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Sony KDL-40R550
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Sony KDL-40R550

40" Edge-LED Flat Mar 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date
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4 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Television Reviews

On average Sony mid-size TVs have good ratings as do all TVs produced by Sony.

Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The KDL-40R550 has a wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that were released around the same time as the KDL-40R550 do not have a wi-Fi.

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Supports Smart TV

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the KDL-40R550, the KDL-40R550 supports smart TV.

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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 televisions of this type and age.

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4 Reasons Against

Not 3D

Like most of the other TVs of this age and type, the Sony KDL-40R550 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The KDL-40R550 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the KDL-40R550 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Two Analog Signal Format Systems

The KDL-40R550 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most TVs of a similar type and age to it. This television supports a PAL analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than a year. The analog signal format system "SECAM" is also supported by this Sony television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs that were launched more than a year ago, the KDL-40R550 does not feature OLED technology.

There are a number of alternative televisions which also feature OLED technology which you might want to consider including the Samsung UN50J6200[plb_2958294_price] which also has a higher rating.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony KDL-40R550

Running Costs Are OK

This Sony TV has an energy efficiency rating of A+. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the KDL-40R550 will cost £72 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 369 TVs of this age and type.

Released Over a Year Ago

This television has been on the market for over a year.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs of a similar age and type 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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Average Depth

At 65 millimeters, the KDL-40R550 has a pretty average depth compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the KDL-40R550.

Alternative TVs with a thicker depth that you might want to look at include the KDL-32R400C[pl_1573471_price] (65mm), the KDL-40R455[pl_2358440_price] (65mm), or the KDL-32R403[pl_2796469_price] (65mm) all from Sony.

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Display Diagonal
HD Type
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV
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+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Direct
Management Features
On/Off Timer
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Teletext Function
Colour of Product
VESA Mounting
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Kit
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £68.90
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £71.94
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Energy Rating
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.36 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kdl40r550, kdl40r550c, sony kdl40r550, sony kdl40r550c
Barcodes 04548736003538

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