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40" Direct-LED Flat Feb 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date
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Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this mid-size TV rated it as excellent.

Good Product Quality

Fifty-five Sony KDL-40R483 owners agreed that it was good quality. A Bennetts said on Amazon two years ago “Tv is great quality and great sound!” in their review of the Sony KDL-40R483. A.walsh wrote on Amazon “Excellent quality, sound and picture”. Adster94 wrote “The audio quality is always clear and crisp.I mainly use my TV for playing games” .

Good Stand

Several Sony KDL-40R483 reviewers who purchased it mentioned that it had a good stand. D. Swatman wrote “Tiny bezel, novel and very effective stand”. Leoastudillo mentioned “The frame/bezel on the screen is very thin and so is the stand”. Leoastudillo also mentioned “It's not a big problem if you are using the stand.”.

Good Picture Quality

A number of Sony KDL-40R483 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Sony KDL-40R483 had good picture quality. Adster94 wrote on Amazon two years ago “The picture quality is marvellous” in their Sony KDL-40R483 review. Andy Man wrote in his review on Amazon three years ago “The picture quality stood out better than any of the others” and rated the Sony KDL-40R483 as excellent. David Barrio said in his review of the Sony KDL-40R483 on Amazon “Very pleased! Picture quality is excellent”.

Eight customers who bought this TV wrote that it had good colour saturation. Brickylad gave this TV a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The colours are great” in their review. Rm/tm said in their review of this TV on Amazon “The picture quality is excellent, colours are strong although I found them a little flat until I came across the "vivid" setting on the picture menu”. Rm/tm also wrote “Colours were outstanding, blacks very solid”.

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Good High Def TV

Some people concluded that the product was good at displaying high definition TV. Angryoap mentioned in their Sony KDL-40R483 review “Having just upgraded from a 32" HD ready TV, Full HD on a 40" TV would be great to me anyway”. Angryoap also wrote “However, I use Freesat and the freesat remote will not adjust the volume on HD channels (it works fine on ordinary channels”. Bob (hove) wrote on Amazon “Nice to have HD”.

Smart TV Features Are Good

A few Sony KDL-40R483 reviewers agreed that the product was good for watching Freeview TV. Andy Man wrote “In fact I have just thrown away a working (with a free view box) sony (tube) set”. Leoastudillo wrote on Amazon “Freeview works flawlessly and it even has the ability to record the digital signal”. Two years ago Lord Ork said on Amazon “Great picture with Freeview HD, ideal for bedroom” in their review.

Several customers reckoned that it had good apps. Rm/tm wrote “My Tivo box has all the apps I need and is regularly updated by my service provider”. One person thought this TV was good for recording TV. Markthedoc wrote on Amazon “My only issue is with recording to external hard disk - it appears to be impossible”.

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Robust

A number of people wrote in their reviews that the Sony KDL-40R483 was well made. Two years ago Angryoap mentioned on Amazon “The stand could be better engineered”. Dutch wrote in their review of this TV on Amazon “The built in speakers are really good for speakers of this type” and scored the Sony KDL-40R483 80 out of 100. Jack Percival mentioned on Amazon “For content there's a Freeview HD tuner built in as well as some smart TV type functionality” in his review of the Sony KDL-40R483 and gave this TV a score of 4 stars.

Some customers who reviewed this TV thought it was strong and durable. Kmw mentioned three years ago “Metal stand which is strong and sturdy” in their review of the Sony KDL-40R483. Leoastudillo mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Feels sturdy when you carry it” and gave this TV a rating of 4 stars. Mitchell Goodman gave it a score of 4 stars and he said three years ago “It's sturdy enough” in his review of the Sony KDL-40R483.

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Easy to Use

A few Sony KDL-40R483 reviewers who bought the Sony KDL-40R483 agreed that it was easy to setup. D. R. Judd wrote on Amazon three years ago “Easy to set up and bright colours” in their review of the Sony KDL-40R483. Doug said “I bought this TV for my Mother (I already have the 40 inch version myself), they are straight forward to set up” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Jill from Reigate wrote in her review of the Sony KDL-40R483 “Fairly easy to set up” .

A few people who purchased the Sony KDL-40R483 agreed that it was easy to use. Goldfish scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “Easy to use and a lovely clear picture” in their Sony KDL-40R483 review. Jacqueline Scott scored it 5 stars and she said on Amazon two years ago “Found the new controller easy to use because the free view is built in the TV! I already have a Sony Bravia 40inch” in her review of the Sony KDL-40R483. James Bee gave the Sony KDL-40R483 a score of 5 stars and he wrote also two years ago “Another smart feature is I can use the TV remote it comes with (batteries not included, sadly) to control my ps4” in his review of the Sony KDL-40R483.

Three Sony KDL-40R483 reviewers said in their reviews that the Sony KDL-40R483 was easy to use the menus. P said on Amazon “As with many of these tv's today there are a lot of settings” and gave it a very good review. V. Wheeler wrote in their review of the Sony KDL-40R483 three years ago “The menu is so easy to navigate and you can play around with picture and sound settings very quickly” .

One person considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. One person who bought it wrote that it had a good interface. Dutch mentioned on Amazon “I would have liked that money to have gone on the user interface it's solid” in their Sony KDL-40R483 review.

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Good Size

A number of Sony KDL-40R483 reviewers who purchased the Sony KDL-40R483 reckoned that it was thin. Jack Percival rated the product 4 stars and he said on Amazon “The first thing that struck me about this TV on getting it out the box was quite how light and slim it is”. Two years ago Janet G. said on Amazon “40 inch slim line tv” in her review of this TV and rated the Sony KDL-40R483 5 stars. Kmw wrote in their review of this TV “It's a very stylish TV with a nice slim bezel and metal stand which is strong”.

A number of people concluded that the Sony KDL-40R483 was lightweight. Angryoap wrote two years ago “Is sufficient to hold the TV steady (it is surprisingly very lightweight” in their review of the Sony KDL-40R483. Dutch mentioned on Amazon “The set itself is really lightweight and looks really slick”. Jack said in his review of this TV on Amazon “Very lightweight and sleek looking”.

A number of Sony KDL-40R483 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was a good weight. J Healey wrote “I was amazed how light in weight it was compared to my earlier 32" Bravia models” in their review of the Sony KDL-40R483. Janet G. said on Amazon “Light weight great value for money” in her review. Lord Ork wrote “Good picture and light weight”.

Several people who purchased this TV reckoned that it was compact. D. R. Judd said three years ago “This is a nice compact flat screen TV for the bedroom”. The Lambanana scored the product 5 stars and said in their Sony KDL-40R483 review on Amazon also three years ago “The set itself, is thin and compact”.

One Sony KDL-40R483 owner who reviewed the product considered that it was heavy and bulky. Jack Percival wrote on Amazon “Once you've strapped on the stand it sits firmly upright - you don't need to worry about a heavy duty table to go underneath this one”.

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Good Connectivity

A number of Sony KDL-40R483 reviewers who bought the product reckoned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. J. K. Henry said “It only has 2 HDMI ports unlike”. Kejo wrote in their review of the Sony KDL-40R483 on Amazon “The only criticisms are [a] only 2 hdmi sockets and[b] when a wall mount is used the scart socket [if you need it] is covered up completely” and rated this TV 5 stars. Leoastudillo said in their review “There are only 2 HDMI ports on the back”.

A few Sony KDL-40R483 owners wrote in their reviews that the product was wifi compatible. D. Swatman mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Easy setup, other than WiFi to my router - I can't get that to work” in their review of this TV. Mitchell Goodman said in his review of this TV on Amazon “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”. Trevora said in their review on Amazon “Initially looks like it has Wi-Fi connectivity”.

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was good in terms of USB connections. Jack Percival mentioned on Amazon three years ago “The only other thing that saves the lack of catch up functionality is the ability to record programmes to an attached USB storage device - a nice to have” in his Sony KDL-40R483 review.

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Reasonably Priced

Some people who purchased it agreed that it was good value for money. Three years ago A. Beer scored the product very highly and mentioned “Great TV @ Great Price”. Adster94 wrote “Fantastic value high quality HD TV” in their review. Adster94 also wrote “This TV is excellent value”.

A number of customers who bought it wrote that it was cheap. Hkm9 wrote three years ago “Best budget TV”. Kejo said on Amazon “Excellent tv at budget price”. Rafael Martinez wrote in his review of the Sony KDL-40R483 two years ago “Overall good budget bravia line by Sony”.

A number of customers thought it was a bargain for the price. Two years ago Angryoap mentioned “Quality TV at a bargain price” in their review of the Sony KDL-40R483 and gave the product an excellent review score. James mentioned “Got this when it was very cheap” in his review of this TV. Rm/tm gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon three years ago “When I received this TV for review I wasn't expecting a great deal” in their review.

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Nice Design

Eight customers reckoned that the product was good looking. Jack Percival said on Amazon three years ago “Colours are well represented, even blacks which some LED sets struggle to show beautifully” in his Sony KDL-40R483 review. Jc90 said “The sound is pretty good to” in their review. Kmw rated it 4 stars and wrote “Feather light, stylish and great picture quality”.

A few Sony KDL-40R483 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was smooth. Rm/tm said “Sony's motion tech also makes the picture smooth and devoid of pixellation”. Scott Clayson wrote in his review of the Sony KDL-40R483 on Amazon “The picture is smooth, colours are vibrant” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

One Sony KDL-40R483 owner who bought this TV mentioned that it was a good design. Alexander said in his Sony KDL-40R483 review on Amazon “Great TV! Perfect picture, great design, well worth the buy”.

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Good Sound Quality

A few Sony KDL-40R483 reviewers who purchased the product thought it had good sound quality. Angryoap scored this TV 5 stars and wrote “Very good quality TV, sound & picture are great” in their Sony KDL-40R483 review. Bowler 1966 wrote “Excellent TV with clear picture and sound” in their Sony KDL-40R483 review. Two years ago Brickylad rated the Sony KDL-40R483 5 stars and said in their Sony KDL-40R483 review “The movement blur is minimal and the sound is good”.

Acceptable Noise Level

A few Sony KDL-40R483 reviewers who purchased the Sony KDL-40R483 agreed that it was quiet. Georgina Zawadzka mentioned in her review of the Sony KDL-40R483 “Only downside is the sound with the xbox, its very quiet”. Hkm9 gave this TV a rating of 5 stars and said “The speaker is a little bit quiet tho.” in their Sony KDL-40R483 review.

One customer who purchased it thought it was noisy. Three years ago Jack Percival gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned in his Sony KDL-40R483 review on Amazon “Thinner sets struggle to deliver adequate noise, particularly at lower frequencies this one doesn't suffer from those issues”.

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Good Remote Control

A number of customers mentioned that it had a good remote control. Peter King said on Amazon “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” in his Sony KDL-40R483 review and scored this TV 5 stars.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Sony is one of the superior television manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Sony also has good ratings for its mid-size TVs.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The KDL-40R483 has a wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec do not have a wi-Fi.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative TVs with a wi-Fi currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE32H6400[plb_2232460_price], the LG 42LB630[plb_2233841_price], or the Sharp LC-42LE761[plb_2368123_price].

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Has Seven Smart Modess

The number of smart modes found on the Sony KDL-40R483 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years. This TV has a Game smart modes, which is the most frequently found smart modes found on TVs of a similar type and age to the KDL-40R483. The smart modess "Cinema", "Personal", "Photo", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this television.

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Light

The weights of televisions of a similar age and type to the KDL-40R483 range from 3.7kg to 36kg, and the average weight is 10kg. At only 7 kilograms, the KDL-40R483 is fairly light compared to most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-40R483.

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14 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This Sony television received a rating of 40 out of 100 from expert review site Digital Versus. Experts don't rate this mid-size TV very highly.

Poor Support

A number of people who reviewed it wrote that it did not have good technical guidance. Three years ago Second Basses Rule the Wold! mentioned “The main complaint is that the Instruction 'Manual' is limited in the extreme” in their review of this TV.

Inferior Technical Features

One Sony KDL-40R483 owner considered that this TV did not have good features. Stan wrote on Amazon “The lack of Smart TV features helped drive the price down it seems without compromising picture quality” in his review of the Sony KDL-40R483.

Inferior Standard Def TV

One Sony KDL-40R483 owner thought this TV was not good at displaying standard definition TV. Mitchell Goodman said in his review on Amazon “The SD image quality isn't great”.

Does Not Support Smart TV

The KDL-40R483 does not support smart TV. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-40R483 also do not support smart TV.

There are a number of other televisions which also support smart TV that you might want to consider including the UE32H6400[pl_2232460_price], or the UE48H6400[pl_2232459_price] both from Samsung or the Sharp LC-42LE761[plb_2368123_price].

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Not 3D

Most TVs of this type and age are not 3D. The KDL-40R483 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you are looking for a TV that is 3D then you might want to consider the UE40C7000[pl_1661050_price], the UE32H6400[pl_2232460_price], or the UE48H6400[pl_2232459_price] all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Sony KDL-40R483 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as the KDL-40R483 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The KDL-40R483 has a greater number of image formats than most televisions of a similar spec and age to it. This television supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the KDL-40R483.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The Sony KDL-40R483 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the KDL-40R483 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The KDL-40R483 is a two HDMI ports quantity television. Most of the other televisions that have been available for more than two years have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the KDL-40R483 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Sony KDL-40R483 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Only Has Three Sound Modess

The number of sound modes found on the Sony KDL-40R483 is more than most TVs of this spec and age. This television has a Music sound modes, which is the most commonly found sound modes found on TVs of a similar age and spec to the KDL-40R483. The sound modess "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this TV.

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Fairly Thick

With a depth of 89 millimeters, the Sony KDL-40R483 has a fairly thick depth compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that have been around for more than two years. The thinnest depth of TVs that were released more than two years ago is 3.5mm, the thickest is 100mm, and the average depth is 61mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-40R483

Running Costs Are Average

The energy efficiency rating of this mid-size TV is A. The KDL-40R483 is typical compared to the other 668 comparable spec televisions that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the KDL-40R483 will cost £96 over 5 years to run.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions of this spec and age. 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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Released Over Three Years Ago

This TV has been on the market for over three years.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
24p Support
Motion Interpolation Technology
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
CardBus PCMCIA Slots Quantity
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Picture-and-Picture
Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Parental Control
24p Support
Clock Function
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
Swivelling
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption (max)
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Other Features
HDD Recording
Box Dimensions (W X D X H)
Weight (without Stand)
Skype

Expert Reviews

(1)
15 December 2014

We were expecting more out of the R483B. At first glance it looks like a simple clone of the Sony R473, but the screen panel has been replaced?and in this case, that's not a good thing. It has...

WiFi Direct, displays your smartphone or tablet's image onscreen
Semiglossy screen reduces reflections
Low contrast in Custom mode
Colour fidelity (dE 4.1)
Extremely narrow viewing angles
No motion compensation
Black uniformity across screen, potential clouding

User Reviews

(110)
Reviewed 26 June 2015 by Bernadette Thomas
(Verified Purchase)

Lovely TV. Electronic programme page is very slow. Plus you have to turn off the TV at the plug as it will not switch off with the TV button.

(Verified Purchase)

First tv that hasnt broken ( so far) quality is good not the best i've had but very good for the price ..like the set up of it easier than most, over all happy :).

Reviewed 19 June 2015 by Bob (hove)
(Verified Purchase)

Great tv, at very reasonable price.
Nice to have HD.
Exactly what I would expect from Sony. 10/10.

Reviewed 18 June 2015 by David Drew
(Verified Purchase)

It's light, with brilliant definition and sound quality. Everything you expect from a trusted name like Sony.

Reviewed 12 June 2015 by David W
(Verified Purchase)

Nice tv, great for the price i got it at, could have more gadget wise and i do still have some small issues with it but all in all i am happy with product ad very happy with the price i paid for it.

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Energy Rating
0.47T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.47 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kdl40r483, sony r480, kdl40r483b, sony r480b, sony p191022, sony p191022p, sony kdl40r483, sony kdl40r483b, sony kdl40r483bb, sony kdl40r483bbu, sony kdl40r483bbu40, sony kdl40r483bbu40l, sony kdl40r483bbu40le, sony kdl40r483bbu40led, sony kdl40r483bbu40ledt, sony kdl40r483bbu40ledtv
Barcodes 04905524965445, 04905524969740

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