two years ago “Has most of the functions and ports of a far more expensive model and has an excellent quality screen” in his review of this TV and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.

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Support

Poor Technical Guidance

Two owners mentioned that the product did not have good technical guidance. Second Basses Rule the Wold! said in their review of this TV on expert review site Amazon “The main complaint is that the Instruction 'Manual' is limited in the extreme” but they still rated it 5 stars out of 5.


Reviews

Poor Expert Reviews

This TV received an expert rating of 40 out of 100 from Digital Versus. The television expert review sites aren't convinced by this television.

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 200 user reviews this television has a marvellous overall user rating. Over 79% of reviewers gave this television the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

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


Design

Nice Design

Six owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was good looking. Rose she wrote “Elegant and beautiful pictures on all ststions”. Sam mentioned “Love it totally, I am a Sony fan and I gotta say this screen is gorgeous” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Kmw wrote “Feather light, stylish and great picture quality” in their review of this TV and rated the Sony KDL-40R483 4 stars out of 5.

Three people who reviewed it concluded that it was well designed. Scott Clayson mentioned “The design and style are great” in his review of this TV. Alexander wrote on expert website Amazon “Great TV! Perfect picture, great design, well worth the buy”.

Two customers said in their reviews that it was smooth. Website Rm said in their review of this TV “The 100hz refresh rate, back lit led and Sony's motion tech also makes the picture smooth and devoid of pixellation”. Scott Clayson mentioned “The picture is smooth, colours are vibrant” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Fifty-five owners agreed that this TV was good quality. Nwelland mentioned three years ago “Fantastic Screen and Sound Quality, I Highly Recommend it!”. They also said “This TV is fantastic! The screen quality is amazing” in their review, and also wrote “My only criticism is the build quality although not terrible isn't great, its not really noticeable unless you are moving the tv”.

Robust

Nine people who reviewed this TV thought it was well made. Mitchell Goodman wrote “Although not a 'SMART' TV, this TV does include a Wifi Transmitter built in allowing for you to send files from say windows media player straight to the TV” and scored the product 4 stars out of 5. Three years ago website Rm said “It has a built in HD freeview tuner so those without SKY or Virgin can enjoy a plethora of standard”. They also wrote “Colours were outstanding, blacks very solid and contrast superb” in their review.

Five customers wrote in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Poppy Ann Miller wrote on expert review site Amazon “It has a sturdy, well-designed unobtrusive stand”. Mitchell Goodman mentioned on expert website Amazon three years ago “It's sturdy enough” in his review of this TV. Leoastudillo wrote “Feels sturdy when you carry it” in their review of this TV and gave the Sony KDL-40R483 a score of 4 stars out of 5.

Two customers who reviewed it thought it was easy to damage or scratch. Annie Hammett said “Tv that hasnt broken ( so far) quality is good not the best i've had”.

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Easy to Use

Twelve owners wrote in their reviews that this TV was easy to setup. Two years ago Nd Emery wrote in their review of this TV on expert review site Amazon “Very good picture easy to set up took 5 minutes”. Nwelland scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned three years ago “It looks great and was very easy to set up and use”. Rafael Martinez gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he said “Sound better than some other larger televisions out there and easy to setup and use” in his review of this TV.

Eight customers thought it was easy to use. Peter King mentioned on expert website Amazon two years ago “Superb television excellent picture and as you would expect with sony brilliant sound remote is easy to use this television was purchased for my bedroom very happy”. Three years ago Spooky89 gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this TV “The remote control itself though can be used to control a PS4/PS3 if you have one”. Second Basses Rule the Wold! said on expert review site Amazon in the same month “One very useful feature is the 'reset' command which is handy if you have dabbled a little too far in the settings - just select it”.

Three people agreed that the Sony KDL-40R483 was easy to use the menus. P wrote on expert website Amazon “As with many of these tv's today there are a lot of settings” in their review of this TV and scored this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars. V. Wheeler said on expert review site Amazon “The menu is so easy to navigate and you can play around with picture and sound settings very quickly” and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5.

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Energy

Running Costs Are OK

This TV has an efficiency rating of A, and the average 5 year running cost of the KDL-40R483 is £96 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 661 TVs of a similar age and type.


Audio

Good Sound Quality

Fourty-four owners mentioned in their reviews that this TV had good sound quality. Neil Clarke gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote “Great picture and sound”. Mr. K. Baker mentioned “The sound is ok tho it could be better”. Poppy Ann Miller scored the product 5 stars out of 5 and wrote three years ago “This Sony has no sound problems, as yet”.

Acceptable Noise Level

Two customers agreed that it was noisy. Poppy Ann Miller said “My main concern had been the sound quality as previous buys from Toshiba had poor sound and the noise of the vibration from the speakers was intolerable” and scored this TV a maximum of 5 stars.

Two owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was quiet. Three years ago Georgina Zawadzka gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and she wrote “Only downside is the sound with the xbox, its very quiet”. Hkm9 gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this TV on expert website Amazon “The speaker is a little bit quiet tho.”.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

Across all the televisions of this spec and age the RMS rated powers range from 4W to 1,000W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. At only 16 Watts, the Sony KDL-40R483 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Twelve owners said in their reviews that the product was thin. Three years ago Digitalversus.com said on expert website Digital Versus “It has catastrophically narrow viewing angles, half as much contrast”. Website Rm wrote in the same month “It's slim and even when attached to the stand” in their review of this TV. The Lambanana mentioned “The set itself, is thin and compact” .

Four owners who purchased it thought it was lightweight. Dutch gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and said two years ago “The set itself is really lightweight and looks really slick”. Also two years ago Angryoap wrote on expert review site Amazon “Is sufficient to hold the TV steady (it is surprisingly very lightweight” in their review of this TV and scored the product 5 stars out of 5. Leoastudillo mentioned in their review of this TV on expert review site Amazon also two years ago “The TV is very lightweight.”.

Three owners said in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Claire Francois rated it 80 out of 100 and she said on expert website Amazon “As it's too heavy for me”.

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Fairly Thick

The thinnest depth of TVs of this type and age is 3.5mm and the thickest is 100mm. With a depth of 89 millimeters, the Sony KDL-40R483 has a fairly thick depth compared to most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Features

Good Stand

Eight customers who reviewed the product wrote that it had a good stand. Leoastudillo wrote on expert review site Amazon “It's not a big problem if you are using the stand.” in their review of the Sony KDL-40R483 and rated it 80 out of 100. Lord Ork mentioned “Very light weight and stand easy to put on” in their review of this TV. D. Swatman wrote “Tiny bezel, novel and very effective stand”.

Good Remote Control

Two customers who reviewed the Sony KDL-40R483 agreed that it had a good remote control.


Display

Good Picture Quality

Twenty customers who reviewed this TV agreed that it had good picture quality. Mr. K. Baker wrote “The image quality is out standing crisp” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Paul Gregory scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this TV “This TV is awesome! Picture quality is amazing”. Mick Thomas said “Superb product from Sony, as expected! Excellent picture quality, easy set up” and rated the product 5 stars out of 5.

Seven people said in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Tony D. said in his review of this TV on expert website Amazon “Great sound quality, crisp colours and a lovely picture”. The Lambanana scored the Sony KDL-40R483 the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned on expert website Amazon “Crisp, detailed and captures the colours perfectly”. Sachin wrote “Colours are really bright and warm”.

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Good High Def TV

Seventeen customers who reviewed the Sony KDL-40R483 concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Mr. S. Gascoyne wrote “A full HD 40" TV with Freeview for” in their review of this TV. M Guy said two years ago “Good TV for HD” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Stan mentioned on expert website Amazon “Glorious HD Cat Videos in the Living Room” and rated it 4 stars out of 5.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for 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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Not 3D

Like most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for more than two years, the KDL-40R483 is not 3D.

Televisions which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the Samsung UE50F6400 (£349.99), the Philips 42PFT6309 (£349.99), or the Sony KDL-43W807 (£329.99).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to it.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The average motion interpolation frequency of comparable spec televisions that were launched more than two years ago is 310Hz. The Sony KDL-40R483 has a fairly slow motion interpolation frequency (only 100 hertz) compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV.

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40 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 40 inch TV.

We compared all the other 40" TVs to this television and we think because of its better review score, the Samsung UE40C7000WWXXC is also worth considering.

If this TV display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the 42LB6200 (£392.59) (42" and higher rated), the 42LF5610 (£294.99) (42" and higher rated), or the 42LF580 (£299) (42" and higher rated) all from LG.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the KDL-40R483 in April 2014.


Smart TV

Smart TV Features Are Good

Seven owners who bought the product reckoned that it was good for watching Freeview TV. Lord Ork scored the product 4 stars out of 5 and said in their review of the Sony KDL-40R483 “Great picture with Freeview HD, ideal for bedroom”. Leoastudillo gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote “Freeview works flawlessly and it even has the ability to record the digital signal”. M Guy mentioned in their review of this TV on expert review site Amazon “The picture quality on HD channels is superb, standard freeview not so much - it's a bit blurry”.

Two customers who purchased the product considered that it had good apps. Rm mentioned on expert website Amazon “My Tivo box has all the apps I need and is regularly updated by my service provider” in their review of this TV.

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Does Not Support Smart TV

The KDL-40R483 does not support Smart TV, unlike most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV.

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Does Not Support Internet TV

The Sony KDL-40R483 does not support internet TV. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age do support internet TV.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The KDL-40R483 does not support Wi-Fi. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this TV do support Wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also support Wi-Fi that you might want to consider including the Samsung UE50F6400 (£349.99), the Philips 42PFT6309 (£349.99), or the Sony KDL-42W705 (£349.99).

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The KDL-40R483 supports Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other televisions that are a similar age to this television also support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The KDL-40R483 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this TV.

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Performance

Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-40R483 supports parental controls. Most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to this television also support parental controls.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-40R483 supports 24p. Most of the other TVs that came out more than two years ago also support 24p.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The Sony KDL-40R483 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to this TV.

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Packaging Content

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The KDL-40R483 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released around the same time as this TV also have a desktop stand included.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The KDL-40R483 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this television also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony kdl40r483bbu
Barcodes 04905524965445, 04905524969740

Sony KDL-40R483 Review Sources

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