Sony KDL-40R550


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Sony KDL-40R550

Sony KDL-40R550
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A very economical to run but 3 year old 40" Full HD TV, with good features
40" Full HD No 65mm Mar 2015 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
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Sony KDL-40R550 Review

With very low running costs but at over 2 years old, we have scored the Sony KDL-40R550 as follows:
Good Features
2 Years Old
Running Costs
£58 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

Hisense televisions have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better televisions are available. View the latest televisions 2018.
This TV has an energy efficiency rating of A+, and its running costs of £58 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,318 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Supports Wi-Fi
Has a mounting kit
Expansive library of endless
TV with xtra protection
Seamless connectivity
Share every precious moment
Clearer, more natural image details
Slim screen that fits
Only Full HD
Smaller than average display diagonal

What is This TV Best Used For?

Watching Films
Watching Sport
Playing Games

Sony KDL-40R550 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony Televisions Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 3,322 expert and user reviews (including 1,904 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its TVs. 95% of those that bought a Sony television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The energy efficiency rating of this television is A+. The KDL-40R550 has an average 5 year running cost of £58 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 4,318 TVs.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This TV was released in March 2015.


Only Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

TVs have display diagonals of between 13" and 110", and the average display diagonal is 46". The KDL-40R550's display diagonal of only 40" is in the smallest 29% of all televisions when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

The Sony KDL-40R550 does not feature OLED/QLED technology, although it is worth noting that 98% of televisions also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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Not 3D

The Sony KDL-40R550 is not 3D. 75% of televisions are also not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The thickness of the KDL-40R550 of 65mm is relatively typical compared to most other televisions. It is thicker than 37% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi


The KDL-40R550 supports Wi-Fi, as do 61% of televisions.

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Lower Than Average RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of all TVs is 21W, with the lowest being 2W and the highest being 200W. The RMS rated power of the Sony KDL-40R550 of only 16W is lower than average when compared to most other televisions. It is in the lowest 26% of all televisions when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Mounting Kit

The KDL-40R550 has a mounting kit. 91% of televisions do not have a mounting kit.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The KDL-40R550's motion interpolation frequency of only 100Hz is slower than average when compared to most other televisions. It is in the slowest 17% of all televisions when ordered by this feature. The motion interpolation frequencies of televisions range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 450Hz.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Sony KDL-40R550 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 73% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The KDL-40R550 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), unlike 78% of TVs which do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony kdl40r550cbaep



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